A PEEK Inside: JULY 2018


TEARING UP THE RULES: VIENNA'S CULTURE REVOLUTION

Head to Vienna with us to meet the Jewish artists, architects, musicians and writers who were at the forefront of the radical modernist movement that shook up the Austrian capital. Elsewhere in this issue we question if there's life after Roth – Mike Witcombe argues there is in his piece on the future of Jewish fiction. Plus hear from Na’ama Zisser, a young composer whose latest work explores the world of the Chasidic community in 1970s New York, and discover a pop-up Jewish Moroccan restaurant in the heart of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.


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  What's New:  Hannah (Lena Dunham) with a copy of Roth’s When She Was Good, in Girls

What's New: Hannah (Lena Dunham) with a copy of Roth’s When She Was Good, in Girls

WHAT’S NEW: LIFE AFTER ROTH?

With the death of Philip Roth in May, America lost one of its literary greats. But, says Mike Witcombe, it’s time to embrace a new generation of novelists whose outlook offers a refreshingly diverse picture of Jewish American life.

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WHAT’S NEW 

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

FEATURE 

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

FEATURE 

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

PASSPORT 

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

MUSIC 

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

ART 

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

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. 

 

THEATRE 

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. 

BOOKS 

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.

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.

WHAT’S HAPPENING 

Our three-month guide to art, books, film, music, theatre and other cultural events in the UK, Europe and Israel. 

FAMILY 

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

MEET THE READER 

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