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Howard To Step Down
Michael Howard has announced he will not fight the next general election as Conservative party leader. MORE >>
Candidates' Mixed Fortunes
Jewish election candidates had mixed fortunes last night after Britain handed Tony Blair a historic third term with a vastly reduced majority. MORE >>
Tories Ahead
As millions prepare to vote in today’s general election, Labour has narrowed the Conservatives’ lead in the race for Jewish votes, according to our exclusive poll. MORE >>
Board's Amazon Appeal
The Board of Deputies has called on online booksellers Amazon to emphasise the controversial nature of a book sold on their website that claims to expose Zionist-Nazi cooperation. MORE >>
Eastenders Protocol Gaffe
The BBC apologised this week after a bizarre error caused a character in Eastenders to refer to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. MORE >>
Holocaust Hero Statue
A statue honouring an MI6 agent who helped thousands of Jews flee Germany before the war will be unveiled on Sunday. MORE >>
Tonge Peerage Row
Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel this week voiced disappointment over a report that the party’s controversial MP Jenny Tonge is to be awarded a peerage. MORE >>
West End Warrior
A Jewish councillor who filmed the aftermath of a fatal street attack in central London has called for urgent action to address the violence he believes plagues the city. MORE >>
Website Controversy
The website of one of the main activists behind the boycott of Israeli universities contains a link to a site that condemns Jewish control of the media and American foreign policy. MORE >>
Premiere Fundraiser
The charity premiere of an award winning Anglo-Jewish film is set to raise funds for Holocaust education. MORE >>
Student Probe
An independent review is to be held into complaints by Jewish student leaders following the resignation of three senior NUS figures. MORE >>
Community Backs Howard
A mezuzah could be nailed to the door of 10 Downing Street on 6 May if the Jewish community gets its way at the ballot box. MORE >>
Mission Repays Kindness
Less than six months after the Asian tsunami ripped through the hotel they were staying in a Jewish couple have led an aid mission to Thailand to help the locals who sheltered them. MORE >>
Blears SOAS Pressure
Home office minister Hazel Blears has written to the director of a leading London university demanding to know what is being done to tackle the alleged anti-semitism that blights its students’ union. MORE >>
Woman's Allergy Appeal
A woman who has fought a debilitating and little-known medical condition for three decades has issued an emotional plea for help from the community. MORE >>
Immigration Focus Anger
A London rabbi this week stepped into the electoral fray when he accused politicians who urge strict immigration controls of pandering to racists. MORE >>
James Is Fired
Alan Sugar may have booted him off the show yesterday. But Apprentice contestant James Max insisted there was a softer side to the notoriously gruff Amstrad boss. MORE >>
Boycott Confusion
Confusion and disarray reigned this week over the decision by British university lecturers to boycott two of Israel’s eight universities. MORE >>
Vote For Us
With the country preparing to go to the polls in just seven days, the leaders of the three main politicial parties have taken time out of their hectic schedules to write for TJ. Here, Tony Blair, Michael Howard and Charles Kennedy tell you why their parties should get your vote. MORE >>
Provost Controversy
Edinburgh’s civic head this week defended her decision to not attend Orthodox Jewish events in protest at the religious law requiring the segregation of men and women. MORE >>
Entrepreneurial Spirit
A group of Jewish students are pitting themselves against competitors from across north-west London today as they bid to win recognition as Britain’s brightest young entrepreneurs. MORE >>
Cheque Fraud Arrests
Barnet police arrested 35 people this week in connection with a probe into a multi-million pound cheque fraud, many of whose victims were Jewish. MORE >>
Miller Appeal
The family of a British filmmaker killed in Gaza was handed new hope this week after Israeli army prosecutors appealed against the acquittal of a soldier involved in his death. MORE >>
Restaurant Theft
Police have launched an investigation after a flatscreen television was stolen during a burglary at a restaurant on the second night of Pesach. MORE >>
AUT Boycotts Passed
Members of Britain’s university lecturers’ union have voted to boycott two Israeli universities as well as opening the door for a wider boycott of the country’s academics. MORE >>
Celebrity Wrestling
When the stars clash in television’s latest reality show, Celebrity Wrestling, this weekend there are bound to be injuries – but Jewish physiotherapist Sammy Margo will be there to pick up the pieces. MORE >>
Crackers Over Matzah
Men crave them with chocolate spread while women prefer a savoury cheese topping, but whatever tickles your tastebuds, collectively we will eat more than seven million matzahs over the next eight days. MORE >>
Prosecution Ruled Out
There were mixed emotions for the family of a British filmmaker shot dead in Gaza when his final documentary won a Bafta just days after Israel ruled out any prosecution over his death. MORE >>
Pope Welcomed
Jewish leaders worldwide this week gave their blessing to Joseph Ratzinger, expressing hope that the new Pope would continue his predecessor’s positive legacy. MORE >>
Anti-Zionism At The Ballot Box
MPs from the three main political parties this week distanced themselves from a radical Muslim lobby group accused of anti-Semitism in the run-up to the election. MORE >>
Telegraph Leaflet Stir
The Daily Telegraph this week became the latest national publication to come under fire for carrying a pro-Palestinian pamphlet. MORE >>
OAP Wedding Joy
With a combined age of 183 years, Harry City and Phyllis Kleiner could hardly be described as love’s young dream. MORE >>
Army Chief's Tribute
The head of the British army paid tribute to prisoners of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp last week during a London ceremony marking 60 years since its liberation. MORE >>
Kindergarten Honour
A Kenton United synagogue member last week joined German youngsters at the opening of a Kindergarten named after his Holocaust heroine grandmother. MORE >>
Chief Welcomes Pope
The Chief Rabbi yesterday extended the hand of friendship to newly elected Pope Benedict XVI and called on the pontiff to continue to develop his predecessor’s relationship with the Jewish people. MORE >>
Boycott Backlash
Nearly 200 academics this week put their names to public letters criticising calls for Britain’s university teachers’ union to boycott Israeli universities. MORE >>
Trek Fundraiser
They may be high maintenance girls, with fake nails, expensive hairdos and Gucci bags – but for 20 Jewish princesses that’s all about to change as they embark on a gruelling endurance trek in and around Israel. MORE >>
Tributes To Berkovits
The community this week paid tribute to two of its leading lights. MORE >>
Fire Support
Jewish firefighters will finally get dedicated spiritual support after London’s fire brigade became the first in the country to establish a multi-faith chaplaincy. MORE >>
No Miller Prosecution
The Israeli army has announced it will not to take any disiplinary action against an officer involved in the shooting of a British filmmaker in Gaza two years ago. MORE >>
NUS Resignations
The National Union of Students most senior Jewish members dramatically resigned last week amid accusations that the union had been a “bystander to Jew hatred”. MORE >>
Deir Yassin Anger
An event commemorating the alleged massacre of Palestinian villagers 50 years ago was hosted by a London church this week, provoking outrage across the Jewish community. MORE >>
Pension Proposal
United Synagogue employees facing a retirement of financial struggle could be handed a lifeline after shul bosses this week proposed to meet a £3.8m shortfall in pension payouts. MORE >>
Telethon Raises £400K
Volunteers for UJIA’s annual telephone appeal made a record number of calls this year as the Israel charity rung up a final total of more than £400,000. MORE >>
Memorial Attacked
An RAF veteran who was struck during a sickening egg attack at a memorial service for civilian war dead has spoken of his “shock” at the incident. MORE >>
Police Hunt Rapist
Police have launched a hunt for a rapist who attacked an elderly Jewish woman in her home. MORE >>
Passover On Campus
For most Jewish students this Pesach will certainly be different from all other years. MORE >>
More Pesach Skips
Barnet’s booming Jewish population has been given extra help in preparing for Pesach with the council announcing it is to provide more chametz skips than previously. MORE >>
Book Celebrates Israel
A new book examining the pioneering achievements of Israel across a range of fields will be launched at the British Library today. MORE >>
Locals Campaign For PC
Hundreds of people are set to back a campaign highlighting the “exemplary” community work of a policeman now facing a manslaughter trial. MORE >>
Sol's Brother Guilty
The brother of footballer Sol Campbell faces jail after he was found guilty of shattering a Jewish Spurs fan’s jaw for questioning the England star’s sexuality. MORE >>
Jewish Penicillin Backed
Health experts this week defended the reputation of chicken soup as “Jewish penicillin” after a report claimed chickens contain nearly three times as much fat as 35 years ago. MORE >>
Hospital Pack Launched
An information pack produced with a £16,000 government grant is set to help Jewish patients seeking ongoing care after their release from hospital. MORE >>
BA's Rita Dilemma
Bnei Akiva was locked in talks this week over plans to boycott a Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration because of the appearance of top Israeli popstar Rita. MORE >>
Magazine Apology
A professional magazine for dentists this week apologised for carrying an “inappropriate” pro-Palestinian leaflet and pledged to donate revenue from the insert to charity. MORE >>
Cherie Visit
Cherie Blair stressed the importance of “safeguarding the future for the next generation” after visiting the Norwood Children and Family Centre in Hackney on Tuesday. MORE >>
Hoaxer Escapes Jail
Community leaders expressed disappointment this week after a man who threatened to kill Jews escaped a jail sentence. MORE >>
Burahee Sentenced
It was the largest number of racially motivated offences the Crown Prosecution Service has ever had to deal with for one person – but this week, customer service assistant Riaz Burahee was spared jail so he could receive medical treatment. MORE >>
Boycott Considered
British universities could be given the green light to cut all links with their Israeli counterparts when the university teachers’ union votes on a boycott motion this month. MORE >>
Rich List
If you have set your sights on making a fortune make sure you launch a career in either property, oil, media or fashion. That’s the lesson from the top ten Jews whose way with wealth won them a place in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List. MORE >>
Ken under Fire
The Mayor of Los Angeles has warned Ken Livingstone he will not be invited to America’s second largest city until he apologises over the nazi jibe he made to a Jewish journalist. MORE >>
Hadassah Dinner
Hadassah UK presented more than £100,000 to the Israeli hospital on Sunday. MORE >>
Chametz Online
The tedious task of selling chametz before Pesach just got easier thanks to the launch this week of Britain’s first ever dedicated Passover website. MORE >>
'A Friend To Jews'
As a young man living in Poland, Karol Wojtyla was an eyewitness to the horrors of the Holocaust – it was an experience that would come to shape his actions as the world’s most influential religious leader. MORE >>
Shul's 150th Anniversary
The oldest Ashkenazi shul in London marked its 150th anniversary this week with a special l’chayim.
Wedding Clash
The Chief Rabbi was forced to pull out of Prince Charles’ wedding after it was moved to Shabbat. MORE >>
OAP Murder Leads
Police are pursuing two leads following appeals for information on the brutal murder of Anne Mendel. MORE >>
Lucas Stars
It wasn’t just the ladies who were laughing last week when Little Britain star Matt Lucas joined a panel discussion on the comedy business. MORE >>
Pope Tributes
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon this week led Jewish tributes to Pope John Paul II, describing him as “one of the most important leaders of our generation”. MORE >>
Barnet Backs School
The project to build Britain’s first fully inclusive Jewish secondary school passed its first hurdle this week when Barnet Council gave its backing to the bid. MORE >>
Straw At Sternberg
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw this week described Syria’s claim that it had shut down terrorist headquarters within the country as “a joke”. MORE >>
Comic Mission
For the past two years, Guy Swillingham has braved the British weather to tour the length and breadth of the country. Tackling all terrains, he covered more than 4,000 miles and visited 340 towns, cities and villages. MORE >>
Tourism Boost
Israel is gearing up to welcome more British tourists than during any Pesach period for five years. MORE >>
Play Packs Punch
The rough and tumble world of boxing may not seem to have much in common with the gentile and sophisticated world of opera, but a new work based on the life of legendary Jewish pugilist Jack ‘Kid’ Berg, is a real knock out. MORE >>
Hatikvah Furore
Israel’s Football Association has expressed horror after Channel 5 commentators spoke over the Hatikvah during their coverage of the country’s World Cup clash with the Republic of Ireland. MORE >>
Genes and Religion
Genes may play as great a role as upbringing in influencing how frum a person becomes, according to new research. MORE >>
Intrator Backs Zionism
The new minister of the Saatchi synagogue has pledged to place Zionism firmly on the agenda when he takes up his post this month. MORE >>
Hate Sites Up
Jewish and anti-racism groups this week claimed internet hate forums were out of control after a new study showed a 25 per cent rise in the number of such websites around the globe. MORE >>
Torah Party
Bushey became the centre of a celebratory street party on Monday as members of the local United Synagogue welcomed their new Sefer Torah. MORE >>
Doctor Reprimanded
A doctor who was last week reprimanded by the General Medical Council for slapping a three-year-old patient has described the punishment as “entirely appropriate”. MORE >>
Stamp Storm
The Royal Mail has defended its decision to include glamour model Jordan in a special set of stamps celebrating the contribution of Anglo-Jewry to contemporary British culture. MORE >>
Innocent Roberts Speaks
JFS teacher Anthony Roberts, who was last week cleared of sexually assaulting a pupil at the school, has described the moment police came to his home to arrest him as “sheer hell”. MORE >>
School Dinners
As the government this week cooked up a new plan to encourage healthy eating at schools, London’s Jewish educational establishments insisted their menus bucked the trend and were top of the class. MORE >>
Migrant Exhibition
Veteran newscaster Sir Trevor McDonald this week opened a new Jewish Museum exhibition illustrating the contribution of migrant communities to Britain. MORE >>
Vanunu Charges
British MPs have condemned fresh charges laid against Mordechai Vanunu that could see him facing a new term in prison. MORE >>
MP's Gypsy Appeal
A Labour backbencher who claimed Michael Howard’s policies on gypsy sites had “the whiff of the gas chamber about them” this week called on Jews to support his campaign. MORE >>
BNP councillor Pat Richardson has reported a fellow Jewish politician to the local government watchdog group after he referred to her party as “nazis”. MORE >>
Police Hunt Driver
Police are investigating reports of a series of altercations involving a female driver and parents of children from Wolfson Hillel school. MORE >>
School Go-Ahead
Hertsmere’s new Jewish secondary school cleared its final hurdle this week after being approved by the Hertfordshire School Organisation Committee. MORE >>
City Hall Protest
More than 50 members of Jewish youth and student groups marched outside City Hall on Monday to protest Mayor Ken Livingstone’s controversial Nazi jibe made to a Jewish journalist. MORE >>
CD Fundraiser
Hot on the heels of Band Aid 20, a group of budding Bob Geldofs are getting in the Purim spirit with their own festive fundraising CD. MORE >>
Leaders Speak
The leaders of Britain’s two main political parties took their pre-election drive to the Jewish community this week, less than two months before an expected general election. MORE >>
Cop Summonsed
The secretary of the Jewish Police Association Has been served with summons over the deaths of two children in a police training centre swimming pool. MORE >>
Murder Appeal
Police hit the streets of Golders Green this week to hand out leaflets appealing for fresh information about the brutal murder of an 85-year-old Jewish woman. MORE >>
Widow Wins Case
A widow allegedly dubbed a “witch” by her husband yesterday won a court battle to prevent his children receiving half of his £7m fortune. MORE >>
Silver Sale
An exquisite collection of rare silver Judaica are being auctioned in London this week, including a stunning pair of eighteenth-century Dutch Torah ornaments expected to attract bids of up to £60,000. MORE >>
Howard Addresses Board
Tory leader Michael Howard has insisted recent Conservative prime ministers were just as supportive of Israel as Tony Blair. MORE >>
Teacher Cleared
A JFS teacher wept today as he was cleared of sexually assaulting a smitten 14-year-old pupil at the school. MORE >>
Israeli Arrested
An Israeli man was arrested yesterday in connection with a hi-tech attempt to steal £220 million from the London offices of a Japanese bank. MORE >>
Anne Tributes
The family of Anne Mendel today paid an emotional tribute to the murdered pensioner. MORE >>
Howard At JABE
Conservative leader Michael Howard called for the role of industry in society to be celebrated at the Jewish Association for Business Ethics annual lunch this week. MORE >>
Sternberg Protests
The team behind expansion plans for Finchley’s Sternberg Centre this week defended the multi-million pound project against protests from local residents that it would intensify existing traffic problems. MORE >>
Bridging The Divide
A note of optimism was sounded this week when EastEnders star Tracey-Ann Oberman gave her backing to a new project aiming to bring Israeli and Palestinian youngsters together through music. MORE >>
US Pensions
Members of the United Synagogue Pension Scheme who have not yet retired found out this week that they face an average 45 per cent shortfall in their funds. MORE >>
Community Grief
A devastated local community paid tribute this week to the 85-year-old woman who was brutally stabbed to death in her Golders Green home. MORE >>
Schools Oversubscribed
King Solomon High School this week revealed it was the latest casualty of the oversubscribed Jewish secondary school market. MORE >>
Mayor's Jewish Guide
A Jewish cultural organisation has defended its decision to collaborate with the disgraced Mayor of London on a guide to Jewish London. MORE >>
Anti-Fascists Unite
Leading anti-fascist campaigner Gerry Gable has hailed the success of a day of action against the BNP in Dagenham. MORE >>
Strawberry Ban
The Kedassia kashrut this week issued an emergency ban on strawberries. MORE >>
Model Dreams
For most teenage girls gracing the catwalk will never be more than a far-fetched fantasy but for one Jewish 19-year-old the reality is getting closer. MORE >>
Daniel's Donation
Most teenagers celebrate their 17th birthday with their first turn behind the wheel of the family car. MORE >>
Teacher Trial Continues
A JFS teacher accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old pupil at the school yesterday admitted he had written he “loved” her in an email. MORE >>
Railway Killer Sentenced
A parking warden from Hackney who kicked a Jewish man to death at a London railway station was jailed for five years on Tuesday. MORE >>
Caterer Fined £25,000
A leading kosher caterer has been fined £25,000 and ordered to pay thousands more in costs after he was found guilty of persistent ‘nuisances’ to his neighbours. MORE >>
Cherie At Kisharon
Cherie Blair was the surprise speaker at a glittering fundraiser that raised more than £600,000 for special needs education charity Kisharon.
Shoah Awareness Up
Holocaust Memorial Day and commemorations surrounding the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz have prompted a staggering turnaround in awareness of the Shoah, according to a new poll. MORE >>
Pensioner Murdered
Police are appealing for witnesses to a horrific murder after an 85-year-old woman was brutally stabbed to death in Golders Green this week. MORE >>
Boy's Wizo Gift
If you thought being barmitzvah was all about receiving gifts, meet a schoolboy who has bucked the trend. MORE >>
Murder Denial
The tragic life and death of young Jewish man, who ended up being kicked to death on a London railway station, was outlined during an Old Bailey murder trial this week. MORE >>
Teacher In Court
A teacher at a top Jewish school appeared in court this week charged with indecently assaulting a teenage pupil. MORE >>
Eurovision Fears
Javine’s Jewish manager fears his client’s Eurovision dreams could be dealt a serious blow by Britain’s unpopularity within the global community. MORE >>
Heifetz Denial
Israeli ambassador to Britain Zvi Heifetz this week denied media reports he was linked to an alleged money-laundering operation at a Tel Aviv bank. MORE >>
Shechita Safeguarded
The government this week safeguarded the future of kosher meat in the UK when it rejected a recommendation that would have made shechita illegal. MORE >>
Talmud Cycle Completed
Hundreds of Talmud students gathered across north London this week to celebrate the end of a seven-and-a-half year cycle of religious study. MORE >>
Ken Voted President
Jewish students expressed disgust this week at the election of London Mayor Ken Livingstone as the first-ever honourary president of the School of African and Oriental Studies student’s union. MORE >>
Shechita Victory
The Jewish community was celebrating victory this week after the government pledged to safeguard the future of kosher meat in the UK. MORE >>
Lawyer Loses Claim
A top Jewish lawyer has spoken of his disappointment this week after a tribunal rejected his claim of racial discrimination against John Prescott's office. MORE >>
UK Backing
Britain’s minister for the Middle East has assured the Israeli government the international community will not ignore the Palestinian’s responsibility to clamp down on terror. MORE >>
Jacobs Donates Library
Researchers will soon benefit from the working library of one the world’s most significant rabbinic scholars. MORE >>
Shalom Warns Symons
Israeli foreign minister Silvan Shalom this week told Britain’s Minister of State for the Middle East that there would be no progress on the peace process unless the Palestinians crack down on terror. MORE >>
A Friend In London
David Schwimmer has become the latest Hollywood hotshot lured from LA to the London stage. MORE >>
Mayor Slams Israel
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone today added fresh fuel to his conflict with the Jewish community when he accused Israel of the “ethnic cleansing” of Palestinians.
Rabbi Condemned
A British rabbi who met senior members of Hizbollah and Hamas in Lebanon was this week branded “a disgrace to the Jewish community”. MORE >>
Ken Controversy
Ken Livingstone was at the centre of controversy again this week after a proposal to make him the honorary president of the School of African and Oriental Studies students’ union drew protests from Jewish students. MORE >>
School Campaign Launched
A mother-of-three this week launched a letter-writing campaign to convince Barnet Council to approve the £6.7m rebuilding of a Jewish primary school. MORE >>
Chief Lauds Hindus
Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks this week lauded the contribution of Hindus to British life during an event to celebrate the relationship between the communities. MORE >>
Cycle Launch
He’s more used to travelling to Galafray in a Tardis than the seaside on a cycle, but that didn’t stop former Dr Who Peter Davison from helping Norwood launch their latest charity event. MORE >>
Student Attacker Sentenced
A Muslim pensioner who raped a Jewish college student in an east London park has been locked away indefinitely at a mental hospital. MORE >>
Book Awards
If you thought the Oscars spelt the end of the awards season, think again. The literati are now battling it out to win the coveted Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prizes for Fiction and Non-Fiction. MORE >>
Album Plans
Blue’s Antony Costa has revealed plans to record a solo album this year. MORE >>
Terror Plot
The Muslim Council of Britain this week admitted it was powerless to prevent young people from falling under the influence of Islamic extremists. MORE >>
Palestinian Summit
The Israeli government criticised the London summit on Palestinian reform this week for failing to focus on the continued terror threat it said was the real obstacle to diplomatic progress. MORE >>
The Case for Democracy
With a wave of democracy apparently sweeping through the Middle East, Israel minister Natan Sharansky feels his pet theory has been vindicated. MORE >>
UJS President Elected
The new chairman of the Union of Jewish Students this week said he wanted to see more students volunteering in their local communities.
Palestinian Conference
The Israeli government today criticised the London summit between the Palestinians and the international community for failing to focus on the continued terror threat. MORE >>
Craimer Concert
Singing sensation Shimon Craimer wowed an audience of hundreds last weekend with his first major UK concert for two years. MORE >>
Palestinian Summit
Prime Minister Tony Blair has opened the London conference on Palestinian reform. MORE >>
Howard Backs Faith Schools
Conservative leader Michael Howard has vowed to back faith schools as a key part of his party’s policy. MORE >>
Swastika Ban Dropped
The government this week said it would not pursue a ban on the swastika after the European Union decided to shelve a proposal outlawing symbols of hatred. MORE >>
Hoon: Britain Not Anti-Semitic
Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has insisted that fighting anti-Semitism is an “utmost priority” for the Labour government. MORE >>
Wanted: Jewish Bobbies
Britain’s top cop this week appealed for more Jews to join the police force, insisting it was the most effective way for the community to protect itself. MORE >>
Sternberg's £100,000 Donation
Philanthropist Sir Sigmund Sternberg gave more than £100,000 to the New Labour during the final months of 2004, putting him among the party’s top five donors during that period. MORE >>
Spock Is Rambam
He may have shot to fame as the most logical man in the universe but now Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy is taking on the role of Jewish history’s greatest thinker in a Hollywood movie about the life of the twelfth-century sage Maimonides. MORE >>
70th Wedding Anniversary
When Philip and Sophie Linder tied the knot 70 years ago, Britain had an empire, a mobile was what you hung above a cot and the young Princess Elizabeth was still playing with dolls. MORE >>
Faith Schools
The Agency for Jewish Education joined organisations from across the religious spectrum to sign a statement pledging greater cooperation between schools of different faiths. MORE >>
Bus Accident
A pensioner was taken to hospital with leg injuries last week after being involved in a collision with a bus outside Golders Green station. MORE >>
Holocaust Play
Prince Charles has instructed his son Harry not to attend a play about Holocaust survivors. MORE >>
Royal Spokesman's Denial
Princess Michael of Kent’s Jewish press spokesman has vehemently denied she is anti-Semitic following comments she made in an interview with a German newspaper. MORE >>
Phillips Calms Protest
The chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality made an impassioned plea for free speech at a Jewish society event that students at the School of African and Oriental Studies had tried to ban. MORE >>
Race Hate Case
Six alleged members of an extremist right-wing group have appeared at the Old Bailey accused of conspiring to incite racial hatred. MORE >>
Mayor Remains Defiant
London mayor Ken Livingstone spurred further outrage this week after once again refusing to apologise for accusing a Jewish journalist of “being just like a concentration camp guard”.
UJS Nominations
Jewish students will vote for the new chairman of the UJS on Sunday when the union holds its first extraordinary general meeting in six years.
Blair's Apology Call
Prime Minister Tony Blair this week called on London mayor Ken Livingstone to apologise for accusing a Jewish journalist of being “just like a concentration camp guard”. MORE >>
Rich Girl
Brit award winner Gwen Stefani has thrown tradition out of the window with a song that would have Tevye turning in his grave. MORE >>
Royal Prayer Review
The United Synagogue’s prayer for the royal family is to be reviewed ahead of Prince Charles’ marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles. MORE >>
The New Commandments
If you were worried about coveting your neighbour’s ass, relax. According to a new poll, the age-old law wouldn’t make it into a modern version of the 10 commandments. MORE >>
Patrons Council Launched
Liberal Judaism last week launched a fundraising initiative to help support the movement’s long-term development plans at a House of Lords dinner last Thursday. MORE >>
New School?
A new Jewish primary school could soon be opening in north London. MORE >>
Syrian Threat
The international community should focus on Syria as a major destabilising influence in the middle east, according to Israeli foreign minister Silvan Shalom. MORE >>
Have-A-Go Hero
A have-a-go hero student was beaten around the head outside his school last week after coming to the rescue of a classmate. MORE >>
Tsunami Fundraiser
A top Jewish footballer who survived the Asian tsunami is set to take a group of up to 100 volunteers to Thailand to aid the relief effort. MORE >>
Fraudster Fined
A Stamford Hill woman was this week facing financial meltdown after she tried to trick her building insurers out of tens of thousands of pounds. MORE >>
Tsunami Relief Project
A top Jewish footballer who survived the Asian tsunami is set to take a group of up to 100 volunteers to Thailand to aid the relief effort. MORE >>
UJIA Boss To Go
The boss of one of Britain’s leading Jewish charities is set to leave the organisation to return to the commercial sector. MORE >>
Livingstone Defiant
London mayor Ken Livingstone has stood by his controversial comparison of a Jewish journalist to a Nazi war criminal. MORE >>
Goddard Shortlisted
A former TJ reporter is hoping to be in pole position next month when he takes on the likes of Jeremy Clarkson for a prestigious journalism award. MORE >>
Report Concern
Church leaders last night joined the Chief Rabbi in expressing concern over a report showing UK anti-Semitism hit a record high in 2003. MORE >>
Mazel Tov, Charles
There were mazel tovs all round yesterday as the leaders from across the religious spectrum welcomed Prince Charles’ forthcoming marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles. MORE >>
Teenager Returns Home
An Orthodox teenage girl missing with a friend since Monday night has returned home. MORE >>
Assaults Soar
Violent assaults against British Jews rocketed by 54 per cent last year. That was shocking finding of a new report, which today also lifts the lid on the highest overall number of anti-Semitic incidents ever recorded. MORE >>
Missionary Impossible
The community has been warned to be on its guard after a family of messianic Jews reportedly began operating in north west London. MORE >>
Brother's Gift Of Life
It should have been one of the most difficult decisions he would ever have to make, but it took just seconds. MORE >>
Straw Addresses Board
Jack Straw has spoken of the unique nature of the Holocaust, days after returning from a commemoration marking 60 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. MORE >>
Murder Appeal
The son of a pensioner found murdered in his Stoke Newington flat has appealed for the public’s help as police reissued a £10,000 reward offer to help bring his killer to justice. MORE >>
Happy Birthday EDRS
Local dignitaries turned out in force on the weekend to celebrate a milestone anniversary for one of Europe’s largest synagogues. MORE >>
Gold's Border Plea
A senior adviser to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called British Jews this week to lobby the government against demands for Israel to return to the 1967 ceasefire lines. MORE >>
Dating Show Success
A former JFS pupil has walked away with a share of a £10,000 cash prize and the affections of a beautiful girl after winning a popular new dating show. MORE >>
Chief's Marriage Warning
The Chief Rabbi this week warned that throw away consumer culture was threatening the sanctity of marriage. MORE >>
Ban Lifted
The School of African and Oriental Studies students union has been forced to lift their ban on an Israeli official addressing a Jewish society meeting. MORE >>
Attack Probe
Police have launched an investigation after a suspected paintball attack on the Lubavitch building in Edgware. MORE >>
Norwood Surplus
Norwood has turned a seven-figure deficit into a £1.4 million surplus, according to new figures, but its financial future remains far from golden. MORE >>
Missing Teenager
The parents of an Orthodox teenage girl missing with a friend since Monday night have issued an emotional appeal for her safe return. MORE >>
Straw Hails Ceasefire
Foreign secretary Jack Straw has welcomed this week’s Israeli-Palestinian Sharm el-Sheikh summit as “a new beginning”. MORE >>
School To Close
A north London primary school is set to close at the end of the academic year after losing a long term battle against falling pupil numbers.
Cricklewood Closed
Cricklewood United Synagogue closed its doors on eight decades of service last weekend with a special commemorative l’chayim. MORE >>
Dyke's BBC Admission
The former head of the BBC admitted this week there were occasional lapses of balance in the corporation’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. MORE >>
Labour Under Fire
The Labour party was accused of “institutional insensitivity” this week following a row over a possible poster campaign for its pre-election drive. MORE >>
Golding Appointed
Totally plc, the owners of, announced this week that it has appointed Charles Golding as its new editor-in-chief. MORE >>
Tatchell Apology
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has apologised to the community after using Britain’s flagship holocaust memorial day event to protest against Tory asylum plans. MORE >>
Royal Appointment
For Solly Irving, the joy of tucking into a smoked salmon sandwich at St James’s palace, was a far cry from the tragedy which had led him to his royal appointment. MORE >>
Benefit Dependency Aid
A British company has been drafted in to tackle long-term unemployment and benefit dependency in Jerusalem. MORE >>
Supporting Soldiers
An Israeli pensioner who places wounded soldiers with families abroad is set to extend the scheme to Britain as a thank you for the hospitality he received as a Kindertransport evacuee. MORE >>
Sutton Welcome
Sutton and District synagogue will be formerly welcomed as a full member of the United Synagogue at a meeting of the US council next week. MORE >>
Red Nose Launch
He’s famous for dressing up as a host of outrageous characters in TV comedy Little Britain, but the only accessory Matt Lucas needed this week was a bright red nose and a celebrity on his arm. MORE >>
JNF Phone-a-thon
An annual JNF fundraising drive looks set to surpass its £250,000 total from 2004 after Israel’s president backed the initiative. MORE >>
Anti-BNP Protest
A coalition of residents, unions and religious groups claimed victory this week after rallying to prevent the British National Party holding a major pre-election meeting in Redbridge. MORE >>
Nightingale Redevelopment
A £2million redevelopment plan to convert part of Nightingale house into a nursing unit has been the unveiled by the home’s bosses. MORE >>
JCC Party
More than 200 people attended a Tu B’Shvat celebration last weekend, the first event organised by the Jewish Community Centre for London. MORE >>
Netanyahu: Invest In Israel
Israeli finance minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called on British businesses to seize the investment opportunities created by Israel’s soaring levels of entrepreneurship. MORE >>
Voice Of Israel
She may only be eight-years-old but Hayley Miller is set for stardom. The budding singer was chosen as the official voice of Britain’s Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations after hitting all the right notes in a junior song contest. MORE >>
Posters Dropped
The Labour Party yesterday insisted it would not be using two election posters that had sparked accusations of anti-Semitism. MORE >>
Extradition Ordered
A Holocaust survivor has lost a last-ditch bid to escape extradition to South Africa amid claims he would not survive a prison sentence there. MORE >>
Sven Addresses Memorial
England boss Sven-Goran Erikkson claimed this week that a trip to Auschwitz made him realise there is more to life than just football. MORE >>
MCB Boycott
The home office added its voice to widespread criticism of the Muslim Council of Britain’s decision to boycott Holocaust memorial day this week.
Blair Backs HMD
Tony Blair was this week expected to stress the importance of Holocaust Memorial Day in the light of continuing persecution. MORE >>
Faith Schools Anger
The head of an interfaith group this week hit out at Britain’s chief schools inspector after he accused faith education establishments of failing to prepare pupils to become part of wider society. MORE >>
New Abattoir
Kosher meat prices could soon be slashed in the capital after kashrut authorities signed an innovative new deal with a slaughterhouse in Ireland. MORE >>
Springer At UJIA
Chatshow king Jerry Springer this week insisted the Jewish community should lead the way in the fight against discrimination. MORE >>
Shoah Initiative Launched
A major learning initiative to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust was rolled out across the UK at the launch of Tribe’s 60 days for 60 years project this week as the country marked Holocaust Memorial Day. MORE >>
Survivors Remember
Eleanor Lederman spent five years in hiding with her small child in a forest outside Brussels during nazi occupation. Henny Rednall fled nazi Germany for England just weeks after Kristallnacht. MORE >>
LFI Delegation Record
A 28-strong group this week returned to Britain after taking part in Labour Friend’s of Israel’s largest visit to Israel. MORE >>
Anti-semitism Rife
A new Israeli government report on worldwide anti-semitism ranks Britain second in the world for violent attacks on Jews. MORE >>
Sinai On Move
Sinai Youth Movement this week set its sights on opening its first base in which to hold activities for youngsters. MORE >>
Janner Addresses UN
Lord Janner this week insisted the international community must go to all length to ensure youngsters learn the lessons of the Holocaust. MORE >>
Oscar Contenders
Director Mike Leigh is spearheading British and Jewish hopes at the Oscars next month.
Flats To Shut
Jewish Care’s only sheltered housing facility in London is set to shut because of a lack of residents. MORE >>
Dimbleby Praise
TV host David Dimbleby praised the work of the Anne Frank Trust at a commemorative lunch on Monday. MORE >>
Teenager In Court
A teenager appeared in court last week charged with the racially aggravated assault of a Jewish man. MORE >>
Springer Hits Back
TV host Jerry Springer has hit back at claims that he was an inappropriate choice of speaker for UJIA’s flagship annual fundraiser. MORE >>
Scottish Nazi Abuse
A man convicted of painting Nazi graffiti and shouting anti-Jewish abuse said “danke schoen” as he was jailed. MORE >>
Rifkind Address
Former foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind this week insisted that world leaders have only a limited influence over the faltering middle east peace process. MORE >>
Prince Harry - Your Shout
We've received hundreds of comments from around the world regarding the Prince's choice of fancy dress. Here are some of the views you've expressed... MORE >>
Man Charged Over Attack
A teenager has been charged with racially aggravated common assault over an anti-semitic attack in north London.
Compensation Challenge
A British pensioner held in a Japanese prison camp during world war two is set to challenge a scheme that denied her compensation because she has no “blood link” to the UK. MORE >>
Stay Away, Harry
Prince Harry should stay away from all Holocaust memorial day commemorations - that’s the message from Jewish community leaders and shoah survivors this week. MORE >>
Race Strategy
Jewish groups can play a key role in the government’s new community cohesion and race equality strategy. MORE >>
Tsunami Aid
Two shipments of urgently required medical supplies worth £750,000 paid for by UK Jews were sent to the victims of the Asian tsunami disaster this week. MORE >>
Mystery Project
The United Synagogue has been carrying out undercover visits to communities in an effort to improve shul life for congregants. MORE >>
Exclusive: Blair Remembers Shoah
Tony Blair is set to join the Queen in remembering victims of the Shoah at next week’s flagship memorial event. MORE >>
School Success
Their pupils spend up to half of each day in religious studies classes but the country’s ultra-orthodox schools led the way in the government’s latest exam league tables. MORE >>
Prosecutions Soar
Prosecutions for religiously aggravated crimes against Jewish victims rose by 400 per cent last year, according to new figures from the Crown Prosecution Service. MORE >>
Census Call
The Board of Deputies has called for the category “Jewish” to be included in the question on ethnicity in the 2011 census. MORE >>
£1million Ambition
A four-year plan to raise £1million for the Board of Deputies has been unveiled by Sir Sigmund Sternberg. MORE >>
Prosecutions Soar
Prosecutions for religiously aggravated crimes against Jewish victims rose by 400 per cent last year, according to new figures from the Crown Prosecution Service. MORE >>
Holocaust Memorial
A stained glass window created with the help of Scottish schoolchildren to commemorate victims of the Holocaust was set to be unveiled today. MORE >>
Howard At JNF
Conservative leader Michael Howard has called on the US to re-energise the Israeli-Palestinian peace process by appointing a senior envoy to invigorate negotiations. MORE >>
Streetwise Launch
Anglo-Jewry must accept its teenagers face the same problems as the rest of society, such as drugs, bullying and self-abuse. That was the message at the launch of a new youth project backed by two major community organisations. MORE >>
Harry Defended
The Duchess of York has called for the press to leave Prince Harry alone as he continued to face international criticism for wearing a swastika armband. MORE >>
Pal Backs Caprice
As Caprice Bourret prepared for Friday’s public vote in the Big Brother house, a tenant at a Jewish Blind & Disabled facility revealed he had a special reason for wanting the supermodel to win. MORE >>
Minister Denies Anti-Semitism
A Labour minister has accused opposition politicians of launching a “venomous” pre-election attack after allegations of anti-semitism over an article he wrote for a Muslim paper. MORE >>
Ken Defends Cleric
A controversy erupted this week over London mayor Ken Livingstone’s latest defence of cleric Yusif al-Qaradawi.
Demos To End
The pro-Israel demonstration outside Marks and Spencer in central London is to end next week, after organisers complained of a lack of support from the Jewish community. MORE >>
Stamford Hill Attacks
Police are hunting a gang of thugs following a spate of violent anti-semitic attacks in Stamford Hill. MORE >>
Winehouse Brits Hope
Soulful singer Amy Winehouse is hoping to make it second time lucky at the Brits. MORE >>
Bank Hits PSC
A pro-Palestinian organisation faces severe financial difficulties after its UK bank account was summarily closed. MORE >>
Fraud Conviction
A father and son, who ran up business debts of more than £100,000, were sent to prison last week after both pleaded guilty to fraudulent trading. MORE >>
Harry "Nazi" Outrage
Prince Harry sparked outrage this week after being pictured wearing a swastika armband at a party. MORE >>
£250,000 Jewel Raid
A gang of armed robbers made off with a diamond necklace worth £250,000 in a daylight raid on a Jewish-owned central London jewellery store. MORE >>
Gun Mistake
A father-of-six who flew from Israel to London with a loaded gun in his hand luggage has been cleared of all charges after blaming his “poor memory” for the incident. MORE >>
Tsunami Appeal
Prime minister Tony Blair this week thanked the Jewish community for its response to the Tsunami disaster as the official communal appeal approached £300,000. MORE >>
Soldier Jailed Over Lie
An Israeli soldier who lied during an investigation into the shooting of a British peace activist in Gaza has been jailed.
Mother Grieves
The mother of the first Jewish tsunami victim to be buried in Britain insisted she could not imagine life without him. MORE >>
Celebrity Solidarity
EastEnders actress Tracy-Ann Oberman has revealed how her honeymoon in Thailand turned sour when the tsunami disaster struck. MORE >>
Trauma Help
Trauma counsellors were this week put been put on standby to cope with the emotional needs of community members affected by the tsunami. MORE >>
Tsunami Aid
More than £100,000 has so far been raised by a major communal appeal to aid victims of the devastating tidal waves. MORE >>
Hilarious Hebrews
We may not be the most hilarious people on the planet, but we’re certainly masters of mirth. MORE >>
Winner A Loser
Calm down Michael, it was only a survey. He may be a Winner, but he might not be so pleased with what he’s won. MORE >>
JNF Raises £10,000
Charity begins on holiday – well, it may not be the actual saying, but it was certainly true for 130 fun-seeking Brits. MORE >>
Skater Takes Silver
Former British junior ice skating champ Robert Burgerman, 25, and Liberty X pop star Jessica Taylor made sweet music out on the rink in BBC1 programme Strictly Ice Dancing. MORE >>
Lively Limmud
Opportunities for peace following the death of Yasser Arafat were among the themes explored at this year’s Limmud conference.
Jewish Ante-Natal Classes
The first Jewish ante-natal classes for couples across London will be launched by Muswell Hill United synagogue next month. MORE >>
Hamza's Toenail Trouble
Radical cleric Abu Hamza refused to appear in court this week claiming his toenails were too long. MORE >>
Israel Panned In Poll
Israel is the country ordinary Britons would least like to live in or visit on holiday, according to a poll published in the Daily Telegraph this week.
Holocaust Educator Honoured
A woman hailed as the “inspiration” behind Britain’s first dedicated Holocaust centre was among those recognised in the Queen’s new year honours.
Tsunami Aid
A cross-communal group of organisations have thrown their weight behind an appeal to aid victims of the Indian Ocean Tsunami. MORE >>
Teenage Girl Attacked
A Jewish teenager was recovering this week after being physically assaulted on a busy Edgware street in what is believed to have been an anti-semitic incident. MORE >>
Ignorance Of Hate
The majority of people in Britain are not aware that anti-semitism is on the rise, despite there being an average of at least one anti–Jewish incident in the UK every day. MORE >>
Trekkers Scale Heights
Father and daughter Bryan and Rebecca Raven were on top of the world – literally – when they joined an 18-strong group of novice trekkers to conquer the Himalayas.
UK Gift To PA
The British government is proposing to donate around £450,00 worth of military equipment to the Palestinian Authority. MORE >>
Howard JNF Talk
Tory leader Michael Howard will be guest speaker at the JNF Negev Committee Breakfast at the Savoy hotel next month. The event will also be attended by Israeli ambassador Zvi Heifetz. MORE >>
Extra Nursery Places
More than 100 extra nursery places will be made available for Jewish children in Barnet next year. MORE >>
Bride's Head Revisited
Wedding bells may be ringing in Emmerdale in the new year, but the crowning glory on the big day has been farmed out to two Jewish designers. MORE >>
Rabbi Raps Joke Ban
A United Synagogue rabbi has expressed “outrage” over proposed legislation cracking down on jokes about religion. MORE >>
TJ's Pup Star
He is less a pop star than a pup star – but TJ music columnist Robert Collins is still setting his sights on the new year number one spot. MORE >>
Memorial Plan For Roth
The family of a trekker who died in Nicaragua plans to establish a memorial fund in his memory. MORE >>
Romania Papers Revealed
The British government dismissed fears that anti-Semitism was on the rise in Romania and Hungary in the 1950s according to new files released by the National Archives this week.
Adeni Fundraiser Success
London’s close-knit Adeni Jewish community showed its strength last week when it raised more than £50,000 with its first ever fundraiser.
Blair's Peace Hope
Prime minister Tony Blair expressed confidence this week that Israel intends the Gaza disengagement to lead to the implementation of the road map.
Jab Doc Sentenced
A doctor who admitted forging blood test results of several child patients was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment this morning at Cambridge Crown Court.
Jewish Partnership
A Stamford Hill community centre this week forged a partnership with an ultra-orthodox organisation in a bid to adapt to the growing number of charedim who use its facilities. MORE >>
Blair Meets Sharon
British prime minister Tony Blair met his Israeli counterpart Ariel Sharon in Jerusalem on Wednesday during his visit to the middle east.
Hat's Not Right
An Orthodox student was left as mad as a hatter this week after twice being ordered to leave her local pub for refusing to remove the caps she wears for religious reasons. MORE >>
Shul's Celebrate Anniversary's
Three London shuls celebrated major anniversaries over the weekend, after clocking up a century between them. MORE >>
Bank Clerk's Suicide
A lovelorn bank clerk, who killed himself on his birthday after a Polish tenant ended their affair, was “an angel and a kindly soul”, according to his family. MORE >>
Met's Chanukah Party
Britain’s incoming top cop has spoke of the challenges facing the country in trying to tackle terrorism. MORE >>
Arab Media Warning
Labour MP Louise Ellman has urged the government to crack down on anti-semitic incitement broadcast by Arab media. MORE >>
'Jewish' Website Criticised
The Board of Deputies this week hit out at a website satirising its work, stating it could play into the hands of those who wish to damage the community. MORE >>
Hospital Gifts
More than 100 young cancer sufferers were sent some Chanukah cheer this week thanks to the generosity of children across the capital. MORE >>
Five employees of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain have been hit with redundancy. MORE >>
Cohen Honoured
Cabby Alan Cohen had a right royal pick-up last week when he travelled to Buckingham Palace to collect an MBE from the Queen. MORE >>
Plotter Jailed
A disgraced Sikh builder who wanted to hire a hitman to massacre his daughter and her Jewish boyfriend at a funeral was this week sentenced to 14 years behind bars. MORE >>
HSBC Accused
One of Britain’s biggest banks stands accused of passing funds to organisations bankrolling Palestinian suicide bombers. MORE >>
West Bank Prediction
The head of Peace Now’s settlement watch project has predicted “massive activity” in West Bank outpost expansion while the world is distracted by the Gaza disengagement. MORE >>
Living Will Concern
A member of the Chief Rabbi’s cabinet has expressed concern that the mental capacity bill currently going through parliament might fail to fully uphold the value of human life. MORE >>
BNP Arrests
The leader and founding chairman of the far-right BNP party were arrested this week on suspicion of inciting racial hatred
Candidate Pushes Dialogue
A Palestinian presidential candidate has called on religious leaders from both sides of the middle east conflict to play a major role in resolving the crisis. MORE >>
Blair's Chanukah Gift
Tony Blair gave his own gift to the Jewish community this week when he hosted the first ever chanukiah lighting at Downing Street. MORE >>
Tribunal Battle
A top Jewish lawyer, who was applying for senior jobs with John Prescott’s office, was asked questions about his religion that would ‘bristle like a porcupine’, an employment tribunal heard this week. MORE >>
'No Link To Facists'
A zionist youth group is considering legal action against pro-Palestinian activists who have accused them of forging a nationwide alliance with “British fascists”. MORE >>
Campbell Slur Fracas
The brother of England footballer Sol Campbell has denied punching and kicking a Jewish Spurs fan in a bust-up over the soccer star’s sexuality.
Apple Battle
Former teenage millionaire Benjamin Cohen is embroiled in a legal battle with Apple Computers over possession of the website address MORE >>
Tributes To Roth
Tributes poured in this week for Londoner Nicholas Roth after rescuers in Nicaragua discovered two bodies thought to be those of the missing lawyer and another Jewish trekker.
Boost For Jewish Soldiers
Jews in the armed services could receive a spiritual boost under new plans announced by the government this week. MORE >>
Peace Summit Hope
Tony Blair’s vision of a middle east peace summit hosted by Britain is set to become reality next year after the plan won backing from the United States. MORE >>
MPs Against Barrier
Around 200 MPs have signed an early day motion supporting the international court of justice’s non-binding ruling against Israel’s West Bank separation barrier. MORE >>
Negotiator's Peace Hopes
The trust between President Bush and Ariel Sharon makes the US leader uniquely placed to press Israel to make serious concessions for peace. MORE >>
Clive Hosts Quiz
It was more of a case of Jews line is it anyway than whose line is it anyway when Clive Anderson hosted the annual London Jewish Schools’ quiz last weekend. MORE >>
Howard At CfI
Britain can be a prime mover in brokering peace in the middle east, Michael Howard told the Conservative Friends of Israel’s annual business lunch this week. MORE >>
Dangoor Scholarship
An Iraqi-Jewish businessman has launched a £1m scholarship for university students, making good on a promise he made to himself some 70 years ago. MORE >>
Auschwitz, What's That?
Almost half of the UK's adult population have never heard of Auschwitz, according to a new survey. MORE >>
Libya On Agenda
Recent “positive and reconciliatory” steps by Libya were applauded this week at a conference on the past, present and future of Libyan Jewry. MORE >>
Hope Fades For Roth
The mother of missing lawyer Nicholas Roth this week told TJ she was losing hope her son will return home from Nicaragua. MORE >>
Liberals' New Chief
Liberal Judaism this week unveiled Rabbi Danny Rich as its new chief executive. MORE >>
Rowetta Thanks TJ
X Factor star Rowetta Satchell has thanked TJ users for helping her get as far as she did in the competition. MORE >>
Groundbreaking Course
Undergraduates on the Indian subcontinent could soon be taking part in the region’s first Jewish studies programme. MORE >>
Chanukah Appeals
As Jewish families across London look forward to Chanukah next week, community charities are urging their supporters not to forget those less fortunate. MORE >>
Honour Killing Plot
A Sikh father plotted to have his daughter and her Jewish boyfriend killed to preserve his family’s honour, an Old Bailey jury has heard. MORE >>
Young At Herts
The long-running bid for a new Jewish secondary school in Hertsmere cleared its final hurdle this week after the United Synagogue-backed plans won government approval and funding. MORE >>
Kehilla Dinner Success
The Chief Rabbi urged the community to invest in the next generation this week as the United Synagogue celebrated the early achievements of its youth wing. MORE >>
Edgware Eruv Passed
The prospect of a new eruv covering the Edgware area has come a step closer to reality after Barnet council gave its approval to the plan. MORE >>
Wait For Art
The heirs to a painting stolen by the nazis face an agonizing wait to see if it will be returned by a British gallery, despite a report by an independent panel supporting their claim. MORE >>
Board Hits Back
The London Board for Shechita this week hit back at claims that there was a shortage of kosher meat on sale in the capital and that it was to blame. MORE >>
£2m Auction
A collection of rare Hebrew books once owned by the son of a British chief rabbi fetched $3.7m (£2m) at auction in New York this week. MORE >>
Straw Praises Israel
Foreign secretary Jack Straw has praised Israel’s stance regarding Palestinian polls to elect a new leadership. MORE >>
Lawyer Missing
The desperate family of a man who went missing while travelling in Nicaragua has expressed hope for his safe return to north London. MORE >>
Interfaith Auschwitz Project
Michael Howard this week voiced his support for a groundbreaking project to take a joint Jewish-Muslim delegation to Auschwitz and Bosnia. MORE >>
Charity Chanukah Party
A charity dedicated to supporting young Israeli terror victims got a welcome boost this after Saatchi synagogue pledged to hold a special Chanukah party to raise funds for the cause. MORE >>
Rachel A Smash Hit
She may not be the best singer in Britain, but she’s certainly the best looking. MORE >>
Envoy Meets MPs
A groundbreaking meeting between the Israeli ambassador and 14 pro-Palestinian MPs and Lords has been hailed a success. MORE >>
Auschwitz Ceremony
Foreign secretary Jack Straw hopes to join international dignitaries at Auschwitz in January to mark 60 years since the liberation of the camp. MORE >>
Guilty Plea
A customer services assistant from Edmonton has pleaded guilty to carrying out a terrifying campaign of racially abusive phone calls against numerous London synagogues. MORE >>
Norwood Everest Climb
Three Radlett residents were on a real high recently when they successfully climbed Mount Everest and raised a total of £10,000 for Norwood. MORE >>
UJIA Poland Trip
A groundbreaking new seminar to train Jewish educators in leading trips to Poland was launched this week. MORE >>
Straw Heads To Israel
Foreign secretary Jack Straw flew out to the middle east today for high level meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. MORE >>
UJIA Fundraiser
A staggering £2.7m was raised when UJIA’s most valued donors gathered for the charity’s major gifts dinner last weekend. MORE >>
Tackling Racism
Israel needs to take a zero tolerance approach to racism on football pitches. MORE >>
Royal Honour
Prince Philip joined Jewish war veterans in central London this week to honour thousands of soldiers who perished fighting for Britain. MORE >>
British Man Murdered
A British Jew has died after being shot in the head outside his home in a Jewish neighbourhood in Belgium. MORE >>
Vanunu Arrest Condemned
A cross-party coalition of British politicians has condemned Israel’s re-arrest of nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu as a violation of his human rights. MORE >>
Survivor's Barmitzvah Joy
An Italian Holocaust survivor’s incredible 28-year mission to prove he was Jewish will come to an end this week when he will finally celebrate his barmitzvah at a London synagogue. MORE >>
Shoah Database Welcomed
A new online database that will allow the public to search for the names of millions of people who perished in the Shoah has been welcomed by the Holocaust Educational Trust. MORE >>
Nursery's £3m Go-Ahead
The future of a special needs integrated nursery in Hackney was given a boost this week after being awarded planning permission to build a brand new £3million facility. MORE >>
Shlomo's Concert Record
It was more a case of breaking records than making records, when Israeli singing superstar Shlomo Artzi arrived in the UK to perform last week and attracted a staggering 2,700-strong audience. MORE >>
Sacks Lauds Servicemen
The importance of British Jews continuing to serve in the country’s armed forces has been highlighted by Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. MORE >>
Shoah Victims Tribute
A £150,000 project marking 60 years since the end of the Holocaust is set to unite Jews worldwide in remembering its victims. MORE >>
Children In Need
As Gaby Roslin helps Pudsey Bear celebrate his twenty-fifth birthday this weekend, Jewish charities thanked Children in Need for the financial aid they received over the past few months. MORE >>
Shlomo Artzi Concert
It was more a case of breaking records than making records, when Israeli singing superstar Shlomo Artzi arrived in the UK to perform last week and attracted a staggering 2,700-strong audience. MORE >>
Noah's Rocket
The story of Noah has been given a space age twist thanks to a former rug trader from Leeds. MORE >>
Brondesbury's New Minister
The renaissance of Brondesbury Park synagogue was finally completed last week after its new minister was inducted by the chief rabbi. MORE >>
Bromley's 40th Anniversary
Bromley Reform synagogue marked its fortieth anniversary last weekend with a civic service and a special birthday party. MORE >>
Polack's To Close
One of Britain’s oldest Jewish educational institutions is to close its doors on 126 years of history. MORE >>
Eton's Faith
Illustrious Eton College has become Britain’s first mainstream educational institution to establish a Three Faiths Forum. MORE >>
Galloway Case
Rebel MP George Galloway furiously denied being anti-semitic during an angry outburst at the high court this week. MORE >>
Miliband Praise
School standards minister David Miliband last night hailed Norwood as a “jewel in the crown” of child services in Britain. MORE >>
Cairo Funeral For Arafat
British foreign secretary Jack Straw was among the world dignitaries who attended the funeral of Yasser Arafat in Egypt this morning. MORE >>
Clarke Holocaust Warning
Education secretary Charles Clarke has insisted a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians is critical to preventing "the kind of forces" which led to the Holocaust. MORE >>
Charity Art Show
A Brazilian artist is holding an exhibition to raise money for Jewish Care. MORE >>
Jewish Life Tour
A group of Norwich school children got a taste of Jewish London over shabbat as part of a unique initiative by the Board of Deputies. MORE >>
Blair Backs Elections
Prime Minister Tony Blair this week called for democratic elections to choose Yasser Arafat’s successor as Palestinian leader. MORE >>
Clarke Meets Educators
A delegation of senior Orthodox educators discussed Chardei schooling with education minister Charles Clarke. MORE >>
Film Festival Announced
Next month’s inaugural Heeb Jewish film festival is to be co-sponsored by the new Jewish Community Centre for London. MORE >>
Bertha Honoured
A refugee from Nazi Germany, who has spent the past 15 years reuniting other kinderstransport evacuees from around the world, was this week hailed as “remarkable” by Michael Howard. MORE >>
CRE Chief's Praise
British Jewry is a shining example of how communities can retain a distinct identity while embracing their home country, according to the head of the commission for racial equality. MORE >>
Blair Pledge
Tony Blair has insisted that Israel will not face economic sanctions after Algeria tabled a UN security council resolution.
Religious Education Fears
One of anglo-Jewry’s leading education experts fears new government guidelines on religious studies could one day be applied to Jewish schools.
Exclusive: Rowetta's Inspiration
X factor sensation Rowetta Satchell has revealed that her biggest musical influence is another Jewish singing diva – Barbra Streisand.
Missing Appeal
The brother of an Israeli woman who went missing in London nearly 20 years ago has appealed for help in tracing her. MORE >>
Israel Tourism Soars
Israel tourism is on the up after three years of recession, according to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics.
Duggan Targets Cults
The mother of a British student who died in mysterious circumstances in Germany has lobbied the government to take greater action against cults targeting young people. MORE >>
Montefiore Auction
A stunning assortment of Hebrew manuscripts from the past 600 years have fetched almost $8million (£4.3m) at auction -the highest total for such a collection.
Jacobowitz Honoured
Israel’s chief rabbi arrived in London this week to honour his former British counterpart Lord Jacobowitz. MORE >>
Reform Grant
Reform Synagogues of Great Britain has received a £24,500 grant from the Heritage lottery fund to help preserve Jewish cultural heritage. MORE >>
Survivors Fundraiser
One of the world’s richest men, Professor Hans Rausing, will be the guest of honour at the inaugural fundraising event of Friends of the Holocaust Survivor’s Centre.
Chazan Faces Redundancy
The chazzan of Hendon United synagogue has been told he faces redundancy, TJ has learnt. MORE >>
JNF Under Attack
A Scottish lobby group’s campaign to remove JNF’s charitable status gained fresh momentum this week when it presented a petition bearing 2,200 names to the country’s parliament. MORE >>
Council Boosted
The leaders of three of anglo-Jewry’s top charities have joined the Jewish Leadership Council, it was announced this week. MORE >>
Board Wants Action
The board of deputies has attacked the foreign office for refusing to take action over allegedly anti-semitic remarks made by Britain’s ambassador to Italy. MORE >>
Kabbalah Head Talk
Kabbalah Centre co-director Rabbi Michael Berg discussed his new book during an address at the organisation’s London branch. MORE >>
Stewardess's Battle Ends
An air stewardess’s three-year battle to prove she was the wife of an Arab tycoon ended dramatically after she withdrew her claim to his £30m fortune. MORE >>
Golan Wine Award
Israel’s Golan Heights winery scooped the prize for best eastern Mediterranean wine producer at the industry’s annual awards ceremony in London last week. MORE >>
Government's Miller Pledge
The government this week pledged to continue pressing Israeli authorities to launch a full investigation into the death of British filmmaker James Miller. MORE >>
Porter Spared Jail
A porter who helped his friend ransack Jewish charity boxes at the home of a 100-year-old woman has escaped jail. MORE >>
US Redundancy Threat
A senior United Synagogue minister has spoken of his “shock and devastation” after he and his chazzan were told they could lose their jobs following more than three decades of service. MORE >>
Barmitzvah Boy's Surprise
A disabled teenage boy was given a magical surprise this week when TJ arranged for his idol Uri Geller to be a surprise guest at his barmitzvah party. MORE >>
BMJ Not Sorry
The official publication of Britain’s medical profession this week refused to apologise for an incendiary article attacking Israel over its conduct in the Palestinian territories. MORE >>
Mayor's Paper Criticised
Mayor Ken Livingstone’s publicly funded newspaper has come under fire this week after it published an article accusing Israel of “strangling” the Palestinian economy. MORE >>
Jewish MP's Costs
Jewish politicians last year received an average of £121,000 in expenses, according to the first claims list to be made public. MORE >>
Farrakhan's Black Listed
One of Britain’s leading ethnic newspapers has defended the inclusion of firebrand American Louis Farrakhan in a list of 100 black icons. MORE >>
Jewish Disability Rights
A disability rights campaigner this week told the Jewish community it needed to change its attitude towards disabled people to ensure they were not excluded. MORE >>
Surgery Compensation
An 83-year-old woman, plunged into sudden blindness following an eye operation by an eminent surgeon, has won the right to substantial compensation. MORE >>
Cars Attacked
Police investigating an attack on a number of Jewish-owned cars in Stamford Hill believe a group of young Muslims may have been responsible.
Walk For Water
British walkers raised more than £175,000 during JNF UK’s annual walk for water. MORE >>
Fine For Moments
A businessman who ran a coffee shop on his West Hampstead premises without a licence has been handed a £2,000 fine following a lengthy dispute with Camden council. MORE >>
Chai Lecture
The UK now has the steepest fall in mortality rate for women with breast cancer. MORE >>
JWA's New Head
Jewish Women’s Aid welcomed its new executive director at its annual general meeting this week. MORE >>
Wizo Week
This year’s Jewish Women's Week has raised more than £272,000 for the charity’s aid work in Israel. MORE >>
Uni Guide
JFS is set to help British students meet the grade with the publication of a new guide to university interviews.
Hamas Engineer Killed
A Hamas engineer known as “the father of the Qassam rocket” was killed in an Israeli air strike last night. MORE >>
BA Urge Aliyah
Employees of a British youth movement led by example this week when they launched a new initiative to encourage their older members to move to Israel. MORE >>
Palestinian's British Plea
The Palestinian foreign minister this week called on Britain to take a more active role in the peace process while America was preoccupied with presidential elections. MORE >>
Building Bridges
A group of Jews and Muslims are set to travel to Auschwitz and Bosnia next year as part of a groundbreaking project to promote mutual understanding. MORE >>
Poet Goes Underground
A 21-year-old poet has won a competition to see his work displayed as part of the Poems on the Underground series. MORE >>
UCS Hosts Tonge
A top private school with a large Jewish student body has defended its decision to host two politicians notorious for their anti-Israel views. MORE >>
Miliband At AJE
Confusion reigned over the Tomlinson report this week after a senior Labour minister told a meeting of Jewish educators that GCSEs and A-levels would continue. MORE >>
Christian Support
The Jewish community this week paid tribute to Christian supporters of Israel at a central London event. MORE >>
Schools Back Tomlinson
Jewish teachers and educators have broadly welcomed government plans to radically reform the exam system. MORE >>
Broadcast Code Warning
Jews and other minorities would have inadequate protection over offensive television programmes if a proposed new broadcasting code is passed. MORE >>
Hamza Faces Trial
Radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has been charged with 16 offences including inciting others to murder Jews. MORE >>
Michelin Drop Case
Michelin this week dropped a high court action against a pensioner after he agreed not to use its name on his “unofficial” guide to Israeli prisons.
ESF Attack
Police investigating the theft of flags and a prayer book from a Union of Jewish Students stall at this week’s European Social Forum, believe the crime was racially motivated. MORE >>
Fisk Attacked
One of Britain’s best known journalists has been rounded upon by his Fleet Street rivals, who described his work on Israel as “polemical” and “distasteful”. MORE >>
Queen To Host Survivors
The Queen is set to host a reception for Holocaust survivors exactly 60 years after the liberation of Auschwitz. MORE >>
Forum Fears
Jewish groups have raised fears that pro-Palestinian organisations intend to hijack this week’s European social forum to promote an anti-Israel agenda. MORE >>
Al-Axed By Ancram
A Tory conference fringe meeting organised by a pro-Palestinian lobby group was snubbed by the shadow foreign secretary after he learned of their support for a one-state solution. MORE >>
Allawi On Israel
Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi has insisted his administration will not move to open diplomatic relations with Israel.
Heavens Above
If you thought kosher meat prices were astronomical, take a look at one of the butchers.
Memorial Fundraiser
Plans to build a park dedicated to the victims of the Dolphinarium suicide bombing in Tel Aviv came a step closer to reality this week following a successful London fundraiser. MORE >>
Exclusive: Rowetta's J-Factor
She’s been described by Simon Cowell as “barking”, she’s broken down in tears on stage and she’s argued with some of the most powerful people in pop.
Romania's Shoah Admission
British Shoah survivors this week welcomed Romania’s admission of responsibility for the deaths of thousands of its Jewish citizens during the second world war. MORE >>
Charity Commission Call
A new forum to encourage greater representation of the Jewish community and other groups within the charity commission has been announced. MORE >>
Neighbours Row Verdict
A venomous row between multi-millionaire warring neighbours that "got completely out of hand" has ended in disappointment for both sides at the High Court. MORE >>
Dad Faces Jail
A father who was denied access to his children was facing jail this week after waging a campaign of harassment against officials at the Royal Courts of Justice. MORE >>
Howard's Debt
Conservative party leader Michael Howard this week spoke of his debt to Britain for saving his family from certain death in Nazi-occupied Europe. MORE >>
Sainsbury's Demo Planned
A pro-Palestinian group is planning to initiate a nationwide campaign against Sainsbury’s to “punish” the supermarket giant for stocking Israeli-made chocolate. MORE >>
Sobell's 25th Anniversary
Staff, members and volunteers gathered on Sunday night to mark the 25th anniversary of one of the cornerstones of London’s Jewish community. MORE >>
Vanunu Supporters Protest
Supporters of Mordechai Vanunu chained themselves to the gate of London’s Israeli embassy last week to protest against restrictions placed on the freed nuclear whistleblower. MORE >>
Burglary Case Conviction
A cleaner's son who gave a burglar the keys to a vulnerable 100-year-old woman's home was this week facing jail. MORE >>
Wilson's Primo Preview
One foot in the grave star Richard Wilson joined more than 200 people at a Laniado UK-sponsored preview of Primo – London’s first stage production of Primo Levi’s autobiography. MORE >>
Eastenders' Jewish Shock
Stage actress Mazz Murray is set to leave Eastenders fans stunned later this week by seducing married Queen Vic landlord Alfie Moon. MORE >>
Kaufman Alleges Assault
A Labour MP has accused pro-hunt demonstrators of screaming anti-semitic abuse and physically assaulting him during the party’s conference in Brighton. MORE >>
Twigg's Holocaust Pledge
Education minister Stephen Twigg spoke of the importance of Holocaust education in schools in combating racism at the Labour party conference in Brighton. MORE >>
Lawyer Launches Case
A top tax lawyer who claims he was racially harassed at work has launched a compensation case against one of the city’s leading law firms. MORE >>
Turkov Murder Charge
A man appeared in court last week charged with the murder of Israeli businessman Simon Turkov. MORE >>
Lulav Bar
British holidaymakers travelling to Israel for succot were left fuming this week after their lulavs were banned from the country. MORE >>
Hinz Killer Jailed
The psychopath who strangled and decapitated trainee rabbi Andreas Hinz will spend the rest of his life behind bars, a judge has ruled. MORE >>
Hinz Killer Convicted
A "dangerous psychopath" who strangled and butchered a trainee rabbi today faces a life sentence. MORE >>
Blair's Israel Commitment
Tony Blair has insisted Israel has no greater friend than Britain during a speech at his party’s annual conference. MORE >>
Student Leaders Slammed
Student leaders who are “keen on striking poses” and “resistant to dialogue” are being blamed for perpetuating tensions between Muslims and Jews on campus. MORE >>
Yom Kippur Assault
A man was physically assaulted in an anti-semitic attack as he returned home from Yom Kippur services on Friday night. MORE >>
Startling Terror Stats
More than 400 terrorist acts have been committed against Jewish and Israeli targets in the diaspora over the past 35 years, with synagogues among the most frequently hit sites. MORE >>
Miller Inquest
A coroner has said he was 'extremely disappointed' with Israel's failure to cooperate with an inquest into the shooting of a British cameraman 16 months ago. MORE >>
Multicultural Exhibition
A unique exhibition celebrating the relationships and co-operation between Jews, Asians and black people is to be launched at City Hall next week. MORE >>
Union Heads Meet
The heads of the Israeli and Palestinian trade union movements joined forces at the TUC congress last week in what the TUC president described as “a major step forward”.
Barghouti Outrage
Labour backbencher Jeremy Corbyn has tabled an early day motion expressing outrage at the continuing imprisonment of Palestinian terror chief Marwan Barghouti. MORE >>
Shofar So Good
A nine-year-old boy, who wowed congregants at his local shul by blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah last week, is set to follow up his success by sounding the ritual horn at the end of Yom Kippur tommorrow. MORE >>
New Year Security
A window was smashed and a congregant shot at by an air gun in separate incidents involving the same north London shul over the Rosh Hashanah weekend. MORE >>
Craig David Concert
It was more a case of Bo Tzedakah than Bo Selecta last week when Craig David raised £35,000 by performing a charity concert for Norwood. MORE >>
Talmud At Sotheby's
A copy of the Talmud, owned by serial bridegroom and king of England Henry VIII, has gone on display at Sotheby’s. MORE >>
BNP's London Seat
A BNP councillor was elected in London last week for the first time in more than a decade sparking concerns that the result could cause a domino effect across the capital. MORE >>
Muslims Seek Apology
A British student is demanding an apology from the Israeli government after being arrested, strip-searched and told to leave the country with no explanation. MORE >>
Vanunu Peace Prize
Mordechai Vanunu has been awarded a peace prize worth £28,000 by John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono. MORE >>
New Year Attacks
A window was smashed and a congregant shot at by an air gun in separate incidents involving the same north London shul over the Rosh Hashanah weekend. MORE >>
Hinz Murder Trial
The killer of a trainee rabbi was allegedly thinking 'rationally and clearly' as he hacked up his victim before disposing of the body in bin liners, a court has heard. MORE >>
Board Evidence
The Board of Deputies and CST have labelled Islamic extremism as “among the greatest threats to the security of the Jewish community”. MORE >>
New BOD Chief
The Board of Deputies has announced the appointment of a new director general. MORE >>
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