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Jonathan Boyd

Jonathan Boyd is Executive Director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR).

Columnists

How to meet the multicultural challenge

There is a population in Britain that holds abnormally high levels of antisemitic sentiment, that already vastly outnumbers us, and is growing rapidly, writes Jonathan Boyd. How should we address this?

Friday, December 15, 2017
How to meet the multicultural challenge
The Expulsion of the Jews from Portugal in 1497, in a 1917 watercolour by Alfredo Roque Gameiro
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Another centenary, and we still need to learn

Our history matters to us - it's time to make it a central part of Jewish life, writes Jonathan Boyd

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Another centenary, and we still need to learn
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To see the good, we need to know one another

There is a profound irony in the fact that we are closing ourselves off to others at exactly the same time as anxieties about antisemitism are rising, writes Jonathan Boyd

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
To see the good, we need to know one another
Analysis

Our report measures antisemitism seriously and objectively

Antisemitism should be measured and analysed seriously — by professionals, with objectivity, precision and circumspection. And that's precisely what we have tried to do

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Our report measures antisemitism seriously and objectively
Columnists

Beware of fishy survey methods

Researching Jews, like researching any small, geographically skewed, hard-to-reach group, is an incredibly difficult thing to do, writes Jonathan Boyd

Monday, September 4, 2017
Beware of fishy survey methods
Columnists

We must ask these three questions

The potential for Jews to be seen as stereotypes is only likely to grow, with all the perils that entails

Thursday, August 3, 2017
We must ask these three questions
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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.

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Belonging to a shul matters
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Valuable data will go with Brexit

One of the hidden costs of Brexit will be an invaluable measure of the tide of antisemitism

Monday, June 12, 2017
Valuable data will go with Brexit
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This is why I didn’t make aliyah

Jonathan Boyd considered making aliyah when he was younger, but the stability of London has kept him there. Why?

Thursday, May 11, 2017
This is why I didn’t make aliyah
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A continental shift in population

150 years ago, only about 10 per cent of world Jewry did not live in Europe. Today, only about 10 per cent of world Jewry remains there.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
A continental shift in population