Montague David Eder (1865-1936): Psychoanalyst and Zionist

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December 2020

Montague David Eder (1865-1936): Psychoanalyst and Zionist

Tuesday, 1 December 2020 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Dr Kenneth Collins, Visiting Professor, History of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will be giving a talk on  Montague David Eder (1865-1936): Psychoanalyst and Zionist, 1 December, 17.30 (UK time). David Eder was a pioneer of psychonanalysis in Britain and was a leading figure in the Zionist movement. He headed the Zionist Commission and was based in Jerusalem during the first years of the Mandate. He remained a key figure, close to Chaim Weizmann until his untimely death. This is…

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Taking Back Control: Hanukkah for the Hasmoneans – a Hellenistic History

Thursday, 3 December 2020 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Professor Paul Anthony Cartledge is a British ancient historian and academic. From 2008 to 2014 he was the A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge. Join us on December 3rd at 8pm to hear this historical Hanukkah lecture. To attend, preregister to receive Zoom details: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtd-6vqzksGdUo4Oe61SVc4Z2bNye74ngn  

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The Jewish Disease ? Tay-Sachs in Science, History and Pedagogy

Monday, 7 December 2020 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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JHSE Leeds branch, in partnership with Milim, invite you to attend The Jewish Disease ? Tay-Sachs in Science, History and Pedagogy taking place 7 December 2020 at 8pm. Greg Radick is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds. He arrived at Leeds in 2000 after studies at Rutgers (BA History) and Cambridge (MPhil & PhD History and Philosophy of Science). In his final year at Cambridge he was the Charles and Katharine Darwin Research Fellow at Darwin College.…

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The SS Officer’s Armchair: In Search of a Hidden Life

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dr. Daniel Lee (Queen Mary University London) will speak to the JHSE about his latest book, The SS Officer's Armchair: In Search of a Hidden Life. Lee follows the trail of cold calls, documents, coincidences and family secrets, to uncover the life of one Dr Robert Griesinger from Stuttgart. Who was he? What had his life been – and how had it ended? Lee reveals the strange life of a man whose ambition propelled him to become part of the Nazi…

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January 2021

Willesden Jewish Cemetery: a slice of British History

13th January 2021 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The House of Life is a new visitor experience at Willesden Jewish Cemetery, now open to the public for visiting. This talk will give you a taste of some of the incredible stories of the residents of the cemetery, from the great and good to rogues and rebels. You can find out more about Willesden Jewish Cemetery at www.willesdenjewishcemetery.org.uk. Deborah Cohen has recently retired from a management career in the NHS/Adult Social Care.   Deborah became a volunteer guide and speaker…

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Benjamin Disraeli – Revisted

21st January 2021 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

Professor Jon Parry (Cambridge) will offer some thoughts on Benjamin Disraeli’s career and his current reputation among historians.  Have there been any new recent insights into his political goals and achievements?   In what ways did his Jewishness matter to his outlook or to his popularity?  How should we interpret his association with ‘One Nation Conservatism’? Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqcumhqTwvG9RJM4FSXOrCNgB6XMuEzTiD Organised by JHSE London Branch

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The Rise and Fall of the Bournemouth Jewish Hotels

26th January 2021 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online

Do you have fond memories of family holidays in Bournemouth, whether at the Cumberland, the Green Park, or elsewhere? Even if you didn’t holiday in Bournemouth, please join us on 26th January 2021, when Geoffrey Feld, former hotelier and owner of the Cumberland Hotel will tell us about the history of Jewish Hotels in the town, with many amusing anecdotes from his personal experiences over almost 50 years. Geoffrey grew up in the East End of London, where his parents…

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Uprooted: How 3000 Years of Jewish Civilization in the Arab World Vanished Overnight

26th January 2021 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lyn Julius, author of Uprooted: How 3000 Years of Jewish Civilization in the Arab World Vanished Overnight will speak to the JHSE about how until the mass exodus of Christians and Yazidis, the post-1948 displacement of more than 850,000 Jewish refugees was the largest population movement of non-Muslims from the Arab Middle East and North Africa, yet the subject is hardly ever discussed. Why did Jews leave countries they had been settled in for thousands of years?  What lessons can we…

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February 2021

The Cairo Genizah in the digital age

18th February 2021 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The digital revolution has spurred the greatest advances in research on the Cairo Genizah since Solomon Schechter’s first discovery of the collection in the late 1890s. From the digitisation of images, through text mining, and automated transcription, the Genizah continues to be at the forefront of new research methods in the ‘digital humanities’. Dr Ben Outhwaite, Director of the Genizah Research Centre, Cambridge University Library will address a JHSE audience on the 18th February at 8pm via Zoom. Zoom details to follow.

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Harry Heinz Schwarz: Refugee, anti-apartheid leader, Mandela’s top diplomat

23rd February 2021 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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JHSE Sussex Branch invite you to join them 23 February 2021 to hear the extraordinary story of the late Harry Schwarz, a refugee from Nazism who became one of South Africa’s leading anti-apartheid figures and top diplomat during its transition to democracy, as told by his grandson Adam through some of Schwarz’s most dramatic photos that also tell South Africa’s story, from the Second World War to the fall of Apartheid. Adam Schwarz is a writer, political commentator and entrepreneur.…

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