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Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet

Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet, former Principal of Leo Baeck College, is a Bible scholar, liturgist and songwriter. He is the author of six books of popular Biblical studies, and has moved into fiction with Netsuke Nation: Tales from Another Japan. He is the editor of the journal European Judaism.
Healing the World: Noreena Hertz, Justice Albie Sachs

Do Jews have a particular responsibility to enact Tikkun olam, healing the world? In this session, Dr Noreena Hertz, leading anti-globalisation advocate, and Justice Albie Sachs, a leader in the struggle against apartheid, discussed the decisions that have led to lives lived on the frontline of the struggle for justice and human rights, and explored to what extent their Jewish identity has influenced them in their activism.

In Conversation with the Bible

To mark the publication of his latest book of reflections on the Bible, A Rabbi Reads the Torah, and Welcome to the Cavalcade, a Festschrift in honour of his 70th birthday, Jonathan Magonet will discuss with novelist and critic Gabriel Josipovici their shared fascination with the text of the Hebrew Bible, with the craft of interpretation and the art of “writing with Scripture”.