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Kosher farm will plough on Europe’s only Jewish community farm can count its chickens at last by Jenni Frazer @Jennifrazer

Europe’s only Jewish farm won’t be put out to pasture after owners the Jewish Youth Fund announced it can remain operational until the end of its 10-year lease in 2028. Sadeh Farm is located on JYFowned Skeet Hill House in Kent, a mansion property on a seven-acre

site. Sadeh has been using it as a kosher guesthouse, but in May this year, after notifying Sadeh of its intentions in January, the JYF put Skeet Hill on the market – placing it with Savill’s estate agents, with an asking price of £1.5million. Philippa Strauss, one of the JYF trustees, told Jewish News: “The desire to sell Skeet was not a desire to stop Sadeh from what they are doing. We are very supportive of

the work they do – it’s an important part of our Jewish ethos. But we had this big house and piece of land sitting there and no income generated from it, a lot of capital tied up in it, and we felt that if we took that capital and invested it, we would be able to provide substantially more funding to Jewish youth. “We also felt [moving to another site] would relieve Sadeh of all the responsibility of managing a Grade

Collective effort: Sadeh farm volunteers making flat-pack succahs

II listed building.” Strauss said that the JYF had engaged with Sadeh to help its team find an alternative site “closer to the heart of the Jewish community. There is land available, and we would have helped. But those dis-

cussions didn’t come to anything. And because we were unable to offer Skeet Hill House to a potential purchaser with vacant possession, Sadeh will now remain [until the end of its lease].” Continued on page 5


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News / UK antisemitism / London attacks

CST: Total incidents down but physical attacks go up Incidents of Jew hate fell in the first six months of this year but more of the attacks happened in person, according to Britain’s main Jewish security charity, writes Michael Daventry. The Community Security Trust said that between January and June there had been 786 hate incidents, including verbal abuse, antisemitic graffiti, assaults and desecration. It is a 43 percent decrease from the same period last year, when a war between Israel and Gaza drove antisemitic incidents to an unprecedented peak. Mark Gardner, chief executive of the CST, said that was why this year’s figures were “of limited comfort”. He added: “Without that conflict or the influence of other factors like the pandemic, these latest figures show that the base level of anti-Jewish hatred remains far too widespread; and may even be worsening amongst younger people.” The antisemitism cases recorded in 2022 showed a marked return to offline hate, after two years of the coronavirus pandemic in which a large proportion of incidents occurred on the internet.

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Four in every five cases happened in the real world while online incidents fell by 61 percent compared to last year. It was a sign, CST said, that antisemitic activity is moving back from our screens on to the streets as Britain leaves Covid-19

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restrictions behind. The number of incidents also dropped in schools, but more than a fifth of all cases involved perpetrators who were children or teenagers. “Strikingly, perpetrators described as minors were more likely to express politi-

cised, conspiracist or extremist discourses during the course of an incident,” CST said in its analysis of the data. “The most common type of discourse expressed by minors involved references to Nazism, the Holocaust or other language and imagery inspired by far right extremism.” Writing on the opposite page of this week’s Jewish News, CST director of policy Dave Rich said: “Antisemitic incidents have shifted back to what was considered ‘normal’ before the pandemic. “More likely to be offline, on the streets, in your face. More likely to be violent (although thankfully, still a minority of cases). “Increasingly likely to involve children, which is troubling.” Most incidents were categorised as abusive behaviour, including verbal abuse, antisemitic graffiti, most online antisemitism and one-off examples of hate mail. CST recorded 630 such incidents in January-June 2022, which is a decrease of 44 percent. There were no cases of extreme violence. Nearly a third of incidents made reference to Hitler, the Nazis or the Holocaust, or made

Appeal for witnesses after three antisemitic attacks A woman has been assaulted close to Seven Sisters Underground station in Tottenham, north London, in one of three antisemitic attacks to take place in the area Onlookers claimed the woman was hit over the head with a wooden stick in the incident last Thursday, with the attacker allegedly heard shouting: “I am doing it because you are a Jew.” A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: Officers were called at around 3.45pm on Thursday, July 28, to reports of a woman assaulted by another woman close to Seven Sisters Underground station. “The incident happened around 30 minutes prior to the call. The victim was not seriously injured during the incident. Due to comments made during the assault, this is being treated as a hate crime. “No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, and enquiries continue into the circumstances.” Meanwhile, the My London newsletter has revealed that police received a report of a racially aggravated assault that was alleged to have occurred in

A woman was assaulted near Seven Sisters Tube station

High Road, N15, less than half a mile from the scene of the first incident. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police confirmed that a 29-year-old woman was sprayed with a liquid and threatened by another woman. No injuries were reported, and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident. A witness told My London that a “mum and baby were attacked by a serial racist”. The offender was said to have thrown a substance over the baby before chasing them down the street – all the

while “brandishing a stick and shouting”. On the same day, a 13-yearold boy, who was visibly Jewish, was assaulted by three teenagers who allegedly threw off his hat and shouted “f***ing Jew”. He was not injured, and enquiries to establish the circumstances of the incident are ongoing. Officers say they have arranged to take a statement from the informant. • Anyone with information about the attack near Seven Sisters Underground station should call 101 or tweet @ MetCC quoting CAD reference number 4820 of 28 July.


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UK antisemitism / Lammy visit / McDonnell complaint / News

Assessing the danger: Most incidents are categorised as abusive behaviour, including verbal attacks, most online antisemitism and hate mail

reference to events during the Second World War. Around one-eighth of the cases (102) reference Israel, Palestine or the situation in the Middle East. Lord Mann, the government’s independent adviser on antisemitism, said the figures showed by Jew hatred must remain a priority under Boris John-

son’s successor as prime minister. He said: “Though there has been a welcome drop from the historic high last year, we cannot allow the continued level of antisemitic incidents to go unchallenged. “I will report in the autumn on my review of work in parliament to tackle antisemitism since 2006, which will

provide further impetus to tackle antiJewish hatred in the UK.” The majority of incidents (463) were reported in the Greater London area, with a further 21 in nearby Borehamwood and Elstree, which is a district that has a significant Jewish population. There were 104 cases of antisemitism reported in Greater Manchester, the region with the second-highest number of incidents. Reports were also made Gateshead, Liverpool and Leeds. CST said there was at least one incident in all but eight of the UK’s 45 police force areas. Mark Hamilton, the senior officer who acts at the national policing lead for hate crime, said that he believed CST’s close ties with local police forces meant the antisemitism figures would likely tally with national crime statistics. “It is not surprising to see a fall compared to last year, given the huge spike that we experienced during the conflict in the Middle East in May 2021,” he said. “Whilst the UK remains amongst the safest places in the world for Jewish people to live, even these reduced levels are unacceptable. “The right to live free from targeted abuse is a fundamental right that we all share and we will continue to work to bring offenders to justice.

THE THREAT MINUS TRIGGER CAUSES BY DAVE RICH DIRECTOR OF POLICY, CST

It feels like a long time since antisemitism was ‘normal’. Last year, the conflict in Israel and Gaza in May was the excuse for people around the country to attack, abuse and threaten British Jews. We saw a record number of anti-Jewish hate incidents reported to CST as a result. The past two years were also the years of the pandemic, when antisemitism shifted from streets to screens, with ‘Zoombombing’ of community events the new method for antisemites to target us for hate; and before that we had to endure years of antisemitism stirred up in the Labour Party. CST’s recent report, Covid, Conspiracies & Jew-Hate, revealed the extent to which the pandemic affected antisemitism in this country, as conspiracy theories became more prevalent and Jews were blamed for this deadly virus.

Now, in the first six months of 2022, we can see what antisemitism looks like without any of these external influences affecting things. The overall total has dropped from the record high of 2021: it had to, because the alternative was unthinkable. Instead, antisemitic incidents have shifted back to what was ‘normal’ before Covid: • more likely to be offline, on the streets, in your face; • more likely to be violent (although thankfully, still a minority of cases); • increasingly likely to involve children, which is troubling. Of course, we should never accept anti-Jewish hate as normal, and we know from experience that the factors that caused it to rise in previous years can always return. Now is the time to try to suppress any future rise by targeting those spreading hate and educating wider society in how to resist it. • Dr Dave Rich is director of policy at the Community Security Trust

Lammy visits Israel during three day ‘fact-finding’ trip Labour shadow foreign secretary David Lammy has made a three-day visit to the Middle East, including talks in Israel with Merav Michaeli, leader of Israel’s Labour Party. He flew to the region last week, and also visited Jordan, and East Jerusalem and the West Bank, during the lowprofile visit. While in Israel, Lammy visited Vad Vashem in Jerusalem to pay respects to the victims of the Holocaust. The Israeli side of the visit was organised by Labour Friends of Israel. Lammy also held talks

David Lammy: ‘Two states’

with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh in Ramallah. Diane Corner, the UK’s consul-general in East Jerusalem, helped to arrange the

meeting with Shtayyeh and other Palestinian civil society organisations. Talks with Michaeli included ideas on continuing to strengthen the relationship between the UK and Israeli political parties. Lammy said: “Labour is committed to rebuilding relations with our sister parties in Israel. In government we would seek a positive and constructive relationship... supporting the goal of a negotiated, diplomatic settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on two states.”

‘BRUTAL’ TREATMENT OF JVL Labour’s John McDonnell has claimed in a letter to party leader Keir Starmer that the Jewish Voice for Labour group has been subjected to “brutal” treatment. The former shadow chancellor wrote that the treatment of JVL and many of its members had been “disregarding, disrespectful, at times uncaring, even brutal, and, some have argued, has amounted to discrimination”. His letter was aimed at capitalising on remarks by QC Martin Forde, whose report into factionalism in Labour was published last week. Forde suggested JVL could be involved in antisemitism education training sessions currently handled by the Jewish Labour Movement.

After publication of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s report into antisemitism in Labour, Jewish groups including the Board of Deputies and Community Security Trust said they would not sit in the same room as JVL for meetings. They pointed out the group’s record of denying or disputing antisemitism claims under Corbyn, and a failure to distance themselves from Holocaust deniers in the past. In his letter, McDonnell claimed that JVL was 35 times more likely to face antisemitism investigations than other, mostly non-Jewish, Labour members. But he failed to address exactly why the group’s members might face disciplinary charges.

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News / Beirut interview / Kushner book

Corbyn: Israel is smearing me by Lee Harpin lee@jewishnews.co.uk @lmharpin

Jeremy Corbyn this week said he has “absolutely no doubt whatsoever” he is the victim of a smear campaign orchestrated by Israel. The former Labour leader told Beirut-based pan-Arabist satellite television channel Al Mayadeen in an interview: “Benjamin Netanyahu couldn’t wait to condemn me for my support of the Palestinian people.” Asked if he believed support of Palestine played a role in the smear campaign aimed against him, Corbyn told his interviewer: “I

have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that my clearly stated support for the rights of the Palestinian people to be able to live in peace ... played a factor in all of this.” Corbyn called for “recognition of the historical wrong done to the Palestinian people”. He suggested that the “rights of the Palestinian people are central to our thinking”, before claiming that the 1917 Balfour Agreement had subsequently been interpreted in a way “that wasn’t there in the declaration”. Corbyn added: “The declaration itself said it also recognised the inhabitants of what is now Palestine, which has never happened. Instead their rights were ignored, and still largely are.”

Jeremy Corbyn in the interview with the Beirut-based Al Mayadeen satellite TV channel

The Islington North MP, who had the Labour whip removed in 2020 over his response to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s report into antisemitism, said he continued to work with “many great human rights campaigners both in Palestine and Israel, who want to be able to live in peace”. He also suggested the West’s support of

Ukraine, where it was “pouring arms in”, would “prolong and exaggerate this war”, adding: “Expanding Nato isn’t going to bring about a longer-term peace.”

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HOW THE ACCORDS WERE SAVED the West Bank during the summer of 2020, it wasn’t just his usual critics who were relieved but also insiders at the Trump White House, who knew annexation would derail the effort to make peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. On the afternoon of the annexation deadline, Kushner says, a leading member of the Emirati negotiating team had for the first time told White House officials

that if Netanyahu abandoned annexation, their country would fully normalise relations with Israel. While much behind the scenes detail came out when the accords were announced, Kushner’s book, out this month, adds details as well as a first-person account from a Trump administration official assumed by many to be advocating for Israel within the White House.

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Former Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu almost derailed the Abraham Accords, the historic normalisation agreements between Israel and multiple Arab and Muslim countries, says a new book. In Breaking History, Jared Kushner, then special adviser to President Donald Trump, his father-in-law, says that when Netanyahu failed to meet his own deadline to announce a plan to annex portions of


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Memorial fears / Kosher farm / News

Concern Westminster memorial is doomed Fears are “growing” that the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre may never be built in the proposed location next to Parliament in Westminster, writes Lee Harpin. Jewish News learned this week that a new attempt by supportive MPs and peers would require legislation that is likely to be repeatedly challenged by campaigners against the memorial, leading to further lengthy delays to the £100 million project. Government insiders said they feared “hybrid legislation” was required to overturn section 8 of the London Council Council (Improvements) Act 1900, used by those opposed to the memorial being built next to parliament. Such a bill could be subject to more appeals and objections from campaigners against the project. One government source admitted this week: “Doubts about the memorial ever being built in its chosen location are certainly growing.” The private act from 1990, which is still in force, “imposes an enduring obligation to lay out and retain the… land for use as a public garden and integral part of the existing Victoria Tower Gardens”. The challenge to the memorial being built next to Parliament in Victoria Tower Gardens had led to the High Court quashing the consent for the project in April this year. An appeal has been refused. In Parliament last month, former Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick was among those calling for the “simple three-clause Bill required” to allow the case to be made again for the memorial to be built in Westminster. Tory leadership contenders Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak have both been urged to signal their support for the memorial project next to Parliament. Keir Starmer has said he continues to support the project, backed by a succession of ex-prime ministers and leaders of all parties, along with Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis. But sources have told Jewish News there is likely to be the need for a hybrid bill proposing a change to the law, and would be subject to scrutiny before Select Committees of both Houses.

Protesters against the proposed location outside court

Government insiders have also raised concerns about the impact of the on-going Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme, which is aiming to restore the famous Houses of Parliament to the former glory. Much needed building and restoration work could begin in and around area the memorial is due to be built, presenting another possible reason for delays. Legal expert Joshua Rozenberg, who has argued for a memorial in a different location, said: “If the government had chosen to build the memorial at the Imperial War Museum – clearly the most appropriate location – it would have been open by now.”

KOSHER FARM GETS SIXYEAR STAY OF EXECUTION Continued from page 1 Talia Chain, chief executive of Sadeh, said she and her team were “very excited to learn that we can stay. We have put thousands of man-hours into this place, we have planted 900 trees, we have a meadow, an orchard – and it is a heritage site. My grandfather used to come here when there were goats.” Skeet, she said, meant a lot to thousands of people. The Jewish Youth Fund is a charity originally established in 1937 as a healthy respite location for Jewish children from the East End of London. Post-war, Skeet Hill House became a popular centre for youth groups who held annual summer camps there. The Sadeh team – since getting the original news of their pending eviction – have been running an intensive campaign asking for support from the Jewish community for the farm and guesthouse to stay. Most prominent of those asked was Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, who formally opened the kosher guesthouse in June 2021. At the time that the JYF put Skeet up for sale, the Chief Rabbi said: “I know Sadeh Farm to be an exceptional facility, creating impactful educational experiences for all, especially young people, helping them to understand the importance of sustainability and care for our environment. This would be a real loss to our community and I sincerely hope that a favourable solution will be found.” Philippa Strauss said that the JYF had believed Sadeh could continue to do what it

UK threatened to recognise a Palestinian state Britain threatened to recognise Palestine as an independent country two years ago if Israel pressed ahead with plans to annex large swathes of the West Bank, writes Michael Daventry. The ultimatum was issued in the summer of 2020 after Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister at the time, promised to apply Israeli sovereignty to all settlements and the Jordan Valley. Karen Pierce, then the British ambassador to the UN, told American officials that if Israel did not abandon the annexation plan, the United Kingdom would immediately recognise a sovereign state of Palestine. Such a move would have been a radical shift in British foreign policy, which has traditionally supported Palestinian statehood only as part of a final peace deal with Israel. Accounts of Pierce’s threat were described by the Israeli journalist Barak Ravid and in a separate upcoming memoir by Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and adviser to former US president Donald Trump. Officials at the Foreign Office did not deny Ravid and Kushner’s accounts. A spokesperson told Jewish News: “We wish to see a viable two-state solution with Israelis and Palestinians living side by side in peace, prosperity and security.”  See pages 14 & 15

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set out to do, “but in an easier framework” – in other words, on a different site. She said that many bids had been received for the property, “but they were all dependent on securing Skeet Hill with vacant possession, and that was not possible”. Accordingly, she said, the Sadeh team had been advised that Skeet Hill House had been taken off the market and that they would be allowed to remain until the end of their lease in 2028. With their short-term future assured, the “thrilled” Sadeh team are now planning activities for the rest of the year, including family stays at the guesthouse and educational programmes on the farm, aimed at Jewish youth.

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News / Ofsted upset / Headteacher trial / Musician’s gift

Hasmo backs protest rabbi Hasmonean High Schools has defended one of its rabbis after he signed a letter protesting a law to allow national inspections of unregistered yeshivot, writes Adam Decker. Rabbi Yisroel Meir Greenberg put his name to a statement by the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregation against the proposed Schools Bill, which would require an element of secular studies teaching for an estimated 1,500 Orthodox teenage boys in the UK studying the Torah in unregulated yeshiva settings. Greenberg and several leading Charedi rabbis called the bill “evil” and said it “poses a terrible danger to our continued existence in this city”, yet following press reports on Friday, the state-funded Hasmonean felt compelled to jump in. Suggestions Greenberg was not

Protesters in yellow stars opposing Ofsted intervention in yeshivot

supportive of secular education were “a misrepresentation”, said the Jewish schools group. “The rav would like to make it absolutely clear that he is com-

pletely supportive of all of Hasmonean’s pupils achieving the highest standards in both secular and kodesh education.” Despite the schools’ defence,

there were suggestions among parents this week that Greenberg’s position as a religious authority at the state-funded Hasmonean Boys’ School was now “untenable”. Greenberg is a rabbi at one of London’s oldest strictly-Orthodox congregations, the Golders Green Beth Hamedrash (known as ‘Munks’). He joined other rabbis in arguing that the Schools Bill would sound the death knell for the yeshiva movement. Protesters described it as “anti-religious” and some have even invoked the Holocaust by wearing yellow stars at Westminster demonstrations, a move which provoked outrage. A quirk of the law means that yeshivot are not classed as schools and are therefore neither regulated nor inspected by Ofsted.

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FRESH DELAY IN MALKA LEIFER ABUSE TRIAL Trial: Malka Leifer

There has been a further delay in the trial of the high school headteacher who was extradited from Israel last year after fleeing in 2008. Malka Leifer spent 13 years in Israel after being accused of child sex abuse against numbers of her former pupils.

The former head of the strictlyOrthodox Adass Israel school in Melbourne, Australian, was due to face her accusers in court this week. Three of the women have waived their right to anonymity: sisters Nicole Meyer, Dassi Erlich and Elly Sapper.

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Tour protest / Poland trip / News

Tour leaders oppose West Bank overnights Dozens of young Israel tour leaders from the UK have signed a letter expressing upset at the decision to send “several” Birthright and Youth Movement Israel participants “to stay in accommodation in settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories”, writes Lee Harpin. The online letter, published yesterday, is addressed to “organisers of Israel Tours for UK Participants (Israel Experience, Jewish Agency, Tlalim and other relevant bodies).” It states the decision to accommodate groups in the settlements “not only upends our nuanced education about Israel and the conflict, but ultimately forces us to be complicit in a system we

Shilo, in the northern West Bank

fundamentally disagree with”. The signatories of the letter, which was also sent to the UJIA charity, adds: “Our support for Israel does not include support for the occupation and the settlement enterprise.”

Those signing the letter include RSYNetzer, LJY Boger, Noam Masorti tour leaders, along with FZY Tour madricha. At least two young Board of Deputies representatives also appear as signatories. The letter states: “We have recently become aware of several British Jewish tour groups from Birthright and Youth Movement Israel tours being sent to stay in accommodation in settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. “These decisions have been made without the consent of the participants nor of the leaders on the programmes themselves.... this runs contrary to the very principles and values we teach in our youth movements.”

Holocaust horror in spotlight on JFS joint trip

Tour participants

In what is thought to be the largest educational trip to Poland since the Covid outbreak, more than 200 JFS students — three busloads of sixthformers — travelled there last week. The visit was organ-

ised by the school in conjunction with Aish UK and JRoots; a fourth bus was led by Chazak, a charity aimed mainly at Sephardi students. The trip was led by Rabbi Eli Birnbaum from Aish UK and Zak

Jaffay from JRoots, and focused not just on the Holocaust, but also the importance of Jewish life before the war, Jewish identity, continuity and connection. The six-day trip began in the Warsaw

ghetto. The students were able to see a newlyexcavated complete set of fine china, thought to have been used by the ghetto fighters at the last Seder night in April 1943, before liquidation the following month.

LONDON RABBI IN UKRAINE INITIATIVE

The rabbi of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in London has been part of a World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) effort to distribute Russian language Plaut chumashim to displaced Ukrainian Jews around the world. Rabbi Igor Zinkov, co-chair of the WUPJ Ukraine crisis committee, grew up in Russia and has family in Russia and Ukraine. He said: “Historically, Torah has been a uniting factor for Jews around the world. It represents Jewish people, our wisdom and constant search for meaning and the sense of belonging. It is also essential for development and growth of what we, Progressive Jews, believe in. “It is heart-warming to know that even during the current crisis, Torah serves its purpose and continues to nurture and support all those who flee from war in Ukraine.”

LABOUR MP’S AIDE UNFAIRLY SACKED

A parliamentary aide who accused a Labour MP of bullying her has won her claim against him for unfair dismissal. Elaina Cohen, a former adviser and lover of Khalid Mahmood, member for Perry Barr, claimed at Central London employment tribunal that he was an attempted bigamist who misused his parliamentary expenses for political gain. A tribunal ruled yesterday that Cohen, 62, had been unfairly dismissed and was “marginalised and isolated” after making a protected disclosure. But four other claims, including the suggestion that she was the victim of racial or religious discrimination or harassment due to her Jewish background, were dismissed. Mahmood settled another claim from Cohen five years ago. Labour has been contacted for comment.

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Special Report / Tottenham in Israel

Fabulous equaliser for Jews and Arabs It’s not all Lionesses! Kids in Israel are also making news on the football field with some A-list help, writes Jenni Frazer

Jewish, Arab and Christian children at the Paris St Germain match

Tottenham Hotspur footballers, including club captain Hugo Lloris, gave Arab and Jewish youngsters a day to remember when they attended a football tournament being held in Jaffa by The Equalizer. The Equalizer Programme, which is supported by UJIA, brings Jewish and Arab children together, combining football training with extra academic support to give disadvantaged children all over Israel a better start in life. In 2018, the programme won the UEFA Foundation for Children Award in recognition of its work. The Spurs stars, who included Eric Dier, Matt Doherty and Ryan Sessegnon as well as Spurs’ global ambassador Ledley King, visited the tournament for Jewish and Arab primary school-age children from Jerusalem, Rehovot, Petach Tikva and Taibeh. The club was in Israel for a pre-season fixture against Italian side AS Roma in Haifa on Saturday night, before the start of the Premier League season this weekend. All the children taking part in The Equalizer received tickets to the match.

Liran Gerassi, founder and chief executive of The Equalizer, said: “It’s not every day that Jewish and Muslim kids in Israel meet together, and with top-class Premier League footballers. “Such encounters are a huge boost to their motivation, ambition and self-esteem for years to come, and therefore a meaningful contributor to achieving our goals of equal opportunities and bridging social gaps. “Previous encounters, with Boris Johnson, Gareth Bale and the Welsh national team, and of course with Prince William, had a significant impact on the participants and on our organisation, and we are certain the visit of the Spurs players will do the same. “We were aware of the busy schedule of the Spurs visit, and therefore we would like to thank our partners from UJIA for supporting the event and the organisation in general.” UJIA’s Israel director, Emily Pater, said: “There has been so much excitement around Tottenham’s visit from Spurs fans and English ex-pats in Israel. For the kids taking part in the tournament, meeting the players will be something they remember for the rest of their lives.

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PARIS SCORES BIG HIT IN TEL AVIV CUP WIN Tel Aviv’s Bloomfield Stadium erupted on Sunday as a capacity crowd of 30,000 watched Paris Saint-Germain triumph over FC Nantes with a 4-0 win in the prestigious French Super Cup, with goals from Lionel Messi, Neymar and Sergio Ramos. PSG lost in the same fixture at the stadium last year to Lille. The game was held in partnership with the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) and is part of a series of joint initiatives by philanthropist and businessman Sylvan Adams and the Comtec Group to bring the world’s largest sports and cultural events to Israel. The Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem, led by its chairman Larry Maisel, which works to promote tolerance and respect through sport, brought 1,000 young Jewish, Muslim, and Christian children to enjoy the match. The Comtec Group, a leading Israeli event organiser, has a track record of bringing the cream of such gatherings to Israel. Sunday’s meeting is not the last such highprofile game: European powerhouses Atletico Madrid and Juventus are also set to meet for a pre-season friendly match at Bloomfield Stadium this Sunday, 7 August.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris gives a young fan a lesson in ball control

We’re grateful to the players for coming and so proud to support The Equalizer and the incredible work it does, using football to inspire and motivate children from across every section of Israel’s diverse society.” Spurs captain Hugo Lloris said after the session: “It was great to take part in the session

today with the incredible children from The Equalizer charity. It is clear the charity does a fantastic job in bringing together children through football — and hopefully we were able to give the children a memorable experience. We hope they enjoyed [Saturday night’s] game.” • Spurs star saved my family, page 16


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Norwood to hand over Ravenswood Norwood is to relinquish control of operations at its flagship Ravenswood Village site in Berkshire, where 96 adults with learning disabilities, complex needs and autism are supported, writes Adam Decker. Trustees at the communal institution, whose official name is Norwood Ravenswood, provisionally agreed that care and support of residents would pass to a new provider, while promising “the continued delivery of a Jewish way of life for residents”. Windsor-based Salutem Healthcare Group, established six years ago, will take over Norwood has run Ravenswood Village since 1996 from Norwood following an extensive consultation period with residents, partner withdrew. In reaching its decision, Norwood cited “declining referrals, a lack of staff and families that began in April 2021. “Having completed a process of initial due financial sustainability, and changes in best diligence on Salutem, the board of trustees practice policy regarding the care of people collectively felt that pursuing this option was with learning disabilities and autism”. Norwood has run Ravenswood since 1996. in the best interests of Ravenswood’s residents and staff,” said Norwood chair Neville Subject to negotiations, it will transfer to Salutem “within the next 8-12 months”, it Kahn. Upon taking over from former chair David said. Salutem “would operate all residential Ereira in 2018, Kahn said Norwood was “com- care and supported living services, in order to mitted in its duty to meet the future needs of ensure that the current residents can remain our community,” adding: “We are focused on living at the much-loved site”. Norwood said it would “serve in an ongoing the development of Ravenswood village.” At the time, it was looking to develop the advisory role to support the continued site alongside a development partner with delivery of a Jewish way of life for residents”, the aim of securing the future of the village, with Kahn praising Salutem’s “depth of expebut in May 2020 the local authority refused rience of providing care and support for planning permission and the development people with learning disabilities and autism”.

New guide for unwell gap year students Young students with chronic conditions such as colitis or irritable bowel syndrome now have an impeccable guide to consult if they decide to take their gap year in Israel, thanks to a Manchester art therapist, writes Jenni Frazer. Chava Erlanger, from Prestwich, is the mother of a 19-year-old son with ulcerative colitis, a debilitating condition which can flare up at any time. When he said he wanted to take his gap year in Israel, she began researching. Erlanger was already running therapeutic art sessions for Camp Simcha, which along with the Crohn’s and colitis charity Jewish Digest also supported her son. Now the two charities have collaborated to publish her 14-page guide, containing everything travellers with IBD or other chronic condi-

tions might need to know. The list ranges from accessing help at the airport to how to get blood tests or infusions administered. It also contains a list of organisations which can provide emergency medication or care. Erlanger said: “As a parent of a child with this condition, I want [my Chava Erlanger with her guide son] to have every opportunity that his peers insurance and what to do if have, but the logistics can be he has a flare–up. Inflammatory bowel diseases aren’t stressful and worrying. “While most kids going a visible disability, but they to Israel on a gap year are can cause pain and other difjust worrying about how ficult symptoms even when many pairs of trainers to you think they are in remistake, we were looking into sion. If you are in an airport how he could access medica- and these come on, you need tions from the UK when he to know how to get help. needed to renew prescrip- • Request a copy at office@ tions regularly, how to get campsimcha.org.uk

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World News / Ukraine banishments

Zelensky strips three Jewish oligarchs of their citizenship effort to prove to the United States and Three powerful and prominent Jews other Western countries that Ukraine in Ukraine appear to have had their has no tolerance for corruption. citizenship stripped as their longIt means three of the most influensimmering conflict with President tial Jews in Ukraine, including two who Volodymyr Zelensky reached a boiling have been instrumental in funding point amid the war with Russia. Jewish infrastructure projects, espeZelensky has reportedly revoked cially in the Chabad-Lubavitch strongor taken steps to revoke the Ukrainian hold of Dnipro, appear no longer to be citizenship of two of the country’s best welcome in their native land. known oligarchs, Igor Kolomoisky and Korban has already reportedly Hennadiy Korban, and that of Vadim been denied entrance into Ukraine at a Rabinovich, a former tycoon turned border crossing and had his Ukrainian opposition lawmaker. passport confiscated. The three are among the wealth- Igor Kolomoisky, Vadim Rabinovich and Hennadiy Korban It is also clear the decision is geniest Jews in Ukraine, and the official reason for the move appears to be that they hold foreign citizenship — erating rare pushback for Zelensky, who is Jewish and is widely seen as including in Israel. Dual citizenship is technically illegal in Ukraine but is a hero for standing up to Russia. The moves have “revealed a colossal widely tolerated in practice. Several alternate theories are also circulating, institutional problem that has now upset a really huge number of people”, including that Zelensky is purging oligarchs with chequered pasts in an Borys Filatov, the (non-Jewish) mayor of Dnipro, said.

Airline acts after Hasidim incident Lufthansa is creating a senior management role dedicated to preventing discrimination and antisemitism after it barred a group of Orthodox Jewish passengers from a flight. However, an independent investigation commissioned by the airline said there was no evidence of institutional antisemitism behind the incident, which the company’s CEO deemed “categorically inappropriate”. In a letter to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Lufthansa CEO Jens Ritter said the airline had established an internal task force to investigate the 4 May incident in which more than 100 Hasidic passengers were kicked off a flight from New York to Budapest because some had not worn masks and committed other flight violations, such as gathering in the aisles. The incident outraged Jews in the US and Europe, some of whom alleged the crew had been discriminating against all visible Jewish passengers, even those who complied with the rules.

AUCTION OF HITLER ARTEFACTS CONDEMNED

Eva Braun’s alleged dog collar

An auction house has defended the sale of what it says were Adolf Hitler’s personal belongings, amid criticism from a European Jewish group. One of the priciest items in the catalogue for the sale by Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland is

a candy dish estimated to be worth at least $3,000 that the auction house says belonged to Hitler and was stolen from his Berghof compound near Munich. Another similarly priced item is a leather dog collar said to have belonged to Eva Braun, Hitler’s wife, for her pet

Scottish terrier. It has a small metal plate that reads “wau wau”, the German sound for a dog barking, and is studded with multiple metal swastikas. The European Jewish Association, a Brussels-based lobby group, condemned the sale in a letter. The items

only give “succour to those who idealise what the Nazi party stood for” or offer “buyers the chance to titillate a guest or loved one with an item belonging to a genocidal murderer”, wrote group chairman Rabbi Menachem Margolin. • Editorial cartoon, page 19

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Special Report / Nicholas Winton film

Kinder families asked to recreate TV history T

he makers of a film about Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton are set to recreate the television scene where he came face to face with dozens of children he helped to rescue – and are inviting their relatives to take part, writes Justin Cohen. The 1988 episode of That’s Life! in which Esther Rantzen asked anyone in the audience who was among the 669 children that he helped bring to the UK from Czechoslovakia to identify themselves, and the entire audience stood up, has become one of the most celebrated moments in BBC history. Winton had not spoken publicly of his prewar exploits, which included finding sponsor families, but it was the discovery of a scrapbook containing the names of the rescued children that led to the BBC tracking them down and the unexpected on-air reunion. Now, as part of a theatrical feature length film covering Winton’s heroic story, See-Saw Films will recreate that emotional scene, only this time with the seats surrounding Winton filled by the children and grandchildren of those whose lives were saved 80 years ago. Producer Joanna Laurie from SeeSaw Film, which also produced To expre The King’s Speech, said: “We feel ss intere st privileged to be able to tell the in taking p a rt powerful, emotional story of please e how Nicholas Winton and others m a il familyof helped to save the lives of so nickywin ton@ many children, a lot of them gmail.co Jewish, during the Prague evacum ations. “At See-Saw, whenever we set out to make a film we hope to bring stories to audiences that have something to say about February 1988: This was the audience that cheated death. This was the audience who as infants were marked for Auschwitz or the world. Our film will be a timely reminder Theresienstadt or Belsen. These were the mothers, fathers and grandparents of more than 6,000 people alive today thanks to of how we and future generations must con- the unassuming man in the front row of a television studio, looking slightly embarrassed by all the fuss stantly renew our commitment to human Winton, who served as an ambulance making such a big deal out of it? I just helped a In the film, which is unlikely to be released rights. When we stage the recreation of the That’s Life! TV show reunion, it would be very until 2024, Sir Nicholas will be played by Sir driver during the War before joining the RAF, little. I was in the right place at the right time.” special to reach and welcome many of Nicky’s Anthony Hopkins and Johnny Flynn, who never lost his sense of modesty despite being He died at the age of 106, after which Jewish children and their descendants to take part as recently played Ian Fleming in Operation honoured in both the UK and Czech Republic. News led a successful campaign for him to be He once said of his actions: “Why are you remembered with a Royal Mail stamp. Mincemeat. audience members.”

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Special Report / Inside Hebron

‘We must fix this for settlers By Lee Harpin in Hebron lee@jewishnews.co.uk @lmharpin

Israeli human rights groups such Breaking The Silence (BTS) are reporting an increase in bookings from diaspora Jews for Occupation tours of the West Bank cities of Hebron and East Jerusalem to witness for themselves the situation faced by Palestinians. Jewish News joined a tour of Hebron’s H2 area – the section of the city controlled by the Israeli military – last month along with groups of young Jews from Belgium, Italy and the United States to get an insight into the realities of life in the second largest city in the West Bank. Along with groups such as Peace Now, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and B’tselem, BTS has been heavily criticised by some communal organisations for presenting a one-sided version of the impact of Israeli military control of Hebron. But our guide from the organisation, Amir, who had served three years in the IDF, with the 5Oth battalion of the Nahal Brigade in Hebron, Gaza and in Ramallah, made no attempt to hide the impact of violence committed by settlers, soldiers and Palestinians in the region. Standing beside a memorial plaque in downtown Hebron to Gadi and Dina Levi – a couple expecting the birth of their first child, who were killed by a Palestinian terrorist wearing a bomb while they were on their way to pray at the nearby Cave of the Patriarchs in 2003 – Amir opened up about the impact of violence, having recently become the father of a baby girl. Recalling another Palestinian sniper attack in the same area, which killed a young child, he said: “Each death, each attack, each time you see violence... it pushed me further away into the realisation we need to fix this. It won’t stop on its own, we have to end it, for the settlers, and soldiers who come here, and for the Palestinians.” I interrupted a family holiday, spent mainly in Tel Aviv, to travel with my 18-year-old daughter Ruby to join a trip to Hebron organised by BTS, so that we could experience the tour ourselves. Ruby, like many young British Jews, had complained about the one-dimensional pro-Israel teaching she received at her Jewish secondary school. “My social media is flooded with ‘Free Palestine’ propaganda,” she observed, contrasting this with the “failure” at school to address the conflict with the Palestinians. Ruby insisted that the visit to Hebron would help her make up her own mind. Having witnessed Ruby argue with someone holding up a pro-Hamas banner at a previous Palestine demo she had attended with me in London, I had no reason to doubt her judgment, or her right to make up her mind independently. Joining us on the drive out of Tel Aviv and into the West Bank in a minibus with Amir was Danielle Bett, from Scotland, now working as a spokesperson for pro-peace group Yachad in Israel. “More and more diaspora Jews are visiting the West Bank and coming to terms with the reality of occupation, and of the desperate need for a political resolution,” Bett claimed. “Hebron is often referred to as a microcosm of occupation. In a short space of time you can see the impact that occupation and settlements have on every aspect of Palestinian life. “Israel is important to Jews in so many ways; so we must be aware of the things that are done

in our name, such as settlements and settler violence and speak loudly against them.” Earlier on our tour we had stopped in Kahane Park, named after Rabbi Meir Kahane, the ultra-nationalist politician who co-founded the Jewish Defence League, who served a term in the Knesset before being convicted of terrorism, and was assassinated in 1990. Behind the park is the grave of Baruch Goldstein, the New York-born extremist who in 1994 murdered 29 Palestinians at the Tomb of Patriarchs, wounding hundreds more. “If the first thing we need to keep in the back of our mind about Hebron is the 1929 massacre, the second is the Goldstein massacre,” says Amir. The date August 1929 looms large in any history of the conflict-ridden city. It was then that 67 Jews were killed in Arab riots in Hebron and hundreds more were injured, raped and robbed, after rumours that Jews were planning to seize control of the Temple Mount. Jewish homes were pillaged, synagogues ransacked, while some of the 400 Jews who survived were hidden from murderers by sympathetic local Arab families. For the British Mandate, the massacre was confirmation that Jewish existence in Hebron should be brought to an end. The Jews were removed from the area, and placed to begin with in refugee camps. Four decades on, after the conclusion of the 1967 Six Day War Israel, having tripled its size, declared the West Bank, Sinai desert, and the Golan Heights under “temporary military rule”. And Jews, many of the them deeply religious, began to return to Hebron and the surrounding areas, leading to the growing international concern and outrage about the settlement issue. The Goldstein massacre, condemned globally by Jewish leaders, serves as a reminder that extremism has dogged both sides in the conflict. On the day of our visit, last month, we counted 64 stones placed on Goldstein’s grave, some almost certainly by visitors earlier that day, who clearly wanted to pay their respects to him. “He gave his life for the people of Israel, its Torah and land,” state the Hebrew words on his tomb. As we arrive at the entry gate to Kiryat Arba, the settlement Israel established in 1970, Amir is asked in Hebrew if passengers in the minibus are Jewish. Stating we are, the guard, who does not check us or appear to even look at us in the back seats, waves our vehicle through. Despite Hebron and the surrounding area’s

Israeli soldiers step in as settlers scuffle with a Palestinian activist on the outskirts of Hebron

Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah, and known to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque, the walls are lined with religious texts. Buses run from Jerusalem to Hebron throughout the day, with fortified windows to protect passengers from occasional rockthrowing incidents en route. Nothing quite prepares you for the sight, and smell, of the dilapidated ‘Old City’ area in Hebron, close to the Tomb of the Patriarchs. Under the 1997 Oslo agreement, signed by Israel and PLO, Hebron was divided into two areas: H1 and H2. Responsibility for security and civilian matters in H1 – where most of the Palestinian residents of Hebron live (about 115,000 at the time, now about 166,000) – was

formally handed over to the Palestinian Authority as was done in all other West Bank cities. As for H2, Israel retained responsibility for security matters there, and the Palestinian Authority received authority only for civilian matters relating to local Palestinians. About 32,000 Palestinians and 800 settlers now live in H2. The military has set up 21 permanent staffed checkpoints in the city. Palestinians who need to go through any of these must endure lengthy, and often humiliating inspections. To protect settlers living in the heart of the centre, about 650 IDF soldiers operate a system of severe movement restrictions for Palestinians, including what’s known as Signs in Hebron in Hebrew and Arabic

Stones on the grave of mass killer Baruch Goldstein in the Meir Kahane Memorial Park

violent reputation, tours to the region are relatively safe. Thousands come to visit Hebron’s Tomb of the Patriarchs each year. On the Jewish side of the building, containing the tombs of

An IDF checkpoint in the H2 region looking out towards the H1 region


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Inside Hebron / Special Report

s, soldiers and Palestinians’ explains that his own wife is unable to visit him at work as a result of the separation policy in operation. It is, he says, a “humiliating” situation. The BTS tour also offers a glimpse into the lives of the settlers, living not just inside Hebron, but also the thousands now living in Kiryat Arba, established by Israel in 1970, and nearby Tel Rumeida. We pass a large sign, hung up across gates in Giva, close to Kiryat Arba, with Hebrew wording in bold blue, yellow and purple colours. “Happening,” declares the sign, put up by the pro-annexation group Nachala. “Setting Up New Settlements.”On Muslim-only road leading to Cave of Patriarchs the left side of the same sign, children are invited along with the promise of “art stalls”. Joining the settlement expansion on the “sterilisation” of entire roads and areas. At weekends, as the settlers walk to synagogue, the Thursday July 21st at 5pm, the sign announces, will be Daniela Vyse, head of the Nachala movenumber of soldiers in Hebron rises to 1,200. In the city centre we speak with Mohamed ment, a rabbi, and Eliyahu Libman, head of the Fakhore, a Palestinian business student in his Kiryat Arba council. Ayelet Shlissel, a spokeswoman for the 20s, about life in Hebron under Israeli military control. “We want the world to know what is Nachala movement, insists the settlement inihappening here,” he says. “I will be arrested if tiative has Biblical roots and was meant to keep I step there,” he says, pointing to the floor five land out of Palestinian control. “We [the Jewish metres in front of him. “I have been arrested for people] were promised the Land of Israel in the Bible. The Land of Israel was promised to this one time before.” Later, in one the few Palestinian souvenir Abraham our forefather,” she said. “If we don’t establish settlements then the shops still open in downtown Hebron, an elderly store owner, who pours us all coffee, Arabs will take this land.”

A video message put online by Nachala director Tzvi Elimelech Sharbaf confirms the group’s aims: “We are making a clear demand. Say ‘no’ to Arabs taking control of open spaces [in Area C of the West Bank], and say ‘yes’ to Jews taking control of all these open spaces.” Amir grew up in Jerusalem, joining left-wing Zionist groups when he was young. He said these years “shaped the way I see the world”. After initial military training he decided “that was not enough” and went to commanding school for a few months, before being deployed in the Gaza Strip for about five months in 2009. He said it “took about a week” of service, before he already had questions he could not answer about the operations being carried out. Amir, who joined BTS in 2013, and is one of over a thousand former IDF soldiers to speak out about occupation, described taking part in dangerous operations as his service continued, including taking control of Palestinian houses, and moving entire families into one room while searches were carried out. Amir says he would now like to play some part in the ending the “zero sum game” of Israeli military control in areas like Hebron. “This is an occupied territory that is governed by the IDF. The bottom line is the Palestinian Authority has the freedom to do what we allow it to do.” Jewish News contacted the Israeli Embassy in the UK for comment.

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Special Report / Footballer’s humanity

Spurs star saved my father-in-law’s life Thanks to Bert Sproston’s humanity 84 years ago, seven members of our family saw the team play Roma in Haifa last weekend, writes Sue Surkes Israeli immigrants from the UK turned out in force on Saturday night to see Tottenham Hotspur play a pre-season exhibition match against AS Roma at the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa. The north London club has long been associated with its Jewish supporters, to the extent that its fans — both Jewish and non-Jewish — eventually adopted the insulting epithet Yid thrown at them by rivals, and became known as “the Yids” and the “Yid Army”. But for our family, Tottenham has a special significance. One of its players saved my father-in-law’s life. Ralph Freeman (then Rolf Friedland) was born in Berlin in 1920 and was an ardent soccer player and fan from an early age. By the late 1930s, stranded and alone, he was desperate to leave Germany. His younger brother had been sent to the US in 1936 with a relief organisation. His parents had obtained visas and gone to England, presumably to try, without success, to arrange for Rolf to follow. The Kindertransport had not yet begun and Rolf would have been too old to qualify, anyway. On 4 May 1938, just before his 18th birthday, he went to watch England beat Germany 6-3 in Berlin. That match, attended by the likes of Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess and Joseph Goebbels, is remembered less for England’s victory than for the sight of the England team giving the Nazi salute before play

began. Hours before kickoff, the secretary of the Football Association and later FIFA president Stanley Rous told the England lineup that it would be expected to give the Nazi salute as a mark of respect to the German hosts. The players were furious, and Nevile Henderson, Britain’s ambassador to Berlin, had to intervene and explain that the salute was a gesture of protocol and not an endorsement of the Nazi regime. Captain Eddie Hapgood — who is said to have compared Hitler to his ex-girlfriend, saying she had a fuller mustache — reportedly said they could “stick the Nazi salute in a place where the sun doesn’t shine”. At the end of the match, Rolf

Rolf’s two-week visa issued in 1938

Rolf Friedland, later Ralph Freeman (top row, third from left), with his football team in Berlin. He left Germany in October 1938

which would have conFriedland hung around demned him to return until the England to Germany. He went players came out of to Woburn House, the stadium, and just off Euston approached the Road, to an office English left back, set up to help refBert Sproston, ugees. There, he imploring him for managed to get his an invitation to visa extended until England. the end of the year, Sproston, then a and, later, for longer, player for Tottenham after he was given a Hotspur, was no fan of the Germans, having Ralph Freeman in 2005 job in market gardening on a family reportedly said (with a northwest English accent), “I’m just estate in Hertfordshire. In June 1941, he joined the a working lad from Leeds. I know nowt about politics and the like. All British Royal Pioneer Corps, which I knows is football. But t’way I see it, accepted recruits from enemy nations, among them many Ausyon ‘Itler feller is an evil little twat.” Upon his return home, Sproston, trian and German Jews. In 1943, Rolf changed his name to with the help of Tottenham, immediately went to the Football Asso- the more English Ralph Freeman, so ciation to ask permission to invite that he wouldn’t be so readily idenRolf to visit England for an Eng- tified as a Jew if he were captured as land v Rest of the World match at a prisoner of war. In June 1943, while on a Welsh Highbury, in north London, on 26 beach close to his base, Ralph saved October of that year. The necessary paperwork was the life of a drowning boy, later authorised and provided, and on 22 receiving an honorary testimonial October 1938, Friedland left Ger- from the Royal Humane Society, many, arriving at the port of Har- signed by the Duke of Gloucester. He shared a barracks with the wich on England’s east coast four Czech-born late publishing magdays later. At Tottenham’s invitation, nate Robert Maxwell, then known the bewildered young man spent as Ján Hoch, whom he despised. He was later injured during the his first three nights in the club’s battle for the Falaise Gap in France dressing rooms at White Hart Lane. His next challenge was to in 1944. Unsurprisingly, my father-in-law extend his two-week visa beyond the looming 9 November deadline, became a lifelong Tottenham sup-

porter and remained in touch with the Sprostons for many years. Bert Sproston died in 2002. Ralph’s grandmother perished at Theresienstadt, a camp ghetto in Czechoslovakia. One of his uncles was aboard the ill-fated SS St Louis, which left Germany in May 1939 en route to Cuba, from where the 900 passengers hoped to reach the US. But Havana refused to let them dock, as did the US when the ship tried to drop anchor off of Florida. The ship had to return to Europe, and the uncle was one of 254 passengers killed as the Nazis spread their net across Western Europe. Thanks to Sproston’s singular act of humanity, though, Ralph was saved. He went on to marry Eva Gusdorf – herself a Berliner, who had lost both parents to the Nazis. The couple had one son, my husband, who immigrated to Israel in 1974 and now has five children and six grandchildren, all living in and around Jerusalem. Ralph and Eva, who established a successful business in London and set up a trust to help special needs children, immigrated to Israel in 2005. Ralph died at the age of 89 in 2010, followed by Eva, aged 95, in 2013. Seven Israel-based members of our family were at Sammy Ofer on Saturday – in which the Italian team beat their English rivals 1-0. In our household, Ralph’s passion for British soccer has an abiding and personal dimension.

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ast week, Lionel Idan, the hate crime lead prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service, wrote in this newspaper that nobody should be attacked for who they are, including Jews. He is, of course, correct. But most of his article sought to defend the CPS against the accusation levelled by 59 percent of British Jews in our most recent polling that his organisation fails to do enough to protect our community. Indeed, Mr Idan’s article was prompted by the outrage sparked by the news that the CPS had dropped its case against West Ham supporters who were filmed chanting antisemitic abuse at a Jew on a Ryanair flight. This was just the latest of a string of abortive prosecutions in high-profile antisemitism cases.Another is the prosecution of Abdullah Qureshi, who pleaded guilty in April to numerous assault charges in connection with violent attacks against Orthodox Jews in Stamford Hill last August. As part of the plea, however, the CPS dropped the “racially/

religiously aggravated” element, effectively conceding that it could not prove that he was specifically targeting Jewish people, even though he is alleged to have spent a considerable period walking around Stamford Hill only attacking identifiably Jewish people, including an elderly man and a young child. Only after pressure from CAA, Shomrim, CST and others did the CPS agree to try to reinstate the aggravated element of the offences. Due to the CPS’s antics, however, the decision about whether the aggravated charges can proceed at such a late stage are now up to the judge. Mr Idan advanced two pieces of evidence in his case that the CPS is in fact acting against antisemitic crime. The first was a list of five convictions. Despite being anonymised, the cases are not difficult to identify as the CPS does not prosecute much antisemitic crime. One example is a radio host convicted for inciting racial hatred on his show. He was arrested after an investigation by CAA in cooperation with Devon and Cornwall Police. When it came to charging him, however, the CPS delayed action for a year, by the end of which, he felt sufficiently emboldened by the lack of consequences to call on his listeners to send him a gun so that he could kill Jews. The delay almost caused

THE CPS HAS SAID IT WILL BREAK DOWN HATE CRIME NUMBERS INTO COMMUNITIES the offence to ‘time out’, meaning that it would become too late for a prosecution. It was only because we asked our honorary patron Lord Austin to intervene that the CPS finally brought the charges that, incredibly, Mr Idan now boasts as an illustration of how seriously the CPS takes antisemitism. Another case he cited appears to relate to an incident in which I was the victim. As you can imagine, I am not unfamiliar with the criminal process, but I watched in disbelief as police proceeded to lose important files and the prosecution stood down its witnesses. Some credit is certainly due to the CPS, as it is to all branches of the criminal justice system. But just with what appear to be so few prosecutions each year, exactly how much credit is not easy to assess — which brings me to Mr Idan’s other piece of evidence, namely, statistics.

Mr Idan observes that the CPS has charged more than 8,800 people for hate crime offences, with conviction rates of over 80 percemt. But he does not disclose how many of those prosecutions are for antisemitic hate crime. This is why he is only able to talk about examples of antisemitism prosecution — because he cannot provide numbers. For years now, the CPS has promised — including to my face in meetings with successive home secretaries — that it will break down its hate crime statistics so that different communities can evaluate its record. It has yet to do so. This means that Mr Idan can present general information about hate crime prosecution — and it is undeniably good that so many hate crimes are being prosecuted — but we have no idea what the charging and conviction rates are in relation to hate crimes against Jews specifically. Fully two thirds of our community told us in our polling that the authorities are not doing enough to punish antisemitism. That is because too many Jewish victims have gone without justice. No amount of smoke and mirrors from the CPS can obscure that basic truth. If Mr Idan wants to reassure our community, let it be by providing the breakdown of prosecution statistics so that we can see whether the CPS lives up to its promises.


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Our Jewish media should follow America’s example MARCUS DYSCH

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hen you visit America you know what to expect. Everything is so big family cars the size of minibuses; dinner plates piled to mountainous heights; single occupancy hotel rooms that have two kingsize beds (what is that all about?). As I witnessed on my visit to Atlanta, Georgia, last month, the States are also home to a Jewish media landscape that dwarfs anything we see in Britain and across continental Europe combined. My presence at the American Jewish Press Association’s annual conference was primarily to present an award for writing about education issues on behalf of my organisation, World ORT, the global education network driven by Jewish values, and our American fundraising arm, ORT America. But as a former journalist myself, what I also experienced was a thought-provoking

insight into the changing role of Jewish media organisations. Publications with exotic titles such as the Intermountain Jewish News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the St Louis Jewish Light were among those represented. The journalists and news executives themselves were a similarly colourful bunch. But for all their joviality they had a less happy story to report. In a crowded market the American publications have been forced to do whatever they can to diversify their products, add extra value and – in contrast to what we have seen in Britain – co-operate with each other to ensure their collective survival. Many are long-standing, well-respected titles struggling to hold back waves of challenges: the soaring cost of printing, plummeting advertising revenue, ageing readers whose children and grandchildren have not bought a newspaper for years and probably never will do again. Sounds familiar? The state of British media – Jewish or not – is a microcosm of this. The Pulitzer Prize-winning New York

JEWISH-AMERICAN TITLES, IN CONTRAST TO THE UK, WORK AS ONE TO ENSURE SURVIVAL Times columnist Bret Stephens presented a withering analysis of the US media’s many ills and the industry’s almost total fall from grace in the eyes of a distrusting public. But he also lamented the state of a society in which 130 million American adults cannot read above the level of a 12-year-old. His strongest criticism was reserved for the impact of social media on the traditional media and its readers. Stephens questioned the media’s unwillingness to act as a countercultural force. Why not present more good news stories about people being nice to each other? Why pander to online algorithms that promote nastiness, rather than give people what they really want?

That positive approach is one we see daily at ORT – and which our tens of thousands of students actively pursue and promote. Our schools, universities and vocational training programmes in more than 30 countries are packed with young people whose priorities appear somewhat different to their elders’. They are passionate about climate change and projects promoting sustainability. They understand what it means to be a global citizen in an increasingly interconnected world. Furthermore, they are committed to understanding their Jewish history and gaining the skills they need for life after the classroom. These young people are, in short, mensches, and their positivity gives us hope for the future. Our British Jewish media arena may be smaller than on the other side of the Atlantic, but if our publications can follow the American blueprint and invest in telling great stories while providing fresh opportunities, then they too can be a source of pride for our community for many years to come.

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irmingham is proudly hosting the Commonwealth Games. The opening ceremony was spectacular, watched by millions. The Games, which attracts competitors from around the vast Commonwealth family of 54 nations, say they are committed to “embrace and champion the youth, diversity, humanity and pride of the region and the Commonwealth” and “transform and strengthen local communities” . Ten years on I can’t help but hark back to the splendour of the London Olympics and to consider both how the world has changed since 2012 and to reflect on the Jewish response to the two global events. A year before the Olympic doors opened across the capital, I remember the frenzy of planning, ticket-buying and diarising, with everyone determined to be a part of this all-encompassing event. We were brimming, even before the cascade of British medals, with national pride. The Jewish community, too, was on heat – no holds barred – to ensure that every Jewish athlete and visitor was welcomed, fed, watered

and, ideally, escorted to shul. Jewish volunteering was pumped up for the occasion (led by Leonie Lewis, who sadly died in April) and cross-communal committees planned meticulously and for months a series of welcomes, receptions and Jewish fact sheets. We all had Jewish friends in the welcome ceremony – dressed as goats or NHS workers, taking time off work for rehearsals and costume fittings ready for the sumptuous and spectacular opening ceremony. As the journalist Steve Rose reflected last week in the Guardian: “The ceremony feels more dreamlike than ever. This was Britain as a rich, diverse, multicultural, imaginative, inventive nation comfortable with its identity and capable of reconciling its contradictions.” Ten years have taken their toll on the nation, with the process of Brexiting and the pandemic most obviously tearing into its very soul. The expansion of the internet into every aspect of our lives (who can even remember pre-social media?) and the resultant explosion in hate speech, then Partygate, the cost of living crisis and the prosect of sending refugees to Rwanda have all divided, not united us. And what of the Jewish community over these past 10 years? While there have been controversies on the edges of the community, such as kaddish for Gaza, JVL and Charedim

IT’S TIME TO WIN SOME MEDALS, AND MAYBE TO INVITE SOME OF THE JEWISH VISITORS TO SHUL Commonwealth, Britain houses the largest Jewish community, with some countries, such as Zimbabwe, Barbados and Malta, retaining barely a handful. The two-yearold Commonwealth Jewish Women’s Network really does feel like the much-discussed ‘Commonwealth Family’. Our women, often the local machers and matriarchs, come together to share thoughts on Jewish education, interfaith relaLast week’s eyecatching opening ceremony in Birmingham tions, domestic violence and, of course, in small communities, future leadership. It enriches in yellow stars, in many ways we have grown more cohesive – possibly helped by the Jeremy our Jewish world but would have been a fantasy 10 years ago, before the Zoom era. Corbyn years. Certainly, in the CommonWe welcome the athletes and visitors of wealth the community has come together, all faiths and backgrounds to multicultural, supported and connected by the Commonmultifaith Birmingham and look forward to a wealth Jewish Council, revamped in 2015. wonderful celebration of sport. With America and Israel both outside the


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1 MAGICAL MEMORIES

Seriously ill children, together with their parents and siblings, enjoyed three days making magical memories at Camp Simcha’s first residential family retreat since the pandemic. More than 320 family members from London, Manchester and Gateshead attended the retreats in Daventry and Oxford on two consecutive weekends.

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Pinner Synagogue held a community tea party on Sunday 24 July and welcomed back many members who hadn’t been to synagogue for more than two years because of Covid. There were plenty of bridge rolls, danish pastries, games and a singer to entertain all and the shul even welcomed two centenarians (aged 101 and 102) to the event. The party was attended by more than 60 members including Rabbi Kurzer and his family.

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Barnet United Synagogue’s Rabbi Dr Samuel Landau and his wife Rebbetzen Ma’ayan Shoshana Landau celebrated their induction by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis on Sunday 3 July. The ceremony was three years behind schedule – the rabbinic couple had been selected in early 2019, but couldn’t join Barnet until their duties in Israel had been completed.

4 WOHL MASTERMINDS

Year Six pupils at Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School took part in the annual Jewish Studies and Ivrit Mastermind competitions. In the first round, which was held during the summer term, all Year 6 pupils completed a written paper in which they had to answer 30 Jewish general knowledge questions and translate 20 words from Ivrit to English and an additional 20 words from English to Ivrit. Harry Ben-Shir and Alex Keller came out on top.

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Aish Young Professionals hosted an Indian-themed social and networking event for more than 100 young professionals at Camden Market, marking the end of a packed year of socials, talks and other events. Department head Rabbi Eli Birnbaum said: “Over the past year we have gained a reputation as the place to come to enjoy relaxed, relevant and welcoming events. We take pride in our ability to deliver Jewish wisdom to young professionals across the UK in a way that is relatable, exciting and – most importantly – with a variety of styles and content to suit our broad demographic.”

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Campers at Camp Kochavim at HGSS enjoyed two action-packed weeks of fun and adventure. Highlights included a petting zoo, outings to Chessington, Woburn Safari Park and mini-golf plus children’s entertainers, a drumming workshop, water inflatables, baking, crafts, sports and more. The children also enjoyed a J-TOD (Jewish Thought Of the Day) programme.

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ilk first or tea? Jam first or cream? Earl Grey or English Breakfast? The quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea poses many questions, but the one I most want the answer to is this: what’s the michigas about bridge rolls? I asked social historian Gillian Perry, author of the Pass the Scones, A Social History of Afternoon Tea, and she was baffled. She duly went off to ask Debbie née Grodzinski, who told her that the bridge roll, which was first seen in 1926 and was popular for children’s tea parties, is mezanot, meaning that it is defined as cake rather than bread, and therefore in Orthodox circles does not require the washing of hands prior to consumption. The reason we all love bridge rolls is that they are sweeter than sandwiches, and that is because the dough is made with fruit juice rather than water, which is what renders it cake. Gillian founded and for 26 years ran the Anne Frank Trust UK, an educational charity. When she retired in 2016 she still wanted to be involved in education, so she embarked on a new career as a speaker and lecturer. She approached a cruise company with the offer to give on-board lectures about Anne Frank and they asked whether she had any additional subjects to talk on so that there would be a

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Champagne is optional: afternoon tea at Cliveden in Berkshire, formerly the home of the Astor family

The blue drawing room at Woburn Abbey, where the Duchess of Bedford took afternoon tea

varied programme for the passengers. She thought about what she was interested in and decided to research the history and customs of afternoon tea. “Not only is it a tradition that has survived for hundreds of years, it is also

enjoying a huge revival, much of which can be credited to the Bake Off series” she says. “Afternoon tea has a great sense of nostalgia attached to it, and it’s something special and uplifting – not something that you have every day.”

Gillian’s quest took her to many of Britain’s beautiful historic houses and hotels and she enjoyed afternoon tea in the finest, quirkiest and most interesting of locations. Armed with her new-found knowledge, she has lectured at sea, on land and in venues as wide ranging as JW3, the Institute of Directors and private homes. During lockdown she decided to write a book, which is an enlightening read – and a great gift. Tea was first discovered in China 5,000 years ago when a few leaves from a bush fell into Emperor Shen Nungs’ boiled water. He loved the taste and is credited with pioneering the drinking of tea as we know it today. By the 1600s it had made its way to the UK, and in 1662, when the new Queen Catherine arrived from Portugal, she brought trunks of tea as part of her dowry and it soon became the official court beverage.

The tradition of afternoon tea as a meal came about in the 1840s, when the Duchess of Bedford found that she was getting hungry at home in Woburn Abbey in the long hours that stretched between her midday lunch and the evening meal, which was served fashionably late at about 8.30pm. She asked her maid to bring her some light refreshments at 4pm: – “perhaps a few triangles of bread, butter and jam, and a couple of small biscuits”. As part of her research for her book, Gillian was as invited to Woburn Abbey. “Imagine my excitement at being in the very room where the Duchess’ first experience of afternoon tea was taken,” she says. The Duchess began to invite her friends to join her for this repast, and so the practice made its way into the drawing rooms of the aristocracy and then to Queen Victoria. She Author Gillian Perry


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meal at lunchtime. It introduced the ritual was served at the later – at court and soon all of society was drinking tea and Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge ‘high’ – point of the afternoon. It also applied to an eating sandwiches and cakes evening meal in public venues where they sat at in the afternoon. “Cakes tended to be solid and high stools at a counter rather than being waited heavy at that time,” Gillian says. “The invenon at tables as the more affluent were. Today, tion of baking powder allowed them to rise and afternoon tea is often referred to as high tea in be airy and Queen Victoria’s love a of certain other parts of the world, especially the US.” simple light airy sponge cake spread with jam Milk was not commonly drunk with tea led to it being named after her.” in Britain until the 1720s, when black tea Gillian goes on to explain the difference overtook green tea in popularity. “In the early between afternoon tea and high tea. “High tea days, poorer quality cups could crack when describes a more substantial meal that workers hot tea was poured in, and putting milk in first came home to, having foregone a sustaining

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prevented this. Putting it in last was a way of showing that you had the best quality china,” says Gillian. In the 1860s, tea rooms started to spring up in the UK. “This was an exciting development for ladies, as they could meet their friends in a public setting without being escorted by their husbands and without risking damage to their reputation,” says Gillian. The Aerated Bread Company opened its first ABC tea shop in 1864 and by 1923 had 250 branches. There were considered a little downmarket and J Lyons opened up a more genteel alternative, which was also better run. The staff were known as nippies, which implied speed and efficiency. “At one talk I gave a lady proudly told me that her mother had been a Lyons nippy,” says Gillian. Whether you pronounce

scone to rhyme with gone, stone or even scoon (largely dependent on where you live), the pressing debate is about the cream/jam order. Devon claims cream first, Cornwall jam first. “I find that people generally stick with the Cornwall method, as aesthetically the red jam breaks up the beige of the scone and the white of the cream,” says Gillian, who tells me that she prefers small scones, without raisins, and a sharp jam, such as blackcurrant. Smoked salmon is a key feature of afternoon tea. It was introduced to the UK by eastern European Jewish immigrants fleeing the pogroms. Salmon was plentiful in their rivers and they smoked it as a way of preserving it. Once settled in the UK they started importing Baltic salmon until Aaron ‘Harry’ Forman started curing Scottish salmon. It was he who convinced culinary establishments that it was a delicacy and that’s how it found its way on to the three-tiered tea stand. This brings me to my next question: why a tiered stand? “I have no idea,” says Gillian. “Perhaps the low tables were too small to carry the increasing number of delicacies that ladies wanted to consume with their ‘low’ ie ‘afternoon’ tea. I will have to do some research.” I shall enjoy her findings with a cuppa. � Please Pass the Scones: A Social History of English Afternoon Tea by Gillian Perry is published by Carnegie Publishing at £14.99

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vegan teas, doggy-friendly teas and Indian, Chinese and Japanese restaurants have also developed their spin on afternoon tea. One the most innovative I have come across is a Tipsy Tea that my daughter took me to on Mother’s Day, where the teapot is filled with a cocktail rather than a brew. Afternoon tea is increasingly popular for celebrations at home and caterers have come up with ever more creative ways of doing this. Karen Harris Catering sets up a grazing table beautifully decorated with flowers and plants, with dishes and plates of tea-time nibbles all at different heights. Gillian is often booked to speak at celebration teas.

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In the wake of the Lionesses’ historic Euro 2022 victory, Brigit Grant profiles the community’s top female players

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onsidering the first women’s international football game took place in 1920, it’s a mystery why the FA waited until 1993 to include females under its auspices. This was proven last Sunday with a score of England 2 Germany 1 – and not a man in sight. There were certainly male supporters waving banners in the crowd at Wembley Stadium, but it took a team of female footballers to bring home the muchsought-after victory that we’ve been singing about for years in the Three Lions anthem by Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds. Watching the England team hold up the Women’s Euro trophy was emotional Social media was ablaze with cheering emojis and tears were shed across the country, many of them by women who recognised the empowering message of the Lionesses, who will inspire future generations of girls to keep playing the game they love. Now, however, they will be taken seriously. That women finally have a real pitch for recognition is long overdue, notably for those who have been playing football since they were of primary school age. Among that group are lots of Jewish girls who are as psyched about soccer as their male counterparts and recently took part and won medals in their Maccabi teams at the Maccabiah Games. Amelia Bloom won the Golden Boot as top scorer across all the competing teams from around the world, which shows that the girls may have skills the boys have yet to hone. With the Year 7 girls at Hasmonean winning 6-5 against St James Catholic School, who are in the Barnet Football league, we clearly need to keep our eye on the ball and learn the names, positions and teams of those who have a shot at success in the beautiful game. That many are Spurs supporters is pure coincidence.

Boo Miller aged 17 Started playing After-school clubs when I was young, however I only started playing properly when I was about nine. Currently playing Charlton Athletic FC Position Either a fullback or a centre midfielder Favourite player Leah Williamson Favourite team West Ham

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started playing in the Arsenal first team to now watching her lift the euros trophy as England captain. Inspirational. Favourite team Controversially, even though my favourite player is an Arsenal player and I wore the West Ham badge, I support Tottenham

Amelia Bloom aged 16 Started playing At the age of four when I joined my local mini league Currently playing Arsenal WSL Academy U21 Position Anywhere across the front three Favourite player Gareth Bale, he was always my idol growing up, and Leah Williamson, because of everything she’s done for Arsenal, England and women’s football Favourite team Tottenham. However, I keep womens’ football separate as I play for Arsenal

Macey Bannerman-Lloyd aged 16 Started playing In year 1 when I was around seven Currently playing Tottenham Hotspur Under 21 Position Centre midfield Favourite player Lionel Messi Favourite team Arsenal

Charis Howell aged 16

Amelia Bloom

Started playing When I was eight years old in the primary school playground, after my friends encouraged me to take a penalty. Currently playing Captain of Harlow Women, after five seasons at West Ham United Position A defensive role in central midfield, but take up a centre back position too Favourite player Leah Williamson! Ever since she

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Started playing When I was five Currently playing Watford U14 (soon to be U16) Position Striker Favourite player Harry Kane Favourite team Tottenham Hotspur

Started playing Age of eight Currently playing Petts Wood Swans Position Right back (captain) Favourite player Heung-Min Son and Leah Williamson, because she is a defender and captain like me Favourite team Tottenham Hotspur

Talia Pitish aged 14 Started playing When I was seven at Akiva school. Currently playing Brent U14. We won the Super Cup tournament at Ark Elvin school last month. Position Centre back. In primary school, I was a goalie, but switched three years ago Favourite player Amy Turner, who is the centre back for Tottenham Hotspur. She is the player who has inspired me most and watching her allows me to mirror her skills in my own game and helps improve my ability. Favourite team Tottenham Hotspur

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Sophie Feldman aged 10 Started playing When I was six and a half. I never wanted to go to dance classes just football when I was younger Currently playing Maccabi London Lions U12 Position Centre midfield or otherwise known as Box to Box Midfield Favourite player I love Russo! She came on as a sub and had all the energy every game. She has a huge impact on the game and always plays with a smile and never stops running

Lila Kaye aged 10 Started playing When I was seven Currently playing Hampstead Garden Suburb Soccer Position Midfield Favourite player Harry Kane, but my favourite on the England womens’ team is Keira Walsh. Favourite team Tottenham Hotspur

Sophie Burke aged nine

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Started playing When I was only three! Currently playing Alma Primary. It’s mostly girls but sometimes I play in a mixed team. Position My favourite is central midfield. Favourite player In the England team Lucy Bronze and Jill Scott. I also like Mo Salah (Liverpool) and Harry Kane in men’s football Favourite team I support Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and England

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As Pamela Adlon’s compelling comic drama draws to a close, Brigit Grant feels the urge to write to her Dear Pamela

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SPICE UP A SUMMER The combination of fish and tahini is one we find hard to resist, but this works just as well without the tahini sauce if you’re looking for a shortcut or want to keep the focus on the lemon. Either way, this is as close to fast food as you can get. It’s a 15-minute meal to make, beginning to end. Possibly even less time to eat. Any other meaty white fish works just as well here: sea bass and halibut, for example. Salmon also works well.

Roasted cod with a coriander crust Serves four

Ingredients 60ml olive oil 4 garlic cloves, crushed 50g coriander, finely chopped 2½ tsp fish spice mix ½ tsp chilli flakes 4 large cod loin (or another sustainably sourced white fish), skin on (about 700g) 4 large fresh bay leaves (optional) 2 lemons: cut one into 8 very thin slices, and quarter the other lengthways, into wedges, to serve About 4 tbsp/65g tahini sauce (optional) Salt and black pepper Method 1 Preheat the oven to 250°C fan. 2 Put 2 tablespoons of oil into a small saucepan and place on a medium-low heat. Add the crushed garlic and cook for 10 seconds, then add the coriander, fish spice

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mix, chilli flakes, ¼ teaspoon of salt and a grind of black pepper. 3 Cook for 4–5 minutes, stirring frequently, for the garlic to really soften, then remove from the heat. 4 Place the cod in a parchment-lined roasting dish, skin side down, and brush with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Season lightly with salt and pepper then spoon the coriander mix on top of each fillet. Spread it out so that the whole top is covered, then top each one with a bay leaf, if using, along with 2 slices of lemon. Roast for 7–8 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through. 5 Serve at once, with about a tablespoon of tahini sauce drizzled over, if using, and a wedge of lemon alongside. Fish spice mix Mix together 2 tsp ground cardamom, 2 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp paprika, 2 tsp ground turmeric. Tahini sauce Mix together 150g tahini, 2tbsp lemon juice, 1 crushed garlic clove, 120ml of water and ¼ teaspoon of salt. If it is too runny, add a bit more tahini. If it is too thick, add a bit more lemon juice or water. You want the consistency to be like that of a smooth, runny nut butter. It will thicken up when left to sit around, so just give it a stir and some more lemon juice or water every time you use it. Extracted from Falastin: A Cookbook by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley (Ebury Press, £28). Photography by Jenny Zarins

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Choose life Do you feel elated when your football team wins a game? Or perhaps you prefer to follow someone like YouTuber Ryan Trahan, who managed to cross America spending just one penny? When watching celebrities and influencers, we feel the excitement of their achievements and the disappointment when they fail. I recently listened to a podcast by Charlie Harary, an inspirational American speaker, who described what happens to us when we follow other people’s lives. Deep down, everyone aspires to greatness. We want to make a difference in some way and we want to feel the thrill of achievement. The

problem is that to achieve greatness, we must work hard and get our feet mucky. It takes time and effort, and the results are not immediate. When we immerse ourselves in the virtual world, through social media, by watching our favourite teams, or following the lives of celebrities, we have a feeling of greatness, without the work. We feel the dopamine effect of success, but the success is not our own. These micro-immersions (as Harary calls them) of moments scrolling down the screen fulfil this need for greatness, but the effect wears off moments later. We all need some downtime, and watching a game of football, or enjoying a YouTube video about Ryan’s current escapades, can be a welcome break when we need to

unwind. The question we need to ask ourselves, though, is how much time of our own lives is taken up by watching someone else’s life? True greatness cannot be achieved through living vicariously. There is no replacement for overcoming our own inertia and filling our time with meaningful endeavours that enhance the lives of others. In the book of Devarim, which we start this week, Moshe talks to the people at the end of his life. His advice to them is simple and direct: “Choose life.” (Deuteronomy 30:15). Throughout his last speech, he reminds them of all their experiences, the good and the bad. We will make mistakes; we will rise and fall, and life will sometimes be messy. Today, we have different pitfalls to those of the generation of the wilder-

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ness. While they struggled with not complaining to Hashem, we struggle with many distractions, which prevents us from remaining faithful to our purpose as a people and as individuals. All those micro-immersions into someone else’s life diminish our energy and input into our own life’s mission. Our own potential for great-

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What a week for women It has finally come home thanks to England’s Lionesses, who played impeccable football and went unbeaten throughout the whole of Euro 2022. The scenes of celebration at Wembley symbolise a change in the attitude and respect that is given to women’s football. The FA launched the Women’s Super League only in 2011 and it was just four years ago that the England team became professional, with the FA recognising (several decades too late) that it would be worthwhile to invest in women’s football and stimulate growth. While this week women are heroes in the English public sphere, so often it can feel like three steps forward and two steps back when it comes to the perception of women in society, especially in the media. This is a tale as old as time, as Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah, the daughters of Zelophehad, know too well. In the book of Numbers, we learn how they won the case to be able to inherit their father’s estate and had

it changed in law so that any daughter could inherit from their father after death, in a case where there were no sons. What a win for the women of antiquity! Of course, this ruling does not come without a catch, and the daughters must marry within their father’s tribe so that the inheritance doesn’t get into the wrong hands. Then, a few parashot later, still in the book of Numbers, we learn that a woman does not have autonomy over her own words, as her husband or father can annul a vow on her behalf. Three steps forward, two steps back. The same tabloids and channels that have been celebrating the Lionesses’ success will return to support scenes of misogyny in Love Island in the name of fun and give platforms to people who spout inflammatory and transphobic rhetoric that can make it feel as if we’re reading papers from the 1980s, not 2022. No doubt the daughters of Zelophehad would be blown away by how far society has come in the fight for equality, but maybe also disappointed that after all this time, we’ve still not come far enough. I feel as if they’d be there front and centre, speaking truth to power and finding the next cause to win. In their absence, let that be our job, and keep things moving forwards rather than allowing those steps back.

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