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We don’t know when we’ll all meet again in person for a great celebration of Jewish writing; but we’re continuing with our programme of free-to-access online events to keep you entertained and informed. Last night’s event with Adam Kirsch was a fascinating insight into the history, politics and questions of Jewish writing. If you missed the live event you can watch the recording now on our website or at the bottom of this email.

Coming up next, on the 26th May, a big debate about the shape of British politics. Journalist and author David Kogan, Labour peer David Triesman and deputy editor of the Sunday Times Sarah Baxter discuss The Future of the Labour Party.

Finally, a special offer from our friends at New York’s 92nd Street Y. Adam Gopnik leads a virtual course on reading the New Yorker – Jewish Book Week audience members receive a special discount. Scroll down for more details.

Tuesday 26 May, 7pm

David Kogan and David Triesman, moderated by Sarah Baxter

Has Labour Really Changed? The Future of the Labour Party

In the midst of a global pandemic, the Labour party has a new leader, a new shadow cabinet and – by the time of this evening’s event – a new general secretary. The replacement of Jeremy Corbyn by Keir Starmer is regarded as a new dawn for the party. But how real is this? How can Labour recover from the stain of antisemitism and become an electoral force again? Two experts on Labour’s past discuss its future.

Buy Protest and Power: The Battle for the Labour Party from Blackwells

Presented with our long-standing partner Kings Place.
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Adam Kirsch and David Herman delve into the philosophy and politics of Jewish writing through the ages.
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From Our Friends

And check out 92Y’s Read By — a new podcast featuring today’s finest writers reading the work that matters most to them. From their homes to yours. Contributors include David Mitchell, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Hisham Matar, Adam Gopnik, Nicole Krauss and many others. Released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 
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