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London’s Belz Community Under Fire After Ban on Female Drivers

Local women’s organization feels ‘privileged’ by ‘standards of refinement, morality and dignity’

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The Spy Who Bent a Million Spoons

Israeli mentalist Uri Geller’s mind-over-matter philosophy of life

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Can You Still Be Jewish on the British Left?

Labour voters forced to choose between their party and their support for Israel: Part four of Tablet’s series on anti-Semitism in the U.K.

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Attack in the London Shtetl

Drunk Brits violently storm a synagogue in ultra-Orthodox Stamford Hill

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A Very Different Kind of War Story

The tales we want to hear from our relatives are not always the tales they want to tell us

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Chimen Abramsky’s House of Twenty Thousand Books

A new memoir by the grandson of a Russian bibliophile is also a great intellectual history of the 20th century

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The Merchant of Vegas, Onstage in London

Shakespeare’s prickly classic gets a timely update in new production

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London Hugs Paddington Bear

As Britons welcome a new screen adaptation, author Michael Bond muses on the bear’s quasi-Jewish roots

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Portrait of Orthodox Girl in Synagogue Wins International Photography Award

‘Chayla in Shul’ will be displayed in London’s National Portrait Gallery

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Russell Brand: The Next Mahmoud Abbas?

The British comedian wants to run for London mayor. He’s a better fit to run the Palestinian Authority.

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Jack the Ripper: Not Jewish After All

DNA expert says new evidence identifying Aaron Kosminski doesn’t hold up

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New Book Claims Jack the Ripper Was Jewish

DNA said to link Polish barber Aaron Kosminski to gruesome 1888 murders

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London Getting Life-Size Amy Winehouse Statue

Bronze tribute to be unveiled near the late singer’s Camden home next month

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Nazi Salute Gets Man Banned From London Area

Yelled ‘Heil Hitler’ by kosher restaurant on Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Israeli Restaurateurs Broaden Their Horizons With a New Eatery in London

The chefs who made Machneyuda into Jerusalem’s hottest ticket team up with British nightclub owners to open The Palomar

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What Artists Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon Have in Common

British author Robin Saikia looks back at the two artists’ work

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Thieves Smash Urn Containing Freud’s Ashes

Police looking for suspects in ‘despicable act by a callous thief’

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Finding Comfort in Synagogue—But Only When I’m on the Road

Overseas, I sought out ways to connect to the community, but when I came home, my old sense of alienation would quickly return

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London Rabbi Cleared of Sex Abuse Charges

Police drop investigation into allegations against Chaim Halpern

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On the 40th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, Israel’s Top Spymasters Face Off

Zvi Zamir and Eli Zeira reckon with history in Tel Aviv after four decades of feuding over the surprise attack

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Forget Who Is a Jew. For British Soccer Fans, Question Is, Can You Be a Yid?

For decades, Tottenham Spurs fans have used the slur as a badge of pride. Now the Football Association wants them to stop.

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A Simchat Torah Story From 1663 London

Samuel Pepys’ account of stumbling upon a lively synagogue service

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Was Chagall Actually Any Good? The French and British Disagree.

A new show at the Jewish Museum in New York follows contrasting exhibits in Liverpool and Paris

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Glenn Greenwald Terrorizes Logic

On the Guardian columnist’s response to the terror attack in London

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A Sweet Deal for Honey & Co.

The Israeli owners of London’s intimate Middle Eastern restaurant score a six-figure cookbook deal

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Sundown: Boston Shuls Cancel Shabbat Services

Plus everything you need to know about Chechens

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The Very Real Jewish Exodus From France

French Jews are quietly moving to New York, London, and Israel

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Daybreak: Mayor Ed Koch (1924-2013)

Plus a suicide bomber strikes the United States Embassy in Turkey

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You Never Call, You Never Watch

U.K. reality show Jewish Mum of the Year hunts for the most unbearable person on Earth

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Israeli Band Invades Britain

Tel-Aviv-based band Men of North Country has become a neo-Mod sensation in London

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