Events 2003

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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Writing Music: Norman Lebrecht

Contributor(s): Norman Lebrecht | Steven Isserlis

09/03/2019 - 4:30 pm

In a lively and good-natured session, Norman Lebrecht, novelist and one of Britain’s best known commentators on classical music, discussed with Steven Iss... read more

Desert Island Books: Howard Jacobson

Contributor(s): Howard Jacobson | Vanessa Feltz

09/03/2003 - 8:00 pm

In a light-hearted and often hilarious finale to Book Week 2003, Howard Jacobson, acclaimed novelist and master of irreverent comedy, revealed to Vanessa Feltz ... read more

Engrossed in Grossman: David Grossman

Contributor(s): David Grossman | Linda Grant

09/03/2003 - 8:00 pm

“I think it is so important to write about the person, to redeem the person there and to remind us writers and readers that life is so much more complicated t... read more

Everything is Illuminated

Contributor(s): Jonathan Safran Foer | Peter Florence

09/03/2003 - 4:30 pm

In this session, Peter Florence discussed literature and celebrity with America’s newest literary wunderkind. Jonathan Safran Foer’s debut novel, Every... read more

Double Dutch – in Translation: Marcel Möring

Contributor(s): Marcel Möring | Amanda Hopkinson

09/03/2003 - 2:15 pm

In Britain, Dutch Jewish literature has often been perceived as beginning and ending with The Diary of Anne Frank. ‘Double Dutch’ presented an insight into ... read more

Making a Difference: Edie Friedman, Anne Karpf Trevor Phillips and Stephen Twigg

Contributor(s): Stephen Twigg | Trevor Phillips | Anne Karpf

09/03/2003 - 2:00 pm

To mark the launch of their new education pack Making a Difference: Promoting Race Equality in Secondary Schools, Youth Groups and Adult Education – a Je... read more

Interrupting Auschwitz: Josh Cohen

Contributor(s): Josh Cohen | Jacqueline Rose

09/03/2003 - 1:00 pm

Hitler, wrote Theodor Adorno, imposed a ‘new categorical imperative on humankind to arrange thoughts and actions so that Auschwitz will not repeat itself.... read more

From Madness to Art: Alona Kimchi

Contributor(s): Alona Kimchi

07/03/2003 - 6:15 pm

Alona Kimchi was born in 1968 in Russia and came to Israel with her family in 1972. Her two books in Ivrit have won many awards; this is the first to be transla... read more

Murder at Jewish Book Week: Kinky Friedman

Contributor(s): Kinky Friedman

06/03/2003 - 8:30 pm

This session featured a heady brew of anecdotes, question and answer sessions and renditions of songs such as Ride ‘Em Jewboy, somehow marshalled by JC... read more

History on Trial


06/03/2003 - 1:15 pm

Richard Evans in conversation with Anthony Julius discussed how the legal system and the courtroom shape our knowledge and understanding of Holocaust history. read more

Healing the World: Noreena Hertz, Justice Albie Sachs

Contributor(s): Noreena Hertz | Justice Albie Sachs | Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet

05/03/2003 - 8:30 pm

Do Jews have a particular responsibility to enact Tikkun olam, healing the world? In this session, Dr Noreena Hertz, leading anti-globalisation advocate, and J... read more

My Bible: Jonathan Sacks

Contributor(s): Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks | Anne Webber

05/03/2003 - 7:30 pm

In this session, the Chief Rabbi Professor Jonathan Sacks marked the launch of The Chief Rabbi’s Haggadah with a characteristic display of intellectual vibr... read more

Innocence, Memory and Experience: Eva Figes and Ruth Kluger

Contributor(s): Eva Figes | Ruth Kluger

05/03/2003 - 6:15 pm

In this absorbing and brilliant session, Eva Hoffman explored the extraordinary narratives of two authors, their complex relationships with the women in their f... read more

Literary Lunch: Robert Winston

Contributor(s): Robert Winston

05/03/2003 - 1:00 pm

Are science and religion always destined to come into conflict? What are the ethical implications of new developments in biology and medicine? How should halac... read more

Close Encounters

Contributor(s): Eilat Negev

04/03/2003 - 4:00 pm

Israeli writer and journalist Eilat Negev penetrated behind the public image of major Israeli writers. read more

Autobiographical Imaginings: Michal Bat Adam

Contributor(s): Eilat Negev

04/03/2003 - 1:30 pm

Michal Bat Adam, in conversation with Eilat Negev, explored the relationship between her life and her work as a writer and film maker. read more