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Ben Judah

Ben Judah is the author of This is London and a regular JC columnist.

Poet Erez Bitton (Picture: Poetry Foundation)
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We must stop ignoring Israel’s Mizrahi writers

There is more than one Israeli story, says Ben Judah

Friday, January 5, 2018
We must stop ignoring Israel’s Mizrahi writers
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What futuristic American dreams are made of

What does the future hold for the Jews of America, asks Ben Judah

Friday, December 1, 2017
What futuristic American dreams are made of
Sephardi Torah scrolls
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Sephardis and Mizrahis must stand up for tradition

Dominating over Orthodox Judaism is a yeshiva system that is structurally, culturally and halachically Ashkenazi

Friday, October 27, 2017
Sephardis and Mizrahis must stand up for tradition
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with US President Donald Trump East Room of the White House
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Cult of Bibi is damaging

How would Washington Zionism cope with an Israel without Bibi? Ben Judah thinks it could have a positive outcome.

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Cult of Bibi is damaging
J.F.R. Jacob pays his respects to the martyrs of the war during a function in Kolkata on December 16, 2012.
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Don’t forget our heroes

Sephardic Jews are not without heroes. Ignoring them leaves us poorer, writes Ben Judah

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Don’t forget our heroes
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Attacks on Dweck betray the spirit of Maimonides

Those wanting to silence Rabbi Dweck want the Jews of the Spanish and Portuguese Congregation to be silent too.

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Attacks on Dweck betray the spirit of Maimonides
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Judaism, Middle Eastern again 

We tell Jewish history as Ashkenazi first - but in its grandest sweep it is a Sephardi and Mizrahi story, as Ben Judah writes.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Judaism, Middle Eastern again 
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Front’s rise to front-runners

Ben Judah's own family history has made him watch the French elections in horror.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Front’s rise to front-runners
Solomon's Temple, showing the the Council of the Sanhedrin.
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Converts are part of us — 
at all levels

There is nothing to be ashamed of in our past. The time of trembling is over: we can be proud of how complex we really are, writes Ben Judah

Monday, February 6, 2017
Converts are part of us — 
at all levels
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The last of our synagogues

Our writer returns to his roots in India

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The last of our synagogues