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RENAISSANCEJewish

VOLUME 8 ISSUE 3 APRIL 2009

2 LETTERS 3 FROM THE EDITOR WHAT’S NEW

4 The Medieval Mikveh Calling Musicians Cat and Mouse 5 Jewish Music Ben Uri Takes the Lead DEBATE 6 Jews and Race Gavin Schaffer and David Goldstein JUDAISM AND...

8 Judaism and Darwin

David Weitzman 10 Judaism and Children: A Kaddish’l Maureen Kendler

TEL AVIV 1909 – 2009 14 Timeline Jack Lukeman 16 Neve Tzedek

Judith Cooper- Weill 17 T ribute to a Vanquished Casino Dror Burstein 18 White City

Gloria Deutsch 19 T oday’ s Tel Aviv

Janet Levin 20 Mayor with a Mission 21 Place/Non-Place

Dalia Manor 22 Centennial Events

My T el A viv Thirty-somethings give their views 24 The Real Jaf fa 25 A City for all its Residents

Susan Loewenthal Lourenço 26 Historical Museums of Tel Aviv 34 New Music for a New Nation

Tomer Lev 36 Please do Touch!

Theatre company Na Lagaat Deborah Freeman 38 Never Mind the Play –

Enjoy the Audience Tim Roseman 39 The Dance Explosion

Liora Malka Yellin 40 Fresh Paint

Angela Levine 41 Frank Meisler

Debby Elley

JUDAISM AND DARWIN PAGE 8

EPSTEIN’S BIBLE PAGE 43

ART 43 Epstein’s Bible Estelle Lovatt MUSIC

44 So How was the Music of the Bible?

Abigail Wood 45 Commissioned by the Rabbi Malcolm Miller THEATRE 46 My Pinter Mike Leigh and Arnold Wesker 47 Judy Herman talks to Henry Woolf BOOKS 48 Golda Zafer-Smith talks to A B Yehoshua about his latest novel Friendly Fire 50 David Clark reviews the Jewish Book W eek session Figuring the Human 51 Deborah Brooks reviews Rhyming Life and Death by Amos Oz; Marge Clouts reviews God’s Elect by Frank Shapiro 52 Tamar S Drukker looks at Hebrew Writing of the First W orld War by Glenda Abramson; Golda Zafer-Smith reviews Valley of Strength by Shulamit Lapid 53 Judith Mirzoeff reviews Songs for the Butcher’ s Daughter by Peter Manseau 53 Young Readers Joel Coussins reviews Ausländer by Paul Dowswell POETRY 54 Poetry Choice Liz Cashdan chooses poems by L ynette Craig and Barbara Saalfeld-Edwards FOOD 55 The Chef ’s Tel Aviv Janet Levin meets Israel Aharoni Review of The Dining Hall in Tel Aviv LAST WORDS

56 The Kitbag Question Tamar Drukker

NEVE TZEDEK PAGE 16

CENTRE SECTION: PAGES 27-33 THREE MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS IN THE UK AND BEYOND

Cover image: 73 Dizengoff by Israeli photographer Natan Dvir. Amongst many prizes, Natan Dvir won the 2007 Ben Uri International Artist of the Year award www.natandvir.com

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