How it feels to be Jewish today amidst the resurgence of anti-Semitism
Being a Jew in London has always been complicated. I was born in Hackney, a place where the mix of cultures and ethnicities was part of who we all were, and where my Jewish mum and English dad raised a tall, blue-eyed boy who could still taste the shtetl in his Yiddish-speaking grandma’s chicken soup. This was my identity summarised: an immigrant kid at home, an English lad outside it. It’s a hyphenated identity all ethnic minorities feel sharply.