London Lions - statistically the best team in the land

December 1, 2016

London Lions’ 14th consecutive victory of the season has put them in an elite band of teams in the country.

James Gershfield was the hat-trick hero as the Lions extended their winning streak against struggling Hatfield Social in the Herts Senior County League’s Premier Division.

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Should I work occasionally on Shabbat if I am struggling to find a job?

December 1, 2016

Question: I graduated from university nearly a year ago and I've been finding it hard to get a job. I was recently offered one but it involved some occasional work on Saturdays and I have never worked on Shabbat. After wrestling with my conscience, I turned it down but I am beginning to wonder if I will ever get something suitable

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Boris Eifman: Dance from the heart and soul

December 1, 2016

Boris Eifman is a choreographer who does nothing by halves. His ballets display dance as high drama, based on such stories as Anna Karenina, The Brothers Karamazov, the life of Rodin and a Russian Hamlet; favouring extravagant emotional expression, he constantly breaks down the boundaries of classical dance language.

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Worried about the beefy new £5 note? Don't put your money where your mouth is

December 1, 2016

One description of the new plastic £5 note it's wise not to use is finger-lickin' good.

When a reader learned from the Bank of England that "there is a trace of tallow in the polymer pellets" used to manufacture the note, he was anxious about its kosher status: what happens if you were to put your fingers to your lips after touching it?

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Video: Lubavitch's Mannequin Challenge

December 1, 2016

During their annual conference in New York last week, thousands of Lubavitch rabbis took a break to come to a standstill for the Mannequin Challenge, the viral craze that has people everywhere posing for short freeze-frame videos.

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The JC Leader: Mitzvah Day uplift

December 1, 2016

Every year we report record participation in Mitzvah Day - and 2016 is no exception. The figure of 25,000 UK participants in 1200 projects is massive; but Mitzvah Day is now an international phenomenon, with 40,000 people taking part worldwide and 150,000 hours volunteered. The genius of Mitzvah Day, however, is not the numbers involved.

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The Jewish Calendar

December 1, 2016

Friday, December 2
(Kislev 2), Shabbat begins in London at 3.39; Bournemouth 3.45; Leeds 3.30; Manchester 3.37; Tyneside 3.25; Glasgow 3.38; Jerusalem 3.59 (local time).

Saturday, December 3
(Kislev 3). Portion of the Law (Torah): Toldot, Genesis 25:19 to 28:9. Portion of the Prophets (Haftarah): Malachi 1:1 to 2:7.

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Much-loved children's author Jonny Zucker dies aged just 49

December 1, 2016

Tributes have been paid to Jonny Zucker, the award-winning children's author, who has died, aged 49.

Mr Zucker, who wrote more than 50 books, worked as a teacher and also performed stand-up comedy, before turning to writing full-time.

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UJS presidential election: the candidates set our their policies

December 1, 2016

What are your priorities as a candidate?

Josh Holt
I have benefited enormously from the amazing opportunities UJS has to offer and I would like to see more Jewish students engage and benefit in the way I have.

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'I thought I was fit and healthy'

December 1, 2016

Sheila Graham, from north-west London, was shocked to discover she needed a triple bypass.

The 77-year-old said: "I thought I was fit and healthy. I walked, I could manage the stairs, I ate OK - or thought I did.

"The first problem I noticed was when I was walking and I got a tight feeling in my throat.

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Sunday Times Schools Guide.: Akiva and JFS on top

December 1, 2016

Four of the country's leading six comprehensives are Jewish, according to the new Sunday Times Schools Guide.

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Praise from Ofsted

December 1, 2016

A state-aided Orthodox primary school which devotes half its week to Jewish studies has been commended by Ofsted for the quality of its secular education.

The Avigdor Hirsch Torah Temimah School in Dollis Hill, north-west London was "alert to the importance" of a broad and balanced curriculum.

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Trump picks ex-Goldman Sachs banker as Treasury Secretary

December 1, 2016

The Trump campaign finance chief Steve Mnuchin, who is Jewish, has been selected to serve as Treasury Secretary.

Mr Mnuchin, 53, made his fortune as a banker for Goldman Sachs, and has also produced the blockbuster films Avatar and X-Men, among others.

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Kayal commits to Brighton until 2019

November 29, 2016

Israeli midfielder Beram Kayal has signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract with high-flying Brighton.

Kayal, 28, is currently sidelined with an ankle injury but he has made a big impact since joining the Seagulls from Celtic in 2015.

He has scored three goals in 72 appearances for a team pushing for the Premier League.

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Raiders tumble out of cup in "inexcusable manner"

November 29, 2016

LONDON FA SUNDAY CHALLENGE CUP ROUND TWO
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A 3 FC BICKLEY 1st 4

Dan Shafron expressed disappointed as NLR's pursuit of glory in the Sunday Challenge Cup ended at the second hurdle as they lost a seven-goal thriller against FC Bickley.

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Galloping Gold inspires Lions Masters

November 29, 2016

GARSTON VETS LEAGUE
GREENFORD 1 MACCABI LONDON LIONS 3

Goals from Paul Lenchner, Saul Conway and Hadley Silver earned Maccabi London Lions a 3-1 victory over Greenford in the Garston Vets League.

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Gershfield is scoring for fun, says Landesberg

November 28, 2016

HERTS SENIOR COUNTY LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
LONDON LIONS 3 HATFIELD SOCIAL 0

James Gershfield was the hat-trick hero as London Lions extended their excellent winning streak to 14 matches after a solid home victory against struggling Hatfield Social at Rowley Lane.

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L’Equipe vs Catford & Bromley Maccabi

November 28, 2016

Mark Smith was the star man as L’Equipe overcame promotion rivals Catford & Bromley Maccabi to maintain their six-point lead at the top of MGBSFL Division Two.
Photos: Marc Morris

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Tens of thousands evacuated as bush fires rage across Israel

By JC Reporter, November 24, 2016

Up to 60,000 people have been moved out of their homes as fires spread across the country for a third day.

There is a suspicion that some of the fires may have been deliberately started, perhaps motivated by political factors. Most, however, were caused by extreme wind gusts and drought.

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Ready for the dogwalk

November 24, 2016

Jew-dos and festivals tend to offer a good excuse for you to dress your very best. But what about your pets? Must they be condemned to a life of unstylish collars and passé leads? Not if American Eagle Outfitters has anything to do with it.

The fashion retailer has just launched American Beagle, its limited-edition dog clothing line, which includes this super trendy Chanucah-themed jumper.

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