Purim

William and Kate will smash glass at wedding

March 17, 2011

The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will take place at Westminster Abbey amid the normal pomp of the Anglican ceremony.

But this time there will be crucial differences - including a traditional Jewish wedding practice.

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Why Purim is more than a story of us and them

By Rabbi Natan Levy, March 16, 2011

Chosenness does not play well on television. The small screen is the place to pass the world a Coke, not to call them "goyim". So, when Louis Theroux asked a Jewish vintner if he, a gentile, might stir the kosher wine in the midst of his recent BBC documentary on West Bank settlers, the ensuing dialogue caught Judaism at its most disturbingly tribal.

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Showbiz stars in fancy dress

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2011

Coming up with the perfect Purim look year after year can be a challenge. With the festival around the corner, take some tips from the stars about who or what to dress up as.

Full coverage of Purim here

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The Maccabeats do Purim: Raise Your Glass

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2011
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Remember the Maccabeats' Chanucah version of Candlelight. Well, the band from New York are back with a song for Purim, to the of Pink's hit Raise Your Glass.

Full coverage of Purim here

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The Fountainheads turn Purim Pink

By Jennifer Lipman, March 11, 2011
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Raise your mask: The Maccabeats cornered the festival song market at Chanucah, but can they do the same for Purim. Israeli group The Foutainheads have also covered Pink's Raise Your Glass. Judge which you prefer

Full coverage of Purim here

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Carmen, drunk? Opera goes to the pub

By Jennifer Lipman, March 10, 2011

“What would Carmen look like on her day off? What would it be like watching opera singers pretending to be really drunk and fighting with each other?”

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Campus notebook - Purim in Spain

By Marcus Dysch, February 10, 2011

Jewish identity in the 21st century was the topic for debate when historian Yaakov Wise, of Manchester University's Centre for Jewish Studies, visited Liverpool.More than 30 students attended Dr Wise's discussion, hosted by Rabbi Shmuli Brown, director of Chabad of Liverpool Universities.

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Hall of Fame: Katy Perry

September 3, 2010


"So I pray for a favour like Esther…I need your strength to handle the pressure.”






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Judah Passow's Manchester

By Judah Passow, April 1, 2010

In this second set of photographs focusing on the British Jewish community, Judah Passow takes a look at life in north Manchester’s Broughton Park and Higher Broughton.

Its Victorian terraced streets are dotted with yeshivot and synagogues of various sizes, and with shops and restaurants which cater for the strict interpretation of kashrut adhered to in the area.

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Nottingham’s Purim celebration

March 4, 2010

Nottingham Students celebrate Purim with a fancy dress party

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