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Events 2012

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Yehuda Halevi

19/02/2012 - 2:15 pm

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Yehuda Halevi defined the Golden Age of Spanish Jewry and is considered Poet Laureate of the Jewish people. Like Maimonides, Halevi spanned multiple worlds. ...
Portugal at War: Lisbon and the Jewish Refugees in WW2

19/02/2012 - 2:15 pm

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In Lisbon: War in the Shadows of the City of Light 1939-45, a gripping tale of high-stakes intrigue, betrayal, double-dealing, and survival, Neill Lochery te...
Fagin the Jew

19/02/2012 - 1:00 pm

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Charles Dickens’s Fagin is one of the most infamous Jewish characters in world literature. Cunning, manipulative and ruthless, Fagin has become synonym...
Trouble-Making Rabbis

19/02/2012 - 1:00 pm

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Navigating the boundaries of sacred and profane David Goldberg and Elli Sarah are two rabbis who have stuck by their convictions, approaching Judaism with bo...
Tales of Mediterranean Coexistence

19/02/2012 - 12:45 pm

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Al-Andalus in Islamic Spain and the 19th Century Levant are often mentioned as legendary times and places of peaceful co-existence between different peoples ...
Taha Muhammad Ali

19/02/2012 - 12:30 pm

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Adina Hoffman’s Jewish Quarterly-Wingate-Prize-winning biography of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali is a moving account of the ways “ordinary” indiv...
Jewish London

19/02/2012 - 12:30 pm

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Rachel Kolsky joined us for the launch of Jewish London, throughout the session she delved into literature and films featuring sites, past and present, of Je...
I Lived on this Earth…. Hungarian Poets on the Holocaust

19/02/2012 - 12:30 pm

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Dame Janet Suzman and George Gömöri read poems from I Lived on this Earth… Hungarian Poets on the Holocaust, edited by poet and translator George Gömör...
Rabbinical Creativity

19/02/2012 - 12:15 pm

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In his three volume work, The Sages, Rabbi Lau vividly describes how the Rabbis of the Talmud developed novel interpretations of Jewish law which could succe...
That Woman

19/02/2012 - 12:15 pm

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Twenty five years after her death, Wallis Simpson exerts a more powerful fascination than ever. That Woman is the first full scale biography written by a wom...
George Webber Evening: Sixty Years On

19/02/2012 - 12:15 pm

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JBW 2012 celebrated the 60th Anniversary of Jewish Book Week. When the first Jewish Book Week took place, memories of the War were painfully fresh and...
Lady of Fleet Street

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In the late 19th century at a time when women were still denied the vote, Rachel Sassoon Beer edited both The Sunday Times and the Observer. It was to be ove...
Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza

19/02/2012 -

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One May day in 1896, a meeting took place between a Romanian-born maverick Jewish intellectual and twin learned Presbyterian Scotswomen who had assembled to ...
Masterclass

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Whether or not Robert Frost ever said it, just about everyone assumes that poetry is in fact what is lost in translation. MacArthur-winning poet and translat...
The Search for Joseph Roth

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The Austrian writer Joseph Roth was born in 1894 on the dusty edge of Eastern Europe. He died, forty four years later in a Paris sanatorium, a rootless, stat...