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This is finally going to be our year... but whose?

April 7, 2016

Adam Gold

This was supposed to be our year. It was the season when all the usual excuses disintegrated. The richer clubs who can outspend Arsenal and tend to finish higher in the Premier League as a result - Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United - were all in various stages of malfunction.


Giving wise advice: our new agony aunt

By Jennifer Lipman, April 7, 2016

I'm terrified at the thought of it," admits Hilary Freeman. "I'm sure every parent is. She's barely been out of my sight so far." Freeman, a journalist and the author of seven young adult novels, is discussing how she will handle it when her nine-month-old daughter becomes a teenager and faces the requisite pressures of that stage.


Martin Sorrell: I’m 71 not out and my work is still fun

By Grant Feller, April 6, 2016

At last, Sir Martin Sorrell and I are on safer ground. Well, I am on safer ground. I suspect that one of the world's most influential media moguls would love to continue talking about market performance, under-indexed Asian operations, the impact of long-term policies on the tertiary economy and the consequences of a low-growth world on shareholder returns.


How your kitchen can help ease your Pesach cleaning pains

By JC Reporter, April 4, 2016

When it comes to preparing for Passover, one room becomes more important than any other: the kitchen. After all, it is vital to make sure that every speck of chametz is scrupulously removed. But is there some way that the kitchen itself can help?


Footprints of the past

By Gloria Tessler, April 3, 2016

It is an unusual tribute to the victims of the Holocaust, but the "Stolperstein" now has widespread support within Germany - including from Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Meet the new superhero of children's fiction…

By Naomi Firsht, March 31, 2016

David Solomons didn't exactly wear a cape to write his award-winning children's book, but he came close.

The 47-year-old author listened to the soundtrack from the Superman movie (the original 1978 version, he points out) to get himself in the mood when he was writing My Brother Was A Superhero.


Sian Berry: Standing firm against faith schools

By Sandy Rashty, March 31, 2016

Siân Berry has very little chance of being elected London Mayor in May.

This week, the bookies rated the Green party candidate's chances at just 150-1, leaving her trailing behind Labour's Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith of the Conservatives, George Galloway of Respect and the Liberal Democrats' Caroline Pidgeon - but a margin above Ukip representative Peter Whittle.


Finding lipstick love the modern way

By Paul Lester, March 30, 2016

If you’re a gay Jewish woman trying to navigate the choppy waters of modern romance, you might need a dating site. Or a matchmaking service. Or both. Which might bring you to Pink Lobster Dating — “For Women Who Like Women”.


She's rude, lewd and wants you to rethink Israel

By Josh Jackman, March 25, 2016

Aviva Zimmerman, a graduate film student at Tel Aviv University, has created a monster - on purpose.

Her screen persona, Avi, presents YouTube comedy series Avi Does The Holy Land, which brutally satirises North American Jews' enthusiasm for Israel.


Join the Passover party

March 24, 2016

Pesach, for British tourists to Israel, is traditionally spent in hotels along the Mediterranean coast and in Eilat.