Times of London ‘reveals’ huge influx of Haredi Jews to Oxford University

The Times of London photo choice is consistent with a curious pattern within the broader British media, whereby reports about Jews - in both Israel and the diaspora - are illustrated with photos depicting Haredim. More relevant to the article in question, it should be stressed that Haredim represent an extremely small percentage of British Jews.

Here’s the photo chosen by Times of London editors to illustrate an Aug. 3rd story titled ‘Labour suppressed antisemitic reports at Oxford University’.

haredi oxford

Some on Twitter were quick to point out the bizarre photo choice:

https://twitter.com/EylonALevy/status/760944961768546304

Of course, as most surely know, Jews at Oxford University look more like this:

real

Indeed, the Times of London photo choice is consistent with a curious pattern within the broader British media, whereby reports about Jews – in both Israel and the diaspora – are illustrated with photos depicting Haredim.  Relevant to the article in question, it should be stressed that Haredim represent a very small percentage of British Jews. 

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Stats via Jewish People Policy Institute

Well, evidently in response to social media criticism, Times of London changed replaced the photo. Here’s how the article now appears:

new pic times

We’re glad they made the change, but are still curious about one thing: is there really a dearth of photos depicting non-Haredi Jewish students in the UK?

 

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