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Terry Wogan and Rabbi Pete Tobias

By Jessica Elgot, February 23, 2010
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Rabbi Pete Tobias of The Liberal Synagogue Elstree, performs his final 'Pause For Thought' on BBC Radio 2's 'Wake Up To Wogan', and leads his congregation in a musical service.

The film is part of Leo Baeck College's YouTube Channel. The JC will be featuring five of the college's former students, and one current student rabbis going about their rabbinical duties.

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The Jewish Jonas Brothers

By Jessica Elgot, February 8, 2010
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The Jonas Brothers won over America's tweens with their clean-cut smiles and won over their parents with their Christian values.

Now Jewish girls have their own teen hearthrobs, The Moshiach Times Band. The Miami-based band include lead vocalist Tzadik Slomianski, bassist Jesse Salver, pianist and guitarist Navi Slomianski and drummer Elijah Salver.

This is their latest single 'One Mitzvah at a Time'.

Hat Tip: Heeb


Mel Gibson defensive over antisemitic comments

By Dina Rickman, January 22, 2010
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Mel Gibson delivered an angry rant when being questioned by a Jewish interviewer this week.

The Braveheart actor was being interviewed by American newsman Sam Rubin while promoting his first starring role in seven years, in his new film "Edge of Darkness," with Ray Winstone.


Israel's record-breaking hummus

By Jessica Elgot, January 11, 2010
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Israel has regained the world record for making the largest bowl of hummus, doubling a Lebanese record less than three months ago.

More than 50 chefs, both Arab and Jewish, from Abu Gosh made 8,800 pounds of hummus, which was three and a half metres across and made in a broadcast dish from the local television station.

The chefs used more than two tons of chickpeas, one and a half tons of sesame paste and hundreds of lemons, garlic cloves and litres of olive oil.


Jeneration reps discuss New York trip

October 15, 2009
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Campus representatives from Jeneration reflect on their fact-finding mission to New York City.


Maurice Siegal takes on X Factor

By Jessica Elgot, September 21, 2009
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Maurice Siegel, 76, from Southend was the latest Jewish wannabe to make his singing debut on ITV's X Factor.

The retired telesales worker, dressed in a frilly, shocking pink shirt, told judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole that he had "500 female fans in Southend alone".

But Maurice was not to repeat the success of fellow Jewish contestant Stacey Solomon.


Aviv Geffen eyes UK domination

By Jessica Elgot, July 28, 2009
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Israeli artist Aviv Geffen, whose music has comfortably outsold Madonna, Coldplay and U2 in Israel is launching his first English language album, and has now released his debut English single "It was meant to be a love song."

Aviv is currently devoting his time to political music, and his recent single ‘Everybody’s Child’ is currently is intended to put pressure on the Israeli government to bring home soldier hostage Gilad Shalit.

The singer is donating all profits from the song to the campaign for Shalit’s release and urging people to help bring the soldier home.