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RENAISSANCEJewish

VOLUME 9 ISSUE 4 JULY 2010

2 LETTERS 3 FROM THE EDITOR WHAT’S NEW

4 Reader Extraordinary Moscow Nights and Days 5 Illuminated 6 OPINION Watch your Language Joel Brunold JR INTERVIEW

7 Janet Levin meets Stephen Pollard,

Editor of the JC HERITAGE 9 Dead Sea Scrolls – the Dispute Runs On Samuel Warshaw

JUDAISM AND.. 11 Judaism And Divorce Jeremy Rosen

THE JEWS OF SLOVAKIA 14 Timeline Lucia Faltin and Agi Erdos 16 Fighter for Orthodoxy – the Chatam Sofer Charles Landau 17 Life on the Run Getrud Friedmann 18 Yuri Dojc Monica Bohm-Duchen

20 Revealing the truth about

Auschwitz The story of Alfréd Wetzler and Rudolph Vrba Growing Up Jewish in Communist Slovakia Tanya Kernova; Katya Krausova 22 Emerging from the Shadows

Peter Salner Antisemitism Now 23 Recovering Lost Roots

Luba Lesna and Pavol Maťašeje 24 Chasidic Song Project

Chabad 25 Passionate about Heritage

Janet Levin visits the Slovak Jewish Heritage Centre 26 Jewish Communities Now

For Visitors

DEAD SEA SCROLLS PAGE 9

JEWS OF SLOVAKIA PAGE 13

MAKING A JOKE OF IT PAGE 38

CENTRE SECTION: PAGES 27-35 THREE-MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS

Cover picture: From The Last Folio © Yuri Dojc See page 18

FILM 36 Bold, Brave and Well-executed Emma Bondor sees TAU student films 37 YIDDISH FOR TODAY First Language Yiddish – Second Tamil David Russell hears about a remarkable family 38 The Schaechter Legacy Making a Joke of it Judi Herman talks to writer and comedian David Schneider 40 Vey’z Mir oy Vey’z Mir Harvey Widell meets performers of Gilbert and Sullivan 41 Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish Jessica Jacoby ARCHITECTURE

42 Edginess and Creativity in Finchley Road

Eli Abt appraises plans for JCC London’s new building ART 44 The ‘Old Man’ Revisited – Ben-Gurion in Israeli Art Angela Levine MUSIC 46 Cantor for the 21st century Malcolm Miller talks to Steven Leas BOOKS 48 Documenting the Rescuers Judith Mirzoeff in conversation with Agnes Grunwald-Spier 50 New biography of Raoul Wallenberg by Paul A Levine reviewed by Peter Falush; Jacob’s Cane by Elisa New reviewed by Agi Erdos 51 David Herman reviews Jewish Refugees from Germany and Austria in Britain, 1933-1970 by Anthony Grenville 52 2010: An Israeli Space Odyssey Guy Hasson on the explosion of science fiction in Israel 54 My Grandfather’s False Teeth by Roberta Aarons reviewed by Marge Clouts POETRY 54 Poetry Review Isaac Rosenberg: Student Guide Literary Series by Stephen Wilson and Centuries of

Skin by Joanna Ezekiel 55 Poetry Choice Liz Cashdan chooses poems by Wendy Klein 56 LAST WORDS Talking of Love in Yiddish Dovid Katz

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