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"07.12.2016 18:51:03" thejc.com Natalie Portman reveals her 'secret' Christmas wish Israeli-born actress told TV presenter Jimmy Fallon she has never celebrated the festive season with a tree, but plans to do so this year Is this really "every Jew's secret wish"?
"07.12.2016 16:53:16" thejc.com South Africans end ban on women singing Women will be able to sing on stage at official Jewish commemorations of Yom Hashoah in South Africa after local groups take legal action
"07.12.2016 16:36:29" thejc.com Far-right blogger guilty of antisemitic abuse campaign against Jewish MP Lee HarpinDecember 7, 2016Far-right blogger guilty of antisemitic abuse campaign against Jewish MPA far-right blogger has been convicted of targeting Labour MP Luciana Berger with antisemitic hatred.Joshua Bonehill-Paine was found guilty of the racially Latest from the Old Bailey
"07.12.2016 13:51:16" thejc.com MPs break convention to applaud Holocaust survivor in Commons Lianne Kolirin December 7, 2016MPs break convention to applaud Holocaust survivor in CommonsA Holocaust survivor who celebrated her 90th birthday last week was applauded by MPs during Prime Minister's Questions today.Proceedings in the House of Commons
"07.12.2016 11:19:41" Timeline Photos COMPETITION TIME: Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show of your choice during the Ashley Blaker Israel tour. Simply 'like' the Ashley Blaker page and share this post to be entered into the draw. Competition ends at noon on Wednesday
"06.12.2016 10:42:48" thejc.com UJS to debate NUS split at conference | The Jewish Chronicle Delegates at this weekend's Union of Jewish Students conference will debate whether to suspend the organisation's working relationship with the National Union of Students. Two UJS members, Binyomin Gilbert, a student at Goldsmith's, and Avrahum
"06.12.2016 09:38:44" thejc.com 'Never forget', says Jeremy Corbyn on visit to Theresienstadt concentration camp | The Jewish Chronicle Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, has visited the site of a former concentration camp during a trip to Europe. Mr Corbyn posted images of himself at Theresienstadt, in the Czech Republic, alongside the message: “Never forget.” He toured the Nazi camp Jeremy Corbyn's act of remembrance at Shoah site
"04.12.2016 15:08:55" thejc.com Charity Commission criticised over inquiry into charity accused of antisemitism | The Jewish Chronicle Questions have been raised regarding the lack of proper action by the Charity Commission for England and Wales in regard to an organisation which has been accused of promoting antisemitism, homophobia and other forms of bigotry, with a call for it to be
"04.12.2016 15:06:56" thejc.com Swiss government suggests Jewish citizens should pay for their own security | The Jewish Chronicle The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (FSCI) has criticised the government of Switzerland for a report which appeared to acknowledge the potential dangers faced by Swiss Jews – before suggesting it was the responsibility of the Jewish community to
"04.12.2016 09:09:00" thejc.com Jews in north London warned over dysentery outbreak | The Jewish Chronicle Jews in north London have been urged to take extra hygiene precautions after an outbreak of dysentery was detected within the community. In recent months there has been an increase in school-aged children affected by the highly infectious disease,
"03.12.2016 09:53:01" thejc.com Heart disease is the UK's No.1 killer - here's how to beat it | The Jewish Chronicle The heart is a remarkable organ. It beats approximately 100,000 times a day, 35 million times a year - and at least three billion times over your lifetime if you live to the age of 80. Given that workload, it's perhaps surprising that it doesn't go wrong
"02.12.2016 17:40:01" thejc.com Spousal abuse is not unique to any one community: Chaya's ordeal could be yours | The Jewish Chronicle Chaya was beautiful, with the sweetest set of dimples I have ever seen. Wrapped up in a pink scarf, she was shy, nervous and polite when we met. I liked her immediately but found the initial distance unsettling given that we were both Jewish women in our
"02.12.2016 16:27:01" thejc.com No Fidelity: Castro's complex relationship with Israel | The Jewish Chronicle Last Shabbat, the prayer for the state of Israel was recited in the main Havana synagogue. It was also the day when the announcement was made of the passing of Fidel Castro, who had broken off diplomatic relations with Israel in 1973. This symbolised
"02.12.2016 15:15:54" thejc.com Much-loved children's author Jonny Zucker dies aged just 49 | The Jewish Chronicle Tributes have been paid to Jonny Zucker, the award-winning children's author, who has died, aged 49. Mr Zucker, who wrote more than 50 books, worked as a teacher and also performed stand-up comedy, before turning to writing full-time.
"01.12.2016 16:22:17" thejc.com Mitzvah Day Extra - More of your pictures from around the UK | The Jewish Chronicle Mitzvah Day 2016 involved over 40,000 volunteers, including some 25,000 in the UK, engaging in social action projects.There were 1,200 Mitzvah Day projects in the UK alone. There are many more pictures and reports in a 10-page Mitzvah Day special in your Dozens more Mitzvah Day photos - are YOU in here?
"01.12.2016 15:04:28" thejc.com UJS presidential candidate abused for pro-BDS stance | The Jewish Chronicle One of the candidates runnning for election as president of the Union of Jewish Students has been the target of abuse on social media over his support for a boycott of Israel. Eran Cohen, an undergraduate at the University of York, was called a
"01.12.2016 10:38:34" thejc.com Fire-ravaged Israelis 'may no longer be married' if crucial documents are destroyed | The Jewish Chronicle Families living in a wide swathe of Israel's southern flank – from the Dead Sea to Nahariya – have been affected by over 1,700 interconnected wildfires that have been raging for almost a month. But now they have an additional problem. They may no http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/166647/fire-ravaged-israelis-may-no-longer-be-married%E2%80%99-if-crucial-documents-are-dest
"30.11.2016 10:44:48" thejc.com Mitzvah Day around the UK | The Jewish Chronicle Mitzvah Day 2016 involved over 40,000 volunteers, including some 25,000 in the UK, engaging in social action projects. This year's UK event focused on on building bridges with interfaith projects throughout London and in Essex, Manchester, Leeds, A gallery of photos from Mitzvah Day events around the UK – are you in here?
"29.11.2016 17:27:50" thejc.com Labour has 'moral responsibility' to tackle antisemitism, says Tom Watson | The Jewish Chronicle Tom Watson, Labour's deputy leader, has said his party has a "moral responsibility" to tackle antisemitism among its members. He told guests at Labour Friends of Israel's annual lunch that he was ashamed of the incidents of Jew-hate among
"29.11.2016 12:00:00" thejc.com "This is probably the last election for me" Holocaust survivor warns against Austria's far-right party | The Jewish Chronicle Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer is a front-runner in the elections for Austria's new president. Hofer has done a great deal to rehabilitate the image of the party, which was originally formed by former SS officers and has been dogged by reports http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/166600/this-probably-last-election-me-holocaust-survivor-warns-against-austria%E2%80%99s-far
"29.11.2016 11:30:00" thejc.com Fires ...and forgiveness...in Israel | The Jewish Chronicle For one of the first times in years, Israel has been making headlines without being accused of terrorism, murder and apartheid. It's a shame it took 80, 000 families being displaced from their homes in Haifa alone to get the international community to
"29.11.2016 10:26:25" thejc.com Strictly recap: Judge Rinder escapes as Strictly judges finally condemn Ed Balls | The Jewish Chronicle Talk about a way to send you reeling into the working week. They may not have been the best celebrity dancers, but even so, seeing Judge Robert Rinder and Ed Balls plummet into the bottom two on Sunday evening was a sorry sight indeed. When it came to
"28.11.2016 19:26:04" thejc.com London cafe slammed for selling 'Nazi' smoothie | The Jewish Chronicle Community leaders have criticised a café for selling a smoothie with a swastika on the bottle. The “Nutzy” smoothie, which is a play on the word Nazi, was being sold for £3.95 in the Nin Com Soup shop inside Old Street Tube station in North London. Thanks to @campaignagainstantisemitism for the original spot.
"28.11.2016 17:44:10" thejc.com Kosher abattoir targeted by animal activists | The Jewish Chronicle A kosher abattoir has been targeted by a militant vegan protest group. The Kedassia abattoir in Hackney Wick, east London on was attacked on November 8, by a group calling themselves East London Chicken Save. The new group is part of an animal rights
"28.11.2016 16:15:01" thejc.com Investigation into 'antisemitic' attack on students at Cambridge University | The Jewish Chronicle A group of Jewish students were allegedly subjected to antisemitic abuse and attacked by members of a leading university's drinking club, it has been claimed. The Jewish academics were reportedly pushed, shoved and threatened after being targeted at a
"28.11.2016 14:55:42" thejc.com Tatiana Navka, wife of Vladimir Putin's press secretary, causes social media storm over Holocaust-themed dance routine | The Jewish Chronicle Tatiana Navka, wife of Vladimir Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, appeared on the Russian ice-skating themed reality show Ice Age this weekend in costumes designed to evoke the plight of Jewish concentration camp inmates.
"27.11.2016 19:04:01" thejc.com 'We found out we were Tay-Sachs carriers after our daughter was born' | The Jewish Chronicle At the beginning of this year, three months after the birth of their daughter Lia, north Londoners Lauren and Richard Kayser discovered they were both Tay-Sachs carriers. They then had to get Lia tested and waited an agonising two days before receiving
"27.11.2016 18:20:00" thejc.com Tanks, but no tanks - we don't need Tommy Robinson as a friend | The Jewish Chronicle It is three years since Tommy Robinson, the English Defence League founder, dropped the news that he was quitting the group in a move co-ordinated by the counter-extremism think-tank, Quilliam. His "defection" was cautiously welcomed, with the
"27.11.2016 15:52:01" thejc.com The onus is on my generation to remember the previous chapters in Anglo-Jewry's story. | The Jewish Chronicle When I left the JC as a full-time staff member, colleagues joked that the National Archives would be in mourning. While on the paper I spent plenty of time looking backwards, browsing the JC's now-175-year back issues, or exploring newly-released
"27.11.2016 15:06:00" thejc.com Investigation into 'antisemitic' attack on students at Cambridge University | The Jewish Chronicle A group of Jewish students were allegedly subjected to antisemitic abuse and attacked by members of a leading university's drinking club, it has been claimed. The Jewish academics were reportedly pushed, shoved and threatened after being targeted at a
"27.11.2016 13:17:00" thejc.com Fidel Castro's paradoxical relationship with Israel and Jews | The Jewish Chronicle Last Shabbat, the prayer for the state of Israel was recited in the main Havana synagogue. It was also the day when the announcement was made of the passing of Fidel Castro, who had broken off diplomatic relations with Israel in 1973. This symbolised As Fidel Castro dies aged 90, Colin Shindler looks at his relationship with Jews and Israel:
"27.11.2016 12:02:01" thejc.com Loyalty to our past has to come second to our loyalty to the future | The Jewish Chronicle In a culture resplendent with traditions, let me share one that is not universally adopted. Much like every minhag, it only applies to those of us who originate from specific geographies. But I'm not talking Poland, Portugal or Persia.
"27.11.2016 11:04:28" thejc.com Mitzvah Day is underway as thousands pledge to work together | The Jewish Chronicle Mitzvah Day is in full swing around the world with 40,000 volunteers, including 25,000 in the UK, engaging in social action projects. This year's UK event is focusing on building bridges with interfaith projects throughout London and in Essex, What are you doing for Mitzvah Day today?
"27.11.2016 09:28:01" thejc.com When women don't want to be mothers | The Jewish Chronicle Orna Donath, Israeli sociologist, sits in front of her laptop and lights a cigarette. ("Do you mind...?") I reassure her for the umpteenth time that the interview is being recorded, and that the recording will be kept until after publication of http://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-features/166457/when-women-dont-want-be-mothers
"26.11.2016 16:06:01" thejc.com Mitzvah Day helps us triumph over hatred | The Jewish Chronicle In November 2005, the UK was still coming to terms with the religiously motivated murder of 52 London commuters just a few months before. It was a time of intense suspicion and distrust, of almost unprecedented tension between the diverse communities
"26.11.2016 10:53:00" thejc.com Brace yourselves, British Jews - There's a demographic earthquake coming | The Jewish Chronicle I didn't sleep well on the night of November 8 and 9. I woke up several times, checking to see the latest results from the US presidential election each time. And, as it became increasingly clear what was happening, my thoughts turned to the obvious
"26.11.2016 10:00:00" thejc.com Genetic screening: The battle to raise awareness of life-threatening conditions | The Jewish Chronicle Perhaps you've heard of Tay-Sachs disease (TSD). Babies born with TSD develop normally until around three to four months, then experience rapid and progressive deterioration of the brain and nervous system. Affected children become blind, deaf and
"25.11.2016 19:43:03" thejc.com Review: Freud: In His Time and Ours | The Jewish Chronicle By Élisabeth Roudinesco (Trans: Catherine Porter) Harvard University Press, £25 'Of making many books there is no end," said Ecclesiastes, and that certainly seems to be true of books about Sigmund Freud.
"25.11.2016 18:41:00" thejc.com Orange hummus and kim-chi: only at Kosherfest | The Jewish Chronicle For those on the hunt for the very latest kashrut trends, Kosherfest, the world's biggest trade fair of its kind in New Jersey, is the place to start. The star product of this year's event, which took place November 15-16, was a kosher kim-chi, the http://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/food/166396/orange-hummus-and-kim-chi-only-kosherfest
"25.11.2016 17:40:01" thejc.com The multi-talented memory man | The Jewish Chronicle Laurence Geller is a passionate man. The Edgware-born, Chicago-based businessman is all jokes, charm, and bonhomie. But when it comes to his latest project, Geller is all conviction, angrily reeling off statistics about Alzheimer's disease and dementia, http://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-features/166456/the-multi-talented-memory-man
"25.11.2016 17:00:02" thejc.com The 9 most common Jewish genetic disorders: symptoms and prognosis | The Jewish Chronicle Tay-Sachs (1 in 25) Appear normal at birth. From 3-4 months progressive loss of neurological functioning. Typically fatal by age four Cystic fibrosis (1 in 25/27) Thick mucus production in the lungs and digestive system causing progressively severe
"25.11.2016 16:38:01" thejc.com Recipe: Date & pistachio granola bars | The Jewish Chronicle An easy and healthy snack to prepare – and a lifesaver when you're stuck for time and constantly on the run. Packed with goodness from sesame, sunflower and flax seeds. The tahini gives it a wonderful aroma. Makes: 16 bars Preparation: 30 mins Cooking: http://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/recipes/166479/recipe-date-pistachio-granola-bars
"25.11.2016 16:00:07" thejc.com Methodist church apologises for hosting talk by suspended Labour activist Jackie Walker | The Jewish Chronicle A church's decision to host a suspended Labour activist has been condemned by the Board of Deputies. Jackie Walker is under investigation by the party for comments she made in September about Holocaust Memorial Day.
"25.11.2016 15:22:36" thejc.com Vegan shmegan - can an animal-free diet be kosher? | The Jewish Chronicle A vegan life is one without roast chicken or matzah ball soup; chopped liver, herring or gefilte fish. If anyone tells you these dishes can be replaced by experimental tofu and seasoning, they're lying. I love food and have no time for faddy eaters, but, http://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/food/166480/vegan-shmegan-can-animal-free-diet-be-kosher
"25.11.2016 14:27:47" Timeline Photos The Friday infographic this week ties in with our 13-page genetics special
"23.11.2016 17:33:00" thejc.com Having hope in Trump is naive | The Jewish Chronicle Bill Kristol is a renegade Jew. This was the extraordinary headline on the Breitbart website, attacking Mr Kristol for his refusal to support Donald Trump.
"23.11.2016 17:05:02" thejc.com Orthodox group Aish raises more than £1m for education events in just one day | The Jewish Chronicle An online crowdfunding campaign for Aish UK has raised more than £1 million in 24 hours.
"23.11.2016 16:31:00" thejc.com JCoss teacher honoured for saving pupil's life | The Jewish Chronicle A PE teacher at a Jewish secondary school has received a prestigious award for saving the life of one of his pupils. Ashley White, a member of the physical education department at JCoSS School in Barnet, performed CPR on a Year 11 child who collapsed in
"23.11.2016 16:04:57" thejc.com Woman loses legal battle to move husband's remains to Israel 20 years after his death | The Jewish Chronicle A widow's long campaign to have her husband's remains exhumed and reburied in Israel has been thwarted by a top judge. Joseph Charazi was buried in a Jewish cemetery in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, more than 20 years ago but his wife Anne claims his dying
"23.11.2016 15:53:01" thejc.com Francois Fillon says Jews 'did not respect the law' | The Jewish Chronicle The man tipped to become France's conservative candidate in next year's presidential election has suggested that, historically, Jews did not respect the country's laws.
"23.11.2016 15:30:00" thejc.com Sadiq Khan to organise urgent police talks with Shomrim over antisemitic attacks | The Jewish Chronicle Hate crime against London's Orthodox Jewish community is under-reported, the Mayor of London has said. Sadiq Khan pledged to organise “urgently” a meeting between the Metropolitan Police and the Stamford Hill Shomrim volunteer security group in
"23.11.2016 14:29:00" thejc.com Family launch appeal after football player is paralysed in car crash | The Jewish Chronicle A family has launched a fundraising campaign for their son, after a car crash left him almost totally paralysed. Twenty-year-old Josh Gurvitz, a former JFS pupil, was a passenger in the car when it crashed on a road in Alabama on November 5. Mr Gurvitz,
"23.11.2016 13:17:11" thejc.com 'Lost' poem by Anne Frank to be sold at auction | The Jewish Chronicle A rare poem handwritten and signed by Anne Frank for her best friend's sister is set to be sold at auction later today. The poem, which is dated March 28, 1942, is being auctioned at the Bubb Kuyper auction house in the western Dutch town of Haarlem
"22.11.2016 15:29:21" thejc.com Would you apply for a German passport? | The Jewish Chronicle Can it be true? Seventy years after the scourge of Nazism which destroyed the face of Jewish Europe and changed the face of the world, we learn that the descendants of tens of thousands of German Jews who fled the most horrific era in modern history, are Our writer wonders if you would ask for German citizenship.
"22.11.2016 11:04:09" thejc.com Anti-Israel BDS activist is running as a candidate for the UJS presidency | The Jewish Chronicle One of the three candidates nominated for the position of president of the Union of Jewish Students is an anti-Zionist with a history of anti-Israel activism, it has emerged.
"21.11.2016 09:47:05" thejc.com Jonathan Arkush admits he got timing of Board's congratulations to Trump wrong | The Jewish Chronicle Jonathan Arkush, the president of the Board of Deputies, has admitted that his message of congratulations to Donald Trump hours after the United States presidential election was badly timed. But Mr Arkush rejected criticism from some communal figures who
"20.11.2016 13:09:01" thejc.com Teenage family trio get set for double premiere at concert | The Jewish Chronicle A trio of talented teenage Jewish musicians will be joined by world-renowned classical pianist Sam Haywood, jazz performer Cody Lee and magician Nathan Penlington at a charity concert on Sunday in aid of St John's Hospice. The young Jewish players,
"19.11.2016 16:01:01" thejc.com Israelis test potential cure for HIV | The Jewish Chronicle Scientists at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem have developed a drug that may lead to a cure for HIV. Professors Abraham Loyter and Assaf Friedler created a peptide which causes HIV cells to break up, without damaging other cells. This peptide, or
"19.11.2016 14:59:01" thejc.com Asylum-seekers' joy over school place | The Jewish Chronicle An Iraqi family claiming asylum in Britain are celebrating after winning a place at a Jewish primary school for their elder daughter. Sinan and Dena Nuuman, and daughters Yara, seven, and Liza, 16 months, had converted to Judaism after becoming part of
"19.11.2016 12:58:00" thejc.com Meet America's powerlifting 'Supergirl' | The Jewish Chronicle When she was just 10 years old, before she was even batmitzvah, Naomi Kutin broke a world record for squat lifts in the 97 lb division. The lithe schoolgirl from New Jersey managed the feat despite what some non-Jewish powerlifters might regard as
"19.11.2016 10:51:00" thejc.com Fleeing Trump? Come to Canada for Yiddish and better brisket | The Jewish Chronicle Yes, it's true that well over 70 per cent of America's six million Jews did not vote for Donald Trump. But for those who cannot bear the thought of enduring at least four years under President-elect Trump's bellicose orange hair and are considering
"18.11.2016 16:50:01" thejc.com Recipe: Herbed geﬁlte ﬁsh | The Jewish Chronicle Jeffrey says: "One of the things that drew us to gefilte fish was that it stood as a symbol of resourcefulness - how far a single fish could be stretched to feed an entire family. It had a practical aspect, too. On the Sabbath, Jews are prohibited
"18.11.2016 15:38:12" thejc.com Ten design teams will compete to win right to create National Holocaust Memorial | The Jewish Chronicle The government has announced the designers who will compete to create the new National Holocaust Memorial. Ten teams, selected from almost 100 entries from 26 countries, will submit designs for the memorial and learning centre which is to be built next
"18.11.2016 11:39:43" thejc.com Jodi Picoult - The book that changed me | The Jewish Chronicle There are authors, best-selling authors, and then there's Jodi Picoult. Her books debut on the New York Times best-seller list at number one and replicate that success across the world - there are estimated to be 40 million of her books in print today Read our absorbing interview with Jodi Picoult - and win tickets to hear her speak in London
"18.11.2016 11:07:22" thejc.com United Synagogue rabbi defends restrictions on partnership minyan leaders | The Jewish Chronicle The rabbi of one of the largest United Synagogue congregations has today explained why leading members of partnership minyans – traditional services where women take some prayers - should be excluded from some activities in his synagogue.
"17.11.2016 18:23:00" thejc.com I was banned from teaching at the London School of Jewish Studies - and you need to know why | The Jewish Chronicle On Thursday 30 July 2015, I was informed that I had been banned from teaching at the London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS). Since October that year, following Chief Rabbi Mirvis's warning against “inappropriate” speakers, my offers to teach in the
"17.11.2016 17:45:01" thejc.com The unstoppable rise of Jewish schools | The Jewish Chronicle There are six times more children at Jewish schools in Britain today than there were in their grandparents' generation, despite the decline in the British Jewish population over the same period.
"17.11.2016 17:00:01" thejc.com Why every Israeli hospital may one day have its own pig farm | The Jewish Chronicle When the BBC reported earlier this year that American scientists had injected human stem cells into pigs in the hope of growing organs for transplant, some Jews inevitably baulked at the word "pig".
"17.11.2016 15:52:28" thejc.com Film review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | The Jewish Chronicle Sequels are generally less highly-regarded than their predecessors. Any wiseacre can find you a few films with '2' in the title that improve on the original, but it's even easier to find a whole lot more movies that don't. http://www.thejc.com/arts/film/166200/film-review-fantastic-beasts-and-where-find-them
"17.11.2016 12:48:19" thejc.com Reflections of a derby that failed to light my fuse | The Jewish Chronicle The Emirates Stadium hosted the 184th north London derby on Sunday, in what was a rather unremarkable affair. Arsenal and Spurs were evenly matched as the latter extended their unbeaten run, while Liverpool climbed to top of the division after taking Our football blogger reports from the Spurs - Arsenal derby.
"17.11.2016 11:14:55" thejc.com David Miliband: 'My feelings about the position of the Labour Party are of great distress' | The Jewish Chronicle David Miliband has ruled out the possibility of returning to the UK and seeking to re-enter British politics, at least for the time being. “The idea that Labour and antisemitism are in the same sentence is a shocking state of affairs. And I think it's very important to say that there's evidently been a problem and it needs to be addressed."
"17.11.2016 10:13:39" thejc.com The JC Leader: Trump is no friend of the Jews. | The Jewish Chronicle A week after the shock of Donald Trump's election victory, many of us are still scrambling to comprehend the implications.
"16.11.2016 18:29:06" thejc.com Labour branch chair 'praised activist suspended over antisemitism' | The Jewish Chronicle A Labour activist suspended from the party after posting a succession of antisemitic articles on social media has received praise for his hard-work - from his local Labour branch chairman. Witnesses told how Mark Hope, chair of the Walthamstow Labour
"16.11.2016 18:23:01" thejc.com Democrats back Chuck Schumer as minority leader in the Senate | The Jewish Chronicle Chuck Schumer has been elected as the minority leader of the Democratic Party in the US Senate, making him the first Jewish politician to head a party in Congress. The 65-year-old New Yorker will succeed Harry Reid, the Nevada Senator who is retiring
"16.11.2016 17:12:16" thejc.com MPs urge 'celebration' of Balfour centenary during Westminster debate | The Jewish Chronicle British MPs have taken part in a "Centenary of the Balfour Declaration" debate in Westminster, with strong support expressed for the document that paved the way for the establishment of the State of Israel. http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/166106/mps-urge-celebration-balfour-centenary-during-westminster-debate
"16.11.2016 11:18:52" thejc.com Phillipe Sands win £30,000 Baillie Gifford prize | The Jewish Chronicle Leading human rights lawyer Philippe Sands has won the £30,000 Baillie Gifford literature prize for his compelling family memoir East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. Professor Sands received the prestigious award at
"16.11.2016 10:52:16" thejc.com Exclusive clip: Logan Lerman in Indignation | The Jewish Chronicle Based on the 2008 Philip Roth novel, Indignation is the story of a brilliant young scholar at an Ohio college in the early 1950s.
"15.11.2016 16:49:54" thejc.com Ask Hilary: A novel problem, and an inter-faith wedding | The Jewish Chronicle Q My daughter has had her fair share of troubles, but has come through them after time in rehab. Now she is writing a novel based on her life.She is so happy and enthusiastic, it is wonderful to see. She is determined to get it published, and has had
"15.11.2016 15:49:43" thejc.com Tom Watson leads Labour delegation to Yad Vashem memorial | The Jewish Chronicle Tom Watson, Labour's deputy leader, led a delegation of MPs on a trip to Israel today, saying he wanted to pay respects on behalf of his party at Yad Vashem. Mr Watson was photographed in Jerusalem laying a wreath at the Hall of Remembrance on behalf of
"15.11.2016 09:35:32" thejc.com Howard Jacobson and Rose Tremain on JQ Wingate Prize long-list | The Jewish Chronicle Bosnian-American, British, Israeli, Palestinian and German authors are among those on the long-list for the 2017 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, announced today. Fourteen authors selected from over 70 entries will compete for the £4,000 prize -
"14.11.2016 17:59:01" thejc.com Inspired by women of different faiths | The Jewish Chronicle It's been quite a week for women. On the brink of electing the first female President, the dream was shattered – whilst, unfortunately, the glass ceiling was not. One 16-year-old from JCoSS6thform found an interfaith event she went to, to be utterly inspirational. Don't miss her blog:
"14.11.2016 12:37:29" thejc.com Video: The unconventional batmitzvah that promises to be a hit with Hamilton fans | The Jewish Chronicle Zoe Cosgrove got a real surprise during her bat mitzvah, at Park Avenue Synagogue in New York. Cantor Azi Schwartz sang Adon Olam to the tune of 'You'll Be Back' from the hit musical Hamilton, with the whole congregation clapping along. Are you a fan of the musical Hamilton? Then don't miss this unusual version of Adon Alom (which made one girl's batmitzvah)
"14.11.2016 11:51:23" thejc.com Donald Trump's new chief strategist Stephen Bannon accused of antisemitism | The Jewish Chronicle Donald Trump's appointment of an aide who has previously been accused of antisemitism as his chief strategist and senior counsellor has been met with concern from Jewish groups and leading figures. Stephen Bannon, a former media boss who stepped down
"13.11.2016 10:10:00" thejc.com Court ruling raises question of equality | The Jewish Chronicle This week a High Court judge rejected the claim that separating girls and boys for lessons in a state-aided faith school amounted to discrimination. But his ruling still seems to leave the door open to a case being brought under the 2010 Equality Act
"12.11.2016 17:38:01" thejc.com The JC at 175: But is it really the 175th anniversary? | The Jewish Chronicle This week the JC is celebrating its 175th anniversary. And clearly 2016 is 175 years after 1841. But there is more to it than that.
"12.11.2016 16:35:01" thejc.com The JC at 175: The atmosphere was akin to that of a library, only quieter and depressing | The Jewish Chronicle Difficult though it is to credit now, in Jewish terms the only way was Essex in the 1970s. So much so that the JC started a weekly Redbridge Extra insert to attract new readers from the then thriving community.
"12.11.2016 15:23:20" thejc.com The JC at 175: From faxes to tweets, via Silk Cut | The Jewish Chronicle When I first joined the JC as a teenager back in 1981, the paper's past was as much a part of it as the fug of smoke that filled every room, the clatter of typewriters and the dust that settled on the piles of paper on every desk.
"11.11.2016 16:42:13" thejc.com Why it's not good to label your child clever | The Jewish Chronicle Adults are deeply conditioned to notice when children have done something wrong. We think if we point out a child's mistakes, they will learn and change. However, criticism is demotivating and children simply stop listening.
"11.11.2016 14:05:39" thejc.com Complaint to Yavneh after pupils damage shul toilets | The Jewish Chronicle The chairman of Radlett Synagogue has complained to Yavneh College after pupils damaged three cubicles in the shul's ladies' toilets during a Shabbat morning service. The four girls, who were attending the barmitzvah of a fellow pupil, were identified
"11.11.2016 12:45:15" thejc.com Don't shun frum feminists | The Jewish Chronicle Shimon Cohen suggests that orthodox feminists who do not value our traditions should exit their communities. Rabbi Stuart Altshuler, from a progressive synagogue in Belsize Park, agrees (JC Comment, November 4).
"11.11.2016 11:59:00" thejc.com Five star guests need to learn some manners | The Jewish Chronicle Stretching out on a sunbed, my stomach still raging at the herring/waffles/ cheesecake combo I'd greedily hoovered up at the sumptuous hotel breakfast buffet, I settle back to enjoy an undemanding paperback and a heavy dose of Tel Aviv sunshine.
"11.11.2016 11:23:06" thejc.com Analysis: President Trump will be good for Jews | The Jewish Chronicle Only one of the American presidential candidates has Jewish grandchildren - and he is Donald Trump, who just won a well-deserved decisive victory over his rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Perhaps this was because Ivanka Trump, Donald
"11.11.2016 07:39:27" thejc.com Leonard Cohen, singer and poet, dies aged 82 | The Jewish Chronicle The Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen has died, aged 82. An announcement was made via Mr Cohen's official Facebook page early this morning. It read: 'It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen
"10.11.2016 16:24:52" thejc.com Chief Rabbi slams Trump as 'a racist' | The Jewish Chronicle Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis labelled Donald Trump a “racist” in an interview on BBC radio this morning, as well as saying he was “nervous” and “concerned” about Mr Trump's election as president of the United States. http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/165885/chief-rabbi-slams-trump-a-racist%E2%80%99
"10.11.2016 15:55:13" Timeline Photos Don't miss our special 175th anniversary edition this week - with a great magazine and retro front page.
"10.11.2016 09:55:43" thejc.com Unhappy with Orthodox practice? Perhaps, but I'm not going anywhere | The Jewish Chronicle I was shocked and saddened to read Shimon Cohen's article arguing that those who disagree with some Orthodox practices should leave Orthodoxy, but unfortunately not surprised.
"09.11.2016 13:24:19" thejc.com New York man's moving tribute to Muslim American soldier becomes a viral phenomenon. | The Jewish Chronicle One of the more upbeat stories coming out of the US elections concerns a gentleman from Brooklyn called Yosef Rapaport. Mr Rapaport, a Chasid, tweeted a picture of himself holding up his ballot paper together with a message paying tribute to Captain
"09.11.2016 09:06:50" thejc.com A new look at keeping kosher | The Jewish Chronicle I think kashrut is outdated. I think kashrut is outdated. As someone who does not believe that the Torah came directly from God, but was written down by humans (men, let's be clear) in accordance with their local and contemporary beliefs,
I do not struggle with the idea that a set
"09.11.2016 06:46:01" thejc.com The JC Leader: Trump triumphant. So what now? | The Jewish Chronicle It is not an accusation, merely a statement of fact, to describe Donald Trump as a racist, misogynist bully. That such a man can be elected as President of the United States is deeply chilling.
"08.11.2016 19:44:01" thejc.com British ambassador to Israel: Peace is 'decades, even centuries away' | The Jewish Chronicle Peace in the Middle East is unlikely to happen for “decades, even centuries” according to Britain's ambassador to Israel. David Quarrey said that despite pushing Israel and the Palestinians to work towards a peace agreement, the situation was at its
"08.11.2016 18:43:00" thejc.com Former Spurs exec David Buchler gives evidence in 'Harrods croissant fight' trial | The Jewish Chronicle The former vice chair of Tottenham Hotspur admitted accidentally elbowing a shopper in the face after being called a 'dirty Jew' for jumping the queue in Harrods, a court was told today. David Buchler, 64, who was vice chair of Spurs in the 1990s, said
"08.11.2016 17:30:44" thejc.com Transport police poster withdrawn after 'Nazi propaganda' outcry | The Jewish Chronicle British Transport Police (BTP) has bowed to public pressure by withdrawing a poster that critics claimed echoed Nazi propaganda. The anti-terrorism banner, which in recent days has been pasted on billboards across British railway stations, was part of
"08.11.2016 12:51:44" thejc.com New Israel Ministry of Tourism push targets Charedim, LGBT visitors | The Jewish Chronicle The Charedi community and LGBT travellers are being targeted by Israel's tourism campaigns for 2017, according to the country's Minister of Tourism.
"07.11.2016 17:36:44" thejc.com Former Spurs executive 'punched shopper over antisemitic abuse' | The Jewish Chronicle The former vice-chair of Tottenham Hotspur broke a fellow shopper's nose in Harrods after a row over two croissants, a court was told today. David Buchler, who ran Spurs in the early '90s and oversaw Sir Alan Sugar's takeover of the north London
"07.11.2016 15:28:33" thejc.com Janet Reno, First Woman to Serve as U.S. Attorney General, Dies at 78 | The Jewish Chronicle The former Attorney General's family has announced that she died from complications relating to Parkinson's disease, which she was diagnosed with in November 1995, while she was still in office. Her granddaughter Gabrielle D'Alemberte said Ms Reno
"07.11.2016 12:10:21" thejc.com Strictly Recap: As the competition goes down to the wire, no-one is safe! | The Jewish Chronicle What a strange year this has been for voting. More often than not, we have seen underdogs and long-shots flourish, while front runners and shoo-ins fall flat. But in a week of serious high-stake elections, politics is the least of our problems – my
"07.11.2016 11:24:48" thejc.com Trump campaign accused of antisemitic stereotyping in final campaign ad | The Jewish Chronicle Donald Trump's final campaign ad before the general election has been criticised by Jewish groups for its alleged antisemitic overtones.
"07.11.2016 10:43:43" thejc.com Did Honey G use offensive language on Saturday's X Factor? | The Jewish Chronicle X Factor favourite Honey G has denied using racist language during her performance on the show on Saturday. The rapper said she did not use the N-word during her version of Kriss Kross' 1993 classic, Jump. However viewers of the ITV show claimed they
"06.11.2016 19:53:40" thejc.com Sell-out crowd for the launch of UK Jewish Film Festival | The Jewish Chronicle The 20th UK Jewish Film Festival was launched on Saturday night with a sell-out gala screening of Indignation, an adaptation of a Philip Roth novel, at the British Film Institute in central London. The film's director, James Schamus, was among the
"05.11.2016 16:35:00" thejc.com The JC Leader - Balfour beyond | The Jewish Chronicle Next November we will be celebrating the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. But who will be joining us? This week's launch of the rather splendid Balfour 100 website comes just days after a Palestinian Return Centre meeting in the House of Lords,
"05.11.2016 15:21:37" thejc.com Politicians, please learn from the Jews. We know how to exit well. | The Jewish Chronicle We've recently finished reading the whole Torah. I love the ritual upon the liturgical completion of a biblical book. We stand tall in the synagogue and recite three words out loud asking for renewed strength: "Hazak Hazak Ve'nitchazek." We
"05.11.2016 11:58:01" thejc.com Recipe: Popcorn brownies | The Jewish Chronicle This sweet treat is similar to Rocky Road - always a children's favourite - but uses popcorn instead of marshmallows. These easy-to-make chocolate and popcorn brownies will add another level to a quiet night in with a movie. Ingredients ● 80g
"05.11.2016 09:51:59" thejc.com US Postal Service unveils new Chanucah stamp | The Jewish Chronicle The American postal service unveiled its Chanucah stamp for this year, a fully-lit chanuciah against a backdrop of snowy branches. Festive stamps have been appearing in the United States since 1996, which have mostly featured a menorah, though for a
"04.11.2016 17:00:00" thejc.com Recipe: Popcorn brownies | The Jewish Chronicle This sweet treat is similar to Rocky Road - always a children's favourite - but uses popcorn instead of marshmallows. These easy-to-make chocolate and popcorn brownies will add another level to a quiet night in with a movie. Ingredients ● 80g
"04.11.2016 16:08:02" thejc.com Tracy-Ann Oberman: Learning just how to fake it | The Jewish Chronicle One of my favourite-ever television programmes was called Faking It and was on Channel 4. The premise was a simple. yet effective one. It was essentially based on George Bernard's Shaw's play Pygmalion where a working class flower girl from Covent Garden "I once had to do a clog dance at the RSC as an itinerant homeless revolutionary. I was terrible. Another time, the brilliant choreographer Scott Ambler (who could train a rhino to move in time to music) was reduced to breaking down movement sequences for
"04.11.2016 13:00:01" thejc.com This election ought to frighten Jewish America | The Jewish Chronicle In most respects, the 2016 presidential election is a testament to how comfortable Jews are in America. The two major candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, each have children who married Jews.
"04.11.2016 12:12:58" Timeline Photos Shabbat UK activities across the country
"04.11.2016 12:04:00" thejc.com Logan Lerman interview: "People don't like to see the same thing over and over again." | The Jewish Chronicle At 24, Logan Lerman has already shared billing with Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt. He's had his own mini-franchise, leading the Percy Jackson adventure films. And he's even ventured behind camera - his latest movie, Indignation, being his first Logan Lerman
"04.11.2016 11:00:00" thejc.com Suez, 1956: where the Left's bigotry on Israel began | The Jewish Chronicle "The Egyptian has his thumb on our windpipe". So muttered Prime Minister Anthony Eden in July 1956 on hearing that President Gamal Abdel Nasser had nationalised the Suez Canal. It led to a clandestine agreement with then Israeli Prime Minister Illuminating, must-read piece from Colin Shindler,.
"04.11.2016 10:42:58" thejc.com The UK International Jewish Film Festival: A delicious mix of movies to whet your appetite. | The Jewish Chronicle How could you not be enticed (or at least amused) by a film called Hummus! The Movie? Definitely a "must-see"; up there with Chocolat and Ratatouille. If you do fancy an evening concentrating on one of the Middle East's most successful UK Jewish Film Festival
"04.11.2016 09:55:46" thejc.com Orthodox women - There is a place for you in the middle | The Jewish Chronicle Emma Barnett's "I'm not Sure Where I Belong" (JC, 29 Oct) is critically important to all who are concerned about the future of our synagogues and Judaism. By our synagogues' and movements' inability to address sensitively and compassionately
"03.11.2016 16:46:01" Chief Rabbi Mirvis The Chief Rabbi was welcomed with a standing ovation during his historic visit to the Canadian Parliament
"03.11.2016 15:23:50" thejc.com Coronation Street's Auntie Pam: The Jewish mum who loves playing baddies | The Jewish Chronicle How do you combine life as a busy actress with observing Judaism? For Kate Anthony - best known as Coronation Street's Auntie Pam - her work means juggling TV, stage and radio roles with keeping kosher and preparing for her son's barmitzvah. On filming Game Of Thrones:"They set up a separate email account with everything accessed by a code. As soon as I downloaded an email it was deleted. They sent scripts with only my scenes, nothing about my character or other scenes. I had no idea what she
"03.11.2016 15:17:00" thejc.com Unhappy with Orthodox practice? Then leave. | The Jewish Chronicle What truly absurd times we live in. At least the Brexiteers got it right. They tried to change the rules within the framework of the treaty. They failed, and recognising that the club was not for them, voted to leave. "Just because you don't feel that you fit in, why do we have to change?"
"03.11.2016 14:14:01" thejc.com Dysch on politics: Louise Ellman is our own northern powerhouse | The Jewish Chronicle The extremely unsettling state of affairs within Louise Ellman's constituency Labour Party in Liverpool has taken another turn. Readers will remember our front-page story from April which revealed the veteran MP had been targeted by activists
"03.11.2016 12:59:44" thejc.com Do you REALLY know what your kids are up to online? | The Jewish Chronicle I'm watching television with my fifteen-year-old daughter, when she tells me that her friend Ella* watches gay male porn online. Me: “Why on earth does she do that?” Daughter: “Don't really know. Thinks it's risqué, I guess.” Our children are digital natives. We aren't. Devorah Heitner tells Karen Glaser how to understand their online lives
"02.11.2016 17:32:32" youtube.com Balfour Declaration - 99th anniversary celebration 99 balloons were released outside the Israeli embassy in London today to mark the 99th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration
"02.11.2016 17:05:46" thejc.com North London 'bus sex assault man' cleared | The Jewish Chronicle An Orthodox Jew accused of touching an actress's bottom on the bus was cleared in just 30 minutes after insisting he was just moving his coat. Yehzkel Makowetzki, 39, was accused of having used his clothing to hide his hand as he pressed it against the
"02.11.2016 16:31:25" thejc.com Stephen Sizer warned after attending anti-Israel meeting | The Jewish Chronicle A controversial Church of England vicar will “end his clerical career under a cloud” after breaching the terms of an agreement he had with bishops on not discussing Israel, the Board of Deputies has said. Vicar "spectacularly flouts" agreement on discussing the Middle East, but keeps his job...
"02.11.2016 15:00:01" thejc.com Orthodox girl injured in firework attack | The Jewish Chronicle An eight year-old Orthodox Jewish girl suffered minor burns to her leg, after a group of youths shot a firework at her and other Jewish children. Video footage released by the Shomrim Jewish volunteer security group shows a gang of five teenagers
"02.11.2016 14:13:04" thejc.com Clashes at Kotel as Women of Wall protesters are met with violence | The Jewish Chronicle There were unprecedented Jew-on-Jew clashes at the Western Wall today as the struggle over women's rights at the holy site turned physical. Dozens of non-Orthodox Jews, furious that Israel has still not set up a special prayer section for them, marched
"02.11.2016 06:29:18" thejc.com Balfour Declaration 100th anniversary: celebration plans revealed | The Jewish Chronicle Simon Schama, the prominent historian, will provide one of the key moments in the community's celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration next year. Professor Schama will give a lecture on the historical importance of the document
"01.11.2016 18:30:00" thejc.com Orthodox man in court over alleged sex assault on bus | The Jewish Chronicle A court today heard how an Orthodox Jewish man "touched a young actress's bottom" on a London bus, although the defendant maintains he was merely "moving his coat". Yehzkel Makowetzki, 39, allegedly moved his hand underneath his
"01.11.2016 17:47:10" thejc.com Israeli tourists told 'you are not welcome here' by German guest-house owner | The Jewish Chronicle A group of Israeli tourists who booked rooms in a guest house in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, were later told that their booking had been cancelled because – according to a letter from the owner which was by posted on Facebook by one of the party –
"01.11.2016 10:25:07" thejc.com Edgware and Hendon merger 'an ideal union for the future of the Jewish community' | The Jewish Chronicle Edgware and District Reform Synagogue (EDRS) last night voted to merge with Hendon Reform Synagogue, following the latter's approval of the move last month. Perry Newton, EDRS community director, said his congregation “overwhelmingly” supported the
"31.10.2016 18:05:29" thejc.com Gal Gadot's Krav Maga 'warning' for Donald Trump | The Jewish Chronicle Israeli film star Gal Gadot appeared on James Corden's US chat show this week to promote her new film Keeping Up With The Joneses.
"31.10.2016 16:25:10" Timeline Photos Video highlights of the top-of-the-table clash in MGBSFL Division One between Maccabi London Lions B and Scrabble FC.
"31.10.2016 13:14:33" Timeline Photos Not even the misty conditions could stop defending MGBSFL champions North London Raiders A against Brady Maccabi. Photos: Marc Morris
"31.10.2016 13:13:06" Timeline Photos Please do not adjust your screens! Football photogallery of Maccabi London Lions B and Scrabble FC in the MGBSFL first division at a fog-bound Rowley Lane.
"31.10.2016 12:23:00" kveller.com 7 Adorable (& Strange) Jewish Halloween Costumes for Your Entire Family Halloween is upon us, whether you like it or not. The spooky holiday has long been a controversial day for Jewish parents–do you let your kids partake in the treat-or-treating and ghoulish ga… Terrific list of Jewish Hallowe'en costumes from Kveller.com
"31.10.2016 12:14:27" thejc.com "The Israeli tail wags the US dog": Corbyn's words after 2009 Syria trip where he met Assad | The Jewish Chronicle Jeremy Corbyn accepted an all-expenses paid trip to Syria where he thanked Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad for housing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees.
"31.10.2016 10:48:49" thejc.com Londoner Stuart Birnie jailed for antisemitic attack: | The Jewish Chronicle A North London man has been sentenced to six months in prison after being convicted last month of racially/religiously aggravated intentional harassment. Stuart Birnie, a 36-year old Hackney resident, was sentenced on October 28 by Dafna Spiro, a
"30.10.2016 21:57:35" thejc.com Trump campaign condemns antisemitic incident at rally | The Jewish Chronicle Donald Trump's campaign manager has criticised the behaviour of a man who chanted “Jew-SA” at journalists at a Trump rally in Arizona on Saturday night.
"30.10.2016 14:53:21" thejc.com Prison sentence for Hackney antisemite | The Jewish Chronicle A North London man has been sentenced to six months in prison after being convicted last month of racially/religiously aggravated intentional harassment. Stuart Birnie, a 36-year old Hackney resident, was sentenced on October 28 by Dafna Spiro, a
"30.10.2016 13:26:04" thejc.com Nazi enthusiast disbarred after years of Twitter racism | The Jewish Chronicle One of the UK's most notorious tweeters of far-right material has been disbarred as a barrister, after an independent disciplinary tribunal found he had made “seriously offensive” comments.
"29.10.2016 09:00:00" thejc.com Brothers tell all from gridiron to geﬁlte ﬁsh | The Jewish Chronicle It's not unusual to find a latke recipe in a book. But it's highly uncommon to see potato pancakes in a book about American football.
"28.10.2016 17:00:01" thejc.com Israeli research reveals new way to fight viral infection | The Jewish Chronicle Viruses are less resilient than we have presumed, a research group headed by Israeli scientists is claiming. "We thought that viruses evolved for millennia to optimise their reproduction, but this isn't true," said Hebrew University professor
"28.10.2016 16:00:18" thejc.com Eyewitness report: Inside the UCL anti-Israel demonstration | The Jewish Chronicle Devora Khafi, the campus director of Stand With Us, was recovering today after allegedly being assaulted during the protest at University College London on Thursday night. She described the moment she was confronted by up to 50 angry protesters.
"28.10.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos The Friday infographic: Jewish America -
"28.10.2016 14:58:53" thejc.com A Jewish home can hide violent secrets | The Jewish Chronicle The fictional town of Ambridge and the country folk in Radio 4's soap opera may seem very different from the heimische mishpochas of North West London. But in reality the issues they face - domestic chores, family squabbles, problems at work, falling in
"28.10.2016 14:19:04" thejc.com Hillel suspends US campus tour by Ari Shavit over sex assault claims | The Jewish Chronicle The world's biggest Jewish student organisation has suspended a series of talks by celebrated author Ari Shavit after a young journalist claimed he sexually assaulted her.
"28.10.2016 13:16:01" thejc.com Feminism and covering up: Allison Josephs talks about modesty | The Jewish Chronicle I always saw modesty as not even the littlest bit relevant in my house - I was given the message that, if you're young and you're skinny, you've got to show off your body." Not the words you'd expect to hear from Allison Josephs - an Orthodox,
"28.10.2016 11:56:01" thejc.com 'We couldn't be happier': Parents' praise for King Solomon High School | The Jewish Chronicle Many parents of children at Kantor King Solomon reacted with concern after the JC published its story last week on the possibility of the school moving out of Redbridge. Here two mothers explain why they send their children to KSS, and why it is so
"28.10.2016 10:49:15" thejc.com 'Mutating antisemitism' causing havoc on university campuses, Baroness Deech tells House of Lords | The Jewish Chronicle Universities have become “hotbeds of anti-Jewish incidents”, the House of Lords has been told. Baroness Deech said of three inquiries into antisemitism this year, only the report of the Home Affairs Select Committee had set out a blueprint for
"28.10.2016 09:24:02" thejc.com UN's Israel fetish | The Jewish Chronicle Two weeks ago, Unesco's World Heritage Committee passed a resolution that purported to deny any Jewish ties to Jerusalem. On Wednesday, it did so again, presumably in case anyone missed its earlier message. That the resolution is simply ludicrous needs "Perhaps the most appropriate response to the likes of Unesco is to look at its slogan - 'Building peace in the minds of men and women' - and find a way of stifling the laughter."
"28.10.2016 08:07:36" thejc.com Police called as anti-Israel activists disrupt UCL event | The Jewish Chronicle Police had to accompany Jewish students from a lecture hall at a London university after they were trapped by anti-Israel protesters. One student claimed she had been "assaulted" while attending the talk by Hen Mazzig, an Israeli speaker, at
"27.10.2016 18:00:01" thejc.com Reform? Orthodox? I'm not sure where I belong | The Jewish Chronicle Over the last five years I've swung both ways. With and without my husband present. So don't worry, dear reader, he knows of my promiscuity. In fact he's actively encouraged it. So who are these two suitors duelling for my affections? Reform and Orthodox
"27.10.2016 17:12:00" thejc.com Top five donors to Clinton campaign are Jewish | The Jewish Chronicle The five biggest donors to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign are all Jewish, according to the American media. http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/165207/top-five-donors-clinton-campaign-are-jewish
"27.10.2016 16:01:53" thejc.com Muslims, Jews - we ﬁght Russia as one, says Ukraine's battle-hardened Chasid | The Jewish Chronicle With his long, salt-and-pepper beard, velvet kippah and peyot, Asher Joseph Cherkassky is more than a mere oddity amid the crucifix-bearing Ukrainians that make up his battalion. He could even be described as a warrior in the wrong tribe.
"27.10.2016 15:09:42" thejc.com Jenny Tonge suspended by Liberal Democrats | The Jewish Chronicle Jenny Tonge has had her party membership suspended by the Liberal Democrats. The peer's suspension follows a series of incidents for which she was sharply criticised by the Jewish community. A Lib Dem spokesperson confirmed the suspension this afternoon. http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/165242/jenny-tonge-suspended-liberal-democrats
"27.10.2016 13:19:48" thejc.com Why Lily Allen is wrong to compare the UK to Nazi Germany | The Jewish Chronicle A few weeks ago, pop star, Lily Allen, visited “The Jungle” refugee camp in Calais. While she was there she spoke to a 13-year-old boy who told her he had left Afghanistan, escaping the threat of Daesh and the Taliban, and had travelled alone for six
"27.10.2016 10:28:07" thejc.com Parenting: How to help when stress stacks up | The Jewish Chronicle Childhood should be a time of innocence, fun and happiness, with much to look forward to. At some point, however, it is likely that your child will approach you with worries such as: “I haven't got anyone to play with,” or “I feel left out”.
"27.10.2016 08:39:30" thejc.com 'Shameful' House of Lords event condemned after audience 'blames Jews for Holocaust' | The Jewish Chronicle The Israel Embassy in London has condemned an event at the House of Lords at which audience members compared Israel to Daesh terrorists and suggested Jews were to blame for the Holocaust.
"26.10.2016 14:25:22" thejc.com Unesco rejects Judaism's links to Temple Mount – again | The Jewish Chronicle A Unesco panel has backed a second resolution that rejects the Jewish connection to Temple Mount. Ten member states supported the motion, two opposed it, eight abstained and a representative of one member state was absent.
"25.10.2016 11:27:00" thejc.com I used to sneer at twice-a-year Jews - now I'm one of them | The Jewish Chronicle Surprisingly, I actually enjoyed the high holy days this year. I was dreading them, because I often feel so disingenuous, going to shul and reciting the words, when I've actively avoided religion for the rest of the year.
"25.10.2016 09:05:17" thejc.com Strictly Recap: Lesley Joseph bows out in style | The Jewish Chronicle Well, that was dramatic, wasn't it? There is nothing like seeing two of your favourites plummeting into the Strictly dance-off to remind you of the fragility of human existence. In the end, poor Lesley Joseph bit the dust, after putting up a valiant
"24.10.2016 15:50:20" thejc.com A tale of two cities: the JC travels to Spain's Duero Valley | The Jewish Chronicle 'We know the Jews lived around here,” says my guide Mara Castaño, pointing mournfully towards the river which runs through Valladolid, “but there is nothing left of them.” 'We know the Jews lived around here,” says my guide Mara Castaño, pointing mournfully towards the river which runs through Valladolid, “but there is nothing left of them.”
The city's ghetto may have crumbled following 500 years of disuse but the
"23.10.2016 09:01:49" www.thejc.com Row over 'vitriolic' letter to campaigning MP John Mann | The Jewish Chronicle John Mann, the MP who heads parliament's leading group against antisemitism, claims he has received an abusive letter purporting to be from a Jewish GP, but which he believes has been faked by a hard-left activist.
"21.10.2016 14:41:37" thejc.com King Solomon High School takes a step closer to leaving Essex | The Jewish Chronicle The governors of Kantor King Solomon High in Essex are actively considering relocating the school to north London. The United Synagogue, KKS's foundation body, has already been exploring the possibility of moving the school as a way to solve the shortage
"21.10.2016 08:53:49" thejc.com Brummer on business: In a time of great uncertainty. these are the economists you should listen to | The Jewish Chronicle It has not been the best of times for economists. The experts who were so wrong on Brexit with their dire predictions of recession, higher taxes and even pestilence if Britain voted to leave the European Union.
"20.10.2016 20:58:00" thejc.com The Jewish Chronicle leader column: Corbyn exposed | The Jewish Chronicle The publication of the Home Affairs Select Committee's report into antisemitism is a defining moment.
"20.10.2016 19:57:00" thejc.com Obituary: Sir Sigmund Sternberg | The Jewish Chronicle Arriving in England just days before the outbreak of the Second World War, Sigmund Sternberg was prominent among the ranks of central European Jewish émigrés who achieved success and renown in their adopted country. An 18-year-old who had just
"20.10.2016 19:55:00" thejc.com Israeli left's UN push is futile | The Jewish Chronicle Although last Friday's United Nations Security Council meeting on Israel's settlement policy did not end in a vote and had no binding importance, it did raise two important questions for Israelis. Last week's UN Security Council meeting raises two important questions for Israelis.
"20.10.2016 18:54:00" thejc.com Israel-hate makes Munich restaurateur shut up shop | The Jewish Chronicle An Israeli-style restaurant in Munich is closing its doors after 16 years because its owner is tired of being a punch-bag for Israel-haters.
"20.10.2016 17:53:01" thejc.com United Synagogues: what about the women? | The Jewish Chronicle Columnist Ben Judah certainly struck a nerve when he complained last month about how unfriendly synagogues are towards three-times-a-year Jews.
"20.10.2016 16:30:00" thejc.com The great kosher rip-off: shomer fees 'inflated by unscrupulous caterers' | The Jewish Chronicle A Jewish Chronicle investigation has revealed that some kosher caterers appear to be overcharging customers for the services of a shomer by as much as three times — and falsely blaming the Kosher London Beth Din (KLBD) for the increased prices. One
"20.10.2016 15:42:15" thejc.com Be in no doubt: Bob Dylan changed literature | The Jewish Chronicle There will be many who do not read books to whom Bob Dylan gave literature.
"20.10.2016 09:45:01" thejc.com The Premier League: English jobs for English players? | The Jewish Chronicle 'British jobs for British workers' was once the clarion call of the British National Party in the 1980's, and, since the Brexit vote, this slogan has been revived. With work permits potentially becoming harder to obtain, it could be more difficult
"20.10.2016 08:29:43" thejc.com Luxembourg ceremony commemorates 75 years since Nazi deportations began | The Jewish Chronicle Dignitaries gathered in Luxembourg on Sunday to commemorate 75 years since the beginning of the Nazi transportation of Jews from Western Europe. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg was among those who gathered at Luxembourg City's train station to mark the
"19.10.2016 17:11:00" thejc.com Recipe: Stuffed squash with jammy ﬁgs | The Jewish Chronicle This makes a colourful vegetarian main course, side dish or light lunch. Enjoy the variety of squash now in season and so make with whatever variety you can purchase from your supermarket or greengrocer. The best squash to use for this recipe are acorn,
"19.10.2016 16:10:01" thejc.com Recipe: Spiced apple, butternut and lentil soup | The Jewish Chronicle This is a butternut soup with a difference, slightly piquant with a hint of coconut milk to mellow the spice. It's a warming soup suitable as a starter prior to any main course meal and keeps well. Any you don't eat straight away can be refrigerated for
"19.10.2016 15:15:25" thejc.com The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar: Dylan jilts Nobel Prize committee | The Jewish Chronicle Bob Dylan has yet to acknowledge his Nobel Prize for Literature, and has not responded to repeated calls from the awarding body. They now say they have stopped trying to contact him.
"19.10.2016 14:59:41" thejc.com Sir Sigmund Sternberg dead at 95 | The Jewish Chronicle Sir Sigmund Sternberg, the renowned interfaith activist and philanthropist, has passed away at the age of ninety-five. Sir Sigmund played a leading role in many key Jewish communal institutions. A member of the Board of Deputies for many years, he also
"19.10.2016 13:08:17" thejc.com Online antisemitism soars ahead of US elections | The Jewish Chronicle Antisemitic hate speech targeting journalists on Twitter has dramatically increased in the run up to the US presidential campaign, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
"19.10.2016 11:55:10" thejc.com Whether we like it or not,the press have decided Spurs are title contenders. | The Jewish Chronicle Glass half full or glass half empty? Can Tottenham Hotspur supporters retain their optimism when they face West Bromwich Albion?
"19.10.2016 11:54:41" Timeline Photos Enter for your chance to win a trip to Tel Aviv with the JC. The prize includes a stay for two at the Herods Hotel in Tel Aviv and flights with Monarch airlines. Go to www.thejc.com/wintelaviv to be our lucky winner!
"19.10.2016 09:59:56" thejc.com The hard left's double-standard on Israel | The Jewish Chronicle Never has a silence been more telling. As Boris Johnson pointed out during last week's emergency debate on Vladimir Putin's destruction of the Syrian city of Aleppo, the sound of raised voices and angry chants outside the Russian Embassy in London is Why do organisations like Stop The War turn a blind eye to Russian aggression?
"17.10.2016 16:44:59" thejc.com Strictly Recap: Lesley Joseph Charlestons her way into contention | The Jewish Chronicle Look out, Daisy Lowe; someone is hot on your dancing heels, and she means business. That's right, Lesley Joseph pulled out all the stops this week, performing a Charleston that was slapstick, daring and brimming with expertly-delivered dancing content. Proving that age and energy are not mutually exclusive, the Birds of a Feather star positively sizzled on the dancefloor this weekend
"16.10.2016 10:52:03" thejc.com Jeremy Corbyn condemns antisemitism report for focus on Labour as communal bodies praise findings | The Jewish Chronicle Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party leader, has criticised a parliamentary committee's report on antisemitism in Britain for its “disproportionate emphasis on Labour”. The Commons' Home Affairs Select Committee, which had been investigating
"15.10.2016 23:19:58" www.thejc.com Jeremy Corbyn, Baroness Chakrabarti and Malia Bouattia criticised in MPs' antisemitism report | The Jewish Chronicle The Labour Party's failed handling of incidents of hatred against Jews gives credence to the suggestion the party is “institutionally antisemitic”, a parliamentary committee has found. Jeremy Corbyn, Baroness Chakrabarti and Malia Bouattia are all criticised in a new MPs' antisemitism report. Read more about it below.
"14.10.2016 14:30:08" thejc.com 'Hate decreasing in football? That's rubbish' | The Jewish Chronicle Experts have called on the Football Association, Premier League, clubs and footballers themselves to do more to tackle antisemitism in the game. Panellists including football writers Henry Winter and Anthony Clavane as well as Tony Bloom, chairman of Roisin Wood, director of Kick It Out, said authorities needed to take action, adding her concerns about social media, which she said represented the biggest section of the group's work.
"14.10.2016 14:05:14" thejc.com Charity efforts provide hope as family adapts to mum's death | The Jewish Chronicle Elliot Choueka is in his kitchen. The table is a jumble of paperwork, a laptop and his phone, which flashes and beeps every few minutes. Behind the father-of-two is a noticeboard full of his children's achievements and reminders written in chalk to pack Mr Choueka lost his wife, Rosie, whose blog about battling breast cancer captured national attention, in June last year. Tomorrow would have been her 40th birthday.
He is slowly getting used to the reality of being a widowed father.
"It sometimes feels
"14.10.2016 12:36:52" thejc.com Inbali Iserles : The author who thinks like a fox | The Jewish Chronicle Foxes are "the bad guys of children's literature" according to author Inbali Iserles, who is determined to redeem their reputation. "I've always has this fascination with domestic and wild and the line where they cross," she says. Inbali's Foxcraft trilogy centres on a fox cub called Isla, who goes on a quest to find her family and learns ancient magical fox skills.
Although she stresses that the books are not allegorical, Iserles sees parallels in the way foxes and Jews were
"14.10.2016 11:36:17" thejc.com Which way now for us in the political centre ground? | The Jewish Chronicle Oh, so you're the one who wrote that article about being a Labour voter," said the Conservative Friends of Israel staff member with a disgruntled look as I and other reporters boarded the campaign bus. A thought-provoking analysis of where political moderates stand in today's turbulent political landscape.
"14.10.2016 09:03:16" thejc.com Kim Kardashian calls in ex-Mossad bodyguard in wake of Paris robbery | The Jewish Chronicle When you're a globally famous reality TV star travelling the world with diamonds in your luggage and tweeting your movements to 48 million followers, you're a walking security puzzle that only the experts can solve.
"13.10.2016 16:32:09" thejc.com Fury as Unesco denies Jewish connection to Judaism's holiest sites | The Jewish Chronicle A Unesco resolution denying the historic connection of the Jewish people to Temple Mount has drawn harsh criticism from Israelis on Thursday. Although the resolution acknowledges the importance of Jerusalem to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, a specific
"13.10.2016 11:42:33" thejc.com Labour councillor 'shared post with antisemitic caricature' | The Jewish Chronicle A Labour councillor shared a Facebook post referring to the “Rothschilds” and showing an antisemitic caricature of a hook-nosed figure. According to the Guido Fawkes website Councillor Andy Slack, of Chesterfield, shared the post from a group called
"13.10.2016 11:36:44" thejc.com Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize | The Jewish Chronicle The American singer songwriter has received the world's most prestigious literary award “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” The legendary musician, whose songs – from 'Blowin' in the Wind' to http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/164702/bob-dylan-wins-nobel-literature-prize
"13.10.2016 10:38:21" Timeline Photos We can't think of a better way to end Yom Kippur than winning a trip to Israel! Enter for your chance to win a trip to Tel Aviv with the JC. The prize consists of a stay for two at the Herods Hotel Tel Aviv and flights with Monarch airlines. Hurry, you
"13.10.2016 09:56:04" thejc.com Tim Farron defends Lib Dem approach to Jew-hate, as Tory leader fails to attend inquiry | The Jewish Chronicle Tim Farron has told a parliamentary inquiry the Liberal Democrats is a party “that does not tolerate antisemitism”. Pressed to explain the action taken against Lib Dems who have made offensive remarks about Jews in the past, the party leader said he Only one major political party failed to send its leader to a parliamentary inquiry on antisemitism....
"13.10.2016 09:29:41" thejc.com Meet Dylan, the kid behind the Palme d'Or | The Jewish Chronicle A giggling Dylan Yudolph-McKiernan does not seem to be even slightly awestruck by his own precocious — and rather uncanny — major film debut. Cradling a puppy in his family's living room in Barnet, he looks ever the happy-go-lucky eight-year-old. http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/164651/meet-dylan-kid-behind-palme-d%E2%80%99or
"11.10.2016 13:30:00" thejc.com Driver banned after speeding home 'for Shabbat' | The Jewish Chronicle A man drove 60 miles after a collision on a motorway left his car severely damaged because he was trying to get to his destination in time for Shabbat. Jehoshua Gross, 27, of Darenth Road in Stamford Hill, London, was banned from driving for 15 months In a rush to get home before the fast? Try not to make the same mistake as this driver...
"11.10.2016 12:14:26" thejc.com Fast-breaking with tradition | The Jewish Chronicle We're united in the pain of Yom Kippur's 25-hour deprivation. The breaking of that fast, however, can cause marital disputes. Challah or honey cake with "a nice cup of tea" (or coffee) is universally popular, but we're split over what comes How are you bringing in the fast later - and how do your traditions compare to other people's?
"11.10.2016 11:34:40" thejc.com Study by Stamford Hill Shomrim reveals 32 antisemitic incidents in a month | The Jewish Chronicle Neighbourhood watch group Shomrim has said an average of eight antisemitic incidents are reported to them a week in Stamford Hill. The group, which patrols the area of north-east London with the largest Charedi population in Europe, said it had recorded
"11.10.2016 10:02:08" thejc.com One of the last survivors of the Nazi death camps dies aged 90 | The Jewish Chronicle A Jewish Holocaust survivor, who was one of the longest-serving inmates of Auschwitz, has died aged 90. Mayer Hersh from Sieradz, in Western Poland, was 13 when German troops arrived in his hometown and scattered his family. Mayer Hersh, who devoted his life to educating young people about the horrors of the Holocaust, has died peacefully in a Manchester care home.
"10.10.2016 17:00:01" thejc.com Jewish economist shares Nobel Prize | The Jewish Chronicle A British-born Jewish American professor has been awarded the Nobel Prize in economics, winning half of the $924,000 prize money. Oliver Hart received the honour alongside Bengt Holmstrom, a professor of economics and management at the Massachusetts
"10.10.2016 16:40:00" thejc.com Why motherhood is a constant atonement | The Jewish Chronicle Never in my life have I asked for forgiveness more often. Perhaps there were times as a child when my sister and I were flinging ourselves between being inseparable and infuriated, but those were begrudging apologies, and we were always just as sinned 'Life as a parent is a constant atonement, and rebooting. And it is the first time I feel I have understood why Yom Kippur comes after Rosh Hashanah.'
"10.10.2016 15:16:23" thejc.com Board criticises pro-Palestinian Soas students' anti-Zionism event | The Jewish Chronicle The Board of Deputies has condemned a planned event by a pro-Palestinian student group which aims to separate anti-Zionism from antisemitism. Soas Palestine Society intends holding the discussion, titled “Decoupling Judaism and Zionism in Palestine
"10.10.2016 14:22:33" thejc.com Chasidic group caught on video fighting and smoking on annual pilgrimage to Ukraine | The Jewish Chronicle Reports have emerged of drunken members of the Breslov sect fighting and smoking cannabis on board flights from Israel to Uman in the Ukraine for the Chasidic group's annual pilgrimage to the burial site of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, which began last week. WATCH
"10.10.2016 13:26:56" Timeline Photos Don't forget to grab your copy of The JC this week for our latest Health and Wellbeing supplement.
"10.10.2016 11:32:59" thejc.com Natalie Portman's medium performance | The Jewish Chronicle Natalie Portman has worked with some cinematic greats: Terrence Malick, Luc Besson, Darren Aronofsky, Anthony Minghella, Mike Nichols - all movie titans and, crucially, all male.
"10.10.2016 10:45:40" thejc.com Lincoln students overturn vote to split from NUS | The Jewish Chronicle Lincoln University students union has overturned its decision to leave the National Union of Students by a huge margin. After a narrow victory for the disaffiliation campaign in May, a re-run resulted in 1302 students voting to remain part of the NUS,
"10.10.2016 10:31:16" Timeline Photos We all need to confess our sins, says our American columnist as we approach #YomKippur http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/comment/164420/we-all-need-confess-our-sins
"09.10.2016 16:44:00" thejc.com How Tottenham became the 'Jewish' football team | The Jewish Chronicle 'We f---ing hate Tottenham and we hate Tottenham." The spirit of hospitality extended to both home and away supporters hadn't spread to a gaggle of Sheffield United supporters as they spilled out of a popular pre-match venue before the League Cup EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT
"08.10.2016 18:38:01" thejc.com Fast-breaking with tradition | The Jewish Chronicle We're united in the pain of Yom Kippur's 25-hour deprivation. The breaking of that fast, however, can cause marital disputes. Challah or honey cake with "a nice cup of tea" (or coffee) is universally popular, but we're split over what comes Planning your Yom Kippur menus this weekend? Find our how your fast-breaking traditions compare
"08.10.2016 13:47:00" thejc.com Sophie Okonedo: On her way from Wembley | The Jewish Chronicle "Be gentle," the National Theatre press officer told me. "This is her first major interview." "I was the only black Jew to grace the steps of Maccabi"
"08.10.2016 11:43:00" thejc.com David Baddiel: 'I am against the fact that you can't talk about being Jewish without people talking about Israel' | The Jewish Chronicle David Baddiel is a complex character. And that's a fact he'd like you to take on board. "If you're famous, another version gets put out there," he says earnestly. "But I'm a 360-degree person." It's an interesting comment from a man
"08.10.2016 10:20:01" thejc.com Horn of Plenty | The Jewish Chronicle It is one of the most recognised sounds in Jewish life. And, whether dedicated shul-goers or three-times-a-year types, we all stand to attention when we hear it. I am talking, of course, of the sound - so familiar at this time of year - of a very special We heard its rallying cry last week and we'll hear it again on Wednesday but how much do you really know about the shofar?
"07.10.2016 15:33:00" thejc.com The day I met Arnold Wesker | The Jewish Chronicle Birmingham Repertory Theatre, March 1959. I am in the paint shop cleaning buckets. I am 19 and imagining this is how one begins a career as a theatre designer. The air is heavy with the smell of size glue and rabbit glue, and poisonous pigments. On Sunday, the Royal Court Theatre hosts an appreciation of the playwright, who died in June. The renowned stage designer Pamela Howard remembers her friend.
"07.10.2016 13:41:53" thejc.com WJR sets up appeal for Haiti hurricane victims | The Jewish Chronicle World Jewish Relief has launched an emergency appeal to help victims of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Hundreds have died and whole towns have been swept away, with tens of thousands of people displaced from their homes.
"07.10.2016 13:27:18" thejc.com Why motherhood is a constant atonement | The Jewish Chronicle Never in my life have I asked for forgiveness more often. Perhaps there were times as a child when my sister and I were flinging ourselves between being inseparable and infuriated, but those were begrudging apologies, and we were always just as sinned How motherhood made one writer understand at last why Yom Kippur's solemnity comes after and not before Rosh Hashanah's celebrations
"07.10.2016 13:19:09" thejc.com How Tottenham became the 'Jewish' football team | The Jewish Chronicle 'We f---ing hate Tottenham and we hate Tottenham." The spirit of hospitality extended to both home and away supporters hadn't spread to a gaggle of Sheffield United supporters as they spilled out of a popular pre-match venue before the League Cup No matter who you support, it's hard to deny that Spurs holds a special significance for Jewish football fans
"07.10.2016 09:41:24" thejc.com UK freezes aid to PA over terror funding | The Jewish Chronicle The British government has reportedly suspended aid payments to the Palestinian Authority worth up to £25 million over concerns that taxpayer money was being funnelled to convicted terrorists.
"07.10.2016 08:46:12" thejc.com Baroness Chakrabarti made Shadow Attorney General in Corbyn's reshuffle | The Jewish Chronicle Baroness Chakrabarti has been appointed to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Shadow Cabinet three months after she completed her inquiry into antisemitism allegations in the party. The peer was handed the role of Shadow Attorney General as Mr Corbyn began a
"06.10.2016 16:41:01" Timeline Photos "I think we Jews are quite Mr Kipling when it comes to death - exceedingly good at it" says Abigail Radnor in her latest column http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/columnists/164422/why-death-becomes-us
"06.10.2016 16:31:00" thejc.com Crispin Blunt defends sharing platform with supporter of blood-libel cleric | The Jewish Chronicle Conservative MP Crispin Blunt, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, has defended his decision to chair an event alongside a campaigner who supported the blood libel cleric Raed Salah. A fringe session at the Conservative Party conference in *UPDATE*
"06.10.2016 14:50:15" thejc.com After 70 years, family's search for grave is over | The Jewish Chronicle Joe Altberg last saw his parents as they waved him off on a train leaving Vienna in 1939. Joe, who later changed his surname to Allan, learnt of his father's death at Buchenwald in 1940 through the Red Cross, but his mother's fate remained a mystery -
"06.10.2016 13:24:16" thejc.com Supporter of blood libel cleric hosts senior Tory MP | The Jewish Chronicle Conservative MP Crispin Blunt, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, has appeared alongside a campaigner who supported the blood libel cleric Raed Salah. A fringe session at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham on Tuesday featured
"06.10.2016 12:06:22" thejc.com Liverpool FC brings in lifetime bans for fans guilty of antisemitic behaviour | The Jewish Chronicle Liverpool football club have warned fans not to engage in discriminatory behaviour during matches, with punishments including a possible lifetime ban from their Anfield stadium.
"06.10.2016 12:02:20" thejc.com Jack and Ella lead Top 10 names for Jewish babies | The Jewish Chronicle If you were worried that British baby names were increasingly inspired by the wilder fantasies of the celebrity set, fear not: Jewish parents are largely sticking to tradition. A study of birth announcements placed in the JC in the year up to Rosh
"05.10.2016 19:38:36" thejc.com Police investigate antisemitic leaflets | The Jewish Chronicle Police have opened an investigation into antisemitic leaflets stuck to lampposts in Liverpool city centre, calling the incident “a hate crime”. The stickers, supporting the far-right National Action group, were reported by a Jewish resident in Liverpool.
"05.10.2016 19:10:42" thejc.com Israeli pilot dies after ejecting from blazing jet | The Jewish Chronicle An Israel Air Force pilot has died after ejecting from a fighter jet over the Negev desert. The navigator also ejected from the F-16 plane and has been taken to a local hospital with light injuries. The plane caught fire, but it is not yet clear whether
"05.10.2016 14:11:18" Timeline Photos Our Rosh Hashanah Competition is here! Enter for your chance to win a trip to Tel Aviv with the JC. The prize consists of a stay for two at the Herods Hotel Tel Aviv and flights with Monarch airlines. Hurry, you have until 21 October to enter. Go to
"05.10.2016 13:20:01" thejc.com Italian author outed as daughter of Shoah survivor | The Jewish Chronicle A bestselling Italian author whose real name was recently revealed has been identified as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. It emerged over the weekend that Elena Ferrante was the pen name of Anita Raja, a well-known translator who specialises in
"05.10.2016 13:06:03" thejc.com Italian football team fined over fans' Hitler salutes during Israel match | The Jewish Chronicle The Italian Football Federation has been fined more than £24,000 after its fans made Nazi salutes and shouted antisemitic insults at opposition fans during a match with Israel. Fifa was sent an official complaint by the Israeli Football Association
"05.10.2016 11:59:04" thejc.com Positively scorching: Strictly gets theatrical | The Jewish Chronicle It may be chillier outside, but the telly was scorching hot on Saturday, as Strictly Come Dancing sashayed into Week Two - disproving the notion that the BBC is far too wholesome for this day and age. The skirts were short, the bodies ripped, and Lesley Are you following our Strictly Come Dancing blog? Here's our writer's take on week two of the competition
"05.10.2016 11:28:07" thejc.com British child of German-Jewish refugees wins Nobel Prize for physics | The Jewish Chronicle A Jewish scientist is one of the three British academics to win the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics. Michael Kosterlitz, along with David Thouless and Duncan Haldane, was honoured by the Nobel committee for work done in the 1970s and 1980s on topological
"05.10.2016 10:15:27" Timeline Photos Dear Mums and Dads,
The Jewish Chronicle is hoping to speak to Jewish parents who have had children in the last 12 months.
We want to hear from you if you have named your baby one of the following names: Jack, for a boy and Ella, Eden or Noa for a girl
"05.10.2016 09:54:02" thejc.com How our lives were changed at Yom Tov | The Jewish Chronicle I met my husband at Rosh Hashanah Laura Blaskett, Atlanta I was only a few weeks into my new job, for youth movement Young Judea. I'd moved from London to Boston, Massachusetts, so I was a long way from home. My friend Alisa invited me to her parents' As you finish up that leftover honey cake and start thinking about Yom Kippur, read stories from people whose lives were changed significantly at Yom Tov
"05.10.2016 07:35:32" thejc.com Boris Johnson pledges to work with Israel as Foreign Secretary | The Jewish Chronicle Boris Johnson has told an audience of hundreds of Conservatives that Britain and Israel “must stand and work together”. The Foreign Secretary addressed around 300 people at the Conservative Friends of Israel's biggest-ever party conference Find out what Boris Johnson told the Conservative Friends of Israel annual conference reception
"02.10.2016 10:34:13" thejc.com Sophie ﬁnds her voice - in Russia | The Jewish Chronicle Sophie Solomon is relaxed. Despite an eye-wateringly early call to accommodate the time difference in Los Angeles where she's currently promoting her new album, she's on great form, talking enthusiastically about her life and music. It's not the Sophie We know Sophie Solomon as the queen of UK klezmer...but now she's found a new voice http://www.thejc.com/arts/music/164055/sophie-%EF%AC%81nds-her-voice-russia
"02.10.2016 10:11:01" thejc.com Piedmont: Eat, drink and slow down | The Jewish Chronicle The rhythms of harvest time may not dictate our lives any more but with autumn's festivals and their symbolic foods approaching, as well as Slow Food week from October 1-7, it's a good reminder to take the time to enjoy the best of nature's bounty. And Next week is Slow Food Week. We visit Piedmont in northern Italy, the birthplace of the Slow Food movement in 1986 and an area that's still a foodie delight to tour
"02.10.2016 09:49:01" thejc.com A very Jewish star act | The Jewish Chronicle "It's a very reflective new year for me. I don't find the Gregorian New Year as spiritually fulfilling as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. I feel like my brain is really geared towards a Jewish calendar." Tashlich, leftovers with family and blowing the shofar - that's how The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik will be spending Rosh Hashanah
"02.10.2016 09:04:00" Melanie Phillips writes to Theresa May in her latest column. But what does she say?
"02.10.2016 08:28:19" thejc.com Momentum vice-chair Jackie Walker 'suspended by Labour' | The Jewish Chronicle Jackie Walker, vice-chair of the hard-left Momentum activist group, is understood to have been suspended by Labour following comments she made about Holocaust Memorial Day. The party does not comment on individual members or their status within the Not before time, Labour says goodbye - for now? - to Jackie Walker
"01.10.2016 09:53:11" thejc.com Interview: Craig David | The Jewish Chronicle You have to feel a bit sorry for Craig David. At just 19 years old, he burst onto the scene in 2000 with his chart-topping debut Born To Do It, pioneering UK garage. The album went multi-platinum, making him a global star. http://www.thejc.com/arts/music/164056/interview-craig-david
"30.09.2016 15:50:49" Timeline Photos Big Chief Rabbi: Why Cherokees could be Jewish
"30.09.2016 15:42:38" Timeline Photos Shimon Peres, the husband
"30.09.2016 15:38:43" Timeline Photos How Peres's global stature grew
"30.09.2016 15:36:19" Timeline Photos Peres the campaigner: Despair not an option
"30.09.2016 13:27:54" thejc.com We won't fail you, Tory chairman tells Jewish community | The Jewish Chronicle The chairman of the Conservative Party has dismissed suggestions that the Tories are not doing enough to appeal to the Jewish community. Sir Patrick McLoughlin said it was "a bit unfair" for critics to claim his party had largely remained As the Conservatives annual conference begins, what message does Sir Patrick McLoughlin have for British Jews?
"30.09.2016 12:58:53" Timeline Photos "We were humbled by the scale our community's response, though it is not a surprise." Read Jude Williams and Nic Schlagman on rescuing child refugees and the fight for
"30.09.2016 11:41:35" thejc.com A very Jewish star act | The Jewish Chronicle "It's a very reflective new year for me. I don't find the Gregorian New Year as spiritually fulfilling as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. I feel like my brain is really geared towards a Jewish calendar." Our writer was a superfan of Mayim Bialik as a kid. Would the Big Bang Theory star live up to her hopes?
"30.09.2016 08:56:35" thejc.com World leaders honour Shimon Peres at his funeral | The Jewish Chronicle Dignitaries from around the world came to the Mount Herzl cemetery on Friday morning to pay their respects to Shimon Peres, the ninth President of Israel.
"30.09.2016 08:31:37" thejc.com Pressure grows on Labour as Momentum expected to 'remove' Jackie Walker | The Jewish Chronicle Jackie Walker, vice-chair of the hard-left Momentum activist group, is expected to be removed from her position on Monday following comments she made about Holocaust Memorial Day. The move is expected to be confirmed at a meeting of the committee of the
"30.09.2016 07:57:00" It's time the Rabbis stopped criticising those who choose to come to shul three times a year. They need to do far more to encourage them. So says Ben Judah in this week's provocative column.
"29.09.2016 16:07:01" Timeline Photos This is a very thoughtful column by Jonathan Boyd of the JPR. He calls on us to look outwards this Rosh Hashanah. http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/comment/164051/we-all-need-look-outwards
"29.09.2016 15:17:00" Timeline Photos Some well-known Jewish authors are among those offering products in a special auction to raise money for refugees.
"29.09.2016 11:54:19" Timeline Photos Don't miss this brilliant piece by Anshel Pfeffer on the life and times of Shimon Peres.
"29.09.2016 11:10:48" Visitors are arriving from all over the world for the funeral of Shimon Peres.
"28.09.2016 15:41:57" thejc.com Shimon Peres - a timeline | The Jewish Chronicle Shimon Peres: an interactive timeline of his life
"28.09.2016 14:22:15" thejc.com Jeremy Corbyn tells Labour conference he will fight the “evil” of antisemitism | The Jewish Chronicle Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to fight against antisemitism with “every breath” during his keynote speech at the Labour party conference. Mr Corbyn was loudly applauded by delegates in the hall in Liverpool as he said party members must be more responsible
"28.09.2016 11:42:47" thejc.com Concern over Jackie Walker's Holocaust comments | The Jewish Chronicle There have been renewed calls for Labour to suspend Jackie Walker, a controversial party activist, after she heckled delegates at a training session aimed at stopping the spread of antisemitism. In Monday's session at the party conference in Liverpool, Have you seen what Momentum's Jackie Walker has said now?
"28.09.2016 10:21:02" thejc.com Shimon Peres: Tributes in Full | The Jewish Chronicle Both religious and political leaders have paid effusive tribute to Shimon Peres, after the Israeli statesman passed away during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The Jewish Chronicle has reproduced some of those tributes in full. President Barack "He was the noblest of soldiers". Read Chief Rabbi Mirvis's tribute to Shimon Peres in full:
"28.09.2016 09:28:39" Timeline Photos US President Barack Obama said a light had gone, “but the hope he gave us will burn forever.”
Read more tributes to Shimon Peres: http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/163941/tributes-pour-shimon-peres
"28.09.2016 08:05:00" Timeline Photos Read Jonathan Freedland's poignant tribute to Shimon Peres.
"28.09.2016 07:22:49" We're sorry to say that Shimon Peres has died. Our editor, Stephen Pollard, pays tribute.
"27.09.2016 22:49:31" thejc.com Jeremy Corbyn applauded by Labour Friends of Israel as he outlines hopes for a two-state solution | The Jewish Chronicle Jeremy Corbyn has outlined his hope of working to bring a “permanent, long-term peace” to the Middle East, while telling Labour Friends of Israel he would not allow the party to become a home for antisemitism. The Labour leader also paid tribute to
"27.09.2016 15:13:24" www.thejc.com Inside the Momentum echo-chamber | The Jewish Chronicle The gothic Black-E building in the centre of Liverpool may have been impressive, but the welcome inside could hardly have been less so. This was the home of The World Transformed, the pseudo-conference run by the hard-left, pro-Jeremy Corbyn Momentum What happened when our Political Editor went inside the Momentum echo-chamber on the fringes of Labour's annual conference?
"27.09.2016 13:52:49" thejc.com Sacks paints grim prospect of Jewish exodus from Europe | The Jewish Chronicle Lord Rabbi Sacks has warned of the prospect of Europe becoming “judenrein” – “free of Jews” - pleading for European leaders to “stop it now while there is still time”. The Emeritus Chief Rabbi said that “in every single country of Europe,
"27.09.2016 12:43:42" thejc.com Shimon Peres's condition 'deteriorating' | The Jewish Chronicle According to reports in the Israeli media, former president Shimon Peres's condition has deteriorated over the past 24 hours. The 93-year-old Mr Peres was rushed to Sheba Medical Centre near Tel Aviv on September 13 after suffering a stroke. He has Unfortunately it seems that Shimon Peres's condition is not improving.
"26.09.2016 16:19:41" thejc.com Football figures can go from hero to zero – within months | The Jewish Chronicle This season had brought not only huge signings such as Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but managers with possibly even bigger profiles. The old rivalry between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho has been renewed, and the fearsome Antonio Conte has been
"26.09.2016 16:14:49" thejc.com It's game over for Labour under Corbyn's 'quasi-Marxists', says Jewish peer who quit party | The Jewish Chronicle You can hear the pain in Parry Mitchell's voice. But it is matched with a sense of indignation at what has happened to his party. The peer, who resigned from Labour on Sunday following the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn, believes he is witnessing a Why did Jewish peer Lord Mitchell quit Labour after Jeremy Corbyn's re-election? He reveals all in our interview
"26.09.2016 13:28:26" thejc.com First dances: Robert Rinder's facial gymnastics, Daisy Lowe's top score and Lesley Joseph's chest nestling | The Jewish Chronicle The nights are longer, the air is crisper, and our Saturday nights are once again deluged with enough cheese to feed a fondue festival. It can only mean one thing – Strictly is back. Have you caught up on Strictly Come Dancing yet? Don't miss our new Strictly blog, to put you in the mood......
"26.09.2016 12:20:53" Timeline Photos Action photos from the weekend MGBSFL match between Temple Fortune and RCUK FC
"25.09.2016 17:18:01" gorkanajobs.co.uk The Jewish Chronicle, Reporter / Journalist job with The Jewish Chronicle | 64620 The Jewish Chronicle is looking for an experienced Reporter / Journalist. Are you an experienced reporter/journalist? We're looking for someone to join our busy news team. Apply here http://www.gorkanajobs.co.uk/job/64620/the-jewish-chronicle-reporter-journalist/
"25.09.2016 13:54:00" thejc.com Rosh Hashanah honey cake round-up | The Jewish Chronicle Whether you have a fail-proof favourite or are still searching for that elusive perfect recipe, we all want a great honey cake on our Rosh Hashanah tables. Not too dry, sticky on top, and maybe just a little bit different from everyone else's. Have you made your honey cakes yet? DON'T BAKE UNTIL YOU'VE READ THIS. We've gathered together the best recipes published in the JC – past and present
"25.09.2016 11:36:00" thejc.com How does my garden grow? | The Jewish Chronicle I know; I'm as surprised as you are. Author Charlotte Mendelson on her first non-fiction book
"24.09.2016 18:26:00" Timeline Photos Can I mourn my survivor mum? http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/comment/163633/can-i-mourn-my-survivor-mum
"23.09.2016 16:30:00" Timeline Photos As Universities start up again, the Jewish Chronicle infographic this week focusses on Jewish student population sizes in the UK.
"23.09.2016 15:45:17" thejc.com 'The community has made me feel at home' | The Jewish Chronicle "From the outside looking in, I think people see a younger black guy who is quite trendy, and an older white lady who does news, and they don't get it," says Ben Ofoedu, the pop star partner of television and radio personality Vanessa Feltz. Remember Phats and Small?! Turn around and read this:
Pop star Ben Ofoedu tells us about being Vanessa Feltz's boyfriend and how he has settled in to life in the Jewish community
"23.09.2016 11:53:00" thejc.com Rosh Hashanah honey cake round-up | The Jewish Chronicle Whether you have a fail-proof favourite or are still searching for that elusive perfect recipe, we all want a great honey cake on our Rosh Hashanah tables. Not too dry, sticky on top, and maybe just a little bit different from everyone else's. NEED SOME HONEY CAKE INSPIRATION? We've gathered together the best recipes published in the JC – past and present
"23.09.2016 10:19:50" thejc.com Investigation launched after 'unacceptable' Holocaust t-shirt seen at university event | The Jewish Chronicle University students wearing t-shirts with racist phrases including “The Holocaust was a good time” at an official freshers' event have prompted an investigation. The t-shirt was worn during Exeter University Snowsports Club's white t-shirt event One t-shirt claimed: "The Holocaust was a good time"
"23.09.2016 10:07:55" gorkanajobs.co.uk The Jewish Chronicle, Reporter / Journalist job with The Jewish Chronicle | 64620 The Jewish Chronicle is looking for an experienced Reporter / Journalist. Are you an experienced reporter/journalist? We're looking for someone to join our busy news team. Apply here http://www.gorkanajobs.co.uk/job/64620/the-jewish-chronicle-reporter-journalist/
"22.09.2016 15:39:33" thejc.com No disciplinary action for Labour councillor who shared antisemitic video | The Jewish Chronicle The Labour Party will not discipline a Birmingham councillor who shared an antisemitic video on his Facebook page. A spokesman said Labour had accepted Zafar Iqbal's explanation that he had “no idea” how the clip had appeared. The video, CNN,
"22.09.2016 15:05:06" thejc.com LISTEN: Possibly Leonard Cohen's most Jewish song | The Jewish Chronicle On Wednesday Leonard Cohen released a sneak preview of his upcoming album: a song called “You Want It Darker”. In it, the singer addresses God, asking why bad things happen. The chorus includes words that are both Hebrew and biblical: “Hineni,
"22.09.2016 12:26:06" thejc.com Wearing eye-catching clothing is as bad as eating unkosher food, Charedi rabbi tells women | The Jewish Chronicle A strictly Orthodox rabbi has defended an official letter telling women not to wear clothes which are red, bright yellow or fluorescent because “hot colours solicit attention”. The message, written by Rabbi Eliyahu Falk and approved by the Union of
"21.09.2016 20:29:19" thejc.com Ex-JFS head lands new job | The Jewish Chronicle The former JFS headteacher who resigned in May after a “leave of absence” is the new London School of Jewish Studies executive director.
"21.09.2016 19:17:46" thejc.com Corbyn campaign video dismissing antisemitism accusations withdrawn | The Jewish Chronicle A video produced by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership campaign team appearing *UPDATE* The video was taken off YouTube after Gillian Merron, chief executive of the Board of Deputies, spoke to Jon Lansman, chair of Momentum's steering committee, about the video. He apparently apologised, said it would be withdrawn and that a public
"21.09.2016 15:07:06" Timeline Photos The Jewish Chronicle and our readers would like to thank The National Holocaust Centre and Museum for an amazing and moving trip yesterday. The dedication and kindness of the museum's staff as well as their ability to teach adults and children about the
"21.09.2016 12:03:13" thejc.com Anger as Jeremy Corbyn campaign video dismisses antisemitism accusations | The Jewish Chronicle A video produced by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership campaign team has received an angry response from British Jews after it appeared to dismiss accusations of antisemitism. Have you seen Jeremy Corbyn's latest campaign video? Antisemitism? Throw it on the floor...
"20.09.2016 13:27:27" thejc.com Jewish refugee initiative reunites children with their families in Britain | The Jewish Chronicle Donors from across the Jewish community have raised over £200,000 in four weeks to bring to Britain more than 100 refugee children who have a legal right to live here.
"20.09.2016 09:34:05" thejc.com Terror wave continues as Palestinian attacks IDF soldier near Hebron | The Jewish Chronicle A Palestinian teenager was shot and killed after trying to stab an Israeli soldier on Tuesday morning, in the fifth consecutive day of attacks in the West Bank and Jerusalem. The attempted knife attack took place at a checkpoint near Bani Na'im,
"19.09.2016 16:03:43" thejc.com WATCH: University Jewish Chaplaincy's Rabbi Mordechai Zeller sounds the Shofar in Cambridge | The Jewish Chronicle New Jewish chaplaincy couple Rabbi Mordechai Zeller and his wife, Lea Taragin Zeller, have been making their presence known in Cambridge where Rabbi Zeller has been blowing the Shofar in the heart of the city.
"19.09.2016 15:49:50" thejc.com Israel embassy statement included in Methodist Church exhibition after claims of bias | The Jewish Chronicle A Methodist church has agreed to include statements detailing Israel's security concerns in an exhibition it is mounting after complaints of pro-Palestinian bias.
"19.09.2016 15:31:17" thejc.com JW3 received death threat 'from within Jewish community' for hosting Corbyn | The Jewish Chronicle The chief executive of the JW3 community centre received a death threat believed to have come from within the Jewish community for hosting a Labour leadership debate between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith.
"19.09.2016 15:17:14" thejc.com German Jewish leader calls rise of anti-immigrant party a 'Nazi renaissance' | The Jewish Chronicle A German Jewish leader has equated the electoral success of a populist, right-wing party with the rise of the Third Reich. On Sunday, Alternative for Germany (AfD) party won seats in Berlin's state parliament for the first time since it was founded in
"19.09.2016 13:51:21" thejc.com Warm wishes for Peres as hopes for his recovery remain strong | The Jewish Chronicle Shimon Peres is making “slow moderate improvement”, according to his son-in-law who is his personal physician. Dr Rafi Walden told the AFP news agency that doctors would “gradually reduce support” in terms of respiration and anaesthesia, “and
"19.09.2016 10:16:56" thejc.com Knife intifada back in full flow as two more police stabbed | The Jewish Chronicle Two police officers have been wounded in Israel in the sixth attack in four days. A 54-year-old policeman was moderately wounded and a 38-year-old female officer left in a serious condition after a knife attack in Jerusalem's Old City early on Monday
"19.09.2016 10:08:14" thejc.com Emmy triumph for Jewish stars | The Jewish Chronicle Jewish stars triumphed in the comedy categories at last night's Emmy Awards. For her fifth consecutive year, Julia Louis-Dreyfus won best lead actress in a comedy series for role as the US president in “Veep”. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Tambor took home
"18.09.2016 21:14:49" thejc.com Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith clash over handling of Labour antisemitism crisis | The Jewish Chronicle Owen Smith has labelled Jeremy Corbyn "mealy-mouthed and weak" over his response to the antisemitism crisis engulfing Labour. Mr Smith said the fact the party had seen "a precipitous drop-off of support" from the Jewish community over
"18.09.2016 17:00:01" thejc.com Addicted to technology | The Jewish Chronicle Every morning, dreadfully early, I hear footsteps on the stairs and then feel a tug on my arm. "Can I watch videos on your phone?" That's always my four-year-old daughter's first question as she stands by our bed. The second follows a similar Are we?
"18.09.2016 14:31:32" thejc.com Negative effect of ostentatious barmitzvahs | The Jewish Chronicle Q It seems that, nowadays, celebratory functions in the community are getting more and more lavish but my husband and I aren't getting any richer. My oldest has been going to his friends' barmitzvahs this year, and every time he comes home from one This week a reader asks our agony aunt how to make their son's barmitzvah truly memorable - without bankrupting themselves
"18.09.2016 14:05:46" thejc.com Flag feud at Board meeting as members discuss combating BDS | The Jewish Chronicle The Board of Deputies meeting on Sunday was the setting for a civil but spirited debate on the nature of the “Bridges not Boycotts” campus campaign to combat BDS.
"18.09.2016 13:24:31" thejc.com Israel braces for worst in national exercise | The Jewish Chronicle Preparations for a week-long nationwide drill in Israel, starting today, have come amidst grim warnings of potential casualties in the event of another conflict. The IDF's Home Front Command has released information on its worst case scenario, where
"17.09.2016 10:42:00" thejc.com A room of my own for now | The Jewish Chronicle My first child was born shortly after my second novel, Waking Lions, was published in Israel. At first, I felt a great relief, after carrying both of them within me - the baby for nine months, the novel for two years - it was good to know they were The author Ayelet Gondar Goshen on motherhood, writing and the joys of uncertainty
"16.09.2016 16:58:01" thejc.com Missing long summer Shabbats | The Jewish Chronicle As a perpetual sun worshipper, I'm always saddened by the end of the summer. Still, there is plenty to love about autumn. Apples gleaming on the trees, just waiting to be made into crumbles for Rosh Hashanah. The landscape becoming a kaleidoscope of reds
"16.09.2016 16:16:40" thejc.com Ruth Smeeth astounded at claim by Labour activist who verbally abused her that he was 'smeared' | The Jewish Chronicle Ruth Smeeth, the Jewish Labour MP, has said she is astonished at reported comments by the Labour activist who left her in tears at a high-profile party event earlier this year. Mrs Smeeth was so upset when Marc Wadsworth verbally abused her at the launch
"16.09.2016 11:55:57" thejc.com Three Israelis injured in terrorist attack | The Jewish Chronicle Three Israelis have been injured during an attack in the West Bank which the Israeli Defence Forces has said was committed by "terrorists". Two attackers drove into the victims at a junction outside Kiryat Arba this morning, a spokesman for the
"16.09.2016 11:52:24" thejc.com Board's concern over Methodist church's Israel exhibition | The Jewish Chronicle The Board of Deputies has criticised an exhibition to be held at a Methodist church as being biased against Israel.
"16.09.2016 10:35:16" thejc.com Attacker shot after stabbing attempt at Damascus Gate | The Jewish Chronicle A man, described as a "terrorist", has been shot after attempting to stab an Israeli soldier at a popular tourist site in Jerusalem. The incident took place at the Damascus Gate, an entrance to the Old City. The area has been cordoned off. It
"16.09.2016 09:23:05" thejc.com How I burst the Jewish bubble | The Jewish Chronicle Jewish teenagers often live in a bubble, according to the Chief Rabbi. I certainly was, this time last year. But, while all my friends went off to perhaps the ultimate "Jewniversity", all to be living in the same halls and some even in the same The Chief Rabbi thinks Jewish students live in a bubble. Our newest blogger managed to 'burst' it. Read about her experience
"15.09.2016 17:31:00" thejc.com Moving beyond humanity | The Jewish Chronicle When the Nazis overran France in the Spring of 1940, thousands of Jews attempted to cross the boarder south to Spain and Portugal. There was a major problem though: they needed visas, and the Portuguese government forbade its consuls in France at the Can an Israeli history professor predict the future?
"15.09.2016 16:43:54" thejc.com Mixed response to May's faith school plan | The Jewish Chronicle The government's decision to lift the 50 per cent cap on faith-based admissions to new free schools has prompted differing reactions across the Jewish community. While many leading figures welcomed the move, others, including parents, expressed concern.
"15.09.2016 15:05:51" thejc.com The Jewish Chronicle Cautious optimism over Shimon Peres's condition two days after stroke http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/163368/cautious-optimism-over-shimon-peress-condition-two-days-after-stroke
"15.09.2016 13:38:40" Timeline Photos On Ken Livingstone's claims his grandmother is Jewish
"15.09.2016 13:04:34" thejc.com Jewish MP calls for immediate action after leaked document reveals activists targeted her | The Jewish Chronicle Louise Ellman, Labour MP for Liverpool Riverside, has said she is “deeply concerned” after a document investigating the alleged behaviour of Liverpool Momentum activists was leaked. The report highlighted the targeting of the Jewish MP and appeared
"15.09.2016 12:02:54" thejc.com Customers angry at sandwich cutting | The Jewish Chronicle It may just be lunch, but a change to Sainsbury's kosher sandwich options has caused uproar among some Jewish customers. The supermarket chain has reduced the number of kosher sandwiches available in its popular "meal deal" range from four to Will you be getting a meal deal this lunch break?
"15.09.2016 11:10:23" thejc.com Prayers for Peres as condition remains unchanged after stroke | The Jewish Chronicle Jewish communities around the world prayed for Israel's former president Shimon Peres as he lay ill in hospital after suffering a severe stroke this week.
"15.09.2016 08:50:28" thejc.com WATCH: Queen play Hava Nagila and Adam Lambert speaks in Hebrew | The Jewish Chronicle During a Queen concert in Tel Aviv Brian May broke out into a rock version of Have Nagilah (below), while Adam Lambert - the new Jewish front man for the group - addressed the audience in Hebrew (above).
"14.09.2016 16:16:29" thejc.com Anger as Jeremy Corbyn supporters invited to speak at Jewish Labour event | The Jewish Chronicle The Jewish Labour Movement's decision to invite a series of controversial party figures to speak at a rally against antisemitism has been attacked by supporters who claim it will make the group “a laughing stock”. EXCLUSIVE
"14.09.2016 14:13:13" thejc.com Shimon Peres's 'chances of survival pretty good' after stroke | The Jewish Chronicle Shimon Peres's condition is improving and his "chances of survival are pretty good", the former president of Israel's doctors have said, after he suffered a stroke on Tuesday night. *UPDATE* Doctors have said that Peres is stable, responsive and that they have a 'certain optimism'
"14.09.2016 12:11:22" thejc.com May announces competition to design London Holocaust memorial | The Jewish Chronicle Prime Minister Theresa May has announced there will be a competition to design a Holocaust memorial next to Parliament. During Prime Minster's questions Mrs May updated the House on plans to build a national Holocaust memorial and learning centre in
"14.09.2016 10:58:55" The Jewish Chronicle Exclusive JC trip offer. Join us as we travel to The National Holocaust Centre and Museum for an exclusive tour of the museum and first look at The Forever Project.To book your ticket go to: www.thejc.com/jctrip. Join us on a trip to The National Holocaust Centre and Museum in Nottingham for a tour of the museum and exclusive first look at The Forever Project. Our spaces are filling up very quickly and we only have limited spaces left. If you would like to join us
"14.09.2016 09:00:05" thejc.com Shimon Peres in intensive care after stroke | The Jewish Chronicle Shimon Peres, the former president of Israel, is in a “stable but serious condition” after suffering a stroke. Doctor Itzik Kreiss, director of the Sheba Medical Centre in Ramat Gan, said: "Mr. Peres made it through the night safely. “We are
"13.09.2016 11:43:43" thejc.com Deborah Levy and David Szalay on Man Booker shortlist | The Jewish Chronicle Two Jewish authors have been shortlisted for the year's Man Booker Prize. Deborah Levy made it on to the list for her book Hot Milk. She was joined by David Szalay, writer of All That Man Is. Four other writers were named - Paul Beatty, Graeme Macrae
"13.09.2016 10:27:06" thejc.com Boundary changes may impact constituencies with large Jewish communities | The Jewish Chronicle Proposed changes to the boundaries of Parliamentary constituencies may significantly affect areas with large Jewish populations. The Boundary Commission for England published its boundary recommendations this morning. The proposals, due to take effect in
"13.09.2016 08:28:08" thejc.com Government's support for Israel remains constant amid 'seismic' political changes, says Amber Rudd | The Jewish Chronicle Amber Rudd, the new Home Secretary, has pledged to combat antisemitism and said she understood British Jews' feelings of fear and vulnerability. Ms Rudd said Theresa May's government would stand “steadfastly alongside Israel”.
"12.09.2016 16:31:00" thejc.com Supreme Court slams Israeli government for not opening Western Wall egalitarian area | The Jewish Chronicle The Israeli Supreme Court has criticised the government for not taking action to open a non-Orthodox prayer section at the Western Wall agreed upon almost eight months ago. Israel's highest court was due to hear a motion filed against the Western Wall
"12.09.2016 15:59:17" thejc.com 95 year-old Auschwitz paramedic charged for part in over 3,600 murders | The Jewish Chronicle A 95-year-old former Auschwitz paramedic has been charged as being an accessory to the murder of at least 3,681 people. Hubert Zafke, who until recently was known only as Hubert Z, was charged in a German court on Monday.
"12.09.2016 13:49:22" thejc.com German teachers' union shreds pro-BDS article | The Jewish Chronicle A branch of the German teachers' union has pulped copies of its September magazine because it included an article advocating a boycott of Israel. The Education and Science Workers' Union (GEW), in the northern city of Oldenburg, also apologised for
"12.09.2016 10:23:15" thejc.com Israeli invention helps paralysed woman finish race | The Jewish Chronicle A woman who is paralysed from the chest down has completed the Great North Run wearing an Israeli exoskeleton. Claire Lomas, who has also finished the London Marathon, took five days to walk the half marathon in the ReWalk suit, created by Israeli
"12.09.2016 08:55:26" thejc.com Shami Chakrabarti: I've had a horrible time over inquiry but I'd do it all again | The Jewish Chronicle Shami Chakrabarti has said if asked again she would carry out her inquiry into antisemitism in Labour despite the criticism the review received. Interviewed by Simon Johnson, chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council, at a community event in
"12.09.2016 08:54:01" thejc.com Israeli envoy discusses Polish-Jewish relations with priest who runs radio station accused of antisemitism | The Jewish Chronicle Israel's ambassador in Poland has held a meeting with a Catholic priest who runs a radio station described as “blatantly antisemitic” by the US State Department. Anna Azari, the country's Israeli ambassador, met Father Tadeusz Rydzyk last week.
"11.09.2016 09:08:00" thejc.com How social media is feeding our families | The Jewish Chronicle Not so long ago, if you wanted a Jewish recipe you'd consult Evelyn Rose or Florence Greenberg, or perhaps a friend or relative would scribble out their tried-and-tested favourite on a scrap of paper for you. Nowadays, all you need to do for a champion Why Facebook should be your first stop for inspiration for your next Shabbat dinner
"10.09.2016 11:10:01" thejc.com Jews in fiction – worth the read? | The Jewish Chronicle In Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, Hector says: "The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set "I've been racking my brains to think of a character in a book who is Jewish, but genuine. I have to say, I haven't been able to find one." Any suggestions for our blogger? Let us know in the comments below
"09.09.2016 16:44:01" thejc.com Try ﬁnding a mohel out here | The Jewish Chronicle Far from Lima, the coastal capital of Peru, where a thriving middle-class Jewish community of roughly 3,000 Ashkenazim is anchored by a web of institutions, a tiny grouping of Jews in the rainforest is just about clinging on.
"09.09.2016 16:30:01" Timeline Photos Our infographic this week shows the investment in Iran since a nuclear deal was agreed last year.
"09.09.2016 14:17:29" thejc.com UN hosts first antisemitism conference | The Jewish Chronicle The United Nations has held a “High-level Forum on Antisemitism” for the first time in its seven-decade history. The gathering, which took place on Wednesday, was sponsored by Israel, the United States, Canada and the European Union. Ban Ki-Moon, the
"09.09.2016 13:15:08" thejc.com Court rejects appeal by Carmel College sex abuser over 19-year jail sentence | The Jewish Chronicle A pensioner jailed for repeated sex attacks at a Jewish boarding school over 25 years ago richly deserved his 19-year sentence, senior judges have ruled. Retired teacher Trevor John Bolton is racked by mental and physical health problems, London's Appeal
"09.09.2016 11:39:01" thejc.com After 30 years, he left me for a man | The Jewish Chronicle I grew up in London with parents who, while proud of being Jewish, weren't religious. I was in my late 20s and very independent (I'd already moved out of home, something "nice Jewish girls" didn't do in the 1970s) when, at a Jewish charity Hilary Freeman's recent advice column affected one reader deeply. This is her story.
"09.09.2016 11:28:30" thejc.com New probe is needed into Labour antisemitism, says Owen Smith | The Jewish Chronicle Owen Smith has called for a new inquiry into antisemitism in the Labour Party, saying the report compiled by Shami Chakrabarti lacked credibility among British Jews.
"09.09.2016 11:02:45" thejc.com Theresa May to remove cap on faith-school admissions | The Jewish Chronicle The government is set to remove the 50 per cent cap on faith-based admissions to faith schools. Prime Minister Theresa May announced the move this morning as part of a wide-ranging package of school reform, including an end to the ban on grammar schools
"08.09.2016 17:22:00" Timeline Photos It's natural to have doubts about religion says our columnist. Do you agree? http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/columnists/162998/its-natural-have-doubts
"08.09.2016 11:57:32" Timeline Photos David Aaronovitch on the inescapable fact of antisemitism http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/columnists/162997/how-antisemitism-picked-me
"08.09.2016 09:07:14" thejc.com Kick Ken out, says Baroness Royall | The Jewish Chronicle Baroness Royall has said she “nearly blew a gasket” when Ken Livingstone repeated his claims about Hitler and Zionism this week. The Labour peer told an audience on Wednesday evening that she wanted the former Mayor of London to be expelled from the
"07.09.2016 14:17:27" thejc.com Racism-hit Malmo introduces course to instruct teachers about antisemitism | The Jewish Chronicle The City of Malmö and its Jewish community have joined forces to fight antisemitism and increase knowledge about Jews among the city's youths. The project, which is funded by the Swedish government's agency for youth and civil society, is designed to
"07.09.2016 13:27:52" thejc.com King Solomon High School pupil in hospital after stabbing | The Jewish Chronicle A student believed to be from the Jewish King Solomon High School has been stabbed. The teenager, who was in school uniform, was reportedly knifed outside a charity shop, near the school premises, in Barkingside, east London, at around 8.20am. A witness Latest as Jewish school pupil hospitalised after stabbing
"07.09.2016 12:01:42" thejc.com Brian Eno denies Israeli dance company permission to use his music | The Jewish Chronicle Composer and producer Brian Eno has refused to let an Israeli dance company use his music. Batesheva, one of Israel's most famous dance companies, uses one of Eno's compositions in their dance routine HUMUS, and were set to repeat the performance –
"07.09.2016 08:48:35" thejc.com Israeli designers shine with social-action led design at Somerset House exhibition | The Jewish Chronicle Two Israeli designers have been in Britain this week to represent their country at the first ever London Design Biennale. The major new cultural event opens at Somerset House today, bringing together acclaimed designers from 37 countries.
"07.09.2016 08:44:32" thejc.com Yehuda Bauer sets the record straight on Hitler and Zionism | The Jewish Chronicle One of the world's leading Holocaust historians has attacked the BDS movement, and denounced anti-Zionism as antisemitism. Yehuda Bauer, professor of Holocaust Studies at Hebrew University, was in conversation with Tulip Siddiq, MP for Hampstead and
"06.09.2016 14:51:16" J-TV: The Global Jewish Channel Our interview with a B'Tselem spokesperson began raising a few eyebrows when she was asked whether Hamas is a terrorist organisation...
WATCH the full interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZVt7fy6AnU If you want to read our full story on this video click here http://www.thejc.com/news/israel-news/162886/b%E2%80%99tselem-activist-avoids-calling-hamas-a-terror-group or follow the link below directly to the J-TV video
"06.09.2016 12:32:30" thejc.com Ken Livingstone claims he has 'dozens' of books proving Hitler supported Zionism | The Jewish Chronicle Ken Livingstone has repeated for the second time this week his claims that Hitler supported Zionism. In an interview on BBC News this morning, he claimed “dozens and dozens of books by academics” backed his view that the Nazi leader had at one time
"06.09.2016 10:15:25" thejc.com B'Tselem activist avoids calling Hamas a terror group | The Jewish Chronicle A spokesperson for Israeli NGO B'Tselem repeatedly refused to categorise Hamas as a terrorist organisation during an interview with a Jewish TV Channel.
"05.09.2016 14:55:48" thejc.com I won't pull out of encounter with Jewish community, says Shami Chakrabarti | The Jewish Chronicle Shami Chakrabarti has said she is “not going to do a Tom Watson” and back out of attending a Jewish communal event this weekend. Ms Chakrabarti is due to appear at a North-West Friends of Israel meeting in Manchester on Sunday.
"05.09.2016 14:44:00" Timeline Photos Exclusive JC trip offer. Join us as we travel to The National Holocaust Centre and Museum for an exclusive tour of the museum and first look at The Forever Project.To book your ticket go to: www.thejc.com/jctrip.
"05.09.2016 14:26:43" thejc.com Police investigating Naz Shah over antisemitic posts | The Jewish Chronicle Naz Shah, the MP who was suspended from the Labour party for antisemitic social media posts, is being investigated by police. The MP for Bradford West, who has since been readmitted to the party, sparked a controversy earlier this year when it emerged
"04.09.2016 13:53:02" thejc.com Revealed: the secret life of a 50-year-old care home | The Jewish Chronicle Leon Smith is sitting on one of the benches at the back of the Clara Nehab House garden. The verdant area is small by the standards of Nightingale House, where Mr Smith was chief executive for many years. But then the Golders Green home, currently
"04.09.2016 10:05:03" thejc.com Moving up? We've got some tips | The Jewish Chronicle Anna Ebell, Henrietta Barnett School, Hampstead Garden Suburb My top advice would be to keep organised and not to forget your books. I only figured this out properly half-way through the year, when I worked out which books I needed and when all my Starting secondary school on Monday? Here are some tips from last year's new starters
"03.09.2016 16:49:00" thejc.com Getting spicy with the beef | The Jewish Chronicle Micah Wexler has good looks and a celebrity following - but what he's best known for is pastrami. This deli staple, far preferred to salt beef in the US, is a big deal to American Jews and non-Jews alike, even though it's underappreciated and hard to Everything You Always Wanted to Know About...Pastrami
"03.09.2016 10:40:01" thejc.com Weddings are her business... | The Jewish Chronicle Jen Glantz's story, if it weren't already for the film 27 Dresses, could be a Hollywood movie. Here's what's known as the elevator pitch in Entertainment Central: nice single New Yorker has a circle of friends, friends keep getting married, and not only Getting married and ready to pick your bridesmaids? Maybe that childhood friend isn't the best way to go
"03.09.2016 08:04:00" thejc.com We're dancing for our grandparents, say Jewish Strictly contestants | The Jewish Chronicle
"02.09.2016 16:42:07" thejc.com Amazing twist of fate reunites family with lost heirlooms | The Jewish Chronicle For decades, a silver kettle and golden bell stood on display in the van der Wateren family home. Indeed for Sylvia van der Wateren, the middle of three daughters, they had become part of the furniture in the family's lounge in the Dutch city of Haarlem.
"02.09.2016 16:30:01" Timeline Photos Our graphic this week celebrates the life of a remarkable comedic talent: Jerome Silberman, more commonly known as Gene Wilder.
"02.09.2016 15:59:11" thejc.com Shmuley Boteach and Pamela Anderson in joint warning on dangers of pornography | The Jewish Chronicle Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author of the book Kosher Sex, has teamed up with Pamela Anderson, the actress and former Playboy model, to warn of “the dangers of pornography.” In an article co-written by them in the Wall Street Journal, they described
"02.09.2016 11:42:55" thejc.com Israeli satellite set to bring internet to rural Africa destroyed following explosion | The Jewish Chronicle An Israeli satellite that was integral to plans to bring high-speed internet to rural Africa has been destroyed following an explosion at Nasa's Cape Canaveral launch complex. A Space-X rocket that was meant to take the Israeli-made Amos-6 satellite
"02.09.2016 10:11:24" Timeline Photos Do you agree with Judaism's ban on tattoos? Columnist Emma Barnet does http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/comment/162711/weve-got-it-right-tattoos
"02.09.2016 08:29:56" thejc.com Counter-terror police protecting Jewish MP after antisemitic death threat | The Jewish Chronicle Ruth Smeeth, the Jewish MP for Stoke on Trent North, has been given police protection after receiving an antisemitic death threat on Facebook. The 37-year-old was repeatedly referred to as a “Yid” in the abusive message which claimed “the gallows
"01.09.2016 19:38:01" thejc.com Gene Wilder: a life in film | The Jewish Chronicle In June 2013, the actor Gene Wilder, who died this week aged 83, talked about his career in front of an audience at a Jewish cultural centre in New York. He seemed quite frail and perhaps had the beginnings of the Alzheimer's disease that killed him but
"01.09.2016 16:30:25" thejc.com 'Flood' of passport enquiries over Brexit | The Jewish Chronicle Hundreds of British Jews have enquired about or tried to obtain EU passports following the Brexit referendum. One synagogue head said she had received a "flood" of requests for assistance in obtaining foreign citizenship, and German, Polish and
"01.09.2016 15:27:43" thejc.com Report reveals secret concessions made to Iran ahead of nuclear deal | The Jewish Chronicle Iran was allowed to evade a number of restrictions specified in the nuclear agreement signed with a group of world powers last year, according to a new report.
"01.09.2016 12:33:00" thejc.com Moving up? We've got some tips | The Jewish Chronicle Anna Ebell, Henrietta Barnett School, Hampstead Garden Suburb My top advice would be to keep organised and not to forget your books. I only figured this out properly half-way through the year, when I worked out which books I needed and when all my Starting at a new secondary school next week? These kids were in your shoes this time last year...
"01.09.2016 11:54:01" thejc.com There really is no place like home | The Jewish Chronicle My son starts secondary school this week. He is considered one of the lucky ones – he was offered and accepted a place at one of the greatly sought-after Jewish schools, which is, of course, a tremendous relief. It means that his Jewish identity is And so the great Jewish schools debate continues. But do you agree with this?
"01.09.2016 10:55:15" thejc.com Israelis told to learn British manners | The Jewish Chronicle The idea that Israelis may one day be taught British standards of restraint and p
"31.08.2016 16:36:31" thejc.com Scottish prison sees number of 'Jewish' inmates soar as they claim kosher meals | The Jewish Chronicle A prison in Scotland has seen the number of inmates identifying as Jewish rise in a scam thought to get them “nicer” kosher meals. More than 100 inmates at Glenochil Prison in Clackmannanshire have signed up to receive kosher meals. The prison
"31.08.2016 16:08:17" thejc.com Kindertransport memorial will honour parents | The Jewish Chronicle It is a long-celebrated story of survival: nearly 10,000 European children saved from almost certain death via the Kindertransport. But often little is known about the parents who were forced to wave goodbye to their children, unsure if or when they
"31.08.2016 13:21:57" thejc.com Youngest premature baby ever to survive in Israel sent home from hospital | The Jewish Chronicle A baby born at 22 weeks has been sent from hospital, believed to be the youngest premature baby ever to survive in Israel.
"31.08.2016 09:57:43" thejc.com Iran installs state-of-the-art defence system | The Jewish Chronicle Iran has reportedly placed a sophisticated, Russian-made air defence system around an underground uranium enrichment facility at Fordow. The S-300, capable of intercepting airborne targets up to 150 miles away, has traditionally been seen as a
"31.08.2016 08:53:48" thejc.com WATCH: Israelis win MTV award for Coldplay video | The Jewish Chronicle A team of Israelis won an MTV award on Sunday for their work on Coldplay's latest video.
"30.08.2016 16:13:47" thejc.com Human rights charity calls on government to honour its child refugee promises | The Jewish Chronicle JCORE has called on the government to honour its pledge to take in unaccompanied refugee children. In May the government promised to accept an unspecified number of chid refugees after a campaign led by former kindertransport refugee Lord Dubs.
"30.08.2016 15:04:00" thejc.com Weiner's wife announces separation after latest 'sexting' allegation | The Jewish Chronicle The disgraced former US congressman, Anthony Weiner, and his wife, Huma Abedin, are to separate. Mrs Abedin, a long-time aide of Hillary Clinton, made the announcement on Monday after new reports emerged suggesting that her husband, the former Democrat
"30.08.2016 14:05:40" thejc.com Jewish prayer to be included in funeral service of murdered backpacker | The Jewish Chronicle A Jewish prayer will be read at the funeral of a British backpacker who was murdered in Australia last week. Although Mia Ayliffe-Chung, who was fatally stabbed at a hostel in Queensland last Tuesday, was not Jewish, her family are keen for a Hebrew text
"30.08.2016 10:58:45" thejc.com Gene Wilder - five of the best | The Jewish Chronicle The Actor and comedian Gene Wilder died this week, aged 83, following complications that resulted from Alzheimer's. Everyone's favourite Willy Wonka, we've picked some clips that show Wilder at his funniest and most iconic. Gene Wilder has died aged 83. We've picked some our favourite moments from his most iconic films - do you agree with our choices and what clips would you have picked? Let us know in the comments below
"30.08.2016 08:29:05" thejc.com 'Unbearable to think of life without him', say family of Gene Wilder | The Jewish Chronicle Actor and comedian Gene Wilder has died aged 83. He was well-known for his role lead roles in 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory', 'Blazing Saddles' and 'The Producers'. His nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, said he died of
"29.08.2016 10:26:00" thejc.com I'm over mother's ruin | The Jewish Chronicle Climbing the gangplank to their cruise liner, they make a charming sight - the bubbly middle-aged woman laughing with the mother she's taking on holiday, still sprightly and beautiful at 93. But behind this pretty picture lies an ugly shadow, one ruined This searingly honest film (on at JW3 next weekend) records a mother and daughter's difficult relationship with the aid of nostalgic home movies, contemporary footage of bitching and bickering and a strong sound-track
"28.08.2016 14:17:01" thejc.com A Jewish-Asian love affair | The Jewish Chronicle Amy Chua, the notorious "Tiger Mom", described it as the "triple package". This is the idea that minority groups such as Jews and Asians experience disproportionate success because of shared values, which spring from the immigrant Do the Zuckerbergs know something we don't?
"27.08.2016 14:16:01" thejc.com Is our Corbyn strategy working? | The Jewish Chronicle Is it acceptable for a newspaper columnist to ask a question without being entirely sure of the answer? I hope so because that is exactly what I am going to try. I want just to pause a second and ask if we are certain that our strategy towards Jeremy
"27.08.2016 11:05:00" thejc.com Clever satire is far more than it ﬁrst seems | The Jewish Chronicle Full disclosure: I really didn't want to like Rebecca Bunch, the protagonist of Netflix's new TV musical comedy hit, My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The show's title may offer some clue as to why; she is as maddening as she is mad. Have you seen Netflix's latest musical comedy My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend? The Jewish leading lady reminds us not to take life - or ourselves - too seriously
"26.08.2016 16:30:01" Timeline Photos Now that the Olympics are over, here's how the Jewish athletes did. Congratulations to them all.
"26.08.2016 15:30:16" thejc.com Anger as French ban Israeli flags but let Palestinian flags fly | The Jewish Chronicle Israeli fans were banned from bringing their flags into a French stadium while opposing fans flew the Palestinian flag, it has been claimed. On Thursday night, Beitar Jerusalem played St Etienne in the second leg of their Europa League play-off.
"26.08.2016 13:28:49" thejc.com French Burkini ban 'is like Nazi humiliation' claims leading rabbi | The Jewish Chronicle The rabbi of one of Britain's largest congregations has compared the French clampdown on burkinis to the humiliations inflicted by Nazis on Jews. Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence, of Finchley Synagogue in north London, condemned the ban on swimwear designed to
"26.08.2016 12:49:34" thejc.com Displaying a tartan kippah won't stop this hatred. Scottish politicians must act now | The Jewish Chronicle Chanan Reitblat's name lives long in my memory. This week marks exactly five years since he explained to me how he had been "humiliated" when a fellow student at St Andrews University forced his way into a university dorm, rubbed his genitals This week's Dysch on Politics column looks at antisemitism in Scotland - but is he right?
"26.08.2016 12:31:17" thejc.com Israeli teams find out their Europa League fate | The Jewish Chronicle Israeli champions Hapoel Be'er Sheva have been drawn with Southampton and Italian giants Inter Milan in their Europa League group. Hapoel dropped into Europe's secondary club competition after narrowly failing to qualify for the Champions League group
"26.08.2016 11:21:01" Timeline Photos How does shul or cheder fit into your list of weekly extra-curricular priorities? http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/comment/162377/time-commit-shul-club
"26.08.2016 09:33:34" thejc.com Orthodox woman says burkini ban will boost her swimwear business | The Jewish Chronicle As the argument over the French burkini ban rages, one Charedi woman has described it as “the best commercial ever for modest swimwear”. Yardena G, a Paris-born mother of nine who now lives in Jerusalem, owns Sea Secret, a swimsuit label for
"25.08.2016 16:42:00" thejc.com A Jewish-Asian love affair | The Jewish Chronicle Amy Chua, the notorious "Tiger Mom", described it as the "triple package". This is the idea that minority groups such as Jews and Asians experience disproportionate success because of shared values, which spring from the immigrant Do the similarities between Jews and Asians mean that relationships between the two will be disproportionately successful?
"25.08.2016 15:50:58" thejc.com 'Are we there yet?' — Yes, my little darlings | The Jewish Chronicle Before having children, key items on my holiday packing list were a sarong, some nail varnish, and a pile of novels. Post-children, the essentials are Calpol, armbands and multiple packs of wet wipes. How many times have you heard this since the start of the school holidays?
"25.08.2016 14:21:20" thejc.com Knitwear queen Sonia Rykiel dies | The Jewish Chronicle Fashion designer Sonia Rykiel has died aged 86. President Francois Hollande's office announced the French Jewish designer's death in a statement on Thursday, describing her as a “pioneer”. Known as “the queen of knitwear”, Mrs Rykiel started
"25.08.2016 13:38:26" thejc.com 'We reserved a seat this time,' Jeremy Corbyn tells Jewish family on train to Glasgow | The Jewish Chronicle When a Jewish father met Jeremy Corbyn in the line for a train to Glasgow this morning, there was only one question he could ask. After a week in which the Labour leader had argued with Virgin Trains about whether or not he had a seat on a trip to
"25.08.2016 13:21:47" thejc.com GCSE joy for Jewish schools | The Jewish Chronicle Jewish schools have recorded another strong performance at GCSE, with a dramatic improvement in particular at Kantor King Solomon High School in Redbridge.
"24.08.2016 19:12:08" thejc.com Jeremy Corbyn 'misinformed' over Bernie Sanders 'support' | The Jewish Chronicle Senator Bernie Sanders has denied that he sent a message of support to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Mr Corbyn told supporters at a phone bank event on Monday that the Jewish senator, who lost out to Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic Party
"24.08.2016 18:20:18" thejc.com Father claims abuser told him: 'Jews, go back to Isra-hell' | The Jewish Chronicle Police are investigating an alleged antisemitic incident in which a man told a Jewish family: “Don't come round here. Go to Stamford Hill. You're not welcome.” A 31-year-old Jewish man was reportedly about to travel on the Emirates Air Line cable
"24.08.2016 14:46:16" thejc.com Police and CST attempt to quell concerns over increase in armed officers | The Jewish Chronicle The Community Security Trust has acknowledged the increased police presence in Jewish areas of London as part of a new operation launched by the Metropolitan Police. In a letter sent to Jewish communal organisations, the Met said Operation Hercules,
"24.08.2016 12:24:00" thejc.com Pro-Palestinian protester guilty of King's College assault | The Jewish Chronicle One of the pro-Palestinian protesters who disrupted a university's Israel Society event has been found guilty of assault by beating. Two Jewish students were subjected to a volley of abuse, including being called “Nazis”, as they held off a mob of
"23.08.2016 15:22:01" thejc.com Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith outline positions on Jewish issues | The Jewish Chronicle Jeremy Corbyn has reiterated his support for boycotts of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. In response to a letter sent by the Board of Deputies to both Labour leadership candidates, the party's current leader emphasised that he could not fully
"23.08.2016 10:52:41" thejc.com Russian TV station blames Jews for Titanic, Chernobyl and 9/11 | The Jewish Chronicle Purveyors of antisemitic conspiracy theories are two-a-penny, but one Russian TV documentary has gone a step further than most. Jews are responsible for the sinking of the Titanic, the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl and the terrorist attacks in the US on
"23.08.2016 10:33:57" thejc.com 'Unprecedented' demand from Conservatives for Israel tours | The Jewish Chronicle A group of Conservative MPs and peers are visiting Israel this week, in the ninth trip of its type since the general election last year. The visit, organised by Conservative Friends of Israel, will see UK parliamentarians meet both Israeli MKs and David
"23.08.2016 09:41:33" thejc.com Is a bat mitzvah too much study for a girl - or not enough? | The Jewish Chronicle Two weeks ago I wrote about how the gifts my brother and I received for our bat and bar mitzvahs made an impact on me, and it got me thinking about another crucial gender-based difference in our experiences. I celebrated my bat mitzvah at twelve, and he “Why did Gabriel do so much more than me?” I asked. “Where did that whole plan for him come from?”
"22.08.2016 16:22:56" thejc.com Israeli scientists take step towards cure for advanced skin cancer | The Jewish Chronicle A team of Israeli and German scientists say they have discovered how to stop melanoma from spreading. The research group from Tel Aviv University and the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg now understand how the aggressive form of skin cancer
"22.08.2016 14:47:51" thejc.com TV's Judge Rinder wants to 'make grandmother proud' on Strictly Come Dancing | The Jewish Chronicle Criminal barrister Robert Rinder, otherwise known as daytime TV's Judge Rinder, is the latest celebrity donning his sequins for Strictly Come Dancing. The reality TV judge, from Southgate, north London, was announced on Monday as the 12th contestant
"22.08.2016 11:17:01" thejc.com When it comes to the future of our multi-cultural, multi-faith societies we are at a crossroads | The Jewish Chronicle The views of a group of French Jews who are now living in London Our latest blog from a group of French Jews who are now living in London
"22.08.2016 10:10:50" thejc.com Israel strikes military targets in Gaza after rocket attack | The Jewish Chronicle Israeli jets and artillery hit several military installations in Gaza overnight after a missile was fired into the Israeli town of Sderot on Sunday afternoon. A Code Red alert was sounded in Sderot at 2.30pm on Sunday, followed by an explosion. A rocket,
"21.08.2016 18:22:00" thejc.com Is there an exorcist in the house? What rabbis felt about ghosts | The Jewish Chronicle Spectres and haunted houses are back in Hollywood fashion. After the return of Ghostbusters, a new band of spirit-chasers go after the paranormal in The Ghost Team. While both films are comedies, BBC's recent series The Living and the Dead about spooky They aint afraid of no ghost...
"21.08.2016 14:47:04" thejc.com Rocket launched from Gaza hits Sderot | The Jewish Chronicle A rocket has been fired form Gaza into Sderot in Israel. A Code Red alert was sounded at 2.30 on Sunday afternoon before an explosion was heard. A rocket, believed to have been fired from the north of the Gaza Strip, was found between two residential
"21.08.2016 11:28:01" thejc.com Official at Italy's Islamic University calls for 'new final solution' | The Jewish Chronicle A senior member of staff at the Islamic University in Leece, Italy, has reportedly called for a new “final solution” for Zionists. Raphael Villani, who works in the university's public relations department, wrote in a Facebook post earlier this
"21.08.2016 09:37:06" thejc.com Magda Goebbels' biological father may have been Jewish | The Jewish Chronicle The discovery of a new document in the Berlin archives suggests that Magda Goebbel's biological father was Jewish. The document, which was discovered by writer and historian Oliver Hilmes, and was published in the German newspaper, Bild, sheds a new
"20.08.2016 14:31:01" thejc.com Israeli recipe for a love story | The Jewish Chronicle Honestly, hand on heart, Beauty and the Baker is one of my all-time favourite shows that we have in our collection," enthuses Walter Iuzzolino, founder and curator of Walter Presents, the UK's only foreign language VoD (Video on Demand) drama "It's supposed to make you laugh, to make you believe in love." The hot new Israeli show coming to Channel 4
"20.08.2016 12:02:00" thejc.com If you can't run away, this could save your life | The Jewish Chronicle It comes from Israel, has thousands of devoted followers and is popular with celebrities. But what exactly is krav maga, and how does it work? To find out, I sought the help of Joel Bennett, an instructor at the Zut Krav Maga centre in Hendon, north-west Following the news that MPs have been offered free lessons in krav maga after Jo Cox's killing, we have a lesson in the unarmed combat techniques developed by the Israeli army
"19.08.2016 16:46:01" Timeline Photos This week's column from Melanie Phillips http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/columnists/162108/we-subsidise-mass-murder
"19.08.2016 15:50:13" thejc.com Celtic charged by Uefa after Palestinian flags flown inside stadium | The Jewish Chronicle Celtic football club have been charged by Uefa after fans flew Palestinian flags before and during the Glasgow side's match against Hapoel Be'er Sheva. Uefa had warned prior to Wednesday's Champions League qualifier that the Bhoys could face
"19.08.2016 12:13:19" thejc.com 'Allahu Akbar' attacker stabs rabbi in Strasbourg | The Jewish Chronicle A Chasid has reportedly been knifed by a Muslim in Strasbourg. According to newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, the attacker shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he stabbed the 55-year-old rabbi outside a restaurant. However, terrorism has reportedly been ruled out;
"19.08.2016 09:43:07" thejc.com Yes, we can ﬁx it: survey hammers myths about DIY | The Jewish Chronicle Jews are so bad at DIY that they have to call in a handyman to change a light bulb. Or so the stereotype would have us believe. But new figures suggest the community is more than comfortable carrying out jobs around the house. Are you handy with a hammer? Seems you're not alone....
"18.08.2016 18:17:01" Timeline Photos Can anyone help this reader trace her Lithuanian roots? http://www.thejc.com/162138/lithuanian-roots
"18.08.2016 17:52:01" Timeline Photos Is it time for a new siddur? http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/comment/162109/time-a-new-siddur
"18.08.2016 16:42:00" thejc.com Charedim raise £1m for child custody war chest | The Jewish Chronicle Stamford Hill Charedim have raised £1 million to fight legal cases where they think children are at risk of being removed from the community by one of their parents. This week's front page story
"18.08.2016 15:53:27" thejc.com A-level day: tears, fears and cheers | The Jewish Chronicle Success or failure, A-level results day can be a day of high emotion. Our writers tell their exam stories.
"18.08.2016 14:58:28" thejc.com Tributes paid to trainer Nicki Waterman following her death at 52 | The Jewish Chronicle Tributes have been paid to Nicki Waterman, fitness trainer to the stars, following her death from a rare form of cancer. Mrs Waterman, a member of Belsize Square Synagogue, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour last year. She was originally told
"18.08.2016 14:40:35" thejc.com Hamas military's co-founder apologises for bringing misery to Palestinians | The Jewish Chronicle One of the founders of Hamas's military wing has written a Facebook post in which he accuses the terror group of bringing destruction to the Palestinians, and apologises for his involvement in its activities.
"18.08.2016 13:41:36" thejc.com Who are going to be our champions at Westminster now? | The Jewish Chronicle Gold may be the colour we have all been focusing on this week with Team GB's successes in Rio, but a couple of bronzes really got me thinking. Two leading Jewish figures in Labour's mayoral candidate selections in Liverpool and Manchester went largely "You're Jewish - how do we get to speak to the Chief Rabbi?"
This and more Westminster gossip in this week's Dysch on Politics column
"18.08.2016 11:53:55" thejc.com We're fighting over a bris for our baby boy | The Jewish Chronicle Q My husband is not Jewish, but agreed we should bring up our children as Jews, as he knows how important it is to me. He has been great with our three-year-old daughter, celebrating festivals, sending her to a Jewish nursery and giving up eating bacon My husband thinks it's barbaric. What should we do?
"18.08.2016 08:48:53" thejc.com Yavneh celebrates A Level results with 23% A* | The Jewish Chronicle Jewish students are celebrating their A Level results this morning, with Yavneh College in Hertfordshire among the first to reveal how pupils have done. The school said it was “proud” students had performed “fantastically well across all
"17.08.2016 13:25:49" thejc.com The antisemites might think they're hiding - but we can see right through them | The Jewish Chronicle A school playground on a typical murky London lunchtime, the year 1981. One kid goes up to another to ask him why he hadn't been at school the day before; the kid answers honestly without any thought as to why he shouldn't: “It was a Jewish holiday
"17.08.2016 10:07:10" thejc.com Israel Tour: a journey of self-discovery | The Jewish Chronicle For many people growing up in the Jewish community, Israel Tour at the end of Year 11 is a rite of passage - and something motivational to think about when GCSE revision becomes increasingly laborious. I was told that it would be an experience that would 'No misbehaviour with a snake on my tour!'
"16.08.2016 14:34:56" thejc.com Nazi comparison was 'inflammatory', Board of Deputies tells Jewish Labour backer | The Jewish Chronicle Labour donor Michael Foster has been criticised by the Board of Deputies for comparing Jeremy Corbyn's supporters to “stormtroopers”. Writing in the Mail on Sunday last weekend, Mr Foster – whose family has donated more than £400,000 to the
"16.08.2016 14:17:47" thejc.com The Olympic judo lesson: Arab leadership has huge fight on its hands | The Jewish Chronicle Islam al-Shehabi lost twice on Friday in Rio. His first defeat was when Israeli judoka Ori Sasson succeeded in pinning him to the mat in their first-round match. The second time was when he refused, in front of a booing audience, to shake his Israeli Islam al-Shehabi lost twice on Friday in Rio. His first defeat was when Israeli judoka Ori Sasson succeeded in pinning him to the mat in their first-round match. The second time was when he refused, in front of a booing audience, to shake his Israeli
"16.08.2016 10:30:32" thejc.com Charity launched to beat Crohn's in strictly Orthodox community | The Jewish Chronicle A charity has been set up to support sufferers of Crohn's disease, particularly those in the strictly Orthodox community. Crohn's Colitis Relief will encourage people with Crohn's to seek treatment. Ashkenazi Jews are four times more likely to develop
"15.08.2016 16:33:38" thejc.com And now, the Israel-hate medal table… | The Jewish Chronicle Ah, the Olympics. Who can fail to be moved by this glorious carnival of humanity? Who can fail to be enthralled by the spectacle of thousands of the world's greatest athletes putting all those endless hours of training to the test?
"15.08.2016 11:27:31" thejc.com Man jailed after uploading image of cat doing a heil Hitler salute | The Jewish Chronicle An Austrian man has been given jail time for posting online a picture of cat doing a Nazi salute, and other images glorifying the Third Reich. The 38-year-old man, from Flachua in Salzberg, was found guilty of uploading around 20 Nazi propaganda photos
"15.08.2016 11:01:39" thejc.com Man jailed after uploading image of cat doing a heil Hitler saulte | The Jewish Chronicle An Austrian man has been given jail time for posting online a picture of cat doing a Nazi salute, and other images glorifying the Third Reich. The 38-year-old man, from Flachua in Salzberg, was found guilty of uploading around 20 Nazi propaganda photos
"15.08.2016 10:39:26" thejc.com WATCH: Egyptian athlete refuses to shake hands with Israeli at the Rio Olympics | The Jewish Chronicle Egyptian judo fighter Islam El Shehaby was booed at the Rio Olympics on Friday after his first-round loss to Israeli Or Sasson, when El Shehaby refused to shake Sasson's hand, in what is considered a major breach of judo etiquette.
"15.08.2016 08:51:27" thejc.com 92 per cent of Jewish Labour Movement back Owen Smith for party leadership | The Jewish Chronicle The Jewish Labour Movement has nominated Owen Smith for the Labour leadership by a landslide. Some 92 per cent of the members voted for the Welsh MP who is challenging Jeremy Corbyn. The organisation balloted its members last week, with just under 59 per
"14.08.2016 17:12:39" thejc.com Bullying Corbyn supporters are like 'stormtroopers', says Jewish Labour donor | The Jewish Chronicle Michael Foster, the Jewish Labour donor who launched a legal challenge against Jeremy Corbyn, has said he has been accused by supporters of the party leader of using false claims of antisemitism to smear left-wingers. Mr Foster, whose family has donated Retired businessman who's given thousands to Labour says he was accused by Corbynites of making up claims of antisemitism in the party
"14.08.2016 17:03:00" Timeline Photos http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/comment/161805/jewish-women-dont-do-cults
"14.08.2016 14:56:01" thejc.com Keeping it kosher far from home | The Jewish Chronicle Food is so central for most of us that we're planning lunch while eating breakfast, especially on holiday. Eating well - or indeed at all - when you're away from home is not always easy when you're keeping kosher. Unsurprisingly there are options out Keeping kosher on holiday has never been so tasty
"14.08.2016 12:27:32" thejc.com MPs get free lessons in krav maga after Jo Cox killing | The Jewish Chronicle Krav maga, the self-defence technique used by the Israeli army, is being taught to MPs in the wake of the killing of Jo Cox. Two MPs and 18 aides attended the first training session in Westminster last week. The free lessons are being offered following Parliamentarians are being trained in the Israeli unarmed combat technique so they can protect themselves in the event of an attack
"13.08.2016 20:56:46" thejc.com Judge who ruled in Labour membership appeal challenged over being a "Zionist" | The Jewish Chronicle Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn have suggested that the judge in the Labour membership case may have been influenced by his "Zionist" background. Lord Justice Jack Beatson ruled in the Court of Appeal on Friday that Labour had the right to block Claims that Lord Justice Beatson may have let "being born in Israel" influence his decision to back Labour NEC in blocking new members from voting in party leadership contest
"13.08.2016 20:46:49" thejc.com Zoe De Toledo guides Team GB to silver in Rio rowing final | The Jewish Chronicle Zoe De Toledo steered Britain's women's eight to an historic silver medal in Saturday's rowing final at the Rio Olympics. The cox urged her crew to a second place finish behind reigning champions the USA, who were strong favourites. Four years after boat race disaster, Zoe De Toledo comes storming back with a silver medal at Rio games
"12.08.2016 18:38:00" thejc.com How I made all my rubbish fit in one glass jar | The Jewish Chronicle How long does it take you to fill up a bin bag? For Lauren Singer, the answer to that question would be counted in decades. Singer, 25, can fit her last four years' worth of rubbish into a glass mason jar. Interviewing her on a warm London day, with my "I went home and opened up my refrigerator and I saw that every single thing I had in there was packaged in plastic"
"12.08.2016 16:30:00" Timeline Photos The Jewish Chronicle spoke to five UK Synagogue movements to find out which shuls have the most members.
Does your shul make the list?
"12.08.2016 15:58:01" thejc.com TK Maxx withdraws 'Nazi-style' t-shirt from sale | The Jewish Chronicle Leading retailer TK Maxx has apologised for selling a t-shirt with lightning bolts resembling the Nazi SS symbol. TK Maxx removed the t-shirts – featuring the symbols on top of a circle – today. The tops had been on sale in UK stores. A spokesman
"12.08.2016 15:14:30" thejc.com Stripping, snacking and swinging chickens | The Jewish Chronicle Jewish women are often the butt of the joke; the smothering Jewish mother, or the spoiled Jewish princess. But, at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, Jewish women are setting the comic agenda. Take Lucie Pohl, 30, a German-born New Yorker who cites Sarah At this year's Edinburgh Fringe, Jewish women are setting the comic agenda.
"12.08.2016 11:12:00" Timeline Photos Get money-off tokens for The Beach at Brent Cross with this week's Jewish Chronicle. Pick up your copy today!
"12.08.2016 09:15:00" thejc.com Leading UK kosher store issues warning after Israeli salmonella fear | The Jewish Chronicle One of London's biggest kosher supermarkets has announced that customers should return certain hummus and tehina products to the store, amid concerns that they may contain salmonella. Kosher Kingdom in Golders Green, north-west London, emailed
"12.08.2016 09:05:59" thejc.com MKs protest to Olympic committee over removal of Israeli symbols | The Jewish Chronicle MK Yoel Razvozov has protested to the International Olympic Committee that some countries refuse to fly the Israeli flag at sports events. He wrote to IOC President Thomas Bach, saying: "In recent years we have witnessed a worrying and growing
"11.08.2016 18:25:00" thejc.com How I made all my rubbish fit in one glass jar | The Jewish Chronicle How long does it take you to fill up a bin bag? For Lauren Singer, the answer to that question would be counted in decades. Singer, 25, can fit her last four years' worth of rubbish into a glass mason jar. Interviewing her on a warm London day, with my How long does it take you to fill up a bin bag? It took one lady four years just to fill up this jar...
"11.08.2016 16:42:02" thejc.com Snake prank teens sent home from Israel tour | The Jewish Chronicle More than half the boys in a Bnei Akiva Israel tour group were sent home after a dead snake was draped over the door of a female leader and tour members urinated outside her room. Nine members of the group were expelled from the programme two days before Is this how you remember your Israel tour?
"11.08.2016 16:16:31" thejc.com Now it's hummus and tehina: Israel salmonella fears lead to major recall | The Jewish Chronicle Israel's salmonella scare continued this week, with one of the country's major producers of hummus and tehina products announcing a recall on Thursday. Shamir Salads said it had been informed on Wednesday by its tehina supplier, the “Tehinat
"11.08.2016 14:12:50" thejc.com French Olympian with tattoo tribute to Auschwitz survivor wins silver | The Jewish Chronicle Fabien Gilot, a member of the French Olympic swimming team, wears his heart on his sleeve – or more accurately, on his arm. As reported by the JC in 2012, tattooed in Hebrew on his arm are the words “Ani Klum Biladeihem”, meaning “I am nothing
"11.08.2016 10:29:33" thejc.com Row over antisemitism at Jeremy Corbyn's constituency party | The Jewish Chronicle Jeremy Corbyn's own constituency party has been caught up in the ongoing crisis over antisemitism. Around 230 party members attended a meeting of Islington North CLP on Wednesday night to decide on whether to endorse Mr Corbyn or his rival, Owen Smith,
"11.08.2016 10:01:03" Timeline Photos Life's a Beach - especially when you live in NW London! Get money-off tokens for The Beach at Brent Cross with this week's Jewish Chronicle
"11.08.2016 09:12:46" thejc.com Switzerland: Standing on top of Europe | The Jewish Chronicle It is the beginning of summer and all around me I can see bright, white snow. I am not cold, but instead surprisingly warm: the sun is shining and there is no wind. I'm standing on the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland, the highest point you can reach by train If it's good enough for the Prime Minister...Theresa May has said she's holidaying in Switzerland this summer and is planning on visiting the Bernese Oberland, which is where our reviewer went
"10.08.2016 15:55:26" thejc.com WATCH: Japanese gymnast dances to klezmer music at Rio Olympics | The Jewish Chronicle
"10.08.2016 14:17:47" thejc.com Judge turns courtroom blue as she hits back at 'sieg heil' criminal | The Jewish Chronicle A judge has stunned a courtroom by using the C-word as she jailed a racist and antisemitic thug. Judge Patricia Lynch reacted angrily when John Hennigan, 50, told her she was "a bit of a c***" during sentencing, according to reports in the
"10.08.2016 11:59:09" thejc.com New initiative considered to help children with no Jewish secondary school place | The Jewish Chronicle Partnerships for Jewish Schools is considering a new idea to help children who have no Jewish secondary school to go to in north-west London next month. The educational agency is exploring the possibility of offering a Jewish programme at a non-Jewish
"10.08.2016 10:15:37" thejc.com Luciana Berger unsuccessful in bid to be Labour's Liverpool mayor candidate | The Jewish Chronicle Luciana Berger, the Jewish MP for Liverpool Wavertree, has failed in her attempt to be selected as Labour's candidate for the upcoming mayoral contest in Liverpool. Ms Berger came third out of the three candidates, winning 24.7 per cent of the vote.
"10.08.2016 10:08:03" thejc.com Palestinian who saved Jewish children loses job | The Jewish Chronicle A Palestinian man has been fired after saving a Jewish family when their car was attacked. Rabbi Michael Mark's car was overturned when a Palestinian terrorist fired at his vehicle, killing him and critically injuring his wife. A local Palestinian man
"10.08.2016 09:21:56" thejc.com Teen mugger avoids custody over mugging of Lord Glasman | The Jewish Chronicle A notorious 14-year-old mugger has been spared a custodial sentence over trying to snatch a briefcase from a Jewish Labour peer. Lord Glasman, 55, was mobbed by two youths on bikes who tried to rob him near his home in Stoke Newington, north east London
"09.08.2016 15:20:36" thejc.com Labour Lord to leave party if Corbyn is re-elected leader | The Jewish Chronicle Lord Mitchell, a former Shadow Business Minister, has announced that he will resign the Labour whip if Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership election. The peer said he no longer wanted to be involved in the party if Mr Corbyn beat Owen Smith in the September “I just can't stay if he's the leader”
"09.08.2016 13:37:50" thejc.com UN official accused of aiding Hamas | The Jewish Chronicle A United Nations official has been arrested by Israel for allegedly abusing his position to support Hamas.
"09.08.2016 10:38:23" thejc.com Ivan Lewis fails in bid to become Labour's Manchester mayor candidate | The Jewish Chronicle Ivan Lewis, the Jewish MP for Bury South, has been unsuccessful in his attempt to clinch the Labour party nomination for the upcoming Greater Manchester Mayoral election. Mr Lewis came third in the contest, with 19.8 per cent of the vote, behind Andy
"09.08.2016 10:25:29" thejc.com Pain of husband whose wife died after cancer was hidden by pregnancy | The Jewish Chronicle A first-time mother died 10 ten weeks after giving birth because her pregnancy had masked critical symptoms of bowel cancer. When 38-year-old Laurel Cohen experienced abdominal pain, shortness of breath and constipation, she assumed these were just
"09.08.2016 10:09:24" thejc.com Saudi athlete accused of dodging Israel match | The Jewish Chronicle A Saudi-Arabian Olympian been condemned after allegedly pulling out of a match in order to avoid facing an Israeli athlete.
"08.08.2016 14:40:55" thejc.com Contrite Christopher Biggins says he was already planning Auschwitz trip before Big Brother incident | The Jewish Chronicle Christopher Biggins, who was kicked out of Celebrity Big Brother for making a joke about the Holocaust, has revealed that he was planning to visit Auschwitz even before his appearance on the reality TV show. The actor told the the Sun that he had already
"08.08.2016 14:08:17" thejc.com WATCH: Hamas propaganda video shows how great life is in Gaza | The Jewish Chronicle This Hamas propaganda video shows how great life is in Gaza. The signs in Arabic read "Thank you, Hamas."
"07.08.2016 14:12:04" thejc.com Claims of antisemitism in Labour "whitewashed" by Chakrabarti Inquiry | The Jewish Chronicle Shami Chakrabarti has been accused of ignoring claims that senior members of Jeremy Corbyn's team have a “blind spot” when it comes to antisemitism. A Jewish ex-member of Jeremy Corbyn's staff is said to be very disappointed that Ms Chakrabarti did not mention his submission in her report.
"07.08.2016 12:14:34" thejc.com The Jewish Chronicle Christopher Biggins removed from Big Brother following Holocaust comments http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/161655/christopher-biggins-removed-big-brother-following-holocaust-comments
"07.08.2016 10:27:00" thejc.com Meet the President of Peru - or Zayde, if you prefer | The Jewish Chronicle Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who was sworn in as head of state in Lima last week, is not your typical Peruvian president. For a start, he is Jewish. But that's not all. Because PPK - as he is known to everyone in Peru - was raised in the jungle.
"07.08.2016 09:07:30" thejc.com 'Antisemitic' Lebanese team refuse to travel with Israeli athletes in Rio | The Jewish Chronicle Lebanese athletes refused to share a bus with their Israeli opponents on the journey to the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games - a decision labelled the "worst kind of racism" by Miri Regev, the Israeli Culture and Sport Minister. What about the Olympic spirit?
"06.08.2016 14:29:00" thejc.com Shul never gave me this peace | The Jewish Chronicle Touching palm to palm, I bow my head to my hands in quiet contemplation. The sun has not yet risen, but here in India the night air feels muggy and thick. I breathe it in - rhythmically, purposefully - and am surprised to feel that it cools me from the How yoga made our writer feel closer to God than shul did
"06.08.2016 11:20:00" thejc.com The Games and the Goldblatts | The Jewish Chronicle The Museum of Ivor Goldblatt is a beautiful thing. It's a son's account of his father's life, produced in 2011, 10 years after Ivor's death, and posted on the internet. "This month, all anyone can think about is the Olympics,then nobody gives it a thought for the next two years."
"05.08.2016 16:30:02" Timeline Photos As the 2016 Olympics begin, the JC looks back at previous Jewish gold medal winners.
"05.08.2016 14:29:50" thejc.com Campaign to commemorate 11 Israeli athletes killed during 1972 Munich Olympics | The Jewish Chronicle The Zionist Federation has launched a campaign to commemorate the 11 Israeli athletes who were killed during the 1972 Munich Olympics. The online campaign, , called “Remember the #Munich11” and timed to coincide with the opening day of the 2016 Rio
"05.08.2016 14:08:45" thejc.com Janner family welcomes resignation of child sex abuse inquiry chair | The Jewish Chronicle The son of the late Lord Janner has welcomed the resignation of Dame Lowell Goddard as chair of the government's independent inquiry into child sex abuse. Daniel Janner said he had been ready to call for the judge to stand down after she refused his
"05.08.2016 10:53:32" thejc.com 'Illegals' arrested in raid on restaurant | The Jewish Chronicle Immigration enforcement officers raided the Edgware branch of Sami's restaurant on Sunday, arresting two men said to be working illegally. The men - a 37-year-old Indian national and a 33-year-old Pakistani national - were temporarily released and
"05.08.2016 09:37:07" Timeline Photos Everything you need to know about the 'Jewish' Olympics in Rio. Even found a British athlete this time. But it's complicated!
"05.08.2016 08:50:42" thejc.com Owen Smith challenges Jeremy Corbyn over response to antisemitism in Labour Party | The Jewish Chronicle Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith clashed over antisemitism last night as part of the first Labour leadership debate, with Mr Smith appearing to criticise the Labour leader's response to the issue.
"05.08.2016 08:34:01" thejc.com Israeli teenager describes horror of Russell Square stabbing | The Jewish Chronicle An Israeli tourist who was injured in the stabbing attack in central London, in which an American woman was murdered, has spoken out about her ordeal. Yovel Lewkowski, 18, from Tel Aviv, described how she watched in horror as a knife-wielding attacker
"04.08.2016 17:41:15" thejc.com Anger as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hands Shami Chakrabarti a peerage | The Jewish Chronicle Shami Chakrabarti, who led an investigation into allegations of antisemitism in the Labour Party, has accepted a peerage from Jeremy Corbyn. She was nominated by the Labour leader and is elevated to the House of Lords just five weeks after completing her
"04.08.2016 17:02:00" thejc.com New experiences, bad behaviour and career boosts - why Jews do reality TV shows | The Jewish Chronicle X Factor singer Katie Waissel is back on television screens as one of the contestants in Celebrity Big Brother. The 30-year-old Jewish performer is vying with the likes of Sam Fox, Christopher Biggins, Grant Bovey and Frankie Grande to win the Channel 5 As Katie Waissel enters the Big Brother house we ask - why go on a celebrity reality show?
"04.08.2016 14:25:43" thejc.com When I met Baroness Royall - and we talked antisemitism | The Jewish Chronicle Baroness Royall finally released her full report into claims of antisemitism at Oxford University Labour Club yesterday. The report, which was commissioned by Labour, had been suppressed in favour of a wider inquiry chaired by Shami Chakrabarti. (link to One mum was so concerned about allegations of antisemitism at Oxford University that she decided to speak to the women with all the information - Baroness Royall
"04.08.2016 13:36:20" thejc.com Why should I belong to a shul? | The Jewish Chronicle I am a lapsed Jew. I haven't taken to pork, or started partying on Friday nights. But right now, I'm not a synagogue member. Having joined as required when I married, our membership expired in the spring and since then we've ignored the entreaties to Do you belong to a shul? If so why - or why not?
"04.08.2016 12:00:42" thejc.com New Knesset group to address difficulties faced by Anglo olim | The Jewish Chronicle There is a perception among Jews from the English-speaking world that living in Israel is difficult. But a new group in the Knesset is looking to change that with the launch on Tuesday of a caucus specifically intended to support English-speaking Olim.
"04.08.2016 11:21:06" thejc.com Manager at charity World Vision accused of channelling millions to Hamas military | The Jewish Chronicle Israeli security services have arrested a senior member of international charity World Vision on suspicion of helping fund Hamas, it emerged on Thursday. The Shin Bet said it detained Mohammed Halabi, a manager at World Vision in Gaza, in June. The http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/161554/manager-charity-world-vision-accused-channelling-millions-hamas-military
"04.08.2016 10:59:11" thejc.com Israeli among injured in Russell Square stabbing attack | The Jewish Chronicle An Israeli was injured in the stabbing attack in central London. One woman was killed and five injured in the attack in Russell Square on Wednesday. A man was arrested by police on suspicion of murder. According to reports, an Israeli citizen was among
"04.08.2016 06:46:37" www.thejc.com Antisemitic incidents rise by 62% in London | The Jewish Chronicle Antisemitic incidents across Britain increased by 11 per cent in the first six months of this year, with a shocking 62 per cent rise in London. Figures published in a report by the Community Security Trust show that between January and the end of June
"03.08.2016 17:02:09" thejc.com Israeli training course for parents gets a boost from Bill Clinton | The Jewish Chronicle An Israeli educational programme for preschool children has received “an unbelievable international response” after being name-checked by former US president Bill Clinton. At the Democratic National Convention last week, Hillary Clinton's husband
"03.08.2016 14:34:15" thejc.com Overall JLC spending is down, with CEO's pay at over £170,000, accounts reveal | The Jewish Chronicle Simon Johnson, the chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council, is earning more than Prime Minister Theresa May, according to the organisation's latest accounts. His pay was in the region of £170,000-£179,000 last year – compared to the PM's
"03.08.2016 11:46:15" thejc.com Shami Chakrabarti is yet to comment on release of Royall report into Labour antisemitism | The Jewish Chronicle Shami Chakrabarti is yet to comment following the release of Baroness Royall's full report into allegations of antisemitism among Labour-supporting students at Oxford University. The JC has obtained a copy of the Royall report which was suppressed by
"03.08.2016 10:32:09" thejc.com May talks to Netanyahu about improving Britain-Israel ties | The Jewish Chronicle Theresa May has spoken to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time since taking over at 10 Downing Street. The new British prime minister talked to her Israeli counterpart about global terrorism and other issues affecting the Middle
"03.08.2016 09:10:48" thejc.com Baroness Royall report reveals Oxford Labour students engaged in antisemitism | The Jewish Chronicle The JC has obtained Baroness Royall's full report into allegations of antisemitism among Labour-supporting students at Oxford University. It finds that members of the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) did engage in antisemitic acts. The Labour The full report was suppressed by the Labour party, and Baroness Royall says she knows it will be "a great disappointment to the Jewish community for which I have a very high regard".