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A Jewish case for Palestinian refugee return

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Last Saturday was Nakba Day, which commemorates the 700,000 Palestinians who were expelled by Israel – or who fled in fear – during the country’s founding in 1948. The commemoration had special resonance this year, si...

You don’t have to be Jewish to put on your party hats and choose hope and joy

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Monday night is Rosh Hashanah, AKA Jewish new year, and I’ve decided everybody should get in on it. With Covid-19, climate breakdown, climate breakdown denial, terrorism, racism, sexism, homophobia, endless lockdowns ...

‘Racist and reprehensible’: Jewish Power set to enter Israel’s parliament

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After another muddied election result, Benjamin Netanyahu is betting on a partnership with a group so extreme even the prime minister’s usually unflinching backers from the pro-Israel US lobby cannot stomach it. The A...

Tory who claimed MP faked Jewish beliefs is to run in local elections

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A former Conservative party parliamentary candidate who described an MP’s conversion to Judaism as “a con” is standing for election in May. Wendy Maisey, the chair of the Warrington Conservatives, claimed the Labour M...

Last member of Afghanistan’s Jewish community leaves country

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The last member of Afghanistan’s Jewish community has left the country. Zebulon Simentov, who lived in a dilapidated synagogue in Kabul, kept kosher and prayed in Hebrew, endured decades of war as the country’s centur...

Streaming: Shiva Baby and the best boundary-pushing Jewish films

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Earlier this week, the best comedy of the year played in cinemas for a one-night-only engagement. Missed it? Don’t worry: it’s gone straight to streaming on Mubi instead. Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby is a blunt, salty-s...

Protests in France as man who killed Jewish woman avoids trial

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Hundreds of protesters have rallied in Paris and across France after the killer of a Jewish woman was declared unfit to stand trial because he was judged to have suffered a psychotic episode caused by cannabis use. Ko...

Protests in France as man accused of killing Jewish woman avoids trial

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Hundreds of protesters have rallied in Paris and across France after the alleged killer of a Jewish woman was declared unfit to stand trial because he was judged to have suffered a psychotic episode caused by cannabis...

Manchester Jewish Museum reopens after £6m revamp

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She spent six months hiding from the Nazis in a coal cellar, and the rest of the war concealing her Jewishness under a cloak of Catholicism. Her husband, baby and most of her family were murdered in the death camps. B...

Far-right Jewish groups and Arab youths claim streets of Lod as Israel loses control

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A smell of petrol lingered in the air and the synagogue’s metal gate had been completely ripped from its hinges. Inside, a small room filled with colourful books for children had been blackened by smoke. Outside, the ...

Farewell Friday Night Dinner: the joyous Jewish sitcom that became a national treasure

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In early 2011, something strange happened. A sitcom centred on the weekly gatherings of the Goodman family debuted on Channel 4, jam-packed with intricate slapstick, infantile pranking and idiosyncratic terms of endea...

Two in court in Paris over killing of 85-year-old Jewish woman

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Two men have appeared in court in Paris charged with the antisemitic murder of 85-year-old Mireille Knoll, who in 1942 escaped from France’s most notorious second world war roundup of Jews. Yacine Mihoub, 31, and Alex...

‘No one really believed it would happen’: first Jewish Ukrainian refugees arrive in Israel

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A red carpet, applause and dozens of blue and white flags were waiting for the first Jewish Ukrainian refugees to arrive in Israel as part of a huge rescue operation triggered by Moscow’s invasion. About 400 people on...

Jewish Americans are at a turning point with Israel

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On Nakba Day, 15 May, amid the outbreak of war in Israel/Palestine, I attended a rally in Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, to commemorate the expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians from the new Israeli state in 1948, and t...

How Jewish parents used Guardian ads to save their children’s lives – podcast

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This month is 200 years since the Guardian was first established in Manchester. For the Guardian’s world affairs editor, Julian Borger, a part of that history is deeply personal. In 1938, there was a surge of classifi...

Tennessee Jewish couple’s lawsuit accuses Christian agency of denying them foster care services

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A Jewish couple from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Children’s Services after a state-funded Christian program denied them foster care services for religious reasons. According to the ...

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