Events 2015

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Jenny Erpenbeck and Doron Rabinovici

22/02/2015 - 2:00 pm

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To Michael Faber, Jenny Erpenbeck is ‘one of the finest, most exciting authors alive.’ Her novel The End of Days...
Beyond the Vatican: Pope Francis and the Modern World

22/02/2015 - 2:00 pm

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Jewish Book Week co-presents this event with the Council of Christians and Jews. Pope Francis’s rulings and decrees on religious and social issues a...
Judah Passow, Kenneth Collins and Hugo Rifkind on the Jews of Scotland

22/02/2015 - 2:00 pm

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In Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future, photographer Judah Passow documents the life of Scotla...
Eva Schloss: After Auschwitz

22/02/2015 - 12:30 pm

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Eva Schloss recounts the story of her long journey home after the liberation of Auschwitz and looks back at her family’s culturally rich l...
Mark Rothko: the Man and His Art

22/02/2015 - 12:30 pm

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Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkovitz, aka Mark Rothko, emigrated from the Russian Empire to the US aged 10 to become one of the most influential and original paint...
David and Ben Crystal: You Say Potato…

22/02/2015 - 12:30 pm

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Linguist David Crystal and his actor son Ben travel the world in search of the stories of spoken English. Witty, authoritat...
Melnitz: a Sweeping Swiss Family Saga

22/02/2015 - 11:00 am

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Charles Lewinsky’s portrait of Swiss Jewish life in his ambitious and panoramic novel Melnitz bears an astonishi...
Jonathan Sperber and Jonathan Freedland reconsider Marx

22/02/2015 - 11:00 am

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Jonathan Sperber’s Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life: Karl Marx has been hailed as “a brilliant em...
Jews and the Military

22/02/2015 - 11:00 am

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Jewish active involvement in the military is often perceived as a relatively new phenomenon, associated with the establishment and defence of Israel. ...
If it’s Not Impossible… The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton

22/02/2015 - 11:00 am

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Nicholas Winton, regarded as Britain’s Schindler, was a young stockbroker in 1938 when he masterminded an operation to rescue 669 children from Nazi-occupi...
Andrew Solomon and Julia Neuberger: Far From the Tree

22/02/2015 - 11:00 am

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Celebrated psychologist Andrew Solomon’s multi-award-winning Far From the Tree: Parents Children and the Search for Identity...
The Genius of Gershwin

21/02/2015 - 8:30 pm

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In our specially commissioned two-act tribute to George and Ira Gershwin, we celebrate the wit and melodies of the brothers from Brooklyn who created some of...
Cherchez la femme

21/02/2015 - 8:00 pm

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Lisa Appignanesi, Stephen Frosh, Eva Hoffman and John Launer discuss how sex became a sca...
The Genius of Gershwin, a pre-festival performance

19/02/2015 - 8:30 pm

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Due to popular demand, Jewish Book Week have added a pre-festival performance of its opening night Gershwin event. In our specially c...
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen – One Night, Markovitch

05/02/2015 - 3:30 pm

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Together with Pushkin Press, Jewish Book Week is delighted to launch the English edition of Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s One Night, ...