December 14, 2017

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Syrian Jews: "suddenly, you leave everything behind."

October 18, 2016 Ian’s a hair-raising tale of escape, fraught with danger, but Jews from Syria and Iraq were so desperate to leave in the 1970s and 80s that they were prepared to trust their lives to smugglers. […]

‘Moroccan king helped Mossad’ is old hat

October 17, 2016 Ian news that the Moroccan King Hassan II allowed the Mossad to listen in on conversations at the Arab League summit in Casablanca in 1965, thus ‘helping Israel to win the Six-Day War, is in […]

The Lichfield Disgrace: Answers Demanded from Dean Dorber

October 17, 2016 Ian Daphne Anson   “Cathedral naves are the traditional meeting places for people to come together and debate matters of concern, to learn, reflect and find wisdom in the middle of difficulty and confusion.  Our […]

‘Succah ve’Lulav’, sung Iraqi-style

October 17, 2016 Ian Today is the first day of Succot, the Feast of Tabernacles. Jews recall the Biblical time when the Children of Israel  built makeshift huts in the desert on their journey from Egypt to the […]

Mizrahi education could unite religious and secular

October 16, 2016 Ian Erez Biton hands his report to education minister Naftali Bennett (Flash 90) In  commissioning the Biton Report, was education minister Naftali Bennett making a play for the Mizrahi electorate – slightly less cynical than […]

Lord Sacks: "Anti-Zionism is the Antisemitism of our Time" (video)

October 14, 2016 Ian Daphne Anson   On 26 September former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks delivered this magnificent keynote address entitled  ‘The Mutating Virus: Understanding Antisemitism” at the start of a conference on the future of Jewish communities […]

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