Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /nas/content/live/kingsplace/wp-content/plugins/tessitura/vendor/guzzlehttp/guzzle/src/Handler/CurlFactory.php on line 67

Jews and Power

Ruth Wisse & Anthony Julius

Jewish Book Week 2021

Ruth Wisse speaker
Anthony Julius chair

This is an online streaming event

After the live broadcast, ticket holders and on-demand bookers will be able to watch this performance until midnight on 31 March. For information on how to use KPlayer please refer to our helpful guide or see the KPlayer FAQ.


Taking in everything from the Kingdom of David to the Oslo Accords, Harvard professor Ruth R. Wisse offers a radical new way to think about the Jewish relationship to power in her provocative book, part of the Jewish Encounters series. Although she sees hope in Israel, Wisse questions the way the strategies of the Diaspora continue to drive the Jewish state and draws a persuasive parallel to the United States today, as it struggles to figure out how a liberal democracy can face off against enemies who view Western morality as weakness. In conversation with lawyer and author Anthony Julius.

Click here to buy Jews and Power by Ruth R. Wisse from Blackwell’s.


Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University emeritus. She is a noted scholar of Yiddish literature and of Jewish history and culture.

Anthony Julius is one of England’s most notable lawyers. He is Deputy Chairman of law firm Mishcon de Reya, Chairman of the Jewish Chronicle, Chairman of the London Consortium, and a Visiting Professor at Birkbeck, London University. His most recent book is Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England. He is currently writing a study of censorship and the modern English Novel.


In association with Jewish Renaissance

Jews and Power

Ruth Wisse & Anthony Julius

Jewish Book Week 2021

Date & start time:Sun 28 Feb – 5.30pm
Price:£9.50
Performers:Anthony Julius, Ruth R. Wisse
Genres:Jewish Book Week, Online Events, Words

Get access to all 49 JBW 2021 shows for just £125

Buy Online JBW
Festival Pass

Get access to all 10 JBW shows taking place on 28 Feb for just £65

Buy Online JBW Pass
Sun 28 Feb