The non-Jewish Jews who became the scholars of an ideological dreamworld

By Colin Shindler, May 10, 2012

During Jewish Book Week in February 1958, the great Marxist historian, Isaac Deutscher, gave a talk entitled "The Non-Jewish Jew". It was later published and became required reading for the student revolutionaries of the 1960s.


Why must I choose an identity?

By Sandy Rashty, May 10, 2012

'So where are you from," she asked. "London," I responded.


A modern face on an old hatred

By Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, May 10, 2012

There was a time when it was socially acceptable, even rewarding, to spread hateful invective about Jews being directly responsible for the deaths of infants in order to observe their archaic, bloodthirsty rituals.


Signed and sealed. But delivered?

By Cari Rosen, May 10, 2012

Call me paranoid, but I have become convinced that there is a game of stealth being played out between me and my local postmen. Witness the evidence:

I am waiting for a number of important parcels. I am too scared to leave the house because past experience has shown that they will arrive the second I desert my post.


Can my heart go on for screen idols who single Israel out?

By Jennifer Lipman, May 3, 2012

It felt as if we were struggling through the waterlogged ship with them. The iceberg loomed frighteningly close to our seats. And magnified on the IMAX screen, with all the benefits of 3D technology bestowed upon it, Rose's "Heart of the Ocean" diamond was still a tacky and unconvincing piece of costume jewellery.


Poison of Dreyfus Affair remains potent

By George Whyte, May 3, 2012

As a young student in Paris in the 1930s, Madeleine - the favourite granddaughter of Alfred Dreyfus - jumped to her feet when her history teacher referred to her grandfather as "the Jewish officer Dreyfus". "No, Monsieur," she protested, "the French officer." It echoed the sentiments professed by her grandfather 40 years earlier.


Grab the baton of repentance

By Rabbi Daniel Levy, May 3, 2012

And they're off.


A game of lulavs and lucky socks

By Simon Round, May 3, 2012

Someone very famous, it might have been Bill Shankly, or perhaps Albert Camus, once described football as a religion. Of course it's not actually a religion. It's more of a ball game. What cannot be denied is that football fans behave in a very similar fashion to Orthodox Jews.


Speak up for IDF's missing Druze

By Stefan Kerner, May 3, 2012

Watching the build-up to Gilad Shalit's release, I am not ashamed to say that I found it difficult to hold back the tears. Millions of people around the world celebrated his return.


Two states, two routes to peace

By Joel Braunold, April 27, 2012

Despite the wishes of those who wish to see an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the negotiations in their current form are well and truly dead.