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Daniel Finkelstein

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When the comfort blanket needs to be changed

Daniel Finkelstein reflects on his decision to move shuls

Thursday, January 11, 2018
When the comfort blanket needs to be changed
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Turning out the light and keeping the memories

Daniel Finkelstein writes movingly on a universal, but rarely-discussed rite of passage

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Turning out the light and keeping the memories
There is to be a new statue of suffragette and educational reformer Dame Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square
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Single-sex ruling does not make singular sense

There is a delicate balance to be struck between allowing faiths to maintain their own traditions and ensuring children are educated to be part of mainstream British life, writes Daniel Finkelstein

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Single-sex ruling does not make singular sense
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British Christianity is no longer bad news

I think we are going to have problems because Britain is no longer a Christian country, writes Daniel Finkelstein.

Friday, September 8, 2017
British Christianity is no longer bad news
Rabbis Joseph Dweck and Ephraim Mirvis, pictured at the Sephardi Rabbis Conference at Lauderdale Road Synagogue in 2015
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Orthodoxy should be able to evolve

The condemnation of Rabbi Dweck is a grotesque insult to many of our friends and family who are gay and an attack on civic equality, writes Daniel Finkelstein

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Orthodoxy should be able to evolve
Mike Freer kept his seat in Finchley & Golders Green, despite a strong challenge from Labour
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What are we going to do now?

Many Jews, on the left, and justly proud of being so, tragically found they could not vote for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour. Some did anyway, but many didn’t, writes Daniel Finkelstein.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
What are we going to do now?
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Corbyn must lose — for our sake

There will be a time for people to go back to Labour, but that time isn’t now, writes Daniel Finkelstein

Friday, May 5, 2017
Corbyn must lose — for our sake
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Good ideas and good practice

Judaism has always been changing. The customs and practices that some argue can never be changed are all derived from some previous changes, says Daniel Finkelstein

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Good ideas and good practice
Daniel's mother Mirjam Finkelstein (Photo taken from the book Survivor - A portrait of the survivors of the Holocaust By Harry Borden)
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Judaism is a great place to belong

Judaism doesn’t require of us that we share a view of God, or indeed even that we have one. It requires only that we belong

Friday, February 10, 2017
Judaism is a great place to belong
Michael Lewis
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Insights that came from a row

Our columnist looks at the relationship between two remarkable men, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Insights that came from a row