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Vandals banned from cemeteries

September 18, 2014, 7:48 pm

A 13-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to vandalising Blackley Jewish Cemetery in Manchester was given a nine-month restraining order preventing him from visiting any cemetery in the city. He will be electronically tagged for three months. Read More »

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Photo: @Rosa DohertyEarlier this week I wrote a story detailing my encounter with a man spouting antisemitic abuse on a packed bus from Golders Green. I explained how I reported the incident as it was happening and was told by police that they would not attend the scene unless the driver stopped the bus. The driver refused. Read More »

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MGBSFL Matchday 3 preview

Game of the day on Matchday 3 of the MGBSFL comes in the Cyril Anekstein Cup where Premier Division giants Norstar London Raiders A and Redbridge Jewish Care A go head-to-head. There’s also a full league programme in store. Danny Caro flavours the action. Read More »

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Balulu treble steers England past Jerusalem

England FC’s Motti Colman SPORTS DIRECT OLIM LEAGUE ENGLAND 4 FC JERUSALEM 3 England FC and Jerusalem kicked off the new season with a 4-3 thriller. The two Olim League heavyweights, who founded the league a number of years ago, turned up with their sights set on victory. Read More »

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Can’t be bothered

We have, unfortunately, had cause too often in recent months to report examples of antisemitism.But we have not previously been direct witnesses. This week, however, our reporter Rosa Doherty was on a bus next to a man screaming all sorts of abuse. And the response of the authorities was both instructive and worrying. Read More »

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Leading the way

As we near the end of one year and approach Rosh Hashannah, it’s heartening to see two key community organisations putting aside the usual turf wars and petty rivalries and coming together for the greater good.In their own different ways, both LJCC and JW3 are resounding successes. Read More »

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Juicy fig and pomegranate seed plaited breads

I buy pomegranate sauce – not the same as pomegranate molasses – at kosher supermarkets. Makes: 4 loaves Preparation: 30 minutes plus rising – 1½ to 2 hours minimum Cooking: 25 minutes Ingredients For the dough ● 4 sachets of dried yeast (30g approximately) ● 1. Read More »

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Rough ride expected by friends of Israel

Miliband, Clegg and Cameron: united in the admiration of British JewsThe party conference season gets under way in Manchester this weekend with Labour supporters the first to gather. Read More »

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Leaders’ Shanah Tovah

Britain’s political leaders have extolled the virtues of the Jewish community in their annual Rosh Hashanah greetings. Read More »

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Bake-off launch for Shabbat UK

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said he has been “swept away” by community reto his Shabbat UK initiative, set to take place next month.More than 100 synagogues, schools and other groups are planning events to enhance celebration and observance of the day of rest on October 24 and 25. Read More »

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Miliband set for frosty reception post-Gaza

Six weeks this summer witnessed the high and low points of Ed Miliband’s relationship with Britain’s Jewish community. Read More »

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Grassroots groups continue to grow

A new umbrella organisation called Nili14 – an abbreviation of the biblical phrase, “the eternity of Israel will not lie” – has been formed to support grassroots groups in the wake of the Gaza conflict.The aim of the group is to provide leadership, resources, and help Jewish activists respond quickly to anti-Israel publicity and protests. Read More »

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Scottish Israel support group set up

An group has been formed for grassroots activists in Scotland who want to support Israel.Scottish Israel will work as an umbrella organisation to help sub-committees deal with media relations, lobbying, rallies and educational events. Read More »

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Nitzavim-Vayelech

We sometimes forget just how radical the early rabbis were.They inherited a text, the Torah, which they understood to be the direct will of God, and made it the foundation for a new, rich religious life, one which is often unrecognisable as that described in the text itself. Read More »

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Jessie Ware: Things are looking up for the queen of UK soul

Jessie Ware: ‘The songs aren’t necessarily about me. They might be me being a voyeur’Back in the days when Jessie Ware was a young web reporter for the JC, she helped to compile a gig guide. Read More »

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Interview: Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

Chief Rabbi Mirvis says he wants to visit all of the UK’s 136 communitiesChief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has given his whole-hearted backing for Shabbat prayer groups for Orthodox women – once regarded as so controversial that his predecessor Lord Sacks barred them from synagogues for many years. Read More »

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Two cultural institutions with very different stories

JW3 opened last year after 10 years of planningThe amalgamation of JW3 and the London Jewish Cultural Centre marks the coming together of Anglo-Jewry’s cultural newcomer and one of its longest-standing arts and education establishments. Read More »

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Others could try united approach

LJCC and JW3 are not the only groups who have made a move towards merger. For more than a year the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council have been talking about joining forces – although the preferred word is “unification”. Read More »

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Students get an early taste of university life

Working up a sweat in the JW3 kitchen: Chef Rachel Davies (right) shows university students-to-be how to cook stir fries and curries on a budget Exam stress, essay deadlines, the horror of cooking your own meals: starting university has its challenges. Read More »

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Head says JFS will do better after critical Ofsted report

JFS head Jonathan Miller has said that the Ofsted report which raised concerns about safety and behaviour “is not an accurate reflection of the school we know”.But he has promised to address the issues raised by the inspection service. Read More »

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There goes the bride

Wedding bans: Oliver Stopnitzky and his Israeli bride Sivan Ben AbuGuests celebrated into the night at a wedding reception notable for one absence – the bride. Israeli Sivan Ben Abu, 29, wasn’t there because immigration officers had stopped her entering the UK. Read More »

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Islamic State has sparked UK far right surge

Islamic State terrorism has caused a surge in far right activity, according to a senior Home Office advisor (Photo: AP)Extremism by Islamic State terrorists overseas is causing a fierce reby the UK far right, a senior Home Office adviser has warned. Read More »

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Board of Deputies to launch its election manifesto in Manchester

Senior MPs will attend a communal event in Manchester this weekend in a bid to highlight key areas of the Board of Deputies’ manifesto ahead of the 2015 general election. Tory MP Graham Brady and Labour MP Ian Lucas will speak at the event of Sunday, alongside Gillian Merron, Board chief executive. Read More »

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Open Orthodox rabbi to address UK conference

One of the United States’s leading American modern Orthodox rabbis is coming to the UK for a two-day conference organised by a young religious activist. Read More »

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Two men arrested in child sex abuse investigation

Police have arrested two men over the alleged sexual assault of a strictly Orthodox child from the Satmar community which took place in the Stamford Hill area of north London last week.A police spokesman confirmed that detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s sexual offences and child abuse unit were investigating the matter. Read More »

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JW3 and LJCC set to unite in historic merger

JW3 opened on Finchley Road, north west London, a year agoJW3, the £50m London community centre, is to merge with the LJCC, the London Jewish Cultural Centre, based at Ivy House in Golders Green. The merger, which has long been predicted but has been repeatedly denied by both organisations, will be completed within the year. Read More »

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Plan to grant Chief Rabbi freedom of Barnet

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is expected to be granted the freedom of the London borough of Barnet in recognition of his contribution to the community. Read More »

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Boris Johnson ‘horrified’ by rise in antisemitism

London Mayor Boris Johnson said he reacted to the rise in antisemitism in the capital this summer with “horror and condemnation”.He made the comments in response to questions from London Assembly members at City Hall on Wednesday. Read More »

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‘Jewish students stand together to fight antisemitism’

Jewish-Israeli student Noam Yossef (Photo: Twitter)In response to the letter I previously wrote, I am amazed and overwhelmed with the support that the letter has received and the support surrounding my personal experience from students and friends. Jewish students’ standing together is what can make change happen. Read More »

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Israeli student Noam Yossef (Photo: Twitter)The National Union of Students (NUS) has scrapped a motion that claimed reports of rising antisemitism on campus had been exaggerated in the wake of Operation Protective Edge. Read More »

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Merkel’s speech against antisemitism

The fact that today there are again more than 100,000 Jews living in Germany is nothing short of a miracle. It’s a precious gift which fills me with profound gratitude. Read More »

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Photo: @Rosa DohertyWhen I boarded a packed 102 bus in Golders Green on Tuesday evening, the last thing I expected was to be confronted with a racist free to spout antisemitic abuse with no one prepared to stop him. Read More »

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Grant joins Thai Premier League

Avram Grant has been appointed Technical Director of Thai Premier League team BEC Tero Sasana.Grant, 59, has not held a management position since winning the Serbian League with Partizan Belgrade in 2012. Grant said: “I come here to help make the team become better. I come here to create chances for the team – that’s my job. Read More »

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Auschwitz guard charged with murder of 300,000

Auschwitz concentration campA 93-year-old man has been charged with 300,000 counts of murder and is expected to be the oldest Nazi concentration camp guard to face trial. Oskar Gröning worked at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. He denies being involved in the murder of Jews. He claims his role was to check luggage as victims arrived at the camp. Read More »

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FA insists Anelka must serve quenelle ban if he signs for Indian club

Nicolas Anelka (Photo: PA)The Football Association will demand that Nicolas Anelka serves out his five-match ban for making the quenelle gesture before he can start playing for his new team, Mumbai City in India. Anelka made the gesture, a Nazi-style salute, during a Premier League match in December 2013. Read More »

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Alex Salmond denies he compared Israel with Islamic State

Alex Salmond (Photo: AP)Alex Salmond has rejected suggestions that he made a comparison between the Islamic State terrorist group and Israel’s policies during the Gaza conflict. Read More »

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Lavin on the money for South

MANCHESTER ACCOUNTANTS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH MANCHESTER SPORTS 1st 2 DELOITTES 2South Manchester Sports threw away a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw against Deloittes. Centre forward Adam Lavin capped a superb individual performance with two well-taken goals. Read More »

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Danny Caro’s Quote of the Week: September 14

ROB Richman was beaming from ear to ear after L’Orange made the perfect start against Neasden – four goals, three points and a clean sheet. Read More »

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Danny Caro’s Goal of the Week: September 14

Two goals stood out, according to the JC panel of judges, but in the end there could only be one winner. STEVE SUMMERS (Redbridge A) – rolled his marker, bought himself a yard, and having spotted the keeper off his line, chipped him from 25 yards‎, floating it into the top corner of the net. Keeper stood no chance. Exquisite. Read More »

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Ofsted swoops on more Jewish schools

Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, which is carrying out more unannounced inspectionsFollowing last week’s shock inspection report, downgrading JFS from an outstanding school to one requiring improvement, two more state-aided Jewish schools have been the subject of unannounced visits from Ofsted. Read More »

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Danny Caro’s Prem Div TOTW: September 14

1. Dan Lee (Redbridge JC A)2. Avi Korman (Hendon A) 3. Alex Rosenthal (Hendon A) 4. Adam Hakimi (Redbridge JC A) 5. Jonny Kay (NL Raiders A) 6. Ben Weinberg (Harmen) 7. Benjy Dymant (Faithfold A) 8. Yoni Raeburn (Faithfold A) 9. Kane Hopps (Redbridge JC A) 10. Jonny Haik (Faithfold A) 11. Read More »

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Sollosi signs off in style

MGBSFL DIVISION TWO CAMDEN PARK 1 REDBRIDGE JC B 2 Nathan Sollosi helped the Redbridge B university brigade sign off in style as they registered a 2-1 win at Camden. In what was an emotionally charged day for Redbridge boss Jon Jacobs, his wonder kids delivered a perfect way to finish their first and last game of the season. Read More »

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Ofsted concern over behaviour at JFS

The JFS school building in KentonSchool inspectors have voiced serious concerns about behaviour and safety at JFS, Britain’s largest Jewish school. JFs was downgraded from “outstanding” to a “school that requires improvement” following an unannounced Ofsted inspection. Read More »

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Danny Caro’s Team of the Week: September 14

Here are the star men from Matchday 2 of the MGBSFL season.1. DAVID SIMNOCK (Norstar London Raiders B) – “pulled out some top draw saves” against Brady 2. AVI KORMAN (Hendon A) – “magnificent at both right back and left back endless energy up and down both flanks” 3. Read More »

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Rampant Ra’nana flex their muscles

“A statement of intent” is the way that Ra’anana co-manager Avi Wiesenberg described his team’s performance on Saturday night as the Olim League got under way.New boys Inter Tel Aviv found themselves on the receiving end of a rejuvenated Ra’anana squad and received a harsh initiation into the League. Read More »

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Student leader attacks NUJ for failing to respect Jews

UJS President Ella Rose (Photo: Twitter) The National Union of Students (NUS) has been condemned by a communal leader, for its “failure to afford Jewish students the respect any other minority would receive”. Read More »

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New pro-Israel group aims to support grassroots activists

An umbrella organisation has been formed to support the grassroots Jewish groups set up in the wake of the Gaza conflict.Nili14 will provide a “leadership and resource centre of excellence” for all the groups in the UK and Ireland. Read More »

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FW de Klerk warns Israel must find peace to avoid apartheid risk

FW de Klerk meets Haifa University president Amos Shapira and Mick Davis in London (Photo: John Rifkin)Israel and the Palestinians should use the example of South Africa’s reconciliation to achieve a lasting peace, according to FW de Klerk. Read More »

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Football was the winner, says Hatton

MJSL JOAN COLLINS PREMIER DIVISION MACCABI MANCHESTER YELLOW 3 REICH INSURANCE RANGERS 4Reich Insurance Rangers edged out the newly-formed Maccabi Manchester Yellow in a seven-goal thriller tinged with controversy. Reich’s Jordan Gold opened the scoring before player-boss Andy Hatton and Mark Mann hit back for the Maccabi. Read More »

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Proud Zionist Simon Schama defends Israel’s action in Gaza

Simon Schama (Photo: BBC)Historian Simon Schama has launched a stirring defence of Israel’s military operation in Gaza, strongly rejecting allegations that its forces were guilty of war crimes. Speaking as guest of honour at the UJIA annual dinner, Mr Schama said: “We are not the killers of children. Read More »

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Ruthless Leeds strike gold

MJSL JOAN COLLINS PREMIER DIVISION LEEDS MACCABI 2nd 9 SOUTH MANCHESTER SPORTS CLUB 2nd 0A four-goal blitz from Jonny Goldstone helped Leeds Maccabi run riot as South Manchester were put to the sword in ruthless fashion. Richard Black bagged added a hat-trick, with Nick Vale also weighing in with a double on a day to forget for the visitors. Read More »

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Cohen injury mars Heaton win

MJSL JOAN COLLINS PREMIER DIVISION HEATON PARK ROVERS 2 HAROLDEANS 1Heaton Park Rovers boss David Seligman dedicated the last-gasp win to Josh Cohen. Scans revealed that midfielder Cohen suffered a broken ankle after coming off worse in a 50-50 challenge. Read More »

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Sidle gets Flixton out of jail

MANCHESTER ACCOUNTANTS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION MACE 3 AFC FLIXTON 5Leor Sidle got AFC Flixton off the hook as they came from behind to maintain their perfect start in the Accountants League. Simmer signing Sidle bagged a late brace to seal back-to-back victories, but it didn’t tell the full story of see-saw game against Mace. Read More »

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Spiced lamb stew baked in red rice

Serves: 4-6 Preparation: 30 minutes Cooking: 2 hours Ingredients ● 500g red rice, rinsed ● 1 kg shoulder of lamb, cubed ● Seasonings: sea salt, black pepper, white pepper, garlic granule, paprika and cinnamon ● 2 red onions, finely chopped ● 2 Read More »

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Davis Cup woe for Israel

Israel experienced Davis Cup heartbreak as they were beaten 3-2 by Argentina in their World Group playoff match against Argentina.In a match moved to Florida due to the security situation in Israel, Israel led 2-1 after Day One, but Argentina won both singles matches on Day Two to progress. Read More »

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Israel counter-terror experts warn of potential High Holy-Days attacks

Terrorists may target Jews ahead of the High Holy Days, according to memo released today (Photo: Twitter)Islamic State terrorists may target Israelis and European Jews ahead of the High Holy Days, according to a memo released today by Israel’s National Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau. Read More »

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MGBSFL top-scorers: September 14

Ben Binder and Josh Bharier lead the way after registering for the second week in a row. OVERALL 4 – Ben Binder (FC Team B) Josh Bharier (London Rovers) ————————————— 3 – Johnny Haik (Faithfold A) Daniel Perelberg (Athletic Read More »

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Oaks let themselves down, says Stein

MGBSFL DIVISION TWO OAKWOOD B 3 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 3Jason Stein laid into his Oakwood B players following a six-goal thriller against Division Three champions Raiders C. Read More »

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We had a bad day at the office, says Dagul

MGBSFL DIVISION ONE BRADY MACCABI 3 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 3Promotion hopefuls Brady and Raiders B finished honours even following a six-goal thriller at Rowley Lane. Read More »

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