Pray Against the Arms Trade

וְכִתְּת֨וּ חַרְבוֹתָ֜ם לְאִתִּ֗ים וַחֲנִיתֽוֹתֵיהֶם֙ לְמַזְמֵר֔וֹת לֹא־יִשָּׂ֨א ג֤וֹי אֶל־גּוֹי֙ חֶ֔רֶב וְלֹֽא־יִלְמְד֥וּ ע֖וֹד מִלְחָמָֽה׃ And they shall beat their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning hooks: Nation shall not take up Sword against nation; They shall never again know war.” – Isaiah 2:4 Every two years, for one week, all the world’s most despotic regimes Read more about Pray Against the Arms Trade[…]

Ruth and Naomi

Chag sameach everybody, the festival of Shavuot starts this evening! Traditional ways to observe Shavuot include going to shul, staying up all night to read Torah, eating an absolute crapload of cheese, and reading the Book of Ruth. This year we present to you an exclusive, alternative, slightly NSFW Book of Ruth (and Naomi). Cut yourself a nice Read more about Ruth and Naomi[…]

Jewdas Go Cycling – Oy Velo!

Join Jewdas crew for a relaxed leisurely cycle (with regular stops for tea and cake). Everyone welcome. Meeting at the Cable Street Mural (236 Cable Street, E1 0BL) Distance: roughly 5 miles (with optional earlier stop at Shadwell) over mainly flat surface. Bring snacks, two wheels and lets go cycling  

BIRTHWRONG IS BACK! Marseille, April 28 – May 1 2017

Hola, mes amis! (See what I did there?) Two years ago, Jewdas launched a Birthwrong trip to Andalusia, to visit MI, Rabbi Moses ben Maimonides, el Rambam myself! It went PRETTY GREAT thanks for asking, with mucho vino, a lovely havdallah, May Day marching, coffee with some communists in Marinaleda, a tour of Jewish Seville Read more about BIRTHWRONG IS BACK! Marseille, April 28 – May 1 2017[…]

BREAKING: Discovery of 1939 message of ‘congratulations’ from Board of Deputies to General Francisco Franco

One of Geoffrey Cohen’s research assistants was in the archives of the Board of Deputies yesterday, and uncovered this curio from the public affairs file. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the response of a Jewish community leader at what, in retrospect, turned out to be a momentous event in our history. Who knows what further research may uncover! Read more about BREAKING: Discovery of 1939 message of ‘congratulations’ from Board of Deputies to General Francisco Franco[…]