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RENAISSANCEJewish

VOLUME 4 ISSUE 2 JANUARY 2005

2 LETTERS 3 FROM THE EDITOR 4 WHAT’S NEW

THE JR INTERVIEW 5 More than Surviving

Golda Zafer-Smith interviews Ben Helfgott CROSSING CULTURES 8 Unique events – Common experiences

Mary Kayitesi-Blewitt exchanges views with Karen Pollock IDENTITY 10 Being a Jewish Woman

‘not North of London’ Joanna Pearl HERITAGE 12 Italian Delights David Clark reports on a new guidebook

13 JEWS OF CHINA 14 Kaifeng

Alexander Knapp on ritual and a 1996 visit, Ilana Tahan on the Torah scrolls at the British library 17 Nanjing

Karen Primack profiles Professor Xu Xin 18 Harbin

Mara Moustafine on her family’s experiences 20 Shanghai

Michael Pollack reviews Maisie Mayer’s book on the Baghdadi community Jack Lukeman on the Yeshiva of Mir, ‘Two Gun Cohen’ and heritage restoration 29 Tianjin and Beijing

Zvia Bowman on her childhood Ron Gluckman profiles Sidney Shapiro 30 Hong Kong 31 Find out More

MUSIC 32 Destination Unknown

Lena Stanley-Clamp on a world première for a young Polish Jew

JEWS OF CHINA PAGE 30

POETRY CHOICE PAGE 45

CEIJA STOJKA PAGE 38

33 Of Music and the Human Spirit

Malcolm Miller talks to Christopher Nupen about his life and work and the new DVD W e Want the Light 35 Realising the Impossible

Laoise Davidson reports on the launch of the Milken Archive 36 East Meets West

Lawrence Joffe on a cross-cultural colloquium ART 36 Why did we buy it?

Mike Hill on the Ben Uri’s new purchase of David Bomberg’ s Racehorses 38 Ceija Stojka

Survivor from a different world TV/THEATRE 3 9 BBC Holocaust Day Coverage

Getting Staged Opportunities for playwrights and performers 40 COMEDY

Ivor Dembina Deborah Smith watches stand-up BOOKS 41 Suite Française Irène Némirovsky

Futurizing The Jews Tsvi Bisk & Moshe Dror A Middle Eastern Affair Ellis Douek Literature in the Wake of the Holocaust Leon I Yudkin Arthur Szyk Joseph P Ansell The Devil’s Arithmetic Jane Yolan POETRY 45 Poetry Choice

Poems by Pamela Lewis and Jo Ezekiel Poetry Review Michael Baron reviews Stevie Krayer FOOD 46 Chicken Kiev a la Harbin

Kaifeng Restaurant reviewed LETTER FROM ISRAEL 47 View from an ‘Irbutz’

Jeremy Aron LAST WORDS 48 Biblical Borrowings Michael Gillis

CENTRE SECTION: PAGES 23-28

THREE MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS IN THE UK AND BEYOND

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