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RENAISSANCEJewish

VOLUME 10 ISSUE 1 OCTOBER 2010

2 LETTERS 3 FROM THE EDITOR WHAT’S NEW

4 The Pope and the Jews Jewish revival in Budapest 6 Farewell to Jack Lukeman CHILDREN OF THE KIBBUTZ 6 Reggie Pearlson of Kfar Hanassi writes about the changing kibbutz experience; her six children about the impact it made on them

THE JEWS OF MANCHESTER

12 Timeline Bill Williams 14 Oppressed and militant

Bill Williams 15 Manchester and the Balfour Declaration Bill Williams Formidable women – Abigail Lucas and Rebecca Sieff 16 The first Jewish Book Week

Anne Webber 17 Growing up in Manchester:

Howard Jacobson and Bruce Myers interviewed by Judi Herman 19 Elkie Brooks talks to Agi Erdos 20 City shakers: Sir Sidney

Hamburger, Sir Howard Bernstein and Braham Murray 22 The community today 23 Champion machers 23 The Sephardi story 24 The young scene: Agi Erdos 25 Student life: Alex Prinsley

YY Rubinstein interviewed by Agi Erdos 27 An interfaith hub 28 Find out more

JEWS OF MANCHESTER PAGE 11

ISRAEL MUSEUM PAGE 38

PRICE OF ADMISSION PAGE 42

ART 38 Opening up the Israel Museum Angela Levine visits the newly renovated museum in Jerusalem 40 Jesus in Jewish Art Raquel Gilboa suggests that Jesus and the Crucifixion is part of the Jewish artist’s vocabulary

42 The Price of Admission?

Maureen Kendler assesses the significance of portraits hanging in the National Portrait Gallery 44 The Benefactors David Russell talks to Elizabeth Sackler who is continuing the tradition of her father and uncles BOOKS 46 Deborah Brooks meets David Grossman to discuss his novel To the End of the Land 48 Tsila Ratner revisits Badenheim 1939 by Aharon Appelfeld 49 David Herman takes a look at what the critics have been saying about Howard Jacobson’s The Finkler Question 50 The Prime Ministers Yehuda Avner’s memoir is reviewed by Colin Schindler 51 Crossing Mandelbaum Gate by Kai Bird and In Ishmael’s House by Martin Gilbert are reviewed by Agi Erdos 52 David Russell reviews Diary of a Juvenile Delinquent by Steven Berkoff David Clark engages with The Language of Silence by Merilyn Moos POETRY 53 Poetry Choice Liz Cashdan chooses poems by Jennifer Langer Poetry Review The Assay by Yvonne Green and Cuba in the Blood by Wendy Klein LETTER FROM ISRAEL 54 View from a Think Tank Calev Ben-Dor FOOD 55 Titanics – the tale of a Jewish deli Clarissa Hyman LAST WORDS 56 Platz not Plotz Howard Jacobson

CENTRE SECTION: PAGES 29-37 THREE-MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS

Cover picture: Siach dorot (Dialogue of the generations) Kibbutz Sarid Photo: Joseph Dragner, from the collection of Bitmuna Israel

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