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Mar 24, 2017, 3:41 PM
Leadership in difficult times
This week has been a relatively traumatic one, with an afternoon spent in lockdown and the time thereafter spent focusing on the important things in life. So I hope I can be indulged by ending the week with something a bit lighter – community politics. On Tuesday, the...
Jan 17, 2017, 11:42 PM
New Year’s Resolutions: Labour and the Jewish Community
A new year brings fresh political opportunities and given the Labour hierarchy is undertaking a leadership reboot, they may wish to include a plan to improve relations with the Jewish community. Though 2016 was a difficult year for the party across the board, the unrelenting...
Sep 21, 2016, 9:32 PM
Who will rest? Who will wander?
Barring an upset of monumental proportions, Jeremy Corbyn will be re-elected as leader of the Labour Party, and many Jews will feel compelled to make a decision. So, in this month of Jewish spiritual reckoning – who will keep the faith? Who by loyalty, who by...
Aug 17, 2016, 10:46 PM
The curious case of Michael Foster
Language invoking the Third Reich has no place in our political discourse. The Community Security Trust and various other groups fighting antisemitism have been unambiguous in criticising this bizarre indulgence, and with good reason. At worst, it trivialises the events of those times and the...
Jun 13, 2016, 2:42 PM
Prioritising victims at times of terror
Just as we demand accuracy about attacks on Jews, we must be clear about the target of the Orlando attack
Jun 13, 2012, 5:55 PM
Preserving our past, protecting our future
The March of the Living. An event of 11,000 Jews, primarily young teens, retracing the harrowing, final steps of their ancestors from the gates of Auschwitz to Birkeneu. The stated goal of the March for these young people is to learn the lessons of the...
Jay is a National Executive member, Jewish Labour Movement