October events on campus

By Naomi Firsht, October 29, 2015

This month has seen a whole host of (mainly) food-based events on campus.



Kosher food comes to Brunel campus

By Naomi Firsht, October 29, 2015

Kosher sandwiches are available for the first time at Brunel University in Uxbridge. Jewish students, who number around 35, can now pick up a DD’s Sandwich at the Costcutter on campus.


Tesco apologises after chocolate bar mix-up

By Rosa Doherty, August 20, 2015

Tesco has apologised after staff placed non-kosher products in the kosher food section in one of its stores.

Customer Rina Sonenthal complained when she discovered the misplaced items in the Tesco branch in Finchley, north London, while shopping last Friday. The goods not carrying a hechsher included bars of chocolate, and packets of wafers and crackers.


You want to keep kosher? Then keep one of these in your pocket

By Josh Jackman, July 30, 2015

No pork; no shellfish; no milk with meat. Simple enough. But what about this yoghurt? Or that soy sauce?

And which brands of ice-cream can you serve at Friday-night dinner?


Marmite is kosher again

By Naomi Firsht, June 15, 2015

Marmite on toast is back on the menu for the community as the spread is now certified kosher.

Imports of the kosher Marmite produced in South Africa were halted by manufacturer Unilever in 2014 leaving lovers of the yeast extract spread with bare shelves.


Shechita study finally published

By Simon Rocker and Marcus Dysch, June 4, 2015

There is little interest among European shoppers for increased labelling of kosher meat, a long-awaited report on religious slaughter has revealed.

The European Commission study into consumer opinions on shechita and halal meat production was published this week.


Paris mayor: Jewish life is vibrant here

By Nathan Jeffay, May 14, 2015

With her city's Jews still reeling after the Hyper Cacher supermarket murders in January, the Mayor of Paris gave an impassioned speech in Jerusalem this week on her determination to fight antisemitism.

Anne Hidalgo did not limit herself to general statements, but also addressed the thorny topic of whether opposition to Israel is sometimes used to obscure Jew-hatred.


Irish museum wins temporary reprieve

By Josh Jackman, May 7, 2015

Dublin's Irish Jewish Museum, which has been under threat of closure, has secured a stay of execution from the trust that owns its premises.


Students' capital home-from-home

By Naomi Firsht, May 7, 2015

Jewish students often look to Hillels or Jewish halls of residence to provide a home-from-home experience while at university. Yet in London, hub of the UK community, there are none serving the estimated 2,000 Jewish students.


IDF hospital giving hope to Nepal

By Nathan Jeffay, May 7, 2015

Israel's field hospital in Nepal has now treated almost 1,000 patients and is acquiring a reputation as the best place for the injured to come for care.

"Because of the good care that Israelis are giving, injured people from my village want to transfer here," said 18-year-old Dawa Bohola, sitting in the orthopaedics tent with his injured foot in a treatment bath.

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