An incredible 127,000 applications for Spanish nationality have been lodged from Jews and their descendants around the world, after a deadline expired. The tidal wave of requests was triggered in 2015 after Spain passed a naturalisation law to atone for the 15th century expulsion or forced conversion of Sephardi...
Simon Johnson said it “was almost the greatest honour of my life” to have been appointed chairman of the Rugby Football League (RFL). The Jewish Leadership Council (JLC)’s chief executive has been serving as interim chair of the RFL since Brian Barwick stepped down in July. ...
The National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus is exhibiting portraits from famous Jewish photographer Moses Nappelbaum for the first time. Until 15 October, visitors to the Belarussian capital, Minsk, can learn more about Nappelbaum, one of the most significant names in the history of photography, and see...
A book about The Queen’s wedding gown was among the winners of the fifth annual Canadian Jewish Literary Awards this week. Jennifer Robson’s fiction book ‘The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding’ is about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the 20th century – The Queen’s...
If you want to understand the mindset of a people, pay attention to their key prayer on their holiest day of the year. The key prayer of the Yom Kippur liturgy is the long confessional. We recite it 10 times on this most holy day. What is the thinking...
London Mayor Sadiq Khan was among those to pay tribute to Cable Street veterans who “courageously stood up to Mosley’s fascists” 83 years ago today. October 4, 1936 entered the annals of history when thousands of anti-fascists came out to block Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirt march in London’s East End. ...
Gloria Hollander Lyon of San Francisco was just a teenager in 1944 when she and her family were forced from their home in Czechoslovakia, first into a ghetto and then to Auschwitz-Birkenau. She survived that notorious concentration camp, as well as Bergen-Belsen and five others, but she lost...
Google has warned millions of Android phone users that their phones are vulnerable to surveillance from Israeli spyware company NSO Group. The tech giant’s security researchers issued the alert affecting phones such as the Huawei P20, Xiaomi Redmi 5A, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi A1, Moto Z3, Oreo LG...
King David High School Manchester has won its legal battle with Ofsted after the inspectorate incorrectly issued it with a downgrade. The school was inspected in May 2015 and rated Outstanding, but it was downgraded in June to Inadequate over concerns about the separation of girls and boys in...
 Photographs emerged of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – a champion of diversity and equality – dressing up in blackface. So, what does the Torah say about this? One question to ask is can a leopard change its spots or the Ethiopian his skin? The Tanach is by and...