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Jan 21, 2019, 3:41 PM
The inspirational story of JNF UK’s Leopold Schen
Life, as I have discovered first-hand, has a funny way of working out. Sometimes the most remarkable things can happen at the most unexpected moments – even, inadvertently, on a blind date. His name is Hanan Schen and we met for dinner in Herzlia one...
Jan 17, 2019, 1:19 PM
A dive into the deep end of antisemitism
Be shocked by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s wicked ban on disabled Israeli swimmers at the World Para Swimming Championships in his country, but not surprised. Zealots of his ilk are turning Muslim antisemitism across Asia and the Middle East into an epidemic, poisoning everything from politics...
Jan 17, 2019, 11:48 AM
Why select a Jewish school for your child?
The numbers of children in Jewish schools in the UK continue to rise, as they have done for decades. Part of the reason for that is simply the demographic growth of the Charedi community – high birth rates there mean more children, more children mean...
Jan 14, 2019, 6:40 PM
Freedom of speech, not freedom to intimidate
This week, we witnessed the horrendous abuse directed towards Anna Soubry MP during the course of a live TV interview. Shouts of “Nazi” drowned out her interview and she was subsequently harassed, and her path blocked as she attempted to walk into Parliament in full...
Jan 14, 2019, 3:13 PM
Reasons to feel upbeat during bleakest month
Traditionally — which in marketing-speak actually means something made up in the last five years — this is the bleakest week of the year. It’s the week when all the holiday overspending catches up with people, nobody has yet been paid, and January feels like...
Jan 14, 2019, 11:27 AM
A sobering time for interfaith
Historically Muslims and Jews have protected and stood for one another. During the Second World War, Albanian Muslims sheltered Jews, notoriously risking their own lives in the process. One such man was Ali Sheqer Pashkaj, who invited a group of Nazis into his store and...
Jan 11, 2019, 2:59 PM
Loudmouth kicks his own community in attacking Israel
If there’s one thing British Muslims and Jews can live without it’s a guide to interfaith relations from employees of that bastion of inclusivity and harmony, Press TV. But that didn’t stop Roshan Salih, a contributor to the UK arm of the Iranian propaganda station and...
Jan 11, 2019, 2:10 PM
Israel’s great writer, reader, dreamer
Susan Sontag once defined herself as ‘a writer, reader, and a dreamer’ who dwelt upon ‘how things could be better, deeper, more intense, more wonderful.’ A better summation of a life could not be found for Amos Oz, who died on 28 December at the...
Jan 10, 2019, 12:00 PM
Brian Kerner – The great achiever
Brian Kerner should best be remembered as one of British Jewry’s outstanding leaders, able to use his unique personality to achieve great things for Israel and the community. As chairman of JIA/UJIA (1994-8) he brought together the JIA and Jewish Continuity to create the new...
Jan 10, 2019, 11:46 AM
Dignified service so long overdue
The Nazi regime deliberately made Jews appear as ‘the other’, encouraging stereotypical caricatures that demeaned and dehumanised them. In death camps, Nazis stripped away everything physical – prisoners’ clothes, hair, even gold teeth – and tried to strip away their dignity and humanity, too. We...