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Events 2005

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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Freud, Psychoanalysis and Anti-Semitism

Contributor(s): Stephen Frosh

26/05/2005 - 6:00 pm

Stephen Frosh is Pro-Vice-Master of Birkbeck, with responsibility for Teaching and Learning. His work focuses on the psychological, social and cultural applicat... read more

Meet the Author: Dan Peltz

Contributor(s): Dan Peltz

13/03/2005 - 4:30 pm

Out of the Blue is the compelling story of the elderly daughter of prewar Parisian art dealers, whose chance encounter with a Picasso masterpiece looted by the... read more

Nice Jewish Gurus

Contributor(s): Irma Kurtz | Lynne Franks | Carole Caplin | Naomi Gryn

13/03/2005 - 3:00 pm

From agony aunts to lifestyle gurus, the Jewish commitment to self-improvement and fulfilment cannot be underestimated. Irma Kurtz is one of Britain’s lea... read more

A Question of Zion

Contributor(s): Jacqueline Rose | D D Guttenplan 

13/03/2005 - 2:15 pm

Although Israel barely leaves the front page, notes Jacqueline Rose, the complexity of Zionism itself is hardly ever explored. Zionism is founded on the legitim... read more

Inside Anne Frank’s House

Contributor(s): Peter Mayer | Rian Verhoeven

13/03/2005 - 12:00 pm

Peter Mayer and Rian Verhoeven from the Anne Frank Museum spoke about Anne’s inspirational story and read from her diary in this fascinating event. Mayer ... read more

Hebrew Language Session

Contributor(s): Etgar Keret

13/03/2005 - 11:00 am

Etgar Keret’s latest collection of short stories, The Nimrod Flip-Out (2005), confirms his reputation as Israel’s bestselling young writer and new... read more

A Telling Time

Contributor(s): Susannah York

13/03/2005 - 10:00 am

For the launch of the UK publication of A Telling Time by famous children’s author Irene Watts, actress Susannah York read from this enchanting book whi... read more

Great Writers of the 20th Century: Adam Thirlwell on Isaac Bashevis Singer

Contributor(s): Adam Thirlwell | David Schneider

13/03/2005 - 9:45 am

When Nobel Prize-winner Isaac Bashevis Singer died in 1991 aged 87, he was already a canonical American writer. Yet Singer never wrote in English, although he d... read more

Anthony Sher in conversation with Nick Hern

Contributor(s): Anthony Sher | Nick Hern

13/03/2005 - 9:45 am

Antony Sher is one of Britain’s most brilliant actors and authors. Since moving to England in 1968 from his native Cape Town, he has excelled in a huge ra... read more

The Jewish Question

Contributor(s): Alain Finkielkraut | Alain Bornstein

12/03/2005 - 12:15 am

Are we living through a resurgence of antisemitism? Is it connected to Israel, and if so, how? And how deeply entrenched is it in Jewish identity? Anthony Juliu... read more

Dan Jacobson In conversation with Stanley Price

Contributor(s): Dan Jacobson

10/03/2005 - 10:45 am

Dan Jacobson is one of Britain’s most eminent writers with a string of awards to his name. Here he discussed his life in writing and launched his then new boo... read more

American Tales: Bernard Malamud, ‘Angel Levine’

Contributor(s): Daniel Hart

10/03/2005 - 10:30 am

This fantastical moral allegory, published in 1955, tells the story of a down-on-his-luck tailor who thinks his prayers have been answered when he is visited by... read more

Passions: Jews

Contributor(s): Howard Jacobson

10/03/2005 - 10:30 am

Described as Britain’s “funniest living writer”, Howard Jacobson explored his passion for Jews and Jewishness in his latest novel, The Making of Henry (... read more

Apprehending Eichmann

Contributor(s): David Cesarani | Lisa Appignanesi | Hanna Yablonka

10/03/2005 - 10:30 am

David Cesarani’s Eichmann: His Life and Crimes (2004) is the first account of Eichmann’s life since the aftermath of his dramatic capture and trial by the... read more

The Ethics of Biography

Contributor(s): Tom Bower | Michael Freedland | Anne Sebba | Michael Goldfarb | Tom Sutcliffe

10/03/2005 - 10:15 am

Biography is one of the great literary growth areas, reaching a huge number of readers. But how do authors deal with the scandals, rivalries, secrets and lies t... read more

A Rose for Reuben

Contributor(s): Robert Rietti

09/03/2005 - 11:15 am

Over many years, the renowned actor and broadcaster Robert Rietti collected remarkable true stories full of surprising tenderness and hope and examples of lives... read more