april 2015


NEXT GENERATION JEWISH RADICALS

This month we get political: Geoffrey Alderman explores the factors that have influenced voting, from 19th-century Zionists and Suez to Ken Livingstone and Ed Miliband. Judi Herman speaks to Labour MP Luciana Berger about her love of community and Liverpool. And we find out if and how Jewish issues influenced the party our readers voted for. Plus, we look at Leon Golub’s paintings of men at war, the musical legacy of Britain’s internment camps, Arthur Miller’s centenary and much more.

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WHAT'S NEW

Vive la France Three months after the Paris attacks Sylvain Cypel assesses the mood amongst French Jews. • In-betweener Palestinian-Israeli actor Makram J Khoury will play Shylock for the RSC. We can't wait.
 • Top Bill David Cesarani remembers the irrepressible Bill Fishman

SPOTLIGHT

Power to the people! A new generaton of acitivists is focusing on everything from Middle East peace to feminist rabbis. Elizabeth Blanchet photographed them in East London's iconic Cable Street

INTERVIEW

Luciana Berger Judi Herman speaks to the Labour MP about her love of community – and Liverpool

MASTER OF ARTS

David Glasser The man driving Ben Uri gallery tells Rebecca Taylor why buying a Gertler beats snapping up a Spitfire, and why the venue is moving on to greater things

POLITICS

The Jewish ballot and the vote Geoffrey Alderman explores the factors that have influenced voting, from 19th-century Zionists and Suez to Ken Livingstone and Ed Miliband. • JR Poll: How will you vote? With the general election just weeks away, will Jewish issues influence the party you vote for? • Je suis confused Brian Klug asks if there is a 'right to offend' – and discusses the implications of this controversial question for the UK and its multicultural society

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Our exclusive three month guide to art, books, film, music, theatre and cultural events in the UK and beyond.

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ART

Ghetto blaster David Bomberg is one of the stars of Ben Uri's collection. • Combat zone Leon Golub's paintings of men at war are difficult but essential viewing

MUSIC

Ascent of Man Franz David Conway on Hans Gál and the musical legacy of Britain's internment camps. • Let's Tantz!Klezmer gets a feisty reworking from these Leeds lads

DANCE

Radical steps Janice Ross uncovers the remarkable ballets of Leonid Yakobson

THEATRE

Miller at 100 David Herman asks, why are there no Jews in the plays of Arthur Miller?

COMEDY

Drawing the line Comic Debra Tammer finds religion and comedy are great bedfellows

BOOKS

Map of the human heart Deborah Brooks bonds with Ayelet Gundar-Goshen. • Toward the light David Herman reviews a new biography of Mark Rothko. • Remembering to forget David Clark reviews a book on the Holocaust legacy of post-Communist Europe

FOOD

Feeling Hungary? Mouthwatering desserts from the Budapest kitchen of Tomi Komoly's grandma

LAST WORDS

Up the workers Vivi Lachs applauds some revolutionary Yiddish anthems

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