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Aryan Strike Force

By Jessica Elgot, June 25, 2010

A pair of neo-Nazis who posted abusive messages on the internet about Jews have been jailed for inciting racial hatred.

Michael Heaton, 42, was jailed for two years and six months and Trevor Hannington, 58, was jailed for two years. The two men were members of the so-called Aryan Strike Force.

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Israel's newest arrivals

By Jennifer Lipman, June 22, 2010

A group of 12 Jews from wartorn Kyrgyzstan were among those greeted at a Jewish Agency reception in Jerusalem.

Nearly 700 new olim came to Israel on 20 flights from countries including France and Belgium. The new arrivals were welcomed to Israel at the special ceremony on Mount Scopus.

Photos: Brian Hendler/Jewish Agency for Israel

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The launch of JC North

By Jessica Elgot, May 26, 2010

The leading members of the communities in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newscastle came together in Manchester for the launch of JC North - a new edition of the JC which will cater for the communities in the North.

Photos by Steve Riding.

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Lady Jakobovits: In pictures

May 11, 2010

Lady Jakobovits, 81, the widow of the former Chief Rabbi Lord Jakobovits, died in hospital on Friday.

Renowned for her charity work, Lady Jakobovits was known throughout British Jewry as Lady J.

The founder of the Association of United Synagogue Women, Lady Jakobovits was a patron and supporter of numerous causes including Emunah, Jewish Care, Chai Cancer Care and Wizo.

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Purim

By Jessica Elgot, March 1, 2010

Communities across the UK ate Hamentaschen, read the Megillah, waved their gragers and dressed up as their favourites Purim characters to remember the story of brave Esther and Mordechai.

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Holocaust Memorial Day: In pictures

By Jessica Elgot, January 28, 2010

The Holocaust remembered by communities across the UK and the world.

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Help for Haiti

By Jessica Elgot, January 20, 2010

Israeli and Jewish aid organisations headed for Port-au-Prince to deal with the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake which may have killed up to 200,000 people.

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Ethiopians arrive in Israel

By Jessica Elgot, January 19, 2010

Eighty-one immigrants from the Falash Mura community have touched down in Israel, the first ones to make aliyah since a controversial Israeli decision to ban further Ethopian immigration.

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New Year's Honours

December 31, 2009

Photos and reactions from some of the many Jewish people who were recognised in the New Year's Honours list this year.

By Dina Rickman

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