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Jan 8, 2019, 2:41 PM
Why Charedi leaders must look at the economics
An acquaintance used to hold a senior role in the social services department of the Jerusalem municipality. She couldn’t talk about individual cases, but what she had to say was fairly shocking. Many of us have an idealised view of the Charedi world one of...
Dec 19, 2018, 11:54 AM
Chelsea on the attack to clean up reputation
When my young sons and I first became season ticket holders at Chelsea in the early 1990s our seats were in the friendly ‘family section.’ Imagine our shock when I spotted that the person sitting next to us, with his child dressed in a blue babygro on...
Dec 3, 2018, 4:07 PM
A strand of comfort for Israel in a time of uncertainty
Running a charity dinner in these days of turmoil in Britain is a brave act. Potential donors are more concerned with keeping their money safe than giving it away. Brexit uncertainty is a big factor in forcing people to focus on protecting their savings. The pound...
Nov 20, 2018, 6:20 PM
Long-lost film foretells the pitfalls of ‘Utopia’
Who would have thought that a flickering, silent move Die Stadt ohne Juden (City without Jews) with a score by Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth could be so evocative? Unearthed in the Paris flea market, the long lost 1924 film was returned to its native Austria where it...
Nov 6, 2018, 4:41 PM
Green saga and the stirring of ancient suspicions
Sir Philip Green is back on the front pages and in leader columns amid allegations of bullying behaviour and sexual harassment. It is hard not to think that this is yet another embarrassment for the Jewish community following recent allegations made against Sir Martin Sorrell...
Oct 26, 2018, 11:54 AM
How my community has given me a new insight
When I began saying Kaddish for my late father in May, the sun was high, the air pleasantly warm and the journey from my home in the Richmond area to Western Marble Arch (WMA) sped by. Now the mornings are dark, the air damp and...
Oct 8, 2018, 4:58 PM
Pricey petrol could be the cost of taming Iran
One of Theresa May’s few policy announcements at the Tory party conference was a pledge to keep the freeze on petrol duty. There had been speculation that, after eight years on hold, the Treasury was anxious to raise extra duties to help find £20bn for...
Sep 26, 2018, 5:43 PM
Conservatives could play right into Labour’s hands
When thinking about the Labour Party, it is hard to get beyond images from the Liverpool Party conference of Luciana Berger accompanied by a bodyguard in the city she represents as an MP. Typically, Jeremy Corbyn acolytes seek the diversionary tactic of pointing out that...
Sep 12, 2018, 4:36 PM
UNRWA perpetuates the refugee problem
A mid the tumult surrounding Donald Trump’s White House it is easy to overlook policy actions. Some people in the British Jewish community will regret the gesture politics which led Trump to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, regarding it as a fresh impediment to peace....
Aug 28, 2018, 4:06 PM
Luvvies should think before pointing a finger
One imagines the crossover readership between luvvies journal The Stage and Jewish News is not that great. So few of our readers will have read a headline telling us how Britain’s theatre glitterati, encouraged by Royal Court artistic director Vicky Featherstone, broke cover to condemn the ‘bombing of a...
Alex Brummer is the Daily Mail's City Editor