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Simon Schama’s History of the Jews

26/02/2013 -

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The Story of the Jews and The Fate of the World is expected to be one of the most discussed books of 2013. Accompanied by a major BBC television series, it i...
Good Living Street

25/02/2013 -

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Tim Bonyhady’s family were leading patrons of the arts in fin-de-siecle Vienna. Gustav Klimt painted his great-grandmother’s portrait — now the onl...
FILM $9.99

25/02/2013 -

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Based on the stories of iconic Israeli short story writer, Etgar Keret and adapted for the screen by the writer and director Tatia Rosenthal, $9.99 is a stop...
The Elusive Jewishness of J Robert Oppenheimer

25/02/2013 -

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“Father of the atom bomb” J. Robert Oppenheimer is among the most contentious figures of the 20th century. Brought up in New York of German Jewish ancest...
Hungry Hearts: Silent Film with Live Music Accompaniment

25/02/2013 -

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Jewish Book Week audience enjoyed a silent melodrama with a brand new commissioned score performed live. Considered one of the greatest Jewish Movies ...
A.B. Yehoshua, The Retrospective

25/02/2013 -

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One of the world’s most esteemed writers, A.B. Yehoshua, author of Mr. Mani and Friendly Fire, amongst others, returned to the festival to discuss his late...
Marriage in the Suburbs

24/02/2013 -

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Jewish Book Week presented two witty novels of marriage in the suburbs: in London’s Hampstead Garden Suburb, childhood sweethearts Adam and Rachel are set ...
Istanbul Was A Fairy Tale

24/02/2013 -

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Istanbul Was a Fairy Tale is a post-modern novel on a grand scale that follows three generations of an Istanbul Jewish family from the Ottoman Empire to the ...
David Miliband on Tony Judt, Europe and the Future of the Left

24/02/2013 -

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The late Tony Judt was a towering historian of the 20th century and a fearless commentator on world affairs, including the demise of the Left after the colla...
Austin Ratner: The Jump Artist

24/02/2013 -

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Philippe Halsman was famous for photographing the 20th Century’s greatest names jumping in mid-air – from Dali to Monroe, Hitchcock to Picasso. ...
René Braginsky’s Collection of Esther Scrolls

24/02/2013 -

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This talk provided a rare opportunity to meet the man behind what has been called the world’s most remarkable private collection of Hebrew manuscripts. To ...
Love, Lies and Espionage

24/02/2013 -

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Israeli secret service agents are at the heart of these new thrillers. In Yishai Sarid’s Limassol, an agent under cover poses as a novelist to ensnare the ...
How to Make Love to your Mother-in-Law

24/02/2013 -

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Man Booker Prize-winning author Howard Jacobson returned to the festival to discuss his latest novel, Zoo Times and have a frank and funny discussion about l...
An Almost English Life

24/02/2013 -

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Miriam Gross’s life casts a fascinating insight into the British establishment from an outsider’s perspective. Brought up in wartime Jerusalem...
The Aleppo Codex

24/02/2013 -

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Matti Friedman investigates the fate of a coveted 1,100-year-old Bible manuscript that was hidden in a Syrian synagogue for 600 years. He discussed the journ...