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Jan 26, 2017, 11:36 AM
Life lessons that must never be allowed to fade
There isn’t a time I don’t remember not knowing about the Holocaust, whether through hearing about my great-aunt Ruth’s family in Bradford taking in Kindertransport children, or my great-uncle Heinz’s escape from the Nazis in Czechoslovakia, or discussing it at Habonim or cheder. Throughout my...
Dec 1, 2016, 5:16 PM
We must demonstrate the same tolerance we expect
Much has been made of the two American teenage best friends – one a Jew, one a Muslim – dressing up on Halloween as a superhero they named the ‘Juslim’. Photos of them in their yellow tops, striped tights and capes quickly took off online...
Oct 31, 2016, 4:02 PM
The ‘hate’ is among us once again – and it’s terrifying
When I was young my parents taught me the word ‘hate’ is a very strong word and should not be used lightly. Those words always stuck with me and they are words I now repeat to my children. But the reality is my children are...
Oct 7, 2016, 4:26 PM
A Jewish presenter or a presenter who’s Jewish?
I’m not a Jewish news presenter. I’m a journalist and a news presenter who happens to be Jewish – and I am proud of being both. There have been times in my career, however, when being both has been far from easy. During my 20...
Samantha Simmonds is a TV presenter, broadcaster and journalist