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Events 2003

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Writing Music: Norman Lebrecht

09/03/2019 - 4:30 pm

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In a lively and good-natured session, Norman Lebrecht, novelist and one of Britain’s best known commentators on classical music, discussed with Steven ...
Desert Island Books: Howard Jacobson

09/03/2003 - 8:00 pm

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In a light-hearted and often hilarious finale to Book Week 2003, Howard Jacobson, acclaimed novelist and master of irreverent comedy, revealed to Vanessa Fel...
Engrossed in Grossman: David Grossman

09/03/2003 - 8:00 pm

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“I think it is so important to write about the person, to redeem the person there and to remind us writers and readers that life is so much more complicate...
Everything is Illuminated

09/03/2003 - 4:30 pm

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In this session, Peter Florence discussed literature and celebrity with America’s newest literary wunderkind. Jonathan Safran Foer’s debut ...
Double Dutch – in Translation: Marcel Möring

09/03/2003 - 2:15 pm

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In Britain, Dutch Jewish literature has often been perceived as beginning and ending with The Diary of Anne Frank. ‘Double Dutch’ presented an i...
Making a Difference: Edie Friedman, Anne Karpf Trevor Phillips and Stephen Twigg

09/03/2003 - 2:00 pm

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To mark the launch of their new education pack Making a Difference: Promoting Race Equality in Secondary Schools, Youth Groups and Adult Education ̵...
Interrupting Auschwitz: Josh Cohen

09/03/2003 - 1:00 pm

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Hitler, wrote Theodor Adorno, imposed a ‘new categorical imperative on humankind to arrange thoughts and actions so that Auschwitz will not repeat itse...
From Madness to Art: Alona Kimchi

07/03/2003 - 6:15 pm

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Alona Kimchi was born in 1968 in Russia and came to Israel with her family in 1972. Her two books in Ivrit have won many awards; this is the first to be tran...
Murder at Jewish Book Week: Kinky Friedman

06/03/2003 - 8:30 pm

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This session featured a heady brew of anecdotes, question and answer sessions and renditions of songs such as Ride ‘Em Jewboy, somehow marsha...
History on Trial

06/03/2003 - 1:15 pm

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Richard Evans in conversation with Anthony Julius discussed how the legal system and the courtroom shape our knowledge and understanding of Holocaust history...
Healing the World: Noreena Hertz, Justice Albie Sachs

05/03/2003 - 8:30 pm

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Do Jews have a particular responsibility to enact Tikkun olam, healing the world? In this session, Dr Noreena Hertz, leading anti-globalisation adv...
My Bible: Jonathan Sacks

05/03/2003 - 7:30 pm

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In this session, the Chief Rabbi Professor Jonathan Sacks marked the launch of The Chief Rabbi’s Haggadah with a characteristic display of intel...
Innocence, Memory and Experience: Eva Figes and Ruth Kluger

05/03/2003 - 6:15 pm

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In this absorbing and brilliant session, Eva Hoffman explored the extraordinary narratives of two authors, their complex relationships with the women in thei...
Literary Lunch: Robert Winston

05/03/2003 - 1:00 pm

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Are science and religion always destined to come into conflict? What are the ethical implications of new developments in biology and medicine? How should ...
Close Encounters

04/03/2003 - 4:00 pm

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Israeli writer and journalist Eilat Negev penetrated behind the public image of major Israeli writers.