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A barmitzvah is a life lesson — at whatever age

I’ve had barmitzvahs on my mind in 2017, whether hosting our own or acting as an unpaid Uber driver, ferrying Sam and his friends to or from someone else’s, writes Jonathan Freedland

Thursday, December 28, 2017
A barmitzvah is a life lesson — at whatever age
Caitlyn Jenner
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We are ambassadors for our community

It’s that feeling you get once a cab driver knows you’re Jewish and you feel obliged to give an extra-generous tip, lest they conclude that Jews are stingy.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
We are ambassadors for our community
Unite leader Len McCluskey has never seen antisemitism in Labour apparently
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Rows about hate are bad for us all

I long for the day that Labour deals with this problem properly — for their sake and for ours

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Rows about hate are bad for us all
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The wedding dance of death

A fake Jewish wedding was staged in a Polish village recently. Jonathan Freedland says it is a macabre way of remembering the lost.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
The wedding dance of death
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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?

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Fake news can damage us all
Auschwitz survivor Mr. Leon Greenman displays his number tattoo
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Widening the lens of blame

On November 25, 1942, the New York Times reported that two million European Jews had been murdered. But — and this fact alone is incredible — this report only made it to page 10.

Friday, June 2, 2017
Widening the lens of blame
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Neither support nor collusion

Jonathan Freedland looks into the reasoning and motivations of those who claim Jewish leaders colluded with Hitler

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Neither support nor collusion
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Trump: It’s time we faced up to reality

It’s time for America's Jewish community to face reality – and see the man in the White House for what he is.

Monday, March 13, 2017
Trump: It’s time we faced up to reality
Marvin Hier has come under fire after his appearance at President Trump's inauguration
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We must oppose Trump's new order

There is an obvious place for Jews in Trump’s world — standing against every last bit of it, writes Jonathan Freedland

Thursday, January 26, 2017
We must oppose Trump's new order
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‘Never again’ means nothing

Let’s never again say “never again.” It means nothing, argues Jonathan Freedland

Friday, December 16, 2016
‘Never again’ means nothing