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Corbyn thinks ‘good Jews’ are the ones he knows

Why, ask yourselves comrades, could Jeremy not just get this one little thing right, says David Aaronovitch

David Aaronovitch

Friday, April 20, 2018

Corbyn thinks ‘good Jews’ are the ones he knows
  • A woman protests against antisemitism in the Labour Party during Sunday's CAA demonstration (Photo: Getty)
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    Beware — divided we will fall

    To see the Board of Deputies’ president on national television calling other Jews antisemites must have been as thrilling for Mr Corbyn as it was shocking for the rest of us.

    Marcus Dysch

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Beware — divided we will fall
  • Columnists

    The importance of bringing names back to life

    The very youngest Holocaust survivors are now almost exclusively in their late 80s. And the critical question is what will happen when they are gone, asks Yoni Birnbaum

    Yoni Birnbaum

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    The importance of bringing names back to life
  • Tel Aviv beach
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    I feel blessed to be sharing Pesach with Israel

    We went from being a family joined in slavery to a nation united by redemption — with not only a collective history but a shared destiny, writes Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll in this joyful piece

    Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    I feel blessed to be sharing Pesach with Israel
  • A Seder table (via Wikipedia Commons)
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    Seder nights represent Judaism in microcosm

    Empirically, Seder seems to be the big one; the occasion when all the sociological stars seem to align; the Jewish year’s, ahem, “crunch” moment, writes Jonathan Boyd.

    Jonathan Boyd

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    Seder nights represent Judaism in microcosm
  • Dame Louise Casey
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    Schools pay the price for the failings of others

    They have defined the problem as one of general cultural differences but the problem has arisen where children are taught to hate western society and to aspire to replace it, writes Melanie Phillips.

    Melanie Phillips

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    Schools pay the price for the failings of others
  • (Left to right) Daniel Hannan, Sandy Rashty (event chair) and Louise Ellman in Parliament on Monday
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    Bored with Brexit? You’re not alone

    If, like Michael Gove, you have had enough of hearing from experts on Brexit, then Monday evening’s Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council event could have been for you.

    Marcus Dysch

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    Bored with Brexit? You’re not alone
  • A Palestinian protester hurls stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes after a protest against the expanding of Jewish settlements in Kufr Qadoom village near the West Bank city of Nablus on March 16
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    Israel must wake up and smell the coffee

    It would cost Israel little to allow the people of the West Bank the basic freedom to trade and travel, rights all of us would regard as essential, writes Jonathan Freedland

    Jonathan Freedland

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    Israel must wake up and smell the coffee
  • Columnists

    The future is not looking good for us

    Almost unnoticed, the levels of antisemitism in politics and the public sphere which we are willing to put up with are rising,writes Miriam Shaviv

    Miriam Shaviv

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    The future is not looking good for us
  • Theresa May delivering a speech on Brexit earlier this year (Photo: PA)
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    No firm answers — blame government

    As the government staggers on amid the almost complete paralysis wrought by the Brexit process, it is not going to expend much capital right now on the potential cost of kosher brisket.

    Marcus Dysch

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    No firm answers — blame government
  • Harvard University Yard
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    We need some American-style self-confidence

    If we believe that life in Britain is good for the Jews, we need to convey self-confidence in the future of our community, writes Rabbi Yoni Birnbaum

    Yoni Birnbaum

    Friday, March 9, 2018

    We need some American-style self-confidence
  • Jon Lansman, Chair of Momentum, has received antisemitic abuse since announcing that he is standing as Secretary General of the Labour Party
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    Beyond the fringe and gathering Momentum

    Jon Lansman is being cast, essentially, as the man the Rothschilds have put in to thwart the woman who is the champion of the Palestinian cause and the hammer of the Zionists, writes David Aaronovitch.

    David Aaronovitch

    Thursday, March 8, 2018

    Beyond the fringe and gathering Momentum