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
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
Neither support nor collusion
Jonathan Freedland looks into the reasoning and motivations of those who claim Jewish leaders colluded with Hitler
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.
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
‘Never again’ means nothing
Let’s never again say “never again.” It means nothing, argues Jonathan Freedland
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