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October 2019
£3 - £6

Internment of German Jews on the Isle of Man during World War Two

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Redland Green Bowling Club, Redland Green Road
Redland, BS6 7HE
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During the second war German Jews living in Britain were classified as enemy aliens, and in 1940 many were interned in camps on the Isle of Man. These included  David Memel’s father and father in law, and David has recently visited the sites of the camps. He will discuss  the historical background to the internments, and the experiences of internees, mainly based on the accounts of his family. Despite the loss of freedom, many interesting experiences resulted, including living with…

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November 2019
£3 - £6

Here I am; Capturing the Stories of the South Wales Jewish Community

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Redland Green Bowling Club, Redland Green Road
Redland, BS6 7HE
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There have been two projects in Cardiff over the last 10 years that have used oral history to capture the stories of the Cardiff Jewish community, as well as preserving written records. The talk will look at how we went about it and some of the advantages of oral history, and will give some fascinating snippets from the stories people had to tell. It will also look at what we learnt about identity and belonging and the diversity of experience…

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December 2019
£3 - £6

Medicine in Ancient Judaism: Why does G-d attempt to kill Moses in Exodus 4?

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Redland Green Bowling Club, Redland Green Road
Redland, BS6 7HE
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Directly after the burning bush scene, G-d inexplicably tries to kill Moses (Exodus 4:24-26). Fortunately, Moses’ life is saved by Zipporah’s enigmatic “Bridegroom of Blood” ritual. Commentators both ancient and modern have proposed many solutions by filling in the gaps, proposing reasons such as Moses’ failing courage or procrastination. But what did this episode mean in its original setting? This talk will look at how G-d’s attempt on Moses’ life is better understood in the broader historical context of ancient…

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