Book Events & Talks this week
Hasting tonight- The Road To Bop- Hosted by Hasting Against The War - The White Rock Hotel, Seafront Lounge, White Rock, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JU at 6:30- Gilad will speak about his musical journey from hard Zionism towards ethical thinking. The event will be followed by a duo recital with the great John Donaldson on Piano.
Brighton on Friday 9th - Book Launch of The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics, by Gilad Atzmon
@ 9 Trafalgar Terrace, Brighton BN1 4EG, at 6 p.m. Gilad will speak about his book and sign copies.
The book event will be followed by an OHE concert at the Brighton Jazz Club @ the Komedia at 8:30 pm
Glossop on Saturday 10th- The Road To Bop- followed by a duo recital the incredible Frank Harrison
The Lift @ The Globe, 144 High Street West, Glossop 8.30pm - Late
Gilad Atzmon's New Book: The Wandering Who? A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics
Jewish identity is tied up with some of the most difficult and contentious issues of today. The purpose in this book is to open many of these issues up for discussion. Since Israel defines itself openly as the ‘Jewish State’, we should ask what the notions of ’Judaism’, ‘Jewishness’, ‘Jewish culture’ and ‘Jewish ideology’ stand for. Gilad examines the tribal aspects embedded in Jewish secular discourse, both Zionist and anti Zionist; the ‘holocaust religion’; the meaning of ‘history’ and ‘time’ within the Jewish political discourse; the anti-Gentile ideologies entangled within different forms of secular Jewish political discourse and even within the Jewish left. He questions what it is that leads Diaspora Jews to identify themselves with Israel and affiliate with its politics. The devastating state of our world affairs raises an immediate demand for a conceptual shift in our intellectual and philosophical attitude towards politics, identity politics and history.