Arrests Over 'Sickening' Swastikas On Jewish Graves

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

Two teenagers have been arrested after Jewish graves were daubed with Nazi swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti. A number of gravestones were also t...

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.

Shifting Sands in Iran Towards Recognition of Minority Faiths

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

Over a month ago, a significant shift took place in Iran regarding the status of minority faiths in the country. Before I go into this, Iran recently seemed to dominate my conversation with a young woman that I met by chance at a conference in Central London...

'That Jew Died For You': Is This The Most Tasteless Video Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

A video produced ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, produced by a group dedicated to converting Jews to Christianity, has been condemned as "the most...

Azerbaijan's Jewish Heritage - A Hidden Gem

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiyaz Mughal

Have you heard of Azerbaijan I asked the interfaith activist? No, was the response back and is that not a place in the East? Another activist blurted out reflexively saying, "isn't it some Russian state?"

'I'll Send You To One Of Your Gas Chambers,' Teacher Tells Jewish Schoolgirl

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

The parents of a Jewish student at prestigious school in London have voiced their outrage after their daughter was told by a teacher she would be sent...

On Being Called A Nazi

Jemma Wayne | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

It was a revelation this month to discover that calling for tougher curbs on smoking, made me a Nazi. Strike that, it was a surprise when my (admittedly provocative) Huffington Post article received a slew of 'she's a Nazi' comments, when my twitter account was inundated with trolls, when I received hate E-mail...

Animal Rights Come Before Religion, Insists Minister As Halal & Kosher Slaughter Is Banned In Denmark

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

The Danish government has introduced a ban on the religious slaughter of animals for the production of kosher and halal meat. The ban came into ef...

The 'Quenelle' Salute Is Not Anti-Authority, It's Anti-Semitic

Steve Rose | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

If you believe Nicolas Anelka, his use of the 'quenelle' was a conscious and deliberate "up yours" to the French establishment in support of friend Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala. But, for many in this country, the 'quenelle' was almost unheard of, and many still argue that it is an apolitical rejection of the state and Zionism. However, it is a ghastly reminder of modern anti-Semitism.

Why We Should Fear The Ukip Call To 'Send Them All Back Home'

Grant Feller | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

The senior UKIP so-called politician Victoria Ayling has received the full backing of her party following revelations that she wished she could kick out immigrants and 'send them all back home'. It's language that should worry anyone with a passing interest in politics.

Jessica Elgot

'Hypocrisy': Faith Schools Select Fewer Poor Pupils | 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' | 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...