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Grant Feller
Registered: 15 August 2013

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One of us... but is that good enough?

By Grant Feller, April 20, 2015

I have a vivid memory of being about eight years old and sitting around Booba’s Saturday afternoon tea-time table in Golders Green, surrounded by the merry cacophony of family. Suddenly I announced that, no, I didn’t want to be a doctor or a lawyer or Malcom Macdonald, I was going to be Prime Minister. “Ah, my grandson the Prime Minister,” she said. And they all laughed.

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Interview: Jill Shaw Ruddock

By Grant Feller, March 5, 2015

If the unstoppable human whirlwind that is Jill Shaw Ruddock gets her way – and one suspects that this is not an altogether rare occurrence – Britain's rabbis had better watch out. ''There are disused parts of synagogues, as well as churches, town halls, you name it, all over the country that need a purpose.

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The reality of 'no-go' areas

By Grant Feller, February 26, 2015

In the past few days, I have been approached by three separate media organisations to help construct a feature based on the premise that there are "no-go areas" for Jews in Britain.

Clearly inspired by the extraordinary secret video recorded by journalist Zvika Klein as he walked through the streets of a Parisian suburb, the national newspaper, international website and the TV station all asked

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Rank hypocrisy that says we can forgive a racist

By Grant Feller, January 15, 2015

Saying sorry can do wonders for your rehabilitation - especially if you blame outside forces for your transgressions. So I hope footballer Ched Evans, as he peruses this week's job advertisements in his local newspaper, will find time to learn the lessons of a similarly odious, if forgiven, man: Fashion designer John Galliano.

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Banter: just another weasel word

By Grant Feller, August 28, 2014

It was simply "banter" and the more my two friends remonstrated with me, the more I wondered whether I had got it wrong.

Now it seems "banter" has become the catch-all excuse for people who are unable to tell the difference between being a racist and speaking like one.

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Use chutzpah to revive the economy, Mr Cameron

By Grant Feller, March 14, 2014

As a mischievous teenager, I was berated by my grandmother for showing too much chutzpah. I believe she was using the original meaning of the word — insolence. She’d be amused to think that it’s now a word we use to shower praise on someone with the confidence and desire to get things done by strength of will and inventive interpretation of the rules.

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It's our duty to speak out against the racism directed at immigrants

By Grant Feller, November 22, 2013

The following statements concern the problems of immigration and were printed in national newspapers. Can you guess who said what, and where?

1) What is so wrong about British people in Britain being ruled by British people?

2) The way immigrants from Europe are pouring in from every port of this country is becoming an outrage.

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Smart people can be racist too

By Grant Feller, August 19, 2013

I’ve never thought of antisemitism as just being an instinctive reaction from an ill-educated minority. In fact, in my experience, it has always been a poison spewed by intellectuals.

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