UK Jews

Palestinian Professor Who Took Students To Auschwitz Denounced As 'Traitor'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

A professor who took a group of Palestinian students to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland as part of a project designed to teach empathy and ...

Kickstarters v. Investors

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arvind Ethan David

There's been much debate in the press recently about whether Kickstarter crowd funding campaigns offer backers a raw deal. If the rewards offered: previews, back-stage passes, special commemorative t-shirts, and premier invitations are really adequate compensation for early investment in a speculative project...

The Funeral Of Jewish Ukrainian Activist Had Some Surprising Attendees

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Standing sombre in a line, clad in black and their straight arms raised at the ominous angle clutching pistols, the members of Kiev's far right group ...

Jessica Elgot

What Happens To Those In Crimea Who Want To Vote 'No'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK

In Crimea this Sunday, the choice is clear. Vote yes, or vote yes. Russia's flag has already been hoisted above Crimea's parliament building. The refe...

How Relevant Is Faith and Religion in a Modern Society?

Reverend David Gifford | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK
Reverend David Gifford

Interfaith dialogue will have to take its place as a crucial item on everybody's agenda. It is heartening to get behind these students - the leaders of tomorrow - who show us that faith and religion is still relevant to life's meaning and for flourishing, dynamic, societies.

Caricature Of Mark Zuckerberg In German Newspaper Branded Anti-Semitic

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung has been accused of anti-Semitism after it published a cartoon depicting Mark Zuckerberg as a hook-nosed oct...

Honour Holocaust Victims By Acknowledging Rise of Race Hate

The Conversation UK | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
The Conversation UK

We rarely ask ourselves why we should remember the Holocaust. We simply assume that we should. However, if we only go through the motions uttering phrases such as "we remember" and "never again", remembering the Holocaust will quickly become a meaningless ritual.

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.

The Rings That Bind Us: What's in a Wedding?

Jane Sarluis | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Sarluis

Just in case I should lose sight of love and cite paperwork as the reason I am wed, I wear a wedding ring. My ring once belonged to my grandmother, and if rings could talk, its story would be a remarkable lesson in love.

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.

Yehoshue Perle: A Modernist Voice From the Warsaw Ghetto

Amy Licence | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amy Licence

Hailed as a modern Yiddish masterpiece and dismissed as too bleak to be possible, this new translation of Perle's 1935 autobiographical novel Everyday Jews belongs in the same tradition as Gorky's My Childhood and Joyce's Dubliners.

'Hitler Wasn't All Bad, He Killed Jews, Gays And The Disabled'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher has been struck off after telling his students "Hitler wasn't all bad - he killed the Jews, the gays and the disabled". David McNally sho...

Chris York

Are We Forgetting Something?

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris York | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

During World War II around 11 million people deemed unfit to live by the Nazis were exterminated. Six million of these were Jews. The survivors...

Dialogue Between Christians and Jews Is Vital, No Matter How Painful

Reverend David Gifford | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK
Reverend David Gifford

Today is the first day of Christian festival Greenbelt, which similar to Limmud for Jews, provides an opportunity for Christians to come together, share ideas and debate issues. Taking place over four days in Gloucestershire, there was one speaker on the bill in particular that caught our attention.

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...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cameron 'Careful' On Crosby Questions

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 19 July 2013... 1) CAMERON 'CAREFUL' ON CROSBY QUESTIONS Twelve times David Cameron has been asked wh...

The Bully Of The World

Ronnie Joice | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Politics
Ronnie Joice

On the 27th February 1933, there was an arson attack on the Reichstag building in Berlin. The event is seen as pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Ge...

Anne - The Battle Between Reason and Desire

Jessica Durlacher | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jessica Durlacher

I think I speak for both my co-writer and husband Leon de Winter and myself when I say we were both touched and scared when the Anne Frank Fund in Basel asked us to write a new theater adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank

Nazi-Themed Wagner Opera Cancelled After Holocaust Scenes Leave Audience Seeking Medical Help

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

A modern version of Richard Wagner’s Tannhauser has been cancelled after members of the opening night audience were left so distressed they had to s...

Scary: How a Blog on Anti-Semitism Generated More Anti-Semitism

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

Just before Easter I wrote a blog on the causes of anti-Semitism as an adjunct to a piece done earlier by Mehdi Hasan. It wasn't particularly controversial. Yet, from most of the comments received one can visualize how some racism spreads through a lack of current events knowledge, revisionist history and just plain bigotry.

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".

Anti-Semitism, Christian or Muslim, Still Based on Ignorance, Envy

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

Current Hollywood hottie and A list actor Mila Kunis admits anti-Semitism was the main reason she and her parents left their native Ukraine for the USA some 20-year-ago. The curious aspect of this not so unusual event is that most Jews in that part of Eastern Europe were murdered during WW2. How could there be strong anti-Jewish sentiment?

Is It Possible to Be Just a Little Bit Racist?

Xavier Toby | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

If I hear something racist, sometimes when I pull the person up for it they'll say something like; "Ease up champ. Settle down sport. Back off tiger. It's only a little bit racist." Is that even possible? To be only a little bit racist?

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.

Slice of Life in Israel: Jaffa, a Safe Harbour in an Antique Land?

Jason Holmes | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Holmes

To the north, two miles away, lies the friendly cosmopolitan Bauhaus bustle of Tel Aviv; to the south some 40 miles distant, lies Gaza. The ancient city of Jaffa has been caught in a warp of time, with a heterogeneous population of Jews, Christians and Muslims all co-existing in an atmosphere of modulated unease.