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4YOUR SAY… Reader’s rants, raves and views on the October issue of JR.
6 WHAT’S NEW Judi Herman remembers Leonard Cohen; Armin Rosen contemplates the future for America’s Jews under President Trump.
10SOAPBOX Do British Jews still have a home in Labour? No, says Lord Parry Mitchell; MP Louise Ellman is fighting on.
12 FEATURE Two London schemes are transforming lives: one uses art, the other links children up with older people.
14FEATURE Does Dylan deserve the Nobel? Clive Sinclair and Frank Furedi go head to head…
16 PASSPORT The Russian Revolution: 100 years on. How did artists, writers and filmmakers respond? Also in this section: Gillian Slovo and Michael Rosen reflect on life growing up in ‘the Party’.
30 FILM Judi Herman speaks to Richard Rampton about Denial, the film on the Lipstadt vs Irving trial; Jason Solomons meets Rama Burshtein – whose romcom is a Chasidic Bridget Jones.
34 ART The Nazis branded Hans Feibusch’s art ‘degenerate’. Olaf Peters speaks to Feibusch’s step-grandson about the artist’s work.
36 MUSIC Bahla gives a jazzy twist to traditional Jewish music.
38 BOOKS David Conway on Jewish Irish literature; Maureen Kendler on Amos Oz; and Yanky Fachler on George Eliot’s Zionist novel. Plus Andrew Pulver reviews a profile of Steven Spielberg.
46 UNEXPECTED ISRAEL The swift returns to the Wailing Wall.
47 SEPHARDI RENAISSANCE Gita Conn welcomes a new synagogue for the north; a recent film uncovers the lost Jews of Kastoria.
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 Five things to do with children at The Jewish Museum London.
66 TRY THIS Strictly Israeli: Danielle Goldstein swaps two-step for vinestep at a new Israeli dance class.
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