SEPHARDI RENAISSANCE

In every issue of JR you'll find this unique seven-page section of Sephardi Renaissance. Read interviews with those from places such as Sudan, Morocco and Egypt and hear about their colourful traditions. Learn about ancient Jewish culture across the Islamic world; listen to the voices of young Sephardim today; and uncover the culture of communities stretching from Shanghai, to Bukhara to Venezuela.

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APRIL 2019

Sulochana (Ruby Myers).  ©Identity Films and Productions

Sulochana (Ruby Myers). ©Identity Films and Productions

Bollywood’s Jewish superstars

As India’s film industry took off at the start of the 20th century, its leading ladies were often drawn from the Jewish community. Erica X Eisen explores this little-known history of Bollywood…

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JANUARY 2019

Street scene in central Ahmedabad  ©Adrian Whittle

Street scene in central Ahmedabad ©Adrian Whittle

Pukka Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, in India, is home to a historic Jewish community and one of the country’s most famous Jewish novelists, Esther David. Adrian Whittle tours the city and (over a home-cooked lunch) meets David to talk about her discovery of her ancient roots…

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