Moral corruption, power grabs, political assassinations, sexism, racism and gratuitous violence. We’re all anxiously anticipating the new season of Game Of Thrones but in the mean time, here’s the Jewdas guide to the Israeli elections.
20th March @Jamboree. Discussion from 7, music from 8. Let out your inner Jew and give them some dancing shoes and a baseball bat. Tickets available on the door but advance booking recommended as it’s a small venue https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jewification-a-musical-tickets-15867070836 https://www.facebook.com/events/773710379380574/?fref=ts
Not a fan of Valentines Day? Fortunately the consumer capitalist exploitation of romance is not the only festival this month. We had a lovely Tubishvat, and coming up next week is (drumroll) … Israeli Apartheid Week. Here are Jewdas’ top picks: If you are looking for some introductory events, to learn about the conflict and why the … Continued
What if the prophets had been modern Jews? What would they say? “Have you seen the price of parking in Hackney lately?” “Maureen, you’re right – it’s just not safe in Hampstead anymore. I’ve gone and got us some lions to scare off the terrorists.” “WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE STAND FOR THE POSITION OF … Continued
You don’t need specialist knowledge to avoid being a racist.
Last month, shortly after the death of four Jews shopping at a Kosher Market in Paris, Jewdas published a translated statement by the Union Juive Francaise Pour La Paix – the French Jewish Union for Peace. We’re keen to learn more about how the French left is thinking about anti-semitism, so today we’re publishing another statement, this time by Regard Noir … Continued
Spare a thought for the racists. They’re having a really hard time lately. They keep trying to oppress Muslims in a liberal, rational way but accidentally end up looking like Nazis. Take, for example, recent discussions of banning halal meat. On the surface, it looks perfect for the racists. It involves animals, which everyone loves, … Continued
After an unspeakably arduous process which involved reading meticulously through endless submissions, and deliberating over a select number of entries, the panel of eminent experts has reached a conclusive decision. The distinguished author Levi Tazir, in recognition of his exceptionally profound and lyrical haiku “Tus robas”, will receive the accolade of Diasporic Erotic Poet of the Year 5775. We … Continued
Mourning service from September 2014 We have so few spaces in which to mourn, and the ones that are there can seem too scripted, too rigid sometimes. During last summer and autumn, I found myself seeking out and connecting to memorial services in shul and elsewhere, but I didn’t feel I able to talk to those … Continued
“BirthWrong is probably the pinnacle of all human achievement. Everyone who’s anyone will be there.” – Babylonian Talmud, 20:15 See Maimonides! Get pissed! Do some Jewish tourism! Spend Shabbat with Andalusian Jews! Shvitz in a hammam! Visit a communist village! Get pissed! What is it? Bollocks to BirthRight… this is BirthWrong. This is a trip for … Continued