Social & Cultural Jewish Events

Spiro Ark host regular events showcasing the best of Jewish & Israeli artists and performers. The showings are open to everyone so no matter your cultural or religious background please do pop into our venue in Baker Street, London, to see what we have on offer. You can book tickets to our events below or you can read about past events by reading our Jewish Event reviews.
Jews from Arab lands: a history denied? Talk by Georges Bensoussan
Why did Jews leave their homes in the Arab world in one generation? Why were they dispossessed, as well as ethnically cleansed?
The history of the last Jews of Muslim lands has long been denied, sugar-coated or validated by multiculturalism. Why is it so difficult to write the history of Jews in Arab lands, crushed as 'dhimmis' and overshadowed by the Holocaust? ...
Can the Arab Spring Bring Peace?  A Different Perspective from the Other Side By Mudar Zahran
Born in 1973, Zahran is a prominent Jordanian opposition figure and a prolific political writer... ...
What's left of Syria's Jewish legacy? An illustrated talk by Adam Blitz
Over the past two years, reports began to surface that the Jobar synagogue near Damascus, dating from the Middle Ages and associated with the cult of the Prophet Elijah, had been destroyed in the current strife. Together with the available video evidence and coverage in the Arab media, Adam Blitz has looked into the fate of the synagogue and concluded that the building was still intact, although it was damaged and some of its Judaica had been looted. ...
Under the Heel of Bushido. Last Voices of the Jewish POWs of the Japanese in the Second World War. By Martin Sugarman
Using mainly unpublished material gathered from personal interviews and archives worldwide, this book contains dozens of accounts - horrific and inspiring, amusing and sad - of the experiences of Jewish prisoners of war and internees from Commonwealth and Dutch forces during the Second World War, as well as numerous photographs from private collections. ...
Medical issues of Medieval Society According to the Cairo Genizah By Professor Efraim Lev- Head of Technion's DP of Humanities and Arts & of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Broader Application of Genizah Research, University of Haifa
The Cairo Genizah has, for already more than a century, served as an almost unlimited source of information about medieval Mediterranean society. The hundred of thousands of fragments it shed light on numerous aspects of the social, economic and cultural life of the community and, as more lately revealed, on the community's medical situation. ...


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