Hasidic Jews

What It's Like to Have an Arranged Marriage at Age 19

Rebecca Beck | Posted 13.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Beck

I dislike that phrase "arranged marriage" because in my mind, that equals a "forced" marriage. And mine, like most others in my community, was anything but. At any time you have the option of saying no.... I'm proud to report that after 18 years, I'm still very happily in love, and our marriage isn't any different than any of yours. My dear husband is everything I thought he would be; caring, heart of gold, great sense of humor, and does everything for me and our children.

Back to the Future

Ian Linden | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Ian Linden

No-one wants to be "judgmental" these days. But let's put sects such as the Amish, Hasidim and Salafis, not into simplistic little boxes based on prejudice and lack of understanding, but along a spectrum of conviviality and civility.

Jewish Candle Ban 'Will Cost Aberystwyth £100,000'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

A university ban on lit candles has lost a Welsh seaside town over £100,000 in lost tourist revenue from thousands of Jewish visitors who traditional...

Is It Galliano 'Just Being Galliano' or Something More Sinister?

Jan Shure | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Style
Jan Shure

A few weeks ago I blogged in these pages about disgraced couturier John Galliano under the headline "Galliano deserves another chance". Welcoming Gal...

Did John Galliano Dress Up Like Orthodox Jew On Purpose?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK

John Galliano has come a long way from being fashion's enfant terrible to a terribly drunken anti-semitic rant in a Paris bar. The former Dior des...

Jessica Elgot

Senior Rabbi Warned Alleged Sex Abuse Victim From Going To Police

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

A senior Charedi rabbi has been secretly filmed warning an alleged victim of child sex abuse not to go to the police. Rabbi Ephraim Padwa, head of ...

Why Religion Works For Us

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

A survey published this week found more young people turning away from religion, believing that the definition of being "moral" meant looking after yo...