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Learn JMA x The Jewish Quarterly: THE PEN AND THE SWORD

Jewish Museum of Australia

Event Date: 22 November 2022 to 6 December 2022
Author / Presenters: The Jewish Museum of Australia & The Jewish Quarterly

Join writer, curator and academic Ariele Hoffman for a series of conversations that delve into the compelling stories and issues featured in edition 250 of The Jewish Quarterly, including the up-and-coming generation of Israeli writers and the remarkable friendship between literary giants Amos Oz and A.B. Yehoshua. As a finale, Ariele and novelist Nir Baram will delve deeper into the ideas arising from The Jewish Quarterly: THE PEN AND THE SWORD, taking the conversation further with a live discussion.

This series of captivating sessions can be booked individually, or collectively at a discounted price. The Jewish Quarterly is thrilled to be able to offer a free copy of Issue 250 to all Learn JMA participants who book all three sessions upfront.

The Jewish Quarterly is the preliminary journal publishing literary journalism examining Jewish issues and global affairs through a Jewish lens. Every new edition explores a central theme, political or cultural, to investigate through long-form essays written by preeminent voices internationally, offering complex perspectives on complex issues.

Each quarter, alongside the publication of the latest The Jewish Quarterly, the Jewish Museum of Australia will present a series of sessions that will further the conversations arising from the journal.

SESSION ONE: Tuesday 22 November: The Next Generation of Israeli Writers

Facilitator Ariele Hoffman will unpack leading critic Arik Glasner’s article which surveys a younger generation of Israeli writers, whose disparate voices and stories provide a crucial glimpse into Israel today.

SESSION TWO: Tuesday 29 November: Amos Oz and A.B. Yehoshua — An Extraordinary Friendship

Issue 250 of The Jewish Quarterly explores the many efforts by successive generations of Israeli writers to grapple with their nation’s difficult political questions. In this session with facilitator, Ariele Hoffman, you will unpack novelist Nir Baram’s probing essay examining the friendship between two icons of Israeli literature – Amos Oz and A.B. Yehoshua – whose lives, writing and passionate disputes reflect their country’s recent turbulent history and divides.

SESSION THREE: Tuesday 06 December: A Conversation with Nir Baram

Join us as we conclude this inaugural Learn JMA x The Jewish Quarterly series with Ariele Hoffman in conversation with novelist Nir Baram via a live video link discussing Nir’s essay and the diverse ideas in Issue 250. Then join in a facilitated group discussion among those watching from the Museum. This conversation will also be recorded and available to watch online, post-program.

Save the date: The next Learn JMA x The Jewish Quarterly will be held every Tuesday from 21 February—March 21, 2023, with an extraordinary five-part series.

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