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Registered: 11 June 2012
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Warning that London taps will run dry

By Josh Jackman, February 11, 2016

A Jewish expert has predicted that by 2050 London will "not have enough water to go around".

Neal Landsberg, who chairs the Sustainable Water Industry Group (SWIG), warned that with its population set to rise by three million over the next 35 years, the capital's 26 inches of annual rainfall would not meet demand.

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Charities run into dilemma on marathon involvement

By Josh Jackman, February 11, 2016

Dozens of people will run the London Marathon for Jewish charities, despite the race being staged on the second day of Pesach.

Communal leaders complained when the April 24 date was announced, pointing out that the clash would cost welfare groups desperately needed income. But Jewish Care and Norwood say they are anticipating their normal number of entrants.

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Cork closure is heartbreak for shul's most dedicated member

By Josh Jackman, February 11, 2016

The final Cork Hebrew Congregation service at the weekend was an emotional affair for Fred Rosehill, who has chaired the tiny Irish community for most of his 88 years.

Saying goodbye to the South Terrace shul had been "horrible", he confided. "I had my barmitzvah and my second barmitzvah and my son's and grandson's barmitzvahs here.

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Rabbi shows solidarity with desecrated mosque

By Josh Jackman, February 11, 2016

Bristol's Liberal rabbi has demonstrated solidarity with the local Jamia Mosque after attackers threw bacon sandwiches at the building, verbally abused worshippers and left an England flag with a "No Mosques" slogan outside.

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Chasids in daring river rescue

By Josh Jackman, February 11, 2016

A woman who jumped off a bridge and broke her leg was saved by strictly-Orthodox volunteers who had been searching the river for the body of their friend.

A group of men from the New Square village in New York were looking for David Ahronowitz, who died jumping off the George Washington Bridge in January, when they saw a 25-year-old woman make the same leap.

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The pain goes on for mother of Har Nof hero

By Josh Jackman, February 5, 2016

For Bracha Kupinsky, the anguish of losing her son in the Har Nof massacre has not subsided a year on.

Rabbi Aryeh Kupinsky, a 43-year-old father-of-five, was one of five worshippers killed during the attack by terrorists on Jerusalem's Kehilat Bnei Torah shul in November 2014. His attempts to fight off the gunmen had enabled some congregants to flee.

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Chasid hero of Hudson plane crash in second daring river rescue

By Josh Jackman, February 5, 2016

A woman who jumped off a bridge and broke her leg was saved by strictly-Orthodox volunteers who had been searching the river for the body of their friend.

A group of men from the Orthodox New Square village in New York were looking for David Ahronowitz, who died jumping off the George Washington Bridge in January, when they saw a 25-year-old woman make the same leap.

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How we took on Mosley — and won

By Josh Jackman, February 4, 2016

as a young man, Martin Block was not afraid to speak his mind. Seven decades later, little has changed.

He is the last living executive member of the 43 Group - the Jewish vigilante ex-servicemen who fought fascists in Britain after the Second World War.

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Runaway fraudster Raymond Nevitt finally jailed

By Josh Jackman, February 4, 2016

A runaway multi-million pound fraudster who conned the government and multinational companies to fund a playboy lifestyle has been jailed.

Manchester Crown Court heard on Wednesday that Raymond Nevitt, 51, will now serve the 45-month sentence he was given in his absence in 2008.

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Council makes U-turn on its boycott pledge

By Josh Jackman, February 4, 2016

A council has reversed its offer to end its boycott policy against Israeli companies.

The local authority in Swansea, south Wales, had said it would withdraw its policy following a series of High Court hearings.

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Keep mobile phone out of your pockets, warns Israeli infertility study

By Josh Jackman, February 3, 2016

Men who keep a mobile in their pocket all day are four times more likely to suffer from infertility, an Israeli study has revealed.

The research - conducted at Haifa Technion and Carmel Medical Centre - also found that most men who speak on the phone for more than an hour a day see their sperm levels dropping to infertile levels.

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Kick It Out joins with Maccabi GB and CST in new effort to encourage football fans to report antisemitism

By Josh Jackman, February 3, 2016

Football anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has partnered with Maccabi GB and the Community Security Trust in a new drive to tackle antisemitism in the game.

The organisation has released a brochure encouraging fans to report antisemitic abuse, outlining the different ways in which they can do so.

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Sanders misses out on historic victory by smallest margin

By Josh Jackman, February 2, 2016

Jewish presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has narrowly lost the Iowa caucuses to Democratic Party frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

If Vermont Senator Sanders had won the caucuses, he would have become the first Jew - and the first non-Christian - to win a US presidential primary.

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Israeli journalist accused over ‘Elders of Zion’ comment

By Josh Jackman, February 1, 2016

An Israeli journalist has been condemned for “blatant antisemitism” after referring to “the Elders of Zion” during a university lecture.

Amira Hass, a reporter for Ha’aretz, alluded to a conspiracy which involved Israel planning “from the start” to take Palestinian land as their own, during a lecture she gave to 200 people at Kent University.

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Israel economy continues to grow but problems remain for strictly Orthodox

By Josh Jackman, January 31, 2016

The Israeli economy is showing “remarkable resilience” with a 13th consecutive year of economic growth, a new report reveals.

Annual surveys on 34 countries’ national well-being and economic status were released today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a forum for developed nations.

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