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Jan 7, 2022, 2:56 PM
Being flexible is part of the creative process
It’s interesting that the debate about casting Jewish people in Jewish roles has come from actors. Maureen Lipman has suffered a Twitter pile on for saying she disagreed with the casting Helen Mirren as Golda Meir. What she actually said was “the Jewishness of the...
Mar 18, 2021, 9:27 PM
More Jews must count
I was going to start writing this article with the words “Arguments have been raging about whether Jews are an ethnicity or a religion.” But actually, that’s not true. Statements have been made that Jewishness is based on ethnicity and there has been no debate...
Feb 5, 2021, 6:38 PM
What’s the gripe with UK Jews?
Jews argue with each other. It’s well known. Two Jews, Three Synagogues. But at the moment, in the public eye, we seem not to. Our representatives in the UK at least are on the same page. Our MP’s, our authors, actors, intellectuals have been more...
Jul 25, 2020, 11:40 PM
The IHRA Definition Isn’t Solving the Problem
Ask an average person what antisemitism is and they’ll probably give you a simple answer. “Not Liking Jews”, maybe even “Hatred of Jews”. The Cambridge English Dictionary defines it as “strong dislike or cruel and unfair treatment of Jewish People” All definitions have a subjective...
Mar 25, 2020, 3:52 PM
Joseph – A Poor Example for Our Tragic Times
The current disaster of corona virus has no direct comparison in the Torah. There is no illness spoken of that afflicts the world population and has the potential to wipe out the sick. But there is a story which holds lessons for society and how...
Mar 20, 2020, 3:11 PM
The Story of That Racist Balloon
My comedy series The Jewish Enquirer is about a journalist who works for a low brow Jewish newspaper but has a passion for bigger issues. But actually it’s not really about that. It’s about fitting in Britain. It’s about whether Philip Green should be classed...
Gary Sinyor is a multi award-winning writer director and producer of Films and TV based in the UK.