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JANUARY 2018 WWW.JEWISHRENAISSANCE.ORG.UK

JR

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

6 WHAT’S NEW Gita Conn reveals exciting news from Manchester Jewish Museum; an architecture award for Bushey Cemetery; David Conway on UNESCO.

10INTERVIEW Lithuanian writer Grigory Kanovich speaks to Stephan Collishaw about his novel Shtetl Love Song.

12 PASSPORT Homage to Catalonia. We uncover the history and culture of this beautiful region, hear the tale of Mallorca’s secret Chuetas, meet Barcelona’s dynamic community and discover where the region’s Jewish population stands on the independence debate.

28 THEATRE Judi Herman interviews the directors of two new shows: Rothschild and Sons is a musical about the banking dynasty; Smile Upon us, Lord is a tale about Lithuanian shtetl Jews.

30 FILM Simon McCallum reports on the fascinating new BFI archive, Jewish Britain on Film.

32 MUSIC Danielle Goldstein talks to Jessica Duchen about Robert Schumann – and a mysterious Ouja board.

34 ART Don’t miss Marc Chagall’s lithographs for The Tempest; and a new show opens on David Bomberg.

36 BOOKS David Herman on the ‘bar mitzvah book’; Judi Herman speaks to Devorah Baum; Sian Mackay uncovers the life of Rudolph von Ripper; and Maureen Kendler reviews Eshkol Nevo’s latest novel.

46 THE MODERNISTS Marcel Janco’s brutalist Bucharest designs.

47 SEPHARDI RENAISSANCE Daisy Abboudi on how Middle Eastern cooking went viral; Joy Sable speaks to Israeli flamenco star Ornili Azulay; the Catholic Hispanics tracing their Jewish roots

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 Rebecca Taylor speaks to Amy Tobias about her new play, The Quantum Physics of My Heart.

66 MEET THE READER Our series in which we meet you, the reader. This issue: Cathy Knowles.

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