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Renaissance

VOLUME 2 ISSUE 1 AUTUMN

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R EADERS’ LETTERS FROM THE EDITOR WHAT'S NEW SOAP BOX Leon Luknik’s On the Jewish S treet THE JR INTERVIEW S is te r Margaret Janet Levin ta lks to the d ire c to r o f the CCJ about current JewishChristian re la tions

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CROSSING CULTURES An Oasis o f Peace Carol Ann Bernheim meets Ahmad H ija z i o f the Arab-Jewish community, Neve Shalom Wahat al-Salam JUDAISM AND.... Judaism and Buddhism Stephen Fulder COMMUNITY: THE JEWS OF INDIA Cochin: A Colourful H is to ry Erica Gordon examines the w o r ld ’s o ld est Jewish community Jew Town 1983 Deborah Koder v is its her fam ily The F irs t Jew o f Bollywood Joanna Ezekiel w r ite s about her g reat-grandfather's achievement The Sassoons Erica Gordon on the history o f this prestigious family HERITAGE At Risk Sharman Kadish tours Singers Hill Synagogue in Birmingham CITY SPOTLIGHT Jewish Paris Thirza Vallois escorts us around this thriving centre of Jewish life, with contributions from David Clark, Nicholas Mirzoeff and Yvan Berrebi

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ART Mark Gertler: A New Perspective Sarah MacDougall provides background to the Ben Uri exhibition MUSIC Composers Rediscovered Michelene Wandor on Salamone Rossi and Jonathan Powell on Alexander Krein The Third String Josephine Burton's series on artistic collaborations PREVIEW On Stage: More Lies about Jerzy and Company o f Angels BOOKS The D ignity o f Difference Chief Rabbi Sacks answers our questions The Song o f Name Norman Lebrecht Austerlitz W.G. Sebald To Play With Fire Tova Mordechai Farewell Leicester Square Betty Miller Russian Disco Wladimir Kaminer YOUNG READERS Broken Bridge Lynne Reid Banks POETRY Liz Cashdan chooses from readers' submissions FOOD Recipe: Koder Chicken Restaurant Review: Two Paris treats: Pitchi Poi and La Lumiere de Belleville LETTER FROM ISRAEL View from Jaffa Susan Lourengo LAST WORDS Hebrew /Arabic connections Ruth Doniach-Durant

C entre S ection: pages 21-28 T hree M onth G uide to Events in the UK and B eyond Small A ds Page 41 Reader Offers Pages 23, 28and 48

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