A UNESCO resolution has sparked controversy about the extent of the Jewish religious ties to Temple Mount. We will reflect on the importance of the Temple. To what extent has the Temple has shaped Jewish history, ritual and identity? Should the concept still influence us today? Why is that particular piece of land so important?
An eclectic, touching film about hummus, the delicious super food sweeping across Europe and America. Secret recipes, a Guinness World Record and the power of hummus to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together – in the Middle East, America and around the world. Dir Oren Rosenfeld, Israel, 2016
We are often a reactive community when it comes to BDS, but how can we set the agenda in a positive and powerful way, which pushes for a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict whilst avoiding boycotts? Join leading activists from across the community to discuss this difficult issue.
Can you believe that one of the most famous Israeli songs was originally intended as an Israeli version of one of the Beatles most famous songs? How is this connected to the Yom Kippur War and the dream for peace? Explore this meaningful period with documentation and music from the archives of the National Library.
The language we use discussing Israel is difficult. If we say occupation we're anti Israel, if we say Jewish communities, we're supporting the occupation. We will explore the language dilemma for those willing to talk and listen about the Israeli Palestinian conflict. We will discuss the terms Zionism, Occupation, Palestine and more.
The true story of a German-Jewish RAF pilot who stole another's identity to join the RAF, bombed Berlin, became a POW, attempted to escape seven times including "The Wooden Horse" and "The Great Escape". A war hero who hid his true identity and story from his own wife and children.
From the Garden of Eden to the novels of Philip Roth, Judaism has grappled with the sexual dimension of life. By focussing on family, it insisted that sexuality was to be encouraged and yet firmly contained. But as time went on, the erotic became viewed as both a threat and a challenge. We will explore this dynamic and see where it leaves us.
London's East End was the home of Anglo Jewry following their readmission centuries ago. While its Jewish population declined over the past century, it is now increasing once again. Students, Hipsters and City Workers all call it home. Hear about this important trend in Anglo-Jewry and discuss ideas for how we can foster and support this growth.
The past decade has witnessed concerted attempts to boycott Israel. But most of the activity has been declarative and has not been translated into significant actions. Yet the Israeli government and media has whipped up hysteria about the threat facing Israel, giving the pro-boycotters headlines which they could never achieve by themselves.
What can the Muslim and Jewish communities learn from each other’s experience of discrimination and hate crime? How can we work together to combat Islamophobia and antisemitism? In a context of rising hate crime in the UK and beyond, our panel of experts discuss these issues of vital current importance.