Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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Jewish reading recommendations

It is these expressions of Jewish life before the war - beset with jokes, neuroses, and anguish - which stay alive long after reading the texts. I would highly recommend.

La Vie en Rose: The new teacher

She entered with big doughy eyes and a welcoming self-effacing buzz-cut – making her seem above the superficial and the hair-possessing. She looks a...

Haute Kosher: The lady doth kvetch too much (or does she?)

kvetch  Etymology: Yiddish kvetshen to talk about something at great length and (often) in an annoying manner, semantic development (perhaps reflecting an extended use along...

Observing Oxford: Temple Lounge / Jamal’s

There must be something about slightly seedy Indian restaurants that lend themselves to niche Oxford traditions. Walking into Jamal’s or Temple Lounge on a...

Douze points: Looking ahead to Turin 2022

Now that we’re in March, the 2022 contest is only a couple of months away, and we’re really starting to get an idea of...

What’s happening in the chapel: The memory of COVID-19

“At least things are sort of normal now”. This seems to be the constant refrain of students, fellows and staff in the university as...

La Vie en Rose: Monstres innocents

“Quelles bizarreries ne trouve-t-on pas dans une grande ville, quand on sait se promener et regarder ? La vie fourmille de monstres innocents.”  (“What oddities...

Haute Kosher: Rediscovering a family

I never really thought to ask about my family. I knew that some of us came over from Russia, Ukraine, Poland – but I...

Haute Kosher: On the politicisation of Jewish identity: or, why sometimes...

CW: Antisemitism Being Jewish isn’t an easy gig. Or at least, it doesn’t always feel like it. That doesn’t mean I don’t also love being...

The how-to guide to Hilary: How to live your main character...

You may not have noticed, but they happen to be filming a movie in Oxford at the moment.  I remember Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...