On this day…in 1943

All resistance in the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw ended after 28 days of fighting. In his operational report, the local SS commander, Brigadier Juergen Stroop, said the uprising began on 19 April when SS, police and Wehrmacht units using tanks and other armoured vehicles entered the ghetto to take Jews to the railway station for … [Read the full story]

Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

Rushing around this afternoon because someone had collapsed ion the office. Anyway in the middle of getting this sorted, one of the many Drongo’s who I have the misfortune to share the planet, let alone the office AND being sidled up to me (he’s one of those people who stand far too close) and in … [Read the full story]

Hitler clothes shop upsets Jews

A men’s clothes store in India is being asked to change its name after the chosen ‘Hitler’ upset the local community. Proprietor Rajesh Shah claims he was unaware that the name may cause offence as it derives from a nickname given to his business partner’s grandfather. The ‘Hitler’-store has provoked outrage among residents and the … [Read the full story]

Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

Was told by a friend recently that I reminded them of Topol from Fiddler On The Roof. I asked them how on earth I could I remind them of a bearded 19th century Jewish farmer in Tsarist Russia? “Easy”, they replied, “Whenever I mention anything new to you, your face and reply reminds me of … [Read the full story]

Model speaks out about abuse from Jewish husband

A mother of four has spoken out about her ordeal at the hands of an Orthodox Jewish community- saying she was trapped in an abusive arranged marriage for six years. Pearlperry Reich, 30, says she was pushed into an arranged marriage with Sinai Meir Sholz in her home of Borough Park in Brooklyn, New York … [Read the full story]

Nude activist brings Egypt into 21st century

When an Egyptian activist posted a nude picture of herself online in protest at the lack of freedom of expression, it sparked outrage in her country. Now, a group of women in Israel have also stripped off in a show of solidarity. Inspired by 20-year-old Aliaa Elmahdy, the 40 Israelis posed naked for a ‘copycat’ … [Read the full story]

Gwyneth the atheist wants her kids raised as Jews

But now Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed she wants to raise her children in the Jewish faith, following an appearance on the ancestry programme Who Do You Think You Are?   The American actress, whose late father was Jewish film producer Bruce Paltrow, was moved to discover earlier this year on the show that her family came … [Read the full story]

The next time it’s the end of the world…sit back and have a smoko

I used to be a witness but gave it up after three explicit dates for the end of the world came and went, without a single flash of lightning or a thunder bolt…and then went back to smoking. Last weekend I waited up in anticipation of some strange phenomenon of people disappearing into the clouds. The … [Read the full story]