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Events 2007

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Passions: Bob Marley

25/02/2007 - 4:15 pm

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In The Book of Exodus, Vivien Goldman takes in the history of Bob and the biblical roots of the Exodus story, as central to the Rastafarian as it is...
Mr Gum

25/02/2007 - 4:15 pm

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An angry bathtub fairy, a stinky old man, chocolates made by dolphins and lemon meringue pie! All in this zany, off-the-wall new series from comic genius/ be...
Edgardo Cozarinsky in conversation with Julia Pascal

25/02/2007 - 4:15 pm

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The Argentinian writer spoke about life as seen from the New World, longings for the Old World, 1920s Buenos Aires, Jewish gauchos, literature and films....
Web of Deceit: The War in Iraq

25/02/2007 - 4:00 pm

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After WW2, Western democracies united in trying to create a new world order protecting human rights, preventing wars and promoting free trade. Philippe Sands...
In Search of the Real Leonard Woolf

25/02/2007 - 4:00 pm

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Victoria Glendinning spoke to Anne Sebba about Leonard Woolf, exploring his career as a writer, novelist and political thinker, his devotion to his wife Virg...
Graphic & Novel

25/02/2007 - 4:00 pm

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Two young and brilliant graphic artists discussed with Paul Gravett the importance of their Jewish roots. Funny, irreverent and bold, Joann Sfar paid homage ...
Self-Made Englishmen

25/02/2007 - 3:15 pm

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Andrew Miller’s great grand-parents emigrated from Eastern Europe to the East End of London. In The Earl of Petticoat Lane, he tells the amazing s...
No Laughing Matter: Martin Amis in conversation with Christopher Hitchens

25/02/2007 - 3:15 pm

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Martin Amis spoke to Christopher Hitchens about Saul Bellow with whom he developed an intimate friendship, about the role of the writer as intellectual, the ...
Taboos

25/02/2007 - 2:00 pm

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Should everything be allowed in the name of free speech? How do we react to offensive cartoons? Can we make fun of the Holocaust? Are mothers sacred? Does cr...
Behold, There Were Twins in her Womb (Gen 25:23)— One Birth, Two Sons, Three Approaches

24/02/2007 - 5:00 pm

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Jewish Book Week proudly opened the 2007 festival by bringing together admired authorities on the Bible. The majestic translations of the distinguishe...
Inspired by the Bible

24/02/2007 - 2:00 pm

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David Maine conveyed Cain’s anguish in the beautiful Fallen and Noah’s wife and children’s dismay in the humorous Flood. The Geni...
Documentary Film: Philip Roth’s Twenty First Century

20/02/2007 - 12:30 pm

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Mark Lawson is in conversation with Philip Roth, arguably the most powerful voice in modern American fiction. During this frank and provocative interview Rot...
Doing Our Bit For a Better World

20/02/2007 - 11:30 am

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For those who are fed up with the way we are destroying the planet and governments talk without achieving anything, the session with Michael Norton and Hilar...
Living with Mother

- 12:00 pm

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Michele Hanson’s mother Clarice decided that rather than being miserable whilst paying for a care home she could be miserable for free living with her daug...