Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin received an MBE from the Queen for his work with Drugsline, at the Chabad in Ilford. Here, he is interviewed(in English) by Israel's Channel 2 about his honour, and his worry that the Queen might shake his hand.
An interview in English follows the Hebrew introduction
July 22 1941. The girl next door is getting married. Anne Frank is leaning out of the window of her house in Amsterdam to get a good look at the bride and groom. It is the only time Anne Frank has ever been captured on film. At the time of her wedding, the bride lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39. The Frank family lived at number 37, also on the second floor.
An anti-assimilation campaign with Israeli government backing is generating fierce controversy, according to Ha’aretz.
The newspaper reports: “The campaign… urges Israelis to report the particulars of acquaintances living abroad so that these people, who are ‘in danger’ of marrying non-Jews, can be persuaded to come to Israel.
“The 10-day Hebrew-language campaign has been mounted by MASA, a partnership between the Jewish Agency and the Israeli government that helps finance and market Israel programs for diaspora Jews.
There's been Tony Blair the Musical and Jerry Springer the Opera, but now a group of Yale students, who are part of Magevet, Yale University's Jewish, Hebrew and Israeli a-cappella singers have created the inevitable Madoff! The Musical.
The group's "spring-jam" featured a cast of 17 in tuxedo and cocktail dresses who sang comedy numbers and a few Hebrew tunes.