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.


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.


Finally! A gourmet guide

By Rosa Doherty, May 7, 2015

It is one of the favourite talking points for British Jews - where are the best places to buy and eat kosher food in this country?

A musician believes he can provide the answer. Daniel Biro has launched a website which promises to review gourmet kosher products and restaurants across Britain and Europe.


1701 restaurant to move from Bevis Marks

By Rosa Doherty, February 13, 2015

Kosher restaurant 1701 has announced it is shutting up shop on its current site at Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London.

A spokesperson for the restaurant, which opened less than two years ago, said that "the historical connection with Bevis Marks has been wonderful but unfortunately the location has proved limiting.


The story of Titanics, the unsinkable kosher deli

October 30, 2014

Stanley Hyman's grandfather, Joseph, established Titanics kosher deli in Manchester in 1913. It went on to become a community institution. Here we publish extracts from Mr Hyman's new book on the story of the shop.

In the beginning


Restaurant's 'false start'

By Rosa Doherty, June 12, 2014

Hertsmere Borough Council is investigating building work at a new kosher restaurant, after local traders complained it had started without permission.

Kosher chain Mr Baker submitted an application to convert a building on the high street in Borehamwood from a retail site to a restaurant.


How an Israeli restaurant owner and a Gazan Arab found food for thought - in Manchester

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 24, 2014

As Israel-Arab negotiations continue to founder, an unlikely meeting in Manchester between an Israeli and a Palestinian offers a positive reminder that harmony is possible — outside the political sphere at least.


A world of dining at Bevis Marks

By Simon Rocker, June 5, 2013

Businessmen, tourists and other visitors will once again be able to enjoy a meal at Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London.


Journalist Giles Coren faces Press Complaints Commission over restaurant column

By Marcus Dysch, June 14, 2012

Journalist Giles Coren has been reported to the Press Complaints Commission by a Holocaust survivor who was offended by a column about a restaurant popular with Jewish pensioners.

Mr Coren’s colourful attack on the Oslo Court restaurant in St John’s Wood, north west London, featured in his Times column last month.


Entrepreneur promises Rare kosher treat in Manchester

By Jonathan Beckman, January 6, 2012

A Manchester entrepreneur is opening a supervised gourmet steak-house with the aim of attracting kosher and non-kosher diners.

Due to launch in Prestwich in March, Rare will be the city's most prominently positioned kosher restaurant - a 60-seat glass-fronted corner unit on one of the major thoroughfares into the city centre.

It will boast a chef from top Tel Aviv restaurant Liliyot.