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Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Jewish life

One year ago,  Justice  Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat and listened to opening arguments about whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act applied to discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. As she took her seat, her neck was adorned with a jabot, or lacy collar, the likes of which have become synonymous with RBG’s legendary image. On this particular collar, embroidered […]

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Religion and Diversity: London school breaks down barriers

In a time of both increasing diversity and increasing factionalism in the UK and the rest of the world, one primary school in London is making an effort to bridge religious and cultural gaps in a unique way. Simon Marks Primary School in Central London is first and foremost a Jewish school; however, half of […]

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Shanah Tovah Umetukah: Happy Jewish New Year!

Rosh Hashanah is a two-day observance celebrating the first and second days of the Jewish New Year. Monday 30 September 2019 signifies the first day of the year 5780 on the Jewish calendar. Monday also marks the beginning of the High Holy Days, a 10-day period during which Jewish people reflect on their actions in […]

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We must not allow Holocaust denial to exist in this country

When the headline “1 in 20 Britons denies Holocaust took place” swept across the media landscape two weeks ago, I must admit I was barely shocked. 1 in 20 does not sound too bad, I thought. I quickly realised that the headlines were misleading. 1 in 20, is 5 per cent of the (adult) population. […]