APRIL 2015

april 15 04WHAT'S NEW

Vive la France Three months after the Paris attacks Sylvain Cypel assesses the mood amongst French Jews
In-betweener Palestinian-Israeli actor Makram J Khoury will play Shylock for the RSC. We can't wait.
Top Bill David Cesarani remembers the irrepressible Bill Fishman


Power to the people! A new generaton of acitivists is focusing on everything from Middle East peace to feminist rabbis. Elizabeth Blanchet photographed them in East London's iconic Cable Street

april 15 01INTERVIEW

Luciana Berger Judi Herman speaks to the Labour MP about her love of community – and Liverpool


David Glasser The man driving Ben Uri gallery tells Rebecca Taylor why buying a Gertler beats snapping up a Spitfire, and why the venue is moving on to greater things

april 15 03POLITICS

The Jewish ballot and the vote Geoffrey Alderman explores the factors that have influenced voting, from 19th-century Zionists and Suez to Ken Livingstone and Ed Miliband

JR Poll: How will you vote? With the general election just weeks away, will Jewish issues influence the party you vote for?

Je suis confused Brian Klug asks if there is a 'right to offend' – and discusses the implications of this controversial question for the UK and its multicultural society


Listings Our exclusive three month guide to art, books, film, music, theatre and cultural events in the UK and beyond
Family A new series focuses on careers. Just don't expect any 'ologists'

april 15 05TRY THIS!

Meet Manchester's Menorah film club


Ghetto blaster David Bomberg is one of the stars of Ben Uri's collection

Combat zone Leon Golub's paintings of men at war are difficult but essential viewing


Ascent of Man Franz David Conway on Hans Gál and the musical legacy of Britain's internment camps

Let's Tantz!Klezmer gets a feisty reworking from these Leeds lads

april 15 06DANCE

Radical steps Janice Ross uncovers the remarkable ballets of Leonid Yakobson


Miller at 100 David Herman asks, why are there no Jews in the plays of Arthur Miller?


Drawing the line Comic Debra Tammer finds religion and comedy are great bedfellows

april 15 07BOOKS

Map of the human heart Deborah Brooks bonds with Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Toward the light David Herman reviews a new biography of Mark Rothko
Remembering to forget David Clark reviews a book on the Holocaust legacy of post-Communist Europe


Feeling Hungary? Mouthwatering desserts from the Budapest kitchen of Tomi Komoly's grandma


Up the workers Vivi Lachs applauds some revolutionary Yiddish anthems