Categories
Review

Yiddish for the 21st century

A new Duolingo course is training a small army to demand babka, can it also heal communal divides?

Categories
Opinion

Access to puberty blockers is a Jewish issue

The UK’s ban is transphobic, unscientific, and in opposition to core Jewish values.

Categories
Interview

Homos, Houmous and Hamantaschen: Vashti Meets Chanukah Lewinsky

On the eve of Purim, we speak to drag artist and queer cabaret creator Dex Grodner about Judaism and genderfuckery.

Categories
Review

The romance of American Jewish anarchism

A nostalgic portrait of America’s oldest Yiddish anarchist newspaper, and the community that coalesced around it, is recounted in a recently restored documentary.

Categories
Essay

Strangers in a Strange Land: Jewish sci-fi, Afrofuturism and visions from Palestine

Jewish, Black and Palestinian writers imagine persecution and liberation across the universe.

Categories
Event

Where next for the Jewish left?

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?

Categories
Editorial

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.