Richard Ferrer

Richard Ferrer has been editor of the Jewish News for three years. He’s also worked at the Daily Mirror, Daily Mail and edited the Boston Jewish Advocate, America’s oldest weekly Jewish newspaper.

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Family and relatives of French Jew Yoav Hattab, a victim of the attack on kosher grocery store in Paris, gather around a symbolic coffin for his funeral procession in the city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel

Are these the darkest days for Europe’s Jews since the Holocaust?

While French Jews emigrate in record numbers, those in Britain are increasingly jittery

Jewish men walk along the street in the Stamford Hill area of north London
A rioter throws a stone towards riot police following a pro-Palestinians demonstration, in Sarcelles, north of Paris

We ignore the new anti-Semitism taking hold at our peril

As Europe prepares to mark the 75th anniversary of the Second World War, the warning signs from history are hauntingly familiar

Richard Ferrer: The truth about my 'attempt to entrap Muslims'

It never happened, but that didn't stop the trolls from attacking

A man thinks long and hard about his irrational responses to everyday life

I’m not a racist, but sometimes I think like one

I've never said anything racist in my life, but every so often I'll have offensive and irrational thoughts. What should I do?

David Cameron is right to back kosher: Judaism places immense value on animal welfare

The Prime Minister isn't pandering to Britain’s faiths, studies have shown shechita is a preferable method to stunning

Film adaptation of 'The Book Thief'

The release of The Book Thief marks another step in cinema taking a more rounded view of World War Two

In recent years, some films have offered an alternative perspective on the tragedy

Former concentration camp prisoners attend a ceremony at the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, on Holocaust Day, January 27, 2014. The ceremony took place 69 years after the liberation of the death camp by Soviet troops, in rememberance of the victims of the Holocaust.

Holocaust Memorial Day is as much about the future as the past

As we approach a time when there will be no more survivors, focus is intensifying on recording their stories and learning the lessons of then – for now

Don't listen to Cameron: Tottenham’s Jewish fans should not let their hearts rule their heads

When basic common sense should kick in, they condone a powerful and poisonous slur against them out of blind loyalty to a football team

Tottenham fans: Why get rid of Yid?

Chanting “Yiddos” can’t reclaim the term - it only goads opposing fans who need little excuse to lower themselves to the depths of racist abuse

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