Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)


Ephraim Mirvis, Britain's New Chief Rabbi, Will Attend Limmud

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

Ephraim Mirvis, Britain's New Chief Rabbi, Will Attend Limmud
Great Britain’s new chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, announced on Monday that he would be attending Limmud, Britain’s largest and oldest festival of Jewish learning and culture.Read More


Outgoing Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Says British Multiculturalism Is Dead

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

Outgoing Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Says British Multiculturalism Is Dead
The outgoing chief rabbi of Great Britain, Lord Jonathan Sacks, criticized the British government in an interview with The Times on Monday, saying that Prime Minister David Cameron and his ministers have not done enough to encourage the institution of marriage, and also saying that multiculturalism has “had its day.”Read More


8 Years Later, Recalling Gaza Jewish Settlement Evacuation

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

8 Years Later, Recalling Gaza Jewish Settlement Evacuation
Eight years ago today, Israel forcibly began evicting Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip as part of the unilateral operation that was known as the Disengagement.Read More


Church of Scotland Denies Jewish Claim to Land of Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

Church of Scotland Denies Jewish Claim to Land of Israel
A report by the Church of Scotland, published this week, denies any special privilege for the Jewish people in the land of Israel and criticizes Zionism and the Christians that support it.Read More


Was George Orwell an Anti-Semite?

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

Was George Orwell an Anti-Semite?
One of George Orwell’s most remarked-upon faults was his disregard for Jews. Why was the late Christopher Hitchens so complacent about it?Read More






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