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July 10, 2014

Another article aimed at British Jews has appeared on the Buzzfeed site.

18 Words That Mean Something Totally Different When You're A British Jew features all the stereotypes we've come to expect.

"North west London", check. "Harry Styles", check. "Beck", check.

The JC also gets a mention. Apparently we are the "British Jewish version of Hello!".

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Never the twain shall meet

By Sandy Rashty, July 10, 2014

This week, I went where few modern Jewish girls have gone before - to east London on a Tuesday night.

I gave up my pre-planned Netflix-filled evening to hang with gig-goers in Shoreditch.

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A day at the races? No, we’re filming a BBC thriller about the Middle East

By Sandy Rashty, June 30, 2014

I’m on set with the stars of the BBC’s latest political thriller, The Honourable Woman, which deals with the Israel-Palestinian conflict through the lives of the Stein family. As the story goes, the Steins once ran a lucrative Zionist arms procurement company under the watch of patriarch Eli Stein, who came to Britain as a Holocaust refugee in 1939.

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Gary Oldman apology 'insufficient'

By Simon Rocker, June 26, 2014

The Anti-Defamation League has said that an apology by actor Gary Oldman for remarks about Jewish control of Hollywood was "insufficient".

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Harry Styles drops in on Daniels

June 20, 2014

Temple Fortune rolled out the red carpet yesterday when One Direction's Harry Styles came to town. The singer made a stop at Daniels Bakery - no doubt to stock up for his Shabbat dinner.

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Big Brother watch: Will Davies now learn?

By Sandy Rashty, June 12, 2014

Sigh. Big Brother is back and it is more mind-numbing than ever.

Sixteen fame-hungry contestants are vying for the show's prize money and the possibility of a subsequent media career.

But no housemate's entrance has been more embarrassing than that of former JFS student Matthew Davies.

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Spoilt boy's Big Brother gaffe

By Sandy Rashty, June 12, 2014

An antisemitism watchdog has criticised a former JFS student for recycling "stereotypes about Jews and money" on the Big Brother reality TV show.

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Jewish bride gets a special message from One Direction singer Harry Styles

By Rosa Doherty, June 12, 2014

A Jewish bride got a very big surprise after Harry Styles sent her a pre-recorded message on her big day.

One Direction fan Tash Gershfield, 25, from Pinner, was shocked when her fantasy man Styles, told her it wasn’t too late to leave her new groom.

He said that he’d be waiting for her at Orli’s in Borehamwood if she changed her mind.

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Ex-JFS boy shaken by jeers as he enters Big Brother house

By Sandy Rashty, June 6, 2014

Former JFS student Matthew Davies said he was “not the typical 23-year-old Jewish boy” ahead of entering the Big Brother house on Thursday night.

In a video clip, aired ahead of him taking part in the Channel 5 reality show, Mr Davies said: “I went to the largest Jewish school in Europe.

“Everyone was quite spoilt, money comes naturally really.

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Led Zeppelin or the Jewish rock legend?

By Simon Rocker, May 30, 2014

It is one of the anthems of 20th century rock, writes Simon Rocker. But could the opening bars of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven have been lifted from an earlier tune penned by American Jewish guitarist Randy California?

A Pennsylvania law firm is preparing legal action to insist that California — who died in a swimming accident in 1997 — gets the credit for the Zeppelin track.

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