Campus Comment

Amid the failures, bright hopes for future on campus

By Marcus Dysch, June 14, 2012

It would be easy to highlight the antisemitic attack which left a young Jew with a broken nose on a student union ski trip as evidence of another depressing and desperate year for Jewish students.

But the past nine months have been a period of relative calm on campuses, albeit one peppered with occasional serious incidents acting as reminders of the constant threat of racism and extremism.

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A letter to the woman at at the Tel Aviv asylum seeker protest

By Zoe Winograd, May 25, 2012

After seeing the image of an Israeli woman wearing a vest with the message 'Death to Sudanese', as part of protests against African workers in South Tel Aviv, I wrote a letter:

Dear Miss Vest Wearer,

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The UN, human rights and the Israel question

By Shlomie Liberow, May 10, 2012

In discussions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, reference to a UN resolution tends to charge the individual’s argument with unique powers. The UN is, invariably, an all-out, exclusive, power-pack trump card.

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Tell me, what do university fees have to do with Israel?

By Ben Carroll, April 30, 2012

At the NUS Conference I was once again astounded by the attention given to the Israeli-Palestinian debate. For three days numerous students wore stickers calling for a boycott of Israeli goods, while candidates for the NUS executive committee mentioned the "siege on Gaza" and the "apartheid state that is Israel" in their speeches.

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...as Durham enjoys exciting new era

By Joe Adams, April 27, 2012

Durham University Jewish Society has gone from strength to strength since winning the UJS Developing JSoc of the Year award two years ago.

Although it may not be the first university that comes to mind when thinking of Jewish campus presence, Durham offers a friendly, community feel that is often difficult to find in more politicised "Jewniversities".

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Holocaust memorial that brought us together

By Daniel Bratt, April 24, 2012

When you are sitting in a circle with new friends around you, the sweet smell of grass and birds tweeting, it's hard to conceive that you are in a place where 1.1 million people were murdered at the hands of the Nazis.

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My summer in Ghana

By Hannah Gaventa, April 11, 2012

Having recently graduated, I found myself at a loss for what to do with the rest of my life. I knew I wanted to work within the health field, but aside from the usual paths of medicine, dentistry or scientific research, none of which appealed to me, I had very little idea of the options available to me.

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Work experience? You need experience for that

By Michaela Walters, April 5, 2012

Jewish students around the UK are increasingly choosing to go to university when they finish school. In fact, it is now rather rare to hear of a Jewish student choosing otherwise.

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Our alternative way to support Israel

By Aimee Riese and Joel Fenster and Amos Schonfield, April 4, 2012

"One day there is going to be a Palestinian embassy in Israel and an Israeli embassy in Palestine, and these two embassies are going to be walking distance from one another because one will be in West Jerusalem and the other will be in East Jerusalem."

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Is there a glass ceiling for women in British Jewish life?

By Emma Stone, March 1, 2012

While working in the Jewish community is incredibly rewarding, it strikes me more and more, however, that when it comes to the top-tables in communal organisations women are almost invisible from view.

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