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Events 2007

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Rubies and Rebels

04/03/2007 - 5:00 pm

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Continuing in the long tradition of Jewish women causing trouble Susannah Heschel, Julia Neuberger and Lynne Segal explored the impact of the Women’s Movem...
Yiddish Civilisation: The Rise And Fall Of a Forgotten Nation

04/03/2007 - 4:45 pm

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

04/03/2007 - 4:30 pm

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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 P...
Judith Kerr

04/03/2007 - 4:15 pm

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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...
Missing Kissinger

04/03/2007 - 4:15 pm

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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...
Purim Puppet Show

04/03/2007 - 4:15 pm

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The Pomegranate Puppet Theatre performed their magical Purim show, ‘The Story of Esther’: an all –singing-all -dancing interactive version of the origi...
Forgiveness and Retribution

04/03/2007 - 4:15 pm

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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 offe...
Passion: Travelling in Search of History

04/03/2007 - 4:00 pm

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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...
Michael Rosen

04/03/2007 - 4:00 pm

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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...
Howard Jacobson in conversation with Peter Florence

04/03/2007 - 3:30 pm

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The seriously funny writer, our greatest British Jewish novelist, spoke to Peter Florence about literature, comedy, Jewishness and much more. The conversatio...
Gabriel Josipovici in conversation with Bryan Cheyette

04/03/2007 - 10:45 am

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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 S...
Reading Louis Jacobs

04/03/2007 - 10:30 am

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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 a...
The Seventh Gate

04/03/2007 - 10:15 am

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

04/03/2007 - 10:00 am

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

03/03/2007 - 10:45 am

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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 indignit...