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Events 2006

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The Orientalist: Tom Reiss

05/03/2006 - 4:45 pm

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In The Orientalist, Tom Reiss tells the remarkable tale of Kurban Said, aka Lev Nussimbaum, a Jew with a passion for the Arab world and bestselling...
Morris Gleitzman

05/03/2006 - 4:30 pm

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Once there was a boy his parents tried to protect. Once he escaped to find them. Once story telling helped him su...
Hitler’s Canary: Sandi Toksvig

05/03/2006 - 4:30 pm

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The wonderfully witty writer and broadcaster, born in Copenhagen, told the story of her novel inspired by the true acts of courage of the Danish population u...
My Mother was a Bag Lady: Josiane Behmoiras

05/03/2006 - 4:15 pm

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Dora B and her eight year old daughter were expelled for vagrancy from France to Israel. Convinced that she was the victim of a conspiracy, Dora gradually lo...
The Truth, Nothing but the Truth

05/03/2006 - 4:15 pm

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In Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper, Laurel Leff examined the many decisions that were made along the ch...
Horrid Henry: Francesca Simon

05/03/2006 - 4:00 pm

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Horrid Henry is definitely not mending his ways! Find out more about his naughty adventures.


The Barrier: Isabel Kershner

05/03/2006 - 4:00 pm

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Isabel Kershner presented a riveting exploration of the impact of Israel’s controversial security barrier. She offered rich and insightful portraits of the...
Finding My Own Voice

05/03/2006 - 4:00 pm

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Judith Rotem’s journey took her from an Orthodox Hungarian lifestyle, through a concentration camp as a baby, to life on an Israeli moshav and later in the...
Taking (Up) the Tablets: Simon Baron-Cohen, Michael Bywater, Giles Coren, Anne Karpf and Piers Paul Read

05/03/2006 - 10:30 am

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They are shared by all the religions of the Book but how resonant are the Ten Commandments in our lives today? Even such apparently obvious ones like th...
Saturday Night Double Bill

04/03/2006 - 5:00 pm

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SESSION ONE : Suspense Jonathan Freedland presented Sam Bourne, the author of an exciting thriller set in the New York Jewish commu...
Secrets and Lies

04/03/2006 - 3:45 pm

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In the 1960s Carmen Callil visited the psychiatrist Anne Darquier and they forged a close bond, tragically broken when Anne committed suicide. Years later, C...
Tea Time Stories: ‘A Birthday in London’

03/03/2006 - 11:30 am

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ‘A Bithday in London’ A group of elderly German-Jewish refugees celebrate the birthday of one of t...
Elaine Feinstein and Amir Or

03/03/2006 - 10:15 am

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Poet and translator Fiona Sampson chaired this session which took us into the worlds of two very special poets. Amir Or combines the mysteries of the spirit ...
Poetry Translation Workshop

03/03/2006 - 10:15 am

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Poets and translators Elaine Feinstein, Amir Or and Daniel Weissbort led poetry translation workshops from Hebrew, Russian and French. People came and discov...
Delicious Travels

02/03/2006 - 11:00 am

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The multi-talented author spoke about her return to the countries of Turkey, Lebanon and Morocco in search of old and new recipes, and to find out how cookin...