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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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We’re honoured to be the Jews of Iran

By Annika Hernroth-Rothstein, March 23, 2016

I am racking my brain trying to remember the veahavta and, while I struggle to perform, I wonder if the man in front can see my beating heart working its way up my throat. It's an absurd scene.

I am in Tehran, visiting the Jewish National Committee, on Palestine Street, and the man at the desk shows little emotion as his eyes wander between my ID and my flustered face.

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Donald Trump is more than my boss, he is a patriarch

By Sandy Rashty, March 17, 2016

Michael Cohen doesn’t sleep much. As Donald Trump’s right-hand man, there’s no time to do so at the moment.

In his own words, as Trump’s Special Counsel and Executive Vice President of the Trump Organisation, he handles “everything” that personally affects the Republican candidate, who is currently the frontrunner for the US presidency.

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The sinister labels of lazy journalists

By Grant Feller, March 17, 2016

This week, I discovered that Sir Trevor Chinn is Jewish. I'm being facetious, of course. Sir Trevor is a well-known member of the community, an enormously successful businessman and a generous benefactor to a number of important causes. He is often to be found within the pages of this newspaper so his Jewishness is not a surprise.

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