I'm not prejudiced, some of my best friends are Mormon

By Jennifer Lipman, February 2, 2012

The hottest ticket on Broadway at the moment is a biting musical comedy called The Book of Mormon.


When the Shoah is stripped of its meaning, what then?

By Abraham H Foxman, January 27, 2012

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, the meeting convened in a Berlin suburb by the Nazi SS henchman Reinhard Heydrich to coordinate the liquidation and eventual extermination of Europe's Jews.


When Jewry didn't meet Pally

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, January 27, 2012

How dare Benjamin Netanyahu ask Anglo-Jewry's leaders not to meet Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas!

Abbas was in London last week, and wished to meet the local Jewish community - something which Downing Street encouraged. But Netanyahu's office got in the way and complained that, since Abbas was refusing to meet him, Abbas did not deserve the honour.


A Kopul of sporting heroes

By David Robson, January 27, 2012

Very soon it will be the 50th yahrzeit of Rabbi Kopul Rosen. He was an awe-inspiring man, dead at 48. Unforgettable to pupils of Carmel College (the Jewish boarding school he founded), I'm sure he's remembered by almost everyone who met him. There will be many tributes but here is a story you will get only from me.


I'm gay, but I want a Jewish life

By Gemma Hersh, January 27, 2012

I swore I'd never tell anyone. Least of all my parents. The embarrassment. The awkwardness. The shame. I wondered if people would simply stop talking to me.

Five years on, my world hasn't come crashing down. My parents haven't disowned me. I haven't lost any friends. I'm one of the lucky ones.


Ignorantly disgraceful use of 'apartheid'

By Raymond Wacks, January 26, 2012

I am driving along a well-remembered highway in Randburg. It is 2005 - the last time I visited South Africa (where I was born and, as they say, bred). Randburg is an anonymous conurbation on the outskirts of Johannesburg. As a student, I had a holiday job here as a cashier in a supermarket.


Ethical choices during desperate times

By Kristen Monroe, January 23, 2012

We all have memories of events so important that we can identify exactly where we were when they happened, who was with us, what we wore, or where we sat. I remember the day my father told me about the Holocaust. We were in the car - a blue Chevrolet with plastic seat covers that cracked in the cold - driving to my weekly piano lesson.


Historical understanding is essential

By Rabbi Dr Jeffrey Cohen, January 23, 2012

Last month, the House of Commons All-Party Group on History issued an alarming report showing that the subject was being increasingly neglected in comprehensive schools. In one Merseyside district, only four out of 2,000 18-year-olds passed the subject at A-level.


In the shadow of Wannsee

By Shimon Samuels, January 20, 2012

The Holocaust is the most documented of genocides, yet the most covered up by its perpetrators and denied and distorted by its contemporary detractors.


Rise above the internet parapet

By Marcus Dysch, January 20, 2012

My name is Marcus, and I'm a Twitter addict. I've been using the site for two-and-a-half years and, last week, sent my 18,000th tweet.