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Fania Oz-Salzberger: Textline, Not Bloodline How did the Jews Remain Jews?

26/02/2013 -

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Why are words so important to so many Jews? Historian Fania Oz-Salzberger discusses Jews and Words, which she wrote together with her father, the celebrated ...
Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism

26/02/2013 -

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Judith Butler’s Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism recovers Jewish philosophical traditions to reinvigorate the discussion of co-habitati...
The People of Forever Are Not Afraid

26/02/2013 -

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Shani Boianjiu’s debut novel is a disconcerting and often surreal coming of age story set in the Israeli army. Written by a 25-year old Israeli dubbed as a...
Writing Workshop: Can You Keep a Secret? Writing the Unspoken in Fiction and Memoir

26/02/2013 -

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A practical creative writing workshop on the importance of the hidden and unspoken in fiction and memoir. Secrets and secret places create mystery and tensio...
We Are Here: Voices from Lithuania

26/02/2013 -

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American journalist Ellen Cassedy travelled to the land of her forbears, and found herself face to face with memory and moral dilemmas. From a modest quest t...
From Haggadot to Hogwarts – A Walk Around King’s Cross

26/02/2013 -

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This excursion to showed some of the world’s most important Hebrew manuscripts, housed in the British Library. Ilana Tahan introduced treasures includi...
The Chief Rabbi’s 22 years of writing and reading

26/02/2013 -

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The George Webber Memorial Lecture In August 2013 Lord Sacks retires as Chief Rabbi of the Commonwealth and spiritual head of the largest orthodox syn...
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 ...