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Our most far-reaching festival yet continues, with Matthew d’Ancona: Identity, Ignorance, Innovation tonight and Louis Jacobs: Life & Legacy on Thursday. They will be joining the 46 #JBW2021 events available on demand
with speakers including Jay Rayner, Lionel Shriver, Gary Younge, Delphine Horvilleur, Rob RinderElif Shafak & Jonathan Freedland

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THE PANDEMIC, THE NHS & ME: 
RACHEL CLARKE & MICHAEL ROSEN, 24 MARCH, 7PM GMT

Next week, hear from two bestselling writers who experienced Coronavirus as patient and doctor.

Many Different Kinds of Love mixes stunning new prose poems from former Children’s Laureate Rosen with the diaries of the doctors & nurses who saved his life. Breathtaking is Dear Life author & palliative care specialist Dr Clarke’s unflinching but hopeful account of her time on the COVID-19 wards. In conversation with Jewish Renaissance editor Rebecca Taylor.

BOOK THIS ONLINE EVENT NOW

To pay tribute to the people who run our beloved health system, we’re offering 100 free tickets to NHS workers for our event with Michael Rosen & Rachel Clarke, available live on 24 March or on demand until 31 March. Whether you’re a porter, administrator, nurse or doctor – or work in any other capacity within the NHS – please email us at info@jewishbookweek.com for your free place

DAVID BADDIEL: JEWS DON’T COUNT BOOK & WATCH UNTIL 31 MARCH
Including the scoop on that BBC Politics Live segment, this frank and funny hour, filmed at Kings Place, sees the comedian & writer discuss his Sunday Times bestseller, one of 2021’s most-talked-about books.

TAKING LIBERTIES
Poetry readings from 100 Lockdown Sonnets author Jacqueline Saphra and former Jewish Museum poet-in-residence Aviva Dautch.
BOOK & WATCH UNTIL 31 MARCH

THE HAPPY TRAITOR
Biographer Simon Kuper and historian Helen Fry discuss the extraordinary life of Cold War spy George Blake.
BOOK & WATCH UNTIL 31 MARCH

JEWISH PRIDE: BEN FREEMAN

The internationally renowned educator spoke to CST head of policy Dave Rich about his recently published first book, a thought-provoking call-to-arms that seeks to empower and inform.

BOOK & WATCH UNTIL 31 MARCH 

HIDDEN HERETICS BOOK & WATCH UNTIL 31 MARCH
A fascinating insight into the secret lives of several ultra-Orthodox Jews in New York who explore forbidden secular worlds in person and online, with anthropologist & Mitzvah Girls author Ayala Fader and Adam Taub.