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Michel Laub and Thomas Harding win JQ-Wingate Prize for books on the Holocaust

By Josh Jackman, April 20, 2015

Michel Laub has won the prestigious JQ-Wingate Literary Prize for fiction for his Holocaust memoir, Diary of the Fall, while the non-fiction award has gone to Thomas Harding's The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz.

In a departure from recent tradition, the award was split into fiction and non-fiction sections.

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Chief Rabbi urges community to aid Ukrainian Jews

By Josh Jackman, April 20, 2015

The Chief Rabbi has called for the community to do more to help Jewish refugees in Ukraine in a cross-communal open letter.

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Growing up at Mitzvah Day

By Josh Jackman, April 20, 2015

Mitzvah Day is looking to become a “grown-up” charity with the recruitment of a chief executive.

Having attracted 37,000 volunteers for its various projects last year, the social action organisation is looking to expand its influence both here and abroad.

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Magen David shows how Lincoln's star is rising

By Josh Jackman, April 20, 2015

The official unveiling of a tribute to Lincoln’s medieval Jewish heritage has raised the profile of the small local community.

A Magen David occupies a prominent position in a new archway welcoming visitors on their way to two of the surviving buildings, Jew’s House and Jews’ Court.

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Israeli app gives hands-free smartphone control for drivers

By Josh Jackman, April 17, 2015

An Israeli company has developed the first ever eyes-free smartphone, allowing drivers to call, text, email and play music without looking away from the road.

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Rabbi who advised Hillary Clinton ‘misled’ over Paris conspiracy book

By Josh Jackman, April 17, 2015

A rabbi who once advised Hillary Clinton claims he was misled into contributing to a new book filled with essays arguing that the Paris terror attacks in January were a conspiracy.

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£130 a minute: how much a wedding costs

By Josh Jackman, April 16, 2015

A typical kosher wedding for 200 guests now costs the hosts £55,000 - or £130 a minute - and significantly more if held at a top London hotel.

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Israeli tech takes driverless car across US

By Josh Jackman, April 16, 2015

A car powered by Israeli technology has undertaken the longest driverless journey ever - a 3,400-mile, coast-to-coast trip across the United States.

Mobileye provided the radar and cameras for British company Delphi to ensure that its custom-equipped Audi Q5 SUV could travel from San Francisco to New York in nine days, arriving unscathed and collision-free.

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A minute’s reading to remember Anne Frank

By Josh Jackman, April 16, 2015

Celebrities have joined an innovative campaign to mark the 70th anniversary of Anne Frank’s death at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

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Boy’s body recovered from Hampstead Heath pond

By Josh Jackman, April 16, 2015

The body of a strictly Orthodox boy who drowned while swimming in a pond on Wednesday has been recovered by police.

He has not yet been named.

His body was recovered at around 11pm.

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Eruv alterations prompt protest

By Josh Jackman, April 8, 2015

Revised eruv plans for Bushey passed by Hertsmere Borough Council have attracted local condemnation.

Although the eruv was green-lighted in 2013, amendments for two extra pole sites were passed unanimously at a council meeting a fortnight ago.

But the Bushey Residents Group has now amassed 450 signatures for an anti-eruv petition.

After the latest council decision, group spokesperson Gay

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The road to ruin? JW3 attacks plans to cut bus route from Golders Green

By Josh Jackman, April 8, 2015

A proposal to scrap a bus route which links Golders Green to the JW3 centre in Finchley Road has been criticised by communal chiefs.

Transport for London has run a public consultation, closing this Friday, over dropping the number 13 bus, along with its nocturnal equivalent, the N13. To soften the blow, TfL has suggested making the 82, which covers the same route, a 24-hour service.

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Cardiff starts its rabbinical search after lengthy 'mourning period'

By Josh Jackman, April 8, 2015

Cardiff Reform Synagogue expects to fill its longstanding rabbincal vacancy by Rosh Hashanah.

After the sudden resignation of Rabbi Charles Middleburgh a year ago, the shul waited nine months to begin a search for his successor.

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Karen Morris charity secures a Brum role for patient aid

By Josh Jackman, April 8, 2015

A charity set up in memory of a popular youth leader has opened its fourth "home from home" to help leukaemia patients and their loved ones.

The Karen Morris Memorial Trust's free facility in Birmingham will provide two families with a welcoming space to stay with the patient during their treatment.

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Two Israeli soldiers injured in West Bank stabbing

By Josh Jackman, April 8, 2015

Two Israeli soldiers have been stabbed by a Palestinian youth at a junction in the West Bank.

One of the victims, a 20-year-old, suffered a serious wound to his upper body and is in critical condition after being flown by helicopter to Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem.

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