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  • The Ferocious Battles for Israel on Western Campuses

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    December 1, 2014 | 9:40 am

    The Jewish State is fighting wars for its very survival against barbarous, genocidal foes like Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran. But far outside the Middle East ferocious battles are being fought on the campuses of the world’s great Universities for Israel’s reputation and good name. The...

  • Selfie Spirituality

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 17, 2014 | 5:23 pm

    Alan Morinis was an accomplished film producer running a large, publicly traded communications company in Canada, when, one day, his house of cards crumbled.

    “I was selling too many stories,” Morinis told me when we met in a cozy corner of a Hollywood Starbucks not long ago. 

  • Oxford students reject boycott Israel motion

    February 27, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    A motion calling for blanket sanctions against Israel was rejected by the Oxford University Students’ Union.

    According to the website of Britain’s Union of Jewish Students, the OUSU measure calling for the Oxford student union to boycott Israeli institutions, goods and produce...

  • Oxford medieval cemetery marked

    July 6, 2012 | 10:07 am

    A Jewish heritage committee in Oxford marked a medieval Jewish cemetery in the university town.

    The burial site, not in use since the 1290 expulsion of the Jews from Britain, is located in the city’s Rose Garden, and was identified by Pam Manix, a historian and a member of Oxford...

  • Oxford club members resign over anti-Semitism

    November 6, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    Four members of the Oxford University Conservative Association have resigned over anti-Semitism and snobbery.

    The four senior members said they were quitting the assocation after members sang a song with a Nazi theme during an evening meeting billed as “port and policy,” the...

  • Circumcision critic has Board links

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 16, 2011 | 2:37 pm

    A woman who called for circumcision to be banned is an associate of the Board of Deputies, TheJC.com reports from England.

    Rebecca Steinfeld, the under-35 observer for New West End Synagogue, referred to circumcision as “male genital mutilation” in an article she co-authored in the...

  • Working-class lads vie for Oxford in ‘History Boys’

    By Tom Tugend

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Posner, one of eight freshly minted British high school graduates in "The History Boys," summarizes his life in a couple of lines.

    "I'm a Jew," he says. "I'm small. I'm homosexual. And I live in Sheffield. I'm f....d." The lines hint at the tone of the movie, which happily features...

  • Read All About It

    By Rob Eshman

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The very thought of editors of Jewish publications gathering in an Oxford manor house cries out for a Rodney Dangerfield punch line.

    Yarnton Manor was once a holding of the Spencer-Churchill family, as in Princess Diana and Sir Winston. Juxtapose its dark wood-paneled rooms and...