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The strangest Jewish stories of the year

By Jennifer Lipman, December 24, 2010

So unbelievable they just have to be true.

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Interfaith Arts Festival

December 1, 2010

Visitors enjoyed a look at the work of Muslim, Christian and Jewish artists at the Interfaith Arts Festival in London last week.

Held at the Candid Arts Gallery in Islington, the festival was organised by the Three Faiths Forum to mark National Interfaith Week

Stephen Shashoua, director of the Three Faiths Forum, said: "London is an incredibly diverse city, but there are very few opportunities for people to really engage at this level with anyone outside their own religious or cultural group.

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Memorial dinner for victims of the Mumbai Terror attack

November 23, 2010

More than 200 members of the Lubavitch community in London marked the second anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks at a memorial dinner.

Rabbi Chanoch Gechtman, the new Chabad representative in Mumbai, paid tribute to Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, who were killed during the attack.

The organisers presented Rabbi Gechtman with a cheque for £20,000 to go towards the rebuilt Jewish centre in the Indian city.

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In pictures: the new peers

By Jennifer Lipman, November 19, 2010

The Jewish faces soon to be seen in the House of Lords

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William Hague in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, November 3, 2010

William Hague is in Israel on an official government visit. The foreign secretary had a meeting with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Liberman, after which he signed a film deal between the two countries.

Mr Hague also visited the parents of the kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, and called for his immediate and unconditional release.

Photos: Mati Milstein / British Embassy

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Who's who in the US mid-terms

By Jennifer Lipman, November 1, 2010

America goes to the polls tomorrow, to elect a new batch of congressmen and a third of senators.

It is predicted to be a bad result for President Barack Obama and the Democrats, with the Republicans poised to take back the house and cement support in the senate and among state governors.

Click through for the lowdown on the 2010 Jewish hopefuls.

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The robots take over

By Jennifer Lipman, October 21, 2010

Israeli and British scientists show off their futuristic work at a British Technion event in London

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Middle East peace talks in pictures

By Jennifer Lipman, August 30, 2010

With a new round of direct discussions taking place in Washington, The JC looks back at some other attempts to bring peace to the Middle East and what we wrote about them:

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