Lifestyle features

What’s wrong with our museums and how to fix it

By David Herman, February 8, 2016

There are serious problems facing Jewish museums and galleries in Britain today. Some problems are practical: the wrong location, small numbers of visitors, not enough money. Others are more about the state of Jewish culture and identity.


How we took on Mosley — and won

By Josh Jackman, February 4, 2016

as a young man, Martin Block was not afraid to speak his mind. Seven decades later, little has changed.

He is the last living executive member of the 43 Group - the Jewish vigilante ex-servicemen who fought fascists in Britain after the Second World War.


The 16 faces to watch in 2016

By Angelica Malin, February 4, 2016

Another year, another chance to shine. Here, we’ve profiled 16 young Jews to watch in 2016 — those who have shown business success with a big idea and others who are ‘‘ones to watch’’...

1. The New Landlords
David Kosky and Elliot Gold, 29


Why I fight for Germany

By Toby Axelrod, February 4, 2016

v When Anne Külow was only 15, her teacher in Berlin's Jewish high school publicly shared a conversation they had had: "Anne wants to join the army," he blurted out.


Should Mel Gibson be rehabilitated?

By David Robson, February 4, 2016

What a glorious night for the human spirit! No, not this month's Oscars but its far more outrageous precursor, the Golden Globes awards in Beverly Hills.


Holocaust Memorial Day: Who will teach them when we are gone?

By Nadine Wojakovski, January 29, 2016

The old lady sat down, the three books she had written neatly piled up on the table in front of her. The years five and six pupils of Naima JPS primary school filed in quietly, taking their seats on the chairs and floor. They looked on expectantly and waited for Eva Schloss - famously known as Anne Frank's stepsister - to start her talk.


History shows why we need a Human Rights Act

By Dominic Grieve, January 28, 2016

The government will shortly announce a public consultation on its plans to repeal the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights. This may seem like dry semantics, of interest only to legal and constitutional techies, but nothing could be further from the truth.


Survivors creating pieces of history

By David Lasserson, January 21, 2016

At the end of the Second World War, the British Government offered to bring more than 1,000 orphaned child survivors of the Nazi concentration camps to the UK. However, after weeks of effort by officials, only 732 survivors were found, and - although 80 of them were girls - they became known collectively as ''The Boys''.


This is what it feels like to actually lose your mind

By Valerie Blumenthal, January 14, 2016

Picture the following: you go to sit where there is no seat and end up sprawled on the floor, in a less than dignified pose. You become disorientated in a friend's garden, which is barely bigger than a quilt, and can't find your way out. You make a beeline for the front of a long, snaking queue, incurring mass fury.


Our journeys to reclaim the past

By Nadine Wojakovski, January 7, 2016

When Nicci and Neal Menashe started planning their daughter Raquel's batmitzvah, there was only one possible destination. The South African couple, who live in London, knew that the weekend of celebrations, in honour of their eldest child, had to take place in the island of Rhodes, Greece - home to Raquel's great-grandmother Rachel, and her ancestors.