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NW Jew: This kosher-style trend is hard to swallow

By NWJew, November 30, 2012

Last weekend I was once again obliged to attend the barmitzvah of some child I had never met. Happily it was the great nephew of my dear friend Moshe, so at least I had someone to whom I could complain about the catering.

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Barrington Black: Gibraltar's supreme lawman

By Michael Freedland, November 29, 2012

Barrington Black and I did our square bashing in the army together. Perhaps not the most scintillating reminiscence — especially since he went on to become a Royal Army Service Corps lieutenant and I got invalided out for flat feet.

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A Woman's Work: Why we're all suffering from the cringe syndrome

By Keren David, November 22, 2012

If you’re Jewish and on Facebook or Twitter then I bet there’s one word that’s been showing up on your timeline a lot recently. The word is cringe.

We cringe at That Dreadful Woman From Radlett and The Neurotic One From Edgware in Jewish Mum of the Year. We cringe at Caprice and Stacey Solomon being presented as Jewish spokeswomen. We cringe at Jews in the news or on a cruise.

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High-flying ambassador who was our man in Israel... and Saudi Arabia

By Jenni Frazer, November 22, 2012

It may go down in diplomatic history as one of the swiftest love affairs on record. Sherard Cowper-Coles was Britain’s ambassador to Israel for just 22 months before he was whipped off to the most improbable successor appointment — as the UK’s man in Saudi Arabia.

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They did their bit - the story of three centuries of heroism

By Simon Round, November 15, 2012

Sadly, there are not many Jews who fought in the Second World War who are still able to march. But those who can will be polishing their medals to parade down Whitehall on Sunday, in honour of their comrades who fell in the 1939-45 conflict and those before and since.

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Vantage Point: Age is no barrier to your inner entertainer

By Gerald Jacobs, November 15, 2012

I don’t know if Kay D’Arcy is Jewish. Probably not. But there are undoubtedly a great many Jews who are like her — well past retirement age, overflowing with chutzpah, and possessed of the “showbiz gene”. And many of these could, and just might, follow her example.

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They did their bit - the story of three centuries of military heroism

By Simon Round, November 15, 2012

Sadly, there are not many Jews who fought in the Second World War who are still able to march. But those who can will be polishing their medals to parade down Whitehall on Sunday, in honour of their comrades who fell in the 1939-45 conflict and those before and since.

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An Invitation Not To Be Missed: Win £1,000 shopping spree at Nicole Farhi

By Brigit Grant, November 9, 2012

Come and see Nicole Farhi's autumn winter collection 2012 and let her style you at an exclusive shopping event for JC readers on Tuesday November 20th.

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Health: When backpain is really arthritis

By Dr Ellie Cannon, November 5, 2012

I was taught at medical school to remember that “what’s common, is common”. So if a patient comes into clinic with a sore throat, the chances are it is simply that — a sore throat.

Picking out the unusual diagnoses from seemingly common symptoms is one of the challenges of medicine, particularly when you are in general practice.

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The man who's already won the US election - satirist Jon Stewart

By Dan Friedman, November 1, 2012

With little more than a hair’s breadth between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, the US election is too close to call. However, whatever the outcome, there is already one certain winner – Jon Stewart.

The presenter of The Daily Show and American television's satirist-in-chief has had a good campaign.

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