Danny Cohen is wrong. Britain is a wonderful home for Jews

By Shimon Cohen, January 6, 2015

As a public relations man, my job is to take a long hard look at a business, organisation, country or situation and find the positive in it. Then it’s a matter of encouraging others to focus on the positives that define the entity in question rather than the negatives which damage it. Of course, managing the negatives is also of vital importance, but focusing on negatives? Never a good idea.


I feel superhuman in Israel, so next month I make aliyah

By Uri Geller, December 18, 2014

I've been out of Israel since 1972 - so that is almost 43 years. When I left Israel, I always knew inside my heart that I would eventually go back to live there. I thought I was leaving temporarily just to do a few shows and then I'd be back after that. But my career exploded suddenly, and rumbled on for years and years and years.


Taking pride in displaying such split personalities

By Jennifer Lipman, December 18, 2014

At the Ajex parade last month, shivering in the morning wind and watching Jewish veterans from around the UK fall in line, as they've done for decades, my eye was immediately drawn to the poppy wreaths shaped as Stars of David.

Something to be very proud of, I thought. What a striking image; a visual reminder of our community's enduring presence at the heart of British society.


March of the mumpreneurs

By Natalie Lancer, December 18, 2014

Last month saw the first proclaimed Women's Entrepreneurship Day, so it seems apt to reflect on the Mumpreneurs - the unsung heroines of the 21st century.


Here's why men can't buy decent Chanucah gifts

By Gloria Moss, December 18, 2014

The Chanucah lights are shining and many are celebrating the vanquishing of the Assyrian Greeks, and the triumph of good over evil, through the exchange of gifts. This may just be Chanucah gelt for children but some will shower their loved ones with more lavish presents.


'Respectable' revisionists

By Oliver Kamm, December 11, 2014

The Holocaust is slipping beyond memory. Antisemites who deny the greatest crime of the age are preparing for when the victims are no longer around to answer them. Holocaust deniers call themselves "historical revisionists", as if their work had anything to do with scholarship. Their cause was notoriously adopted by President Ahmadinejad of Iran.


Women reading from the Torah: a dangerous truth

By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon, December 11, 2014

There has been recent excitement regarding the possibility of women reading from the Torah in Orthodoxy. There are self-defining Orthodox communities in Israel, America and even here walking along new paths. A rabbi of the United Synagogue has been identified as being supportive of the idea.


How an enemy can offer a green light to peace

By Stephen Applebaum, December 11, 2014

Any hope that Israelis and Palestinians will ever be able to live in peace feels precariously close to being snuffed out by the current wave of violence in Jerusalem. But before everyone gives up in despair, a compelling new documentary, The Green Prince, shows that sworn enemies from opposite sides of the conflict can not only become allies, but close friends.


How the JC invented the selfie (well sort of)

By Simon Round, December 11, 2014

There are many reasons why you might be reading the JC today.


I love Israel but it is heading for disaster

By Mark Berg, December 11, 2014

The winds of change are a-coming. I can feel them already and I think I'm a pretty good weather-vane. I've grown up steeped in Zionism and a love of Israel. I've studied Zionism as part of an M.Phil at Oxford University, I've worked within the community for the betterment of Israel's public image both at BIPAC and then at BICOM. I don't think anyone would challenge my pro-Israel credentials.