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RENAISSANCEJewish

VOLUME 9 ISSUE 3 APRIL 2010

2 LETTERS 3 FROM THE EDITOR WHAT’S NEW

4 Conference Report – from Jamaica and JOFA New York

5 Jewish Museum triumph in London INTERVIEW 6 An Artist Defies Hitler Katja Meirowsky talks to Leda Eizenberg as she celebrates her 90th birthday PHILANTHROPY

8 Different Faces of Jewish Philanthropy examined by Abigail Green, David Russell, Matthew Bishop and Michael Green

THE JEWS OF PROVENCE

14 Timeline Agi Erdos The Scholars of Provence Chaim Weiner 16 The Pope’s Jews and their Descendents

Jules B Farber 18 Camp des Milles Vesna Domany Hardy 19 A Temporary Refuge

David Bernheim 20 Charlotte Salomon in Nice

Judi Herman 22 Renaissance

Janet Levin and Vesna Domany Hardy 24 Finding Common Ground 25 Marseille Melting Pot

Balagan in Cannes, Salamis in Nice Linda Nissen Samuels 26 For Visitors

PHILANTHROPY PAGE 9

JEWS OF PROVENCE PAGE13

AN ARTIST DEFIES HITLER PAGE 6

CENTRE SECTION: PAGES 27-35 THREE-MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS IN THE UK AND BEYOND

HERITAGE 36 Museum-Makers’ Masterpieces Judi Herman visits the newly renovated Jewish Museum

MUSIC 38 Jews in Jazz

Mike Gerber on the role of Jews in the history of jazz 40 Jazz Jews by Mike Gerber Reviewed by Lee Norman 42 Sentir Malcolm Miller attends the launch of Yasmin Levy’s new CD FILM 42 The Infidel David Baddiel talks to Judi Herman about his new comedy ART 44 Judaic Twist - Innovations in Judaica Design Angela Levine reports on the provocative new exhibition at Beit Hatfutsot BOOKS 46 Agi Erdos meets Rebecca Goldstein, atheist author of 36 Arguments for the Existence of God and reviews The Case for God by Karen Armstrong 48 Mike Peters revisits the classic Growing Up Absurd by Paul Goodman 49 Mourning and Celebration by K David Brody, reviewed by Andrew Barnett 50 David Herman reviews Koestler: The Indispensable Intellectual by Michael Scammell and The Escape of Sigmund Freud by David Cohen 51 Judith Mirzoeff reviews World Cup Wishes by Eshkol Nevo 52 Young Readers Sophie Owen reviews David’s Story by Stig Dalager POETRY 53 Poetry Choice Liz Cashdan chooses poems by Robert Hirschfield Poetry Review A Small Gateway by Jude Rosen FOOD 54 Elizabeth Gabay looks at the Jewish history in Provençal cuisine LAST WORDS

56 Shuadit The story of Judeo-Provençal Agi Erdos

Cover picture: Benny Goodman playing the clarinet. Courtesy of RA/Lebrecht Music and Arts

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