Nicholas De Lange

Nicholas de Lange has written a number of books about Judaism and about Jewish history, specialising in Greek-speaking Judaism. His latest book is The Jews of Byzantium. He is the Visiting Rabbi of the Etz Hayyim Synagogue in Haniá, Crete.
S.Yizhar
S. Yizhar (1916–2006) was widely considered the finest of native-born Israeli writers. His books and stories are marked by a deep love of the landscape of the Land of Israel and by a profound concern for moral questions, as well as by an original and distinctive Hebrew style. Preliminaries, published in Hebrew as Mikdamot in 1992 and translated by Nicholas de Lange, is the first of his books to have been translated into English. This autobiographical novel retraces the author’s lif...
Rhyming Life and Death

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. Here he interviewed the novelist about his latest book, Rhyming Life and Death, their shared passion for language and literature, the pleasures and travail of writing and the very special relationship which develops between writer and translator.

Amos Oz: A Tribute
Amos Oz, celebrated Israeli author, wrote over 30 novels and short stories, widely translated from the Hebrew, poignant expressions of the human condition. He was an ardent advocate for peace, who wrote passionately on the scourge of extremism. Oz famously said, ‘We can fold all the moral imperatives, the Ten Commandments, and the human virtues, into a single commandment: Thou shalt not inflict pain. That is all. Do not hurt.’ His daughter Fania Oz-Salzberger, joined by his trans...
Amos Oz: A Tribute – Live Relay
Please note this is a live streaming of the event in Hall One. Amos Oz, celebrated Israeli author, wrote over 30 novels and short stories, widely translated from the Hebrew, poignant expressions of the human condition. He was an ardent advocate for peace, who wrote passionately on the scourge of extremism. Oz famously said, ‘We can fold all the moral imperatives, the Ten Commandments, and the human virtues, into a single commandment: Thou shalt not inflict pain. That is all. Do not h...
The Jews of Crete
Crete saw a higher proportion of Jews deported by the Nazis than any other country, virtually eliminating one of Europe’s oldest Jewish communities. Rabbi Nicholas de Lange, Professor of Hebrew & Jewish Studies at Cambridge and author of The Penguin Dictionary of Judaism, conducts high holiday services on the Greek island. Award-winning poet Ruth Padel turns to the forgotten Jews of Crete in her latest novel Daughters of the Labyrinth, described as ‘...