Zoe Winograd

Tisha B'Av: And you should tell it to your children

By Zoe Winograd, July 16, 2013
'And you should tell it to your children' is the first installment of a three part series made by Aish UK and Jroots. The short film explores the festival Tisha B'Av through the themes of belief and the Holocaust, featuring an interview with Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. To see the full film click here http://vimeo.com/27337903

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Israeli baby dies after parent leaves her in car

By Zoe Winograd, July 16, 2013

Another Israeli child has died as a result of being left in a car under the sun, the third incident of its kind this month.

An 18-month old girl was left for five hours in a car in the West Bank settlement of Dolev on Monday. After a passer-by found the baby unconscious, paramedics rushed the girl to hospital where she later died.

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EU issues new guidelines on deals with Israel

By Zoe Winograd, July 16, 2013

The European Union has come up with a new policy on giving “funding, co-operation, and the granting of scholarships, research grants and prizes” to groups and individuals in the West Bank or East Jerusalem.

The guidelines, which were released on June 30 and take effect this Friday, say that any such agreements between EU countries and Israel must exclude the settlements.

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Rabbis' course ends in perfect 10 at Bevis Marks

By Zoe Winograd, July 15, 2013

The historic Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London provided an elegant photo-opportunity on Sunday. Families of the 10 graduates of the London Montefiore semicha programme had cameras at the ready to capture images of the new rabbis in their traditional top hats.

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Netanyahu phones Abbas to call for peace talks

By Zoe Winograd, July 15, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu telephoned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday in an effort to “start negotiations”.

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Orthodox soldier attacked by Charedim in Jerusalem

By Zoe Winograd, July 10, 2013

An Orthodox Israeli soldier has been attacked by a group of Charedi men in Jerusalem.

According to police reports, the soldier, who was in uniform, was visiting a friend in the religious suburb of Mea Shearim on Monday. He was attacked by a dozen local residents on the street and was forced into hiding, where he called the police for assistance.

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JFS students win prestigious science prize

By Zoe Winograd, July 9, 2013

JFS Year 12 students Danny Flowers, Tomer duSautoy, Jordan Mizrahi and Oren Sheldon are the overall winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Bill Bryson Prize 2013. The young scientists competed against hundreds of other entries to win the prize.

Competitors of the 2013 RSC Bill Bryson Prize had to creatively answer the question, "How does science keep us healthy?"

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Ahmadinejad: my main achievement was Holocaust denial

By Zoe Winograd, July 9, 2013

Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has celebrated his own presidency for having led the world in Holocaust denial.

In his farewell speech on Sunday, Mr Ahmadinejad said: “That [Holocaust denial] was a taboo topic that no one in the West allowed to be heard… We put it forward at the global level. That broke the spine of the Western capitalist regime.”

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Yeshivah University faces multi-million dollar suit over sex abuse allegations

By Zoe Winograd, July 9, 2013

Yeshivah University is facing a $380 million lawsuit over allegations of a cover-up of sexual misconduct.

Nineteen former students filed the lawsuit against the Manhattan university on Monday.

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Women of the Wall prevented from praying at holy site

By Zoe Winograd, July 8, 2013

Some 250 members of the Women of the Wall group were prevented from praying at the Western Wall on Monday morning.

According to reports, between 5000 and 7000 young strictly Orthodox women arrived early at the women’s section of the Wall in order to obstruct the Women from approaching the holy site.

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Goode launch for mitzvah day 2013

By Zoe Winograd, July 8, 2013

Mitzvah Day 2013 was launched at the Mayfair luxury tableware store, Thomas Goode. The 80 guests, friends and interfaith supporters of the day of good deeds heard guest speaker Chief Rabbi-elect Ephraim Mirvis speak about the importance of a “mitzvah”. The reception was donated by Thomas Goode chairman Rumi Verjee

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Monkey business for Taub in Gibraltar

By Zoe Winograd, July 5, 2013

The Israeli ambassador Daniel Taub shows he is willing to debate the case for Israel to anyone who listens. The ambassador encountered this Barbary ape during a visit to Gibraltar. Mr Taub also met Jewish leaders and discussed trade with the Minister for Financial Services and Justice Gilbert Licudi. (Photo: Stewart Gross)

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Alicia Keys defies boycotters to perform to packed house in Israel

By Zoe Winograd, July 5, 2013

American singer Alicia Keys performed to a full stadium in Tel Aviv on Thursday night after refusing to bow to calls for her to boycott the show.

The multiple Grammy - award winner welcomed her Israeli audience by asking in Hebrew, “Ma koreh Tel Aviv?” (“What’s happening Tel Aviv?) before opening with her hit single Karma.

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Jewish homes featured on ITV’s Top 10 Britain’s Secret Homes

By Zoe Winograd, July 4, 2013

Two houses with important connections to Jews in Britain are to be featured on a prime-time television show revealing the little-known and intriguing stories behind landmark buildings.

Latimer House in Wiltshire and The Jews’ House in Lincoln will be profiled in ITV’s Top 10 Britain’s Secret Homes on Friday. The two sites were selected for the programme by English Heritage.

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Vivian Wineman elected co-chair of Interfaith Network

By Zoe Winograd, July 3, 2013

Board of Deputies President Vivian Wineman has been elected co-chair of the Interfaith Network for the UK.

The organisation, founded in 1987, brings together groups and academic bodies from different faiths to develop positive interfaith relations.

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Turkish Deputy Prime Minister condemned after blaming Jews for unrest

By Zoe Winograd, July 3, 2013

Jewish leaders have condemned the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister for blaming anti-government demonstrations on the “Jewish diaspora".

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Tamoxifen breast cancer drug move is ‘excellent’

By Zoe Winograd, June 28, 2013

Jewish breast cancer campaigners have hailed as “excellent” new NHS guidelines allowing potential sufferers access to drugs that reduce the risk of developing the disease.

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British minister condemns settlement expansion plan

By Zoe Winograd, June 28, 2013

Middle East Minister Alistair Burt has condemned the expansion of an Israeli settlement in the West Bank.

Authorities in Jerusalem gave final approval to 69 new housing units in Har Homa on Wednesday.

Mr Burt said: "The UK’s position on settlements has long been clear - they are illegal under international law and an obstacle to peace.

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School pulling together after head’s tragic death

By Zoe Winograd, June 27, 2013

Students and staff of Yavneh College have held “a day of reflection and coming together” to celebrate the life of headteacher Dena Coleman.

The school was devastated when Dr Coleman died suddenly last week after contracting bacterial meningitis. She was 60.

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How the work of Odessa children’s home touched the heart of duchess

By Zoe Winograd, June 27, 2013

Invited to the May fundraising dinner of the British support group for the Tikva children’s home in Odessa, the Duchess of York was so moved by the stories of its work that she asked the charity if she could visit.

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