APRIL 2016


BRIGHTON: 250 YEARS OF JEWISH LIFE

To coincide with our partnership with the Board of Deputies of British Jews, one of their members Gabriel Webber discusses the EEC referendum and what it means for British Jews. But the big theme of the issue is Brighton. We uncover the rich history and culture of the town, as well as speaking to the lively community. Plus a special walking map of Jewish Brighton, so get those buckets and spades ready! 

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WHAT'S NEW

Following the paper trail Jerry Springer tells Rebecca Schischa how a new archive has revealed his family’s history. • Secrets in the attic? Manchester Jewish Museum wants to hear from you for its Object Project

SOAPBOX

EU: In or out? Is staying in the Euro club good for the UK’s Jews?

FEATURES

Fighting dirty Judi Herman interviews two surviving members of the 43 Group, the vigilante outfit that took on Mosley’s fascists. • Einstein a go-go 100 years since he first revealed his Theory of Relativity, Katy Price reports on Einstein's tour of America while Marcus du Sautoy and others tell us why the great man still inspires them today

PASSPORT

Brighton rocks It’s 250 years since Israel Samuel first set up home in Brighton, making him the town’s first Jewish resident. We kick off this anniversary year with 14 pages on the history and culture of this seaside gem. •  Shmocks and shnorrers Ken Worpole explores the dark world of Alexander Baron’s cult classic The Lowlife. • Brighton beach memoirs Relive the heady days of the 50s and 60s – and meet Brighton’s Jewish Mod

WHAT'S HAPPENING

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

Try this! Pass the popcorn for a night out with Sussex Jewish Film Club

ART

Through a glass darkly Monica Bohm-Duchen on three US artists whose current shows all grapple with the Holocaust. • From Moss Bros to Mods A show at London’s Jewish Museum reveals the influence of Jewish tailoring on fashion

POETRY

A tale of two camps Jennifer Langer and a group of refugee poets report from Calais’ ‘Jungle’ camp

MUSIC

Sing for your supper Malcolm Miller speaks to composer Julian Dawes about his new Pesach Cantata

THEATRE

Bouncing off the ceiling Judi Herman meets the creators of Kneehigh theatre’s new show about Marc and Bella Chagall

BOOKS

Straddling worlds David Herman reviews two posthumous works from the historian David Cesarani. • Man behind the moustache A new book on Groucho Marx paints a mixed picture of the funny man. • Tale wag the finger Banter or misogyny? Eli Abt unravels the meanings behind a medieval Haggadah. • Waking Lions Gundar-Goshen’s new novel is a revelation, says Shoshi Ish-Horowicz

FOOD

Take your Filfil The Brighton cafe that is making waves

UNEXPECTED ISRAEL

New series Excerpts from Ruth Corman’s book on the Israel you never hear about

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