Gal left Israel aged thirty, appalled by the country’s trajectory. Now he’s continuing the fight against injustice from the Netherlands.
On the eve of Purim, we speak to drag artist and queer cabaret creator Dex Grodner about Judaism and genderfuckery.
A nostalgic portrait of America’s oldest Yiddish anarchist newspaper, and the community that coalesced around it, is recounted in a recently restored documentary.
Because we’ve uncoupled antisemitism from the coloniality of race – something Israel’s advocates are only too pleased about.
Leading British academics and Israeli citizens call on universities to reject the IHRA definition of antisemitism
The 66 scholars join a broadening coalition of left-to-moderate Jews across the world who oppose the controversial definition.
The flawed definition threatens not only the fight against antisemitism, but Palestinian self-determination, academic freedom and our right to criticise the Israeli government.
The Israeli PM’s plans to appoint an anti-Palestinian racist to lead Yad Vashem conveys the danger of particularising the Shoah.
Jewish, Black and Palestinian writers imagine persecution and liberation across the universe.
What constitutes ‘legitimate’ and ‘illegitimate’ criticism of Israel is determined by individuals who believe BDS and discussion of Israeli apartheid to be beyond the pale.
A network of government-funded NGOs are pushing the definition in an effort to redefine antisemitism and quash Palestinian dissent.
The Queer, Anti-Nazi Art of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore.
69 years after their village was razed on Christmas Eve, these Palestinians are determined not to let the pandemic prevent them from celebrating and mourning on their ancestral land.
At Sage in Golders Green, staff are demanding fair wages and working conditions. British Jews could view this as a threat to our elders – or as fundamentally in our interests.
A new documentary, screened at the UK Jewish Film Festival this week, considers whether exposure to video footage of the plight of Palestinians can change the hearts and minds of Israel’s fiercest advocates.
Like a schlubby Jewish Virgil, the American journalist leads readers of her new book through the circles of white supremacist hell.
The former Labour leader understands far better than his successor, who suspended him this week, that racism is born of a broken world, one we must utterly transform.
Vashti launched a year ago at a more innocent time. On the eve of her 1st birthday, she asks: where next for the Jewish left?
Cemetery- and grave-measuring were part of the female clerical role in Ashkenazi Jewish life, and powerful tools of ancestral connection.
Revisiting the Yom Kippur Ball.
The founders of the Glasgow establishment, due to open later this year, share their vision of luxury for all.
In private messages to his former congregants, a leading British rabbi sounds off on race, gender and sexuality.
Many Jewish organisations sat idly by while the far-right stoked Islamophobia. It was only a matter of time, however, before the party and its supporters came for them, too.
Zero tolerance plus zero discretion equals zero results.
A reading of the politics written onto the city walls.
How Hungarian Ultra-Orthodoxy found an ally in Europe’s most notorious antisemite.
George Floyd and Eyad Hallaq were killed in the same week. The British Jewish press has spilt much ink on the former – and barely a drop on the latter.
A contest over a spring exposes Israel’s water apartheid.
Joann Sfar has been called France’s “messiah of the comic book”. His buoyantly optimistic early work rewrote narratives of Jewish-Muslim animosity by sketching a shared history and delineating a path forward for interfaith relations. So why is Sfar’s new novel so full of despair?
A few months ago, Aron Keller spoke to the author and broadcaster Michael Rosen about his new book, ‘The Missing’, and much else besides.
Israeli politicians have expressed remorse at Eyad Hallaq’s killing, however it’s clear they view it as an aberration.
#JewsForBlackLivesMatter risks reinscribing Ashkenormativity.
We’re raging against the man, not the machine.
The Board gained prominence through its forthright stance on Labour antisemitism. Its mealy-mouthed response to annexation will condemn it to irrelevance.
Starmer has adopted the Board of Deputies’ Ten Pledges and with them, the Board’s disregard for forms of racism beyond Jew-hatred.
Three Jewish women reflect on Pesach under lockdown.
The Jewish community has risen admirably to the challenge of Covid-19. We cannot now fail to let this crisis radicalise us.
Join us at SET Dalston to celebrate VASHTI—the person and the platform.
Trump’s peace plan won’t just entrench the Israel-Palestine conflict – it will radically destabilise it
By mainstreaming the fantasies of the annexationist hard-right, this plan paves the way for an escalation of unforeseeable proportions.
The law would forbid even boycotts focused solely on the occupation, thereby framing opposition to the occupation as opposition to Israel as a whole.
At this dark hour, the Jewish left must not shrink away. Our resolve to build an anti-racist movement must be hardened.
The seeds are being sown for a Jewish left whose desire for a better world might be enacted in a way that has a chance of breaking free from the tendency towards obdurate self-ghettoisation that has dominated the far left.
Brexit is a Conservative attempt to overturn the internationalist legacy Jews have so heavily relied on. Why then does our communal leadership seem unbothered by it?
Jews cannot be told that Corbyn’s programme is incompatible with the fight against antisemitism.
While it might feel like the hounds of Brexit and antisemitism are snapping at our heels, we are in danger of letting them chase us off a cliff edge.
From the back-benches to the front, Corbyn has fought for Jewish freedoms; yet it’s this fighting spirit that has latterly turned made him an intractable elder statesman who struggles to admit wrongdoing.