THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION
To mark 100 years since the Russian Revolution, in this issue we explored the ways Jewish creatives responded to the events of 1917: looking at the impact of that period on Marc Chagall, Isaac Babel, and the actors and directors of the Moscow Yiddish Theatre. Elsewhere in the magazine we pitted Clive Sinclair and Frank Furedi head-to-head on whether Dylan deserved his Nobel; MP Louise Ellman and Lord Parry Mitchell debated the future for Jews in the Labour Party; and we spoke with Richard Rampton, the QC for Deborah Lipstadt in her legal battle against Holocaust denier David Irving – the subject of Mick Jackson's film Denial. The bulging books section features Irish Jewish literature, Maureen Kendler’s take on Amos Oz's novel Judas, and a review of Molly Haskell’s Steven Spielberg bio. Not to mention three months’ worth of Jewish cultural events taking place across the UK and beyond.