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2,000 Hasidic Jews gather at Ukraine’s border where they are barred entry from Belarus

Around 2,000 Hasidic Jews have gathered at Ukraine’s border with Belarus where their annual pilgrimage has been barred due to coronavirus restrictions. Kiev has accused President Alexander Lukashenko of manufacturing the crisis by giving the pilgrims hope that they could cross the frontier in retaliation for Ukraine’s support for the recent pro-democracy protests.   Despite Ukraine’s … Read more 2,000 Hasidic Jews gather at Ukraine’s border where they are barred entry from Belarus

Jeremy Corbyn couldn’t empathise with ‘prosperous’ Jews new book claims 

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn couldn’t empathise with today’s ‘prosperous’ Jewish community and stopped talking to shadow Chancellor John McDonnell for months, a new book claims.  Stunning new details from the party’s largest general election defeat since 1935 have come to light in Left Out: The Inside Story of Labour under Corbyn, written by two … Read more Jeremy Corbyn couldn’t empathise with ‘prosperous’ Jews new book claims 

Jeremy Corbyn couldn’t empathise with ‘prosperous’ Jews new book claims 

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn couldn’t empathise with today’s ‘prosperous’ Jewish community and stopped talking to shadow Chancellor John McDonnell for months, a new book claims.  Stunning new details from the party’s largest general election defeat since 1935 have come to light in Left Out: The Inside Story of Labour under Corbyn, written by two … Read more Jeremy Corbyn couldn’t empathise with ‘prosperous’ Jews new book claims 

‘Don’t like gay people and Jews’, says PR firm boss

‘Don’t like gay people and Jews’: PR firm boss is unwittingly recorded making anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs after interviewing Will Young for his Media Masters podcast series Paul Blanchard made the comments shortly after interviewing the British singer ‘Don’t like gay people. Just gay people and Jews,’ Blanchard can be heard saying  Host – who … Read more ‘Don’t like gay people and Jews’, says PR firm boss

‘Don’t like gay people and Jews’, says PR firm boss

‘Don’t like gay people and Jews’: PR firm boss is unwittingly recorded making anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs after interviewing Will Young for his Media Masters podcast series Paul Blanchard made the comments shortly after interviewing the British singer ‘Don’t like gay people. Just gay people and Jews,’ Blanchard can be heard saying  Host – who … Read more ‘Don’t like gay people and Jews’, says PR firm boss

Leader of charity quits after labelling Jews ‘grandchildren of monkeys and pigs’

Leader of Britain’s largest Muslim charity quits after labelling Jews ‘grandchildren of monkeys and pigs’ and calling Egypt’s president a ‘Zionist pimp’ in anti-Semitic Facebook posts Heshmat Khalifa said Jews are ‘grandchildren of monkeys and pigs’  on Facebook Mr Khalifa described Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as a ‘Zionist pimp’ After being confronted with the … Read more Leader of charity quits after labelling Jews ‘grandchildren of monkeys and pigs’

Leader of charity quits after labelling Jews ‘grandchildren of monkeys and pigs’

Leader of Britain’s largest Muslim charity quits after labelling Jews ‘grandchildren of monkeys and pigs’ and calling Egypt’s president a ‘Zionist pimp’ in anti-Semitic Facebook posts Heshmat Khalifa said Jews are ‘grandchildren of monkeys and pigs’  on Facebook Mr Khalifa described Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as a ‘Zionist pimp’ After being confronted with the … Read more Leader of charity quits after labelling Jews ‘grandchildren of monkeys and pigs’

Did Purim festival spread coronavirus among Jews? Annual celebration brought large numbers together

Jewish leaders have lifted strict rules prohibiting burials during Passover as the community is overwhelmed by coronavirus deaths, MailOnline has learnt. Normally funerals are not held during the first two days of the festival, which commences this evening. But the United Synagogue has ruled that rules will be relaxed to permit burials on the second … Read more Did Purim festival spread coronavirus among Jews? Annual celebration brought large numbers together

The sisters of mercy: They fearlessly hid fellow Jews in their house in the woods

BOOK OF THE WEEK  THE SISTERS OF AUSCHWITZ by Roxane Van Iperen (Seven Dials £18.99, 320 pp) When Dutch author and journalist Roxane van Iperen and her husband first glimpsed The High Nest, they fell instantly in love with it.  A romantic, shuttered house tucked away in the woods 30 miles from Amsterdam, with friendly … Read more The sisters of mercy: They fearlessly hid fellow Jews in their house in the woods

How my daring Dad duped the Nazis: Jews were send to Auschwitz but Hans Neumann moved to Berlin

BOOK OF THE WEEK WHEN TIME STOPPED: A MEMOIR OF MY FATHER’S WAR  by Ariana Neumann (Scribner £16.99, 368pp) In the opening pages of this beautifully written, heart-wrenching memoir of love and family and war is a detailed family tree of the author’s Czech heritage. It seems dauntingly complex as family trees often do, littered … Read more How my daring Dad duped the Nazis: Jews were send to Auschwitz but Hans Neumann moved to Berlin