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A whale of a mitzvah

    In some communities, it is traditional to auction the honour of reciting the book of Jonah on Yom Kippur afternoon for a pledge to charity. While it is not unheard of for donations to run into thousands, I rubbed my eyes when I heard that at the Great Synagogue Moscow this year, it went for 20 million rubles. But its minister, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, assures me the amount was true. That’s £391,000, by the way.

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Saatchi selling art to keep gallery free

Lianne Kolirin

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Saatchi selling art to keep gallery free
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Henri-Levy book celebrates Jewishness

Daniel Sugarman

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Henri-Levy book celebrates Jewishness
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Book choice for radio faithful

Simon Rocker

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Book choice for radio faithful
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Lara Pulver at 10-1 to be first female Doctor Who

Rosa Doherty

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Lara Pulver at 10-1 to be first female Doctor Who
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Rabbis' Mannequin Challenge

JC Reporter

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Rabbis' Mannequin Challenge
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A grim honour for Baron Cohen

Anonymous

A grim honour for Baron Cohen
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Ivanka and Jared get a Shabbat pass

Marcus Dysch

Friday, January 20, 2017

Ivanka and Jared get a Shabbat pass
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Worried about the beefy new £5 note? Don't put ...

JC Reporter

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Worried about the beefy new £5 note? Don't put ...
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Alexander Hamilton's Jewish roots

Anonymous

Alexander Hamilton's Jewish roots