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Essay

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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Essay

Happy Yom Kippur!

Revisiting the Yom Kippur Ball.

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Interview

Vashti meets Pink Peacock, the world’s first queer Yiddish cafe

The founders of the Glasgow establishment, due to open later this year, share their vision of luxury for all.

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Report

“I don’t think he would have the boldness to stand up in shul and say that”

In private messages to his former congregants, a leading British rabbi sounds off on race, gender and sexuality.

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Report

Spain’s Jews gave Vox an easy ride. Now they’re regretting it.

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.

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Essay

How not to tackle antisemitism on the left

Zero tolerance plus zero discretion equals zero results.

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Gallery

“Resist”: The political street art of Jerusalem

A reading of the politics written onto the city walls.

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Report

A faustian pact between Chabad and Orbán

How Hungarian Ultra-Orthodoxy found an ally in Europe’s most notorious antisemite.

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Opinion

If Black lives matter to us, Palestinian lives should too

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.

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Report

Water, water everywhere

A contest over a spring exposes Israel’s water apartheid.