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Vantage Point: I was there when The Beatles played a Jew do

By Gerald Jacobs, October 11, 2012

Whatever one feels about the current 50th birthday of the Beatles’ first single being celebrated somewhat more widely — and wildly — than the 90th anniversary of T S Eliot’s The Waste Land and James Joyce’s Ulysses (not to mention Aaron’s Rod by D H Lawrence and Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf), there is no denying the 1960s’ evocative power.

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Revealed: the forgotten Jews of English football

By Anthony Clavane, October 11, 2012

In a short item in the JC a few weeks ago, Leyton Orient fans were said to be “bemused by pictures of thousands of Orthodox Jews who used its stadium for an anti-internet rally”. This actually amused rather than bemused me. For, in researching my new book Does Your Rabbi Know You’re Here? I made two discoveries.

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Just (Re)Married: Festivals? Me and the kids did them weeks ago

By Paul Lester, September 27, 2012

For those of you with kids, it was probably with some sadness — and some relief — that the summer holidays came to an end. My new wife, unbelievable as it might sound, is one of those weird, twisted individuals who (whisper it) actually likes spending time with children. I know, I know, it shouldn’t be allowed.

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George Solti: celebrating a virtuoso

By Jessica Duchen, September 27, 2012

Sir Georg Solti, one of the 20th century’s greatest conductors, was born 100 years ago, on 21 October 1912. Now major celebrations are getting underway around the world to mark his centenary.

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Miriam Gross Returns to Jerusalem

By Miriam Gross, September 20, 2012

I was born in Jerusalem a year before the outbreak of World War II. My parents had met there (my mother was married to someone else at the time), both having left Germany in 1933 soon after Hitler came to power.

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The Power 50 - Celebrating Influential Women

By JCReporter, September 20, 2012

Ros Altmann
The population is ageing, the pensions industry is in crisis. Who do governments listen to? Ros Altmann. The director-general of Saga is a long time campaigner for pensioner’s rights. Her solution to the coming pensions timebomb? We live longer, we should work longer.

Avielah Barclay

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Jewish mothers on TV and in life

By Simon Round, September 20, 2012

H ow many Jewish mothers does it take to change a lightbulb? According to the old joke, the answer is none. “Don’t worry about me,” she says “I’ll just sit here in the dark.”

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Guide to the Jewish Man

By Paul Lester, September 20, 2012

What do women need to know about men, Jewish men in particular? Hmm, tricky. But, as a divorced and remarried dad of three, I clearly have a unique perspective in the field of gender difference. So here are my own 13 crucial pointers. Oh, and by the way — Jewish men are not from Mars, they’re from Finchley.

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NW Jew: Yom Kippur — it’s all about the eating

By NW Jew: our shul correspondent, September 20, 2012

One of the disadvantages of being a regular shul-goer is that the rabbi knows me. This means that I am, at this time of year, guilt-tripped into volunteering my time as a steward when extra help is needed to guide members around. Members who can’t remember from one year to the next where the gentlemen’s entrance is, for example.

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How Kellogg's keeps the Corn Flakes kosher in the world’s biggest cereal factory

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 20, 2012

Down the road from Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground there is another equally famous institution, but, unlike United, this one has its own kosher stamp.

This is Kellogg’s Trafford Park factory, all one million square feet of it, the largest cereal-producing plant in the world and home to some of the nation’s favourite breakfast foods.

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