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Lubavitch girls earn plaudits from Ofsted

By Simon Rocker, June 1, 2016

Although strictly Orthodox schools have had a tough time with Ofsted over the two years, some are still proving able to make the grade.

The state-aided Lubavitch Senior Girls' School in Hackney, north London, which was rated as "requiring improvement" in 2013, has now been officially classified as a good school.

Its headteacher had worked with determination to tackle weaknesses, senior lead

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A school where children of all faiths are welcome

By Rosa Doherty, June 1, 2016

Mosaic Primary, south London's only Jewish day school, is singular in more ways than one.

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Refugee peer marks his victory with tea

By Rosa Doherty, June 1, 2016

Lord Dubs sits in the House of Lords tea-room savouring the taste of victory.

Earlier this month, the 84-year-old former Kindertransport refugee succeeding in getting the government to rethink its policy on accepting child refugees from Europe.

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Social media manager in bid to break Guinness World Record pitching her ‘Little App’ to Richard Branson

By Rosa Doherty, June 1, 2016

Gaby Khalastchy is one step closer to winning a share of £1 million and a chance to pitch her app idea to Richard Branson.

Ms Khalastchy who is a 25-year-old social media manager from north London, developed an app designed to help families looking for activities to do.

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Rhea Wolfson blocked in attempt to win seat on Labour NEC after Ken Livingstone’s suspension

By Sandy Rashty, June 1, 2016

Rhea Wolfson’s attempt to replace Ken Livingstone on Labour’s National Executive Committee has been blocked.

Ms Wolfson was the only Jewish candidate standing for election to the NEC.

The vacancy came about after Mr Livingstone was suspended from the party after he claimed Hitler backed Zionism.

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Yeshivah student injured in car crash leaves hospital

By Rosa Doherty, June 1, 2016

A British yeshiva student, who was seriously injured in a car crash in Hungary this month, has been discharged from hospital after treatment.

A source close to the family said Binyamin Cohen was released this week from the Royal London Hospital after he was injured in the car crash with friend Yehuda Roittenbarg a fortnight ago.

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Briton sentenced for plotting to blow up Israeli and US travellers at Heathrow

By JC Reporter, May 31, 2016

A British citizen who plotted a suicide bomb attack at Heathrow Airport, targeting passengers arriving from Israel and America, has been jailed for 40 years in the US.

Prosecutors said Minh Quang Pham, 33, was directed by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader Anwar Al-Awlaki to detonate explosives in Heathrow's arrivals area after spending several months in Yemen being trained by him.

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Jewish journalist abused on social media over LGBT-book tweet

By JC Reporter, May 31, 2016

Police have launched an investigation after a Jewish journalist was subjected to antisemitic abuse for tweeting that he had read a pro-LGBT story book to his nieces.

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Man attacked by thugs who responded to his laptop-for-sale advert

By JC Reporter, May 31, 2016

A Jewish man was beaten up and left seriously injured after trying to sell his laptop online.

The man, in his 20s, was attacked on Monday evening in north London. He has listed his laptop for sale on the Gumtree website and set up a meeting with a man he presumed to be a prospective buyer.

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Jeremy Corbyn failed to reply to invitation from Israeli Labour Party

By JC Reporter, May 29, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn has failed to reply to an invitation from the the Labour Party in Israel inviting him to Jerusalem to see the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum.

Labour MPs expressed their shock that no response had been sent, leading to fresh criticisms of their Party leader over his handling of the allegations of antisemitism within Labour.

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