Jewish Chronicle

Should Jews celebrate David Cameron's Christian Britain?

April 24, 2014

YES

Barry Marcus

David Cameron’s comment that Britain should be “more confident about its status as a Christian country” has predictably elicited much reaction — and some criticism for stating so baldly that we are a Christian country.

But has he not simply stated the obvious? The Queen, like previous monarchs, is the head of the Anglican Church.

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Staff join JC board

February 7, 2014

Five new members have joined JC chairman Stephen Grabiner on the company’s board of directors.

The paper’s editor Stephen Pollard, managing editor Richard Burton, commercial director Cameron Hay, operations director Raymond Harrod and finance director Gerard McCarthy were appointed last week.

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The JC’s new Board

October 24, 2013

An Extraordinary General Meeting of the JC on Tuesday night saw the appointment of a new board.

The majority shareholder, the Kessler Foundation, expressed its gratitude to the former board for its role in tackling a large deficit and breaking even.

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What we were doing last time Pesach was this early, back in 1899

By Jennifer Lipman, March 22, 2013

The last time we sat down to Seder so early in the year, the country had not long before celebrated a diamond jubilee and the community was deep in discussion about international antisemitism and the views of a pope.

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Peter Fisher's work lives on

March 21, 2013

One of the best-known photographers of the Jewish community, Peter Fisher, died this week, aged 84. Born in Budapest into a traditional, rather than observant, Jewish family, Peter and his brother George were profoundly musical. George became a conductor, whose first wife was the singer Lucia Popp.

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JC competition: Win Arsenal tickets

October 22, 2012

As part of the Arsenal for Everyone initiative celebrating diversity, the club is offering JC readers the chance to win a pair of tickets for Wednesday's Champions League tie with Schalke.

To enter, answer the following question: Name Arsenal's summer signing from Montpellier?

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Essex Jewish News editor retires

September 20, 2012

Manny Robinson, a former Evening Standard journalist and Jewish Chronicle columnist, has retired as editor of the community newspaper in Redbridge, the Essex Jewish News, after 40 years.

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Masorti: JC 'waging jihad on Jews'

By Simon Rocker, December 29, 2011

Members of synagogues involved in the social action group London Citizens hit back at JC criticism in a session entitled "Is the JC waging jihad on the Jews who engage?"

Matt Plen, director of the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues and a trustee of London Citizens, said that the depth of opposition had taken him by surprise.

Controversy has flared up because one of the founding organisations of

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Ex-editor's lifeboat sale

By Jessica Elgot, October 19, 2011

It's a strange piece of JC history: a model lifeboat, presented in memory of one-time JC editor Michael Henry, is being auctioned in London next week by Charles Miller Ltd.

Mr Henry, who had started a fund for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, died aged 45 in 1875, after a fire in his office.

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Get your camera out and snap a photo opportunity

September 8, 2011

The JC, in association with the Richard Young Gallery, is launching its first Young Photographers Competition, aimed at people aged 30 and under.

Aspirant photographers, amateur or professional, are invited to submit a picture on the theme of modern Jewish Britain.

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