Amy Winehouse

Rabbis fight cremations in US

By Sue Fishkoff, California, June 18, 2009

As increasing numbers of Americans choose cremation, a national organisation of liberal burial societies is trying to promote burial among the non-Orthodox.

“We’re going on the positive offensive rather than the negative ‘don’t get cremated’ route,” said Rabbi Stuart Kelman, president of Kavod v’Nichum, a North American consortium of burial societies.

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Amy says no, no, no

March 19, 2009

The singer Amy Winehouse pleaded not guilty this week to a charge of common assault after an incident at a charity ball last summer. The case, which opened on Tuesday, has been adjourned until July 23.

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Winehouse and Levy enjoy a break with the brigade

August 8, 2008

Amy Winehouse's father Mitch spent a nostalgic few hours among old Jewish Lads' and Girls' Brigade comrades when he was a guest at the JLGB summer camp open day in Essex last Thursday.

Mr Winehouse was one of the former brigade members invited to lunch by camp commanding officer Gill Geisler, who said he had a great time reminiscing and watching the open day parade. "It was nice for him to have a day off with his old friends. I made a point of not pressing him about Amy but I did ask him how she was and he said she was fine."

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Amy takes a kosher tour of Golders Green

July 11, 2008
Amy Winehouse astonished shoppers in Golders Green last week by going walkabout in the Jewish shops. Armed with a minder and a bottle of water, the volatile star happily posed for pictures in Carmelli’s Bakery, the Kosher Deli and Yarden. But her sunny mood did not last: later in the week, she was alleged to have hit her own bodyguard and attacked a man in a pub. More chicken soup, Amy?

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Why the world's drug addicts are off to the Promised Land

By Michal Levertov, May 30, 2008

Last week, the JC reported that Amy Winehouse was booked into detox in Israel. A wise move: the country’s state-funded rehab programmes are attracting addicts from across the globe, and claiming high success rates

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Amy’s rehab: no, no, no, yes?

By Simon Round, May 30, 2008

Last week’s JC report that Amy Winehouse planned to fly to Israel for rehab was followed up by papers around the world. Eliezer Cohen, chairman of the Israel Anti-Drug Administration, told us that Winehouse’s representatives “spoke to a renowned institution and an Israeli professor” who was expecting her arrival within weeks .

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Winehouse's six-day drugs 'cure'

May 23, 2008

Amy Winehouse is to go to Israel for drug rehabilitation, the JC can exclusively reveal, write Michal Levertov in Tel Aviv and Candice Krieger. A senior Israeli official confirmed to this newspaper that the singer, who is battling a well-documented drug addiction, will fly to Israel within weeks to undergo treatment at an Israeli clinic.

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The Amy paradox

By Paul Lester, April 11, 2008

Amy Winehouse: The Biography
By Chas Newkey-Burden
John Blake, £17.99

One of the problems involved in writing a biography about a super-celebrity like Amy Winehouse or her US counterpart in the tortured young diva stakes, Britney Spears, is that it is impossible to keep pace with the speed at which events in their life are relayed to us in this endlessly updated Internet-scurril age. Chas Newkey-Burden’s account takes us up to late 2007, with a brief reference on the book jacket to the five statuettes she received at February’s Grammy awards in the States.

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