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RENAISSANCEJewish

VOLUME 5 ISSUE 4 JULY 2006

2 LETTERS/WHATS NEW 3 FROM THE EDITOR 4 WHAT’S NEW

THE JR INTERVIEW 6 Linda Grant interviewed by Beverley Cohen DEBATE 8 Antisemitism - Are we over-reacting?

Antony Lerman and Golda ZaferSmith give different views JEWS AND... 10 Jews and Shopping

Judi Herman reports on an unusual conference in London HUMOUR 12 Squeezing the Lemon

Jokes about Jews and money

THE JEWS OF BULGARIA 14 Timeline Jack Lukeman 15 Who saved the Bulgarian Jews? 16 Ruschuk 1911 An extract from Elias

Canetti’s autobiography Russe 1996 Milena Borden visits Canetti’s birthplace 17 Prominent Bulgarian Jews 18 So Far From Spain

Tilda Molho on the endurance of Ladino 19 W elcome for a Baby Luiza Molho on a

Bulgarian Jewish tradition 20 Renaissance Ema Mezan on post 1989

developments 21 A New World Opening

Janet Levin talks to Tilda Molho For Visitors Contact details in Bulgaria

JUDAISM 20 Mourner’s Kaddish

Cecil Bloom tells the story of the prayer COMEDY 29 Fooling on the Fringe

David Russell talks to four comics FILM 30 Paper Clips

David Russell reviews the new film

JEWS and SHOPPING PAGE 10

JEWS OF BULGARIA PAGE 13

MODIGLIANI PAGE 36

MOR KABASI PAGE 30

MUSIC 30 New songs in an age-old language

Laoise Davidson talks to Mor Kabasi 31 From Noah to Ninotchka

Malcolm Miller on the life and works of composer Joseph Horovitz 32 Laurie Rubin in London

Malcolm Miller on the American singer and the Kohn Foundation ART 33 Israeli Art comes to London

Angela Levine on Avigdor Arikha and Tamy Ben-Tor 34 Sparkling with Humanity

Philip Vann reviews the life and work of Dora Holzhandler 36 “Je suis Modigliani, Juif”

Monica Bohm-Duchen explores the artist’s Jewish identity BOOKS 38 Classic Choice

David Herman on Call it Sleep 39 Deborah Smith on Kalooki Nights;

Marge Clouts on A Woman in Jerusalem 40 Erica Gordon on The Orientalist 41 David Clark reviews three travel companions 44 Peter Falush on re-issues about the

Holocaust; Malcolm Miller on The Sephardic Songbook YOUNG READERS 42 Winning Poems in the JR competition

Review of Home Number One 45 POETRY

Poems by Rhoda Hodes and Jo Ezekiel; review of collection by Michelene Wandor FOOD 46 A Taste of Bulgaria

Luiza Molho on Jewish Bulgarian cuisine LETTER FROM ISRAEL 47 View from Haifa University

Miriam Brill 48 LAST WORDS

Go on, Read this, Davka Michael Gillis

WHAT’S HAPPENING

PAGES 23-28 THREE MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS IN THE UK AND BEYOND

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