Traces: Representations of the Holocaust and Antisemitism in British Film and Television In collaboration with the British Jewish Contemporary Cultures Network and supported by Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image Speakers: Nathan Abrams, Bangor University; James Jordan, University of Southampton; Caroline Kaye, University of Manchester; Sue Vice, University of Sheffield. Date: Wednesday 8 November 2017 […]

He’s not a literary author, but has been a enormous influence for critics and authors in the world of Anglo-Jewish writing (and far beyond–I just bought a book of his in Phoenix, AZ) that it is worth linking to him here. Bauman Institute Wikipedia Page (apparently there are issues with it.  Can you fix them?) […]

Really interested in seeing this. Jay Howard Geller and Leslie Morris, Editors As German Jews emigrated in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and as exiles from Nazi Germany, they carried the traditions, culture, and particular prejudices of their home with them. At the same time, Germany—and Berlin in particular—attracted both secular and religious Jewish […] NYRB Books Halban – UK Publisher Obituaries: Reviews of this Book Huffington Post Washington Free Beacon Financial Times Washington Post Jewish Chronicle Ham and High (Hampstead and Highgate) Jewish Book Council Kirkus Calcutta Telegraph Times Literary Supplement Shelf Awareness Sasha Abramsky speaking about the book  The House of […]

The House of Twenty Thousand Books is journalist Sasha Abramsky’s elegy to the vanished intellectual world of his grandparents, Chimen and Miriam, and their vast library of socialist literature and Jewish history. A rare book dealer and self-educated polymath who would go on to teach at Oxford and consult for Sotheby’s, Chimen Abramsky drew great […]

“London is a modern Babylon.” (Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister, 1847) Curators: Avichai Halperin | Asaf Galay “I look at Whitechapel and think to myself: if London is so cheerful, how will it be in America?!” (Sholem Aleichem, “Motle son of Peisi”) In the late nineteenth century, the dream of a different and better life […]