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Cities of Strangers (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

In her latest book Miri Rubin illuminates life in European towns and cities for both the settled population and the newcomers who joined them between 1000 and 1500 AD.

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Heinrich Heine: Poet, Writer, Critic (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

In Heinrich Heine: Writing a Revolution, George Prochnik explores the German poet's life and the insights his writing offers contemporary readers into issues of social justice, exile and the role of art in nurturing a more equitable society.

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Lithuania’s Hidden Holocaust (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

An alliance between a noted Nazi hunter and the descendant of perpetrators resulted in the remarkable Our People: Discovering Lithuania’s Hidden Holocaust.

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You Talkin' To Me? (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

From ‘con man’ to ‘rush hour’, New York City has given us numerous popular words and phrases, along the way fashioning a recognisable dialect all its own.

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Lionel Shriver in Conversation with Zoe Strimpel

Words / Jewish Book Week

The Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Mandibles returns to Jewish Book Week to discuss her career, and to give an exclusive preview of her forthcoming novel.

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Israel - Its Own Worst Enemy? (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

In his Friendly Fire: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy, Retired Admiral and Politician Ami Ayalon provides powerful personal testimony and an urgent call for the country to change direction.

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A Human History of the Oceans (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Historian David Abulafia joins us with The Boundless Sea, a book of the year in the Sunday Times and FT and winner of the Wolfson History Prize, charting our relationship with the bodies of water that surround us.

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Journeys to Freedom (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

This is an online streaming event After the live broadcast, ticket holders will be able to watch this performance until midnight on March 31. For information on how to use KPlayer please refer to our

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Love in Wartime (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Award-winning photographer Max Hirshfeld searched for decades for the right way to share his Auschwitz survivor parents’ story of love and perseverance before, during and after.

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How To Stay Sane (Online Streaming from Kings Place)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Award-winning novelist, TED speaker and activist Elif Shafak returns to Jewish Book Week with her concise and urgent call for conscious optimism in the age of division.

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Jews Don’t Count: David Baddiel (Online Streaming from Kings Place)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Those who think themselves on the right side of history often ignore the history of antisemitism, argues David Baddiel in his highly anticipated unique combination of reasoning, polemic, personal experience and jokes.

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Survivors (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

How can we make sense of our lives if we do not know where we come from? Featuring Rebecca Clifford (Survivors: Children’s Lives After the Holocaust), and Rob Rinder and his mother Angela Cohen (My Family, The Holocaust and Me on BBC1).

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George Steiner: A Celebration (Online Streaming from Kings Place)

Words / Jewish Book Week

During his long career, exploring the impact of the Shoah on modern culture and the relationship between language, literature and society, Steiner earned himself detractors as well as many admirers.

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The Third Reich and the Paranoid Imagination (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Renowned historian Richard J Evans analyses five long discredited but increasingly popular theories, including Churchill suppressing peace terms, a bunker escape to South America and a bid by the Jewish people to undermine civilisation itself.

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The Ghetto (Online Streaming from Kings Place)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Author Bryan Cheyette (The Ghetto: A Very Short Introduction) looks at why and when urban, racial & colonial ghettos have appeared with journalist and author Gary Young and JCORE director Edie Friedman.

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David Thomson: Movie Directors (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Over the last few decades, our sense of what a director is or should be has shifted from a functionary to an important part of a wider team to the artist in charge. But now, which casual viewer could tell you who directed prestige TV shows like The Sopranos or Breaking Bad?

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Around the World in 80 Plants (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Environmentalist Jonathan Drori returns to Jewish Book Week, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore.

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Prince of the Press (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

David Oppenheim, Prague’s chief rabbi from 1702 until his death in 1736, built an unparalleled collection of Jewish books and manuscripts, which survive to this day at the Bodleian Library.

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Boris Johnson: The Gambler (Online Streaming from Kings Place)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Hero or villain? Maverick or chancer? In his latest book Tom Bower, described by Tatler as “the master of the unauthorised biography”, takes on the current Prime Minister.

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Feline Philosophy (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Present-day philosopher John Gray (Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals) joins Marina Vaizey to discuss his latest book, subtitled 'Cats and the Meaning of Life'.

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The Disunited States (Online Streaming from Kings Place)

Words / Jewish Book Week

After the tumultuous tenure of Trump, what is next for America? Columnist Nick Cohen (The Observer) is joined by novelist Lionel Shriver (We Need To Talk About Kevin) and politics professor Angelia Wilson.

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Lessons from Women Leaders: Julia Gillard in conversation with Melanne Verveer

Words / Online Events

Join former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard for an eye-opening conversation about power, sexism, and the rise of women leaders on the world stage.

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On-Demand Concert: Sheku Kanneh-Mason & The Cassadó Ensemble

On Demand / On Demand

The young Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a cellist of enormous charisma and heart-stopping musicality. When we invited him to perform in our Master Series he chose to bring along his siblings and friends for an evening of chamber music.

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Unquiet: Stephen Fry and Jonathan Biss on Beethoven (Online Streaming)

Words / Online Events

Stephen Fry joins renowned pianist and musical thinker Jonathan Biss to discuss Biss’s moving new audio book Unquiet: My Life with Beethoven

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