Spiro Ark

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Book Launch: Studying Waltz with Bashir
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Book Launch: Studying Waltz with Bashir

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Introduced by the author, Dr Giulia Miller

On its release in 2008, Ari Folman’s animated film Waltz with Bashir was heralded as a brilliant and original exploration of trauma, its impact on memory and the recording of history. It is surprising that although Waltz with Bashir consists of numerous flashbacks and dream

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Book launch: A Hidden Jewish Child from Belgium
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Book launch: A Hidden Jewish Child from Belgium

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Spiro Ark proudly presents Francine Lazarus author of A Hidden Jewish Child from Belgium:
Francine will talk about overcoming trauma, emigration and how founding a family and integrating in a welcoming community in Australia helped her find voice.
Francine Lazarus survived the Second World War in Belgium, hidden with strangers,

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Literary Golders Green
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Literary Golders Green

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A workshop with Pam Fox

Pam Fox’s book on the Jewish community of Golders Green provides a comprehensive history of the development of the community and Jewish life in the area. It contains many references to how the community has featured in literature and its many Jewish poets and 

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Jews in the Merchant Navy in the Second World War
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Jews in the Merchant Navy in the Second World War

Martin Sugarman  (BA Hons, Cert Ed) was born and brought up in Hackney and graduated from Bristol University. He was a Senior Teacher for over twenty years in Secondary Schools and then an Examinations Officer in Further Education. Archivist of AJEX, he helped to set up the Jewish Military Museum

An Evening about Jewish Pirates
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An Evening about Jewish Pirates

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Spiro Ark, Harif and HGSS proudly present An Evening About Jewish Pirates with Arnon Z. Shorr and Richard Rasner

Whoever heard of Jewish pirates? Contrary to the Hollywood stereotype, Jews were ambitious adventurers who sought revenge at a time when Spain was a major maritime power, and a safe

What did Britain want in Palestine?
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What did Britain want in Palestine?

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 interests that lay behind British policy in Mandatory Palestine. 
He includes

What is Iraqi-Jewish Arabic?
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What is Iraqi-Jewish Arabic?

Eli Timan has spent ten years recording people speaking the Iraqi-Jewish dialect.  What makes it different from the language spoken by Muslims in Iraq, and how can we preserve a language that will die out with the last Jews born in Arab countries?
Kanoun al-Nisa (The Law of Women)