Kennet cracker sends Lions through in Aubrey Cup

September 26, 2016

AUBREY CUP LAST 32
BROADFIELDS 1 LONDON LIONS 3

A deadly double from Josh Kennet helped London Lions progressed through to the last 16 of the Aubrey Cup after a tricky away tie at Broadfields.

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Israel bowls tour another success, says Lustigman

September 26, 2016

The touring Maccabi GB Lawn Bowls team registered two victories and three defeats in Israel.

The 46-strong delegation, which included 32 bowlers, had successes against Haifa and Netanya BC while losing to Kiryat Ono, Savyon and a very strong Ramat Gan BC team.

The tour included visits to Yad Vashem, Haifa Technion, Neve Landy boys home and Gan V'nof Youth Village.

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WATCH: Temple Fortune vs RCUK FC (highlights)

September 26, 2016

Two goals in the last 15 minutes helped RCUK FC maintain their unbeaten start against Temple Fortune in MGBSFL Division Two.

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Temple Fortune vs RCUK FC

September 26, 2016

RCUK FC came from two goals down to draw 2-2 against fellow high-flyers Temple Fortune in the MGBSFL Division Two.
Photos: Marc Morris

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Methodist church removes anti-Israel message from exhibition visitors' book

By JC Reporter, September 23, 2016

A message calling for Israeli soldiers to be “burned alive” has been removed from a church’s visitors’ book after a complaint from the Board of Deputies.

The message was left at Hinde Street Methodist Church, where an exhibition on Israeli treatment of Palestinians has been held this week.

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Honey spiced plum cake

September 23, 2016

Serve this easy-to-make cake warm as dessert, or cold with tea or coffee. I have made it parev but you can substitute milk and butter if preferred. Apples or pears work as an alternative to plums.

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Travel news round-up: 23 September

September 22, 2016

Windsor castle gets a facelift

Dating back to the 11th century and claiming the title of longest occupied palace in Europe, perhaps it’s not surprising Windsor Castle is due an overhaul.

Starting in 2017, the 14th-century undercroft will be opened for the first time, becoming the castle café, with visitors entering through the grand Georgian Entrance Hall.

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European Court legal adviser says Hamas should not be on EU terror list

By JC Reporter, September 22, 2016

A senior legal adviser to the European Court of Justice has recommended that Hamas be removed from EU’s list of terror organisations.

Eleanor Sharpston argued that the EU "cannot rely on facts and evidence found in press articles and information from the internet, rather than in decisions of competent authorities, to support a decision to maintain a listing," the court said in a statement.

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Corbyn's not so warm welcome

September 22, 2016

Tensions flared at JW3 on Sunday at the Labour leadership debate between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith. But for Mr Corbyn, the drama began even before he walked through the door.

Stepping out of his taxi, he was met by an angry bystander - later identified as Irene Mansfield - who told him: "It's been a long time since the Crouch End days, when my husband refused to campaign for you.

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Going the whole hog for sausages

September 22, 2016

A press release offering the JC the chance to come up with our "dream pork pie flavour combination" drew squeals across the office last year.

But now the Farm Stay UK group has gone one better, offering us everything from pork-curing courses to chorizo-making classes ahead of next month's British Sausage Week. As you might have guessed, the email went straight into our spam folder.

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Now That's What I Call Music 5777!

September 22, 2016

Gone are the days when the sound of the shofar decreed a time for repentance.

In a bid to engage young members with the month of Ellul, the Alyth Youth and Education Hub at the North Western Reform Synagogue in Temple Fortune has put together an online music playlist to encourage penitence.

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Cannon moves to Sun in law

September 22, 2016

Two months after leaving his role as editorial legal director of the Telegraph, Adam Cannon was celebrating this week.

Husband of former JC columnist, GP Dr Ellie Cannon, he has been appointed senior legal counsel at the Sun.

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Jolie unleashes her Jewish weapon

September 22, 2016

It was the news that shook the world, but - try as we might - we could not quite find the Jewish angle to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's impending divorce.

In the end, we needn't have worried: Ms Jolie has instructed the Jewish American lawyer Laura Wasser, renowned for her "success" in dissolving high-profile marriages, to steer her through the split.

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The Jewish Calendar

September 22, 2016

Friday, September 23
(Ellul 20), Shabbat begins in London at 6.42; Bournemouth 6.44; Leeds 6.40; Manchester 6.49; Tyneside 6.45; Glasgow 6.57; Jerusalem 5.58 (local time).

Saturday, September 24
(Ellul 21). Portion of the Law (Torah): Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1 to 29:8. Portion of the Prophets (Haftarah): Isaiah 60:1-22. Ethics 3 and 4.

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School bid wins Chief's backing

September 22, 2016

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is backing the Kavanah College bid for a new Jewish secondary free school.

A spokesman said Rabbi Mirvis was supporting the Kavanah proposal - which resulted from the Kedem High and Hertfordshire Jewish Free School (HJFS) bidders joining forces.

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Sports agent denies stealing from athlete

September 22, 2016

A sports agent who represented Olympics hero and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Greg Rutherford has denied charges of stealing £66,000 from the long-jumper.

Gaby Stone, 33, pleaded not guilty to one count of theft from the Olympic gold medal winner when he appeared at Blackfriars Crown Court on Wednesday.

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Email death threats and 'vile' abuse

September 22, 2016

Broadcaster Vanessa Feltz has been allocated extra security after she received threatening emails including one in which she was told she would be beheaded.

The 54-year-old, who hosts two BBC radio shows, was targeted with a series of messages to her work account.

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Corbyn failed to meet abused MP

September 22, 2016

Ruth Smeeth, the Jewish MP, has revealed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn failed to contact her for 10 days after she was verbally abused at a high-profile party event.

A visibly distressed Mrs Smeeth walked out of the launch of the Chakrabarti report in June after activist Marc Wadsworth accused her of being in league with the "right-wing media".

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Heartening

September 22, 2016

Whatever may be wrong with our community, there is an awful lot that is very right - not the least of which is our fundamental generosity.

To raise nearly £200,000 within four weeks for a group that has no direct connection to our community might seem surprising, although there is, of course, a deep indirect connection with our own refugee past.

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Ex-JFS head lands new job

September 21, 2016

The former JFS headteacher who resigned in May after a “leave of absence” is the new London School of Jewish Studies executive director.

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