Jewish World

Keir Starmer elected leader of British Labour Party

Has vowed to fight antisemitism in party

By Cnaan Liphshiz

(JTA) – A British lawmaker who has said that he supports Zionism will replace Jeremy Corbyn as the head of Britain’s Labour Party.

Keir Starmer, who managed the party’s Brexit approach under Corbyn, won 52 per cent of the vo…

The heartbreaking loneliness of mourning during a pandemic

This story originally appeared on Kveller.

By Jordana Horn

On Friday morning, my father-in-law died. He was a lucky man in general: He lived to 92, he got to meet his nine grandchildren, and he lived a full and happy life until the very end.

But it’s that “very end” that I want to w…

For young Jews away from their families, COVID-19 makes Passover hard

By Gabe Friedman

(JTA) – Randi Bergman isn’t sure of her Passover plans yet, but there’s a good chance she’ll be spending the holiday alone.

Bergman, a 34-year-old freelance fashion writer, lives alone in what she calls a junior one-bedroom apartment in downtown Toronto. The setup …

When COVID-19 came to my New York Jewish community

By Shuli Karkowsky

Six months ago, after giving birth to a beautiful son (our third!), we gave up on the delusion of being a cool urban family and moved from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to New Rochelle, in New York’s suburban Westchester County.

We joined a local shul, Young Israel …

Remembering an inspiring Israeli hero

Shai Sagi, one of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s shinshinim from Israel, remembers Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon.

On February 1, we commemorated the anniversary of the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, which exploded during re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere following a 16-day science a…