In full: President Obama’s speech to Israeli students in Jerusalem

By Sandy Rashty, March 25, 2013

Transcript of President Barack Obama's speech to Israeli students in Jerusalem - March 21 2013

“Well, it is a great honor to be with you here in Jerusalem, and I’m so grateful for the welcome that I’ve received from the people of Israel. Thank you. I bring with me the support of the American people - and the friendship that binds us together.


Spielberg’s Shoah project turns memory into action

By Tom Tugend, March 22, 2013

A 14-year-old New York high school student sat in his classroom and watched the taped testimony of a Holocaust survivor.

In the video, the survivor recalled how he had to kill the family dog as he faced deportation to a wartime ghetto, where there would not be enough food for humans and none for animals.


Yeshivah teacher shame over ‘schvartze’ remark

By Anna Sheinman, March 21, 2013

New York’s Yeshiva University has condemned one of its senior professors of rabbinic studies for his offensive remarks about “schvartzes”, made at a recent conference of United Synagogue rabbis in London.


Learning to collaborate in Elstree

By Jay Grenby, March 18, 2013

For the fourth year running, the Elstree area Orthodox communities came together for an educational event organised jointly by the Hertfordshire Learning Experience and Seed.

Close on 100 members of the United, Federation and Sephardi shuls attended the pre-Pesach seminar at Yavneh College featuring a keynote address by Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz.


Morasha dines out on its latest achievements

March 18, 2013

The annual dinner of the Morasha Jewish Primary raised £125,000 towards the renovation and development of the school’s new premises in Stanhope Road, Finchley.

More than 200 people attended the dinner at Finchley Synagogue, where honorary principal and Chief Rabbi elect Ephraim Mirvis was thanked for his contribution to the school over the past five years.


JFS entrepreneurs’ generation game for boys from Mill Hill

By Sandy Rashty, March 15, 2013

A Mill Hill-based father and son both set up successful businesses while at JFS, derailing from the traditional educational track.

JFS “boys” Andy and James Gilmore, 45 and 15, both established their own businesses because “we have the entrepreneurial flair from an early age,” explained the father of two.


Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks tells students 'Israel is the role model of hope'

By Zoe Winograd, March 15, 2013

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks told students in a speech at Tel Hai Academic College that despite the “challenges facing all humanity, Israel is the role model of hope.”


Children's books: Hard of herring

By Angela Kiverstein, March 14, 2013

Becky’s mum has died and her dad is thinking of marrying a horrible woman who smells of herring and cooks leathery cholent. No Buts, Becky by José Patterson (Matador, £6.99) is set in Rothschild Buildings, Brick Lane, in 1908, complete with shabbes goy, shadchan, bagel woman and oy-veying bubbe.


Israel studies professor: 1948 really was ethnic cleansing, not genocide

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 14, 2013

One of the UK’s leading academics says supporters of Israel need to accept historical facts that Israel committed “ethnic cleansing” in 1948 — and be clear that there is no contradiction between this and their support of Israel.


Hundreds flock to Harrow Limmud

March 11, 2013

There were more than 100 sessions for the 600 visitors to Sunday’s Harrow Limmud with a choice of speakers ranging from a Holocaust survivor to a senior researcher for anti-extremist think tank, the Quilliam Foundation.