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Kosher mozzarella! Blessed are these cheesemakers

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 3, 2014

The world's first Italian-made kosher mozzarella is on sale in Britain thanks to an Italian family who opened their doors to the Manchester Beth Din.

Traditional mozzarella is made with buffalo milk from non-kosher dairies and soaked in heated brine baths, making it impossible to remove non-kosher ingredients.

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Manchester grave attack: it gets worse

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 3, 2014

Vandals who went on a wrecking spree while police were sent to the wrong cemetery were free to causechaos for another reason, it has emerged.

Twelve months ago, burial authorities sacked the man who had looked after the grounds in Manchester's Blackley area for 14 years.

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Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson - the introvert who was a spiritual leader to thousands

By Daniel Easterman, July 3, 2014

Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the leader of thousands of strictly Orthodox Chabad Lubavitch emissaries across the globe, was an introverted man who shied away from public attention and praise.

The description of one of the most venerated figures in Jewish history came from Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, the author of a bestselling biography called The Rebbe.

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Four arrested over Manchester burglaries that targeted Jewish families

By Marcus Dysch, July 3, 2014

Three men and a teenager have been arrested on suspicion of a series of violent burglaries which targeted Jewish families.

The four were detained as part of Greater Manchester Police’s Operation Resemble following burglaries in north Manchester and Salford.

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Charity slams Charles Saatchi over sale of Nigella pictures

By Charlotte Oliver, July 3, 2014

Jewish Women's Aid has criticised Charles Saatchi after images depicting him grabbing ex-wife Nigella Lawson's neck went on sale on his website.

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SodaStream shop closes in Brighton after boycott row

By Sandy Rashty, July 3, 2014

The Israeli-owned EcoStream shop in Brighton has closed in the wake of weekly boycott protests.

EcoStream, which sold SodaStream recyclable bottles made in the West Bank settlement of Mishor Adumim, was boarded up on Monday. This time last year, the management had reported a 40 per cent rise in sales.

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At last, an Israeli rows at Henley

By Rosa Doherty, July 3, 2014

A champion rower is to become the first Israeli to compete in the Henley Royal Regatta.

Dani Fridman, 26, is taking part today in the Diamond Sculls race on Thursday following a special request from regatta chair Mike Sweeney.

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Meet the USA team's biggest British fan

By Marcus Dysch, July 3, 2014

How does a Jewish journalist and filmmaker from Liverpool end up in Rio de Janeiro, helping Americans fall in love with the World Cup?

If it sounds like a schoolboy’s dream come true, it largely is, and Roger Bennett could not be happier.
The 43-year-old is enjoying his new-found fame, despite the United States national side crashing out of the tournament on Tuesday.

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Lib Dems say sorry over anti-Israel post

By Marcus Dysch, July 3, 2014

The Liberal Democrat Party has apologised after its Friends of Palestine group again posted antisemitic material on Facebook.

The group linked to a piece by antisemitic Israeli musician Gilad Atzmon which claimed "the time is ripe to cleanse British public life of Zionists and Jerusalemites".

Mr Atzmon's article referred to Ed Miliband's speech to Labour Friends of Israel last month.

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Theresa May hails Israel's war on slavery

By Marcus Dysch, July 3, 2014

Home Secretary Theresa May has visited Israel to see how the country's approach to tackling modern slavery and human trafficking can benefit Britain.

Mrs May said the Israeli government's work on the issue was an "international success story", but warned that legislation alone could not solve the problem.

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