Streaming Shabbat services can be a tonic for hospital patients

By Rabbi Dr Jeremy Collick, July 14, 2016

After more than 11 weeks in various hospitals I am, hopefully, on the way to recovery.


Shabbat bomb hoaxer 'put me through hell'

By Josh Jackman, June 23, 2016

A mother of two has revealed that she suffered a campaign of "hell" after a dispute about a children's birthday party escalated into death threats and three years of harassment.


Man collapses and dies during Shabbat service

By Charlotte Oliver, April 7, 2016

A shul-member died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest during a synagogue service.

John Quint collapsed at Finchley United Synagogue during last Saturday's Shabbat morning prayers.

The 79-year-old was reported to have lost consciousness in the main shul building.


Shabbat binge-drinkers are Charedi problem

By Josh Jackman, March 10, 2016

Binge-drinking on Shabbat and children's fitness are two of the main concerns raised by a health survey of more than 500 Salford Charedim.

The NHS-funded study of 300 adults and 207 children also revealed a majority view that mental illness carries a stigma within the strictly Orthodox population.

Based on the survey results, one-in-eight adults "might be classed as 'binge-drinkers' on the S


Shabbat UK wins award

By Josh Jackman, January 7, 2016

Manchester's Whitefield Hebrew Congregation has won a £7,000 prize for its Shabbat UK activities. The award came from European Jewish think-tank Hulya and the Conference of European Rabbis for "the most innovative, enriching and original green Shabbat olamit" across the continent.


Shabbat urn burns scar children for life

By Josh Jackman, December 10, 2015

More than two dozen children from strictly Orthodox London families have been treated for serious burns from Shabbat water urns over the past two years.

The children, mostly aged between five and 10, required skin grafts to repair the damage caused by the scalding hot water splashing from the urns, which hold up to 45 litres.


Breaking Shabbat law could lead to fines or jail for Israelis

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 10, 2015

A new Shabbat law is causing strife in the Israeli coalition.

The law, proposed by Likud's deputy interior minister Yaron Mazuz, will set much sterner fines for businesses which open on Shabbat.


Why the Shabbat dinner table is the best place to find a date

By James Marlow, December 3, 2015

Forget computer dating - when it comes to meeting potential partners, you cannot beat the Shabbat dinner table.

That's according to Rachel Langford, a 33-year-old neuroscientist from Tel Aviv, who is studying for her PhD at Imperial College in London.


October events on campus

By Naomi Firsht, October 29, 2015

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



Chief hails the 'extraordinary' 100,000

By Josh Jackman, October 29, 2015

Organisers of the second annual Shabbat UK weekend claim that more than 100,000 people attended synagogue services or took part in one of the 900 events held in more than 50 communities.