Is this the new politics?

By Michael Goldfarb, December 10, 2015

Was it like this 80 or 90 years ago? Are we living through an epoch similar to that time when fascists swept to power in Italy and Germany and frequently shaped politics in the United States and Britain (although we would prefer to forget that fact)?


Learning the lessons of the Kindertransport

By Edie Friedman, December 8, 2015

The plight of unaccompanied children during the current refugee crisis resonates in two important ways. First, the focus on children strikes an emotional chord and second, we inevitably recall the Kindertransport, an important chapter in both Jewish and British refugee history.


Have you thought about the values you want to instil in your children?

By Rachel Vecht, December 7, 2015

A parent is a child's first and most important teacher.


The promise in this land

By Simon Kovar, December 3, 2015

Yesterday, a sack of Bibles arrived. I ordered one months ago. Amazon sent 11. They were in a US Postal Service bag together with pieces of a dismembered Amazon box. Quality packaging!

The sack was so heavy the lady in the post office refused to try to lift it.


Why the PM trusts Lord Feldman, his ace in a hole

By Grant Feller, December 3, 2015

One of my favourite quotes is also one of the most deceptively simple. Ernest Hemingway wasn't always the most faithful of people but I suspect he said nothing more truthful than this: "The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them."


How to bind the community with Broiges UK

By Angela Epstein, December 3, 2015

There's a misshapen challah in the top drawer of my freezer which could easily be mistaken for a draft excluder. Despite being given instructions at the recent Manchester challah bake, I've not been blessed with the Mary Berry gene.


Why I'm always trying to make a meal of it

By Peter Rosengard, December 3, 2015

The attack on the Cereal Killer café in the East End a few weeks ago - I assume the anti-gentrification mob attacked at breakfast time - reminded me of those 5.30am walks in the 1950s with my grandfather, from Aldgate East tube past the Whitechapel Library then Blooms and left down Brick Lane to his family business, the grocery warehouse of Silverstone and Sons in Hanbury Street.


Dialogue is winning on campuses

By Yiftah Curiel, December 3, 2015

This academic term has taken me across Great Britain, from Aberdeen and St Andrews to Exeter; from Belfast to Southampton and Cambridge. The embassy participated in over 50 academic events on 25 campuses, engaging with thousands of students in solo talks, debates, meetings with unions, as well as staff and various departments.


Landmark legal ruling opens way for firms to hit back using equality law

By Andrew Peters, December 3, 2015

A recent legal decision could open the floodgates for UK companies associated with Israel to hit back when faced with boycotts.

Under the UK's Equality Act, it is discriminatory for a person to treat another person less favourably due to a "protected characteristic".


We escaped from Hungary, but we paid a price

By Monica Porter, December 3, 2015

Suddenly the world is awash with refugees. And migrants. Great waves of humanity on the move, all seeking asylum. And as always, the movement is from east to west, because only traitors (think Kim Philby and Edward Snowdon) or religious fanatics (i.e. volunteers for jihad) ever flee in the opposite direction.