Travel news round-up: 29 July

July 28, 2016

Head into the desert

There’ll be no chance of wandering in the desert for 40 years (unless you really want to) thanks to a new English website that’s helping hikers discover more about Israel’s Har HaNegev Trail and the different desert hikes.

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Roden recipes keep shoppers cool

July 28, 2016

Claudia Roden's grandson has found a fashionable location for a pop-up venture - inside Topshop's flagship Oxford Circus store.

Busy shoppers who have worked up a sweat among the racks can cool down by ordering one of Cesar Roden's gourmet ice lollies from a bar.

Some of Ice Kitchen's 12 flavours are inspired by his grandmother's recipes, such as Pistachio & Rose, derived from an Egyptian pu

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Too chai for society

July 28, 2016

The chai sign is the least recognised jewellery symbol among Britons, according to a survey by jewellers ChloBo.

But although 71 per cent were unfamiliar with a chai, maybe more remarkable is that 29 per cent were able to identify it, which says something positive about multicultural Britain.

The hamsa hand, to ward off the evil eye, baffled 61 per cent.

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What not to wear at school

July 28, 2016

Modest dress codes are not only a matter for mothers in Charedi schools. Pardes House Primary School in London underlined that it applies to fathers too in a recently issued notice.

While mums should avoid skirts with slits and ones that are so long that they trail along the ground - according to rabbinic guidelines - dads should not appear in jeans or denim.

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Siblings on song

July 28, 2016

When Clore Tikva Primary staged its fundraising variety show, it could call on celebrity support from one of its parents, Stacey Solomon, whose two sons attend the Essex school. The singer duetted with her younger brother Joshua (left), who graduated from Clore Tikva this week.

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Kentucky denied chicken

July 28, 2016

A Jewish inmate on death row in Kentucky has reportedly taken legal action after being refused kosher food. William Harry Meece says he was removed from the prison's kosher list after eating unsupervised rotisserie chicken, according to the Courier-Journal.

Meece, who was convicted of a triple murder ten years ago but professes his innocence, belonged to a Reform synagogue.

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The Jewish Calendar

July 28, 2016

Friday, July 29
(Tammuz 23), Shabbat begins in London at 8.39; Bournemouth 8.37; Leeds 8.47; Manchester 8.54; Tyneside 9pm; Glasgow 9.13; Jerusalem 7.02 (local time).

Saturday, July 30
(Tammuz 24). Portion of the Law (Torah): Pinchas, Numbers 25:10 to 30:1 (Israel, Mattot). Portion of the Prophets (Haftarah): Jeremiah 1:1 to 2:3. Blessing of the New Moon. Ethics 1.

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A festival to celebrate peace: Shalom!

By Nigel Goodrich, July 28, 2016

Few words gifted to the world by the Jewish people are as evocative as the beautiful ‘Shalom’. It is at the same time a wish, aspiration, vision and ideal encapsulating the highest and most noble potential for the future of humanity. It has no nationality, knows no boundaries, has limitless promise. Shalom brings people together, breaks down barriers and makes friends.

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They are unpaid but priceless

July 25, 2016

From key fundraisers to meals-on-wheels providers, the breadth of Jewish Care's volunteer army was showcased at its awards night, held at the charity's Friern Barnet campus.

The age spectrum was also covered with long-time volunteers recognised alongside teenage helpers.

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Salford Blue Jays tame Fighting Lions

July 25, 2016

Salford Blue Jays slipped off the top of the Last Man Stands competition despite registering their fourth win in a row.

However, the match against Fighting Lions at Parrs Wood was on a knife-edge until the final over. Indy Samra continued his fine form with the bat, scoring another impressive half century off 33 balls including an outrageous 'flamingo' shot for six.

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Southend thanks CST stewards

July 25, 2016

Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation held its annual security stewards' Shabbat to honour those volunteers who protect the community. There was a dedicated service followed by a kiddush also in their honour.

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Jacobs and Berlofsky guide Belmont & Edgware to 121-run victory

July 25, 2016

FRIENDLY MATCH
BELMONT & EDGWARE 213-9
HAYES 91
BECC won by 121 runs

Excellent performances from Adam Jacobs and Stephen Berlofsky inspired Belmont and Edgware CC to a 121-run success in a friendly match against Hayes.

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London Maccabi Vale leapfrog Wembley after 8-wicket victory

July 25, 2016

CHESS VALLEY LEAGUE DIVISION THREE
WEMBLEY CC 240-8 (45 overs)
LONDON MACCABI VALE 241-2 (36.1 overs)
LMV won by 8 wickets

London Maccabi Vale recorded their fourth victory in five Chess Valley League matches to brush aside Wembley thanks to a powerful batting performance.

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Greenwall-Cohen inspires LMV to Bessborough win

July 22, 2016

London Maccabi Vake’s 1st XI registered their third consecutive win in the Chess Valley League following a hard-fought vic-tory over Bessborough.

Joseph Greenwall-Cohen starred with the ball, with his five-wicket haul restrict-ing the visitors to 105.

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Kurrant’s crop of stars

July 22, 2016

JON Kurrant insists the future looks bright for Profutsal London after he recognised the academy’s outstanding achievers at an awards night.

Academy chief Kurrant praised the efforts of the junior teams who run from U10 to 16 and thanked the players for their “commitment, development and desire to learn”.

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Helping firebomb victims

July 21, 2016

Norwich Liberal Jewish Community has been prominent in a campaign to help a Romanian family whose village shop was firebombed.

NLJC chair Annie Henriques spoke at a rally in support of the family, who have been in the UK for two years and whose shop is close to the premises where the community holds services.

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Summertime and the Yiddish is easy

July 21, 2016

Yiddish is undergoing a major revival and, this summer, London will be alive with the music and words of the mamaloshen.

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Pink, pop and Lark

July 21, 2016

With its hot-pink cover and boy-band theme, Harmony Jones's Girl vs Boy Band, the Right Track (Bloomsbury, £6.99) is sure to be a hit with the nine-to-12 age group. Lark's record-producer mother invites three British teenage boys to her LA mansion, to prepare them for their pop debut.

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