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Leon Litvack

Leon Litvack grew up in Canada, the son of Holocaust survivors. As well as being a Dickens scholar, he is an ordained synagogue cantor, lecturer, and associate director of the Institute of Theology at the Queen’s University, Belfast.
Fagin the Jew
Charles Dickens’s Fagin is one of the most infamous Jewish characters in world literature. Cunning, manipulative and ruthless, Fagin has become synonymous with 19th Century London’s low life and organised street crime. Fagin the Jew has divided readers and critics since Dickens’ novel was first published in 1836. The history of this character in text, on stage and on film was discussed by Dickens experts in this multi-media panel discussion. Why did Dickens delete all ref...