By Guillermo Cardenas In his 2009 speech in Cairo, Barack Obama mentioned Cordoba: “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition”. Obama used al-Andalus as proof of the tradition of tolerance of Islam. In the context of the
By Zuzanna Mietlińska A modified version of the Star of David has allegedly been circulating in anti-COVID restrictions’ protests throughout Germany and the city of London. The yellow star with the now-incorporated word “ungeimpft” (german for “unvaccinated”) has started a heated debate on the Internet. Do people have a right
By Zuzanna Mietlińska Why Jews are overrepresented in competent positions It’s not anti-Semitic to ask why there is a disproportionate number of ‘economically successful’ people of Jewish origin in relation to their population. Jews make up more than 1/5th of the world’s Nobel Prize winners (including over 40% in economics)
By Zuzanna Mietlinska Ethiopian Jews have a 2000 years history of living in exile, outside the borders of Israel. Despite the pogroms (violent repression of ethnic/religious groups), forced conversions and many other forms of persecution, they have maintained their culture and religion throughout the centuries under the name ‘Beta Israel’.
By Zuzanna Mietlinska The following article presents a short introduction to the Jewish lifecycle – namely, the most important events for every practicing Jew – from birth to death, through circumcision, bar mitzvah and marriage. All these occasions are associated with a set of customs and practices, common to Jews