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Date(s) - 08/05/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Yom Ha’atzmaut – Wednesday 8 May, 7.30 pm

“The best way to know the soul of another country is to read its literature.”  ― Amos Oz

Please join with us for an evening of literature and music, featuring the writings of Amos Oz; singing from our choir and a delicious falafel supper.

Amos Oz was a very great writer who embodied Israel’s story in his own life, in his hopes, and in his political expression. As a writer who was born before the State, he crafts the Hebrew language with every book he wrote. In these troubled times, his vision is more necessary than it ever was.

We will also have an opportunity to listen to the works of other Israeli writers, some well-known, and some known only to members of Sha’arei Tsedek.

Suggested voluntary contribution – £5.00

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Brief biography – Amos Oz

Amos Oz born Amos Klausner; 4 May 1939 – 28 December 2018) was an Israeli writer, novelist, journalist, and intellectual. He was also a professor of  Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

He was the author of 40 books, including novels, short story collections, children’s books, and essays, and his work has been published in 45 languages, more than that of any other Israeli writer. He was the recipient of many honours and awards, among them the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Legion of Honour of France, the Israel Prize, the Goethe Prize, the Prince of Asturias Award in Literature, the Heinrich Heine Prize, and the Franz Kafka Prize.

Oz is regarded as one of “Israel’s most prolific writers and respected intellectuals” – The New York Times

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