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Jewish Book Week


Podcasts from the annual festival of arts and ideas held in London, UK.

Jun 28, 2019

When she was 27, Ilana Kurshan found herself alone in Jerusalem in the wake of a painful divorce. She joined the world’s largest book club, learning daf yomi, Hebrew for ‘daily page’ of the Talmud, taking her copy wherever she went. In If All the Seas Were Ink, Ilana took us on a guided tour of the Talmud, shedding new light on its stories and offering insights into its arguments, for those already familiar with the text and those who have never encountered it. Together with Yoel Finkelman, Judaica Curator of the National Library of Israel, she explored her memoir of love and learning as a celebration.

Sponsored by the National Library of Israel

This event took place on Monday 4 March as part of Jewish Book Week 2019