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Jewish velvet – a touching memoire
Keith Kahn-Harris explores how his inability to tolerate the touch of velvet shaped his experience of growing up Jewish.
On (not) celebrating Jewish diversity
Keith Kahn-Harris explains how highlighting the diversity of British Jews through photography raises some uncomfortable issues
A left response to left antisemitism: Is it too late for education?
Two recently-published books try and educate the left against antisemitism. Will they succeed?
Keeping the show on the road
The May 2021 conflagration in Israel/Palestine has raised painful issues of resilience in the UK Jewish community.
Defining antisemitism – again, and again…
A couple of new antisemitism definitions have ridden into town. Keith Kahn-Harris girds his loins.
Into the flatlands with Professor David Miller
Why rejecting David Miller’s antisemitism also requires rejecting the flatland he inhabits.
On Jewish communal sex-that-is-not-sex
Continuing our series, Keith Kahn-Harris revisits Jews & Sex from a more sociological standpoint. Featured image: The Naughty Jewish Boys Calendar In 2018, American Jewry became embroiled in the then-current ‘#MeToo’ movement when multiple allegations of sexual harassment by the prominent sociologist of Jewish life Steven M. Cohen were made public. Cohen did not contest […]
Remembering Jonathan Sacks – remembering his struggle
The death of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks has provoked a great deal of sadness, that is all the more striking given how much the US election dominated everyone’s attention the weekend that he died. That sadness seems to be widely shared across the British Jewish community. On my social media feeds, it seems that as […]
A Gloriously Miserable British Sukkot
The worst the weather is on Sukkot, the more perfect the festival is