Events 2004

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The Language of Others: Hélène Cixous, Jacques Derrida

01/03/2005 - 11:00 am

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Jacques Derrida and Hélène Cixous are two of the world’s most celebrated figures in the fields of philosophy and literature. Both occupy crucial po...
Reading Group: Shelley Weiner

07/03/2004 - 3:00 pm

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Jewish Book Week presented two opportunities to experience a reading group. Hosted by author Shelley Weiner. On 7 March the group...
Fables from the Distant Past: Raphael Loewe

07/03/2004 - 3:00 pm

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Isaac Ibn Sahula’s fables in Meshal haqadmoni comprise a series of debates, rich in contemporary satire, placed in ...
Behind the Gossamer Wall: Micheal O’Siadhail

07/03/2004 - 3:00 pm

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The Gossamer Wall (2002) is a collection of poetry that bears witness to the trauma of the Holocaust. The result of many years of immer...
Mourning a Lost Father: Avraham Balaban

07/03/2004 - 3:00 pm

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Avraham Balaban’s memoir of his childhood on Kibbutz Huldahweaves together two interrelated stories: a sensitive artist growing up in th...
Desert Island Books: Edwina Currie

07/03/2004 - 2:00 pm

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In a lively and entertaining final session, Edwina Currie, novelist, diarist and broadcaster, spoke about her life and times, from her orthodox childhood in ...
The Genius of Joseph Roth: Michael Hofmannn

07/03/2004 - 1:45 pm

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Joseph Roth (1894-1939) was born to German-speaking Jewish parents in Galicia. He was the great elegist of the cosmopolitan, tolerant and doomed Central Euro...
The Fab Four: Tracy Chevalier, Jeremy Gavron, Charlotte Mendelson & William Sutcliffe

07/03/2004 - 11:00 am

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In September 2003 the Jewish Chronicle published its list of the “Fine Nine” most talented young Jewish authors in Britai...
Football Crazy: Simon Kuper, Amy Raphael, Colin Shindler

07/03/2004 - 10:45 am

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In a classic Book Week 3:1 formation, some of the most talented writers on the game discussed the Jewish obsession with football and the most important quest...
Jacob’s Gift: To be a Jew: Jonathan Freedland

07/03/2004 - 12:30 am

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Jacob’s Gift is Jonathan Freedland’s family memoir, about Jewishness, identity and belonging. An inquiry into the inheritance he is gi...
Building the Dream: Zvi Efrat, Ilan Troen & Eyal Weizman

06/03/2004 - 1:15 pm

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For hundreds of years Jews dreamed of returning to Zion. At the end of the 19th century, the dream became reality, and between 1880 and the end of...
Re-inventing the Jewish Man: Daniel Boyarin, Michael Gluzman

04/03/2004 - 4:00 pm

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In his provocative Unheroic Conduct: The Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man (1997), Daniel Boyar...
My Wounded Heart: Ilse Doerry, Martin Doerry

04/03/2004 - 3:45 pm

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My Wounded Heart by Martin Doerry is the story of his grandmother, Lilli Jahn, a gifted doctor and mother of five. Divorced by her Aryan husband, s...
My Maimonides: Stefan Reif

04/03/2004 - 3:30 pm

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“From Moses until Moses there was none like Moses.” Moses Maimonides, philosopher, commentator, jurist and physician, was born in...
Meet The Author: Benjamin Markovits

04/03/2004 - 1:15 pm

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Benjamin Markovits’ novel, The Syme papers, is about genius and failure, and the possibilities and pitfalls of discovery. In this ...