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Events 2012

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Get Real: How to Tell it Like it is in a World of Illusions

26/02/2012 - 9:15 am

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Oil companies advertise their green credentials. Billionaires orchestrate ‘grassroots’ political movements. Organic food is grown on vast industrial farm...
Trieste

26/02/2012 - 9:15 am

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The Croatian novelist spoke about her first novel to be translated into English,Trieste, the story of a mother who has waited over sixty years to be reunited...
Jazz Piano: A Love Story

26/02/2012 - 9:00 am

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Jay Rayner leaped at the chance to play one of the famed Steinways at King’s Place, and spoke about the music that has shaped his life, his flirtations wit...
Hebrew Language Session

26/02/2012 -

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In memory of Risa Domb Themes of childhood in Eretz-Israel, the complex relations of the second generation of survivors and Germany, orthodoxy and sec...
Almighty Teenagers

26/02/2012 -

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Make way for the almighty teenager. Long have we suspected that this awkward figure, lurking in the shadows is an underrated entity. Here are two nove...
Six Word Memoirs

25/02/2012 - 4:00 pm

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Hemingway’s legendary challenge to write a novel in six words—”For sale: baby shoes, never worn”— has unintentionally created one of the ho...
Retelling the Story

25/02/2012 -

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Why is this text different from all other texts? The Haggadah recounts the story of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt and is read around the Passover table each ...
The Food of Spain

24/02/2012 - 4:00 pm

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Claudia Roden spoke about discoveries she made while researching her new book The Food of Spain. Until the mid 20th century 80 percent of the population in S...
My Son, the Gold Medallist: A short history of the Jews and the Olympics.

23/02/2012 - 4:00 pm

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Entirely made up by David Schneider. From a young Israelite shepherd named David pipping the Philistine champion to the gold medal in the slingshot to...
Major/Minor

23/02/2012 - 3:45 pm

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Alba Arikha has written a vivid and haunting coming-of-age memoir, Major/Minor, set in Paris in the 1980’s. Her father was the artist, Avigdor Arikha; her ...
Film: Mordechai Richler: The Last of the Wild Jews

23/02/2012 - 3:45 pm

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Director Francine Pelletier, 2010 52 minutes Canadian novelist Mordechai Richler undoubtedly belongs in the pantheon of Jewish giants who dominated No...
Meet the Author: Freud’s Couch, Scott’s Buttocks, Brontë’s Grave

23/02/2012 - 3:45 pm

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Why should anyone care about a writer’s house? Why do tourists flock to see where the Brontës lived or where Shakespeare was born? Simon Goldhill was invi...
Religion and Science

22/02/2012 - 3:45 pm

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The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning by Jonathan Sacks was the starting point for a conversation between the Chief Rabbi and mathem...
The Third Day

22/02/2012 - 3:30 pm

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In Chochana Boukhobza’s moving novel, The Third Day, two cellists travel to Jerusalem for a concert. For Elisheva, this is above all an appointment with he...
Meet the Author: Tom Rachman: The Imperfectionists

22/02/2012 - 3:30 pm

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Tom Rachman discussed his first novel, The Imperfectionists, about the quirky, maddening and endearing people who write and read an international newspaper b...