A PEEK Inside: OCTOBER 2019
Oxford: Artists, academics, activists // A vibrant showcase of Jewish life
We’ve already explored Cambridge, so it’s only right we head to Oxford for this issue. Visit the city’s medieval past via a royal castle and England’s first ever coffee shop, walk in the footsteps of Einstein and discover Oxford’s Jewish story from treasures in the Ashmolean Museum and the current community. Elsewhere, we meet members of Extinction Rebellion Jews and delve into the UK Jewish Film Festival highlights. Plus, see some amazing images of the lost Jews of Yemen in Sephardi Renaissance taken by artist Myriam Tangi in the 1980s and don't miss our interview with Howard Jacobson – apart from discussing his latest book, he fiercely lambasts our current political climate.
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Feature: Why I broke the law to stop the climate crisis
Extinction Rebellion has never been far from the headlines over the past year as it has stepped up its campaign of civil disobedience over climate change. Now, it has its own Jewish chapter – XR Jews. Shulamit Morris-Evans tells us why she faced arrest to save the planet.
BROWSE THE FULL CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE BELOW
A new heritage centre for Wales; how UK Jewish Film is tackling antisemitism; six film festival picks.
Why I broke the law to stop climate change by Shulamit Morris-Evans.
Lucy Daltroff uncovers a historic, hidden Plymouth cemetery.
Oxford: discover the Jewish treasures of the Ashmolean; join a tour of the city; hear about Jewish student life and meet the activists, artists and academics of this dynamic community.
Warren Hoffman explores the history of American musicals and finds they tell a very Jewish story.
Whatever happened to ‘Yiddisher jazz’? Alan Dein uncovers this distinctive East End genre.
Judi Herman tells the story of the Cosmo Café, which is being brought to life again in a new musical. Giles MacDonogh explores the history of Vienna’s Leopoldstadt; Patrick Marber on directing Tom Stoppard’s new play.
Why did Josef Herman stop painting Jewish themes? David Herman investigates.
Howard Jacobson on love at 90 and political scoundrels; Andrew Whitehead on Alexander Baron; Stephen Herman on a newly translated collection by Yiddish writer Mendel Mann.
Our series that uncovers the YIVO archive. This issue: The folklorist Ruth Rubin.
Myriam Tangi’s stunning photos reveal the lost world of Yemen’s Jews; Naomi Pope tells us of an extraordinary childhood that took her from Burma to a Kent farm.
Our three-month guide to art, books, film, music, theatre and other cultural events in the UK, Europe and Israel.
A new book uncovers the stories of our brave animal friends.
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