Campus Notebook: September 27, 2013

By Anna Sheinman, September 26, 2013


The new JSoc at Greenwich University is up and running after a successful Freshers’ week. President Nathan Abraham (left) said: “There are eight or nine Jewish people who could become members and quite a few non-Jewish people want to join.”



Scotland's new report on being Jewish

By Jessica Elgot, July 12, 2012

A major report into Jews living in Scotland, from cities to the Highlands, has found many concerned about anti-Zionism and antisemitism and a hunger for more Jewish contact from those who live far from established communities.


My Church’s actions are shameful

By Ruth Gledhill, July 12, 2012

Once again the actions of my Church over Israel have reduced me to shame.

I agree that Palestinians need justice and support a two-state solution. And I share the frustrations of many that both these objectives seem as remote as ever.


Pig's head left at Scots doorway

By Simon Rocker, June 10, 2011

Police have said that the leaving of a pig's head outside the home of a Jewish woman in Aberdeen is not a racial incident.

The head, reportedly with a knife stuck in it, was left on the doorstep of the woman on Friday evening the week before last.

But Grampian Police stated this week: "Following our initial inquiries we can confirm the incident is being treated as a breach of the peace and n


Freud colleague's ashes return home

By Robyn Rosen, April 14, 2011

A Jewish consul is to return the ashes of Alfred Adler, one of Sigmund Freud's colleagues, to the psychotherapist's hometown of Vienna, 74 years after his sudden death in Aberdeen.

Dr Adler, son of a Hungarian-Jewish grain merchant, died aged 67 of a suspected heart attack during a trip to Aberdeen in 1937 to lecture at the university.


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Scottish Jews oppose double-decker burials

By Marcus Dysch, July 30, 2010

The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities has said it "strongly objects" to proposals to allow the re-use of graves.

The Scottish Government is expected to back the deepening of burial sites, effectively giving the go-ahead to "double-deck" graves.

It is due to announce its plans next month following a lengthy consultation into solving the increasing difficulty of securing burial space.


Egypt-Israel relations will outlive Mubarak

By Ben Lynfield, July 22, 2010

Rumours that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is dying have caused concern in Israel over the future of the Israeli-Egyptian relationship.

Over the past three decades, Mr Mubarak has gained admirers in Israel for sticking to the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty through wars and intifadas. But the "cold peace" does not depend on him personally and is still likely to persist in a post-Mubarak era, analysts say.


Plane protesters breached peace

By Robyn Rosen, June 28, 2010

Three Jewish protesters have been found guilty of a breach of the peace after staging a protest which forced the closure of Aberdeen airport.

Dan Glass, 26, Mark Andrews, 26, and Tilly Gifford, 24, all from north London, and six others from the climate action group, Plane Stupid, stood trial in Aberdeen High Court.

The group were originally charged with vandalism, a charge which was later dropped, after they took part in an anti-aviation protest last March causing the airport to shut for two and a half hours, delaying 10 flights.


Support for Jewish green protesters

May 27, 2010

A campaign has been launched to support Jewish environmentalists accused of staging a protest which forced the closure of Aberdeen Airport.

Dan Glass, 26, Mark Andrews, 26, and Tilly Gifford, 24, all from north London will face trial, along with six others, in Aberdeen High Court on June 9.

They were charged with vandalism and breach of the peace after it was claimed that they took part in an anti-aviation protest organised by climate campaign group Plane Stupid. The protest caused the airport to close for two and a half hours, and 10 flights were disrupted.