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You're Wrong Mr Cameron, The Y-Word Is Racist Even Without The Hate

Grant Feller | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Sport
Grant Feller

From my discussions with Jewish friends who support Tottenham Hotspur, whose fans are known as the 'Yid Army' and Arsenal who probably boast more Jewish supporters than Tottenham do, most of them never shout the word 'Yid'. They don't join in with the chants because the word is still repulsive to many of them. Listening to it is still uncomfortable.

What the Score? It's Yom Kippur

James Masters | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Sport
James Masters

Yom Kippur - the day where there's no water, no food and worst of all, no football. Old men with beards muttered to themselves, the girls in the gallery looked at me and then quickly turned the other way once I caught them staring and then there was the drone of the Rabbi's sermon.

'It's Wrong To Put Blame On Spurs Fans': Tottenham Hotspur's Y-Word Controversy

Joe Sandler Clarke | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Sandler Clarke

Whatever the position of the FA, Tottenham Hotspur supporters remain defiant. Chants of "Yid army" and "we'll sing what we want" reverberated around White Hart Lane during the sides 2-0 win over Norwich on Saturday.

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.

Welcome EU Unity Against Terror - But Still Some Way to Go

Jeremy Newmark | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Jeremy Newmark

After a long campaign, European Union foreign ministers added the military wing of Hizballah, the Lebanese Shia militant group and political party, to...

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.

Jessica Elgot

'It's My Right To Hold Anti-Jewish Beliefs'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK

A primary school teacher who compared Jews to Star Trek's Vulcans, has lost his attempt to argue that his anti-Jewish views were a "philosophical beli...

Ed Miliband Is 'World's 20th Most Influential Jew'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

He has at times struggle to exert influence even within his own party, but Ed Miliband can take heart he is the 20th most influential Jew in the world...

Who Do You Think You Are?

Sara Sheridan | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Sheridan

I have to admit to a certain amount of confusion of late. I was asked recently by a friend 'what' I considered myself. I live in Scotland and here, in the run up to the referendum on independence next autumn, most people are trying to figure out, in essence, if they're more Scottish than British or vice versa.

Concerns Linger Over Hungary's Response To Rising Anti-Semitism

Kristina Jovanovski | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Politics
Kristina Jovanovski

Hungary is insisting it's taking a firm stand against rising anti-Semitism in the country but questions remain over a perceived lack of commitment by its government. At a meeting in Budapest, the World Jewish Congress called on Hungary to take immediate and decisive action against extremism in the country on Tuesday.

Orthodox Jewish Woman Sues Lancome Over 24hr Foundation That 'Fades' During The Sabbath

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

An Orthodox Jewish woman has filed a lawsuit against Lancome claiming its “24hr foundation” does not last the prescribed time, meaning it doesn’...

LOOK 'Which Religion Cares Most About The Homeless?': Man Divides Begging Bowls By Faith

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK

This homeless man may well have the most ingenius ploy of collecting small change we've ever seen. Holding a sign which asks "Which religion cares...

Stupidity and Anti-Semitism, Thy Name Is Legion

Bonnie Greer | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK
Bonnie Greer

David and Ed Miliband's family lost over 40 family members to the Holocaust, the supreme expression of fascism and anti-Semitism. Their late father and their mother barely escaped extermination themselves. What the hell did anyone expect this man to do but resign from a football club whose manager has made the 'Roman salute' and who has reportedly stated, according to the BBC, that Mussolini "was deeply misunderstood".

The Sorry Truth Is That the Virus of Anti-Semitism Has Infected the British Muslim Community

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

It pains me to have to admit this but anti-Semitism isn't just tolerated in some sections of the British Muslim community; it's routine and commonplace. Any Muslims reading this article - if they are honest with themselves - will know instantly what I am referring to. It's our dirty little secret. You could call it the banality of Muslim anti-Semitism.

Living in Suspicion of Jewish Conspiracies is Self Defeating for Muslims

Faisal Hanif | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Politics
Faisal Hanif

The alleged comments made by Lord Nazir Ahmed about a Jewish Conspiracy to explain his dangerous driving conviction are made in an atmosphere of paranoia. It is a paranoia that has gripped the psyche of some within the Muslim community and allowed those in positions of authority to justify their own incompetence and lack of understanding of the modern world.

Lord Ahmed Suspended From Labour Over 'Jewish Conspiracy' Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has suspended Lord Ahmed from the Labour Party following reports he blamed his prison sentence on a Jewish conspiracy. In 2009 the pee...

Rabbi Arrested In Sex Offences Probe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

Police have arrested a senior rabbi from Golders Green as part of a long-running sex abuse investigation, and four others on suspicion of perverting t...

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.

Cameron Should Not Do a Gillard When he Calls the General Election

Jonathan Romain | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jonathan Romain

What would you think of David Cameron if he called a general election on Christmas Day? Among the politer reactions would be 'Did he really have to choose that day? This the Jewish equivalent of what Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has done in calling a general election for 14 September 14.

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.

UK's New Chief Rabbi Expresses 'Concern' Over Growth In Anti-Semitism

PA | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

The UK's next Chief Rabbi has expressed his concern over rising anti-semitism in Europe and a decline in religious faith as he spoke of his "very deep...

The World of Intermarriage: Stepping Out of the 'Jewish Bubble'

Gemma Goodman | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma Goodman

Making this decision to move away from my Jewish roots has not been easy. The push and pull of the pressure of belonging to such an insular community and losing my faith in God has led me to experience a crisis of identity of sorts.

An Extraordinary Act of Solidarity

Noam Schimmel | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

William Cooper, an Aboriginal elder of the Yorta Yorta tribe in Australia led a march to the German consulate in Melbourne in December of 1938 to protest Germany's persecution of the Jews.

Gay Orthodox Jews & Mormon Sue JONAH Counsellors Who Promised To Make Them Straight

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

Four gay men are suing an organisation which promised to "cure" their homosexuality when they were teenagers. Jews Offering New Alternatives for H...

A Moment of Clarity

Charlotte Lytton | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Politics
Charlotte Lytton

Just as the reams of fervent pieces I read in the British media supporting Palestine make wholly worthwhile points, so too does the American press make the same justifications for the opposing side, and perhaps a wider cross referencing of reading on the matter might encourage people to look at the situation anew.