Standing room only was the order of the day – or, rather, the evening – at Norrice Lea Synagogue last Thursday, at the launch of Martin Sugarman’s latest, ground-breaking book, Jews in the Merchant Navy in the Second World War – Last Voices, published by Vallentine Mitchell. The book, like
Many of you will remember the hugely successful London launch of the English language translation of Gigory Kanovich’s Shtetl Love Song, back in December. The evening included a musical soiree, comprising of Yiddish folk songs, performed by musicians Steven Leas, Ilan Lazarus, Yoav Oved and Stefan and Arjan Byron, as […]
On Sunday 21st January, we held the UK book launch of Frozen Mud and Red Ribbons by Avital Baruch, in the intimate setting of The Shtiebel in Canfield Gardens. Avital, or Tali to her friends, read both poignant and entertaining passages from her book, aloud, to a packed audience, which […]
Reviewed by: Samuel Warshaw The centenary of the Balfour Declaration has stimulated a flurry of articles, radio and television programmes and commemorative events in both Jewish and wider circles, far more than the concurrent quincentenary of the Reformation, demonstrating the perhaps somewhat surprising degree of significance that is still attached […]
Reviewed by: Toni Koppel Having spent much of my life either living or working in Golders Green, I was fascinated by the talk given by Pam Fox for Spiro Ark recently. Pam Fox has studied the Jewish people of Golders Green – she interviewed many locals, and pored over censuses […]
Peter Millett became a judge of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong shortly after the hand-over. Regarded as one of the most brilliant and commercially minded judges of his generation, he was involved in many of the most important cases of the time.
Spiro Ark and Holland Park Press are delighted to invite you to the London Launch of Winegarden by Anthony Ferner.Have you ever come across a novella that features a Jewish, yet agnostic professor in theoretical physics who heads a department of thought experiments, located above the local branch of the […]
Focusing on cameos of everyday life, Unexpected Israel brings people and places to life, ranging from caviar to camels, owls to oranges, pomegranates to pilgrims and fossils to friendship as well as some unimaginable tales of heroism. It is without doubt a memorable and wholly “unexpected” journey.Ruth’s stories can be […]