OCTOBER 2013


BRITAIN'S ISRAELIS

This issue we explore closer to home with a report on Britain’s Israelis. Daniel Vulkan explains why it's so difficult to know how many Israelis live in the UK, while Steven Gold takes a look at the attitude of the Israeli state towards its expats, and Ronnie Lavie discusses the Shevet Halutz scout movement. We also get foodie as Agi Erdos interviews the 1701 Restaurant’s chef Oren Goldfeld, while over in music Malcolm Miller visits the World Congress of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, and Tamar S Drukker examines the ways that Hebrew and English mix. Plus lots more to boot.

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WHAT'S NEW

Mesmerised in Moscow Naomi Alexander is blown away by a Jewish Museum • A Living Skansa JW3 - a new chapter in open Jewish life? Janet Levin visits the new Jewish cultural centre in Hampstead

THE BENEFACTORS

Dame Vivien Duffield talks to David Russell about her life, her philanthropy and how JW3 was born

JUDAISM AND... HUMAN RIGHTS

Shaiya Rothberg argues that human rights is a central concept in traditional Judaism

BRITAIN'S ISRAELIS

The Ultimate Transnationals Steven Gold looks at the attitude of the Israeli state to its expats, and of emigrant Israelis to their host communities in Los Angeles and London • How Many?! Daniel Vulkan explains why it's so difficult to know how many Israelis live in the UK • The Ultimate Israeli Janet Levin's interview with ALondon editor and Israeli community spokeswoman Anat Koren • Not so Separate Far from being separate from the UK's Jewish community, there are many Israelis who are playing a key role in its vitality, from Nitza Spiro to Rabbis – Orthodox to Progressive: Nir Nadav, Irit Shillor and Yuval Keren • Getting Together Ronnie Lavie on the Israeli Salon and the Shevet Halutz scout movement • The Second Generation Young Israelis brought up in the UK talk to Diane Lukeman about language, identity and army service • Finding the Words Architect-poet Irit Katz in conversation with Tamar Drukker • Israelis in Leeds Nigel Grizzard's snapshot of the Israeli community up North

THE CULTURAL CONTRIBUTION

Daphna Sadeh Interview with the prolific musician by Gil Karpas • ivka Golani Anthony Wilkinson talks to the viola player. • Ariella Eshed Judi Herman's interview with the director who brings Israeli and British theatre together • Zadok Ben-David Julia Weiner talks to the Yemeni-born visual artist • Hofesh Shechter Choreographer Hofesh Shechter tells Judi Herman why he loves living in the UK

FOOD

The Israeli Revolution Agi Erdos interviews chef Oren Goldfeld of 1701 Restaurant • Ottolenghi's Waves Review of Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi's Jerusalemcookbook, and overview of who else cooks us Israeli food in London • And in Brighton… Yael Breuer on a popular Israeli-run falafel joint in the seaside resort

FILM: UK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

The Jewish Cardinal and Regina reviewed by Alex Radzyner • Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy and The Inheritance Judi Herman's reviews

MUSIC

A Musical Treasure Trove Malcolm Miller reports from the World Congress of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem • Bringing Back the Bird Who Flew Away Jay Prosser's review of Dos Amantes, the latest album by UK-based Sephardi band Los Desterrados

CARTOONISTS

Stalin's Favourite Cartoonist Timothy Benson tells the story of Boris Efimov

BOOKS AND WRITERS

Feisty Heroine, Feisty Writer Deborah Brooks in conversation with Eve Harris about her debut novel The Marrying of Chani Kaufman • Reviews David Herman reviews Simon Schama's Story of the Jews – the book and the TV series • Return of the Jew by Katka Reszke reviewed by Connie Webber • Ousama Saki reviews Under Moroccan Skies by Raphael David Elmaleh and George Ricketts • Hotel Savoy by Joseph Roth reviewed by Peter Falush • Welcome to the Free Zone by Nathalie and Ladislas Gara reviewed by Judith Mirzoeff • Yigal Zalmona's A Century of Israeli Art reviewed by Monica Bohm-Duchen • Maureen Kendler reviews Jews and Jewishness in British Children's Literature by Madelyn Travis • Stephen Wilson's Poetics of the Diaspora reviewed by Liz Cashdan

LAST WORDS

Hebrish or Engbrew? Tamar S Drukker on how the two languages mix

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