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Jewish Book Week


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

Jun 24, 2019

A masterpiece of deep learning and fine sensibility, Robert Alter’s translation of the Hebrew Bible reanimates one of the formative works of our culture. Capturing its brilliantly compact poetry and finely-wrought prose, Alter renews the Old Testament as a source of literary power and spiritual inspiration. From the family frictions of Genesis and King David’s flawed humanity, to the serene wisdom of Psalms and Job’s incendiary questioning of God’s ways, this work resonates with a startling immediacy.

The George Webber Memorial Event

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