Jewish life

Glasgow looks to its 'Futures'

By Cathy Forman, February 18, 2013

Glasgow’s Community Futures Project has highlighted a lack of barmitzvah education in the city.

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Anti-eruv councillor defends Shoah day role

By Marcus Dysch, February 18, 2013

A Barnet councillor who opposed a local eruv claiming it would be “marketing the place as a Jewish area” has defended his suitability to organise the borough’s Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony.

David Longstaff was criticised by a fellow Conservative councillor and a Shoah memorial group this week after details emerged of his pivotal involvement in January’s HMD event in Hendon.

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TrainE TraidE Business Awards

By Zoe Winograd, February 11, 2013

Award Winners and Sponsors (l to r): Daniel Green - Homesun (Sponsor of Start Up of the Year), Shraga Zaltzman (Managing Director, TrainE-TraidE), Daniel Abrahams and Stefan Litobac - My Currency Transfer (Business Start Up of the Year), Mark Morris (Business Awards Lunch Committee Chairman), Sharon Jaffe - JaffeBlend (Business Person of the Year), Lloyd Dorfman CBE, Jeremy Stern - Promoveritas (B

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We’re just like Mum and Dad

By Josh Glancy, February 8, 2013

Logging on to Facebook if you're Jewish and 25 is a hazardous business these days. The festive season generated a seemingly unending spate of engagements and weddings.

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In Poland activists fight rabbi’s ghetto skyscraper

By Nissan Tzur, February 7, 2013

Poland’s Ministry of Culture will soon decide whether to allow Warsaw’s historic Jewish community centre to be demolished in order to make way for a skyscraper.

Adding to the controversy is the fact that the request to pull down the building, which stands at the heart of the former Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, came from the current Jewish community leaders themselves.

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Ed Koch’s real legacy is a flourishing New York

By Dan Friedman, February 7, 2013

Ed Koch, the larger-than-life, three-term Democratic mayor of New York City passed away early in the morning of Friday, February 1.

Although 88 and long retired from representative politics, he was an active pundit until the last, using his visibility as a platform for television appearances, political endorsements and, latterly, online film reviews at “Mayor at the Movies.”

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How the eruv liberated families on Shabbat

By Simon Rocker, February 7, 2013

Every morning when I walk to the station on the way to work, I pass a tall green pole outside a pub. It is linked from the top to a second pole on the opposite side of the road by a slender, almost invisible wire. It looks like the training apparatus for a lightweight tightrope walker. You probably wouldn’t notice it from the surrounding lampposts if you didn’t know why it was there.

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Manchester cemetery puts case to inquiry

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 4, 2013

Manchester City Council has admitted using inaccurate information in rejecting a planning application for a development on Jewish cemetery land which would bring in desperately needed funding.

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Flash-dance for Langdon

By Zoe Winograd, January 29, 2013

Want to join a flashmob to publicise a charity helping young adults with mild-to-moderate learning difficulties?

To launch Love Langdon Week, running from February 10-17, Langdon residents and supporters will be dancing en masse in an indoor London location.

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Etherton heads Chancery division

By Simon Rocker, January 25, 2013

Lord Justice Etherton has been appointed the Chancellor of the High Court, a position which makes him head of its Chancery division.

A High Court judge since 2001, he is a former head of the Law Commission and was made an Appeal Court judge five years ago.

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