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LLP – Victorian Jewish Women Authors with Rabbi Julia

June 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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Every week until July 11, 2018

Come and learn about Victorian Jewish women novelists, many of whom were widely read in their lifetimes, were often borrowed prolifically from lending libraries, wrote on Jewish and non-Jewish themes, and display a degree of acceptance of Jews in British society- plus a great deal of self-consciousness – that is truly fascinating. These were women were educated, emancipated, strongly Jewish, and successful. They predate ‘the Jewish novel’ by a century or more, and, because they went out of fashion, are barely known in our day. But they are worth rediscovering.

Session 1: Amy Levy, who was a member of West London Synagogue, and was hugely highly regarded in her lifetime and afterwards.

Session 2: Grace Aguilar, a prolific novelist who was widely read by Jews and non-Jews alike throughout the 19th century, and wrote on intensely Jewish themes.

Session 3: The Misses Moss, Emily Harris, Mrs Alfred Sidgwick and others.


£10 suggested donation per session.


June 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Jane Gough
020 7535 0291


33 Seymour Pl, London, London W1H 5AU United Kingdom
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