What the Jewish Election Manifesto should have looked like

This week, the Bored of Deputies released its election manifesto. To be honest, most of it’s pretty inoffensive. It might not seem like much to the outside, but to have the UK’s biggest Jewish body put condemnation of Islamophobia and a viable Palestinian state into its main political programme for 2015 is a pretty big … Continued

What is actually on trial in the Lutfur Rahman case?

Imagine that the London borough of Barnet has elected a Jewish Mayor, despite a BBC documentary accusing him of corruption, aired weeks before the vote. What does this corruption look like? That the Mayor favours the Jewish community, the synagogues within the borough support him and the demographic of 55,000 Jews living there viewed as … Continued

Megillat Geoffster – An Eco-Feminist Purim Story

Once upon a time there was a king called Ahasuerus and he was a really nice king. He always held the door open for ladies, and listened to them bitching about stuff, and it made him really angry that so many of his female subjects seemed to go for his misogynist best mate Hey-Man. Ahasuerus … Continued

The real history of Jewish-Muslim relations

There are two versions of history we hear about Jewish-Muslim relations. On the one hand, some make out like it’s a story of constant war and animosity, dating back over centuries. On the other hand, some want to say that it was a matter of complete harmony and coexistence until Israel came along. Neither is … Continued

The Jewdas Guide To The 2015 Israeli Elections

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.


@Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. Discussions from 7pm. Music from 8. A fascist troll threatened to ‘liberate’ Stamford Hill from ‘Jewification’. We think Jewification sounds bloody brilliant.Join Jewdas, Geoff Berner, Cream Cheese and Colin Samurai for an anti racist party, with music, dancing, and discussion at Jamboree on Cable Street. We did not let them pass … Continued

Israel Apartheid Week : cos February isn’t depressing enough

    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 the Prophets would say if they were Modern-Day Jews

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