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Fight for freedom

December 22, 2011

The air is full this week of freedom from oppression. Unfortunately it is not the result of newly won freedoms - quite the opposite, as the continuing brutality in Syria, the ever greater threat of an Iranian nuclear weapon and our analysis of Egypt all show.

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Trustee obligations

December 15, 2011

Charities depend on trustees who donate their time, expertise and, often, money. We should all be grateful to those who take on the burden. And burden it is; a number of onerous duties go with the position.

The trustees of British Friends of Hazon Yeshaya are no doubt as shocked as everyone else.

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Cameron must act

December 15, 2011

Another week, another apology. Beyond the apologies and chronology, however, the two cases have nothing in common. Mr Flynn uttered a series of classic antisemitic canards.

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Unturned stones

December 9, 2011

The United Synagogue has, as it said it would, investigated the circumstances underlying the scandal of parents being lied to about the burial of their babies, unearthed earlier this year by the JC. It has made that report public. It has apologised. And it has promised that nothing of the sort will ever happen again. That is all good.

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Desert isle naches

December 8, 2011

An appearance on Desert Island Discs is as sure a sign of arrival into the realm of the great and the good as any MBE or OBE.

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Chilling words

December 5, 2011

There is no more classic antisemitic trope than the idea of the Jew as agent of a foreign power, lacking loyalty to his 'host' country.

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Chilling words

December 1, 2011

There is no more classic antisemitic trope than the idea of the Jew as agent of a foreign power, lacking loyalty to his 'host' country. Add to that the idea of a Jewish conspiracy and you have a double whammy.

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The kosher pork

November 28, 2011

Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger's initiative to bring kosher-killed Spanish goose meat to Israel, precisely because he has been assured by three non-Jewish chefs that it tastes just like pork, is a startling step for any rabbi to take.

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A Big Tent for all

November 28, 2011

Despite what might best be described as an unpropitious beginning, this Sunday's Big Tent for Israel conference in Manchester will be going ahead with full communal support.

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Wide consultation

November 17, 2011

The JC has been leading the campaign for the next Chief Rabbi to be elected. The United Synagogue has now decided on a different path.

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