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The forgotten women’s rituals of Yom Kippur

Cemetery- and grave-measuring were part of the female clerical role in Ashkenazi Jewish life, and powerful tools of ancestral connection.

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Happy Yom Kippur!

Revisiting the Yom Kippur Ball.

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How not to tackle antisemitism on the left

Zero tolerance plus zero discretion equals zero results.

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This Passover is different from all others

Three Jewish women reflect on Pesach under lockdown.

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Young Jews are reviving the Jewish left – will they succeed?

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.