british jewry

UK to allow places of worship to reopen, synagogues choose to stay closed

British Jewish leaders say they won’t reopen their synagogues until it is safe enough to host a minyan, or a quorum of 10 congregants.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
09/06/2020
British Jews
Jews make up 5% of coronavirus deaths in the UK

Jews make up just 0.3% of the population in the United Kingdom.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
26/03/2020
WHO IS facilitating antisemitism in London.
Transgender woman gives up legal fight to see her haredi Orthodox children

The family has remained unidentified in the British media.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
22/01/2020
The 102 bus at Muswell Hill
Teen fined £100 for setting Jewish man's hair on fire

"Are you Jewish? You can't be Jewish because you don't have horns," the boy said during the attack.

Victor Gollancz
Victor Gollancz’s attempt to stop the Holocaust

In 1943, Victor Gollancz attempted to stop the Holocaust by publishing his pamphlet "Let my people go". He describes the genocide against the Jews and encourages readers to take actions

By RAYMOND S. SOLOMON
15/01/2020
Labour MP Luciana Berger
Jewish MP Luciana Berger loses seat in House of Commons

Berger failed to unseat Mike Freer in Finchley and Golders Green, who, despite not being Jewish, is a popular figure with the local Jewish community.

United Kingdom
Prince Charles thanks, celebrates UK Jewry

Prince Charles described the links between the British monarchy and the country's Jewish community, which he described as something special.

06/12/2019
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reacts as he speaks about Labour's environmen
‘No, just say sorry,’ TV host implores of Jeremy Corbyn

Labour leader finally apologizes, but Jewish community says too little, too late

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reacts as he speaks about Labour's environmen
Labour releases video for minority groups, but forgets to include Jews

The Labour Party's latest campaign video claims the party values every identity group, but Jews are notable by their absence.

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