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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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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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The Secret World of Sleep

Words / Jewish Book Week

For consultant neurologist Guy Leschziner’s patients, there is no rest for the weary in mind and body. With compassionate stories of his patients and their conditions, Guy illuminates the neuroscience behind our sleeping minds.

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What Does it Mean to be a Jewish Writer?

Words / Jewish Book Week

Does the concept of a Jewish writer even exist? Four of our greatest living – and ‘Jewish’ - writers discuss the notion.

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The Fashion Revolution: From Berlin to London

Words / Jewish Book Week

When Hitler came to power in 1933, Berlin’s mainly Jewish clothing industrialists were robbed, displaced or murdered, while their companies were ‘Aryanized’. What happened to those who escaped to Britain - and how did they revolutionise fashion in the UK?

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Translating an Epic: Vasily Grossman’s Stalingrad

Words / Jewish Book Week

Robert Chandler has produced a magnificent first translation into English of Grossman’s masterpiece, one of the supreme accomplishments of 20th century literature.

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We Fight Fascists

Words / Jewish Book Week

We Fight Fascists is the story of the 43 Jewish ex-servicemen and women – the 43 Group – who fought back.

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Conversations with Bach

Words / Jewish Book Week

In 1720 Bach completed his six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. In the same year, Francesco Goffriller made the violin currently owned by Krysia Osostowicz.

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Jerusalem: City of the Book

Words / Jewish Book Week

Benjamin Disraeli said, ‘The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.’

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The State of Nations

Words / Jewish Book Week

Politics has undergone a sea change. The world is swinging to populism, and the idea of liberalism has become, to many, the property of so-called elites.

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‘The Loveliest Girl in Vienna’: The Life of Alma Mahler

Words / Jewish Book Week

The story of one of history’s most complex and charismatic muses, Alma Mahler, is illuminated by acclaimed biographer, historian and filmmaker, Cate Haste.

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A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

Words / Jewish Book Week

The journalist and New York Times-bestselling author Adam Gopnik offers a stirring defence of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time.

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Fictionalising the Holocaust

Words / Jewish Book Week

Should the Holocaust, the nadir of humanity, be fictionalised? When we do dramatise the suffering, how should we approach it, and should any topics be off limits? A discussion featuring Toby Haggith and Peter Filkins.

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The Wolf of Baghdad

Words / Jewish Book Week

Carol Isaacs’ graphic memoir of a lost homeland revisits the old Jewish Quarter of 1940s Baghdad, home to a third of the city’s population which witnessed the death or expulsion of almost its entire community of 150,000. Journeying among its ghostly former inhabitants, she brings to life a lost world.

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Abram Games: His Wartime Work

Words / Jewish Book Week

Captain Abram Games, holder of the unique title ‘Official War Poster Artist’, designed 100 posters for army use. His daughter Naomi Games tells the story of his war work. 

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What’s Next for Iran?

Words / Jewish Book Week

40 years after the Revolution, our panelists discuss Iran’s place in the world, its deep distrust of the West and demonisation of Israel and the US, the role of women - and what the next 40 years might hold for this much-misunderstood and extraordinary nation.

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Who Wants to be a Jewish Writer?

Words / Jewish Book Week

Poet, leading literary critic and Columbia University teacher Adam Kirsch is one of our foremost experts on Jewish thought and history.

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Gloucester Crescent: Me, My Dad and Other Grown-Ups

Words / Jewish Book Week

William Miller grew up in Gloucester Crescent, Camden. Hear about the challenges William faced to carve his own identity, his encounters with Princess Margaret (all true) and the struggles he faced to build a meaningful relationship with his famous father.  

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Streaming Israel: Michael Grade Interviews Ori Elon

Words / Jewish Book Week

Israeli author and filmmaker Ori Elon created hit television drama Shtisel, bringing viewers inside the life of the Haredi community in Jerusalem. He is in conversation with leading media industry figure Michael Grade. 

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Vive la Résistance!

Words / Jewish Book Week

Wherever fascism has taken root, it has met with resistance. What drives people to such extraordinary courage?

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Spies of No Country

Words / Jewish Book Week

In 1948, with Israel’s existence hanging in the balance, four men, part of a ragtag unit known as the Arab Section, consisting of Jews native to the Arab world, went undercover in Beirut.

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The Madness of Crowds

Words / Jewish Book Week

Douglas Murray reveals the astonishing new culture wars playing out in our workplaces, universities, schools and homes in the names of social justice, identity politics and intersectionality.

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George Gershwin: A Songbook

Words / Jewish Book Week

Canadian mezzo-soprano Patricia Hammond meets Brazilian multifaceted pianist and conductor Marcelo Bratke to revisit Gershwin’s greatest successes in a concert for voice and piano, and piano solo.

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Being Jewish Today

Words / Jewish Book Week

Beginning with an account of the journey of the Jewish people and thought from ancient times to the present, this event explores Jewish identity and its relationship to Jewish tradition and belief.

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