Yeast cake (babka)

By Honey & Co, April 29, 2016

It is a brave soul who attempts these cakes, as there are so many processes involved: making the dough, filling it, rolling it, proving it, baking it… but it’s the brave that get the glory. And although there are multiple processes, each is quite simple, and if you follow these instructions carefully, success is guaranteed.


Italian police arrest men 'plotting attack on Israeli embassy in Rome'

By JC Reporter, April 28, 2016

Italian police have arrested four people who had been planning to join Daesh in Syria.

According to local media reports, they may also have been plotting attacks on the Israeli embassy in Rome and the Vatican.


There is only one Hizbollah. Time for the EU to alter its policy

By David Harris, April 28, 2016

Nearly three years ago, the European Union finally overcame its longstanding resistance and addressed the issue of adding Hizbollah to its terrorism list.

The good news is that the 28 member states, prompted by the determination of Bulgaria, which experienced a deadly Hizbollah attack the year before, and Cyprus, which arrested a Hizbollah operative scouting out sites, took action.


Palestinian children act out terror attack in Gaza play

By JC Reporter, April 27, 2016

Young Palestinian children have been filmed performing a play in which they simulate terrorist attacks against Israelis.

The play was staged for a festival in the Gaza Strip this week, and was broadcast on a Hamas television channel dedicated to culture, available in Gaza and the West Bank.


Printers spontaneously pump out hate leaflets

April 27, 2016

Universities across Germany were hit by a bizarre antisemitic cyber-attack last week.

Printers and photocopiers on college campuses began spontaneously pumping out antisemitic leaflets.

The German-language flyers contained a quotation from Mein Kampf and accused Jews of engineering the European refugee crisis.


We're raising funds and awareness

April 27, 2016

Three friends with a long-time connection to Redbridge Jewish Community Centre were among Jewish Care's team of five, which raised more than £11,000.

The trio - Liam Stein, Adam Goldman and Josh Wynne - grew up attending RJCC and went on to become leaders.

Aiming high, Mr Wynne wrote to Buckingham Palace asking the Queen for sponsorship.


Racing to £50k windfall

April 27, 2016

Norwood fielded the largest communal contingent of runners, who generated £50,000 for the children and families organisation. It included one of the fastest charity finishers, Andrea Fraquelli, who clocked 2:48.

Another of the group, Lawrence Glass, said hearing family and friends cheer him on around mile 24 "was an incredible feeling.


New York couple go the distance

April 27, 2016

Long distance runners Melanie Bernitz and Brad Katcher came from New York to race in aid of World Jewish Relief, crossing the line hand-in-hand in a time of 4:56.

"It was the most amazing day," Ms Bernitz said.


Celebrating Sephardim

April 27, 2016

A festival of Sephardi and Mizrahi culture at JW3 in Finchley Road on Sunday and Monday will showcase their history, music and literature.

Chef Claudia Roden, Britain's senior Sephardi rabbi, Joseph Dweck, and author Naomi Alderman will be among those involved.


The Jewish Calendar

April 27, 2016

Thursday, April 28
(Nisan 20), eruv tavshilin. The seventh day of Pesach begins in London at 8.04; Bournemouth 8.03; Leeds 8.12; Manchester 8.19; Tyneside 8.20; Glasgow 8.35; Jerusalem 6.42 (local time).

Friday, April 29
(Nisan 21), Pesach 7th day. Portion: Exodus 13:17 to 15:26 and Numbers 28:19-25. Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1-51.


After Malia, should Jewish students leave the NUS?

April 27, 2016

By Joseph Stoll and Jonathan Hunter

● The Jewish community understandably lamented the "shock" result of last week's National Union Students presidential election. Yet far from being unexpected, Malia Bouattia's victory is the predictable consequence of a movement which has long tolerated ideas hostile to Jews.


Austria far-right surge sparks deep concern

April 27, 2016

Jewish leaders and activists have spoken of their concern over the victory of a far-right presidential candidate in the first round of Austria's presidential election last Sunday.

If the candidate standing for the anti-immigrant Freedom Party, Norbert Hofer, wins the run-off on May 22, he will be the first far-right leader of Austria since the Second World War.

Moshe Kantor, president of the


Frontline students

By Leader, April 26, 2016

It is not for the JC — or anyone else — to tell Jewish students what they should do about the election of Malia Bouattia as NUS president. They are the ones who bear the brunt of what happens on campus, and it is for them to decide how to react to this latest provocation.


Marathon man raises funds for WJR

April 26, 2016

Being disagnosed with HIV prompted 29-year-old massage therapist Adam Nathan Schultz to rethink his priorities. This led to the Londoner entering the Brighton Marathon, where he achieved his goal of finishing inside four hours and raised money for World Jewish Relief.


Labour MP Naz Shah backed plan to 'relocate Israelis to America'

By Rosa Doherty and Marcus Dysch, April 26, 2016

Labour MP Naz Shah claimed Israeli Jews should be “relocated” to America in a series of social media posts and posted an article which likened Zionism to Al Qaeda.

The Bradford West MP, who defeated George Galloway in last year’s general election, backed the spending of “transportation costs” to move Israelis out of the Middle East.


Michael Kushner shares a secret

April 25, 2016

Sea cruises, synagogues, conferences and Women's Institute meetings are just a few venues Michael Kushner gives talks about the world famous Bletchley Park, and the many - and until recently - unknown people who worked at this wartime secret venue.


Reich Insurance Rangers vs Maccabi Manchester Blue

April 25, 2016

Sam Green bagged the winner for Maccabi Manchester Blue as they edged out Reich Insurance Rangers 3-2 to lift the Shonn Trophy at Salford AFC
Photos: Chris Tofalos



Eggs in a muffin tin

By Laura Southern, April 22, 2016


6 eggs
8 mushrooms finely chopped
1/2 red pepper finely chopped
8 cherry tomatoes chopped
A small handful grated cheese (cheddar works well, but whatever you like)
Salt and pepper to taste
Glug of milk or dairy free alternative



Two-year conditional discharge for businessman who spat at his nephew

By JC Reporter, April 22, 2016

A businessman who spat at his nephew during a dispute over a family restaurant has been given a conditional discharge by a London court.

Mickel Levy, 71, admitted assault by spitting at Zion Levy outside the Fiore Corner bistro in Leicester Square.


'Fitting tribute' to Duffield's vision

April 21, 2016

London Mayor Boris Johnson has applauded JW3's "fantastic" contribution to London's cultural life.

In a written message to the Finchley Road centre's Life and Soul dinner, which raised £220,000, Mr Johnson described JW3 as "everything a community hub should be and a fitting tribute to the vision of [key funder] Dame Vivien Duffield, who I have worked with and admire".