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Dave Rich

Dr. Dave Rich is Director of Policy at the Community Security Trust and is a leading expert on left-wing antisemitism, according to The Jewish Chronicle. He is an associate research fellow at the Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, where he completed his PhD. He is the author of The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Antisemitism.
Jewish Pride Amid Rising Hate
Why, after all this time, are we still talking about antisemitism? Can we instead embrace empowerment? In Reclaiming Our Story: The Pursuit of Jewish Pride educator Ben M. Freeman calls for a rejection of the shame of anti­semitism imposed on Jews by the non-Jew­ish world and looks into the long history of internalised anti-Jewishness. In Everyday Hate CST head of policy Dave Rich asks how ‘never again’ has given way to rising hate cr...
The Left’s Jewish Problem
In his thought-provoking new work, The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Anti-Semitism, Dave Rich offers a judicious analysis of the Left’s increasingly controversial ‘Jewish problem’. He examines the widening gulf between British Jews and the anti-Israel left and, based on fresh academic research, demonstrates that while the election of Jeremy Corbyn may have thrown a harsher spotlight on the crisis, it is by no means a recent phenomenon. In conversation with journalis...
Jewish Pride
You can buy a ticket to watch this past event until 31st March 2021 by clicking here “The Jewish journey is not just about fighting antisemitism. It is about rejecting the shame of antisemitism. Rejecting the non-Jewish world’s inaccurate definitions of what it means to be a Jew.” So writes Ben M. Freeman in his call-to-arms Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People. I...
Ridley Road: Fighting the Fascists
50 years after its formation, the story of the anti-fascist 62 Group – the successor to the 43 Group, two veterans of which joined us at Jewish Book Week 2020 – remains relevant, as shown by the huge interest in the BBC1 drama Ridley Road, which took its name from a well-known fascist meeting place and site of several battles.  Jo Bloom, on whose novel the miniseries was based, is joined by Dr Dave Rich, director of policy at the Community Security Trust (CST) a...