Spiro Ark host regular lecture events by the cream of Jewish & Israeli society. The performances are open to everyone so no matter your cultural or religious background please do pop into our venue in Baker Street, London, to listen to these fantastic talks. You can book tickets to our lectures below or you can read about past lectures by reading our Jewish lecture reviews.
Holocaust Humour, Satire, and Parody in Israeli Culture
Holocaust humour, satire, and parody are sensitive and complex issues. For many years, Israeli culture recoiled from dealing with the Holocaust from a humorous or satirical perspective. The perception was that a humorous approach might threaten the sanctity
With its half-a-million French residents, London is known as the fifth French city. In the last decades, thousands of Jews have settled in the UK from France and Sephardi Minyanim are popping up to cater for their needs. Who are they? What made them come here? And what
“A ROLLER-COASTER RIDE – FROM THE BIRTH OF THE AMERICAN MAFIA AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY – THRU’ PROHIBITION AND HOW THEIR JEWISH PALS PROPELLED ORGANISED CRIME TO INFLUENCE EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE IN AMERICA FOR SOME FIFTY YEARS – WHICH WOULD ULTIMATELY CREATE THE PLAYGROUND
Little attention has been paid to Palmyra’s Jewish history and in particular the early attempts of Julius Euting to document it in 1883.
Join Adam Blitz as he discusses the Jewish legacy of Palmyra: the UNESCO World Heritage site located in the Syrian desert at the crossroads of
The revelation, in 1644, that South American Indians prayed in Hebrew was astonishing. The news was brought to the Jews of Amsterdam in September 1644 by a Portuguese Marrano trader from New Grenada. He described a secret meeting with indigenous people in a remote location at a river
The split between the two groups began during the period of the Babylonian exile and especially during the return. The returned exiles from Babylon are the fore-bearers of Judaism as we know it today, whereas those who have remained on the land have been cut off from this
John Steinberg was born in 1952 and spent many years in business before becoming a writer in 2008. Since then, he has co-written and produced comedies for the stage and has created a series of books for children. Blue Skies Over Berlin is his second novel.