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RENAISSANCEJewish

VOLUME 7 ISSUE 2 JANARY 2008

2 LETTERS 3 FROM THE EDITOR

WHAT’S NEW 4 Movers and Shakers 6 From the Corners of the Earth

DIVERSITY 9 A Milkman’s Insight Elkan Presman on British Jewry’s Divisions

THE JEWS OF LIVERPOOL 12 Timeline Jack Lukeman 13 Behind Barbed Wire

Claus Moser on Huyton Camp 14 Memorable Contributions 16 A Family of Thespians

Golda Zafer-Smith talks to actors Clive and David Swift and Paula Jacobs 18 At the Adelphi

An extract from Norma Cohen’s novel 19 Growing up in Liverpool

Jennifer Henley, Edwina Currie and Linda Grant 20 Architectural Gems Sharman Kadish 21 View from the Sixth Form

Janet Levin talks to Nathan Blank and T illy Rosenblatt 21 Jewish Education in Liverpool 22 A Binding Force

Michael Swerdlow on Harold House Chicken Soup and Scouse Norma Cohen reviews the film 23 Neighbourly Views 24 Three Sisters of Merseyside

Judi Herman talks to Diane Samuels about the play she has written with T racy-Ann Oberman 26 Stepping Forward with Confidence

Michael Swerdlow

ART 35 Chaim as I saw Him

Judy Bermant’s personal view of her husband 36 Masterpieces from Moscow

Monica Bohm-Duchen on the exhibition in the Amsterdam Jewish Museum

JEWS OF LIVERPOOL PAGE 19

MASTERPIECES FROM MOSCOW PAGE 36

LETTER FROM ISRAEL PAGE 54

ISRAEL IDENTITY AND THE ARTS 38 Sideways

Tsila Ratner on developments in the Israeli Novel 40 From Hora to Hip hop

Abigail Wood on developments in popular music in Israel 42 Through the Eyes of Students

Anne Joseph sees award-winning shorts 43 Political Theatre from Israel

Samuel Warshaw samples powerful Israeli drama in London BOOKS 45 Classic Choice

Richard Jaffa on Magnolia Street 46 Noses Pressed against the Window

Maureen Kendler on the British-Jewish novel of the 1970s/80s 47 History through the Crime Novel

Michael Berkovitz on Berlin Noir 48 Disturbed Homes

Judith Mirzoeff reviews Homesick and Rites and Wrongs 49 The Greatest Crime

Marge Clouts reviews The Seventh Well and Refusal 50 Young Readers

Dor Barak reviews Hana’sSuitcase Erica Gordon on Hebrew Manuscripts 51 History through Images

Angela Levine on David Rubinger’s autobiography; 52 Poetry Review Liz Cashdan

Poetry Choice Poems by Lotte Kramer and Sue Stern FROM OUR OWN CORREPONDENT 53 Letter from the Lower East Side

David Russell LETTER FROM ISRAEL 54 View from a Granddaughter

Naama Eliraz FOOD 55 Keeping Kosher in China

Gloria Deutsch LAST WORDS 56 One Bagel, Two Bagel, Three Bagel

CENTRE SECTION: PAGES 27-34

THREE MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS IN THE UK AND BEYOND

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