Author Archive of Lynharif

2016 Farhud commemoration: Simon Yadoo

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Sixty years since Suez

Sunday 13 November 2016. Doors open 11.45 am for 12.30 - 3 pm. Lunch, followed by Conference with keynote speakers Anthony Gorst and Dr Natan Aridan. They will examine the lead-up to the conflict between Egypt, Israel, Britain and France and the forced departure of 25,000 Jews. Personal testimonies. Association of Jews from Egypt/ S&P Sephardi Community/ Harif. £15. Booking Maurice Maleh on 0192 3869180 or James Levy on 0208 203 1325. Email: info@harif.org

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French Jews in London: who are they and why are they here?

Sunday 30 October 2016. Talk about French Jews in the UK by Michelle Huberman, creative director of Harif at the Jewish Genealogical Society's one-day Conference. Michelle lived in Paris during the 80's running a fashion business in the Sentier amongst the French Jews and has continues to have a 'pied' in this community. Expect a colourful talk and find out how the 'Feujs' will affect the long term of the Anglo Jewish community. Jewish Museum, London

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2016 Farhud commemoration: Edwin Black

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2016 Farhud commemoration : Ambassador Mark Regev

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The influence of Nazism on the Arab world

Tuesday, 27 September 2016,8:00 pm - 10:00 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 the Jewish Historical Society, Herts and Middlesex branch. Allum Lane Community Centre Manor House, 2 Allum Lane Elstree WD6 3PJ. Contact details at JHSE website.

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Charmed life: the phenomenal world of Philip Sassoon

Sunday 25 September. Title of a new fascinating book, written by Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe, where Philip (and his father Edward before him) was also an MP. It tells the amazing story of the "Jewish son of Babylon". Sassoon, descendant of the Baghdadi Indian magnate David Sassoon, was a great entertainer who used to throw lavish parties: among the guests were Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Balfour, Lawrence of Arabia,

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‘Libyan Twilight’: book launch

Sunday 11 September 2016. From 6:30. Launch of English version of book, 'Libyan Twilight', by Benghazi-born Raphael Luzon. With Adel Darwish, Robert Halfon MP and other VIPs. Entertainment and light refreshments. S&P synagogue, 2 Ashworth Road, W9 1JY. FREE but registration essential/RSVP raphael@rluzon.eu

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The Forgotten Refugees film

Thursday 8 September 2016. 2pm. Film about the 850,000 Jewish refugees from Arab countries, followed by Q&A with Lyn Julius of Harif and Eli Timan, an expert on Judeo-Arabic. Over-50s group, Watford and District synagogue, Watford WD174YE. Part of B'nai B'rith Jewish Heritage Days. 2. Contact info@harif.org

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The Mufti, Nazi Propaganda & The Farhud

Sunday 7 August 2016, 7 pm.This is a unique opportunity to hear an illustrated talk by Dr Edy Cohen, fellow of the International Communications Center of Bar Ilan University. Drawing on research in Israeli and French archives, Dr Cohen will talk about the first Nazi Arabic propaganda broadcasts by Radio Berlin to the Arab world during WWII. Dr Cohen has discovered documents which shed new light on how radio messages would have incited the June 1941

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‘Peshmerga’ London premiere, with BHL

Monday 11 July 2016. 7:45 pm. Premiere of acclaimed documentary by Bernard-Henri Levy about the Kurdish fighters who are battling Da'esh in Iraq.Hexagon in association with Harif. The film will be followed by a presentation by BHL himself and the film crew. London SW7 venue. For tickets, click here.

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Gilbert Montagne and friends

28 June 2016, 7:30 pm. Fundraising event for Tsedaka UK with the legendary French singer Gilbert Montagne and France's Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia. Tsedaka/Harif. London E1 venue. To book, click here . Contact Rebecca on 07768411802 or email tsedaka.uk@gmail.com.

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