British Jews

'Aggressive' and 'Stingy': Anti-Semitism in the UK

B.J. Epstein | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
B.J. Epstein

Theresa May said the UK has to "wipe out anti-Semitism". The BBC has now featured an article about Jews in the UK fearing for their safety, but unfortunately this doesn't surprise me at all. This new interest in British anti-Semitism stems largely from the attacks in France, and it's a shame that it took such a tragic event for Brits to begin to consider the problems here at home.

Jessica Elgot

Why Netanyahu's Israel Invitation To Europe's Jews Is Unwelcome For Some | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

On the face of it, there was nothing but good will. The prime minister of Israel was greeted at the Great Synagogue in Paris with cheers as he entered...

The Conversion Merry-Go-Round

Jonathan Romain | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK
Jonathan Romain

Beneath the surface picture of a gently declining religious life in Britain, there is actually a swirling hubbub of spiritual activity. Religious Britain is like a river that appears to be flowing at a leisurely pace, but in which there is a series of fast undercurrents that suck others in and vie for mastery.

Voting to Recognise Palestine Risks Extending Legitimacy to Hamas

Vivian Winemann | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Politics
Vivian Winemann

On the surface this appears harmless enough... Yet Israel's supporters including, but not limited to, the British Jewish community are alarmed. Why? As often in these cases the devil lies in the detail.

British Jews Don't Need Another Chief Rabbi

Jonathan Romain | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK
Jonathan Romain

Do we want another chief rabbi at all? This is partly because of the strange origins of the office, which, far being a traditional Jewish institution, is relatively modern and began in Britain.

If You Like the Tree, Why do You Cut it Down?

Dr Lynette Nusbacher | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK
Dr Lynette Nusbacher

Many British Jews celebrate Christmas. Christmas is so overwhelming here that it's hard not to: so much of the culture, entertainment, economy and rhythm of work is Christmas-based that it's hard to avoid.