• Jerusalem store on Uasin Gishu plateau in East Africa

  • The synagogue in Kechene, Ethiopia

  • Grégory Gadebois and Denis Podalydès as Talmud scholars in the film #Jews

  • André Tchaikowsky’s opera The Merchant of Venice at the Bregenz Festival production

  • A barmitzvah gathering c.1930, in the London Mashadi community

  • 1980 Ordination at the radical Leo Baeck College

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JR OutLoud
Writer Samantha Ellis talks about how to write a romantic comedy for the 21st century.
Playwright Alix Sobler discusses her new play The Great Divide.
Listen to a guided audio tour of the Jewish Museum’s exhibition Jukebox, Jewkbox!

JR Blog
Former Israeli president Shimon Peres has died aged 93 - Colin Shindler pays tribute to one of the giants of Israeli politics.
Review: My Family: Not the Sitcom ★★★★ – David Baddiel finds the funny in losing his parents.
Review: King Lear ★★★★ – Antony Sher is every inch a king in Gregory Doran’s mighty production.


In our autumn issue:

  • Soviet sensation: The provocative art of Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid comes to the UK
  • Out of Africa: Jewish culture is blossoming in East Africa – from remote Ethiopian tribes to a bustling Nairobi synagogue
  • The JR poll – the top 20 best Jewish films: How did your votes compare to our panel made up of Mike Leigh and Jason Solomons amongst others
  • Safe space versus free speech: the crisis around debate at UK universities


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Where are you?
Jonathan Safran Foer’s new novel avoids the Big Questions, says novelist Adam Foulds


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The Left's Jewish problem
Colin Shindler on a new book that explores the background to the Labour Party’s antisemitism row

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