Two weeks ago, four Jews were killed in a kosher supermarket for being Jews. Anti-Semitism was in the news once again. The headlines confirmed what everyone in a minority has known for some time: racism, in all forms, is on the rise. Right-wing Jewish groups like Campaign Against Anti-Semitism seized on it as an opportunity … Continued
This morning a man from Tulkarem, a village in the West Bank, stabbed a dozen people on the number 40 bus in Tel Aviv, was shot in the leg and is now in custody. No names have been released yet. From Haaretz: When they realized it was a terror attack, he said, “Me and my … Continued
As the media furore over the Paris attacks intensifies, very few news outlets are paying any attention to what France’s Jews are actually saying. Our French khevres at Union Juive Francaise Pour La Paix published this article, translated below by Jewdas’s French Correspondent, Jamie Kleinfeld. Please read and share. http://www.ujfp.org/spip.php?article3772 These last days we have … Continued
Written on the 11th January I found myself sitting in the family home of a good friend today in Awwarta, a Palestinian village in the North of the West Bank, sheltering from the gathering storms – me, my friend, his mother, father and six sisters gathered around the warm embers of a glowing fire, … Continued
A new survey by the Campaign Against Antisemitism has received extensive media coverage. Jewdas has received a secret transcript of the conversation that led to its creation.
The message of anti-Semites is always the same: go back to your own country. And, while you’re at it, get out of Palestine. Watching the hostage situation at the kosher supermarket in Paris, I was gripped with a new kind of fear. Suddenly the news felt relevant to my life and I was hooked to … Continued
Jewdas presents a special one-off concert with stars of the dialectical klezmer cabaret movement, Daniel Kahn and Psoy Korolenko – The Unternationale – in London’s oldest purpose-built synagogue.
It’s been a tense week in the Jewdas household. With only a few days left until our wonderful baby rebbe’s big party, it has become apparent that we have made a huge foe pass by inviting one of Geoffrey’s enemies. Geoffrey Cohen came down from her room to tell us, in a calm and quiet … Continued
The Jewdas guide to getting the best out of relations – between the liturgical sheets Christmas is once again upon us, when the god of the goyim inexplicably commands his followers to hang garishly bright-coloured lights in shopping centres, watch movies about the Second World War and ritually sacrifice large birds. For Jews, both secular … Continued
We’re only six months away from elections and just a few polling points away from waking up to find Prime Minister Farage smugly staring down our TV screens. If Nasty Nigel and his friends get their way, we’ll be living in a nightmare scenario where fox hunting is mandatory, vegetables are taxed, air is privatised, … Continued