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R enaissance VOLUME 8 ISSUE 2 JANUARY 2009

2 LETTERS 3 FROM THE EDITOR

W H A T ’ S NEW 4 SOAS Shows its Esteem for Jewish

Studies Stars o f Limmud 5 Ben Uri Breaks New Ground 6 European Survey on Antisem itism

BRIDGING CULTURES 8 Hindus and Jews and what they share:

Nachas Nepali S ty le G i l l and H irsh Cashdan 9 From Mothers to Mysticism

C l iv e Lawton

DIFFERENT WAYS OF BEING JEWISH 10 How it is to be Gay and Jewish

THE JEWS OF MUNICH 14 Timeline

Jack Lukeman 15 Zionism, Socialism and

National Socialism Michael Brenner 17 Lion Feuchtwanger 18 Munich my Heimat?

Bea Green 19 Growing up in Post-War Munich 20 Behind the Door

Ellen Presser 21 Architectural Masterpiece 22 Queen o f Jewish Germany 23 Nurturing the Community

The Youth Leader 24 New Libeskind Shui in Prospect

The Musical Element Malcolm Miller 25 So, what’s it like being a Jew in

Germany? Lena Gorelik 26 Rachel Salamander,

Florian Gleibs 27 Chaim Eytan, Uri Siegel 28 A Museum that Engages

HINDUSAND JEWS PAGE 8

LETTER FROM ISRAEL PAGE 53

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F ILM Revisiting the Holocaust Golda Zafer-Smith American Jews are Pushy: British Jews are Touchy Nathan Abrams THEATRE Humanising the Conflict Judi Herman talks to the creators of Plonter and Dai ART Surviving as a Soviet Artist: Natan Altman Rachel Bayvel Breaking his Silence: Roman Halter Julia Weiner A New Vision: The 1980s in Israeli Art Angela Levine BOOKS David Herman re v ie w s Houses o f L i fe Jud ith M irz o e f f re v ie w s Man in the White Sharkskin S u it; Peter Falush and David C la rk re v iew o th e r m em o irs Anne Sebba re v ie w s O u t o f the Shadows; Marge C lo u ts review s The Lazarus P ro je c t Young Readers Joseph Coussins review s Then by M aurice G le itzm an POETRY Poetry Choice Liz Cashdan chooses poems by Sue Stern and Sue Schraer Poetry Review Fluttering Hands by Stephen Wilson LETTER FROM ISRAEL View from a Trailblazer Yadin Roman LETTER FROM NEW YORK Farewell to the Lower East Side David Russell FOOD Kneidlach and Felafel in Munich LA S T WORDS Shalom, Sholem, Sholem-aleykhem... Dovid Katz

CENTRE SECTION: PAGES 29-36 THREE MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS

IN

THE UK AND BEYOND

Cover picture: Nathan Altman, Self-portrait, 1911. State Russian Museum, St Petersburg

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