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Jessica Elgot

'Hypocrisy': Faith Schools Select Fewer Poor Pupils

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK

Religious schools that select pupils on the basis of faith make up almost 50% of the "worst offenders" when it comes to admitting poor pupils, researc...

A Story of Survival

Paul Anticoni | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Paul Anticoni

This Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport, a rescue mission that helped save nearly 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany bringing them to the safety of Britain before the outbreak of WWII... I would like to take the opportunity to commemorate the people whose experiences still inspire the work we do today, helping communities around the world in need survive and revitalise with dignity and pride.

Muslims And Jews Unite In Polish Meat Case

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

A coalition of Jews and Muslims is to lodge a legal complaint against Poland, complaining of unfair treatment because of the ban on ritual slaughter. ...

The Religious Right Makes an Unexpected Comeback in British Jewry

Jonathan Romain | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Jonathan Romain

Not so long ago, the ultra-Orthodox were such a small percentage within British Jewry that it was assumed they would fade away with time. It was their communities that had suffered most in the Nazi extermination camps.

Jewish School Hid Exam Questions From Pupils As 'Didn't Comply With Beliefs'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A Jewish secondary school has been criticised for hiding questions in an exam paper because they were at odds with its beliefs. The OCR exam board,...

The Jewish Thing

Kerry Shale | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kerry Shale

For the next few months, The Jewish Thing is my life. I'm the co-writer (with the play's director, Matthew Lloyd) of a new verbatim play for London's re-branded Jewish Community Centre, JW3. I will also be one of its four actors (others include Peep Show's Isy Suttie). The project has involved extensive interviews with dozens of Jewish Londoners about their families.

Cameraman Caught Saying 'Hitler Was Right' At Jewish Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK

A Jewish couple have been left horrified after the cameraman at their wedding accidentally recorded an anti-Semitic rant on the video of their special...

A Jewish Perspective on the Y-Word Debate

Ally Livingston | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Sport
Ally Livingston

The Y-word debate is once more encompassing the footballing community. To opponents of its usage, it is an abhorrent term that never should have found its way into match-day vocabulary. Contrastingly, advocates of the term contend that language is understood in context, not just one word. As such, chanting 'yid army' does not equate to condoning anti-Semitism.

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...