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VOLUME 7 ISSUE 4 JULY 2008

2 LETTERS 3 FROM THE EDITOR

W H A T 'S NEW 2 Passing on the Tent-Pegs 4 Bahrain Appoints Jewish Ambassador

Dead Sea Scrolls to the British Library DEBATE 5 Multiculturalism - A Mistake?

S ir Jonathan Sacks responds to a c ha lle nge to h is views THE JR IN TERVIEW 8 Tea with Oona King Golda Zafer-Smith

THE JEWS IN SPAIN 12 Timeline Michael Alpert 13 The Golden Age

Marion Nina Amber 14 Music and Poetry Judith Cohen 15 Poet and General

Menashe Tahan 16 Inquisition Michael Alpert 17 Conversos on Trial

David Gitlitz and Linda Davidson 18 Catholic Jews Myrna Katz

Frommer and Harvey Frommer 19 Jews in the Spanish Civil War

Ross Bradshaw 21 Whose Heritage? Janet Levin talks to Dominique Tomasov Blinder 22 The Tale o f One City

Lyn Julius visits Valencia 24 On the Costa del Sol

For Visitors

THEATRE 32 On Stage this Summer

Janet Levin, Gillian Dawson and Judi Herman preview shows MUSIC 34 Sounding the Streets o f Jerusalem

Abigail Wood ART 37 Teddy and Israel

Judi Herman on the Ben Uri exhibition

TEDDYAND ISRAELPAGE37

JEWS OF SPAIN PAGE 12

38 Real Time

Angela Levine views the exhibition o f contemporary art at the Israel Museum 4 0 Yehuda Pen

Rachel Bayvel on the Russian painter BO O K S 4 2 Refugee Voices

Beverley Cohen talks to Jennifer Langer, Predrag Finci and Bart Wolffe 43 Reviews of I f Salt Has Memory edited by

Jennifer Langer and Reluctant Refuge edited by Edie Friedman and Reva Kein 44 Classic Choice Tsila Ratner rereads

S Y Agnon’s Only Yesterday 45 Modern Marranoism

Maureen Kendler looks at diaspora writers' ambivalence towards Israel 46 Debut novels by J David Simons and Gail Levy reviewed 48 David Herman looks at perspectives on

European history by Bernard Wasserstein and Mark Mazower 49 Marge Clouts considers post-modernist takes on the Holocaust 50 Accounts o f heritage in Kerala and

Gibraltar reviewed by Erica Gordon and David Clark 51 Young Readers

Alice Hoffman's Incantation reviewed by Liina Otsalu POETRY 51 Review Collections by Arnold Wesker and Rhoda Hodes 52 Poetry Choice

Liz Cashdan selects poems by Stephen Wilson and Carol Burns LE T T E R FROM IS R A E L 53 View from an Anaesthetist

Carolyn Weiniger FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT 5 4 View from Rwanda

David Russell FOOD 54 A Taste o f Spain

LAST WORDS 56 How Espahol became Ladino

Michael A lpert

CENTRE SECTION: PAGES 25-31

THREE-MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS IN THE UK AND BEYOND

COMPETITIONS AND READER OFFER: PAGE 47

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