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03/06/2014
On the 30th of May, Sussex University students voted down a boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions. Sussex was the first university union to have a boycott of Israeli goods in place, as...
Miriam Steiner
13/05/2014
‘So, how was the trip?’ Addressing this question elicited a different response each time it was asked. Depressing? Horrifying? Shocking? After visiting Majdanek, Belzec, Auschwitz-Birkena...
Gabriella Soffer
04/04/2014
On the evening of the 25th of March, my student union, KCLSU, passed a motion promoting BDS. I now feel less attached to my university  than ever before and a whole lot more alienated. Thankfully...
Liina Otsalu
31/03/2014
Joe Cohen is winner of the esteemed Alan Senitt Outstanding Contribution to Campus Life Award at this year's UJS Student Awards. As president of Nottingham J-Soc, Joe was an influential leader who to...
Joe Cohen
27/03/2014
It is a tragedy that some Jewish students feel unable to take part in their university’s Jewish Society. J-Socs are supposed to be our home away from home: somewhere we can go for kosher meat, f...
Gabriel Webber, Brighton & Sussex J-Soc
26/03/2014
Over the past four years at university, including the two years that I was J-Soc President, I have become known amongst Imperial J-Soc for my eagerness in organising J-Soc trips abroad. It all starte...
Noah Nathan
25/03/2014
Recently, I was honoured with the opportunity to be part of the delegation representing UJS at the 2013-14 World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) congress in Jerusalem, Israel. WUJS is the global umbre...
Nathan Abraham, University of Greenwich
25/03/2014
A few weeks ago at Warwick University, there was a talk about feminism, the “other” F-word. It is beyond doubt that for some people, the label “feminist” carries certain negati...
Jordan Jacobs
24/03/2014
As part of the Muslim-Jewish Forum at Durham University, J-Soc member Emily Sherr organised for Teach First to meet Muslim and Jewish students and discuss the connection between teaching and the Islam...
Ben Kasstan
21/03/2014
I’ve always found the term ‘apartheid’ to be a heinous word; much like my reaction upon hearing the word slavery, each syllable brings me to a cringe: my mind painting a picture of a...
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