UK Jews

Always Remember, Never Forget

Phillip Mark McGough | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK
Phillip Mark McGough

The Six Million is more than just a collective noun: Here were six million individual tragedies, six million individual stories- stories just like Aunt Rosa's- six million individual lives, each one of them truncated by homicidal antisemitism.

Muslims Who Saved Jews in the Holocaust? Honour the Righteous Muslims

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

Quite a few of the documented stories of Muslims who saved Jews come from Albania, followed by North Africa and Turkey. Yet, many of these stories have never been properly investigated.

More Than Necessary: Britain and Anti-Semitism

Phillip Mark McGough | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK
Phillip Mark McGough

Keeping their heads down is no longer enough. And while after each and every Islamist atrocity we are warned- and warned incessantly- of the dangers of an anti-Muslim backlash, the fact remains that in Britain, in 2015, it's the Jews who are double-bolting their doors.

'Aggressive' and 'Stingy': Anti-Semitism in the UK

B.J. Epstein | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
B.J. Epstein

Theresa May said the UK has to "wipe out anti-Semitism". The BBC has now featured an article about Jews in the UK fearing for their safety, but unfortunately this doesn't surprise me at all. This new interest in British anti-Semitism stems largely from the attacks in France, and it's a shame that it took such a tragic event for Brits to begin to consider the problems here at home.

We Must Defend Britain's Jews, Says May

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK

Theresa May has insisted efforts to wipe out anti-Semitism in the UK must be redoubled, amid safety fears among the Jewish community. The Home Secr...

Muslims and Jews Should Work Together Now More Than Ever

Julie Siddiqi | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK
Julie Siddiqi

Out of such ugly, tragic scenes coming from France this week, we need to look for opportunities and glimmers of hope. That is what Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, did in his lifetime.

'Every Single French Jew I Know Is Leaving The Country'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK

Growing anti-Semitism in France is causing Jews in the country to leave "in droves" according to the influential editor of Britain's Jewish Chronicle....

Mehdi Hasan

The Liberal Zionist Smeared As An 'Employee Of Hamas' For Being Anti-Netanyahu

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Politics

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

No Matter What Religion, We're All Internally Wired With a Yen to Do Good

Laura Marks | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK
Laura Marks

By collectively working to make the world a better place and by rooting it in religious doctrine, we bring our values to the wider world, acknowledging the co-dependence of faith and action. Ultimately the reward for doing the 'mitzvah' is the good deed itself.

Jews and Muslims of Britain Unite!

Asher Kessler | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Asher Kessler

It is now that these two communities must understand how interdependent they are. When one community is attacked, the other is next in line. The hatred of Muslims in Europe is the same hatred that Jews have experienced for the last few centuries. When Jews perpetrate islamaphobic actions, they are creating an atmosphere in which anti-Semitism thrives and vice versa.

It May Be Halloween, But It's No Time For Witch-Hunts

Jemma Wayne | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

It is time to wake up. In different ways many of us have done it, uttered sweeping, dangerous slurs - the "don't be gay" type comment is one I have heard unchallenged far too often. But it is the urgent responsibility of each of us, right now, to be precise about what speech we employ...

Lucy Sherriff

'I've Always Hidden Jewish Activities From My CV'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Young British Jews are facing discrimination, trolling on Twitter and verbal abuse, even going so far as to hide their religion from their CVs, despit...

There's A Hamlet In France Called 'Death To The Jews'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

A tiny hamlet in France is being urged to change its name - rather unsurprising when you learn it is called 'La Mort aux Juifs'. If your French is ...

10 Amazing Things You Didn't Know About Bulgaria

Ellis Shuman | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

Bulgaria? Why visit Bulgaria? Bulgaria is a beautiful country, with majestic mountains, sandy beaches, picturesque villages, good food, and hospitable people. And, it's incredibly affordable.

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.

Shabbat Shalom! Clergy Take Part in Jewish Sabbath

The Rev'd Patrick Morrow | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK
The Rev'd Patrick Morrow

You say 'Shabbat', I say 'Sabbath'? Do Jews and Christians share a belief in the goodness of Sabbath rest? What better way to find out than invite over 40 clergy to immerse themselves in the Jewish Shabbat for a weekend.

'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...

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 03.06.2014 | 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 29.04.2014 | 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.