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Water, water everywhere

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

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Will the last Jew to leave Europe please turn out the lights?

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?

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Vashti speaks to Michael Rosen

A few months ago, Aron Keller spoke to the author and broadcaster Michael Rosen about his new book, ‘The Missing’, and much else besides.

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Israel is in denial about police brutality

Israeli politicians have expressed remorse at Eyad Hallaq’s killing, however it’s clear they view it as an aberration.

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Jewish antiracism must start at home

#JewsForBlackLivesMatter risks reinscribing Ashkenormativity.

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Stop calling Cummings a ‘svengali’ – and not just because it’s an antisemitic trope

We’re raging against the man, not the machine.

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The Board of Deputies’ neutrality on annexation will doom it

The Board gained prominence through its forthright stance on Labour antisemitism. Its mealy-mouthed response to annexation will condemn it to irrelevance.

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Starmer is serious about antisemitism – but not other racisms, it seems

Starmer has adopted the Board of Deputies’ Ten Pledges and with them, the Board’s disregard for forms of racism beyond Jew-hatred.

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This Passover is different from all others

Three Jewish women reflect on Pesach under lockdown.

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Coronavirus demands justice, not charity

The Jewish community has risen admirably to the challenge of Covid-19. We cannot now fail to let this crisis radicalise us.