I changed - Naz Shah can too

By Emran Mian, May 5, 2016

Is Naz Shah an antisemite? Her political career hangs on the answer to that question. But there's something larger behind it too. Her attitudes are far too common among British Muslims. If she's an antisemite, there are many others like her.


No regrets over our battle with Ken the dissimulator

By Norman Lebrecht, May 5, 2016

When I went to the Evening Standard as assistant editor in March 2002, battle lines were already drawn.

The new editor, Veronica Wadley, had declined a lunch invitation with Ken Livingstone, the then mayor of London. She followed up with a note saying that the restaurant reviews he wrote for the paper would no longer be published.


My congregants say it's getting harder to talk about Israel

By Rabbi David Mason, May 5, 2016

I am Rabbi of a community that is particularly politically motivated. It is a home for people of all political persuasions and has as members a good number of activists in the Labour Party.

So over the past few days and weeks, my Facebook and Twitter feeds have been streaming with articles, blogs and opinions on the problem of left-wing antisemitism.


If Labour cannot combat racism then we are nothing

By John Mann MP, May 4, 2016

Antisemitism is racism, it has no place in society and therefore no place in the Labour party and I can guarantee that it will always be challenged. It is for that reason that I confronted Ken Livingstone for his grotesque comments last week.


The Livingstone Formulation finally fails to rescue Ken Livingstone

By David Hirsh, April 28, 2016

Ken Livingstone was suspended from the Labour Party today.He has been a significant figure as leader of the Greater London Council, a Member of Parliament, and the Mayor of London, for decades.


Green, BHS and the ethics of business

By Alex Brummer, April 27, 2016

In many ways, Sir Philip Green is an entrepreneur of whom Britain's Jewish community should be proud.


Antisemitism Anti-Shmemetism… Why the Fuss?

By Tim Marshall, April 27, 2016

So, a fairly well known Brit MP has been called out for an antisemitic tweet involving hints of deportations.


What did the Romans ever do for us? They gave me a love for learning

By Charlotte Oliver, April 27, 2016

"Why on earth did you study Latin?" the stranger in question inquires, he or she perplexed (perplexus, confused) as to why I could possibly squander my student loan on a so-called "dead" language.


Is there anything worse than a Pesach birthday?

By Sarah Ebner, April 21, 2016

A Jewish mother’s guilt is rarely absent, but I feel it even more keenly at this time of year. That’s because I did a terrible thing eleven years ago: I gave birth to my son, during Pesach.


The true cost of keeping kosher

By Angela Epstein, April 21, 2016

The other day, I popped into my local deli in Manchester for some "kosher le pesach" cinnamon. Well, you know how those leaden squares of apple pudding go down a treat on Seder night.