Anna Sheinman

Girl ‘so naive she didn’t know she was raped’

By Anna Sheinman, May 30, 2013

A naive young girl who did not know what the word “rape” meant because of her sheltered religious upbringing was sexually abused by the “monster of her living nightmare”, a court heard this week.

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Israeli clean tech car firm folds

By Anna Sheinman, May 30, 2013

Better Place, the electric car company that was once a poster child for the Israeli clean-tech industry, went into liquidation this week.

Founded in 2007 by Shai Agassi, a former executive at leading software firm SAP, the company raised over £500 million in investments, but did not see the sales it expected.

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Walk will mark new peak for Nottingham Chabadniks

By Anna Sheinman, May 30, 2013

When Chabad Nottingham began work at campuses in the city five years ago, the organisation’s first Shabbat dinner was attended by just five people. Times have certainly changed.

“On a Friday night, 100 students coming for dinner is not unusual,” explained co-director Mendy Lent.

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Scrap the loan cap? Do get me started

By Anna Sheinman, May 27, 2013

The recommendation by Lord Young, enterprise adviser to David Cameron, that government start-up loans should be made available to the over 30s, has been welcomed as a “lifeline” for entrepreneurs.

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‘Irreplaceable’ Judaica stolen

By Anna Sheinman, May 24, 2013

Judaica worth £20,000 was stolen from a home in Edgware, north London, last week while the family were asleep upstairs. Items taken from the home of the Palmer family included menorahs, a Seder plate and silver cups.

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Orthodox child-rape case back in court

By Anna Sheinman, May 23, 2013

The retrial of a Chasidic man charged with the rape and sexual assault of a young Orthodox woman, opened this week, after an earlier jury failed to return a verdict.

Father of five Menachem Mendel Levy, 41, has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing the young woman when she was aged between 14 and 21.

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Temple Fortune jewellery burglary suspect charged

By Anna Sheinman, May 23, 2013

Police have arrested and charged a 19-year-old man following Thursday’s burglary of a jewellery shop in Temple Fortune, north London.

D & M Cohen was raided by what community security group Shomrim called a “smash and grab motorcycle gang”.

Owner Robert Cohen confirmed that the thieves had broken into the shop by smashing in its front door.

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Harrods says ‘I do’ to kosher wedding service

By Anna Sheinman, May 23, 2013

Harrods, the department store fit for royals, is now targeting every Jewish princess by advertising kosher weddings.

The store formerly owned by the
Al Fayed brothers, until it was bought by the Qatari royal family in 2010, has previously held several royal warrants.It has now gained another stamp of approval in the form of kosher certification from the Sephardi Kashrut authority.

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Temple Fortune jeweller raided by smash and grab gang

By Anna Sheinman, May 23, 2013

A jewellery shop in Temple Fortune, north London was burgled on Thursday morning .

D & M Cohen was raided by what community security group Shomrim called a “smash and grab motorcycle gang”.

Owner Robert Cohen confirmed that the thieves had broken into the shop by smashing in its front door

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Silverware stolen from Edgware home

By Anna Sheinman, May 23, 2013

Images of some of the £20,000 worth of irreplacable Judaica stolen from a home in Edgware.

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Reach for the stars: Milky Way Magic Stars now kosher

By Anna Sheinman, May 23, 2013

Milky Way Magic stars are just one of over 30 products which have received kosher certification from the London Beth Din since the beginning of the year according to an update to the Really Jewish Food Guide 2013. Hubba Bubba bubblegum is now approved parev and two varieties of Duchy original shortbread are approved dairy.

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Mitzvah Day relocates

By Anna Sheinman, May 20, 2013

Mitzvah Day is moving to JW3, the new Jewish cultural centre in London’s Finchley Road.

It will transfer next month from JHub in West Hampstead to the JW3 building, which will open officially in September. Mitzvah Day head Laura Marks said the move “represents our next stage of growth”. The Union of Jewish Students also has its offices on the site.

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Hotel Chocolat co-founder offers his ten steps towards chocolate heaven

By Anna Sheinman, May 20, 2013

Peter Harris co-founded the luxury chocolatier in 2004 and has watched it grow from one store in Watford to 74 shops worldwide, a boutique hotel and a cocoa plantation in St Lucia — with a revenue of £63 million last year. Speaking at a Norwood dinner, he told guests:

1. Forget research

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Gefiltefest 2013 in pictures

By Anna Sheinman, May 20, 2013

The highlights of Gefiltefest 2013 at the London Jewish Cultural Centre on Sunday May 19.

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Skype’s the limit for revealing radio show

By Anna Sheinman, May 17, 2013

Radio presenter Alan Dein opens our conversation by asking: “So where are you and what are you doing?” I wonder if I should remind him that it is me who should be asking the questions. But then Dein, who fronts Radio 4’s Don’t Log Off, does it so nicely that I’m tempted to let him continue.

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Dead Sea scrolls scholar dies after cancer battle

By Anna Sheinman, May 17, 2013

The man who translated the Dead Sea scrolls has died of cancer, aged 88.

Professor Geza Vermes was one of the first scholars to study the scrolls when they were discovered in 1947, and wrote the standard English translation.

As professor emeritus of Jewish studies at Oxford, he was also known for his research into the Jewishness of Jesus.

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Israeli independence 65 years ago today

By Anna Sheinman, May 14, 2013

Sixty five years ago today, on May 14 1948 at 4pm, a day before the British Mandate in Palestine was due to expire, a Jewish state was established in Israel.

David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment of the state of Israel at the Tel Aviv Museum and, the next day, the Israeli War of Independence began.

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May 13: Happy Hummus Day!

By Anna Sheinman, May 13, 2013

Celebrate Hummus Day by eating it and tweeting it using the hashtag #hummusday

Find out more at www.hummusday.com

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Lawyer fined for saying "she couldn't stand Jewish people"

By Anna Sheinman, May 10, 2013

A lawyer who said that she “couldn’t stand Jewish people” in an office rant in the presence of a Jewish colleague was found guilty of discrimination by a tribunal.

Danielle Morris, 34, has been fined £2,500 and ordered to pay £5,250 in costs for the remarks, which were made in 2009, said a judgment that was published this week.

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Dead Sea Scrolls professor dies

By Anna Sheinman, May 10, 2013

Dead Sea Scrolls professor Geza Vermes has died aged 88 of cancer.

Prof Vermes was the Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies at Oxford, best known for his work on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jewishness of Jesus.

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