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Faith in choice

February 4, 2016

When Yavneh College and JCoSS opened, there were fears of a glut of secondary Jewish school places in London with too few Jewish children to fill them.

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Bring him back

January 28, 2016

There are fine words this week from Professor Ed Byrne, Principal of King’s College, London. Responding to the violence on campus last week, Prof Byrne stresses his opposition to “any form of disruptive action” and how “open and uncensored debate can and must take place without fear of intimidation”.

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Westminster fabric

January 28, 2016

Whatever one’s politics, it is impossible not to accept and respect David Cameron’s commitment to Holocaust remembrance and education. When he set up the Holocaust Commission, there were some who doubted its purpose. When the Commission recommended the construction of a memorial, there were some who doubted its point.

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BDS thugs in action

January 21, 2016

This is far from the first time that we have had to observe the true nature of the BDS movement. It is not just antisemitic in theory, singling out the world's only Jewish state for boycott. In practice, that antisemitic intent is even starker, as was seen at King's College London on Tuesday.

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A day for non-Jews

January 21, 2016

Probably the most important point about Holocaust Memorial Day is that it is not for Jews. Not specifically for Jews, we should say. The memory and lessons of the Shoah are universal, which is why HMD carries such weight. As Ian Austin writes on page 49, even in a town like Dudley, which has almost no Jewish tradition, HMD now draws hundreds and resonates across the community.

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A day for non-Jews

January 21, 2016

Probably the most important point about Holocaust Memorial Day is that it is not for Jews. Not specifically for Jews, we should say. The memory and lessons of the Shoah are universal, which is why HMD carries such weight. As Ian Austin writes, even in a town like Dudley, which has almost no Jewish tradition, HMD now draws hundreds and resonates across the community.

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BDS thugs in action

January 21, 2016

This is far from the first time that we have had to observe the true nature of the BDS movement. It is not just antisemitic in theory, singling out the world’s only Jewish state for boycott. In practice, that antisemitic intent is even starker, as was seen at King’s College London on Tuesday.

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Hello and goodbye

January 14, 2016

It is bad enough that the JLC delegation which met David Cameron on Wednesday contained one solitary woman, as last year. But the sheer tokenism of her inclusion was made clear by the farcical scene outside, when our reporter was approached and greeted as Hannah Brady, the UJS President, by four successive communal leaders. They had clearly never set eyes on Ms Brady before.

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Wallström’s rants

January 14, 2016

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström has demanded that Israel is investigated for supposed “extrajudicial killings” of Palestinians. She seems oblivious to what the Palestinians were doing when they were shot. They were driving their cars into crowds at bus stops, lunging at shoppers with meat cleavers and stabbing random passers-by.

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A sporting rarity

January 7, 2016

It is rare for the JC to be able to hail the role of a Jewish sportsman in one of the definitive sporting achievements of our time. But Steven Reingold’s net bowling to Ben Stokes prior to his innings of 258 was a major contribution. Perhaps now is the time to reveal some previously hidden examples.

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