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Blonde ambition: Gwyneth Paltrow rocks the CST

July 14, 2011

Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed she is raising her children as Jewish.

Ms Paltrow, whose late father was Jewish film producer Bruce Paltrow, appeared at the Young CST's summer cocktail party in the Jalouse nightclub in central London last week, where she spoke to an audience of 100.

She was interviewed by presenter Vanessa Feltz about rediscovering her Jewish background on the Who


Strictly Kosher: I give it two sequins

By Simon Round, July 14, 2011

It was called Strictly Kosher but if you were taking all your information from this documentary you would probably conclude that Manchester Jewry was a cross between Glee and Fiddler on the Roof.

We saw the community through the eyes of three main characters - or should that be caricatures?

Joel owns a clothes shop frequented by women who are never knowingly under-sequinned.


Strictly Kosher: Fun, and strictly true to life

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 14, 2011

When a Jewish mother walked into a packed Brackman's, north Manchester's most well-known kosher bakery, on Tuesday, she received celebrity treatment.


Van where pigs meet kosher meat

By Robyn Rosen, July 14, 2011

A pig carcass has been discovered hanging in a delivery lorry next to kosher meat which has been stamped by London's strictest kashrut authority.

A series of photographs published on a Charedi news website, Behadrei Haredim, shows an unwrapped pig carcass hanging in a lorry next to kosher beef with a clearly marked Kedassia stamp.

Another photograph shows the lorry parked in Stamford Hill wi


Serial stalker Fogel faces jail

By Marcus Dysch, July 14, 2011

A serial stalker faces jail after being convicted of breaching his restraining order to approach his victim.

A jury found former TV producer Elliot Fogel, 36, guilty of his third breach of the life-long order which bars him from being within one mile of Claire Waxman.


Arrests after kosher restaurant fight

By Robyn Rosen, July 13, 2011

Two men have been arrested following a brawl outside Reubens restaurant in central London.

The 56-year-old and 26-year-old, who have been released on bail, were arrested on Monday night on suspicion of actual bodily harm after they were involved in an altercation with a 37-year-old man following allegations of non-payment at the kosher restaurant in Baker Street.


Lord Justice Leveson to lead phonehacking inquiry

By Jennifer Lipman, July 13, 2011

Lord Justice Leveson has been named as the judge in charge of the inquiry into the phonehacking scandal.

The Jewish barrister Sir Brian Leveson, known for leading the case against serial killer Rose West in the 1990s, will be able to demand relevant documents in his probe into the tactics of journalists at the now defunct News of the World newspaper.


Holocaust denier Bishop Richard Williamson loses appeal

By Jessica Elgot, July 11, 2011

A Holocaust-denying British bishop who said "evidence was strongly against six million Jews having been deliberately gassed" has lost his appeal after being convicted of Holocaust denial.


Gaza flotilla Brits stopped at Israel airport

By Marcus Dysch, July 8, 2011

Eleven British pro-Palestinian activists have been detained at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport as Israeli authorities attempt to combat the so-called "flytilla".

Palestine Solidarity Campaign supporters left London on flights on Friday morning. One American was stopped from boarding a plane leaving Britain.


News of the World closure: A boost for Richard Desmond papers?

By Jennifer Lipman, July 8, 2011

The print runs of the Sunday editions of papers owned by media mogul Richard Desmond are expected to be increased this week as the last ever News of the World is published.

It was announced on Thursday that the News of the World would shut following allegations of phone hacking and corruption.