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  • Freedom! (from pants)

    August 3, 2016 | 3:17 pm

    For hundreds of years, Jewish people have been living in Scotland, completely nude. Well, nude of their own tartan, anyway. They may as well have been completely naked by Scottish standards.

    In Scotland, every tribe has its own tartan, a cloth woven with various colors and...

  • In a post-Brexit Scotland, Jews warm up to a rising nationalist party

    July 5, 2016 | 12:06 pm

    The last time that Scotland voted on whether to become independent from the United Kingdom, most of its 7,000 Jews thought doing so was a bad idea.

    Worried that Scottish independence would encourage nationalism and embolden an already aggressive anti-Israel movement with deep...

  • ‘Kosher’ tartan celebrates Scottish, Jewish heritage

    March 29, 2016 | 3:01 pm

    A Scottish rabbi has created what he says is the world’s only “kosher” tartan, a plaid fabric pattern that represents both Scottish and Jewish heritage.

    Rabbi Mendel Jacobs has registered the design with the Scottish Tartans Authority and is selling various wool Judaica items...

  • Ahead of historic vote, many Scottish Jews wary of independence

    September 15, 2014 | 12:32 pm

    Bright blue signs scream “Yes” while red ones urge “No, thanks” in the streets of Scotland’s largest city just days before a vote on whether to secede from the United Kingdom.

    But at Frank Angell’s house, his windows are empty and his yard is bare.

    A former local council...

  • Why Scottish Jews are nervous about independence referendum

    September 10, 2014 | 12:09 pm

    Whenever I did something wrong in school my teachers would shake their heads and mutter to each other, with feeling, “Her mother’s English, you know,” in a sort of well-the-poor-girl-can’t-help-it tone of voice. The general ethos was that Scotland, and Scottish education, was...

  • This week in power: Syria airstrikes, Scottish church, Beck comparison, Hawking retreat

    By Danny Groner

    May 9, 2013 | 3:51 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Serious about Syria
    "Israeli airstrikes in Syria on Iranian weapons destined for Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia could be seen as heralding wider international involvement in Syria’s...