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RENAISSANCEJewish

VOLUME 5 ISSUE 3 APRIL 2006

2 MOVERS AND SHAKERS 3 FROM THE EDITOR 4 WHAT’S NEW

THE JR INTERVIEW 6 Michael Kustow and Friends

Golda Zafer-Smith CROSSING CULTURES 8 Choosing to be Jewish

S...... S...... on why she embarked on an Orthodox conversion JUDAISM AND.... 10 Judaism and Pilgrimage

From antiquity to the present Michele Klein HERITAGE 12 A Tragic Heroine: Sarah Aaronson

Cecil Bloom

THE JEWS OF MOROCCO 14 Timeline Jack Lukeman 16 Schooled to be Outsiders

Cheryll Berrebi on the influence of the Alliance Israelite Universelle 17 Scratch a Berber...

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman 18 Artefacts to be Proud of

Objects of beauty from the collection of Paul Dahan 19 Andalusi Music Hilary Pomeroy 20 Traditions like Nowhere Else

Y van Berrebi 21 Hilloula Cheryll Berrebi Meets a Family of Pilgrims The Strange Story of the Jewish Saint who became a Snake Carol Shields 22 Find Out More

Simchat T orah in Fez Golda Zafer-Smith 23 Meeting in Marrakech

Jacky Kadoch talks to JR visitors 24 V iew from the Diaspora

Sydney S Assor André Azoulay Yvan Berrebi

JEWS OF MOROCCO PAGE 13

ISRAEL’S ARTISTS PAGE 34

TRAGIC HEROINE PAGE 12

FOOD PAGE 46

MUSIC 31 Golijov

Malcolm Miller on the Argentinean composer and his British debut ART 32 Boxing Clever

Judi Herman on the finalists of the Alix de Rothschild competition 34 The Long Journey of Israel’s Artists

Angela Levine 36 Glenn Sujo: The Artist as History’s

Caretaker Monica Bohm-Duchen THEATRE 38 New at the New End

Janet Levin previews three world premières BOOKS 40 Live from Book Week

Beverley Cohen on David Grossman, Paul Gross on Linda Grant and Adam Lebor, George Szirtes on Imre Kertesz 42 Also reviews of: Journey from the

Land of No, Writer at War, The Jewish Community of Salonika, Jewish Resistance in Wartime Greece, Tea with Einstein 44 YOUNG READERS

Hitler’s Canary Sandi Toksvig 45 POETRY

Liz Cashdan chooses from readers’ submissions Michael Baron reviews The Same Country

FOOD 46 A Taste of Morocco

With Claudia Roden recipes LETTER FROM ISRAEL 47 View from an Agronomist

Gerry Kelman 48 LAST WORDS

Be a Fool and You’ll Win Yvan Berrebi

PAGES 25-30 THREE MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS IN THE UK AND BEYOND PAGE 5 JEWISH RENAISSANCE TOUR TO THE BALTICS AND OTHER HERITAGE TOURS

PAGE 44 POETRY COMPETITION FOR YOUNG READERS

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