Author Archive of Lynharif

The Pirate Captain Toledano

Wednesday 8 November, 8 pm. Join us for the premiere of The Pirate Captain Toledano, an award-winning short fiction film by Arnon Z. Shorr. To-date, the only dramatisation of Inquisition-era Jewish piracy, it tells the story of a refugee from the Spanish Inquisition who is caught as a stowaway on a 16th century pirate ship. Never before seen in the UK, the film is in English, with some Ladino and liturgical Hebrew. Watch the trailer HERE. Following

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*What is Iraqi-Jewish Arabic?

Wednesday 1 November, 7.30 pm.Eli Timan has spent ten years recording people speaking the Iraqi-Jewish dialect. What makes it different from the language spoken by Muslims in Iraq, and how can we preserve a language that will die out with the last Jews born in Arab countries?  Harif/Spiro Ark. The Stiebel, 10 a Canfield Gardens, NW6. £10. Booking Spiro Ark on 020 7794 4655, education@spiroark.org or info@harif.org (The photo is of a young Iraqi-Jewish

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Sephardi Late Night

Thursday 6 July 2017. Jewish Museum, Albert St, NW1, 6 - 9 pm. Booking £10/ £5 students. Explore the exhibition Sephardi Voices after hours, in our fun and creative late opening in collaboration with Harif. Experience the Moroccan Jewish Henna ceremony with Michelle Huberman Funny Judeo-Arabic expressions and curses, with Lyn Julius and Eli Timan. 7:30 - 8pm. Listen to Sephardi music Try Belly dancing with Frederique Assor And enjoy crafting, talks,

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The End of Iraq’s Jewish Community: From the Farhud to Saddam’s reign of terror

Tuesday 20 June. We will commemorate the demise of the post-1967 Jewish communities of the Arab world, a process which began in Iraq with the 1941 Farhud and ended with hangings and disappearances. Readings, films, and a chance to share experiences. Afternoon Tea. JW3. Further details soon.341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET Box Office: 020 7433 8988

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Aden 1967: How the British rescued the Jews

Monday 5 June 2017, 7:30 pm. Fifty years since the outbreak of the Six-Day war, Nigel Grizzard will revisit the events leading to the demise of the Jewish community of Aden, and the role of the Lancashire Regiment in saving Jews from murderous riots. His illustrated talk is dedicated to Abraham Marks, the headmaster of the Jewish school burnt down in the tumult. Nigel Grizzard is an expert on Yorkshire Jewry and became fascinated with the Jews of

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Jerusalem with a Sephardi twist

Wednesday 24 May 2017. 8pm. On the 50th anniversary of the re-unification of Jerusalem, light refreshments, stories and music to celebrate Yom Yerushalayim with a Sephardi twist. With Ruth Corman, author of Unexpected Israel. Harif/Holland Park Synagogue, W11. £8. Booking via PayPal below or ring the synagogue on 0207 603 7961.

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Islam and Nazi Germany’s War

Tuesday 23 May 2017.  8pm.  Lyn Julius of Harif  will take part  in a discussion organised by  Campaign4Truth to examine the role played by Islam in the second world war. In the book 'Islam and Nazi Germany’s War' Dr David Motadel reveals how German troops on the ground in North Africa, the Balkans, and the Eastern front engaged with diverse Muslim populations, including Muslim Roma and Jewish converts to Islam. In the most crucial phase of

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Starting Over Again -UK premiere

Thursday 11 May. 6:30 to 8:30 pm (approx). UK Premiere of film about the exodus of Jews of Egypt by Elliot Malki.  Association of Jews from Egypt/Harif. Oriental refreshments and soft drinks followed by hour-long film. ORT House, Camden. Harif/ Association of Jews from Egypt. £10. Booking info@harif.org or ring Maurice Maleh on 01923 86 9180 /07815 455989.

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French Jews in London: who are they, why are they here and what will happen to them after BREXIT?

Wednesday 26 April 2017. 8 pm.   With its half-a-million French residents, London is known as the fifth French city. In the last decades, thousands of Jews have settled in the UK from France and Sephardi Minyanim are popping up to cater for their needs. Who are they? What made them come here? And what will happen to them after the UK leaves the EU? Harif Creative Director Michelle Huberman  has an intimate knowledge of this topic, having worked

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Harif special offer for Michel Boujenah show

Saturday 18 March 2017. For one night only at the Shaw Theatre in London NW1, the celebrated French stand-up comic Michel Boujenah is coming to London with his hilarious show 'Ma Vie Revee' (The show will be entirely in French). Boujenah was born in Tunisia and his roots and childhood are a great source of comic material! Harif followers are being offered £10 off the ticket price. Instead of £45, you pay £35. To take advantage of the Harif discount

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The Arabs and the Holocaust

Monday 13 March 2017 , 8 pm. The impact of Nazism was thwarted by the Allied victory at El-Alamein in 1942, but the ideological impact of Nazism on the Arab world was huge and is with us to this day. Presentation by Lyn Julius of Harif to Kenton United Synagogue. Details ileeman370@gmail.com

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The hidden Jewish history of Palmyra

Sunday 12 March 2017, 7.30 pm.  The Stiebel, 10 a Canfield Gardens, London NW6. As the Syrian civil war has raged, the ancient city of Palmyra has been in the news after Islamic state reportedly blew it up, lost it, and regained control of it once more. Little attention has been paid to Palmyra's Jewish history and in particular the early attempts of Julius Euting to document it in 1883. Join Adam Blitz as he discusses the Jewish legacy of Palmyra:

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