Jewish texts

Israel blasted over 'truth' of scroll ad

By Candice Krieger, April 11, 2008

The Israeli Government Tourist Office was this week forced to change its ThinkIsrael advert following a ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority that it was misleading and breached its code of conduct.

The magazine advert promoting Israel displayed images of well-known landmarks, including Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, with text stating: “You can travel the entire length of Israel in six hours.”


Scroll tour

By Jay Grenby, April 4, 2008

Police closed two of Hendon’s main thoroughfares to allow the torchlight procession of a new Sefer Torah to the Finchley Lane premises of Hendon’s Od Yosef Hai Synagogue.

Hundreds of people joined the parade, which was led by 14 rabbis. The guest of honour was Jerusalem scholar Rabbi Shalom Arush, who had been brought over from Jerusalem by the scroll’s donor, Asher Moses. Mr Moses and his family have given the Sefer Torah in memory of his father, Yaacov, a Sephardi synagogue chazan.