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Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World

January 10, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World: Senior Rabbi Joseph Dweck in conversation with Norman Lebrecht, hosted by LSJS and Jewish Renaissance.

Register now: https://www.lsjs.ac.uk/genius-and-anxiety-how-jews-changed-the-world-1306.php

This free event is kindly sponsored by the Dangoor family to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Scribe.

In 1971 Sir Naim Dangoor established The Scribe magazine to celebrate Sephardi culture and give insight into the Iraqi Jewish Community. To mark its Jubilee year, LSJS invites you to join a conversation between Rabbi Joseph Dweck and historian and commentator Norman Lebrecht. They will discuss how Jewish origins and experiences of exile drove the ambition and excellence of so many of the 20th century’s key figures.

Norman Lebrecht is a historian, cultural commentator, broadcaster and award-winning novelist. His 12 books about music have been translated into 17 languages and his first novel The Song of Names won a Whitbread (now Costa) Award in 2003. His latest non-fiction work, Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World 1847–1947, is published by Oneworld (UK) and Scribner in the US.

The Scribe, was first established by Sir Naim Dangoor in 1971. This is its 50th year since publication began and the Jubilee edition has been edited by Naim’s great niece Natasha Dangoor, who will participate in the event alongside Naim’s son, David Dangoor.

Admission is free and all who book will receive a link to the digital edition of the celebratory 50th anniversary of The Scribe and an offer of 40% off a year’s subscription to Jewish Renaissance.


January 10, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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