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R enaissance

VOLUME 2 ISSUE 3 SPRING 2003

2 LETTERS 3 FROM THE EDITOR

WHAT'S NEW 2 LJCC Cultural Awards

Company of Angels 4 New Director at the Ben Uri Gallery

JMI does it again SOAP BOX 6 Secular Judaism - The Way Forward?

Felix Posen and Clive Lawton argue fo r and against THE JR INTERVIEW 8 The Time o f his Life

Golda Zafer-Smith talks to Norman Lebrecht JUDAISM AND... 11 Judaism and Birth

Michele Klein takes a look at customs and rituals HERITAGE 13 Art o f the Haggadah

Erica Gordon on the most illustrated book in Jewish religious use Faultless Facsimiles The work o f Linda and Michael Falter

15 THE JEWS FROM EGYPT 16 From Exodus to Exodus

A le c Nacamuli 17 The Cairo Genizah

Maurice Maleh 18 The Good Summer

Ellis Douek reminisces 19 A Leavened Passover

Teddy Nahmias 20 Victor Arwas

Janet Levin interviews the art collector extraordinaire 21 Egypt in Israel V ic tor Sanua 27 Jewish Alexandria

Roger Bilboul 28 The Egyptian Diaspora

Manuela Kleeman 29 Gilbert de Botton Janet Levin 30 Find out more

GILBERT DE BOTTON PAGE 29

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JUDAISM AND BIRTH PAGE 11

NORMAN LEBRECHT PAGE 8

ART 31 A Cultural Obsession

Oz Almog on his exhibition at the Ben Uri 32 Trying to be 20 in Jerusalem

Images of youth captured by Dinu Mendrea 34 Chagall in Paris

Monica Bohm-Duchen reports on the major retrospective MUSIC 36 Berthold Goldschmidt

Bernard Keeffe on the life and work of the composer 38 Yasmin Levy

Gabriella Pomeroy hears the Israeli Ladino singer BOOKS 39 The Horseman of Israel

Victor Ramraj on Mordechai Richler 4 0 Jewish Writers ot the 20th Century

Ed.: Dr. Sorrel Kerbel 4 0 Madame Proust and the Kosher Kitchen

Kate Taylor Nothing i Touch Stands Still Jane Spiro Listening For Nightingales W. Tarleton Klein 41 Primo Levi: A Biography Ian Thomson

The Double Bond - Primo Levi: A Biography Carole Angier 42 Bites from Book Week

H igh lig h ts from th is yea r ’s event POETRY 44 Meir Wieseltier Raisa Domb introduces the Israeli poet 44 Liz Cashdan chooses from readers'

submissions Ram’s Horn Theresa Turk 45 Young Readers

AII-of-a-Kind Family Sydney Taylor FOOD 46 Recipes

Claudia Roden's Egyptian Passover LETTER FROM ISRAEL 47 The Chef's View

Susan Lourengo visits Lechem Erez and its owner/chef Erez Komarovsky LAST WORDS 48 Ladino Hilary Pomeroy

C entre S ection: pages 23-26

T hree Month Guide to Events in the UK and B eyond

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