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Looking for love? Head to Israel.

By Candice Krieger, September 24, 2008

Looking for love? Head to Israel. According to a Central Bureau of Statistics report this week, the proportion of single Jews in Israel is continuing to grow, particularly among the young. In 2006, 76 per cent of Jewish men aged 20-29 were single, up from 73 per cent in 2000, and 60 per cent of women in this age bracket were single, up from 54 per cent in 2000. But if you're after a proposal, be warned - the main reason for the increase? A desire to delay marriage.


A real-life Jewish ‘super-hero’?

By Candice Krieger, September 12, 2008

Always wanted to fly? Now you can thanks to a group of Israeli students from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Under the supervision of aeronautical and space engineering Professor Gil Yossilbesk, they have developed a “Batman-style” winged flight-suit that they claim enables someone dropped from an airplane to glide on their own.


Is the Crocs craze finally fading?

By Candice Krieger, August 29, 2008

What has the British and Israel summer had in common this year? It certainly hasn't been the weather.

The answer in fact, could be lying at your feet.

Crocs. Yes, those hideously unflattering plastic clogs-cum-sandals-cum-flippers that have been stomping all over the streets.

Crocs have been one of this summer's fashion must-haves for both Brits and Israelis. But could the Crocs craze finally be fading?


A million cheers for the Secret Millionaire

By Candice Krieger, August 20, 2008

Did you see last night’s The Secret Millionaire on Channel 4? Property chief Nick Leslau gave away close to £400,000 to worthy causes in Glasgow. He swapped his luxury lifestyle to become an undercover volunteer in one of Glasgow’s most deprived areas.

At the end of the ten-day stint, he pledged £100,000 to a riding school for children with special needs, £50,000 to Guide Dogs for the Blind and £225,000 to a disability centre. No biggie for a man worth an estimated £200 million?

Think again.


A-levels – how much do they really matter?

By Candice Krieger, August 15, 2008

So, it has been another record year for A-levels results. The national pass rate soared above 97 per cent for the first time. Jewish schools in particular were celebrating – Immanuel College achieved a 100 per cent pass rate for the third year running, with students at King David High School in Manchester gaining an average of two A grades and one B each.

Yet let’s not get too excited by all the hype.