Author Archive of Lynharif

Harif visits to Schools and Youth Movements

25 May 2018: Lunchtime visit to South Hampstead Girls' School for quiz: Test your Sephardi Knowledge 18 July 2018: 1:30 - 2:30 pm. 'Minorities within Minorities'. Liberal Jewish Youth movement (LJY - Netzer)

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*’UPROOTED’ NORTH AMERICA BOOK TOUR* 8 – 16 May

Lyn Julius will be speaking at the following venues in the US and Canada about her new book 'UPROOTED: How 3,000 Years of Jewish Civilisation in the Arab world vanished overnight' 8 May: Magen David Synagogue, 11215 Woodglen Dr, Rockville MD 20852 (Washington DC.) 7 pm. Details 301 770 6818. 9 May: American Sephardi Federation, Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, NY 10001.NYC, 7 pm. 10 May: Shaare Mizrah (Manhattan East Synagogue), 1231 Third

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UPROOTED: UK Events

New book 'UPROOTED: How 3,000 Years of Jewish Civilisation in the Arab World Vanished Overnight' by Lyn Julius. The following UK talks are scheduled: Jewish Book Week, Sat 3 March, 7 pm. ( Lyn Julius interviewed by Jenni Frazer). Alyth Gardens Synagogue, Sat 24 March, 9.15 am. (Lyn Julius and Saul Zadka). Tues 17 April, 8pm, Campaign 4 Truth, The Bridge Fellowship, NW11. Tues 24 April, Holland Park Synagogue, W11, 7.30 pm. Sunday 24 June. Christian

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Book Launch: UPROOTED

Tuesday 6 February. The S&P Sephardi Community and Harif are delighted to invite you to the book launch of UPROOTED  (Vallentine Mitchell, 2018) by Lyn Julius at Lauderdale Road Synagogue, 2 Ashworth Rd, W9 1JY. Until the mass exodus of Christians and Yazidis, the post-1948 displacement of more than 850,000 Jewish refugees was the largest population movement of non-Muslims from the Arab Middle East and North Africa, yet the subject is hardly

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Judeo-Arabic books: an exclusive visit to the British Library

Tuesday 30 January 2018.  5.30pm - 7.30pm. Venue:  The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB The British Library holds a very interesting collection of Judeo-Arabic books printed in Baghdad, Bombay and Leghorn, that were specifically intended for use by the Babylonian Jewish community. The collection spans more than 140 years and covers a wide range of subjects such as Bible, Halakhah, liturgy (including Passover haggadot), folklore,

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Official Book launch: ‘Uprooted’ by Lyn Julius

Wednesday 24 January 2018. 8pm. Until the mass exodus of Christians and Yazidis, the post-1948 displacement of more than 850,000 Jewish refugees was the largest population movement of non-Muslims from the Arab Middle East and North Africa, yet the subject is hardly ever discussed. Why is there a conspiracy of silence, what made the Jews leave countries where they had been settled for thousands of years, what became of the majority who settled in

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Sixty years after Suez – November 2016 conference

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Heritage Challenges and Progress in Egypt

Wednesday 17 January 2018. 8pm. In 2017 the Egyptian government addressed many Jewish Heritage issues positively. While obstacles still remain and sensitivity on the issue still runs high, a new proactive preservation approach has emerged affecting synagogues, cemeteries and Torah scrolls. For the past 15 years the Nebi Daniel Association has been campaigning to preserve Egypt’s Jewish Heritage. Its two founding members, Roger Bilboul and Yves

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‘Remember Baghdad’ film

Sunday 3 December 2017, 5 pm. Documentary film by Fiona Murphy. With vivid home movies and archive news footage, eight characters tell their remarkable stories, of fun that was had, and the fear that followed as Iraq laid foundations for decades of unrest. Amid the country’s instability today we follow one Iraqi Jew, Edwin Shuker,  on a journey home, back to Baghdad. Phoenix cinema, East Finchley, N2. Followed by Q&A chaired by Harif with

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Yinon Muallem – Jewish Refugee Day Concert

Saturday 2 December  2017. Doors open 7:30 pm for 8pm. Master percussionist, oudist and vocalist Yinon Muallem combines iconic Jewish melodies with original compositions and arrangements. For this special Funky Dervish performance, Shirley Smart (Cello), Joe Browne (Tenor & Alto Sax), and Vasilis Sarikis (Percussion) will be joining Yinon Muallem to present a night of fusion between instruments, cultures and musical styles. ( See podcast here https://m.mixcloud.com/jewishmusicinstitute/yinon-muallem/) Now

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The Forgotten Refugees

Thursday 30 November, 7:30. To mark the fourth Annual Memorial Day for Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries and Iran, Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation is screening 'The Forgotten Refugees', the David project's acclaimed film about the 850,000 Jews forced out of these countries. (50 mins). Free entry. 10 Wootton Gardens, Bournemouth BH1 1PW. BHC/ Harif.To book ring 01202557433 or email info@bhcshul.co.uk

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Night of Fools

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 7.30 for 8pm. UK Premiere. This documentary film (56 mins)  tells the story of "Operation Torch" - the code name for the American landing in French-ruled North Africa, and the central role in it played by the Algerian underground, which was almost entirely made up of Jews. With only 400 volunteers versus the Vichy garrison of 25,000 troops, the underground succeeded in taking control of Algiers for one night, before handing

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