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PASSPORT SERIES

4YOUR SAY… Readers’ rants, raves and views on the October issue of JR.

6 WHAT’S NEW Lives changed forever – Ukraine one year on; Mike Leigh on why Hampstead Theatre matters.

12 FEATURE Unveiling Iran: Elham Gheytanchi on growing up in Tehran.

14 FEATURE Gerald Jacobs explores the fine line between Holocaust justice – and revenge.

16PASSPORT Southern Italy: David Abulafia uncovers the hidden world of Italy’s Sephardi heritage; Lara Feigel on the writer Natalia Ginzburg; the camp at Ferramonti; Serrastretta’s mountain synagogue; the food of the glorious south.

29 THEATRE Tracy-Ann Oberman and Henry Goodman discuss Oberman’s new, female Shylock, Cable Street and protest on the eve of a new production of The Merchant of Venice.

32 FILM Naomi Gryn speaks to Bianca Stigter about her powerful new film Three Minutes – A Lengthening.

34 MUSIC The Jerusalem Orchestra East & West is coming to London. Get ready for the sound of the ‘new Middle East’, says Danielle Goldstein.

36 ART Shaul Bassi celebrates Venice as a centre of gambling, carnival and a re-telling of the Purim story of Esther.

39 BOOKS Etgar Keret on his mother, Berlin and Steven Spielberg, plus a new short story; Hugh Brody’s Arctic journey; Rudolphina Menzel, the Freud of the dog world; the Kindertransport heroes.

48 THE YIDDISHISTS Our series that uncovers the YIVO archive. This issue: The dolls from Italy’s DP camps.

49 SEPHARDI RENAISSANCE Queen Shoshana reigns on; Michael Frank uncovers the vanished world of Jewish Rhodes.

55 WHAT’S HAPPENING Our threemonth guide to art, books, film, music, theatre and other cultural events in the UK, Europe and Israel.

65 FAMILY Purim is here! Dani Silver rounds up activities for all the family.

66 MEET THE READER Guila Vaz Mouyal in London’s Hendon.

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