Events 2009

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You Call That Suffering? A Short Story Workshop

22/02/2009 - 4:15 pm

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This practical creative writing workshop looked at ways of turning your own experiences and memories into moving and amusing Yiddish short stories. Through w...
Journalism Workshop

22/02/2009 - 11:15 am

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The Just Journalism workshop was facilitated by Director, Rafael Broch, and a number of other JJ staff. Participants learnt about the notion of accountabilit...
The Counterfeiter

22/02/2009 - 11:15 am

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Winner of the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film, The Counterfeiters retraces the true story of Adolf Burger, recounted in his memoir The Devi...
A Life in Verse

22/02/2009 - 11:15 am

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This session combined an interview and readings, Ruth Padel and Dannie Abse covered writing, love, humour and the role of art, along with the Abse’s la...
Not the Enemy: Israel’s Jews from Arab Lands

22/02/2009 - 11:00 am

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That tensions exist within Israeli society is not headline news. However, in her original book, Rachel Shabi steers away from the Palestinian-Israeli conflic...
Sea of Azov

22/02/2009 - 10:45 am

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“The dark menace lurking in the best fairy tales is never far from the surface…” JBW 2009 launched World Jewish Relief’s first...
Mamma Mia! or The Joys of Family!

22/02/2009 - 10:45 am

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This was a hilarious session on parents and children, fiction that reads like real life and true stories so incredible they read like fiction. Be among the f...
Marranos: The Other Within

22/02/2009 - 10:45 am

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In his long awaited work, Marranos: The Other Within. Split Identity and Emerging Modernity. Yirmiyahu Yovel tells the fascinating story of people both rejec...
Boobela

22/02/2009 - 10:45 am

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What would it be like to be bigger than your parents, and much bigger than your friends? Joe Friedman, author of the “warm, wise and wonderful” Boobela a...
The Word Magician

22/02/2009 - 10:30 am

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We discovered the wonderful world of Brazilian writer Moacyr Scliar. Physician and lifelong resident of Porto Alegre, Scliar tackled contemporary Brazilian s...
Then

22/02/2009 - 10:30 am

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Then, the sequel to Once, follows Felix and Zelda after they have escaped from the Nazis, but how long can they now survive when there are so many people rea...
Sashenka: Fiction and History

22/02/2009 - 10:30 am

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He had been commended for the lively pace of his biographies of Stalin and Catherine the Great. From megalomaniac leaders to ordinary people, who believed in...
Figuring the Human

22/02/2009 - 10:15 am

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Monica Bohm-Duchen, author of the first comprehensive monograph on Polish-born, British-domiciled artist Josef Herman and Marc Chagall’s biographer Jackie ...
Paradise Lost

22/02/2009 - 10:15 am

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This was a nostalgic session on a vanished multicultural Middle East, fragrant Cairo and vibrant Baghdad, where Jews lived in peace with their Muslim neighbo...
Rhyming Life and Death

22/02/2009 - 10:00 am

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For Amos Oz, the wrong word in a sentence is as discordant as a false note in a piece of music. Nicholas de Lange has been translating his work since 1971. H...