Anna Sheinman

Steven Berkoff’s EastEnder

By Anna Sheinman, September 17, 2013

Writer, director and renowned East Ender Steven Berkoff has teamed up with an EastEnder — actress Gillian Wright, who is starring in five new short plays written by Mr Berkoff about the latent antisemitism he believes still exists in Britain.

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Heathrow Airport gets pop-ups for Succot

By Anna Sheinman, September 15, 2013

Three new tiny pop-up eating establishments are to appear at Heathrow Airport this month.

They are not a trendy addition to Terminal 5’s Gordon Ramsay restaurant and Caviar Bar. This modern take on a traditional Jewish eating place are pop-up Succahs, which will appear at Terminals 4, 5, and one to share between 1 and 3.

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Queen's Brian May hits back in badger genocide row

By Anna Sheinman, September 13, 2013

Former Queen guitarist Brian May has claimed that the Jewish community’s outrage over his description of the culling of badgers as a ‘genocide’ was a ‘manufactured’ smear by the ‘pro-cull lobby’.

Mr May, a campaigner for animal rights, had called the government-ordered killing of 5,000 badgers in the West Country a ‘genocide in the countryside’.

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Guardian corrects FGM claim

By Anna Sheinman, September 13, 2013

The Guardian newspaper has corrected an article that said female genital mutilation (FGM) is practised in the Jewish community.

In a piece published last weekend called “Female genital mutilation: Mothers need to say no’’, Guardian staff feature writer Homa Khaleeli wrote: “Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities carry out FGM.”

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Queen guitarist in badger row

By Anna Sheinman, September 12, 2013

Former Queen guitarist Brian May has been criticised for describing the government’s culling of badgers as “genocide”.

Mr May made the comment during a visit to Gloucestershire, where 5,000 badgers are being killed in order to halt the spread of tuberculosis in cows. He called the cull “genocide in the countryside”.

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What's new on campus in 2013

By Anna Sheinman, September 12, 2013

There's a huge amount going on, on campuses across the country. Here's our pick of the very best new things to look out for this year

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Top Tips for Freshers: don't forget the morph suit

By Anna Sheinman, September 12, 2013

Being a Fresher is never easy, so we asked seasoned students and recent graduates to offer their top tips.

Jonny Singer, 21, studied history at Cambridge.

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Small is beautiful: the rise of the mini-JSoc

By Anna Sheinman, September 12, 2013

There are many opportunities to be involved in Jewish life on campus, but for thousands of students, whether they are fresh-faced first years or diligent finalists, their university Jewish Society is the centre of their university experience.

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Novice sailor Jo Fishburn on clipper race to Australia

By Anna Sheinman, September 4, 2013

A north London woman is sailing a yacht to Australia, despite having only three weeks’ experience at sea.

Jo Fishburn is taking part in the Clipper Round the World challenge to raise money for a breast cancer charity.

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Paedophile gets community service sentence

By Anna Sheinman, September 3, 2013

A paedophile who was convicted of sexually assaulting his young step-daughters has walked from court with just a community sentence.

The 45-year-old Orthodox Jewish man from north-west London, who cannot be identified, was given 150 hours of unpaid work as well as supervision to address his attitude towards women despite the judge saying he caused “incalculable harm” to his victims.

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Acid attack girl hopes to be in shul for New Year

By Anna Sheinman, September 3, 2013

Kirstie Trup is hopeful of attending Rosh Hashanah services this week, despite still recovering from the injuries she suffered last month in an acid attack in Zanzibar.

Her father Marc Trup said this week: “If she’s feeling up to it, she will be going”. The family are members of Woodside Park Synagogue in north London.

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Acid victim Kirstie Trup fears attackers will not be caught

By Anna Sheinman, September 1, 2013

Acid attack victim Kirstie Trup has spoken of her frustration with the lack of progress to find the men who attacked her in Zanzibar.

Eighteen-year-old Ms Trup told the Sunday Times: “I feel very frustrated and upset that our attackers haven’t been caught.”

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WATCH: Rappers rep their Jewish lawyers

By Anna Sheinman, August 27, 2013

The full supercut of rappers who love their Jewish lawyers.

Photo: Kanye West and Jay Z (AP)

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'I'll go back to Zanzibar and secure justice'

By Anna Sheinman, August 22, 2013

Acid attack victim Kirstie Trup is prepared to return to Zanzibar to help bring her assailants to justice, and insists she has “no regrets”.

Ms Trup and her friend Katie Gee, both 18-year-old former JFS students, were injured in the attack on the east African island where they were working as volunteer teachers.

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Family ‘distressed’ as killer challenges life sentence

By Anna Sheinman, August 22, 2013

The relatives of three murder victims have expressed their distress that their killer is challenging his whole life sentence.

Arthur Hutchinson, 73, stabbed Basil and Avril Laitner and their son Richard to death on the night of daughter Suzanne’s wedding in October 1983, before raping a female wedding guest who was asleep in the house.

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Rappers rep their Jewish lawyers

By Anna Sheinman, August 22, 2013

American rappers and Yiddishe mothers may not share many traits, but it has emerged that they have one great love in common: Jewish lawyers.

Jay Z, Cam’ron, Kanye West and Jim Jones are just some of the hip-hop stars to have rhymed about their affection for their Semitic solicitors.

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Nightingale is looking to outsider

By Anna Sheinman, August 19, 2013

A major communal welfare charity has chosen a non-Jew to be its next chief executive.

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Israel gets gold in Paralympic swimming

By Anna Sheinman, August 16, 2013

Israel took its first gold medal at the 2013 World Paralympic Swimming Championships on Friday in the 100-metre freestyle.

Yitzhak Mamistvalov, who has cerebal palsy, was competing at the event in Montreal, Canada.

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Bright people do not need religion, study says

By Anna Sheinman, August 16, 2013

Religious people are less intelligent than non-religious people, an analysis of over 80 years of academic research has concluded.

The report concludes that there is “a reliable negative relation between intelligence and religiosity”.

Lead author Miron Zuckerman, of Rochester University, New York State, said: “It’s making waves. Some people will like it, some people will really

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eScape goat, for Atonement, the digital way

By Anna Sheinman, August 15, 2013

If atoning before Yom Kippur really gets your goat, a newly launched online tool might be just what you need.

The eScapegoat invites users to write about their sins in no more than 120 characters, acting as a modern-day version of the scapegoat set loose into the desert by Israelites. As the website puts it, it is: “Like in Bible times, only nerdier!”

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