The Return of the Jews to York

Nov. 12 2019

Six years ago, a few dozen Jews in the English city of York founded a congregation—which, for lack of a synagogue, holds services in a Quaker meeting house—and are now seeking to hire a part-time rabbi. The person chosen will be York’s first rabbi in over 700 years. Until 1978, Jews generally avoided the city, notorious because of the anti-Jewish riot that took place there in the wake of the coronation of Richard the Lionheart. A dirge commemorating the event remains part of the Tisha b’Av liturgy for many Ashkenazi communities the world over. David Horovitz writes:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, British Jewry, Crusades

 

Better to Undermine Iran’s Nuclear Program Than to Conclude Another Bad Deal

July 14 2020

Last Friday, yet another mysterious explosion rocked a military site in the Islamic Republic, in what seems to be a coordinated attempt to sabotage Iranian nuclear ambitions—although there remains a possibility that these incidents could be accidental, and related only by coincidence. For their part, the ayatollahs have blamed Israel, and not unreasonably. Eli Lake comments on what this all means for the future of American attempts to limit the Iranian nuclear program:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, Israeli Security, U.S. Foreign policy