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Our past is being denied to us

I don’t know of another nation whose history and connection to its land is being erased in a concerted campaign to deny its rights, culture, land, and holy sites, writes Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll.

Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll

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Our past is being denied to us
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    An ‘actual Jewish wife’ writes

    Not all of us are at home waiting to cook our husband’s meal. They do occasionally let us out of the shtetl to forge careers of our own, writes Abigail Radnor

    Abigail Radnor

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    An ‘actual Jewish wife’ writes
  • Emily Thornberry landed a number of blows on the Tories (Photo: PA)
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    Same old Middle East debate? Maybe not

    That the government itself sought a debate on Israel and the Palestinians may be an indication of Tory intentions to take the matter seriously over the next year or two.

    Marcus Dysch

    Friday, July 14, 2017

    Same old Middle East debate? Maybe not
  • Omid Djalili (Tevye) Tracy-Ann Oberman (Golde) and Company in Chichester Festival Theatre's Fiddler on the Roof
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    This is your story, and mine

    She had never appeared in a musical before, so why was Tracy-Ann Oberman determined to take the part of Golde in Fiddler on the Roof?

    Tracy Ann Oberman

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    This is your story, and mine
  • Columnists

    Fake news can damage us all

    What is real and what is fake? We will always have our own opinions, but are we destined never to agree on a common set of facts?

    Jonathan Freedland

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    Fake news can damage us all
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    We still need local scrutiny

    Should there be a levy on the big social media companies to fund local and investigative journalism? David Byers thinks there should.

    David Byers

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    We still need local scrutiny
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    Belonging to a shul matters

    The standard assumption about why this has happened is that former members have simply lost interest. But is this true, asks Jonathan Boyd.

    Jonathan Boyd

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Belonging to a shul matters
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    We can handle uncertainty

    The Jewish approach is never to hide under the blankets and hope that difficult and uncertain times pass, writes Rabbi Yoni Birnbaum

    Yoni Birnbaum

    Monday, July 3, 2017

    We can handle uncertainty
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    We need to look at the big picture

    There are rumblings that Charedi Jews need to start taking more responsibility for community affairs. But recent events in Israel show just what a double-edged sword that could turn out to be.

    Miriam Shaviv

    Monday, July 3, 2017

    We need to look at the big picture
  • Columnists

    Can the Germans now teach us?

    David Aaronovitch writes from the Bavarian Alps on the lessons we could learn from Europe's history

    David Aaronovitch

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Can the Germans now teach us?
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    Dangers of stringent modesty

    In a segment of society where women’s health cannot be discussed, how are women supposed to discover the need for the preventative care that can save their lives, asks Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll

    Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll

    Monday, June 26, 2017

    Dangers of stringent modesty
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    The heroes among us

    You rarely see an emergency worker receiving public acclaim, but just because they’re not looking for it, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give it, says Stephen Rosenthal

    Stephen Rosenthal

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    The heroes among us
  • Former Liberal Democrat Party leader Tim Farron
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    Resigned to a nasty, dull kind of politics

    In this week's Dysch on Politics the JC's political editor looks at two very different political careers with two potentially similar endings.

    Marcus Dysch

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Resigned to a nasty, dull kind of politics