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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Neo-Nazis march in London

I'm taking my Jewish kids to a vile neo-Nazi rally in London this weekend – because I want them to learn about free speech

Even the worst people in the world are allowed to say awful things so long as there’s no biting or kicking

'Tony Blair wants to criminalise stupidity – where does that end?'

Take it from this Jewish fan of yours, Tony Blair – making Holocaust denial illegal would be your biggest mistake since Iraq

People have every right to be outed as idiots, but it’s those who blur the truth who we should really be worried about

I'm a British Jew – and wouldn't dream of following Netanyahu's advice to flee for Israel

My desire to move starts and stops at a week's holiday in Tel Aviv

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

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