In our current issue Oxford: Artists, academics, activists // A vibrant showcase of Jewish life

We’ve already explored Cambridge, so it’s only right we head to Oxford for this issue. Visit the city’s medieval past via a royal castle and England’s first ever coffee shop, walk in the footsteps of Einstein and discover Oxford’s Jewish story from treasures in the Ashmolean Museum and the current community. Elsewhere, we meet members of Extinction Rebellion Jews, tour the hidden Jewish cemetery of Plymouth and delve into the UK Jewish Film Festival highlights. Plus, see some amazing images of the lost Jews of Yemen in Sephardi Renaissance taken by artist Myriam Tangi in the 1980s. Have a look below for a sneak peek of what's inside our latest issue!


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Feature:  Protesters on London’s Waterloo Bridge at the Extinction Rebellion protests on 16 April.  ©Getty

Feature: Protesters on London’s Waterloo Bridge at the Extinction Rebellion protests on 16 April. ©Getty

FEATURE: WHY I BROKE THE LAW TO STOP THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Extinction Rebellion has never been far from the headlines over the past year as it has stepped up its campaign of civil disobedience over climate change. Now, it has its own Jewish chapter – XR Jews. Shulamit Morris-Evans tells us why she faced arrest to save the planet.

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