Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Gesher group come to UK to see unity in action

    A group of 20 Israelis have spent a week in London, learning how Jews of different stripes can rub along together.

    The delegation was brought over by Gesher, an organisation whose mission is to bridge the secular-religious divide in Israel.

    Their itinerary ranged from visits to the Charedi Interlink Foundation in Stamford Hill, the North-Western Reform Synagogue (Alyth) and the new JW3 centre, as well as a meeting addressed by Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks.

    Rabbi Yoni Sherizen, a director at Gesher, said that advancing co-existence was “one of the most crucial challenges facing our people”.

    The visit was part of a new leadership training project initiated by the organisation. Diaspora Jewry is often more advanced than Israel in developing voluntary institutions which foster a sense of Jewish community, Rabbi Sherizen explained.

    One of the strictly Orthodox participants was Menachem Bombach, a Vishnitz Chasid who is part of an emerging tendency among young Charedim who want to preserve their religious traditions but play a greater role in Israeli society.

    He said he wanted “to make sure that more Charedim go to the army, take part in Israel and have equal opportunities”.

Uk News

Livingstone decision shameful, says Tom Watson

Lee Harpin and Marcus Dysch

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Livingstone decision shameful, says Tom Watson
Uk News

Anti-Israel conference faces delay

Lee Harpin

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Anti-Israel conference faces delay
Uk News

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity

Daniel Sugarman

Monday, December 5, 2016

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity
Uk News

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'

Marcus Dysch

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'
Special Reports

Dublin benefits from overseas aid

Barry Toberman

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dublin benefits from overseas aid
Uk News

Luciana Berger troll driven by 'fierce antisemitism'

JC Reporter

Monday, December 5, 2016

Luciana Berger troll driven by 'fierce antisemitism'
Uk News

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees
Uk News

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'

By Simon Rocker

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'
Uk News

Local MP blocks visit from David Irving's 'secret tour'

Rosa Doherty

Friday, December 2, 2016

Local MP blocks visit from David Irving's 'secret tour'