Another good week for the anti-Jewish myth-makers

By David Collier, June 2, 2016

Let down by a society that doesn't believe in truth, Wanstead High School pupil Leanne Mohamad has already been weaponised. With the publicity her anti-Israel speech received, I feel sorry for her.


Jewish bubble? Not at King Solomon

By Matthew Slater, May 26, 2016

As a head teacher I am in a privileged position to have the opportunity to influence the lives of the young people that attend my school.


The document that saved my mother's life

By Rabbi David Lister, May 26, 2016

My mother passed away in November nearly three years ago. She was a mixture of love and discipline: the love was for others and the discipline was for herself.


My family’s fear over grave desecration

By Jay Stoll, May 26, 2016

With the formative years of my career spent in student politics, public affairs, and now as a parliamentary assistant, I have become relatively well-versed in the various guises of antisemitism.


'Together we must root out antisemitism'

By Sadiq Khan, May 26, 2016

One of my most humbling experiences was joining 150 Holocaust survivors in Barnet earlier this month for Yom Hashoah at the Copthall Stadium.

It was a privilege and an honour to meet them and their families, and to hear their stories, many of which will stay with me forever.


Exams - hell for all the family

By Ronit Knoble, May 25, 2016

A father revises the Weimar Republic and Treaty of Versailles with his daughter while a mother tests her son on free trade agreements and the economic policy of Europe while putting the washing on, ordering more stationery from Amazon Prime, roasting a chicken and running her business. Sounds familiar? Then you may be in exam hell too…


NUT's condoning of Nakba propaganda

By David Collier, May 19, 2016

Last Saturday, a conference organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign was held at the central London headquarters of the National Union of Teachers.

As someone who reports on these kinds of events, I thought I would go along. And something truly disturbing happened: I was thrown out.


A major Dutch memorial - about time

By Shirley Haasnoot, May 19, 2016

My former boss Tamarah Benima, then editor-in-chief of the Dutch Jewish weekly, once taught me something about grief and the importance of objects. We were discussing a news item about some small pieces of jewellery that had been stolen from Jews during the Second World War. Now they were being returned to their descendants. "It's not about the value of a necklace, or its beauty," she said.


Thanks for showing your hand, Ken

By Howard Jacobson, May 6, 2016

It might seem odd to view the vileness that the Labour Party has disclosed over these last few days as an opportunity. But I'm tempted to believe that Ken Livingstone has done the Jews a service - after years of dodging and weaving, he has finally laid his cards on the table.


This is how we can bring each other together

By Dr Omar Khan and Dr Edie Friedman, May 5, 2016

Over the past few decades, attitudes on race and diversity have progressed significantly in Britain. We are proud to represent organisations that have played a role in that improvement, but are also deeply aware that challenges remain.