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Building a European nightmare

By Alex Brummer, May 22, 2014

The American Anti-Defamation League’s survey of global antisemitism is truly shocking. In the 102 countries surveyed, 26 per cent found that long-circulated stereotypes about Jews are alive and well. These ranged from “Jews are more loyal to Israel than their (home) country” and “Jews have too much power in the business world.”

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The JC essay: Reviving the music of a lost composer

By Duncan Honeybourne, May 16, 2014

As a pianist specialising in British and Irish music, I first noticed the name of Archy Rosenthal as that of the dedicatee of two of E J Moeran's liveliest piano pieces.

Later, as a frequent visitor to Dublin, I encountered Rosenthal in archive material detailing that city's vibrant musical past, and I noted references in the pages of historic journals at home and abroad to this character whose

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Offering a third way for Judaism

By Lucian Hudson, May 16, 2014

The growth of the Charedi and secular sections of our community identified by the recent JPR community survey has been much remarked upon. Much less noted has been growth by almost a third of those identifying as progressive.

These figures hide a huge "churn".

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Do not ignore these elections

By Edie Friedman, May 16, 2014

In a week's time, the local and European elections will be held. I can hear a big yawn from many of you. Neither of these elections brings us out in large numbers - usually less than 40 per cent. Although they should raise a number of issues, one in particular stands out - immigration.

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Ken still can't help himself

By Robert Philpot, May 16, 2014

He just can't help it, can he? You would have thought that Ken Livingstone would have learned by now that, when it comes to all matters Jewish, he should keep his views firmly to himself. No one wants to hear them.

But there he was again last week opining on the community's supposed voting habits.

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Blinkered views of slaughter

By Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, May 16, 2014

It's the archetypal tabloid scoop: chicken used by Pizza Express had its throat cut "while still alive" - so ranted both the Sun and the Daily Mail last week, without a hint of irony.

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Give us all a proper education

By Tracy-Ann Oberman, May 16, 2014

It's amazing to think that the female of the species could ever be referred to as the "weaker sex". But I concede, it is a confusing time to be a woman.

In a week when the army is considering allowing women on the front line, yet women approaching 50 form the largest growth in the unemployment figures, I attended the Jewish Care Woman Of Distinction ceremony.

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Ken Livingstone - he just can't help himself

By Robert Philpot, May 16, 2014

He just can’t help it, can he? You would have thought that Ken Livingstone would have learned by now that, when it comes to all matters Jewish, he should keep his views firmly to himself. No one wants to hear them.

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Danes should be honoured

By Walter Goddard, May 15, 2014

I was a Jewish Dane who was rescued and taken to Sweden by our Resistance. German troops invaded Denmark in the early hours of April 9 1940, both in flat and indefensible Southern Jutland and at the Port of Copenhagen outside the Royal palaces.

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Biased article that sent my Oy-ometer off the scale

By Robert Liebman, May 9, 2014

Alongside notifications of jumble sales and concerts, an article in the newsletter of my local church propelled the needle on my Oy-ometer off the scale.

Israel, this article proclaimed, was cruelly and arbitrarily mistreating the residents of a Palestinian Christian village. The writer supported her contentions with evidence that was weak (where it was comprehensible) and blatantly biased.

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