Palestine was the place of the first start of a successful national malaria-eradication campaign anywhere in the world in 1921/2. The British, in 1918, had declared the malarial position in Palestine as hopeless, the British Army having collapsed from malaria there, although, fortunately for them, a few days
An Illustrated Talk by Dr Menashe Tahan
Dr Tahan reveals the secrets of the sublime Jewish teachings, covertly concealed in the spectacular works of art held in the heart of the Vatican, which could not be deciphered for the last 500 years.
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
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,
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
An illustrated lecture delivered by Professor Jodi Magness.
In 1946-7, the first Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by accident near the site of Qumran. Eventually, the remains of approximately 1000 scrolls were found in 11 caves surrounding Qumran. In this slide-illustrated lecture, we explore the archaeological remains of Qumran,
Spiro Ark and HGSS are proud to present:
Churchill and the Jews: a lecture with Professor Michael J. Cohen
Professor Michael Cohen is the author of 11 books, among them, Churchill and the Jews (1985, revised paperback edition, 2003).
In 1985, he was the first to challenge Churchill’s alleged “unique historical understanding
Harmonia (2016) directed by ORI SIVAN
Synopsis: Harmonia is a modern adaptation of the mythological triangle between the childless Abraham and Sarah and young Hagar.
Sarah is the harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic; Abraham is its almighty conductor. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem joins the
Spiro Ark is delighted to present the official launch of: From Krakow to Berkeley, Coming out of Hiding by Anna Rabkin.
What happens to a child whose early life is marked by trauma and loss?
Can a refugee whose earliest memories are of hiding in fear learn to step