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Israeli software can tell you likelihood of getting cancer

By Josh Jackman, June 29, 2015

You will soon be able to easily find out which deadly illnesses your genes predispose you to get, thanks to an Israeli invention.

Dr Yuval Tabach, the senior scientist at the Hebrew University’s Institute for Medical Research in Jerusalem, has created an online tool which reads your genetic map to tell you whether you could get cancer or genetic diseases.

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Baby steps towards £1m fertility support programme

By Josh Jackman, June 25, 2015

For five years, GP Rachel Stone, 34, and her solicitor husband, Andrew, 35, tried to conceive.

After four cycles of IVF treatment costing a total £50,000, the Cheshire couple even contemplated moving to a cheaper property to fund another attempt.

She had one embryo left when her cousin told her about Bonei Olam, an international charity providing fertility treatment funding.

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They're all singing the praises of Yiddish at JW3

By Josh Jackman, June 25, 2015

The sound of Yiddish song has been resonating around JW3's Finchley Road premises as a varied group of enthusiasts prepare for a concert taking place on Tuesday.

Singers of all ages and backgrounds - non-Jewish UCL students among them - are being put through their paces by 32-year-old professional Yiddish singer Rachel Weston, who leads the Zingt workshops, organised in conjunction with the Jew

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Chief enjoys a Spur-fect day

By Josh Jackman, June 25, 2015

A Spurs scarf was Ephraim Mirvis's memento of the first visit by a Chief Rabbi to the St Annes community in almost a quarter of a century.

Rabbi Mirvis was presented with the scarf - embroidered with a Star of David and his initials - after conducting the induction of Rabbi Ephraim Guttentag as minister of the Lancashire congregation.

Monday's event was also a celebration of the golden jubil

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Bakery: 'cake did not cause teen's illness'

By Josh Jackman, June 25, 2015

Carmelli Bakery has rebutted a claim that a cake from its Golders Green store made a customer violently ill for weeks.

A video sent to the JC by estate agent Stacey Fox shows a small white insect crawling around the remains of a chocolate rum ball, half of which she said her 18-year-old daughter, Jasmine, had consumed.

Ms Fox claimed that Jasmine, who has verbal dyspraxia and finds it diffic

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Arkush will not take up JLC position

By Josh Jackman, June 25, 2015

Board of deputies president Jonathan Arkush has revealed he will not become chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council, adding that any merger between the two organisations is currently unlikely.

Mr Arkush said he would not follow his predecessor, Vivian Wineman, in taking up the post.

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Footballer's court date over assault

By Josh Jackman, June 25, 2015

The amateur footballer who allegedly fractured a spectator's cheekbone during a Sunday league game will face serious assault charges on July 15.

Mike Filson, a solicitor from Manchester, will appear at a local magistrates court over the reported headbutt on Leeds Maccabi committee member Elliot Landy.

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Neo-Nazis gave Hitler salute on my doorstep, says Golders Green resident

By Josh Jackman, June 25, 2015

Neo-Nazis have been distributing antisemitic propaganda to Jews near the site of the planned July 4 protest in Golders Green, according to one resident.

The 88-year-old Holocaust survivor, who did not wish to be named, said a group of far-right extremists had come to his house on Rotherwick Road and told him that London would soon be "Jew-free".

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Community's response to Nepal disaster 'inspiring' says WJR chief

By Josh Jackman, June 25, 2015

World Jewish Relief has raised more than £500,000 in less than two months to help the millions affected by the Nepalese earthquake.

The most devastating natural disaster to hit the South Asian nation in more than 80 years killed nearly 9,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

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He's worth £50m, but Raheem's mum carries on caring

By Josh Jackman, June 25, 2015

With a multi-millionaire footballer for a son, you might have thought Nadine Sterling would be living a life of luxury.

But while her 20-year-old boy Raheem (right), the Liverpool and England star, is on the brink of a £50 million transfer which will net him an even greater fortune, Mrs Sterling is content to carry on the day job - as a nurse at a Jewish care home.

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Toronto teenager celebrates unique barmitzvah

By Josh Jackman, June 24, 2015

He cannot move and needs round-the-clock care - but that did not stop Jacob Trossman having a barmitzvah.

The 13-year-old was born with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease, a degenerative disorder which affects the central nervous system and has left him able to communicate only through blinking.

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Golders Green reflects on a ton of memories

By Josh Jackman, June 18, 2015

It is 100 years since a group of Golders Green Jews decided to upgrade their occasional garage-based minyan into a formal congregation.

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CST moves to reassure community over Golders Green rally

By Josh Jackman, June 15, 2015

Community representatives have said they are not intimidated by the planned extremist demonstration in Golders Green next month.

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Muslim leader mocked over 'Zionists stole my shoe' claim

By Josh Jackman, June 15, 2015

A Muslim leader has attracted ridicule over claims that “Zionists” broke into his house and stole one of his shoes.

Asghar Bukhari, a founding member of the grassroots group Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK, posted the accusation on Facebook under the heading “ARE ZIONISTS TRYING TO INTIMIDATE ME”.

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The technology helping us to find love at first swipe

By Josh Jackman, June 12, 2015

Dating is difficult. Finding the right person for you is an emotional rollercoaster of break-ups, tears and seeing your friends get engaged while you stay single.

And it’s even more difficult when you are Jewish (see our case studies below).

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