We invented the Big Society

By Nicola Loftus, January 8, 2015

When David Cameron spoke at The Conservative Friends of Israel lunch recently, he made a speech that should make all of us Jews proud.


The evil lies about a Jewish 'genocide'

By Ben Barkow, January 8, 2015

For someone in my line of work, among the most disturbing things in these disturbing times is how often, when I try to speak about the Holocaust and genocide, I'm met with one response, especially from the young. That response is, "well, but what about the Israeli genocide?" By "Israeli genocide" is meant the "genocide" that Israel is supposed to be perpetrating on the Palestinians.


Stodgy food, posing and gossip - we were born to ski

By Juliet Mann, January 8, 2015

It was a condition of marriage that my husband learned to ski. Alas, despite four glorious schnapps-fuelled, snow-capped breaks away, he is yet to be moved by my favourite kind of winter escape.


We miss cinema's great dictators

By Jason Solomons, January 8, 2015

When the computers at Sony's Film HQ in Hollywood were hacked and embarrassing professional secrets leaked out, seasoned observers could be forgiven for thinking: "Is this really happening?"

It wasn't so much the drip-drip of studio gossip, although that at first was fascinating in a titillating sort of a way - the revelation of stars' salaries, who got paid what, what some people really though


A deeply unsettling attack

By Melanie Phillips, January 6, 2015

An 11 year-old Israeli child, Ayala Shapira, suffered third-degree burns to her face and body last month when a car driven by her father Avner was firebombed in Ma’ale Shomron, part of the disputed territories.


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.