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The Jewish Journey: 4000 Years In 22 Objects

11/03/2018 - 12:30 pm

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Consummate story-teller, Rebecca Abrams, offers tantalising glimpses into Jewish history through the prism of her personal selection from Oxford’s Ashmolea...
Travellers In the Third Reich

11/03/2018 - 12:30 pm

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During the 1920s and 1930s, German tourism was booming, particularly among Americans and the British. Attracted by the scenery, the food, the culture, and th...
The Rise & Fall Of Adam and Eve

11/03/2018 - 11:00 am

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To world-renowned literary critic and Pulitzer Prize-winner, Stephen Greenblatt, the story of Adam and Eve is a prism refracting our most primitive fears and...
A Street in Berlin: 1904 — 2014

11/03/2018 - 11:00 am

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Pascale Hugues embarks on a quest to learn more about the city she lives in, producing a stunning history in the process. Looking at one rather ordinary stre...
A History of Judaism

11/03/2018 - 11:00 am

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In this authoritative and fascinating study, Professor Martin Goodman outlines a global history of Judaism, from its inception amongst the polytheistic socie...
Small Pieces: A book of lamentations

11/03/2018 - 12:30 am

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Poet Joanne Limburg has produced an exquisite and heart-breaking memoir of her childhood, her Jewishness, her mother’s death, and how she came to terms wit...
Israel at 70: is the country facing an identity crisis?

10/03/2018 - 8:30 pm

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Peace with the Palestinians remains elusive but, given soaring economic disparity, the widening gulf between secular, moderately religious and ultra-Orthodox...
In Therapy

10/03/2018 - 7:30 pm

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Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the publication of Fat is a Feminist Issue, pioneering therapist Susie Orbach presents the extended new edition of th...
Enemies and Neighbours: Arabs and Jews In Palastine and Israel, 1917-2017

08/03/2018 - 8:30 pm

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Ian Black draws on four decades of experience as a Middle East correspondent steeped in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to present a gripping narrative of ...
Bibliotherapy

08/03/2018 - 8:30 pm

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Viv Groskop in her luminous The Anna Karenina Fix, finds the answers to life’s burning questions in the great Russian novels. Not sure what to do with your...
American Jews: Settlers and Sceptics

08/03/2018 - 7:00 pm

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In City on a Hilltop, Sara Hirschhorn tackles the much-contested American settler movement. Over 60,000 Jewish-Americans have settled in the territories sinc...
The Future of War

08/03/2018 - 7:00 pm

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Lawrence Freedman who is an authority on war and warfare, past and present, and consultant to governments on conflict, is joined by the BBC World Affairs edi...
From Things Lost

08/03/2018 - 2:30 pm

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Professor Shirli Gibert and Ambassador Yitzchak Mayer discuss their new books, stories of memory and survival told through letters. Chaired by Jenni Frazer....
Transitions

08/03/2018 - 1:00 pm

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Yael Dayan, daughter of the legendary Moshe Dayan, looks back at her life as a fierce and eloquent activist and influential politician. Chaired by Janet Suzm...
Gravitational Waves: The Voice of Space

07/03/2018 - 8:30 pm

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On 14 September 2015, gravitational waves were first detected on Earth. The source – two merging black holes – briefly pumped out 50 times more power tha...