An excerpt from David Cesarani’s new biography of Benjamin Disraeli shows the British Prime Minister living in a time of innocence, before ‘race science’
Happy 200th birthday, you ‘hair-oil using, false-jewel wearing, tailorish non-gentlefolk.’ You’re one of us.
Labour leader responds to Daily Mail charge his immigrant father was disloyal
Plus the Israeli Embassy posts on BuzzFeed, and more in the news
The Jewish Speaker of the House that could’ve been.
Amid U.K. hacking scandal, Jewish Labour leader thrives
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Man Booker winner Howard Jacobson talks about English anti-Semitism, ping-pong, and the seriousness of Jewish jokes
Paging Jeb Bush!
The prime minister with a song in his heart
And Israel is an issue
Simon Doonan Says So
Plus Disraeli rocks, taking Iran seriously, and more in the news
The founder of modern conservatism is needed now more than ever
Gertrude Himmelfarb charts Victorian novelist George Eliot’s road to philo-Semitism
A politician who broke the mold (it’s not who you think)
Benjamin Disraeli’s remarkable political career.
Decades before Herzl, Benjamin Disraeli wrote a novel that grappled with Zionism
Pseudo-science helps a family straddle the Sephardi-Ashkenazi divide