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Feb 14, 2016, 9:34 PM
A Spanish-Moroccan Love Story for Saint Valentine´s
This is an old, Jewish love story for Saint Valentine´s. It is a Jewish love story. But unlike most old, Jewish love stories that I have read, its protagonists don´t live in the shtetl, and neither did their grandparents. No,...
Feb 5, 2016, 11:52 PM
An Open Letter to Football Legend Fernando Hierro
So rumour has it that the Spanish branch of BDS is fuming. Again. After their failed campaign to prevent Mattisyahu from taking part in Rototom music festival last summer, the Bullshit, Disgusting and Screwed up movement has a new...
Jan 6, 2016, 9:04 AM
Who are these barbaric perverts?
How was your NYE? Did you celebrate at all? Well, in case you haven't heard about it yet, this year's NYE in Cologne, Germany, culminated in a tragic, massive and collective incident of sexual harassment which resulted in over 80...
Dec 24, 2015, 11:36 PM
Yes, they are Jews
Yesterday was just another day on Facebook. Another sad day on Facebook. Given that I live outside Israel and I can´t rely on the British media to inform me of the attacks and stabbings that regretfully are happening on a...
Dec 20, 2015, 9:18 PM
Who the hell do you vote for in Europe if you’re a Zionist lefty? Thanks
It's Election Day in Spain. After (more than) 4 years of dirty lies, a terrible yet continuous brain drain, sky high unemployment rates, shameful disappointments caused by shameless stealing, and a very worrying decrease in civil liberties, us citizens have...
Nov 19, 2015, 4:52 PM
Paris and the top three delusional statements I keep hearing
Ever since I switched on my phone on motzei shabbat to find my Facebook inundated with posts regarding the bloody and terrible massacre that has shocked to the core our – until then – relatively peaceful and oblivious European...
Nov 9, 2015, 9:26 PM
My Judaism is a full circle of chesed
Let me start by coming clean: my Judaism is not really my Judaism. It was born thousands of years ago, but for the sake of this article I will tell you, that for me it is what set in...
Sep 17, 2015, 8:54 PM
4-0 to Chelsea, but we also won!
Not that I am a football expert or that I follow the Premier league with baited breath, but when I found out that my Rosh Hashana present was a ticket to see Chelsea play against Maccabi Tel Aviv in...
Sep 13, 2015, 4:00 AM
This Rosh Hashana, let’s dip our brown apples together
Piiiii piri piiiiiipppp ….piiiipipiprrrriiiiiiiii ….. (goes the brick-sized modem while my brother tries to connect to the Internet for the 19th time) / Beep beep beep beep beep (goes the phone in the living room as my mum tries...
Sep 6, 2015, 12:54 PM
Selichot and darkness are always before sunrise
A brisk walk that soon becomes a slow-paced feast of the senses. White lights against white stones, and the sweet air brings the sound of selichot. A feast of the soul on a star-studded night. Powerful yet gentle. Feel...
Born in Spain, Mazal Oaknin established herself in London in 2007, where she teaches at University College London. Since then, her head has been bubbling with stories, ideas and jokes, and she can't wait to get them off her chest on this blog.