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Thanks to all givers

November 20, 2014

After the unspeakably awful murders in Jerusalem this week, it is all the more important to remind ourselves that this is not the unremittingly bleak world it sometimes seems.

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The need for failure

November 20, 2014

This week Annabel Karmel writes about the importance of failure. It's a point that needs to be made. Too often the response to failure in any walk of life is knee-jerk criticism.

And yet innovation and progress only happens when we risk failure. Ms Karmel focuses on business, but the need to be able to fail is equally critical for children – and adults – to learn and grow.

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Age cannot wither

November 13, 2014

This Sunday sees the annual Ajex parade on Whitehall. Far from diminishing in relevance, with every passing year its importance increases.

As the millions who went to look at the sea of poppies at the Tower of London showed, younger generations are no less in awe of the contribution of those who gave their lives in the two world wars than are their contemporaries.

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Not for us, thanks

November 13, 2014

It is always a joy to be able to report good news. And what else could better cheer these winter nights than the decision of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the KKK to welcome Jews on board? Without even a quota!

How wonderfully open minded of the "New Klan", as it is labelled. Doubtless they will be bombarded with applications from the Montana Jewish community.

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Twitter shunning its moral duty

November 6, 2014

There could be no clearer demonstration of the seriousness with which Twitter regards antisemitism than its response over the past two weeks to the JC's attempts to elicit answers to a series of basic questions following the abuse of Luciana Berger.

There has been no response. Nothing.

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Stunning success

October 30, 2014

The JC is proud to have been the media partner for Shabbat UK. As our coverage this week shows, the project was a resounding success that exceeded even the high expectations at the outset.

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Of course, Yachad

October 30, 2014

We all know the joke: two Jews, three opinions. There are almost as many viewpoints within our community as there are Jews - and that has, throughout history, been one of our great strengths.

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Tactical blunders

October 23, 2014

Tory MP Robert Halfon’s damning verdict on pro-Israel organisations has to be heeded.

As he says, they are “outclassed and outgunned by an Olympic mile” and stuck in a 1970s time warp.

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UKIP’s racist allies

October 23, 2014

Any student of politics in Eastern and Central Europe soon discovers that there are layers of complexity which we in Western Europe often find difficult to grasp.

One of those layers concerns the region’s attitude to Jews, which often seems to be based on different gradations of antisemitism, some implicit and some explicit.

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Labour's shambles

October 14, 2014

Parliament's vote to recognise a Palestinian state contains a warning for Britain: the Labour Party is unable to either articulate or formulate a coherent policy on Israel.

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