Lifestyle features

Tribute: Malcolm Kayne

By Nicola Loftus, November 13, 2014

Do you remember Harry Melvin? I introduced the 89-year-old to Jewish Chronicle readers earlier this year. Actually, his real name was Malcom Kayne. A war veteran, who climbed on to the beaches of Normandy -with his tefillin strapped under his helmet - fighting for our freedom.

But war wasn't his biggest battle; it was loneliness.

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I've defended OJ and Von Bulow but I can't defend Miliband's shameful hypocrisy

By Alan Dershowitz, November 6, 2014

Ed Miliband wants to become Prime Minister following the next general election.

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Bar Refaeli - 'not a bikini kind of girl'

By Andrew Threlfall, October 23, 2014

Supermodel, businesswoman, former girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio. So how does Bar Refaeli see herself? Apparently, as just your average tomboy, happiest in T-shirt and jeans and enjoying "a beer with my family". And "not a bikini kind of girl". She also loves London, which she has been visiting since childhood and where friends of her extended family live.

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Interview: Janis Winehouse

By Charlotte Oliver, September 23, 2014

Janis Winehouse threw caution to the wind six months ago when she strapped a parachute to her body and jumped out of a plane flying at more than 13,000 feet. This would be challenging for anybody, but particularly someone struggling with the debilitating effects of Multiple Sclerosis on a daily basis.

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Down the Tube - a pictorial record

By Charlotte Oliver, July 3, 2014

Any Londoner well-versed in Tube etiquette knows the unspoken rules - head down, eyes fixed forward, disregarding the stranger nestled snugly beside you. But Bob Mazzer takes a different approach.

For 40 years, the photographer has travelled the length and breadth of the London Underground, documenting all he witnesses.

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Catching up with the cultural wizards of Oz who came to UK

By Simon Round, July 3, 2014

Howard Jacobson has been telling a joke for a quite some time about his first trip to Australia back in 1964. "As the boat I was in was passing the equator, we passed a ship going the other way and Robert Hughes, Germaine Greer, Clive James and Barry Humphries were on it. They were all shouting from the deck, 'you're going the wrong way mate'.

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Miller finds life at 80 a funny thing

By Rosa Doherty, July 3, 2014

There are many 80-year-olds with a nice line in humour. But Lynn Ruth Miller has taken her comedy further, swapping the bridge club for a career in stand-up.

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Gefiltefest: Eat, drink, listen, cook, share and be merry

May 15, 2014

This year will mark the fifth Gefilte-fest festival. The first, in October 2010, was organised in just six weeks and attracted 200 visitors.

That has more than tripled - last year's festival at the London Jewish Cultural Centre attracted more than 600 people and this year we expect more again as well as more than 25 food stalls.

Food matters to Jewish people.

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Facebook at 10 - how much do we still 'like' what it does?

By Jennifer Lipman, April 3, 2014

When you think about it, it comes as little surprise that Facebook was invented by a Jew. A site that encourages gossip, dismisses the need for privacy, and enables faraway relatives to meddle in the lives of the younger generation from anywhere in the world. Who but a Jew could have come up with that?

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What it means when your doctor says . . . . Have a shingles vaccine

By Ellie Cannon, January 20, 2014

When I last wrote about the shingles vaccine it was to vent my frustration at the Department of Health which had not acquired a decent supply, meaning it was only available to a few people privately. Thankfully now the situation has changed and the national vaccination programme for shingles has been rolled out across NHS GP surgeries.

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