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Jewish Book Week is back with nine days of vibrant discussion, stimulating debate, luminous live performances, and a spectacular grand finale.

Join us as we examine the issues that affect us all, with speakers including Andrew Roberts, Simon Schama, Anne Applebaum, Philippe Sands, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Emily Maitlis, Melanie Phillips, Tracy Chevalier, Anthony Horowitz, Fay Weldon, Gina Miller, Nick Cohen, Jonathan Freedland, Elif Shafak, Zoe Wanamaker, Jason Isaacs, and Nick Hytner.

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A Tribute to Amos Oz

Words / Jewish Book Week

Amos Oz, celebrated Israeli author and peace activist, was one of our most important and compelling writers.

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LIVE RELAY: A Tribute to Amos Oz

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Please note this is a live streaming of the event in Hall One. Amos Oz, celebrated Israeli author and peace activist, was one of our most important and compelling writers.

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Love Is...

Words / Jewish Book Week

Love rules our lives. Philosopher Simon May, in a radically new theory of love, examines its real aim. Clinical psychologist Frank Tallis takes a look at the darker side of love – obsession.

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala: An Experience of India

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, a German-Jewish refugee educated in England, made her name as a novelist in India. This event weaves together two of her finest stories.

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Israel: A Jewish State or a State for Jews?

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Seventy years on, at the heart of one of the world’s most volatile regions, in a country that still struggles to define itself, was it ever possible for Israel to become the moral super state?

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A Brave New World? Living in a Society Transformed by Technology

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In a world transformed by technology, where does humanity figure? Our expert panel discuss.

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Reckonings: Who Cares About Bringing Nazis to Justice?

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Seventy years after the Nuremberg Trials, this panel discussion explores whether justice has, or could ever have, been done.

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What Have the Plantagenets Ever Done for Us?

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The 11th and 12th centuries, from William the Bastard’s conquest in 1066 to the death of Henry II in 1189, have been described as a golden age for Anglo-Jewry. But was it really so good for the Jews?

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Bitter

Free / Jewish Book Week

Francesca Jakobi talks about the perils and pitfalls of fictionalising a family story. In Bitter, it is 1969, and while the summer of love lingers in London, Gilda is consumed by the mistakes of her past.

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Doing Nothing

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Psychoanalyst Josh Cohen explores the paradoxical pleasures of inactivity, and asks how we might live a different and more fulfilled existence.

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The Knock on the Door: Struggling Against Apartheid

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In Apartheid South Africa, many desperate parents fought to rescue their children, arrested for so-called ‘anti-apartheid’ activities. The Knock on the Door tells the story of the parents who fought back.

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Workers’ Tales: The Radical Side of Children’s Literature

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Explore a collection of political tales selected and introduced by the brilliant critic and author Michael Rosen: socialist fairy tales, fables and allegories from Great Britain.

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Radio Tel Aviv: The Musical Confession of Dr Israel Shine

Free / Jewish Book Week

Edward Evans presents a brilliantly funny novel. Israel has no idea who he is. Tracing his memories, track by musical track, he uncovers a cosmic emptiness at the heart of his being.

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Finding Nemon: The Extraordinary Life of the Outsider Who Sculpted the Famous

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Emigré sculptor Oscar Nemon was one of the 20th century’s greatest and most flamboyant sculptors. His daughter Aurelia Young, in conversation with cultural historian Patrick Bade, tells his rip-roaring story.

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Jewish Arguments: Then and Now

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In a world riven with bitter divisions, perverting every opportunity for dialogue, Simon Schama examines the peculiar force of contradictory argument in Jewish tradition.

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Under Cover: A Poet’s Life in Publishing

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Jeremy Robson is in conversation with his friend and fellow poet Maureen Lipman to talk about his five decades in publishing.

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Lev Ozerov: Portraits without Frames

Free / Jewish Book Week

Robert Chandler, in conversation with David Herman, discusses his recently published translation of Lev Ozerov’s stupendous Portraits without Frames.

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City of Devils: A Shanghai Noir

Words / Jewish Book Week

Award-winning author Paul French offers a spellbinding account of Shanghai’s lawless 1930s, and two of its most notorious criminals who bestrode the city like kings.

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Murderous Maths

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Discover the fun side of numbers and shapes, including weird tricks and games you can't lose, and introducing the people who really did put the murder into maths.

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The Rat Lines

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International Human rights lawyer Philippe Sands discusses his phenomenal BBC series, The Rat Lines, about the post-war Nazi escape route out of Europe.

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20th Century Jewish Journeys: Avrom Sutzkever and A. C. Jacobs

Free / Jewish Book Week

Heather Valencia and Merle Bachman introduce the lives, works and indelible impact of Yiddish writer Sutzkever and Scottish poet Jacobs, with readings from recently published books of their poetry.

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Angels: A Visible and Invisible History

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A modern look at what was once referred to as ‘angelology’, but which has its real roots in Judaism and in the mighty angels who inhabit the books of Daniel, Tobit and Enoch in post-Babylonian exile literature.

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Love Without End: A Story of Heloise and Abelard

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Paris, 1117: Heloise, a young and celebrated scholar, is stunned when the radical philosopher, Peter Abelard, agrees to be her tutor. They embark on a passionate, dangerous love affair with horrific consequences.

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