Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has stated that any allegation of child sexual abuse must be reported to the police “without delay”, following last week’s conviction of a Charedi teacher for sexual assault.
All rabbis under the authority of the chief rabbi are to be asked to attend a mandatory seminar being organised by the United Synagogue to alert them to the dangers of abuse.
Scottish Jews experienced almost as many antisemitic incidents in one month last year as in the whole of 2013, prompting some to consider leaving the country.
The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC) put the spike down to the conflict in Gaza last summer, reporting that it led to “unprecedented expressions of fear, anxiety, insecurity, and alienation.”
Leading clothes retailer Boden has denied any association between the design of one of its T-shirts and the flag of the British Union of Fascists.
Customer Jill Terezanski, who is Jewish, complained to the company that a striped red and white boy’s T-shirt featuring a blue lightning bolt bore a resemblance to the logo of the far-right group founded by Oswald Mosley in 1932.