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David Baddiel: The God Desire

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week

Thu 7 Mar

David Baddiel: The God Desire

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week

Speaker David Baddiel
Chair Joseph Dweck

After his record-breaking ‘Jews Don’t Count’ event in 2021 David Baddiel returns to the festival with his latest bestseller ‘The God Desire’, described as ‘breathtaking’ by Stephen Fry and ‘hugely heartfelt, funny, kind, fascinating, human and clever’ by Alain de Botton.

This thought-provoking and philosophical essay is written from his perspective as a reluctant atheist who fantasises about how much better life would be if there actually was such a thing as a Superhero Dad.

The writer, broadcaster and comedian will be in conversation with Rabbi Joseph Dweck, Senior Rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community of the United Kingdom and the Rosh Bet Midrash of

Buy a copy of The God Desire by David Baddiel from Blackwells.

This event will last approximately 1 hour, without an interval. 

About the speakers:

David Baddiel is a comedian, author, screenwriter, television presenter and Jewish activist.

Rabbi Dweck
studied in Jerusalem at Yeshiva Hazon Ovadia under the tutelage of former Sephardi Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, has a Master of Arts Degree in Jewish Education, and is currently working toward a Masters in Psychotherapy. In his capacity as Senior Rabbi, he also oversees the Sephardi Beth Din and the Sephardi Kashrut Authority. He is the Deputy President of the London School of Jewish Studies; a President of The Council of Christians and Jews, and an Ecclesiastical Authority to the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Rabbi Dweck also serves as a member of the Standing Committee of the Conference of European Rabbis.

Date:Thu 7 Mar
Start time:7pm (Doors: 6.30pm)
Venue:Hall One
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