Events 2012

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Meet the Author: Hillel Halkin: Melisande! What are Dreams?

19/02/2019 - 2:45 pm

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Melisande! What Are Dreams? is a first novel by the acclaimed American-Israeli author and translator Hillel Halkin, known for his essays and books of non-fic...
Ulysses Revisited

26/03/2012 - 4:45 pm

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For Howard Jacobson, James Joyce’s Ulysses is the greatest Jewish novel of the 20th century; for Henry Goodman the novel that hugely articulated and re...
Of Loss and Hope

26/02/2012 - 4:45 pm

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Here are two beautifully written and meticulously researched new novels. Alison Pick’s Booker-longlisted novel, Far to Go, is set in the months leading up ...
Road to Apocalypse

26/02/2012 - 4:45 pm

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A chance discovery in a Sussex chapel led Stanley and Munro Price to the fascinating but forgotten story of Lewis Way. In 1805, Way, a devout evangelical Chr...
A New Voice for Israel

26/02/2012 - 4:30 pm

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The leader of America’s pro-Israel, pro-peace lobby explained to Jonathan Freedland why he felt the need to fund J-Street. He comes from a family who were ...
Hope: A Tragedy

26/02/2012 - 4:30 pm

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Darkly hilarious, dangerously subversive and extraordinarily bold, Shalom Auslander delivered a hilarious and disquieting examination of the burdens and abus...
Jewry in Music

26/02/2012 - 4:30 pm

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Michael Portillo discussed David Conway’s new book Jewry in Music with the author, accompanied by live musical illustrations by Mark Viner (piano) and Clau...
Israel After the Arab Spring

26/02/2012 - 4:15 pm

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Will the Arab Spring lead to peace between Israel and its neighbours, or does it mean perpetual war? Is what we’ve been seeing really an Arab Spring, o...
Proust Among The Nations

26/02/2012 - 4:15 pm

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In her book, Proust Among the Nations – from Dreyfus to the Middle East, Jacqueline Rose takes her far-reaching and often controversial analysis of the Mid...
Daniel Stein: Interpreter

26/02/2012 - 9:45 am

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Ludmila Ulitskaya came from Russia to talk about her extraordinary novel, Daniel Stein, Interpreter. Based on the real life story of Oswald Rufeisen who mira...
Protocols of Prague

26/02/2012 - 9:45 am

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David Aaronovitch interviewed Umberto Eco about his brilliant historical novel The Prague Cemetery set in 19th Europe, from Turin to Prague to Paris, at a ti...
Jewish European Heritage in the Age of Diasporas

26/02/2012 - 9:30 am

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Zygmunt Bauman took us on a sweeping tour of the history of European Jews and their search for a place. He placed back the birth of Zionism in its context, a...
Pantheon

26/02/2012 - 9:30 am

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The novel by Jonathan Freedland – written under the pseudonym Sam Bourne – Pantheon, is set in the Oxford and Yale of 1940. It follows an Oxford acad...
Jewish Legions

26/02/2012 - 9:30 am

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In We Are Coming, Unafraid: The Jewish Legions and the Promised Land in the First World War, Michael Keren tells the little-known story of three all-Jewish b...
Israel and the European Left

26/02/2012 - 9:30 am

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Why has the European Left become so antagonistic towards Israel? Is such antagonism in opposition to the policies of successive Israeli governments? Or, is i...