UK Jews

On The Need To Fact-Check Populists

J.N. Paquet | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Why are populist politicians popular today? Because they give people a chance to blame someone else for their problems. The others. The foreigners. The aliens. The people who don't belong to OUR country. If populists are such con artists, why do people fall for them?

To Round Off 2016, An American Is Having An Argument With The Auschwitz Museum

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK

In any other year this would seem surreal but in 2016 where apparently anything goes, an American columnist being slapped down by the Auschwitz Museum...

Brexit Prompts Relatives Of Jews Who Fled Hitler To Seek German Citizenship

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK

Hundreds of Jews whose ancestors fled the Nazis to seek refuge in Britain are applying for German citizenship in the wake of the EU referendum. Around...

Momentum Vice Chair Suspended From Labour In Anti-Semitism Storm

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK

Momentum vice-chairwoman Jackie Walker has been suspended from Labour over controversial comments she made at a party training event. Leaked footage...

Intermarriage - Sikhs Are The New Jews

Jonathan Romain | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Jonathan Romain

It was an astonishing event that reverberated far beyond the Sikh community. Last week, over fifty Sikhs interrupted a wedding that was taking place at a Sikh Temple in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. The reason? Because a Sikh bride was marrying a Hindu groom, and the protesters objected to a mixed-faith wedding taking place.

Not Good Enough Friday

Julian Bond | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK
Julian Bond

The Passion narratives in the Gospels are very familiar at this time of year, read in church and featuring in the Passion oratorios of JS Bach. A key ...

It's time Jewish students spoke out about Israel Apartheid Week

Ellen Johnson | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ellen Johnson

As Israel Apartheid week draws to a close, many Jewish students will breathe a sigh of relief as they sit down for Friday night dinner at their respec...

Oxford University's Jewish Society Publishes List Of 'Anti-Semitic' Incidents Against Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University's Jewish society has published a list of "anti-semitic" incidents it says students have been subjected to, after claims were made th...

London Jewish Schools Erase Female Images From Books And Teach Pupils 'Women Should Clean And Cook'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Two Jewish all-boys' schools in London have been criticised by Ofsted for their treatment of women after inspectors found pupils in one school thought...

ISIS Followers Ask Marseille Teacher If He's Jewish... Then Stab Him

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK

A Jewish teacher in Marseille was stabbed by three Islamic State supporters on Wednesday, French prosecutors revealed. The victim’s life is not in d...

Yom Kippur and Yom Arafat - Muslim and Jewish Relations

Qari Asim | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK
Qari Asim

Muslims and Jews can only overcome challenges through solidarity and mutual cooperation to prevail over shared hatred, education, not legislation is needed. On both sides, the urge to live and let live peacefully must prevail over any other sentiments.

Author Posts Tweet About 'F***ing Jews' -- Even Mensch Backs Away

The HuffingtonPost UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Amid the barrage of tweets commenting on the Republican presidential debate on Wednesday, a right-wing author provided the pinnacle of gro...

This Daily Mail Headline From 1938 Is Eerily Similar To Today's Media Coverage

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK

Comparisons are being drawn between a 1938 Daily Mail article on German Jews entering the UK, and media coverage of the Calais migrant crisis 77 years...

I Celebrate Ramadan! on My Own. In My Backyard.

Ellis Shuman | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

My wife and I recently attended a get-together of Jerusalem Jews and Palestinian Muslims from the neighboring villages. Thank you David Brinn for inviting me to what is a regular interfaith gathering that meets a bit irregularly. Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Incredulous Radio Host Shuts Down LBC Caller Who Wants To Ban Women From Driving

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK

A man claiming to be a member of a London Orthodox Jewish community has taken to the radio to explain why women should not be allowed to drive. The...

A Jewish Guide to Voting in the Election

Jonathan Romain | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Romain

British Jews have never voted as a bloc, and have always made their decisions individually, while in previous parliaments there have been Jewish MPs in all three main parties. It means it is impossible lay down which particular party Jews should support in 2015 - as well as morally inappropriate.

Shocking Footage Shows Violent 'Anti-Semitic' Attack On London Synagogue

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK

Dramatic footage has emerged of a violent attack on a London synagogue. A group of around 20 youths attempted to storm the Ahavas Torah building in...

Anti-Religious Slaughter Campaigners Are So 'Obsessed' They're Neglecting Animals, Jewish Group Claims

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

A Jewish group has accused animal welfare campaigners of having a "fixation with religious slaughter" and complained that their focus on banning Jewis...

Apparently A Hangover Is An Excuse For Writing A Headline Like This...

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

You can get away with a few things when you're at work with a hangover - not being particularly chirpy, making regular and hurried trips to the toilet...

French Job Advert Asking For Someone 'Not Jewish' Sparks Fury

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK

A job advert for a French design company calling for a rigorous, organised, highly motivated but "if possible, not Jewish" candidate has sparked outra...

Always Remember, Never Forget

Phillip Mark McGough | Posted 29.03.2015 | 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 28.03.2015 | 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 23.03.2015 | 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 22.03.2015 | 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...