UK news

Celebration of diversity planned to counter extremist rally in Golders Green

By Josh Jackman, June 4, 2015

A day of action to celebrate diversity is being planned for Friday July 3, 24 hours before extremists are set to hold a rally in Golders Green against "Jewish privilege".

London Jewish Forum and the anti-fascist organisation Hope not Hate have jointly launched Golders Green Together as a show of unity against the rally.

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Charity launches website for Crohn's sufferers

By Rosa Doherty, June 4, 2015

A new charity has launched a website to support Jewish sufferers of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

With Ashkenazi Jews being four times more likely to develop the digestive conditions, Jonathan Jay and Deborah Eckstein decided to launch Jewish Digest to offer medical, dietary and lifestyle advice for people with the illness.

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Anger as JFS bungles timing of GCSE maths exam

By Charlotte Oliver, June 4, 2015

A GCSE maths exam at JFS was “ruined” on Thursday morning, after the school admitted to bungling its timings.

Parents and pupils in Year 11 complained, following the early morning exam.

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Take action over rally, May tells the police

By Josh Jackman, June 4, 2015

The Home Secretary has called on the head of the Metropolitan Police to use every legal tool at his disposal in restricting a planned demonstration by extremists "against Jewish privilege".

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Survivor who faced on-trial Nazi guard

By Naomi Firsht, June 4, 2015

A Holocaust survivor has described the moment he came face to face with a former SS guard who is on trial for war crimes.

Ivor Perl, 83, said the experience of giving evidence at the trial of Oskar Groening had lifted "a burden off my shoulders".

Known as the "book-keeper of Auschwitz", Groening was responsible for sorting through prisoners' belongings and sending their money to Berlin.

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Ukrainians can sing in UK after hitting wrong note over visa

By Josh Jackman, June 4, 2015

They say it's never over "until the fat lady sings". For Ukrainian choir Varnitshkes, it looked like their dream of performing in London was over before anyone had a chance to sing.

The choir were all set to travel to London to perform at the fourth European Jewish Choral Festival next week, until British immigration officials told them they couldn't be granted visas.

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Hebrew Hammer set to strike another blow

By Josh Jackman, June 4, 2015

He's back. The protector of Judaism, the shield against antisemites, the "kike who won't cop out when gentiles are all about" is returning to face his ultimate foe: Adolf Hitler.

The Hebrew Hammer vs Hitler, will see its eponymous hero - bedecked in a black hat, peot and Chai medallion - use time travel to track down the Nazi leader and stop him wiping the Jews from history.

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Father of four dies in tragic accident

By Naomi Firsht, June 4, 2015

A father of four has been killed in a road accident in Australia just months after moving there with his family.

Henri Sueke, who was originally from Hale, Manchester, was cycling to his work at a Sydney hospital when he was hit by a lorry. He was 36.

He leaves his wife, Dani, and four children, the youngest of whom is only a few months old.

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Shechita study finally published

By Simon Rocker and Marcus Dysch, June 4, 2015

There is little interest among European shoppers for increased labelling of kosher meat, a long-awaited report on religious slaughter has revealed.

The European Commission study into consumer opinions on shechita and halal meat production was published this week.

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A night of good sports

By Charlotte Oliver, June 4, 2015

JFS honoured its finest athletes on Thursday evening at the school's sixth annual sports awards.

Taking the top prize for sports person of the year was Amanda Tropp, the British under-17 trampoline champion, who also went home with the senior dance award.

She narrowly beat karate champion Hannah Freund and gymnast Jessica Helfgott to claim the title.

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