The ones that fought back

By Maryana Greenberg, January 29, 2015

For decades the history of our people in the Second World War has only focused on the tragic losses of the lives of million of our ancestors.

The Holocaust is an ever-present part of our collective past; but one aspect that is often neglected in society and even our own reflections on the events of the Second World War is the role that Jewish soldiers played in fighting against the Nazi regime.


Leon was best of our generation

By Michael Howard, January 29, 2015

Leon Brittan was undoubtedly one of the leading British Jews of his generation. He rendered great service to this country in all the great offices he held, and but for the vagaries of political life might well have gone on to achieve even greater things.


Time to talk candidly about our real values

By John Ware, January 22, 2015

The letter to 1,100 Muslim leaders from Eric Pickles was just the kind of warm embrace one might expect from the Secretary of State charged with promoting community cohesion:

"Assalamu Alaikum" his letter began, the "great faith" of Islam had been "hijacked" by terrorists who were "an affront to Islam".


Running away

By Brian Rubenstein, January 22, 2015

Just before Shabbat this past Friday afternoon, I completed a 10-mile run, my longest training distance so far as I prepare for this year's London Marathon.


They were the first to see the true horrors

By Sally Angel, January 22, 2015

We drove in and saw a sight that shocked us as nothing, even the sights of war, had ever shown us before. There was a stench of death everywhere. We were there for about two weeks filming and I thought as time went by it might leave me. I wanted to forget.


Befriending Nazis saved me

By Monica Porter, January 22, 2015

There are many astonishing tales of survival under the Third Reich, but Freddie Knoller's story is in a class of its own. Not many Jewish fugitives made a living by showing Wehrmacht soldiers around the night clubs, cabarets and brothels of occupied Paris, mingling with scantily-clad dancing girls, jazz musicians, tarts and Nazis.


Every non-Jew in a position of authority must take this terrible trip

By Richard Wood, January 22, 2015

Eight years ago, I saw the darkest side of man when I travelled to Auschwitz with a group of non-Jews to learn about the Holocaust.

This was a trip in which police officers, ambulance men and others in a similar position of responsibility were taken to the infamous concentration camp in a bid to understand the sensitivity and history about the Jews, what they went through and how we can work to


London should become a tech Tel Aviv-on-Thames

By Daniel Taub, January 22, 2015

The story of most Jews in the UK, like those of many immigrants, began in East London. In the 19th century, Jewish immigrants fresh off the boat made their homes and businesses in the East End, near to both the trading hubs of the docks and the markets of the City.


Why can't we know the religion of those who commit crimes?

By Keith Porteous Wood, January 22, 2015

The editor of the Jewish Chronicle and I recently spoke on the LBC radio station about the horrendous carnage in Paris.


Somehow, we are all tainted by the atrocity

By Steven Berkoff, January 22, 2015

One of my joys of working in Paris was visiting the legendary Jewish Goldenberg deli in the Rue De Rosiers. The thing about Jewish delis is that, no matter where you are in the world, they make you feel not only that you are at home but also that you belong to a unique brotherhood of mankind.

The restaurant was warm-hearted, charming, even healing.