Katsha’nes Album Launch!

Katsha’nes (Yiddish for ‘cabbage stalks’, and slang for ‘nonsense’), is the name of a band performing Cockney-Yiddish music hall from the turn of the Twentieth Century. Yiddish was the language of Eastern European Jewish immigrants who settled in England from the 1880s and created a vibrant Yiddish culture in London’s East End. In the height Read more about Katsha’nes Album Launch![…]

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/