Festival 2021 Saturday 27 February - Wednesday 24 March | Tickets now on sale

Edie Friedman

Dr. Edie Friedman was born in Chicago and moved to the UK more than 40 years ago. Concerned to strengthen the link between social justice and Jewishness, in 1976 she founded the Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE), of which she is now the executive director.
The Ghetto
Over the last 500 years the ghetto has accrued numerous contrasting and complex meanings; from the heart of Jewish culture in late medieval Western Europe and a more free-floating concept in the 19th century, to the Nazi definition and the ghettoization of African-Americans. Bryan Chyette, author of The Ghetto: A Very Short Introduction, looks at why and when urban, racial and colonial ghettos have appeared, in the company of journalist and author Gary You...