Category - jews

  • 27 Jan 2014

    Holocaust Memorial Day, marking the liberation of prisoners from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and the Nazi death machine generally, as well as earlier and more recent genocides across the world, is being observed in Britain today (27 January 2014).

  • 9 Jan 2013

    Core religious issues of Jewish-Christian relations intertwine with complex current political realities, says Dr Clare Amos from the World Council of Churches.

  • 28 Jan 2012

    Hundreds of events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day took place as part of the worldwide commemoration on Friday 27 January, with more this weekend.

  • 15 Jan 2012

    Should Israel allow segregation by gender in the public sphere simply because one religious group - ultra-Orthodox Jews - demand it?

  • 15 Jan 2012

    It has been a momentous twelve months in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and in relation to developments popularly dubbed the 'Arab Spring' or (perhaps more helpfully) the 'Arab Awakening'. Time, we think, to stop for a moment and take stock.

  • 11 Oct 2011

    Some 80 per cent of Jewish Israelis are dissatisfied with how the government handles issues of religion and state, a new survey suggests.

  • 22 Jul 2011

    The Movement for Reform Judaism has announced that it is to appoint Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner as its first ever national spokesperson.

  • 28 Sep 2010

    Israeli naval warships have intercepted an aid ship carrying Jewish activists trying to get assistance through to the blockaded Gaza Strip.

  • 26 Aug 2010

    “Being chosen,” as in the case of biblical or modern Israel, is still a grand theological theme inhabiting discourse in America, says Martin E. Marty. The concept is hotly disputed. And it is especially troubling when it becomes a matter of credal orthodoxy.

  • 22 Jul 2010

    The willingness to stand out has brought about both a kind of ‘Jewish renaissance’ in Britain and also a very public discourse of insecurity, says Keith Kahn-Harris. But the resulting turbulence that has brought about some very positive outcomes.