Are Muslims the New Jews?

Are Muslims the New Jews?20 Feb 2017

Are the parallels ever appropriate? JEU columnist Armin Langer shares his thoughts »

Europe and Jews: 2017

Europe and Jews: 201716 Jan 2017

It appears that the lines defining 'the other' are shifting with the rise of populism on the European political stage. Where will that leave the Jewish community in 2017? Armin Langer offers an analysis.

Exhibition: Hungarian Lions of Judah in Galicia

Exhibition: Hungarian Lions of Judah in Galicia14 Dec 2016

Hungarian Lions of Judah - exhibition on Jewish participation in Austro-Hungarian army opens in Galicia Jewish Museum.

Our homeland, the text

Our homeland, the text23 Sep 2016

Rabbi Howard Cooper:"The Talmud was a Euro-text centuries before the European Union was dreamed up." In light of the rise of right-wing nationalism across Europe, we are reminded of our centuries-old belonging to a trans-national community, neither dependent on, nor limited by, nationality.

Broken Mirrors

Broken Mirrors15 Jul 2016

‘Where have we Muslims gone wrong?’ another speaker, a cleric asked his audience rhetorically. It’s a brave and bold question that each one of us must ask on behalf of our own community. We should own our inner darkness. No-one can ask that question or provide an answer more adequately than ourselves.

In Search of a Jewish Space

In Search of a Jewish Space09 Jun 2016

I don’t know about you, but for the past couple of years, I’ve felt in need of some window-shopping across the European Jewish landscape. The offer appeared plentiful: religious life, educational programmes, student groups, cause-focused non-profits, leadership seminars, Israel/or Israel-related things - you name it. However, I just couldn’t seem to find the right fit.

What is it that we are used to, and what is it that we want of our Jewish spaces today?

Covenant, Community and Caring

Covenant, Community and Caring27 May 2016

Of course as a community, we hope and want to see the very best of ourselves. Yet there is a darker side to community as well. Who is in and who is out? Who participates and who is jettisoned? Who leads and who follows? This is part of the central question of what kind of a community we want to be. 

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