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Ned Temko

Jewish Chronicle Evening
The work of the internationally renowned author and neurologist, Oliver Sacks, has been central in helping us understand how the mind works. His book Awakenings (1973), about patients caught for decades in a frozen state, inspired the Oscar-nominated film of the same name. Sacks grew up in London and his marvellous memoir, Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood (2001), won the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize. In conversation with Ned Temko...
Israel Through My Lens: Sixty Years as a Photojournalist

David Rubinger has captured some of the most powerful images of his time. No one has done a better job of showing the history of Israel in all its glory and pain. The stories behind those photographs and the people he has met are utterly captivating, but one of the most fascinating and poignant is that of his own life. He was joined by Ruth Corman who co-wrote Rubinger’s memoir, Israel Through My Lens. The conversation was accompanied by some of his iconic photographs.

Robert Harris An Officer and a Spy
An Officer and a Spy is Robert Harris’s compelling recreation of the Dreyfus Affair, a scandal that became the most famous miscarriage of justice in history. Compelling, too, are the echoes for our modern world: an intelligence agency gone rogue, justice corrupted in the name of national security, a newspaper witch-hunt of a persecuted minority, and the old-age instinct of those in power to cover up their crimes. Harris has brought his talent of historical and political drama to ...
The Hebrew Republic: Israel’s Return To History

In his collection of essays Colin Shindler presents his very personal take on Israel, based on over 50 years of writing on the subject for The New York Times, The Jerusalem Post and the Guardian. This vivid and engaging ‘history’ speaks of Shindler’s deep understanding of the problems of the region.