How the Terms We Use Don’t Describe What We Really Think
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You don’t need specialist knowledge to avoid being a racist.
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
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
…or what to tell people carrying swastikas on Gaza demos
Since our article, 32 radical Jews you really need to know, was published, you’ve flooded us with suggestions for more radical Jews who should have been included in the list. It’s quite likely that the number of Jewish people who’ve been involved in activity to make the world a better place is never-ending. Here’s a … Continued
An edited version of talk first given at a shul in Nottingham about red Jews.
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