United Kingdom

UK Jews, Muslims Stand Firm Amid Ominous Currents

In a time of growing Islamist threat, members of the two faiths have carved out a unique relationship.

01/13/2016 - 08:50
Staff Writer

Bradford, England — The only remaining synagogue in this one-time textile hub was in danger of closing a few years ago — until the city’s Muslim community stepped in to save it.

Rudi Leavor, left, Jani Rashid, right. Photos by Steve Lipman/JW

UK Will Stop Arms Sale To Israel Should Fighting Resume

08/12/2014 - 20:00

The United Kingdom will not allow a weapons sale to Israel to move forward should Israel and Hamas continue fighting once a three-day truce expires.

17th-Century Haggadah Found In Food Container Sells At Auction

11/24/2013 - 19:00
Web Editor

Truly, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Former British PM Margaret Thatcher, 'Staunch Friend of Israel,' Dies At 87

04/07/2013 - 20:00

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was considered a good friend of Israel despite a rocky relationship with Prime Minister Menachem Begin, has died.

Mrs. Thatcher died Monday after suffering a stroke. She was 87. Mrs. Thatcher suffered from dementia at the end of her life, which was dramatized in the 2011 movie "The Iron Lady," starring Meryl Streep as Thatcher.

Margaret Thatcher with Menachem Begin, with whom she shared an uneasy alliance in the 1980s. Photo via thejc.com

Why LimmudUK Draws 2,000 People:A First-Hand Report

Coventry, England -- If you want to know why Limmud -- the grassroots, all-volunteer, non-denominational organization that fosters Jewish religious study, culture, history and more -- is now active in 55 communities around the world, come to LimmudUK, the granddaddy of them all.

The whole movement started here in England 30 years ago this week as an antidote for Jews who had little to do during Christmas week, when much of the country shuts down. Why not do Jewish together?

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