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Oct 31, 2019, 4:30 PM
Moral courage of true allies in short supply
A recent poll of the Jewish community revealed that 62 percent do not think there are enough allies outside of the community willing to address antisemitism. It is not hard to see why so many have that view. Those we have believed were allies have...
May 3, 2019, 3:42 PM
Tackling loneliness is a community priority
Public attitudes and awareness towards mental health have changed significantly over the years. This is in no small part due to the fact that there has been a sea change in the way mental health is addressed. From government to charities to celebrities drawing attention...
Feb 27, 2019, 3:54 PM
How has a once great party come to this?
Last week, eight MPs resigned from the Labour Party, with many citing the totalitarian ideology of the party leadership, and the antisemitism within its ranks. How did a great party – imbued in social justice and opposition to bigotry – find itself having to fight...
Jul 31, 2018, 3:12 PM
Anti-Semitism and Corbyn’s warped worldview go hand-in-hand
A recent YouGov poll conducted for The Times reveals more Labour members (65 percent) believe Israel is a force for bad in the world than Iran (59 percent). This ought to be a shocking statistic for a party supposedly committed to ethical and progressive principles. Iran arms...
Mar 6, 2018, 6:22 PM
March to equality has gruelling miles to go
One of the first projects I was assigned to on joining the Jewish Leadership Council was the Commission on Women in Jewish Leadership. Its findings showed women in 2011 comprised only a fifth of all trustees and a quarter of chief executives in communal organisations, and a...
Feb 8, 2018, 12:09 PM
I’m a ‘bad Jew’ – and it’s a label I wear with pride
Who is a good Jew is a question most people would understandably be nonplussed about. Some would be suspicious about the premise behind the thought. Others, rabbis perhaps, may well give a learned exposition about a righteous way of life and observance of the commandments. But...
Claudia is the Jewish Leadership Council's director of policy & public affairs