By Marcus Dysch, March 11, 2010
The organisers of Jewish Book Week are celebrating a successful festival, despite the challenges posed by the economy.
The nine-day event ended on Sunday with a sell-out debate on the relationship between Israel and the diaspora.
Guardian and JC writer Jonathan Freedland chaired the lively session with panellists Daniel Levy, an adviser to American advocacy group J Street; human rights specialist Francesca Klug; and Professor David Newman of Ben-Gurion University.
Ticket sales for the festival remained at a similar level to last year's record-breaking 13,000 seats.