How Hungarian Ultra-Orthodoxy found an ally in Europe’s most notorious antisemite.
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.
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.
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.
Jews cannot be told that Corbyn’s programme is incompatible with the fight against antisemitism.
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.