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.


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


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.


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.


Israel's not the only promised land...

By Simon Gould, January 22, 2015

I can't recall a particular tipping point that made me realise Jews could have a troubled future in Britain and that it was time to leave. Having spent ten years on the northern board of the CST, I've either been exposed to or become familiar with instances of spiralling antisemitism.


The hypocrisy of an irresponsible media now defending Jews

By Alex Brummer, January 22, 2015

On the wall of my office is a Life magazine cover dated July 10 1967 showing a smiling IDF soldier cooling off in the Suez Canal under the heading: "The Astounding War and its Aftermath." It is a constant remainder of the way global media used to cover Israel.


Rank hypocrisy that says we can forgive a racist

By Grant Feller, January 15, 2015

Saying sorry can do wonders for your rehabilitation - especially if you blame outside forces for your transgressions. So I hope footballer Ched Evans, as he peruses this week's job advertisements in his local newspaper, will find time to learn the lessons of a similarly odious, if forgiven, man: Fashion designer John Galliano.