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What did Britain want in Palestine?

Tuesday 31st October 2017 at 19:30
Michael J. Cohen
Professor Emeritus, Bar-Ilan University
A leading authority on the British Mandate in Palestine and the rise of the state of Israel.
In his most recent book, published in January 2017, he focuses on the changing

A diverse Israeli cultural experience through music YOAV OVED

Yoav will be performing a mixture of Israeli Ashkenazi and Sephardi songs together with explanations, related anecdotes and stories.  He believes that with our wide-ranging roots people can unite through the medium of music.
Yoav’s tenor voice will move you and his style of performance will encourage you to participate

The Interrogation of Raoul Wallenberg by the Russian Secret Service

The playwright David Crook will discuss his work after the reading
Wednesday 30th August 2017 @ 19:30
 
Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who helped save the lives of over 100,000 Jewish people in the latter half of 1944 in occupied Budapest. This was the only community in Europe

Appreciations

Tania M (London)
Hearing about the history of Cambridge and its university by a local guide, born and bred, is not something you do everyday and I'm glad that I tagged along for the adventure. It was great being among like-minded individuals and learn a little about everyone and then have a private lecture about the Genizah! What a fascinating document! And what a great chance to actually see and touch the originals that are being studied! For those interested in history - Jewish or otherwise - this was a great opportunity and I'm very grateful to Spiro Ark for putting on these tours and their events. First, but not last! Thank you!
SW (London)
Thank you so much for the most wonderful day in Cambridge. The morning tour of Cambridge was informative and interesting and it is certainly somewhere I will return. John the guide was very knowledgeable and personable and pitched the tour just right for our group, The highlight of the tour, the Genizah Fragments exhibition, was absolutely breathtaking. Not only to see the fragments themselves, but to have a lecture which explained every details of their discovery and the work that was involved in the restoration brought every piece of text to life. I am so pleased that I had the opportunity to join this day. I look forward to further explorations with you and your group. Warmest regards
Gioia B (London)
Dear Nitza, Robin and Aleksandra, few lines just to thank you again for the beautiful trip of yesterday to Cambridge. It was a while I didn't have such a great time and I deeply enjoyed my time with you there. It has been a great, enriching and inspiring experience. So a big thank you!
FH (London)
Thank you for a really enjoyable trip to Cambridge last week. Learning about the discovery of the Genizah and seeing some of the documents displayed was absolutely fascinating of course, quite a privilege, and I thought the trip was very well-balanced with the guided tour of Cambridge too. Although I've visited the city quite a few times before, your guide was excellent, really clear and interesting, and as it happens took us down some lovely back lanes which I didn't know, so that was a treat. Many thanks for organising this interesting trip so well - comfortable coach with good driver too - and I look forward to other trips in future. More power to your elbow!