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Jewish Identity in 2020

Howard Jacobson, Bari Weiss, Hadley Freeman and Jonathan Freedland - guests at this year's Jewish Book Week - talk with Matthew Sweet.

Howard Jacobson, Bari Weiss, Hadley Freeman and Jonathan Freedland - guests at this year's Jewish Book Week - talk with Matthew Sweet about anti-Semitism, the Jewish novel, and tracing Jewish family history.

Howard Jacobson's most recent novel is called Live a Little
Bari Weiss has published How to Fight Anti-Semitism
Hadley Freeman's book tracing her family history is called House of Glass
Jonathan Freedland's latest novel under the pen name Sam Bourne is called To Kill a Man

Jewish Book Week runs at venues in London, including JW3 and Kings Place, until Sunday 8 March.

In the Free Thinking programme archive and available to download as an Arts & Ideas podcast you can hear:
Howard Jacobson delivering a lecture on Why We Need The Novel https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b949cx and talking to Philip Dodd about his dystopian novel J https://www.bbc.com/programmes/b04hyvk5
Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger and New Generation Thinker Brendan McGeevor from the Pears Institute discussing stereotypes and also anti-Semitism https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00050d2
Matthew Sweet in conversation with David Grossman https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03x1p4l
Simon Schama and Devorah Baum debating Jewish history, jokes and contemporary identity https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b098hz1m
Jonathan Freedland exploring Jewish identity in fiction from Amos Oz, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen & Jonathan Safran Foer https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07vws14

Producer: Emma Wallace

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In the Free Thinking programme archive and available to download as an Arts & Ideas podcast you can hear:

Howard Jacobson delivering a lecture on Why We Need The Novel and talking to Philip Dodd about his dystopian novel J 
Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger and New Generation Thinker Brendan McGeevor from the Pears Institute discussing stereotypes and also anti-Semitism 
Matthew Sweet in conversation with David Grossman 
Simon Schama and Devorah Baum debating Jewish history, jokes and contemporary identity
Jonathan Freedland exploring Jewish identity in fiction from Amos Oz, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen & Jonathan Safran Foer 

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