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Jewish Book Week kicks off in February with a special family day featuring your children’s favourite authors, including Michael Rosen.

And in March we are back with nine days of stimulating talks, debates, music and live performances from exceptional authors, artists and thinkers. Join us as we delve into current affairs, history, philosophy, music and film, with speakers including Douglas Murray, Melanie Phillips, Philippe Sands, Adam Gopnik, Elif Shafak, Tom Bower, Marcus Du Sautoy, Emma Barnett, Rachel Johnson, Tom Segev, Howard Jacobson, Simon Schama, A.B. Yehoshua, Camilla Cavendish, Norman Lebrecht, Gavin Esler, Sue MacGregor, Martin Rees, and Andrew Robinson.

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Double Bill: ‘Steven Berkoff: A World Elsewhere’ & ‘Shylock Speaks’

Words / Jewish Book Week

Book for the Jewish Book Week events in Hall One and Hall Two tonight – ‘Steven Berkoff: A World Elsewhere’ at 7pm and ‘Shylock Speaks’ at 8.30pm – and save £10.

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It's About Bloody Time

Words / Jewish Book Week

Award-winning broadcaster and journalist Emma Barnett loathes her period. But there’s something she loathes even more: not being able to talk about it. In conversation with Rachel Johnson.

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Steven Berkoff: A World Elsewhere

Words / Jewish Book Week

Steven Berkoff, one of Britain’s finest actors, directors and playwrights, presents his fascinating autobiography, spanning fifty years of his work.

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A State at Any Cost

Words / Jewish Book Week

Israeli historian Tom Segev offers a masterful account of the complex figure of David Ben-Gurion, founder of the Jewish state.

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Shylock Speaks

Words / Jewish Book Week

Playwrights Robert Gordon and David Peimer present their new play. Shakespeare’s ‘outsider’ Shylock talks back to the societies that have persecuted them over centuries.

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Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation

Words / Jewish Book Week

Drawing on history, his own personal experience and conversations with many of the world’s greatest innovators, ex-CEO of British Petroleum John Browne makes an impassioned and eloquent case for technological progress.

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The Library of Exile

Words / Jewish Book Week

Prize-winning author and artist Edmund de Waal talks about his library of exile.

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The Walls Have Ears

Words / Jewish Book Week

Helen Fry reveals the history of the elaborate WWII intelligence operation whereby Hitler’s generals were tricked into giving away Nazi secrets.

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Psychoanalytic Judaism

Words / Jewish Book Week

Stephen Frosh traces the links between Jews, Judaism and psychoanalysis, while looking at transgenerational legacies of trauma.

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Live a Little

Words / Jewish Book Week

Prize-winning author Howard Jacobson has written a characteristically funny and wickedly observed novel about falling in love toward the end of your life.

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Mothership

Words / Jewish Book Week

In conversation with acclaimed psychotherapist, psychoanalyst and author Susie Orbach, Francesca Segal talks about those heart-wrenching days amidst a band of fearless and inspirational mothers.

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Translation Matters

Words / Jewish Book Week

Author Boyd Tonkin wrote that, ‘To write, and to read, is to forever cross thresholds’. Translation opens up new vistas, refreshes language and fosters globalism.

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From Moses to Moses – A Fictional Tale of Rambam the Physician

Words / Jewish Book Week

A thrilling historical novel of the great Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides.

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Learning from the Germans

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Philosopher Susan Neiman argues that failure to confront our history permits phenomena such as Brexit and Trump to become not merely possible, but inevitable.

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The Heartless Traffic

Words / Jewish Book Week

Jeremy Robson, described by The Times as ‘a champion of poetry’ selects the best of his poems from the early 1960s to his most recent collections, plus 50 new poems.

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The New Age of Ageing

Words / Jewish Book Week

We are living in an unprecedented age: this year marks the first time in human history that the number of people aged 65 and over outnumber children aged five and under.

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Hip Set

Words / Jewish Book Week

Michael Fertik presents his novel, Hip Set.

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Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution

Words / Jewish Book Week

Shlomo Avineri, in this revelatory work, argues that Karl Marx's Jewish origins were integral to his work, placing his Jewish background in its proper and balanced perspective. The results are sometimes surprising.

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Life and Work of Eva Ibbotson

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Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna in 1925 and moved to England with her father when the Nazis came into power. Ibbotson wrote more than twenty award-winning books for children and young adults.

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Voices from the Warsaw Ghetto

Words / Jewish Book Week

In 1940 the historian Emanuel Ringelblum established a clandestine organization, the Oyneg Shabes, within the Warsaw ghetto to document Jewish life.

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When Time Stopped

Words / Jewish Book Week

As a child in Venezuela Ariana Neumann was fascinated by the enigma of her father Hans. He seemed to be the epitome of strength but...

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Judaism and Science: An Introduction

Words / Jewish Book Week

Author Eduard Shyfrin discusses his latest book, Travels with Sushi, a mystical, allegorical adventure in an alternate dimension exploring the intersection of Judaism, quantum science, kabbalah and G-d.

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Barbara: Dis, quand reviendras-tu?

Words / Jewish Book Week

The French chanteuse Barbara, who would have been 90 this year, defined the meaning of relationships for an entire generation.

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