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Antisemitism An Up-Close Conversation: Yoel Sheridan
27/12/2022-7:30 pm₪40.00 – ₪60.00
An Up-Close Conversation: Yoel Sheridan
7.30pm Tuesday 27 December – POSTPONED
Yoel Sheridan is a very young nonagenarian. Curiosity has been and remains his driving force.
He was born in 1928 in London when British fascism was growing fast, and anti-semites were proud to demonstrate publicly. Whilst still a young schoolboy, he witnessed the anti-fascist battle of Cable Street. During the early World War II years, he was evacuated from London to avoid the blitz, but when he returned on the night of his bar mitzvah, he received a gift from Hitler, a two-ton bomb that destroyed his parents’ London home and the street in which they lived. Yoel was active in the Brady Boys Club and recollects the post-war activities of the 43 Group which successfully fought Mosely and his attempted revival of the British fascist movement.
Sadly, the growing international anti-semitism of today reminds him of the pernicious atmosphere of the 1930s and he is concerned that history may well be repeating itself.
Yoel immigrated to Israel with his wife in 1973 in the middle of the Yom Kippur War. He operated as a Business Management Consultant until his retirement. He has written three books on British Jewry. Yoel believes that combatting antisemitism and mitigating its effects requires a positive, rather than a defensive, stance. It is the anti-semites who are in the wrong and society needs to know why. Anti-Zionism is just another form of anti-semitism that needs to be more clearly defined.
Join Therese Berkowitz for a conversation with Yoel to hear about his most recent publication, Antisemitism and the 1753 Jew Law Controversy, his personal experiences and his insights into the longest hatred in history.
Members pre-paid NIS 40
Members at door NIS 50
Non-Members NIS 60