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The Cable. Dedicated to the Jewish East End.

The Cable has been the only magazine devoted to the old Jewish East End. It is lavishly illustrated in full colour (though many photographs, by virtue of their age, have to be in black and white) and jam-packed with interesting articles, personal reminiscences, and news of events and JEECS activities. 

The Cable. Dedicated to the Jewish East End.

Latest issue out now. 

East End Zionists; An operatic dream; Judging the Siege of Sidney Street; Hessel Street stories; Yiddish songs from Whitechapel; JEECS news; Letters; Requests for readers’ help; and more…. Issue 30 2018, £3.50.

Sadly, this is the last issue of The Cable. It is a sad moment for me personally after all these years, and after all the plaudits readers have been kind enough to send us. But, as Clive Bettington, JEECS chairman, explains on our News Page, the sad fact is that we are unable to continue.

Thank you for your many kind comments about the magazine over the years. And thank you, everybody who has contributed the articles, pictures and ideas that have done so much to create what I hope has been an interesting, informative and entertaining read.

I know it has been a while since our last issue, and for that I apologize. That said, this swansong issue remains as varied as ever. We look in depth at the life of the controversial judge who presided over the trial that followed that seminal East End event the Siege of Sidney Street, we revive memories of Whitechapel’s short-lived grand opera house, The Temple of Art, Clive Bettington, JEECS chairman, writes about Zionism in the East End, we have news about East End books and music, there are some fascinating letters from readers, and much, much more.

The website remains in place, as does our Facebook page. But otherwise, I am sorry to say, this has to be a sad farewell.

David Walker

Editor, The Cable

 

 

 

Latest news

  • Isaac Rosenberg: a great war poet for the 21st Century

    Born in Bristol but brought up in the East End, the multi-talented Isaac Rosenberg has been unduly neglected. Two of his biographers, Jean Liddiard and Jean Moorcroft Wilson, wrote articles for The Cable, the JEECS magazine, in 2006 and 2008 respectively aiming to redress the balance. Both are fascinating reads, and are now here on our website to mark the anniversary Read More
  • The Whitechapel of Isaac Rosenberg

    We have a fascinating guided walk on Sunday November 21 commemorating the great East End war poet and artist Isaac Rosenberg. The date is the closest Sunday to the anniversary of his birth in 1890. Read More
  • Banners commemorate Petticoat Lane’s past, present and future

    The revitalisation of Petticoat Lane, London’s oldest Sunday street market still in operation, continues apace with the unveiling next week of the community banners, commemorating many aspects of market life, along Wentworth Street and into Middlesex Street. Read More
  • Petticoat Lane captured on camera

    Petticoat Lane, on the edge of the East End, is London’s oldest existing Sunday street market. Over many decades, it played an important part in the life of Jewish London. Read More
  • Can you help?

    Can you help Claire Burstein? She writes: “I am currently helping my Jewish father find his non Jewish Cypriot father who was called Nick and had a grocery shop on the corner of Chance Street [Chance Street is a lively Shoreditch street off Bethnal Green Road]. Read More
  • Jewish women of the East End

    The celebrated author Rachel Lichtenstein  (Rodinsky's Room [with Iain Sinclair], Rodinsky's Whitechapel and On Brick Lane} is working on a new project celebrating the lives of Jewish women of the East End and hopes JEECS people can help. Read More
  • Whitechapel’s short-lived operatic dream

    The Temple of Art aimed to bring high culture to the East End. But it was an adventure that would end in tears, as cultural historian David Mazower reveals in a book of essays in memory of Bill Fishman, JEECS’s late honorary president.  Read More
  • Next steps for Isaac Rosenberg memorial project

    Where would be the appropriate site for the planned memorial bust to Isaac Rosenberg, the great World War One poet and artist? Read More
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