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The world-beating link between the Talmud and the bishops

By David Edmonds, May 2, 2015

At birth he was given the name Garry. Garry Weinstein. But that's not the name by which you'll know him.

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No joke - you pampered Princes are worse than us

By Sandy Rashty, April 30, 2015

So commonplace are Jewish Princess jokes, I'm willing to wager that this week you would have made, heard or, like me, been the butt of one.

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We're a richer community

By Josh Glancy, April 30, 2015

Flicking through the Sunday Times Rich List last weekend, I found myself pulling the usual trick of looking for Jewish names (only Jews and antisemites do this as far as I am aware).

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The visit that will take the smile off your face

By Peter Rosengard, April 27, 2015

"You're the third Klaureen I've met this week," I said. She looked shocked. "Must be April's hot name," I told her. The first lady with the badge spelling "Klaureen", behind the counter at the Passport Office said: "Sorry, you're smile's too big," as she looked at my passport photos.

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Israel is a red line for those of us who've gone Green

By Andree Frieze, April 26, 2015

Unintentionally, I found religion and politics at the same time. It was August 2012 and I joined the Green Party. The following month our family joined Kingston Liberal Synagogue so our sons could attend cheder to prepare for their barmitzvahs.

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Criminalising boycott backers will backfire

By David Newman, April 26, 2015

The Israeli High Court will not overrule the Knesset's decision that makes it a crime for Israeli citizens or NGOs to support a boycott or any divestment and sanctions-related activities.

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Moment when Catholics and Jews could heal

By Rabbi David Rosen, April 24, 2015

Shortly before his untimely death in 1904, Theodor Herzl was received by Pope Pius X. The former wanted to enlist the Catholic Church's supoport for the re-establishment of the Jewish people's independence in its ancestral homeland. However, Herzl records in his diaries that Pius's response was far from supportive.

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Let's end this cycle of distrust

By Robert Desmond, April 23, 2015

As a software developer, the allure of California's Silicon Valley is strong. I was ready to leave gloomy London for a daily supply of vitamin D. I applied for a job a while ago and got it, but I knew I had one more journey to make in Europe before heading across the pond.

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One of us... but is that good enough?

By Grant Feller, April 20, 2015

I have a vivid memory of being about eight years old and sitting around Booba’s Saturday afternoon tea-time table in Golders Green, surrounded by the merry cacophony of family. Suddenly I announced that, no, I didn’t want to be a doctor or a lawyer or Malcom Macdonald, I was going to be Prime Minister. “Ah, my grandson the Prime Minister,” she said. And they all laughed.

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The Arabs who side with Israel

By Emma Klein, April 19, 2015

There would appear to be more than one strand in the current wave of antisemitism sweeping across Europe: the well-worn mindset that Jews like money, Jews are stingy and similarly disgusting concepts on the one hand, and Islamism on the other.

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