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Essay

Happy Yom Kippur!

Revisiting the Yom Kippur Ball.

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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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Interview

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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Opinion

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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Opinion

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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Opinion

It isn’t an easy time to be a new Jewish Labour MP – but it’s an important one

At this dark hour, the Jewish left must not shrink away. Our resolve to build an anti-racist movement must be hardened.

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Essay

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.

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Opinion

Left populism doesn’t create antisemitism – it’s our best hope of fighting it

Jews cannot be told that Corbyn’s programme is incompatible with the fight against antisemitism.

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Opinion

Labour must treat antisemitism as a human problem, not just a political one

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.