Columnists

Addicted to technology

By David Byers, September 15, 2016

Every morning, dreadfully early, I hear footsteps on the stairs and then feel a tug on my arm. "Can I watch videos on your phone?" That's always my four-year-old daughter's first question as she stands by our bed. The second follows a similar theme. "Can I watch TV BEFORE breakfast? Not after breakfast, BUT BEFORE?"

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Missing long summer Shabbats

By Jennifer Lipman, September 15, 2016

As a perpetual sun worshipper, I'm always saddened by the end of the summer. Still, there is plenty to love about autumn. Apples gleaming on the trees, just waiting to be made into crumbles for Rosh Hashanah. The landscape becoming a kaleidoscope of reds and oranges. Swapping nude tights for thick, snug black ones, and feeling justified in purchasing yet another scarf.

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How antisemitism picked me

By David Aaronovitch, September 8, 2016

The deputy editor of the JC - a former colleague of mine at The Times - is known for her unnerving persuasiveness. So a few weeks back she emailed and asked me if I would contribute to a series of TED-like talks on "my Jewish dream".

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It's natural to have doubts

By Miriam Shaviv, September 8, 2016

The coverage of Mother Teresa's canonisation has been extraordinary.

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We've got it right on tattoos

By Emma Barnett, September 2, 2016

The age of great liberation that my generation finds itself living in comes with many, many perks.

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This network never fails us

By Stephen Rosenthal, September 1, 2016

Bonjour from beautiful Nice, where the family and I have been basking on the glorious Côte D'Azur for 10 days.

Set against the idyllic backdrop of cloudless, sapphire skies, the logistics of a Jewish holiday are anything but glorious.

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Is our Corbyn strategy working?

By Daniel Finkelstein, August 25, 2016

Is it acceptable for a newspaper columnist to ask a question without being entirely sure of the answer? I hope so because that is exactly what I am going to try.

I want just to pause a second and ask if we are certain that our strategy towards Jeremy Corbyn is right.

Let me give you three incidents in the past week that have caused me to think hard.

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United in our golden nation

By Abigail Radnor, August 25, 2016

I've spent the past two weeks baffling my husband. We've just been through our first Olympics together and I've revealed a side he hasn't witnessed before as I've never really had much interest in sport.

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We subsidise mass murder

By Melanie Phillips, August 19, 2016

The claim by Israel's Shin Bet security service that a senior aid worker in Gaza diverted millions in aid money to Hamas caused shock and amazement around the world.

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Chakrabarti’s ultimate problem

By Jonathan Freedland, August 11, 2016

The first thing to say about Shami Chakrabarti's nomination for a peerage is that by any standards, and especially in comparison with many others who've received the honour, she merits it. I've long argued that Britain's second chamber should be elected, not appointed but, as the system stands, Chakrabarti is worthy of a place in the Lords.

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