Events 2007

Jewish Book Week holds recordings of nearly 1000 of our past events. You can click on the boxes below to browse by festival year, or type in the fields to search for a speaker, event title or topic.

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Rubies and Rebels

Contributor(s): Susannah Heschel | Lynne Segal | Dina Rabinovitch

04/03/2007 - 5:00 pm

Continuing in the long tradition of Jewish women causing trouble Susannah Heschel, Julia Neuberger and Lynne Segal explored the impact of the Women’s Movement... read more

Yiddish Civilisation: The Rise And Fall Of a Forgotten Nation

Contributor(s): David Schneider | Paul Kriwaczek

04/03/2007 - 4:45 pm

David Schneider spoke to Paul Kriwaczek about his engaging and entertaining, though controversial book on the history of the Yiddish-speaking Jews. Why does he ... read more

Shared Histories

Contributor(s): Manuel Hassassian | Benjamin Pogrund | Paul Scham | Colin Shindler

04/03/2007 - 4:30 pm

There is no single history of the development of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there are always two narratives. The most prominent example is the event Pale... read more

Judith Kerr

Contributor(s): Judith Kerr  | Geraldine Brennan

04/03/2007 - 4:15 pm

In this rare event, the renowned children’s writer and illustrator Judith Kerr spoke about her life and work which has delighted and charmed generations of re... read more

Missing Kissinger

Contributor(s): Etgar Keret | Hephzibah Anderson

04/03/2007 - 4:15 pm

Etgar Keret’s short stories are fast paced and precise, hilarious and off-the-wall, they are also dark, sometimes violent, and often intensely poignant. T... read more

Purim Puppet Show


04/03/2007 - 4:15 pm

The Pomegranate Puppet Theatre performed their magical Purim show, ‘The Story of Esther’: an all –singing-all -dancing interactive version of the original... read more

Forgiveness and Retribution

Contributor(s): Judith Butler | Udi Aloni

04/03/2007 - 4:15 pm

Judith Butler’s book, Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence is considered her most impassioned and personal book to date. In it she offers ... read more

Passion: Travelling in Search of History

Contributor(s): Martin Gilbert

04/03/2007 - 4:00 pm

For more than fifty years, Martin Gilbert has been travelling the world in search of people and documents to illuminate his quest for Jewish historical facts an... read more

Michael Rosen

Contributor(s): Michael Rosen

04/03/2007 - 4:00 pm

Michael Rosen’s mother told him not to kvetsch, greps at the table or chup his soup. His father told him he was meshugge. His mother told him not to be a ... read more

Howard Jacobson in conversation with Peter Florence

Contributor(s): Howard Jacobson | Peter Florence

04/03/2007 - 3:30 pm

The seriously funny writer, our greatest British Jewish novelist, spoke to Peter Florence about literature, comedy, Jewishness and much more. The conversation w... read more

Gabriel Josipovici in conversation with Bryan Cheyette

Contributor(s): Gabriel Josipovici | Bryan Cheyette

04/03/2007 - 10:45 am

Gabriel Josipovici has been publishing fiction and criticism for close to forty years. Last year saw the publication of a substantial volume of essays, The Sing... read more

Reading Louis Jacobs

Contributor(s): Josh Cohen

04/03/2007 - 10:30 am

Rabbi Louis Jacobs was Anglo-Jewry’s greatest scholar. To mark his passing, a structured reading scheme has been set up in London, Chicago, Jerusalem and ... read more

The Seventh Gate

Contributor(s): Richard Zimler | Henrietta Foster

04/03/2007 - 10:15 am

In The Seventh Gate, the fourth volume of Richard Zimler’s series, Isaac Zarco, a distant relative of the 16th-century Portuguese kabbalist, becomes convinced... read more

Remembering Babylon

Contributor(s): Marina Benjamin | Naïm Kattan | Linda Dangoor

04/03/2007 - 10:00 am

Naim Kattan grew up in a multicultural Baghdad as did Marina Benjamin’s grandmother. A violent pogrom shook their world in 1941 and eventually 130, 000 Jews w... read more

I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

Contributor(s): Nora Ephron | Nicola Beauman | Mark Lawson

03/03/2007 - 10:45 am

Nora Ephron launched her book, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman, at Book Week. In this session Nora Ephron examined the indignities... read more

How to Write Children’s Books


02/03/2007 - 11:15 am

The prolific and much loved children’s writer and founder of Barn Owl Books, Ann Jungman explained how to write captivating stories and get published. read more