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Results are only half the story

August 21, 2014

Results are significant, but should not be considered the "be all and end all" of a student's success, a leading headteacher has stressed.


Meet the A-team

By Charlotte Oliver, August 21, 2014

You know the feeling: sleepless night, sweaty palms, unprovoked hysteria. It must be Results Day.

Last Thursday's A-level marks came and went in a flurry of brown paper envelopes, delighted students, and one prevalent cry: "We did it!"


Shoah 'stones' pop up across Europe

By Toby Axelrod, August 21, 2014

When Cologne artist Gunter Demnig installed his first "stumbling block" Holocaust memorial in Berlin 17 years ago, he could not have imagined that his idea - to place plaques on the pavements in front of buildings that once housed Shoah victims - would spread throughout Germany and other European cities.


Bank accused of funding terror in US trial

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 21, 2014

A federal courthouse in Brooklyn is the next battlefield between the West and Islamic terror movements.


Orthodox man stumped as amputated leg buried

By Dan Friedman, August 21, 2014

When Orthodox Moshe Lefkowitz agreed to have his left leg amputated, for religious reasons he wanted it to be buried with him when he died.

So he was stunned when he later discovered that hospital staff had cremated the leg, even though he claimed they assured him it would not be.


Anti-jihadist solidarity

By Rosa Doherty, August 21, 2014

A Jewish group has joined demonstrations highlighting the Islamic State threat facing minorities in Iraq.


Wineman on Kedem

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 21, 2014

Cries of "the Jews killed Jesus" rang from the Kedem picket when Vivian Wineman visited on Wednesday.

The president of the Board of Deputies had come to Manchester to view for himself the ongoing protests outside the Israeli-owned cosmetic store and the barracking from the pro-Palestinian activists.


London synagogue vandalised

By Rosa Doherty, August 21, 2014

Police are investigating an attack on a north London synagogue.

Vandals smashed a window at Cockfosters & North Southgate Synagogue. The shul's rabbi Daniel Epstein said the incident had saddened his congregation.

The shul has increased security under the advice of the Community Security Trust and police are examining the synagogue's CCTV recordings to assist in their investigations.


Cinema boycott - take two

By Rosa Doherty, August 21, 2014

Two Israeli film-makers have been denied funding to attend a prestigious festival in Britain because of a boycott.

Yoav Hornung and Niv Shpigel have directed films due to be shown at the Encounters festival in Bristol in September. But neither will be able to attend the screenings because money offered by the Israeli embassy to pay for their travel has been rejected.


'Sack Tricycle directors' call despite deal

By Marcus Dysch, August 21, 2014

The Tricycle Theatre should consider sacking directors who planned the boycott of the Jewish Film Festival, a senior figure close to the affair has argued.