APRIL 2017


DUTCH COURAGE: WHAT NOW FOR HOLLAND'S JEWS?

Discover the Netherlands and test the waters in a country that has survived a divisive election campaign. Take a stroll around Amsterdam’s rich and distinctive Jewish history and culture, and look at a remarkable letter-writing project that puts elderly Dutch Holocaust survivors in touch with young Muslims. Elsewhere, Lord Dubs and MP Mike Freer debate the issue of refugee children; we mark the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War with an exploration of the photographs, film and music created at the time, and we speak to those behind a new show about the artist Charlotte Salomon.

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WHAT'S NEW

Robin Lustig on the bonds between Bibi and Trump; and why is Hull happening right now?

SOAP BOX

Should the UK take more child refugees? Lord Alf Dubs and Mike Freer MP go head to head on the issue

FEATURE

On the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, we explore how the conflict was represented in photos, film and music of the time

PASSPORT

The Netherlands We uncover the rich history of Dutch Jews, taking in stunning synagogues, Sunday soccer matches and a guide to Amsterdam by klezmer-meister Job Chajes

ART

Judith Mirzoeff examines the friendship between David Hockney and Jonathan Silver; Lynne Reid Banks on the sculpture of her late husband, Chaim

THEATRE

Judi Herman speaks to the creators of a new show on the Berlin artist Charlotte Salomon

FILM

As The Graduate turns 50, Mike Peters unpicks its appeal

MUSIC

Elie Wiesel’s Night will be accompanied by Rachel Weston’s performance of Yiddish songs

BOOKS

Michael Rosen on Émile Zola; David Herman on Michael Chabon; Maureen Kendler on Irène Némirovsky and David Brauner on Howard Jacobson’s new satire of President Trump.
Plus reviews of Jonathan Romain’s Confessions of a Rabbi; Eva Neurath’s Recollections; Yael Neeman’s We Were the Future; 4, 3,2,1 by Paul Auster; Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon by Rachel Reeves; and Hayim Nahman Bialik – Poet of Hebrew by Avner Holzman

THE MODERNISTS

Our new series on the architects who shaped modern design. This issue: the south coast’s De La Warr Pavilion

SEPHARDI RENAISSANCE

A Sephardi festival opens at the Jewish Museum London; two films on Iraq; Linda Dangoor reports on the new Indo-Iraqi veggie eaterie in London’s West End

WHAT'S HAPPENING

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

FAMILY

Miriam Halahmy’s book Hidden has been turned into a play

TRY THIS

Caroline Porter heads to the UK’s only Jewish farm

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