Film Screening of Wilfrid Israel: The Essential Link
A documentary on the remarkable story of Wilfrid Israel will be screened at the UK Jewish Film Festival on 26 November 2017. Directed by Yonatan Nir, the documentary explores the life and legacy of Wilfrid Israel, who despite saving the lives of thousands of Jews through secret rescue operations, remains for the most part a forgotten hero.
Tickets are available through the UK Jewish Film Festival website.
Book launch of A Rocky Road: Memoirs by Abraham Levy with Simon Rocker
The event took place in London on 25 September 2017 with Ned Temko, former editor of the Jewish Chronicle, in conversation with Rabbi Abraham Levy.
Eli Amir in conversation with Mishy Harman on Israel Story.
Eli Amir takes Mishy Harman back to the early 1950s, and straight into the closed world of socialist kibbutzim. An endless string of culture shocks followed, and the kibbutz old-timers made sure Eli never forgot he was only a yeled chutz, an ‘outside child.’ But still, Amir – who is now one of Israel’s most beloved novelists – had but one wish: to “become one of them.”
A Rocky Road: Memoirs
“A wise and warm memoir from one of the great spiritual leaders and institution builders of Anglo-Jewry. Rabbi Dr Abraham Levy has been an outstanding embodiment of the classic Spanish-and-Portuguese Jewish tradition, a passionate voice for moderation in an age of extremes, and this lovely book is a reminder of how much that tradition still has to teach us about the combination of humanity and spirituality, openness and faith.”
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
“A wonderfully charming, intimate and interesting memoir of life at the very centre of the old Sephardic Jewish community in London by its hugely respected, long serving Rabbi Abraham Levy who not only has known many eminent and famous characters, described in the book, but also understands and enlightens the culture and faith of Judaism itself.”
Simon Sebag-Montefiore, author of Jerusalem: The Biography