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R e n a i s s a n c e

VOLUME 3 ISSUE 3 SPRING 2004

2 LETTERS 3 FROM THE EDITOR

WHAT’S NEW 2 Europe and Israel 4 Israeli/Arab Ballet

L'Khaim back on Song SOAP BOX 5 Why Can't the British be More Like the Yanks? Paul Gross DEBATE 6 Are Jewish Schools a Good Thing?

Young People Speak THE JR INTERVIEW 8 Helen Bamber

Golda Zafer-Smith HERITAGE 10 The Legacy o f Maimonides liana Tahan

13 THE JEWS OF IRAN 14 Timeline

Jack Lukeman 15 Dissimulation

Houman Sarshar 16 The Persian Jewish Carpet

Erica Gordon 17 Mahalleh

Houman Sarshar 18 A Childhood o f Confusion

Gloria Tessler 19 Musicians o f Iran

Find Out More 20 Weddings that Last a Week

Leah Baer 21 A Cultural Challenge

Leah Baer 22 Life Goes On

MUSIC 29 Jews and Black Music

K e ith Kahn-H a rris 31 Following the Fiddle

From classical to klezmer Sophie Solomon

JEWS OF IRAN PAGE 13

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FOLLOWING THE FIDDLE PAGE 31

32 Metamorphosis - Folk into Art

Jenny Levin on Rita Halvani's Millenium Award project ART 34 A Taste o f Pepper

Erica Gordon interviews Raphael Pepper ARTS IN ISRAEL 36 Synagogues Break New Ground

Angela Levine on contemporary design in Israel BOOKS 39 Heard at Book Week

A selection o f quotes 40 The Short from the Small

Deborah Smith, Judith Mirzoeff and Golda Zafer-Smith review collections o f short stories 41 JR Young Readers The Silver Sword 42 S ta nd in g up to be Counted

Review s o f / am Jewish and Pride v Prejudice 43 Books o f Beauty

David C la rk re v ie w s Diaspora and Museums o f the World. Erica Gordon Gordon re v ie w s The Synagogue POETRY 44 Epic, Heroic and Romantic

Jewels o f Judeo-Persian Poetry 45 Poetry Choice Liz Cashdan chooses from readers' submissions 45 Poetry Review

Collections from Theresa Turk and Joanna Ezekiel FOOD 46 Iranian Delights

Lamb and Apricot Pilaf and Stuffed Pears Restaurant Review The Greenhouse, Manchester LETTER FROM ISRAEL 47 View from a n 'Anglo'

Gloria Deutsch L A S T WORDS 4 8 Judeo-Persian

CENTRE SECTION: PAGES 23-28

THREE MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS IN THE UK AND BEYOND

R E A D E R O F F E R S : P A G E S 2 5 , 4 6 A N D 4 9

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