Events 2011

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Anne Frank Revisited

27/02/2011 - 12:30 pm

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Buddy Elias, Anne Frank’s only surviving relative, told us about his cousin, as he remembers her. He was joined by Mirjam Pressler, who translated and edit...
Maureen’s Monologues

27/02/2011 - 12:30 pm

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Maureen Lipman has the knack of making the everyday supremely entertaining, the ordinary absurd and unexpected. Her collection of pieces, I Must Collect Myse...
33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs

27/02/2011 - 12:15 pm

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When pop music meets politics, the results are often thrilling, sometimes lifechanging and never simple. 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Song...
Translation and Survival

27/02/2011 - 12:00 pm

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Tessa Rajak offers a radical new understanding of the translation of the Torah into Greek – the first major translation in Western culture. Its significanc...
My Bookshelf, My Country: Understanding Israel through its Writing

27/02/2011 - 12:00 pm

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Anat Hoffman’s world is filled with demonstrations, vigils, courtrooms and confrontations in and out of parliament. Here she shared books that inspire, dir...
Jesus and the Jews

27/02/2011 - 12:00 pm

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Why is Jesus the source of fascination in modern Jewish thought? How has Christianity changed Jewish practice and how did Judaism shape the medieval imaginat...
Stefan Zweig: Words and Music

27/02/2011 - 12:00 pm

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With whom have we not spent heart-warming hours there, looking out from the terrace over the beautiful and peaceful landscape, without suspecting that exactl...
All About Eve

27/02/2011 - 11:30 am

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“To be a boy really means not to be a girl. To be a man means not to be a girl. To be a woman means not to be a girl. To be strong…to be a leader mea...
How the Jew in Gustav Mahler changed the music of the West

27/02/2011 -

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Norman Lebrecht’s best-selling book Why Mahler? examines how a composer, scorned and rejected for decades, has come to replace Beethoven at the centre ...
Jerusalem, the Biography

26/02/2011 - 1:45 pm

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Who better to have opened JBW than a captivating and charismatic storyteller on the most iconic city of the world, the capital of three faiths, the prize of ...
Bookniks Salon

26/02/2011 -

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A literary salon with a twist (or two). We discovered hidden Yiddish London, heard from the frontline of the ‘Sheitl-gate’ scandal and found out what hap...