Spiro Ark

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Palestinians ‘might claim ownership of Dead Sea Scrolls’

Palestinian Authorities may seek to claim as their own the archaeological site of Qumran and its Dead Sea Scrolls, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has warned.
The scrolls, discovered in the Qumran caves in the mid 20th century, date from biblical times and comprise from hand-written manuscripts of great historical and

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H I JEW POSITIVE – ISRAELI FILM

H I JEW POSITIVE – ISRAELI FILM

Many Catholic Poles regularly discover that their parents had kept their true Jewish identity hidden, from these 2nd and 3rd generations of Holocaust survivors. It has happened to people of all ages from all socio-economic backgrounds. These are the New Jews of Poland.The Director Ronit Kertsner, followed her protagonists for […]

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THE LEGENDARY KADOORIE FAMILY – JEWS IN CHINA

THE LEGENDARY KADOORIE FAMILY – JEWS IN CHINA

The Fourth and Final Lecture of Dr. Maisie Meyer’s Mini Series on the Jews of China.The Kadoorie Family is unique amongst Baghdadi commercial pioneers. One of the foremost families in Baghdad, they were “merchant farmers” in an era when the currency for trade was livestock. Eleazar (Elly) Silas Kadoorie (1865-1944) […]

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SHANGHAI MILLIONAIRE-SILAS AARON HARDOON (1851-1931) JEWS IN CHINA

SHANGHAI MILLIONAIRE-SILAS AARON HARDOON (1851-1931) JEWS IN CHINA

The Third Lecture of Dr. Maisie Meyer’s Mini Series on the Jews of China.A monopoly set named “Shanghai Millionaire” highlights how influential Silas Aaron Hardoon was. Numerous photographs, newspaper articles and biographical accounts animate this celebrity. We trace his mercurial rise from a lowly employee in David Sassoon’s firm on […]

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ARTISTS’ CONTRIBUTION TO SPIRO ARK’S UNIQUE PROGRAMME

ARTISTS’ CONTRIBUTION TO SPIRO ARK’S UNIQUE PROGRAMME

Ronald Stein, our favourite “House Artist” who regularly joins our cultural events is renowned for his excellent drawings of the many contributors to our programmes. Below is a typical example of Professor Ephraim Kahana, addressing a fascinated Spiro Ark audience on the topic of: NUCLEAR TERRORISM AS AN INTELLIGENCE CHALLENGE.

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GET TO KNOW THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON PRESS RELEASE

GET TO KNOW THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON PRESS RELEASE

Temple of Solomon Exhibition Launches in LondonA two-week exhibition on the replica Temple of Solomon in São Paulo, Brazil opens at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in London’s St John’s Wood on Sunday 21 February. Called Get to Know the Temple of Solomon, its aim is to explain the cultural and […]

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SPIRO ARK ARE LAUNCHING THIS BOOK ‘JEWISH PARTICIPATION IN THE FIRE SERVICE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR: LAST VOICES’. BELLOW IS A RECENT BOOK REVIEW (COLIN SHINDLER, THE JEWISH CHRONICLE)

SPIRO ARK ARE LAUNCHING THIS BOOK ‘JEWISH PARTICIPATION IN THE FIRE SERVICE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR: LAST VOICES’. BELLOW IS A RECENT BOOK REVIEW (COLIN SHINDLER, THE JEWISH CHRONICLE)

The firefighters of Irish heritage during the 9/11 attack on New York were lauded for their courage and resilience. The tragedy drew public attention to the Irish tradition of serving in the New York City Fire Department – to save the lives of others at the risk of their own. […]

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2015 SUMMER ULPAN REVIEW BY ITS STUDENTS

– ” It was clear that a great deal of thought and preparation had gone into each session – use of English was minimal and employed only when absolutely necessary.” I would recommend this programme because Daily Lessons allow for a much more immersive experience than weekly alternatives. ” ADRIAN- […]

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