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VOLUME 4 ISSUE 4 JULY 2005

2 LETTERS 2 WHAT’S NEW

3 FROM THE EDITOR

4 WHAT’S NEW CONTINUED

SOAPBOX 6 Muslims and Jews

Lucien Gubbay looks at Muslim Jewish relations in a historical perspective JR INTERVIEW. 10 Maureen Lipman

Talks to Golda Zafer-Smith JU D A IS M A N D .. . 12 Jesus and Judaism

Vivian Silverman

13 JEWS OF LITHUANIA 14 Timeline

Aubrey Newman 16 The Jerusalem o f Jewish Art

Rosza Bieliauskiene 17 Living in Pre-War Vilnius

Fania Brantsovsky 18 In Search of Roots

Norma Cohen visits Vilnius and Jonava 20 Creativity Continues

Norma Cohen talks to writers Marcus Zingeris and Violets Palcinskaite 22 Adomas Jacovskis

Roza Bieliauskiene on the contemporary artist Adomas Jacovskis The Community Today Saul Issroff 29 At Vilnius’s Yiddish Institute

Norma Cohen talks to a former partisan Nicole Taylor takes a Yiddish course

MUSIC 31 C la ssica l CD Review

Malcolm Miller reviews two recent releases 32 Israel’s Homegrown Pop

Gaby Wine on the rich diversity of popular music in Israel

SEEING THE LIGHT PAGE 36

JEWS OF LITHUANIA PAGE 13

ISRAEL'S HOMEGROWN POP PAGE 32

THREE DAY WEEKEND PAGE 38

DANCE 34 Reaching the Sun

Malcolm Miller is bowled over by a new piece from the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company THEATRE 35 Hat Trick for a Young Writer

Daphna Rubinstein’s new plays Tunnel Vision Beverley Cohen on a project designed to bring together Jewish and Muslim young people AR T IN IS R A E L 36 Seeing the Light

Angela Levine on the new spiritual trend in Israeli art ART IN LONDON 38 The Three-Day Weekend

Vitaly Komar explains the philosophy behind the new work he brings to the Ben Uri in August BOOKS 40 Yiddish on the Wing

Alexandra Mankowitz talks to Aaron Lansky 42 Barry Davis reviews books on the Yiddish world by Dovid Katz and Paul Kriwaczek 43 David Russell reads two books on the

East End o f London 44 Kate McLoughlin on Jonathan Safran

Foer’s latest novel; Deborah Smith on the new Alan Isler 45 Marge C louts ta kes a lig h t read

Healthy Cookery JR Young Readers FOOD 46 A Taste of the Mediterranean

Stephanie Segal reports on a food conference in Jerusalem and brings back a recipe LETTER FROM ISRAEL 47 View from an Animal Rights Activist

Adela Gertner LA S T WORDS 48 Who is a Litvak? Dovid Katz helps you to guess

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