A New Strain of Antisemitism is on the Rise

The boundary is being blurred between fair criticism and hatred in a thin disguise. by the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis 28 AUGUST 2014 On Sunday a rally will take place in London to demand zero tolerance of antisemitism. Why is this necessary? On March 19 2012, a teacher and three …

Tools to help you cope with Social Media & the Press

WHAT CAN WE DO WHEN OUR “FRIENDS” TELL US WE ARE CHILD KILLERS? Conflict in the Middle East often brings unprecedented condemnation of Israel in the UK and European media. The subsequent public outpourings of hate on the streets of Manchester, London Paris and Berlin has brought Anti-Semitism out in public. …

Combating Anti-Semitism in Social Media & Online

Antisemitism: the UK adopted definition Great Britain is amongst the first countries to embrace the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) explanation of the term. It aims to make it harder for culprits to get away with harassing and abusing Jews, including over-sweeping condemnation of Israel. “Anti-Semitism is a certain perception …

Young Jews & Muslims meet in Vienna

In the shadow of the Gaza conflict, some 100 young Muslims and Jews from around the world are meeting in Vienna this week for the fifth Muslim Jewish Conference (MJC,) according to the Austrian website The Local. For the next six days, young Jewish and Muslim adults from 35 countries, …

Six Point Foundation helps  UK Holocaust survivors

Six Point Foundation aims to close within three years… …so they want to hear from you NOW! Since it began Six Point Foundation has awarded over £360,000 in over 340 grants to individual UK Holocaust survivors and refugees in financial need. Grants have been for one-off expenses to improve quality …

A Yom Kippur message from Rabbi Sacks

The Courage to Grow I vividly remember the surprise and delight I had when I first read Jane Austen’s Emma. It was the first time I have read a novel in which you see a character changing over time. Emma is an intelligent young woman who believes she understands other …

Countering anti-Israel claims

Many people think there is a lot of mis-information about Israel, along with misunderstanding and incorrect information. Debating the issues amongst yourselves rarely prepares you for using a reasoned discussion with a stranger of opposing views. Its more likely it will just be a vociferous, heated argument where the loudest …

3D Test of Anti-Semitism

by: Natan Sharansky 2004 When I was a dissident in the former Soviet Union, one of my regular activities was monitoring anti-Semitism, and smuggling out evidence and records of such activity to the West. I believed then that the free world, particularly after the Holocaust, would always be a staunch …