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Jewish treasures of the Ashmolean

Rebecca Abrams picks 22 artefacts from the Ashmolean museum's collection that tell untold Jewish stories

Rebecca Abrams

Friday, October 20, 2017

Jewish treasures of the Ashmolean
  • Jack Warner and Al Jolson
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    A horrible man and the Hollywood casting couch

    Before Harvey Weinstein, there was Jack Warner. Jenni Frazer reviews a book about an unpleasant movie mogul and his brothers

    Jenni Frazer

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    A horrible man and the Hollywood casting couch
  • Gerald Kersh
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    Book review: Prelude to a Certain Midnight

    Gerald Kersh was a best-selling author in the 1940s, but his work is now forgotten. David Herman hails a reissue for a new generation.

    David Herman

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    Book review: Prelude to a Certain Midnight
  • Anthony Horowitz: real or fictional?
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    Book review: The Word is Murder

    Alan Montague enjoys Anthony Horowitz's latest novel — which features a character called Anthony Horowitz

    Alan Montague

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    Book review: The Word is Murder
  • Anne Applebaum
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    Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine

    Anne Applebaum's latest book outlines the casual cruelty that Stalin displayed towards an entire nation

    Stephen Pollard

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine
  • Inbali Iserles (right) as a child with her grandfather and sister and a stray kitten
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    Inspired by Israel's jackals

    Children's author Inbali Iserles was inspired by the jackals that howled in the forest outside her grandparents' kibbutz

    Inbali Iserles

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    Inspired by Israel's jackals
  • Simon Schama: 'My mission was to be a kind of ventriloquist for the dead'
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    Simon Schama: Speaking for the dead

    Jenni Frazer interviews historian Simon Schama as the second volume of history of the Jewish people is published

    Jenni Frazer

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    Simon Schama: Speaking for the dead
  • William Sutcliffe
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    William Sutcliffe: Imagining Gaza in London

    What if the Gaza strip were relocated to Camberwell? Angela Kiverstein meets an author tackling big questions for young adult readers

    Angela Kiverstein

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    William Sutcliffe: Imagining Gaza in London
  • Nathan Englander
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    Book Review: Dinner at the Centre of the Earth

    'A dark, profound meditation on the state of Israel and also a gripping thriller, full of twists and moral ambiguity, it is an absolute joy to read.'

    David Herman

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    Book Review: Dinner at the Centre of the Earth
  • Queen Victoria Interviewing Disraeli at Osborne House by Theodore Blake Wirgman (Photo by © Fine Art Photographic Library/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
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    Integration for Jews preceded tragedies

    The experiences of Rothschild and Disraeli could have changed Britain, but history records a series of missed opportunities for others

    Andrew Adonis

    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    Integration for Jews preceded tragedies