The Clash of Barcelona’s Jewish leaders

By Flora Hastings       The Israeli Times was the site of a less-public conflict in the aftermath of Barcelona’s attack last week. Its pages perpetuated a time-worn pattern: In times of conflict, Jewish communities’ relations to their diaspora are challenged un-constructively by Jewish leaders. After a van plunged into the teeming Las Ramblas, Read more about The Clash of Barcelona’s Jewish leaders[…]

Chicago Dyke March Shows How Desperately Jews Need Diasporism

You can always count on the State of Israel to be an embarrassment. Every time Netanyahu or Mark Regev appears on TV, even the most hardened Zionist takes a sharp intake of breath in terror at what they’re about to say. If Israel is in the news, it’s always because they’ve done something awful. You Read more about Chicago Dyke March Shows How Desperately Jews Need Diasporism[…]

Pray Against the Arms Trade

וְכִתְּת֨וּ חַרְבוֹתָ֜ם לְאִתִּ֗ים וַחֲנִיתֽוֹתֵיהֶם֙ לְמַזְמֵר֔וֹת לֹא־יִשָּׂ֨א ג֤וֹי אֶל־גּוֹי֙ חֶ֔רֶב וְלֹֽא־יִלְמְד֥וּ ע֖וֹד מִלְחָמָֽה׃ And they shall beat their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning hooks: Nation shall not take up Sword against nation; They shall never again know war.” – Isaiah 2:4 Every two years, for one week, all the world’s most despotic regimes Read more about Pray Against the Arms Trade[…]

Ruth and Naomi

Chag sameach everybody, the festival of Shavuot starts this evening! Traditional ways to observe Shavuot include going to shul, staying up all night to read Torah, eating an absolute crapload of cheese, and reading the Book of Ruth. This year we present to you an exclusive, alternative, slightly NSFW Book of Ruth (and Naomi). Cut yourself a nice Read more about Ruth and Naomi[…]

Jewdas Go Cycling – Oy Velo!

Join Jewdas crew for a relaxed leisurely cycle (with regular stops for tea and cake). Everyone welcome. Meeting at the Cable Street Mural (236 Cable Street, E1 0BL) Distance: roughly 5 miles (with optional earlier stop at Shadwell) over mainly flat surface. Bring snacks, two wheels and lets go cycling https://www.facebook.com/events/1912370062340577/  

BIRTHWRONG IS BACK! Marseille, April 28 – May 1 2017

Hola, mes amis! (See what I did there?) Two years ago, Jewdas launched a Birthwrong trip to Andalusia, to visit MI, Rabbi Moses ben Maimonides, el Rambam myself! It went PRETTY GREAT thanks for asking, with mucho vino, a lovely havdallah, May Day marching, coffee with some communists in Marinaleda, a tour of Jewish Seville Read more about BIRTHWRONG IS BACK! Marseille, April 28 – May 1 2017[…]