OCTOBER 2017


HUNGARY: FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM

Come with us to Hungary in October’s issue of JR. You’ll discover Budapest’s 19th century cultural hotbed, Kiraly Street and learn the stories behind the country’s stunning synagogues. Elsewhere, Anne Sebba discusses the dramatic lives of Parisian women during World War II; Naomi Games recalls growing up in a household of European graphic designers; and we explore the astonishing stories behind the synagogues dotted across the Islamic world.


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 Rally in Budapest on 2 April protesting legislation to force the Central European University to close.  ©Jennifer Ang

Rally in Budapest on 2 April protesting legislation to force the Central European University to close. ©Jennifer Ang

Hungary: Hurtling towards darkness

Antisemitism and racism are erupting in Hungary under the government of Viktor Orbán. How did we get there – again – asks Hungarian-born British writer George Szirtes
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The divided response to Barcelona’s terror attack; Lionel Blue’s peace prize; a new Balfour painting

FEATURE

Up in smoke? Debra Rapp uncovers the hidden legacy of the London Olympics

PASSPORT

Hungary: As the country lurches towards the right, we explore its rich Jewish culture and speak to young Hungarians about its future. Featuring George Szirtes on the Soros affair; novelist Joseph Kertes on 1956 and Mary Gluck on the revolutionary spirit of Király Street

FILM

Filmmaker Gábor T. Szántó on his latest film, 1945, which gets a gala screening at this year’s UK International Jewish Film Festival

ART

Naomi Games grew up in a household of émigré artists. As a show on their work opens at the Jewish Museum London, she reflects on the impact they had on British design

EXHIBITION

Thirza Vallois visits a new museum in the French Champagne region that is dedicated to the life and work of the medieval sage Rashi

 

COMEDY

Judi Herman speaks to comedian Mark Steel about the search for his birth parents and the show born out of it

BOOKS

Sarah Lightman on Charlotte Salomon; Anne Sebba on the women of wartime Paris; Helga Abraham on Albert Londres’ French masterpiece; David Herman on Joseph Roth

THE MODERNISTS

František Zelenka’s Baba estate in Prague

SEPHARDI RENAISSANCE

The impact of the Six Day War on Arab lands; Mosul’s vanished synagogues; and the last Moroccans of Stamford Hill

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

FAMILY

Children’s books with a refugee theme for Chanukah

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