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Sep 13, 2016, 11:28 PM
Half a bridge is not better than none
A campaign in Britain pushing Israeli-Palestinian dialogue instead of boycotts has a single, glaring flaw
Sep 9, 2016, 4:12 PM
The hate here is coming from the campaigners, not the target
I'm a happy member of a Federation (Orthodox) synagogue with an Charedi rabbi, and I'm pretty observant (or meshuggah frum as some of my irreverent friends would say) myself. Some years ago, my shul newsletter reproduced an article by a...
Dec 18, 2015, 2:16 AM
How can a great Chief Rabbi ask Jewish schools to teach their pupils Islam?
I am a very great admirer of Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis. I am a member of the UK's Federation of Synagogues, so, as Chief Rabbi of the United Synagogue group of Orthodox UK synagogues, he is not directly "my"...
Dec 1, 2015, 5:50 PM
The Cambridge horse expert in need of horse sense
When a 13-year-old Israeli emails you a research question, climb off your BDS soapbox and just answer her!
Nov 13, 2015, 4:50 AM
Oy, UK Jews, has Yachad got bias for you…..
Lots of headlines yesterday in the UK and Israel about a claimed totally independent and kosher survey done by IPSOS MORI, that says a huge percentage of UK Jews feel Israeli policies re settlements make them feel ashamed, the...
Nov 1, 2015, 7:49 AM
Jewish Human Rights Watch denies endorsing Britain First
Here's the statement made by Jewish Human Rights Watch since I posted my blog showing a clip from their Facebook "likes" page yesterday: ALERT TO OUR SUPPORTERS. It has been brought to our attention that the fascist group Britain First and...
Oct 30, 2015, 5:50 PM
There’s no place for racists in Jewish and Israel advocacy
I'll be enjoying a Shabbos rest, and even if I wasn't, reading the Guardian's paid for ads wouldn't be my activity of choice. But, sadly, there is apparently about to appear in the Guardian a whole page advert paid for...
Sep 16, 2015, 7:38 PM
What a difference ten years made to Luciana Berger
What a difference ten years can make. Ten years ago, Luciana Berger had an article in the Guardian explaining why she felt she had no alternative but to resign from a senior position in the NUS because of the levels...
Aug 24, 2015, 6:00 AM
In which scales drop from eyes
Anyone who regularly reads op-eds and commentaries on the Israeli-Palestinian dispute will by now be used to the articles that pop-up every few weeks along the lines of: I used to be a card carrying zionist/grew up in the Habonim...
Judy Keiner is a London based, retired senior Lecturer in education at the University of Reading and former teacher, school inspector, government education and schools consultant.