Labour has friends in the North

By Jeremy Beecham, August 6, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn's mother may indeed have been "at Cable Street with the Jews to stand against the Fascists" as Josh Glancy reported in last week's JC in his analysis of Jeremy Corbyn, Labour and the Jewish vote.


Feeding our creative hunger

By Nadine Wojakovski, August 3, 2015

Having just published my first novel, I finally understand the true joy of creativity. A late starter to writing books, I spent many years as an art dealer and collector alongside my mother, a veteran art connoisseur.


Labour has abandoned its Friends in a lurch left

By Josh Glancy, July 30, 2015

Can you still be Jewish on the British left? A few months ago, just before the General Election, I wrote a piece about British Jews and their decaying relationship with the Labour party with this question as the headline.


Strap in for my fast-track degree

By Peter Rosengard, July 30, 2015

Everything is speeding up in the world: Usain Bolt, Chris Froome, that rocket to Pluto - it only took it nine years!

Last Saturday, I took one of the new "speed" degrees they've just introduced at Cambridge. It took four hours.


Why Panorama went off the rails

By Yiftah Curiel, July 30, 2015

BBC Panorama's recent program on the Jerusalem light rail starts off on the wrong foot, with the following synopsis: "On the anniversary of last summer's brutal conflict in Gaza, film-maker Adam Wishart visits Jerusalem and rides the city's controversial new train".


‘Our community felt a greater compulsion to report antisemitism’

By Mark Gardner, July 30, 2015

CST’s latest antisemitic incident report, for January to June 2015, shows a 53 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.


Is the BBC really still our Guardian of the truth?

By Alex Brummer, July 23, 2015

Once in a while, I am invited to do a short interview about finance on the BBC4 Today programme or Radio 5. Obligingly, they send round the radio car (actually a large van with a mast) along with an engineer, and on the counter inside sits the Guardian. In fact, the BBC buys more copies of the Guardian than any other national newspaper.


A scandal to forgive such private racism

By Grant Feller, July 23, 2015

On the face of it, there's not much that connects Her Majesty The Queen with the thoroughly unpleasant football manager Malky Mackay. And long may that remain so.


Our failure to learn lessons

By Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, July 23, 2015

The recent estimates that have seen the world's Jewish population return to near pre-Holocaust levels are fascinating. While the past 70 years have seen a remarkable recovery in numbers, the truth is that the real impact of the Holocaust is not just a numbers game. We have to protect faith communities within Europe.


We need to change our conversations about Jewish education

By Rabbi Neil Janes, July 23, 2015

I want to change the conversation we seem to be having about education in the Jewish community. We need to start by recognising that the structures we have put in place are dysfunctional and generally insufficiently embedded in the home and total community experience.