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Jewish Arguments: Then and Now

Words / Jewish Book Week

In a world riven with bitter divisions, perverting every opportunity for dialogue, Simon Schama examines the peculiar force of contradictory argument in Jewish tradition.

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Under Cover: A Poet’s Life in Publishing

Words / Jewish Book Week

Jeremy Robson is in conversation with his friend and fellow poet Maureen Lipman to talk about his five decades in publishing.

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Lev Ozerov: Portraits without Frames

Free / Jewish Book Week

Robert Chandler, in conversation with David Herman, discusses his recently published translation of Lev Ozerov’s stupendous Portraits without Frames.

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City of Devils: A Shanghai Noir

Words / Jewish Book Week

Award-winning author Paul French offers a spellbinding account of Shanghai’s lawless 1930s, and two of its most notorious criminals who bestrode the city like kings.

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Murderous Maths

Family / Jewish Book Week

Discover the fun side of numbers and shapes, including weird tricks and games you can't lose, and introducing the people who really did put the murder into maths.

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The Rat Lines

Words / Jewish Book Week

International Human rights lawyer Philippe Sands discusses his phenomenal BBC series, The Rat Lines, about the post-war Nazi escape route out of Europe.

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20th Century Jewish Journeys: Avrom Sutzkever and A. C. Jacobs

Free / Jewish Book Week

Heather Valencia and Merle Bachman introduce the lives, works and indelible impact of Yiddish writer Sutzkever and Scottish poet Jacobs, with readings from recently published books of their poetry.

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Angels: A Visible and Invisible History

Words / Jewish Book Week

A modern look at what was once referred to as ‘angelology’, but which has its real roots in Judaism and in the mighty angels who inhabit the books of Daniel, Tobit and Enoch in post-Babylonian exile literature.

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Love Without End: A Story of Heloise and Abelard

Words / Jewish Book Week

Paris, 1117: Heloise, a young and celebrated scholar, is stunned when the radical philosopher, Peter Abelard, agrees to be her tutor. They embark on a passionate, dangerous love affair with horrific consequences.

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The Echo of a Noise – A One-Man Memoir on Stage

Words / Jewish Book Week

An evening with South Africa’s foremost satirist, the acclaimed Pieter-Dirk Uys, in his 7,000th solo performance that feels as fresh as his very first. Uys was - and still is - a voice in the

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Double Bill: ‘Kabbalah Revealed’ and ‘Jewish World’

Words / Jewish Book Week

Book tickets for the Jewish Book Week events at 6.30pm and 8.00pm in St Pancras Room tonight to receive a 20% discount.

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Agent Jack: Fighting the Nazis on British Soil

Words / Jewish Book Week

June 1940: Britain is Hitler’s next target. But not everyone fears a Nazi invasion; some British citizens determine to do all they can to hasten it. Robert Hutton reveals an astonishing story.

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Kabbalah Revealed: Through History and Fiction

Words / Jewish Book Week

Harry Freedman, author of the acclaimed The Talmud: A Biography, and novelist Ariel Kahn discuss and explore the meaning and relevance of the Kabbalah today.

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Written in History: Letters that Changed the World

Words / Jewish Book Week

Bestselling author and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore looks at over 100 letters from Rameses, Suleiman the Magnificent and Elizabeth I, to Stalin, Emmeline Pankhurst and Leonard Cohen.

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Brexit: the Spark that Fired Populism?

Words / Jewish Book Week

Are Britain’s Jews likely to fare better or worse outside the EU? Our expert panel, drawn from the pro- and anti-Brexit camps, attempt to bring light to this most heated of subjects.

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In Search of Isaiah Berlin: A Literary Adventure

Words / Jewish Book Week

Isaiah Berlin was one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century. Henry Hardy, Berlin’s decades-long editor and collaborator, offers an intimate and revealing picture of the self-deprecating philosopher.

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The Jewish World: The Remembered and Forgotten

Words / Jewish Book Week

Daniel Walkowitz invites readers to join him on his travels. Part family saga and part tour guide, this is a deeply personal analysis of Jewish history as told in public history.

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The Secret World: A History of Intelligence

Words / Jewish Book Week

Christopher Andrew, the world’s leading historian of intelligence, presents a scintillating global account of three thousand years of spying.

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Eve Was Shamed

Words / Jewish Book Week

What comes after #MeToo? In this ‘chilling exposé’ of British justice, eminent lawyer and human rights activist Helena Kennedy confronts a system that is discriminating against, and failing, women.

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The Dance of Faith and Doubt

Words / Jewish Book Week

Elif Shafak and Alice Shalvi: These two iconic women have much in common. Together, Elif and Alice discuss their lives, their work, and their hopes with Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand.

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If All the Seas Were Ink

Words / Jewish Book Week

In If All the Seas Were Ink, Ilana takes us on a guided tour of the Talmud, shedding new light on its stories and offering insights into its arguments.

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The Hebrew Bible

Words / Jewish Book Week

A masterpiece of deep learning and fine sensibility, Robert Alter’s translation of the Hebrew Bible reanimates one of the formative works of our culture.

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The New Book of Middle Eastern Food

Words / Jewish Book Week

Legendary food writer Claudia Roden, exiled from Egypt in the ‘50s, was drawn to the subject of food through a desire to remember her lost heritage. She shares recipes interwoven with evocative stories.

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A Long Night in Paris: Thriller Fiction

Words / Jewish Book Week

Former editor in chief of Haaretz and international best-selling author Dov Alfon discusses his electrifying novel, A Long Night in Paris.

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