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RENAISSANCEJewish

VOLUME 4 ISSUE 1 OCTOBER 2004

WHAT’S NEW 2 Movers and Shakers: Linda Kelsey,

Geraldine Auerbach, Tim Supple, Simon Eder, Michael Hill, Sharman Kadish, Erica Marks and Mel Brickman 3 FROM THE EDITOR 4 Succahs come out

SOAP BOX 5 Let’s Democratise Giving

Michael Sinclair IDENTITY 6 The Common Factor?

David Graham explores what Europe’s Jews have in common THE JR INTERVIEW 8 Antony Sher on South Africa,

Primo and himself Golda Zafer-Smith HERITAGE 11 Renaissance in Crete David Clark

JUDAISM AND... 12 Judaism and the After-life Jeremy Rosen

13 JEWS OF SOUTH AFRICA 14 Timeline

David Saks 14 The Ostrich Factor

Rhoda Hodes 15 Why South Africa of All Places?

Dan Jacobson 16 Apartheid Years

Reviews of books by Gideon Shimoni and Hilda Bernstein 17 Britain’s Gain 18 Open Theatre in a Closed Society

Janet Suzman 19 William Kentridge - Renaissance Man

Robyn Sassen 20 More Jewishly Vibrant than Ever

Milton Shain and David Saks 20 Yiddish Song for All Robyn Cohen 22 Everything and Nothing has changed

Matthew Lewin reviews People Who Have Stolen From Me 22 Find out More

JEWS OF SOUTH AFRICA PAGE 13

ARTIST OF THE YEAR PAGE 32

ANTONY SHER PAGE 8

MUSIC 29 Mediterranean Style

Malcolm Miller on Paul Ben-Haim and his influence on Israeli music 31 Barenboim’s Beacon

Malcolm Miller hears the West-EasternDivan Orchestra ART 32 International Jewish Artist of the Year

Fiona Lawrie reports on the awards 34 Designs for Jewry?

Monica Bohm-Duchen on John Heartfield and Abram Games ARTS IN ISRAEL 36 The Umm el-Fahm Gallery

Susan Lowethal Lourenço THEATRE 38 Taking new direction

David Russell on three young directors FILM 40 UK Jewish Film Festival Preview

Nicole Taylor BOOKS 41 A Tale of Love and Darkness Amos Oz 42 Natasha and other Stories

David Bezmozgis Jews and the Olympics Paul Taylor/ Paul Yogi Mayer 43 What Remains to be Seen

Multi-Exposure 44 The Making of Henry

Howard Jacobson JR Young Readers Brundibar POETRY 45 Poetry Choice Liz Cashdan chooses from readers’ submissions 45 Poetry Review

FOOD 46 Sonata’s, Cape Town

Restaurant review and recipe Moira Schneider LETTER FROM ISRAEL 47 View from a Doctor

Katy Marsh LAST WORDS 48 A Question of Roots Michael Gillis

CENTRE SECTION: PAGES 23-28

THREE MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS IN THE UK AND BEYOND

AWARDS FOR JEWISH ARTISTS/WRITERS/FILM-MAKERS: PAGES 39,44,45

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