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SSANCE

VOLUME 6 ISS E 1 OCTOBER 2006

2 LETTERS 3 FROM THE EDITOR

W H A T ’ S NEW 2 Simcha on the Square

At the City Lit 4 Movers and Shakers

Ark Launch in Prague Who is reading JR? HER IT AGE TOUR PAGE 5 Herrings for Breakfast BessTeeger

DEBATE 6 Jews should always support Israel

Clive Lawton for; Brian Klug against THE J R IN TERVIEW 8 Emanuel Litvinoff ta lk s to Golda Zafer-Smith JU D A IS M A N D . . . 10 Judaism and Massage Len Goldstone

HERITAGE

12 The Art o f Havdalah Michele Klein

13 THE JEWS OF HACKNEY

Introduction Gail Chester 14 Timeline Melvyn Brooks 15 Victoria Park Yiddish song

Derek Reid and Barry Davis Alumni to be Proud o f Melvyn Brooks on Hackney Downs School 16 Alan Kane Profiled by Norma Cohen 18 Formative Years

Alexander Baron, Harold Pinter 19 Arnold Wesker, Marc Bolan 20 A World Apart

Janet Levin talks to Melanie Danan about the charedi community 22 Marching in the Opposite Direction

Felicity Ellis remembers Jack Tendeter The Radical Alternative Gail Chester 24 Celebrating Together

Gail Chester Why I chose to live here Jonathan Freedland

ART OF HAVDALAH PAGE 12

JEWS OF HACKNEY PAGE 18

SIMEON SOLOMON PAGE 36

MUSIC 33 Yiddish MusicalTheatre given Grand

New Voice Barry Davis on two Milken recordings ART 34 Zik Angela Levine on the Israeli performance art group 36 Simeon Solomon

Julia Weiner on the artist whose work is now showing at the Ben Uri F ILM 38 Film Festival excels itself

Preview o f UKJFF 2006 BOOKS 39 Does the American Jewish Novel have a Future? Donald Weber 40 Classic Choice

Children o f the Ghetto Reviewed by Edna Nahson 41 In search o f the real Jabotinsky

Paul Gross 42 Sins o f Omission

David Herman criticises Soviet and Kosher. Author Anna Shternshis responds 44 Im m ig ra n t success s to r ie s

Kate M cLaughlin P r iz e -w in n in g f i r s t novel Jud ith M irz oeff Young Readers POETRY 45 Poetry Choice Liz Cashdan chooses poems by Joan Michaelson and Marylou Grinber Poetry Review Michael Baron reviews Wanda Barford's new collection FOOD 46 Culinary Inspiration

Janet Levin reviews two new cookbooks Chopped liver for after Jokes LETTER FROM ISRAEL 47 View from Haifa 3 Miriam Brill

LAST WORDS 48 Latin Leanings Michael Gillis

THREE MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS IN THE UK AND BEYOND

PAGES 25-32

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