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Feb 20, 2019, 11:48 AM
I’m from a proud Jewish Labour family – and I’m staying to fight
I was born into a proud Jewish, Labour, family. My great zayde arrived from Poland in the late 19th century. He was a founder member of the Jewish branch of the Amalgamated Union of Cabinet Makers, which became Unite. As...
Feb 19, 2019, 4:42 PM
How Board stepped into a Hungarian hornet’s nest
When Jewish leaders from around the globe gathered at the World Jewish Congress in Budapest in 2013, they were greeted at their hotel by far-right supporters of Jobbick chanting anti-Semitic slogans. The success of Jobbick at the ballot...
Feb 15, 2019, 1:12 PM
Jerusalem through a Christian lens
This is a reflection on Israel from a different angle, not normally discussed in the Jewish community and that’s Christians in the Holyland and the Palestinian territories. And why do I care? Well, for all sorts of reasons, starting...
Feb 12, 2019, 2:08 PM
The days of kissing up to Labour are long gone
Last week, as if she didn’t have enough on her plate, the MP Luciana Berger was gently exhorting people to observe Time To Talk Day, an initiative relating to mental health, her special interest. It struck me that “time to...
Feb 12, 2019, 11:35 AM
Sorry, but Victoria Tower Gardens is NOT the place for a Holocaust memorial
No one sensible doubts that the UK shouldn’t have a central Holocaust memorial and learning centre. The question is: should it be in Victoria Tower Gardens, as proposed and supported by major Jewish organisations? As someone who cycles or walks...
Feb 8, 2019, 3:41 PM
#ItsNotOK: Responding to disclosures of sexual abuse
We had a call from a classroom assistant working in a Jewish school. The individual was concerned that they were untrained vis a vis what would be best practice response to a six-year-old student’s disclosure in a class setting....
Feb 7, 2019, 5:21 PM
On The Money with Martin Lewis: How to avoid Brexit affecting your summer hols
It’s cold. So no surprise January and February are the busiest beach-booking months of the year, as millions turn their attention to a lovely foreign holiday. With Brexit round the corner, if you’ve booked a trip to Europe, there’s...
Feb 7, 2019, 2:26 PM
The community's response can hurt more than the abuse
It's high time we protest the faith-based institutions that use faith as a fig leaf, and protect perpetrators instead of survivors
Feb 7, 2019, 2:13 PM
How Britain and Ukraine can learn from each other on Shoah remembrance
Precisely one year ago, Ukraine joined the international community in declaring January 27 an annual day of Holocaust Remembrance. This may sound like a very long way away from where we are in the UK but in fact there...
Feb 7, 2019, 11:32 AM
How politics and social media is being polluted
It is unlikely to surprise readers of Jewish News that 2018 was the third year in a row to see a record number of antisemitic incidents in this country. These past three years have felt at times like a...