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Registered: 17 January 2009
I am a secular Jew with a skeptical view.




Election outrage at South Hampstead shul

By Shtekhler, May 6, 2010

Don't you get fed up with antisemites going on about the "Jewish vote"? Why should it be assumed that just because we are Jews that we all share the same political views or regard the same political matters as important?


Friends and Enemies?

By Shtekhler, October 9, 2009

Perhaps our over-stretched editor Stephen Pollard was far too busy defending a prominent Polish political personality who praises General Pinochet and insults gays to have even noted, in today's paper, the passing of a true hero of the Polish and Jewish people – one of the commanders of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Marek Edelman. Heartfelt obituaries of Marek Edelman appeared in the mainstream press throughout this week, and yet in the JC today, seven days after Edelman's death, not a mention.


It's not what you say but the way that you say it

By Shtekhler, May 31, 2009

I've just tried to put the following comment on the latest blog from our esteemed editor (So Ronery) but the technology won't allow it at the moment - so I'll put it here

"Mocking someone who is not English because of how they pronounce the English language. Now I've just remembered why I read the JC.

And by the way, Mr Pollard,when you vote against the BNP on thursday, try to remember why you are voting against them."



Cold comfort

By Shtekhler, February 2, 2009

I'm glad I braved the cold last night to go to hear a very impressive speaker. He was born into a Jewish family in Baghdad in 1945 and grew up in Israel. After doing his military service in the early 1960s, he came to Britain to study History at Cambridge and began a successful academic career. He is currently a professor of International relations at St Anthony's College Oxford and the author of many books and articles on the history of the Israel-Arab conflict.


That'll be the Day

By Shtekhler, January 23, 2009

Barely a month goes by without someone asking you to commemorate special days or weeks. Did you know that this this week happened to be "Food Allergy and Intolerance Week"? or that February begins with "National Bramley Apple Week". Among my favourites are the "International Talk Like a Pirate Day" and (from America) "National Respect Your Cat Day"


There was an alternative

By Shtekhler, January 19, 2009

Everyone must be feeling relieved about the ceasefire, but how many of you, like me took a good hard look at the photos in the papers this morning, now that Western journalists have been allowed into Gaza again, and felt utterly sick to the stomach at the devastation and human misery that has been the lot of civilians in Gaza?