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RENAISSANCEJewish

VOLUME 6 ISSUE 2 JANUARY 2007

2 LETTERS 3 FROM THE EDITOR

WHAT’S NEW 4 Duffield project gets on the road

Sparks flying out of London 5 Book week beckons

New life for a revered institution Te s t i ng t i mes THE JR INTERVIEW 6 Mmmmm!

Golda Zafer-Smith meets Miriam Margolyes HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION 8 ANewMaxwellChapter

Elisabeth Maxwell and grandson talk about their new project to Janet Levin 10 Korczak Golda Zafer-Smith writes about the heroic children’s champion CROSSING CULTURES 11 On First Visiting a Synagogue

Ta n i y a Hussa i n

13 THE JEWS OF JAMAICA

Joanna Newman 14 Timeline 16 Cultural Contributions 17 Wartime Refugees 18 The Community Today 19 The Art of Anna Ruth Henriques 20 The Diaspora

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MUSIC 30 Bridging Genres

Lawrence Joffe reviews two albums 31 Menachem Wiesenberg on his new work for classical and klezmer violin 31 Candlelit at Bevis Marks

Malcolm Miller reviews an evening of music and drama 32 Jewish and Very British

Malcolm Miller on multi-culturalism in music 34 Halévy and La Juive

Peter Falush

KORCZAK PAGE 10

JEWS OF JAMAICA PAGE 19

JEWISH AND BRITISH PAGE 32

ART 35 Concentrated Emotion and Divine Colour

Estelle Lovatt on the paintings of Martin Bloch 36 Stopping Time in its Tracks

Monica Bohm-Duchen considers the work of her mother, Dorothy Bohm 38 Rembrandt’s Jews Angela Levine visits the Amsterdam Exhibition FILM 40 “Peace is Created by Fatigue and

Exhaustion” Judi Herman talks to filmmaker Amos Gitai BOOKS 41 Classic Choice David Herman on Saul

Bellow’s The Adventures of Augi March 42 Judith Mirzoeff reviews short story collections by Etgar Keret and Jennifer Wingate; Marge Clouts a novel by Susan Glickman 43 UK Heritage Speaks Volumes

David Clark reviews two books about Jewish heritage in England 44 Erica Gordon on Ethel Hofman’s story of her Shetland childhood Young Readers Jacob Engelberg on Mendel’s Daughter POETRY 45 Poetry Choice Liz Cashdan chooses

Against the Odds by Penny Feinstein Poetry Review Liz Cashdan reviews a collection by Ruth Fainlight; Marge Clouts Prague Winter by Gerda Mayer FOOD 46 AtasteofJamaica

Marilyn Delevante LETTER FROM ISRAEL 47 View from a Father

Avinoam Shiran LAST WORDS 48 ATroublesomeTranslation

Michael Gillis

CENTRE SECTION: PAGES 21-29

THREE MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS IN THE UK AND BEYOND

KAIFENG VOUCHER: PAGE 48 READER OFFER: Page 43

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