Royal family

You want a happy marriage? Listen to us

By Robyn Rosen, April 28, 2011

Rabbi Michael Laitner runs the United Synagogue's Newlyweds Programme which helps couples learn practical Jewish approaches to married life. He has some advice which he thinks might be useful to a certain young couple who are tying the knot today: "An old Midrashic adage states that a groom is compared to a king as long, add the rabbis, as he treats his bride like a queen."


Ambassador Gould's Royal Wedding party plans

By Jennifer Lipman, April 28, 2011

The British ambassador to Israel will be celebrating the Royal Wedding with more than 750 guests in Tel Aviv tomorrow.

Matthew Gould will be joined by Israel's top actors, footballers and business leaders, as well as politicians including Defence Minister Ehud Barak.


Royal wedding street party planned in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, April 27, 2011

Preparations are underway for William and Kate's official Sheva Brachot celebration in Israel on Friday night.

In honour of the Royal couple's nuptials this Friday, a group of British-born Israelis have planned a Shabbat feast worthy of Buckingham Palace.

More than 200 guests have been invited to the street party, to be held in the city of Modi'in.


After Wills and Kate, some not so royal weddings

April 21, 2011

To mark the Royal Wedding this week, a look at some of the equally starry Jewish marriages out there.



Shooting the royal couple

By Simon Rocker, April 21, 2011

When Kate Middleton walks down the aisle next week, David Coleman will be watching more intently than most. He will be in charge of directing live TV coverage of the ceremony for ITV and Sky News from the time guests file into the abbey.

A few days later the Stanmore Synagogue member will be on communal duty when he films the Chief Rabbi's Yom Hashoah service in Ilford.


The Jew who could be Prince William

By Jennifer Lipman, April 12, 2011

A student from Stanmore could be flying to Tel Aviv for free if he triumphs in a contest to find a lookalike for Prince William ahead of the Royal Wedding.

Daniel Tannenbaum, 21, is currently at number five in the ranking for EasyJet's international lookalikes competition. The top ten hopefuls will be given free flights over the weekend of the wedding at the end of April.


Could this Jewish prince charm Kate Middleton?

By Jennifer Lipman, March 29, 2011

A Manchester-born Jew living in Israel has decided he has looks to match the future king.

Budget airline EasyJet is marking the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton with an international lookalikes search.

The prize for the top ten hopefuls who submit their photos is a free trip to London to coincide with the Royal wedding on April 29.


Prince Charles backing World Jewish Relief

By Jessica Elgot, March 17, 2011

Prince Charles is to become patron of World Jewish Relief's poverty relief project for families in the Ukraine.

The prince will support the WJR Ukrainian Livelihood Development Programme for the next four years.

WJR chair Nigel Layton said: "The Ukrainian Jewish community has suffered unimaginable hardship over the centuries.


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.


William and Kate's Royal Ketubah

By Jennifer Lipman, March 10, 2011

British-born Israeli calligrapher Michael Horton has "de-koshered" a traditional ketubah text for the Royal couple.

Photos: Jeff Newman / British Embassy