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Dannie Abse Centenary Celebration

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Jeremy Robson & Maureen Lipman are joined by poets, friends and family in an entertaining centenary celebration or the much-loved writer.

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Horror Movies in Israel

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Professor Olga Gershenson explores the birth and blossoming of Israeli-made horror films over the last decade.

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YIVO and the Recovery of Jewish Memory

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Jonathan Brent and Philippe Sands delve into YIVO’s vast collection, documenting 500 years of Jewish life.

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Bats & Mitzvahs: Jews and Cricket

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The curators of the MCC Museum’s Cricket and the Jewish Community exhibition are joined by former Wisden editor Matthew Engel and World Cup 2000 player Lara Molins Caplin.

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Itamar Rabinovich: Middle Eastern Maze

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Historian and statesman Itamar Rabinovich discusses the Arab-Israel conflict with David Aaronovitch, up to the present day.

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The Jewish Fringe Festival presents Shiva at Wit’s End

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Tsitsit The Jewish Fringe Festival returns to Book Week with a staged reading of a new comedy by Estee Stimler.

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Women in Intelligence

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From Bletchley Park to behind enemy lines, Helen Fry joins fellow historian Clare Mulley to reveal hitherto unknown stories of the pivotal role played by women in British Intelligence in the world wars.

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Leonard Bernstein: Some Other Time

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A celebration in conversation and song of the legendary composer and conductor, with Edward Seckerson, Petroc Trelawny and West End stars Christina Bianco and Julian Ovenden.

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Susan Rubin Suleiman: An Immigrant Girlhood

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Harvard professor Susan Rubin Suleiman joins Ariana Neumann to look back at her early life as a Hungarian Holocaust refugee and American immigrant.

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The Art of the Thriller

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Adam LeBor and Alex Gerlis join Jenni Frazer to discuss thriller-writing and their latest books.

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Book Week Digi-Pass

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Digi-Pass gives access to all 16 online streaming events for £39.50. If you book a ticket for this digi-pass, or any of the individual digital streaming events at Jewish Book Week, you

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The Last Consolation Vanished (Online streaming)

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Zalmen Gradowski’s powerful and extraordinary eyewitness testimony of life and death in Auschwitz, discussed by editor Arnold Davidson and documentary film-maker Toby Perl Freilich.

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Ian Goldin: Age of the City (Online streaming)

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Former World Bank VP and adviser to Nelson Mandela, Ian Goldin explores why the city is where the battles of inequality, social division, pandemics and climate change must be faced.

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Why Schoenberg Matters (Online Streaming)

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This online event sees Harvey Sachs discuss his biography of Arnold Schoenberg, a New Yorker Book of the Year, restoring the Austrian American composer to his rightful place in the pantheon.

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How The Talmud Can Change Your Life (Online streaming)

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Weaving together psychology, philosophy and history - from Aristotle to Billie Holiday – Liel Leibovitz discusses surprisingly modern advice from a very old book with Raphael Zarum.

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Blazin' Fiddles

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Encompassing a rare and virtuosic selection of the fiddle’s diverse Highland and island voices, with ensemble and solo-led sets both backed by powerhouse guitar and piano, the Blazin’ Fiddles pack all the power, passion and sensitivity of Scotland’s traditional music into a single show.

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Yascha Mounk: The Identity Trap (Online streaming)

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Barack Obama’s ‘favourite political thinker’ on identity politics.

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Louis Jacobs’ Quest (Online streaming)

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Miri Freud-Kandel, Modern Judaism lecturer at Oxford, joins us online with the first book-length analysis of the late New London Synagogue rabbi’s theology.

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Maestros & Monsters: Sontag & Steiner (Online streaming)

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Robert Boyers discusses his friends Susan Sontag and George Steiner, two of the most notable secular Jewish intellectuals of the last century, who shared a mutual dislike and mistrust.

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Breaking Through Depression (Online streaming)

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US National Institute of Health depressive illness expert Philip Gold on its profound impact on physical health, and the latest innovations offering hope for healing.

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Jewish Priorities (Online streaming)

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Ruth Wisse, Yossi Klein Halevi and David Hazony discuss proposals for the future of the Jewish people.

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Robert Alter on Amos Oz (Online streaming)

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The critic and translator brings the first published biography of one of Israel’s most prominent writers to Book Week, exploring his novels, essays, activism and family life.

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Maimonides: Faith in Reason (Online streaming)

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Leading bibliophile Alberto Manguel with his Jewish Lives biography of the medieval philosopher, physician and scholar.

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Kabbalah in Modern Literature (Online streaming)

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Professor Moshe Idel, “the most important scholar of Jewish mysticism since Gershom Scholem” on the influence of Kabbalah on modern literature.

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