Jewish Culture

Exploring Boxing's Jewish Heritage

Jamie Beck | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

It seems unlikely that the period were Jewish boxers were the envy of the world will not be repeated. One hopes that the historical significance of those boxers is not forgotten and their legacy is celebrated as triumph against adversity.

Why a UK Jewish Book Prize Matters

Juliet Simmons | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Juliet Simmons

Not only does the prize shine a light on work that might otherwise not be read but, with its judges (not all of whom are Jewish), the award also brings together different perspectives of what being Jewish and Jewish interest mean in the UK in 2016.

Refugees and Identity the Subjects in Ben Uri Exhibition at Somerset House

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Refugees and migration, and integration and identity, are pretty timely subjects given current headlines so it's quite some coincidence that the Ben Uri Gallery is celebrating its centenary with a show at Somerset House, Out of Chaos.

The Quiet Revolution That Just Happened in the Jewish World

Jonathan Romain | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Jonathan Romain

Judaism is not a missionary faith. It takes the attitude that there are many paths to God and that, to put it bluntly, it does not matter which one you take, so long as you get there in the end. It is true that some people choose to convert to Judaism, and that is certainly an option for those who so wish, but we do not go out looking for converts.

Two Essential Recipes for Passover

Layne Lieberman | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

This year Passover, an eight-day Jewish holiday celebrating both freedom and the arrival of spring begins at sundown on Friday, 3 April and ends at sundown on Saturday, 11 April. On the first two nights of Passover, most Jews take part in a special feast called the Passover Seder while retelling the biblical story of Exodus.

Jessica Elgot

'When I Said I Wanted To Be A Rabbi, It Was Like Saying 'I Want To Be An Astronaut' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is running its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on their fai...

Lets Use Harmony as a Tool for Peace

Marsha Nuriya Lee | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Marsha Nuriya Lee

One busy day the phone rang and I was asked to help with a film about a musician named Branislaw Huberman. I was too busy to help. That is,until I was told his story. And that was my entrance into the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra world and why I agreed to lead the British Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Dis-moi - a Break-through Work by Chantal Akerman

Adam Roberts | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Roberts

It is doubtful that even the most dedicated cinephile will know Dis-moi, or Aujour'dui dis-moi as it is also known. It was commissioned for French TV, and has been shown only once or twice in the deepest recesses of thorough retrospectives. It has never before been subtitled for an English speaking audience (as it will be for the screening on March 13th).

Comedy, Crowdfunding, and Chutzpah...

Arnold Brown | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Arnold Brown

We have to raise £9,000 by the 12 December - and if we don't reach our goal, we won't get a penny. So if anyone out there has any money they want to launder, we're not fussy where it comes from.

Dating for Jewish Men

Sammy Sultan | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sammy Sultan

As a young Jewish man, I take issue with the meddling, match making elders in my community. There comes a time in every Jew's life, where a compulsion to play cupid takes hold. I have been subject to its viceroy grip. Aunties and uncles orchestrate awkward family get-togethers, disguised under the pretence of a religious evening.

Yiddish Folk Song Re-Imagined as Poetry

Robert Peake | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Robert Peake

The second half of this book contains source materials and references valuable to the study of Yiddish song. However, it is Hirschhorn's own re-imaginings that speak most deeply to me, as a Gentile, of the power of song and poetry to address unspeakable hardship.

Food and Marriage in the Suburbs

Francesca Segal | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Segal

A rather grand colleague drifted over to me as I was flagging down a passing tray of miniature devilled eggs. "Your people", he observed, eyeing me over his cognac, "do like to eat." Well yes, we do. And where's the shame? Jews and food - everyone knows it, and so it was impossible to take offense.

Why Spurs Fans Must Never Stop Singing The Y-Word

Andrew Gold | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Sport
Andrew Gold

For Spurs fans, Yid is not synonymous with Jew. It incorporates all minorities and makes Tottenham unique as the outstanding multicultural, accepting club in Europe.

Mistaken Identity

Juliet Simmons | Posted 10.12.2012 | Home
Juliet Simmons

Do we have to be what people expect us to be as Jews? As Israelis? What happens if we are different, what happens if we don't want to mark ourselves out and what happens if we do?

Howard Jacobson on his Disdain for Literary Critics, How he let down his Dad, and his Love for Prostitutes with TB: INTERVIEW

Jane Graham | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home
Jane Graham

Howard Jacobson hates himself for not being a worse man than he is. The once-proclaimed 'English Philip Roth', Booker Prize winner and literary dirty dog - his new novel Zoo Time, revels in its shoe fetishes and lusty ménage a trois fantasies - he still feels he hasn't sunk to the depths he looked excitedly into as a boy.

Visiting Auschwitz 'Plays On The Mind' For Days Afterward

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

As Britain remembers servicemen and women killed in conflicts over the past century, HuffPost UK visits the former death camp at Auschwitz with a grou...

Israel and Palestine Conflict: 'The World is in a Hurry, We are not'

John Lyndon | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK
John Lyndon

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict affects the lives of people far beyond the narrow strip of land that both sides are fighting over. It dominates the international agenda, preoccupying diplomats and statesmen from around the world, most of whom probably wish that this problem would just go away.