Optimism over return of kidnap Israeli

By JCReporter, March 28, 2013

Israeli sources said on Monday that the ordeal of Amir Hassan, an Israeli citizen kidnapped last Friday in Sinai and held by a Bedouin gang, was likely to be short.


Revealed: the inside story of the prison rabbis

By Anna Sheinman, March 27, 2013

When a non-Jew in prison wants to claim they are Jewish, as apparently happens “all the time”, one of the first things they do is ask for a Torah.

“They say: ‘I wanna Taawrah’,” explains Rabbi Michael Binstock, director of Jewish Prison Chaplaincy, who has been working as a prison rabbi in England and Wales for over 40 years.


Norwich buries dead, 800 years on

By Simon Rocker, March 21, 2013

The remains of 17 victims of an 800-year-old murder were buried on Tuesday in Norwich’s Jewish cemetery nine years after their bones were uncovered by archaeologists at the bottom of a medieval well.


Israel Embassy policeman who abandoned post gets nine months

By Anna Sheinman, March 18, 2013

A police officer who admitted abandoning his duties protecting the Israeli Embassy in London has been sentenced to nine months in prison.


Trio face investment charges

By Simon Rocker, March 15, 2013

Three men appeared at City of London Magistrates court on Monday charged in connection with an alleged investment scam.

Jolan Marc Saunders, 36, of Buckhurst Hill; Spencer Mitchell Steinberg, 43, of Radlett; and Michael Dean Strubel, 51, of London have been charged with conspiracy to defraud.

Mr Saunders also faces a charge of acting as a company director while disqualified.


A year after the Toulouse school slaughter, the hatred that drove it still thrives

By Liam Hoare, March 14, 2013

In the easterly part of Toulouse, where the detached houses range from washed white to poached salmon and burnt peach, sits the Ohr Torah school. Set within a formidable compound, gated behind walls flanked by security cameras, it has been this way for a long time, for the safety and security of the children.


New York comes to Scandinavia

By Jenni Frazer, March 14, 2013

Boston-born Derek B Miller is a senior fellow with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, with a slew of security-based academic degrees behind him. It is an unlikely background for the writer of one of the best novels of the year, the majestic Norwegian by Night, starring the magnetic, 82-year-old hero, Sheldon Horowitz.


Death of controversial Manchester rabbi

By Zoe Winograd, March 14, 2013

One of the most controversial rabbis to serve the Manchester community has died in Israel.

Rabbi Ivan Wachmann has died aged 77 . He was the longtime minister of the Holy Law South Broughton Hebrew Congregation, but was dismissed in 1990 after a series of allegations about sexual misconduct.


Suspect charged in Brooklyn death crash

By Jennifer Lipman, March 8, 2013

A man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide following the deaths of a young married couple and their newborn baby in a car accident on Sunday.


Teen burglar sentenced

By Marcus Dysch, March 7, 2013

A teenager stole games consoles, a laptop computer and an iPod from a friend’s flat while on bail for breaking into a synagogue.

Uriel Broder this week admitted taking the items from the property in Golders Green, north west London, three days before Yom Kippur last year.