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Events 2007

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Documentary Film: David Grossman

27/02/2007 - 2:15 pm

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In See Under: Peace (1993) the leading Israeli author, visits the Territories the day after Israel and the PLO signed a peace agreement. He finds op...
The Power of Prayer

27/02/2007 - 2:00 pm

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George Webber Memorial Evening Is Jewish prayer an eternal constant or does its role evolve in a contemporary world? ...
Passion for Programmes

27/02/2007 - 2:00 pm

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“Small dark Glaswegian Jew” as his first BBC interviewer labelled him, today one of the most influential men in British television, Jeremy Isaacs spoke a...
Meet the Author: Cecil Helman

26/02/2007 - 3:45 pm

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Suburban Shaman: Tales from Medicine’s Front Line ‘To be a good doctor you have to be a compassionate chameleon, a sha...
Reading Group: Suite Française

26/02/2007 - 3:30 pm

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Suite française was the lost masterpiece rediscovered a few years ago by Irene Nemirovsky’s daughter. A very rare view of France at war by a great writer ...
Documentary Film: Aharon Appelfeld

26/02/2007 - 3:15 pm

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The film is a riveting half hour lecture given by Aharon Appelfeld at Cambridge University in 2003 in which he discusses the writing of Holocaust survivors...
Survivors’ Stories

26/02/2007 - 3:15 pm

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Extraordinarily, Roman Halter made it out of the Lodz ghetto, survived Auschwitz and endured the Dresden bombing, before finally escaping to England. ...
The Illusion of Return

26/02/2007 - 3:00 pm

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In The Illusion of Return, his first novel in English, Samir El-Youssef explores the themes of memory and personal and collective tragedy. Comedy se...
The Outsider

26/02/2007 - 2:15 pm

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‘Between man and citizen there is a scar: the foreigner’ Julia Kristeva The idea of the ‘foreigner’ or ‘stranger’, provides a nexus for ex...
The Attack

25/02/2007 - 4:45 pm

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The Attack is the second novel in a trilogy in which Khadra sets out to describe the contemporary Middle East, in particular the galvanising power ...
Translation Masterclass

25/02/2007 - 4:45 pm

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“In order to translate the Bible, you have to do philological spade work. That is sort of like detective work.” “After I was well i...
Rome and Jerusalem

25/02/2007 - 4:45 pm

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Both historians took us back to 70 AD and the destruction of the Second Temple. Martin Goodman considered the reasons for this brutal and extraordinary confl...
Walking tour of Jewish Bloombsbury

25/02/2007 - 4:30 pm

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The walk was an experience of Jewish Bloomsbury. Leonard Woolf was contextualised in this walking tour which went through the heartland of the Bloomsbury Ci...
Janusz Korczak

25/02/2007 - 4:30 pm

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‘Children are not the people of tomorrow, but people today. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be  -the unknown person ins...
Corresponding With The Past: An Israeli Born Author Bears The Scar Of The Holocaust

25/02/2007 - 4:30 pm

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Nava Semel discussed writing about the children of Holocaust survivors in search of an Israeli identity. She gave her personal view on the pain and the hope,...