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...
Reading Group: Imre Kertesz

05/02/2006 - 4:15 pm

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Fatelessness, the title of Imre Kertesz’s novel, refers to what he calls “the dreary trap of linearity”. Having to accept one event after the ...
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...
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.


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...
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...
The Art of the Graphic Novel: Marion Baraitser, Steve Marchant & Corinne Pearlman

05/02/2006 - 2:30 pm

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At the intersection of literature and art, the blending of high satire and low caricature, the graphic novel is an elusive genre. Propelled to new heights by...
Imre Kertesz in conversation with Evi Blaikie

05/02/2006 - 12:00 pm

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“Nothing has happened since Auschwitz that could reverse or refute Auschwitz. In my writingsthe Holocaust could never be present in the past t...
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...
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...
Thou Shalt Not Kill

05/03/2005 - 3:45 pm

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Who better than a thriller writer to explore the sixth commandment? Sara Paretsky launched her new book Fire Sale, which takes V I Warshawsk...
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...
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...
Matches: Ryan Craig & Alan Kaufman

02/03/2006 - 10:45 am

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Matches is the Israel Defence Force codename for a soldier: someone who strikes, burns and dies. Alan Kaufman, has written a moving novel based on his experi...
Meet the Author: Richard Aronowitz-Mercer

02/03/2006 - 10:45 am

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‘Amber is freighted with the weight of time and history.’ Five Amber Beads is the story of two men whose lives are woven together as t...
Tea Time Stories: ‘Wingate Football Club’

02/03/2006 - 10:45 am

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Clive Sinclair’s ‘Wingate Football Club’ story is an elegiac account of an English Jewish childhood. Exploring questions of diaspora Jewi...
Marx for the 21st Century

02/03/2006 - 10:30 am

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Radio 4 listeners recently voted Karl Marx the greatest philosopher of all time – a decision with which historian Eric Hobsbawm would not disagree. He disc...
Passions: Europe

02/03/2006 - 10:30 am

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Mark Leonard believes in Europe with a faith rarely seen in Britain. In Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century he challenges us to regard the Europe...
Meet the Author: Francesca Weisman

01/03/2006 - 11:30 am

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Nowhere’s Child A lawyer specialising in criminal legal aidwork, Francesca Weisman is the new name to watch in British crime f...
Tales from Two Ends of the Sephardi World

01/03/2006 - 11:30 am

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Cultural historian Hilary Pomeroy revealed the enchanted world of abducted princesses and  power-crazed kings of the ballads sung by Moroccan Sephardi women...
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...
Passions: Islamic Art

01/03/2006 - 11:15 am

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In the last 30 years, Professor Khalili has assembled 20,000 objects documenting much of the artistic production of the Islamic lands over a period of some 1...
The Christian and the Pharisee: Lord Carey and David Rosen

01/03/2006 - 11:15 am

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The ninth commandment –Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour – features large in the dialogue between Rabbi David Rosen and evangelical...
Ernst Gombrich: Monica Bohm-Duchen & Carl and Leonie Gombrich

01/03/2006 - 11:00 am

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Carl and Leonie Gombrich remembered their grandfather, the legendary Ernst Gombrich, author of the best selling art book of all time, the Story of Art...
Tea Time Stories: Jonathan Wilson ‘Dead Ringer’

28/02/2006 - 12:15 pm

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Set in America, a middle-aged man comes to terms with mortality – his own, his mother’s and that of his long-dead baby brother – a story full of mordan...
School Day: Morris Gleitzman, Joe Craig & Marion Baraitser

28/02/2006 - 12:15 pm

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Schools were invited to bring their pupils to meet Morris Gleitzman who spoke about storytelling, Joe Craig, exciting ne...
Dangerous Writing

28/02/2006 - 12:00 pm

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Is Shalom Auslander taking the name of God in vain when imagining Him as a big chicken? Is Naomi Alderman’s story of a lesbian relationship in Hendon blasp...
Meet the Author: Ben Markovits

28/02/2006 - 12:00 pm

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Either Side of Winter Set over the course of a year in Manhattan, four stories follow a group of characters whose lives are inextricably linked by cir...
Occidentalism

28/02/2006 - 11:45 am

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In his book, Occidentalism, Ian Buruma shows that the dehumanising picture of the West painted by its enemies is not a new phenomenon, though it ca...
Passions: Vasily Grossman

28/02/2006 - 11:45 am

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Vasily Grossman, author of Life and Fate, is considered one of the unsung geniuses of the twentieth century. Antony Beevor’s fascination with Gro...
Passions: The Pineapple

27/02/2006 - 12:45 pm

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Fran Beauman’s passion began with a childhood visit to the pineapple-shaped garden retreat at Dunmore Park in Scotland, and since then it has taken her acr...
William Frankel In conversation with Jenni Frazer

27/02/2006 - 12:45 pm

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The distinguished former editor of the Jewish Chronicle shared with  Jenni Frazer some of the anecdotes from his autobiography Tea With  Ei...
Tea Time Stories: Zvi Jagendorf ‘Strudelbakers 1951’

27/02/2006 - 12:45 pm

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A wonderfully funny and poignant portrait of a refugee couple making strudel as they argue about their life in 1950s London, as seen through the eyes of thei...
The Art of Authorised Biography

27/02/2006 - 12:45 pm

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Angela Levin who writes for the Daily Mail and has written biographies of Max Clifford and the Spencers, revealed how she persuades the rich and f...
The People on the Street: Linda Grant

26/02/2006 - 3:00 pm

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Linda Grant presented Israel as you have never seen it before. From the bohemian world of the Tel Aviv intellectual scene to the seedy underbelly of m...
Reading Group: Naomi Lightman

26/02/2006 - 3:00 pm

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Published in 1892, Israel Zangwill’s Children of the Ghetto became the first Anglo-Jewish bestseller. It documents, with affectionate honest...
Wandering Jews

26/02/2006 - 3:00 pm

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From Abraham, journeying from one land in search of another, to modern travellers, Jews have traversed countries and continents. Jeremy Leigh explored...
Angelina Ballerina

26/02/2006 - 12:45 pm

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Little girls put on their tutus and enjoyed a fun afternoon with Katherine Hollabird.


Composing a Nation

27/02/2006 - 12:30 pm

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ERETZ-ISRAEL [(Hebrew) – the Land of Israel, Palestine] was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity...
The Challenge of Shas

26/02/2006 - 2:45 pm

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Shas is the movement which changed fundamentally the relationship between religion, ethnicity and politics by leading a religious and ethnic revival among Is...
Meg Rosoff in conversation with Graham Marks

26/02/2006 - 2:45 pm

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Meg Rosoff is one of the most talked about authors in the world of teen fiction. Set in an indistinct future, How I Live Now...
Family Matters

26/02/2006 - 2:15 pm

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Mordecai Richler is one of Canada’s best known writers. His satirical fiction includes Saint Urbain’s Horseman and The Apprenti...
City of Oranges

26/02/2006 - 2:45 pm

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In an illustrated talk based on his book on Jaffa, Adam Le Bor told us the stories of six families from 1920 to today: the Christian Arab car-dealer; the Jew...
Meet the Author: Andrew Kaufman

26/02/2006 - 2:00 pm

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All My Friends Are Superheroes A heartbreakingly comic tribute to love, sweet love. All Tom’s friends are superheroes, he is even married to one. Bu...
Living Photographs: Intergenerational Workshop

26/02/2006 - 2:00 pm

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Celebrating 350 years of Jewish life in England, we embark on an oral history project involving families from across the Jewish community. Spoken word poet L...
Children of the Ghetto

26/02/2006 - 2:00 pm

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Children of the Ghetto is Israel Zangwill’s epic tale of Jewish life in London, published in1892, describing both the poverty of the East End and...
Mike Leigh in conversation with Mark Lawson

26/02/2006 - 1:45 pm

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Maverick director and writer Mike Leigh has had a huge impact on British cinema and theatre. Salford born, he loves to describe ordinary lives, achieving a b...
To Know the Other from Within

25/02/2006 - 3:15 pm

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In a mental climate such as this, the very act of writing a story or a poem – even if you’re not at that moment writing about “the situ...
Night and Fog and the Holocaust in Cinema

25/01/2006 - 3:15 pm

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Night and Fog and the Holocaust in Cinema ...
Bar Mitzvah Disco

26/02/2006 - 1:45 pm

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Remember your bar mitzvah? Not the important religious rite of passage but the party! This is what the authors of The Bar Mitzvah Disco hav...