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Events 2009

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Get out of my Life…. But first take me and Alex into town

01/03/2009 - 2:45 pm

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Suzanne Franks and Rebecca Abrams explored the mysterious world of teenagers and gave parents some tips on how to survive the period, remain sane and still l...
Pursuing Justice

01/03/2009 - 2:45 pm

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Thomas Buergenthal is a truly remarkable man, now one of the 15 judges at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, responsible for trying war crimina...
Major Farran’s Hat

01/03/2009 - 2:15 pm

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David Cesarani discussed his groundbreaking new book about the brutal murder of Jewish activist Alexander Rubowitz in Palestine in May 1947. Reading l...
The Arvon Foundation for Creative Writing Writers Surgeries

01/03/2009 - 2:00 pm

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JBW 2009 hosted Six Exclusive one on one 50 minute sessions with Tiffany Murray, experienced Arvon tutor and well known writer. Participants brought a proble...
Masters of Irony

01/03/2009 - 2:00 pm

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Alessandro Piperno’s books have been described as post-Primo Levi literature. His novel,The Worst Intentions, is an irreverent description of 3 generations...
Who Will Write Our History?

01/03/2009 - 12:45 pm

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Hailed by the New Republic as possibly “the most important book of history that anyone will ever read”, Who Will Write Our History? tells the astounding ...
A Disappearing Number

01/03/2009 - 12:30 pm

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There are many theories about the origins of the various Jewish communities in India but fewer about their slow dissapearance, which can be attributed to int...
Omega Minor

01/03/2009 - 12:30 pm

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Paul Verhaeghen received the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for his truly amazing novelOmega Minor, an exploration of the world of Nazis and Neo-Nazis ali...
The Yiddish Cabaret

01/03/2009 - 12:30 pm

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Opening with a melange of memoir, twisted folktale and a Yiddish lesson from one of the pioneering figures in the North American storytelling revival, Michae...
Tales of Everyday Craziness

01/03/2009 - 12:15 pm

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Award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson is fascinated by the irrational. He has exposed the outright lunacy of some of the world’s mo...
The Scribe Who Wouldn’t Scribble

01/03/2009 - 12:15 pm

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The townsfolk of Kfar Milim are soon to be opening a Grand Synagogue. They need a new Torah scroll and want no one other than local legend, scribe Rav Katav ...
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

01/03/2009 - 12:00 pm

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We spend much of our lives at work – but surprisingly little gets written about what makes work both one of the most exciting and most painful of all our a...
In the Name of Love

01/03/2009 - 12:00 pm

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Aaron Ben Zeev examined the dark side of romantic love. Disappointed ideals can mutate into frenzied violence and abandoned lovers resort to murder rather th...
Friendly Fire

01/03/2009 - 11:45 am

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At the core of Yehoshua’s novel, Friendly Fire, is the pointless death of a young soldier, the actual meaning of military terminology and the devastati...
Writing children’s books

01/03/2009 - 11:45 am

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This session was aimed at anyone who would like to write for children. The workshop outlined ways of getting your story on to the page and also discussed how...