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Renaissance VOLUME 8 ISSUE 1 OCTOBER 2008

2 L E T T E R S 3 F R O M T H E E D I T O R

W H A T ’ S N E W 4 P ro m o t in g Is ra e l ’s C om p o s e rs

N ew f o r L o n d o n ’ s J e w is h M u s e um 5 B u d d ie s in Bury

B U I L D I N G B R I D G E S 6 L iv in g T oge th e r - Again

D a n ie l G o rd o n f in d s o u t h o w C h a s id a nd P o le a re g e t t in g a lo n g in S ta m fo rd H ill J U D A I S M 8 S u c h a F u s s a b o u t a L em o n

M a u re e n K e n d le r o n th e am a z in g h is to ry o f th e e t ro g U N S U N G H E R O E S 10 S u f f ra g e t te s and P e a c e C am p a ig n e rs

S o n y a L e f f t e l ls o f th e a c h ie v e m e n ts o f A le t ta J a c o b s a n d R o z ik a S c h w im m e r

J E W S O F IR E L A N D 14 T im e l in e , C la n b ra s s i l S t r e e t R a y R iv lin

H e rz o g s and O th e r R a b b is 16 L e o po ld B lo om - W a s H e a

D u b l in J e w ? C o rm a c 0 G ra d a 17 Teenage L i fe in th e 1950s

B e a t r ic e S o fa e r -B e n n e t t R ob in Hood in th e C om m u n ity R a y R iv lin 18 P o l it ic a l Dublin

G e o f fre y W ig o d e r a n d M a r i ly n T aylo r 20 Ire la nd and i ts J ew s

G e o f fre y W ig o d e r, M a r ily n Taylor and A s h e r B enson 21 In D u b l in Now

J a n e t L e v in ta lk s to R abb i Z a lm a n Lent a nd v is its th e Ir ish J ew is h M useum 22 Up North

B r ia n R ob in son p a ys a nosta lg ic v is i t to Be lfa s t W a r t im e K ib b u tz 23 O u t W e s t J a n e t L e v in m e e ts J e w s o f

C o rk a nd o f Schull 24 T h e re is N o th in g L ik e th is Dame

G o ld a Z a fe r -S m ith ta lk s to R abb i J u l ia N e u b e rg e r 26 F a c t File

Ire la n d 's F irs t J ew is h Festival Harry K em o f f

SUCH A FUSS ABOUT A LEMON PAGE 8

COMPOSER OF THE DESERT PAGE 42

C IN E M A T a lk in g F ilm s G a l i G o ld on r e c e n t d e v e lo p m e n ts in Is ra e l ’ s c in em a A R T L a rg e r th a n L ife J u d i Herm an re p o r ts on e n c o u n te rs w ith e c c e n tr ic a rtis t, R o b e rt L e n k ie w ic z

E X H IB I T IO N N e w E x h ib i ts to K e e p th e P a s t A l iv e D a v id C la r k on ‘S i le n t M e s s e n g e rs ’ a t W e s tm in s te r S y n a g o g u e , L iz C a s h d a n on 'T h e J o u rn e y ' a t B e th S h a lo m M U S IC 4 2 C o m p o s e r o f th e D e s e r t

M a lc o lm M i l le r ta lk s to M ic h a e l W o lp e 4 4 A le k s a n d e r Tansm an

Very P o lis h a nd Very Jew is h G e o f fr e y A lv a re z B O O K S 4 5 E r r i d e L u cca

H e lg a A b ra h am m e e ts th e p r iz e -w in n in g I ta l ia n w r i te r w h o lo v e s H e b re w a nd Y id d is h 4 7 R e v ie w s

Strange W a ys , Tales o f the Ten Lost Tribes, The Final Reckoning, Prisoners, Checkpoint, Jewish Parliamentarians, The Believers, Indignation, The Bagel: The Surprising History of a Modest Bread, Bread: A Slice of History 52 Y o u n g R e a d e rs

Torah For Teens P O E T R Y 5 2 M ahm o u d D a rw is h

M ic hael Baron p a y s a tr ib u te 53 P o e try C h o ic e L iz C a s h d a n c h o o s e s a s e r ie s o f p o em s b y D e b o ra h F re em a n L E T T E R F R O M IS R A E L 5 4 V ie w f r om th e Sofa

G lo r ia D e u ts c h o n th e n e w fa c e s on Is ra e l 's TV L E T T E R F R O M T H E E A S T -S ID E 5 5 B u t is H e G o o d f o r t h e J ew s ?

D a v id R u sse ll L A S T W O R D S 5 6 Y ’ l r is h A s h e r B e n s o n a n d M a r i ly n T a y lo r

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THREE MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS IN THE UK AND BEYOND

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