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Powerful Intergenerational Love Stories

Sarit Yishai-Levi, Gerald Jacobs

26/02/2017 2:00 pm

Sarit Yishai-Levi’s dazzling The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is a bestselling novel of stories told and untold, following four generations of a Jerusalem Sephardi family through times of dramatic change. Gerald Jacobs’ Nine Love Letters, based on true events, is the tale of two families who flee their homes in Baghdad and Budapest to seek safety in England. As they deal with the challenges, upheavals and horrors of the Holocaust, their fates become intertwined after an unlikely twist of fate. The authors discuss their books with Baroness Rabbi Julia Neuberger.

Sarit Yishai-Levi

Sarit Yishai-Levi is a journalist and author whose first novel, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem, received the Publishers Association\'s Gold and Platinum Prizes and the Steimatzky Prize for best selling book of the year.

Gerald Jacobs

Gerald Jacobs is literary editor of The Jewish Chronicle. He has contributed to most major UK publications, including The Timesand the FT. He is the author of the first authorised biography of Judi Dench and the bestselling Sacred Games.

Rabbi Julia Neuberger

Rabbi Julia Neuberger is Senior Rabbi at West London Synagogue, and was the second woman rabbi in the UK, the first to have a congregation of her own worldwide. She is a cross bench member of the House of Lords and a social commentator, writing and broadcasting on a variety of social and religious issues.