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JULY 2018 WWW.JEWISHRENAISSANCE.ORG.UK

JR

4YOUR SAY… Reader’s rants, raves and views on the April issue of JR.

6 WHAT’S NEW We announce the winner of JR’s new arts award; Mike Witcombe asks: is there life after Roth?

10FEATURE Amos Oz on Israel at 70, the future of peace, and Trump’s controversial embassy move.

12 FEATURE An art installation in French Alsace is breathing new life into an old synagogue.

14PASSPORT Vienna: The writers, artists, musicians and thinkers who shaped modernism. Plus: we speak to the contemporary arts activists working in Vienna today.

30MUSIC Composer Na’ama Zisser tells Danielle Goldstein about her opera, Mamzer Bastard.

32ART A new show explores the 1938 exhibition that brought the art the Nazis had banned to London.

34 FILM Masha Shpolberg meets the director of a 1968 film, which followed a group of Polish exiles as they found haven on a boat in Copenhagen.

36THEATRE Holy Sh!t comes to the (renamed) Kiln Theatre in Kilburn; Judi Herman speaks to Jamie Lloyd, the director behind a season of Harold Pinter’s one-act plays.

40BOOKS Shoshi Ish-Horowicz speaks to AM Homes; Liz Cashdan meets the poet Aviva Dautch; David Herman remembers Clive Sinclair and David Brauner reviews Sinclair’s last book. Plus: Nina Caplan on Romans, Jews and wine.

47 SEPHARDI RENAISSANCE Henrietta Foster explores a photography show at the Jewish Museum of Greece; a taste of Morocco in Venezuela; Eileen Khalastchi on life in Baghdad.

55 WHAT’S HAPPENING Our threemonth guide to art, books, film, music, theatre and other cultural events in the UK, Europe and Israel.

65 FAMILY Asterix is Jewish! And four other things you (probably) didn’t know about the comic book hero.

66 MEET THE READER Our series in which we meet you, the reader. This issue: Yael Brauer in Brighton.

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