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4YOUR SAY… Reader’s rants, raves and views on the July issue of JR.
6 WHAT’S NEW The divided response to Barcelona’s terror attack; Lionel Blue’s peace prize; a new Balfour painting.
10FEATURE Up in smoke? Debra Rapp uncovers the hidden legacy of the London Olympics.
12 PASSPORT Hungary: As the country lurches towards the right, we explore its rich Jewish culture and speak to young Hungarians about its future. Featuring George Szirtes on the Soros affair; novelist Joseph Kertes on 1956 and Mary Gluck on the revolutionary spirit of Király Street.
28 FILM Filmmaker Gábor T. Szántó on his latest film, 1945, which gets a gala screening at this year’s UK International Jewish Film Festival.
30 ART Naomi Games grew up in a household of émigré artists. As a show on their work opens at the Jewish Museum London, she reflects on the impact they had on British design.
32 EXHIBITION Thirza Vallois visits a new museum in the French Champagne region that is dedicated to the life and work of the medieval sage Rashi.
34 COMEDY Judi Herman speaks to comedian Mark Steel about the search for his birth parents and the show born out of it.
36 BOOKS Sarah Lightman on Charlotte Salomon; Anne Sebba on the women of wartime Paris; Helga Abraham on Albert Londres’ French masterpiece; David Herman on Joseph Roth.
46 THE MODERNISTS František Zelenka’s Baba estate in Prague.
47 SEPHARDI RENAISSANCE The impact of the Six Day War on Arab lands; Mosul’s vanished synagogues; and the last Moroccans of Stamford Hill.
54 WHAT’S HAPPENING Our three-month guide to art, books, film, music, theatre and other cultural events in the UK, Europe and Israel.
65 FAMILY Children’s books with a refugee theme for Chanukah.
66 NEW! MEET THE READER A new series in which we meet you, the reader. This issue: musician Theo Travis.
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