A perspective on what it’s like to be a Jew in the United Kingdom at the moment

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Thank you for the thread. You offer a valuable perspective on what it feels like to be a Jew in the UK. You shouldn’t be victimised for being a Jew, certainly not because of a distorted view of what our government is doing to keep us safe, here in Israel.

Jews, still trending after 2,000 years

According to the Twitter Trends I am presented with, #Jews and #Israelis are constant fixtures. Surely we have transcended “trending”?

A tribute to Israelis

Chloé Valdary wrote a wonderful tribute to Israelis titled “An Ode to the People of Israel” that I had to share.

A return to a sense of belonging and the tragedy that preceded it

If anything, the global Jewish community should be looking for more ways to unite, no push each other away. Tanya’s story about her return to a sense of belonging is heartwarming.

Whether to celebrate Israeli independence?

A debate flared up about whether to wholeheartedly celebrate Israeli independence. The debate highlights different politics and, at the same time, a shared passion for Israel.

Becoming Israeli is the hard part

Becoming an Israeli citizen was the easy part. Becoming an Israeli is the hard part. Part of it is tied to Hebrew (for me at least) and the rest is about internalising my people’s history.

Will future generations forget the Holocaust?

This Thursday is Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and is a difficult day for most Jews for obvious reasons. It is another day that is going to have new significance for me because one of the consequences of the Holocaust is all around me now, our new home. What worries me are predictions that future generations will…

South African anti-Semitism means the country is like most others

I came across the Citizen’s article titled “Alleged anti-semitic attack in Rosebank ” on Facebook today. According to the Citizen: The assailants allegedly hurled antisemitic insults at the youths and physically assaulted two of the three youngsters. “[The Jewish boys] were wearing kippah [yarmulke],” said Kahn, who stated that the attack was motivated by antisemitism,…

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