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GLOBAL OUTRAGE AT YOM KIPPUR ATTACK IN GERMANY

BY DAVID SAFFER

Global condemnation has followed a terror attack at a synagogue in Halle, Germany on Yom Kippur. Neo-Nazi gunman, identified by local media as German citizen, Stephan Balliet, failed to force his way into the shul building as some 80 people prayed. In the aftermath, the 27-year-old from the state of Saxony-Anhalt, who acted alone, killed a woman passer-by and a man inside a kebab restaurant close by. Two people were also injured in the frightening noon incident livestreamed by the gunman, carrying guns and explosive devices, who shouted in English, “The root of all problems is the Jews”. Police arrested the assailant, a Holocaust denier who also denounced feminism. The online video has been removed. German Chancellor Angela

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Merkel expressed outrage and called for tougher action against anti-Semitic violence. Attending a vigil in Berlin on Wednesday night, she voiced “solidarity for all Jews” on Yom Kippur. “We must all act against anti-Semitism in our country,” commented Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Twitter. “All our country’s citizens of Jewish faith can be sure that we are with them with our whole heart and we will give them all the security that is possible,” added Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas added, “We must all act against anti-Semitism in our country.” The U.S. Embassy in Berlin issued a statement that “the attack was on all of us and the perpetrators must be held accountable”. Dr Josef Schuster, President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said, “The brutality of the attack surpasses anything that

has happened in recent years and is a profound shock to all Jews in Germany. Dr Schuster added it was scandalous that the synagogue was not protected by police on Yom Kippur. “This negligence has now avenged itself bitterly,” he noted. “Miraculously, more evil has not happened.” The European Parliament held a moment of silence before its session on Wednesday. EU's President, Jean Claude Juncker, condemned the attack noting his shock by the brutal attacks in Halle on the holiest day of the year in Judaism. In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the terror attack against the Jewish community of Halle was another manifestation of anti-Semitism in Europe. President of Israel Reuven Rivlin added, “We are stunned and pained by the terrible anti-Semitic murders in CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

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Serge was European Jewry pivotal figure

UJS and Nottingham JSoc blast Williamson invite BY NATALIE ASH

Serge Cwajgenbaum

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World Jewish Congress has paid tribute to European Jewish Congress founder and secretary-general Serge Cwajgenbaum following his death. A pivotal figure in European Jewry, Serge began his career with the French Jewish Students Union, prior to joining the WJC in 1974. Heading WJC’s French section he served as WJC Europe director before founding

the EJC in 1986. WJC noted, “Serge was greatly respected by communities throughout Europe which he served, with great dedication and commitment, over many decades and by his colleagues and friends at the WJC. “Serge was also a driving force in establishing Jewish communal representation towards European institutions including the Council of Europe and European Union. He also ensured anti-Semitism in Europe was treated seriously by these bodies. “Serge was a proponent for the fight against racism and xenophobia more generally, worked on building bridges with other faiths, and promoted better relations between Europe and Israel. “He believed strongly in paying proper tribute to the memory of those who perished in the Shoah and in the vital importance of countering Holocaust denial and trivialisation whilst promoting education about the Shoah especially for High School students. “Serge will be missed not only for his tremendous contributions to Jewish life but also for his endearing good humour.” He is survived by his wife, Ruty, children Nathalie and Raphaël and grandchildren.

The Union of Jewish Students and Nottingham Jewish Society have called on the University of Nottingham to cancel an invitation to disgraced MP Chris Williamson to speak on its campus. Williamson is scheduled to speak as part of a series on “British Politics in Crisis” at the Centre for British Politics tomorrow. He was suspended from Labour after claiming the party had been “too apologetic” over antisemitism. Readmitted to the party, Williamson was resuspended following a public outcry. Williamson has also supported Labour activists including Jackie Walker, twice suspended from the Party over allegations of antisemitism. The university has defended its a decision to invite Williamson to speak on campus. A spokesperson said the university was committed to supporting the well-being of students but had a “legal duty to ensure lawful free speech should not be prevented” on campus. UJS and Nottingham JSoc however issued a joint statement noting surprise at a “wholly unacceptable” decision. “Williamson has been suspended by the Labour Party over anti-Semitism and has a consistent history of Jew-baiting and defending anti-Semitism,” the statement explained. Williamson was asked to speak to add a perspective as an ally of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. “There are plenty of individuals the university could have

invited who have not been suspended for anti-Semitism,” the Jewish organisations noted. They added, “The University of Nottingham has a proud record of being a welcoming place for Jewish students. Decisions to host those suspended from their political parties over anti-Jewish racism are inappropriate, offensive and go against the very ideals of the university. “We have contacted the university to express our concern and have called on the event to be cancelled immediately.” It is understood students can ask questions at the end of the event. Gideon Falter, Campaign Against Antisemitism chief executive commented, “It is a damning reflection on the University of Nottingham that it chooses to invite a politician suspended from the Labour Party over his attempts to minimise the Party’s antisemitism crisis and who has a record of praising anti-Semites to give a lecture. If the university wishes to teach its students why British politics is in crisis it might start by exploring why leading institutions are so ready to legitimise Labour anti-Semitism by inviting one of its chief defenders to speak.” In recent months, 12 MPs and three peers have resigned from the Labour Party over anti-Semitism, along with MEPs, councillors and members. The Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a full statutory investigation following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from CAA in May.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned Turkey’s invasion of Kurdish areas in northern Syria. Turkey against global criticism launched airstrikes and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters. "Israel strongly condemns the Turkish invasion of the Kurdish areas in Syria and warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies," Netanyahu said at a memorial ceremony for fallen soldiers of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Israel's leader added that Israel would extend humanitarian assistance to "gallant Kurdish people." Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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announced the onslaught after US President Donald Trump withdrew forces from the region. Netanyahu held back from criticising the United States, instead thanking America for aid to Israel in the ’73 conflict. "Like in 1973, today we very much appreciate the important support of the US, which has greatly increased in recent years, as well as the major economic pressure that the US is using on Iran," Netanyahu said. “The current focus of aggression in the Middle East is the Iranian regime in Tehran. Iran is striving to tighten its grip in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and the Gaza Strip," he added.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Germany today, during the holiest and most important day of the year for all Jews around the world. I call on the leaders of Germany and the free world to bring the full force of law against anti-Semitism and its results.” He added, “We will continue to campaign for education and remembrance in the fight against anti-Semitism which raises its head again and again in Europe and across the world, based on the clear understanding that it is not a problem of the Jews alone, but threatens to destroy us all.” Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog labelled the attack “shocking.” “The entire world sees and hears what is happening and must understand that there can be no compromise in the fight against hatred of Jews and anti-Semitism,” he stated. “The Jewish Agency will support the growing Jewish community in Halle.” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described the attack as despicable and an unacceptable act of hatred. “Canadians are grieving with Jewish communities in Halle and around the world," he tweeted. António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, blasted the attack in a statement. “Houses of worship around the world must be safe havens for reflection and peace, not sites of bloodshed and terror,” he said. WJC President Ronald Lauder was appalled that another attack against Jews had been perpetrated. Though heartened how German security

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services reacted swiftly and for ongoing support from German authorities, Lauder called for “action not words”. “Unfortunately, the time has come when all Jewish places of worship and Jewish communal sites need to have enhanced round-the-clock security provided by state security services,” he said. “We also need immediately to launch a unified front against neo-Nazi and other extremist groups, which threaten our well-being. “The fact that, 75 years after the Holocaust, such groups are gaining influence in Germany speaks volumes. We stand with the Jewish community of Germany at this tragic time.” Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, Conference of European Rabbis president, said the incident must be a wakeup call for all those who follow the extreme Right in Germany and across Europe. He added, “It is shocking to understand from the Central Council of Jews in Germany that the synagogue was not

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adequately protected. This should not and cannot happen. Governments must deliver on their promise of never again.” The European Jewish Congress expressed concern and condemnation about the attack though were relieved a greater tragedy was avoided as security around the synagogue ensured the attacker was unable to enter the premises. However, Dr. Moshe Kantor, EJC President said that Jews observing one of the holiest days of the year were targeted for death, which should send “shock waves” in Germany and beyond. He added, “We need to do more to guarantee these types of attacks do not happen again, by combatting radicalisation, creating tougher law enforcement measures and putting more resources into educating towards tolerance.” In the UK, the Government’s new anti-Semitism tsar John Mann said the shooting was “horrendous”. “My thoughts are with the Jewish community in this country and especially those who live in Germany,” he said. “This isn’t an isolated incident and the number of anti-Semitic murders have grown significantly across Europe over the last three years. Whenever a Jewish person feels unsafe and vulnerable as they make their way to the synagogue or carrying out their daily tasks, it’s for us to stand with them and call out the racists, root out the extremists and use all the necessary powers to stop the terrorists.” Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis tweeted, “The tragic reality is that wherever there are Jews, hatred is never far away and I would like to pay tribute to all those who routinely place themselves in harm’s way to protect Jewish communities all over the world.” Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl was appalled at the far-right motivated murder perpetrated. Simon Johnson, Jewish Leadership Council, on hearing the deadly attack, commented on social media, “Tragic loss of life but could have been much worse. We should be so grateful for the staff and volunteers of The CST who worked so hard today to keep our community safe.” The CST noted its “deepest sympathy to those involved, adding, “Today’s tragic events in Halle, Germany, further confirm the need for places of worship to have strong doors, reinforced windows and proper security measures. CST will continue working with our UK Jewish community and others, to ensure this is the case.” Gideon Falter, Campaign Against Antisemitism, commented, “All over the world, far-right, far-left and Islamist fanatics are stoking the flames of Jew-hatred with too little being done to stop them. In Britain Jews

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are already accustomed to worshipping in fortified synagogues surrounded by blast walls and security guards. Those who enable or fail to act against this resurgent hatred are complicit in the rising toll from anti-Semitic terrorist attacks around the world.” As news of the incident came to light, Max Privorozki, Halle’s Jewish community head told German news magazine Der Spiegel that a camera at the synagogue entrance showed the attacker attempting to break into the building. “The assailant shot several times at the door and threw several Molotov cocktails, firecrackers or grenades to force his way in,” he explained. “But the door remained closed, G-d protected us.” But there were complaints from Josef Schuster, Germany's Jewish community council president, that security outside a synagogue was inadequate. "If police had been stationed outside the synagogue, then this man could have been disarmed before he could attack the others," he told Cologne-based radio station Deutschlandfunk. A German police union spokesman doubted such protection was possible. "We'd have to guard every synagogue, every church, every mosque, every holy place in Germany around the clock. I don't know if this was a mistake or if this really couldn't have been foreseen," he explained. "Nobody is holding back, it probably wasn't possible to be quicker". Eyewitnesses told local reporters what they experienced first hand. Hairdressing salon owner Christiane Prinz was opposite the synagogue and said the suspect launched a missile over the synagogue’s gate into its front yard and cemetery. “There was a blast, there was smoke, then the shooting happened,” said Prinz. Bakery owner René Friedrich saw the attacker throw several projectiles over the wall. “Twice there was a loud bang,” he recalled. In the immediate response to the attack, Police said on social media that suspects had fled in a car, they later confirmed one person had been arrested. Officers urged residents to stay at home and also called for the city’s train station to shut. Several hours later, police reduced an “acute” danger situation. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said the shooting was anti-Semitic. "According to the Federal prosecutors' office, there are enough indications that it was possibly a right-wing extremist motive,” he explained. A spokeswoman for Halle Municipal government confirmed a shooting took place in front of the synagogue on Humboldt Street and its accompanying cemetery, a second burst of gunfire targeted a kebab shop. "This is terrible news from Halle and I hope very much that the police catch the perpetrator, or perpetrators, as quickly as possible," said government spokesman Steffen Seibert. A spokeswoman for Amazon's video streaming subsidiary Twitch confirmed footage of attack was livestreamed on the service. "We worked with urgency to remove this content and will permanently suspend any accounts found to be posting or reposting content of this abhorrent act," she said. Federal prosecutors have taken over the investigation.


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Cities Faith and Community Forum Seminar

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Earlier this month, Faiths Forum for London hosted at the London Guildhall, the Cities Faith and Community Forum. It brought together faith representatives and leaders from across Europe; including Dublin City Interfaith Forum, Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association, Churches together Wales, Kreuzberg Initiative against Anti-Semitism, Berlin and the Office of Kishan Manoocha in Warsaw. At London Guildhall, Leonie Lewis MBE, Project Lead of Cities Faith and Community

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Forum said: “We are working together to develop more inclusive strategic policies and plans between faith communities, and city governing bodies in order to most effectively meet city priorities”. “Faith is too significant to ignore, if we are to build prosperous and inclusive cities. But, it’s shocking to see that the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda (NUA), the main global strategy guiding urban development for the

next 20 years is almost entirely silent about the role of faith and religion in the cities of the future, despite the fact that 84% of the global population adheres to a religious faith of some kind.” Leonie Lewis MBE who is although no longer Director of the JVN and VP of the United Synagogue has definitely not retired from communal life and continues her engagement with several charities as well as her work and passion in the Interfaith arena. As project lead for the Cities of Faith and community forum, a partnership across the UK and Europe, she is looking to explore how the faith sector strategically engages with local governments and city institutions. Speaking at the Forum, Mustafa Field OBE, Director of Faiths Forum for London said: “Across Europe, we are seeing growing hostility with the rise and legitimisation of hate against people simply because they appear different. This has fostered a climate whereby minority faith communities feel marginalised in both the personal and public spheres. “A lack of faith literacy is often a significant contributing factor to faith-based prejudice and discrimination, as well as the misrepresentation of certain religions

or religious groups. “Faith institutions play an integral and central role to many in addressing key city priorities. The Cities Faith and Communities Forum will develop deeper cooperation between city authorities and the faith sector to build more inclusive, resilient and prosperous cities.” Faiths Forum for London deemed it necessary to collectively collaborate as representatives from Capital City Interfaith networks we recognise that we share much in common and have much to gain through greater collaboration. Religiously motivated hate crime was recently noted as rising by 40% and so this important collaboration was vital in offering tangible advice to address this concern with our communities. The first part of the seminar included a presentation from Councillor Simon Blackburn Chair of LGA Safer and Stronger Communities Board on working together to tackle extremism followed by a Q&A. Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally hosted the second part of the day where she discussed challenges for faith in our cities today on how to leverage social capital in communities to address key city priorities but also to support marginalised communities.

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work they do for the community across all spectrums.” Maccabi GB Chairman David Pinnick said, “Joel is a true ‘Maccabi man’ and will bring with him a wealth of sporting expertise combined with a legendary attention to detail.” The announcement comes as applications open for the Maccabiah Games for managers and athletes who want to represent Great Britain across sporting disciplines.

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Joel Nathan has joined Maccabi GB’s Board of Trustees. Nathan, Team Maccabi GB general team manager, has been involved with the Maccabi movement since Brady opened its doors in 1979. Nathan’s appointment follows a summer of success at the 15th European Maccabi Games where he oversaw GB winning 96 medals. Nathan also led the team to a record medal haul at the Maccabiah Games two years ago. He has a strong affiliation to Jewish sport having played football for Brady Maccabi at every age group winning numerous honours and titles, culminating in Brady’s first Peter Morrison Cup triumph n 2013. Nathan joined the club council in 2005, became club chairman in 2008, overseeing a merger between Brady Maccabi and London Maccabi and then as Maccabi London FC this year. On an international level, Nathan represented Maccabi GB at the 1995 European Games and coached U16 football at the Maccabiah Games in 2009. The U16s won gold at the 2011 European Games and U18s claimed Maccabiah bronze two years later. He has been General Team Manager at the European Games in 2015 and 2019 and last Maccabiah. Nathan said, “I’ve been involved on the international games side and will continue to do so but can see what great

German Chancellor Angela anti-immigrant speeches Merkel criticised far-right by some AfD leaders. Developing her Alternative for Germany thoughts further, Merkel Party on the 29th anniversaadded, “It should never ry of German reunification. be the case that disapMerkel did not mention pointment with politics, AfD, the largest opposition however significant, be party, by name during a accepted as a legitimate keynote speech in Kiel but reason to marginalise, referring to a government threaten or attack others report, noted economic because of their skin coldifferences between east and west Germany where German Chancellor Angela PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA our, religion, sex or sexual orientation. The values of those in the east feel like Merkel our constitution must guide each and every second-class citizens. AfD has strong support in east Germany debate in our country. “In concrete terms this means, ‘Yes’ to where it enjoyed regional gains at elections last month. Merkel made a point that there open debate, ‘Yes’ to tough demands from was no reason for verbal attacks on foreign- politics, ‘No’ to intolerance, ‘No’ to marginers under a pretext of free speech as it threat- alisation, ‘No’ to hate and anti-Semitism, ‘No’ to living at the expense of the weak and ened democracy in Germany. Around 600 people attended a far-right minorities”. The report found under 40% of citizens felt reunification was worth it and rally in Berlin shortly after the address. Merkel’s party and Social Democrat coali- under half were happy with democracy in tion partners have accused AfD of legitimis- Germany. “A lot has been achieved in the ing hate language that encourages violence. past 29 years,” Merkel said. “In the west as AfD gained political capital after Merkel’s well as in the east, people are all in all happier with their lives than at any other moment accepted some 1 million migrants in 2015. Although they have attempted to dis- since reunification. But we also know that tance themselves from far-right extremists, this is not the whole truth. “We must all learn to understand why rethe fatal shooting of a pro-immigration conservative politician this year and rise unification for many people in eastern states in anti-Semitism have promoted debate in is not only a positive experience”.

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ECHR rules Pastoers “intentionally” stated untruths to defame Jews

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The European Court of Human Rights has ruled Holocaust denial is not a form of speech protected under the European Convention on Human Rights. ECHR stated Udo Pastoers, a member of the Land Parliament of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in Germany, had “intentionally stated untruths in order to defame the Jews and the persecution that they had suffered during the Second World War” and considered his “impugned statements affected the dignity of the Jews to the point that they justified a criminal-law response.” ECHR found “there is no appearance of a violation of Article 10 of the Convention”

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in the conviction of Pastoers and that the appeal was “manifestly ill-founded”. The case followed Pastoers speaking in Parliament in a ceremony on Holocaust Memorial Day in 2010. In his speech he said, “With the exception of the groups whose cooperation you have bought, hardly anyone is truly, emotionally taking part in your theatrical display of concern. And why is that? Because people can sense that the so-called Holocaust is being used for political and commercial purposes. “Since the end of the Second World War, Germans have been exposed to an endless barrage of criticism and propagandistic

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lies cultivated in a dishonest manner primarily by representatives of the so-called democratic parties, ladies and gentlemen. Also, the event that you organised here in the castle yesterday was nothing more than you imposing your Auschwitz projections onto the German people in a manner that is both cunning and brutal. You are hoping, ladies and gentlemen, for the triumph of lies over truth.” Parliament revoked his parliamentary immunity and he was prosecuted as Holocaust denial is a crime in Germany. Pastoers appealed through courts in Germany and eventually the case came before the ECHR on grounds that the prosecution breached his freedom of expression. Article 10 of the Convention states “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society for the protection of the reputation or rights of others…” Rulings by ECHR do not bind English judges but they do take them into account when interpreting statutes and consistency with the Convention under the Human Rights Act 1998. The ECHR is not an institution of the European Union and is unaffected by Brexit.

Jewish Museum London wins prestigious award The Jewish Museum London has won the prestigious Museums Change Lives Award 2019. Its Jews, Money, Myth an exhibition explored the complex relationship between Jews and money over 2,000 years confronting stereotypes over centuries. The museum received the award at the Museums Association Conference in Brighton last Thursday. Described by judges as “brave, fascinating and timely”, the exhibition is based on new research and community engagement. Due to demand, it has been extended until October17. “Winning the award is a huge honour for us and our partners on this exhibition,” said exhibitions curator Morgan Wadsworth-Boyle. “We are a small museum and the award will help put us on the map for the wider community and help us create more vital projects in the future. Jews, Money, Myth was done in close partnership with the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism at Birkbeck University. The exhibition defeated tough competition in a category representing

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engagement, reflection and debate. “It was a privilege to be part of the judging panel,” said Rachel Cockett, Birmingham Museums Trust, which won the 2018 award. “The process saw intensive discussion and debate between all the

judges and no decision was taken quickly or lightly.” The shortlist featured projects from Glasgow Women’s Library, Scottish Maritime Museum, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Time and Tide Museum.

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Police are investigating hate incidents in Hendon and Stamford Hill during the past few days. Jewish neighbourhood patrol Shomrim North West London reported a suspect screaming anti-Semitic abuse at a Jewish man walking near Middlesex University at The Burroughs in Hendon on Monday. “I am going to ****** get you!” was among a number of threats. The suspect allegedly tried to hit the man and and an elderly lady with a shopping trolley. The suspect was described as 5’10 in height with tanned skin, black hair, a full black beard and no spectacles, wearing a zipped-up dark blue bomber jacket with dark blue trousers. Contact the police on 101 or Shomrim North West London on 0300 999 1234 quoting reference number: CAD3147 07/10/2019. Police and Stamford Hill Shomrim are investigating verbal and physical assault against a number of Jews in the area. The incidents took place around Ilan Square last Shabbat involvinh several youths, reportedly aged between 10-15 years old, on bicycles, harassing passersby on a pathway near swings. Shomrin tweeted, “Ilan Square Sat afternoon. Dozens of victims of hate crime group of teens on bicycles shouted at passing Jews and physically assaulted Jews using bicycles.” The Mayor of Hackney took to social media, tweeting, “Glad this is being investigated, disgusted to hear this has happened.” Contact the police on 101 or Stamford Hill Shomrim on 0300 999 0123, quoting reference number: CAD5294/5317 06/10/19.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lawyers have concluded his defence against corruption charges at a pre-indictment hearing at the Justice Ministry in Jerusalem. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit recommended the proceedings on fraud, breach of trust and bribery. If indicted, it is expected Netanyahu will take a “leave of absence”. His defense team are confident charges will be dropped despite legal experts viewing the chances of indictment as high. They have not considered a plea bargain or presidential pardon. Case 4000 refers to charges over alleged favourable coverage on the Walla! News website in return for regulatory benefits. Case 1000 details charges of fraud and breach of trust on Netanyahu and his family over allegedly receiving banned gifts from billionaire business magnates Arnon Milchan and James Packer. Case 2000 alleges Netanyahu attempted to negotiate favourable coverage in Yedioth Ahronoth in return for promoting legislation against rival newspaper Israel Hayom. Netanyahu has maintained his innocence, labelling allegations a “witch hunt”. He has criticised the media, police, prosecutors and justice system.


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Leaders sought to change the face of Jewish Education The London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS) has launched a new teacher training progamme targeting high-calibre graduates with a strong background in Jewish leadership and learning to boost the provision of Jewish Studies. Teach to Lead, a two-year employment-based programme, will enable talented individuals who are committed to the Jewish community to develop their leadership skills whilst training as specialist Jewish Studies teachers. Modelled on the national ‘Teach First’ programme, the LSJS programme has been specially designed to cater both for graduates who intend to devote their working lives to teaching, and for those who will use the experience as a springboard for other vocations. Since its launch in 2002, ‘Teach First’ has successfully recruited thousands of top graduates to teaching. Recent research by LSJS has demonstrated that Jewish Studies vacancies are increasingly difficult to fill, and that schools Brett Wigdortz OBE, founder of Teach First, and are actively seeking staff who can Joanne Greenaway, Chief Executive of LSJS spearhead structural changes in Jewish Studies curricula and practice. LSJS’s Teach summer 2020. They will complete the proto Lead programme has been specifically gramme ready to fast-track to leadership designed to help meet this need. roles within schools, the Jewish community It is aimed at graduates who have stud- or in other careers. ied in a yeshivah or seminary and have a Candidates will benefit from an intensive hadracha (youth leadership) background leadership module; master classes with key or similar experience, but who have not community leaders and educators; one-toconsidered teaching before. The as is for one in-school mentoring and personalised them to commit to teaching in the short coaching from professional and lay leaders term, with a programme where they will ex- in a variety of fields. There will be placeperience the ‘front-line’ of teaching, whilst ments in schools, corporates and exposure developing skills that will enable them to to teaching in centres of excellence abroad. flourish in their chosen career. On completion, students will gain QualiRecruitment will target individuals who fied Teacher Status in year 1, a PGCE in year have recently graduated, or will graduate in 2 and will have the option of completing a

Master’s degree the their third year of teaching. Brett Wigdortz OBE, founder of the national ‘Teach First’ programme, is part of the advisory board and has been working with LSJS to bring this programme to fruition. He said, “This is such an important project for the Jewish Schools Community. As an ‘Ofsted Outstanding’¹ provider of teacher training, LSJS is perfectly placed to run this programme for our community. Teaching is one of the most valuable professions and my experience with Teach First has shown that teaching serves as a perfect springboard for any career. I am honoured to be associated with this programme and encourage any aspiring leader of our community to apply.” Rachel Fink, Headteacher of JFS and a member of the Advisory Board for Teach to Lead said: “I’m delighted to be involved with Teach to Lead which is a fantastic addition to the training provided by LSJS. As a community we need to ensure we can plan the future Jewish leadership of our schools whilst continuing to develop Jewish learning that is relevant engaging and exciting. Recruits to Teach to Lead will be the ideal people to help turn this vision into reality.” Joanne Greenaway, Chief Executive of LSJS said: “We have a really strong team who have put this robust and fulfilling programme together. We are confident that any successful applicant who commits this time to the community will be ready for any career challenge they aspire to.” Applications for Teach to Lead are now open. Potential candidates can find out more at www.teachtolead.uk

Government Sponsored Teacher Training Apprenticeships Lilmod LLamed is delighted to announce that it has been awarded 20 Apprenticeship teacher training places for London Rebbes and Teachers. The maximum cost to schools for the two year programme will be £500 per teacher. Phaivish Pink, Educational Director of the Lilmod LLamed training consortium, will be leading an information evening for kodesh and secular teachers on Tuesday evening 5th November at Work Avenue, on the different ways to gain qualified teacher status. Phaivish was a headteacher and senior A level examiner for thirty four years and for twelve years ran a BA/QTS in conjunction with London Metropolitan University. For the last three years he has run a national programme for teachers to gain QTLS. In order to achieve the status of Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills, teachers

need to pass a Level 5 Diploma in Education, which is gained through lectures and mentoring from Lilmod Llamed and distance learning modules. Teachers then do a further two terms of teaching, providing evidence of their teaching competence through lesson plans, observation and reflective writing. Crucially important are the logged hours of teaching and the ten hours of observed teaching and constructive feedback from highly experienced professional observers. The qualification is legally equivalent to QTS but unlike QTS does not require kodesh teachers to learn and teach the national curriculum nor have a graduate degree. Lilmod Llamed has guided more than 60 Rebbeim and teachers through the programme and the main training body, the Torah Teachers Training Scheme also runs the programme in Gateshead, Gibraltar and

Manchester. It has a further 40 funded places nationally. Previous graduates from the course have been appointed to both State and Independent schools, teaching both secular and kodesh subjects. They stressed that whilst the qualification was important, the training and support ensured that they had learnt new skills and techniques, so that their pupils gained from better teaching and as a consequence have a more positive attitude to learning. This August, fifteen more Rebbeim and teachers gained fully qualified status through the QTLS route. This is an ideal route to qualified status for teachers or those interesting in teaching who do not have a degree. Those interested are encouraged to register for and attend the information evening. For further information please call Work Avenue on 02083713280.

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New Oleh from London Performs “National Service” at Sheba Medical Center

Rachel White at Sheba Medical Center

Rachel White, who hails from London, decided to leave her family and make Aliyah by herself 3 months ago. After unpacking her belongings and getting herself acclimated, she decided to immediately begin her Sherut Leumi (National Service), within Israel’s largest hospital, Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan. “I made aliya to Israel alone, three months ago. I was raised with a love of Israel and Torah, and each time I came to Israel I loved the land, and the culture of the people,” Racheli revealed. “Whenever I was in Israel I felt happier. I came a few times to Israel, one time for Midrasha, a few times for trips, and each time, I did not want to go back to the UK. But, I didn’t know how I would continue in Israel, alone. Eventually I decided to make Aliya. For Sherut Leumi, I wanted to something out of the ordinary, something that would allow me to have a meaningful and satisfying year. After a lot of interviews and deliberations, I decided to do Sherut Leumi in Sheba Medical Center, where I would be working in the Surgery Department - C.” Racheli explained why this particular part of the hospital has extra special meaning for her. “This is the general and oncology surgery department. My father previously had cancer and had surgery as part of his treatment, which was emotional for me,” she said. “When I realized the connection, I told him. As part of my service, I am attached to a new Garin [group] in the Sheba Medical Center – ‘Garin Tzori’, whose goal is to assist patients both psychically and emotionally. For me, I am full of pride and self-satisfaction that I chose this path, as I feel I’m truly becoming close to the people of Israel through my work at Sheba Medical Center.”


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Israel-Gulf states “historic” non-aggression pact BY HOWARD LAWRENCE Foreign Minister Israel Katz is working on a plan for Israel to sign an “historic” non-aggression pact with Gulf states. Katz believes a deal would end conflict with Arab signatories and build non-military cooperation until a peace agreement is reached with the Palestinians. “I have been promoting with the backing of the prime minister a diplomatic initiative to sign ‘non-aggression agreements’ with the Arab Gulf states,” noted Katz. “This historic move will put an end to the conflict and facilitate civilian cooperation until peace agreements are signed. “During my UN visit, I presented the plan to Arab foreign ministers and the U.S. envoy (Jason) Greenblatt. I will continue to work to strengthen Israel’s status in the region and around the world.” Katz’s comments followed a Channel 12 report on the initiative. The plan includes arrangements for bilateral ties as Israel and largley Gulf states are concerned over Iran. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backs the proposal which is being drafted. Katz presented the plan to Arab states and U.S. envoy Jason Greenblatt at the United Nations General Assembly in New York last month. Although Israel has no official relations with his Arab state equivalent, the two have ministers have discussed how to deal with Iran in terms of regional cooperation. Katz has also instigated moves to block Turkey’s rising influence among Arabs in east Jerusalem, initially by classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as an illegal association in Israel. This extends a ban from its northern to southern movement operating until now. Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his political party back the Brotherhood who aim to re-establish a Muslim caliphate. Activities of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (Tika), which has a goal of “preventing the Judaisation of Jerusalem will also be restricted. “We will not accept a situation in which the Turkish government headed by Erdogan acts to create centers of unrest and incitement in Jerusalem through funding and holding radical Islamic activities (inspired by) the Muslim Brotherhood and under the auspices and disguise of religious, social, cultural, and educational activities,” Katz said. “The days of the Ottoman Empire are over.” Katz’s comments came amidst Erdogan stating Turkish armed forces were ready to launch a military operation in north-eastern Syria. This followed US President Donald Trump announcing American forces would withdraw from the area. The US has some 1,000 personnel present, but there was confusion over the extent of a US withdrawal. Trump had tweeted that he would “totally destroy and obliterate the Economy

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The plan includes arrangements for bilateral ties as Israel and largley Gulf states are concerned over Iran. of Turkey” if Turkey launched an offensive which he considered to be “off limits”. This brought criticism from Republicans including Lindsey Graham, who said the decision to abandon the US’s Kurdish allies would open the door to Iran’s regional aspirations and be “a nightmare” for Israel. Netanyahu meantime, backed an air defense system to counter the threat of Iranian cruise missiles at a Security Cabinet meeting on Sunday. Iran’s missile capability is believed to be are similar to U.S. Tomahawks, notable after the Saudi Arabia’s Aramco installation attack that cut global oil production last month. According to media reports a new government would have to ratify the proposed project as it will hit civilian projects and taxes. The security gathering also clarified a recent foiled Iranian drone attack on Israel. Although Israel rarely comments on aerial assaults on Syrian territory, Netanyahu confirmed an IAF strike earlier this year and described the latest attack as a “major operational effort” and Iran had “no immunity anywhere.” Netanyahu’s response brought criticism, mainly from Blue and White co-founder MK Yair Lapid for ending a policy of ambiguity regarding military activity in Syria.

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DIVREI TORAH Dear Editor, I am an avid reader of the Jewish Weekly and should like to put on record, my sincere thanks to all the Rabbis and Rebbitzens who write in your paper. They are without doubt very good in their articles, and write with all their hearts and create a “Kiddush Hashem’’. May Hashem bless them, and you for this very important work. I also wish you and your readers, shana tova and chag sameach. Sincere regards, S I Solomon London, NW4

THIS WEEK’S GOOD NEWS Dear Editor, Amid the articles in last week’s edition, (The Jewish Weekly, 3 October), that comprised, as they must all too often, negative news about the Jewish community and Israel – one signalled a beacon of light for 5780 and beyond. I read of: A Neo-Nazis rally in Dortmund, Labour MPs facing reselection, progression towards the implementation of a circumcision ban in Sweden and the arrest (thank G-d), of terrorists responsible for the death of an innocent teenager in a terror attack last year in Israel. However, what illuminated my reading experience was the item, “New figures show close to 15 million Jews worldwide.” Figures compiled by The Jewish Agency For Israel in their annual statistics, revealed for Rosh Hashanah a 100,000 increase, with 8.1 million Jews living outside Israel. Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics in their annual report listed the State’s population at just over 9 million of which 74.2% are Jews (6,744,000). Analysts at the Bureau, predict it will be 10 million by 2024, and 20 million by 2065. This data shows that Am Yisrael – Jews in our Homeland and the diaspora are flourishing and, Baruch Hashem, here to stay. So, as we prepare to celebrate the joyous festival of Succot by dwelling for seven days in our temporary fixtures (an oxymoron I know), that our Succah’s are, let’s put this data into perspective. May all of the bad news be a temporary phenomenon, while the existence of the Jewish people and State of Israel is a permanent fixture of the world going forward. Chag Succot Sameach to all staff at, and readers of, The Jewish Weekly. J D Milaric

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Immanuel College Open Morning New Jewish Blind & Disabled

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JBD’s new chief executive Lisa Wimborne braving the hot coals A warm welcome to the Immanuel College open morning

On the morning of Monday 7th October, Immanuel was delighted to welcome prospective parents and pupils to the College for our ‘School-in-Action’ Open Morning, sharing with them all the many resources we have to offer both within and beyond the classroom. Prospective parents and pupils were given a tour of the school by Year 12 students, after which refreshments were served in the Gym and multi-media presentations

were given by the Head Master, members of the Senior Leadership Team and the College’s Head Boy and Head Girl. There was also a beautiful performance by the Senior School Choir which was appreciated by all members of the audience. If you were not able to attend yesterday’s Open Morning, but would like to see the school in action, please contact Sarah Greenfield, Head of Admissions on 020 8955 7938 to book a private tour.

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Last Sunday, Jewish Blind & Disabled’s Young Patron Board challenged supporters to a Firewalk, a walk on hot coals to raise much needed funds. Amongst the 21 intrepid participants was the charity’s new chief executive Lisa Wimborne, with over 40 spectators cheering them all on. Together they raised over £12,000 with money still coming in. Speaking after the event Lisa said: “I have to admit, a Firewalk wasn’t something I was keen to do, but having spent the last few months meeting our tenants I recognised that this challenge was insignificant compared to the challenges that they face on a daily basis. It was great to be walking alongside our fantastic young supporters, who represent a bright future for Jewish Blind & Disabled.” The youngest Firewalker was Josh Feldman, a year 9 student at Kantor King Solomon High School, he was inspired to

take on this challenge in memory of his great-grandmother “I wanted to do the fire walk as I thought it would be a good experience and also wanted to raise money for JBD because my great nan, Betty, lived at JBD. She had a visual impairment. I remember visiting her there and she was really happy” Young Patron board member, Leah Port, thanked all those who took part saying “For many of our tenants, every day is like walking on hot coals and before moving into our specialist developments they were often unable to leave their homes, made a prisoner by their disability. However, a move into one of our specially designed one or two-bedroom mobility apartments gives them a whole new lease of life”, concluding “your support today will help to give adults with physical disabilities or impaired vision a much better tomorrow”.

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Mike Freer MP hosts memorial planting event

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Mike Freer MP (right) with councillor Brian Gordon (second right) and local residents at the planting

Hackney’s only secular primary school was buzzing with excitement when MP Diane Abbott and Hackney Local Councillors attended the school’s 2019 Democracy Day activities. The aim of the day was to promote democratic values and develop children’s understanding of the electoral system in Britain, amidst rumours of a snap UK election. The day began with Diane Abbot MP visiting Simon Marks Jewish Primary School each class writing their manifestos where the children delight- Marks “It is a privilege to have attended Sied in receiving advise from our special mon Marks and it is a privilege to be back guests. “Simon Marks is a very diverse and and see the work being done to promote fascinating school. It’s wonderful that the democracy”. children are encouraged to participate in The lively day drew to a close with the politics” enthused Kam Adams, Speaker of results of the new School Councillors bethe House, as he visited different classes ing announced, “Simon Marks is a very within the school. diverse and fascinating school encouragThe afternoon session saw the school ing children to participate in politics” said transformed into a polling station with Abbott of her day spent at the Hackney each class democratically voting to elect school. the new school council members. Former The new Student Council were treated to pupil and Councillor for Cazenove, Sam a special visit to the Houses of Parliament, Pallis was thrilled to be back at Simon following their victory.

BY ELIEZER LIPMAN Some 1500 crocus bulbs were planted at Henlys Corner, Finchley, NW London on Sunday, hosted by local Conservative MP Mike Freer. A commemorative plaque was also unveiled there- the purpose of the event being to remember the 1.5 million child victims of the Nazi Holocaust. Mr Freer, who personally funded the ceremony, said he had been planning the event for some considerable time. He said he was inspired to create a visible local outdoor memorial after visiting Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, during one of his many visits to Israel.

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A busy Sukkah Mart in Salford inspecting the Lulav and Etrog.

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The ‘45 Aid Society, of survivors, the 2nd and 3rd Generation at the annual Memorial Service for the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust.

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Rabbi Y.C Horowitz giving his pre-Yom Kippur Shiur Sunday evening at the Yeshiva L’Zerim, with Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yosef Brandeis sitting to his left.

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Some manufacturers resumed stockpiling in September as they geared up for the latest Brexit deadline due on Oct. 31, a survey showed on Tuesday. The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) showed the factory sector overall shrank for a fifth month in a row, its longest such run since mid-2009. But the pace of contraction eased with the PMI’s main gauge of activity rising to a four-month high of 48.3, helped by some companies accumulating stocks and buying more inputs for the first time in recent months.

The economy grew strongly in the first three months of 2019 when factories rushed to stock up on parts and finished goods rather than face the risk of border disruptions after March 29, the original Brexit deadline. The departure date from the European Union was subsequently delayed until the end of October. Markit said only consumer goods makers saw growth in September while investment goods were hard hit by uncertainty about the economy, which has been affected by the global slowdown as well as the lack of clarity about Brexit.

Vodafone tests new network tech in UK in challenge to 'big three' suppliers Vodafone is testing innovative open access radio technology in Britain - a first for Europe - in a move that could break the grip Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia hold on the telco equipment market. OpenRAN, which has been developed by Vodafone and Intel, standardises the design of hardware and software in the infrastructure, masts and antennae that make up the radio access network that carries mobile calls and data. Vodafone, the world’s second largest mobile operator, has trialed the technology in laboratories in South Africa and

deployed it in Turkey to deliver 2G and 4G services to customers in both urban and rural areas. It could enable customers to make calls and access data at lower cost. Chief Executive Nick Read said it was ready to fast track OpenRAN into Europe as it sought to expand its list of vendors. “OpenRAN improves the network economics enabling us to reach more people in rural communities and that supports our goal to build digital societies in which no one is left behind,” he said on Sunday. The mobile network equipment sector is dominated by three companies: China’s

Huawei, Sweden Ericsson and Finland’s Nokia. Operators generally deploy kit from at least two of them to reduce reliance on a single supplier. Huawei, however, has been blacklisted by the United States over concerns, denied by the company, that its equipment could be used for spying. U.S. mobile networks are therefore barred from using some Huawei equipment and Washington is urging European countries to follow suit. Industry lobby group GSMA, which represents 750 mobile operators, has said a ban on Chinese suppliers would add

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London court allows mass claim against Google over iPhone data

The Court of Appeal gave the go-ahead for action against Google over claims it collected data from more than 4 million iPhone users, overturning a ruling in 2018 that in effect blocked any route to legal redress. The claimants said Google, a unit of Alphabet, had illegally accessed details of Apple iPhone users’ internet browsing data by bypassing privacy settings on the Safari browser between June 2011 and February 2012. The High Court ruled in October 2018 that Google’s alleged role in the collection, collation and use of data from the browser was wrongful and a breach of duty, but claimants had not suffered “damage” as specified by the Data Protection Act. James Oldnall, lead lawyer on the case, said the Court of Appeal decision had “confirmed our view that representative actions are essential for holding corporate giants to account”.

Richard Lloyd, the representative claimant in the mass action, said Wednesday’s judgment “sends a very clear message to Google and other large tech companies: you are not above the law.” “Google can be held to account in this country for misusing people’s personal data, and groups of consumers can together ask the courts for redress when firms profit unlawfully from ‘repeated and widespread’ violations of our data protection rights,” he added. Lloyd also said he expected a lengthy legal process. Google said protecting the privacy and security of its users had always been its number one priority. “This case relates to events that took place nearly a decade ago and that we addressed at the time,” a spokeswoman said. “We believe it has no merit and should be dismissed.”

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Facebook Apple raises production of defends iPhone 11 models by about 10% encryption, despite child safety concerns Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg defended on Thursday his decision to encrypt the company’s messaging services, despite concerns about its impact on child exploitation and other criminal activity. The United States, Britain and Australia signed an open letter earlier in the day calling for Facebook to suspend its encryption plan, saying it would hinder the fight against child abuse and terrorism. Zuckerberg, speaking in a livestream of the company’s weekly internal Q&A session, said he had been aware of child exploitation risks before announcing his encryption plan and acknowledged that it would reduce tools to fight the problem. “When we were deciding whether to go to end-to-end encryption across the different apps, this was one of the things that just weighed the most heavily on me,” he said. Addressing an employee question about online child abuse, Zuckerberg acknowledged that losing access to the content of messages would mean “you’re fighting that battle with at least a hand tied behind your back.” But he said he was “optimistic” that Facebook would be able to identify predators even in encrypted systems using the same tools it used to fight election interference, like patterns of activity and links between accounts on different platforms. He also suggested the company might further limit the ways adults can interact with minors on Facebook’s platforms. Inside the company, privacy engineers and others eager to shed the legacy of the Cambridge Analytica scandal saw the move as a win, as did product managers watching the steady uptick of growth at Facebook’s encrypted messaging service WhatsApp. But members of Facebook’s safety team familiar with the child exploitation risks argued against the plan, raising deep concerns through the group’s leaders and in large company meetings with senior executives, the sources said. The United States, Britain and Australia said in their joint letter that they had engaged with Facebook on the issue, but that the company had not committed to addressing their “serious concerns” about the impact of its proposals. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children also met with Zuckerberg and other senior leaders of Facebook, who offered assurances that child safety was important to them.

Apple has asked suppliers to increase production of its iPhone 11 models by up to 8 million units, or about 10%, Nikkei Asian Review reported, hinting that demand for the recently launched versions of its flagship phone was picking up. “Previously, Apple was quite conservative about placing orders”, which were less than for last year’s new iPhone, the Nikkei said on Friday, quoting a source. “After the increase, prepared production volume for the iPhone 11 series will be higher compared to last year”. The recent surge in iPhone orders is concentrated in the cheapest iPhone 11 model and the iPhone 11 Pro model, sources cited by Nikkei said, while Apple has slightly reduced orders for its top range model, the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which has a starting price of £859. “Despite all the perceived black clouds from being the poster child of the current U.S.-China trade tensions, Apple is seeing a very strong iPhone 11 demand trajectory and defying many skeptics that have been yelling fire in a crowded theater over the past few months,” Wedbush analysts wrote in a note.

The latest iPhone 11 range hit stores in China in September, with short queues of die-hard fans contrasting with the hundreds who camped out ahead of some previous launches, Reuters had reported. However, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook told German daily Bild earlier this week that iPhone sales were off to “a very strong start”. J.P. Morgan analysts have also raised their iPhone shipment forecast and now expect Apple to sell 1 million units more than their previous estimates. But concerns remained. Suppliers remained cautious, the Nikkei reported, adding they were concerned that the higher level of orders would not be sustained. In the company’s latest reported fiscal quarter, iPhones contributed less than half of company revenues for the first time in seven years. Apple launched its three new iPhone models in September and reduced the starting price of the model upgrade, despite better cameras compared to last year’s iPhone XR.

More work needed to understand Britain's August power failure Parliament’s energy emergencies executive committee said on Friday more work was needed to understand why certain power assets failed during a blackout caused by a lightning strike in August. The power outage cut off 1.1 million electricity customers on Aug. 9. National Grid said last month that the lightning strike resulted in Orsted’s Hornsea offshore wind farm and RWE Generation’s Little Barford gas-fired power station going offline. The committee said in an interim report commissioned by the government that investigations were continuing. “Further work is required to understand the exact failure mechanisms and whether these can be mitigated,” it added. As Britain’s generation mix now includes a lot more renewable energy generation and interconnection with Europe, the grid system needs to be more flexible. New forms of generation can provide flexibility but more work needs to be done by both generators and the system operator to ensure a continual balance between security of supply, resilience

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and the generation mix, the committee said. During the one-hour outage on the evening of Aug. 9, some essential services were disconnected from supply, such as a hospital and Newcastle Airport. This was because when 1 gigawatt (GW) of supply went offline there was a large drop in the frequency of electricity running through the grid. Back-up power and other tools were used but the size of the generation loss meant the frequency fell to a level at which some demand was disconnected to ensure the safety of the network in a measure known as load shedding. Communication policies at the grid operator, transmission operators, power generators, market regulator and the government should also be reviewed, it added. The committee will submit a final report to the Government at the beginning of next month. Separately, energy market regulator Ofgem is conducting its own investigation into the August blackout.


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Looking for answers? Send your question to Rabbi@RabbiSchochet.com HOW MUCH FOR THAT ESROG? Dear Rabbi Should an average Jew spend a lot of money when buying an esrog? Elliot

Dear Elliot By “an average Jew” I presume you refer in specific to one’s financial state. This, as opposed to one’s spiritual state, where, as children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, no Jew is “average.” At the core, every Jew wants to do the right thing and serve his Maker in the most beautiful manner possible, spending as much on a mitzvah as possible. Our ancient Sages enjoin us to enhance our mitzvah observance as per the directive, “this is my G-d and I will glorify Him.” So how does one balance their practical financial standing and their deeper spiritual yearning? Extend yourself a little beyond your comfort zone. If it’s easy to buy a £30 esrog but you’ll feel the pinch somewhat at a £40 esrog, while a £50 esrog would cause anxiety and risk impacting elsewhere, then opt for the £40 one. As such you’ll feel as though you’ve invested in the mitzvah thus cherish it more, while maintaining a balance to enable all other aspects of Jewish life and living without undue stress.

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Dear Rabbi Following on from the High Holidays and the balagan of young children running around I have to ask, is it really necessary to

bring them to synagogue? Marie Anne Dear Marie Anne You sound like one of those people who argue in favour of child-free flights so they can enjoy their peace and quiet. This, despite the fact that those same people probably once flew with their own boisterous children years before. It was a few years ago when a young child, sitting on their father’s lap, started to make noise in the middle of my sermon. The father proceeded to get up and carry the child out. I stopped mid flow and said simply, “you don’t have to do that. We’re a child friendly synagogue!” And with that the father was spared any embarrassment, he proceeded to sit back down and the child, fortunately remained quiet throughout. To be sure, there is no hard and fast rule. Obviously, even as I might not be bothered being interrupted by a child, other members who want to listen to my speech (go figure, right?) might be put out. So they ought to be considered as well. That said, every Synagogue ought to have facilities to accommodate their children – i.e. children’s services. At Mill Hill we boast the largest proportion of children under the age of twenty, than any other synagogue in the country (and by extension arguably all of Europe). At last count edging six hundred. We have children’s services for all the age groups ranging from 0 – 18. Even as a community might

Tehillim Psalm 116 As we approach the Hallel filled days of Succot, we continue making our way through Hallel, this time having a look at the famous psalm ‘Ahavti.’ Hallel is traditionally a time where we praise Hashem and joyfully sing of His wonders. But the two psalms of ‘Lo lanu’ from last week and this week’s ‘Ahavti’ both take a slightly different twist and go into the mode of begging and pleading with Hashem to end the years of tragedy that has resulted in death and destruction. ‘Affafuni chevley maves, umetzarei sheol metzauni tzarah veyagon emtzah – the pains of death have encircled me, and the confines of the grave have found me; grief and distress I would find.’ According to the Abarbanel, this

not have enough children to make up a special service, I think they are always a welcome sight in every Synagogue. Last Shabbat (Shuva) we read in the special Haftorah: “He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents” (Malachi 4:6). As Lord Jakobovitz once told me: “It used to be that parents were schlepping their kids to shul. Today kids are schlepping their parents to shul.” That’s got to be a good thing.

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Dear Rabbi Should a woman accept a job that will require her to be away from her family for significant periods of time? Zev

Dear Zev To arrive at a meaningful answer to this question I did the most obvious thing. I asked my 11 year old daughter how she would feel if her mother would spend more time at work and away from home. Her worried expression was all the answer I needed. When I asked her why she felt it was important for her mother, rather than her father, to be more at home, she explained to me all the different issues children are likely to confront growing up, which, as she put it, “Mommy’s can deal with far better than Daddy’s. It occurred to me that she’s right. When Judaism describes the woman as the “cornerstone of the home” it uses that choice term very deliberately. As every foundation is critical for the formation and stability of the home, that is the reality of the role of every Jewish mother. That isn’t to say she shouldn’t be a

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is an apt description of the Jews in exile, being beaten black and blue and knocked from pillar to post for two thousand years. How sad that millions of Jews have been killed, tortured and beaten in terrible circumstances. So, King David is praying to Hashem that He hastily returns the Jewish people’s soul to peace. So why then is this in Hallel? Isn’t Hallel a time for praise? Why be sad, so desperately sad? How is this appropriate for a time of praise? The answer lies deeply rooted in faith and trust in Hashem. If we believe that everything bad that happens is actually for the good, then even the ‘bad’ should be praised. When a person dies, we say ‘Barach Dayan Haemet – Bless the true judge,’ and many

gravestones, even of tragic young children carry the words ‘May the name of Hashem be blessed.’ By taking this tremendous leap of faith with us through our Hallel services over Succot, may we all merit to grow in leaps and bounds, becoming closer with Hashem with each passing day, Amen.

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career woman, but that should never be at the expense of the great responsibility for which she is uniquely endowed. When Indra Nooyi stepped down as the CEO of PepsiCo she reflected on career lessons learned in a special ‘goodbye’ letter to employees. She encouraged her staffers to set goals, listen openly to feedback and pursue lifelong education. Most crucially, she told them: “Think hard about time.” Nooyi was PepsiCo’s first female chief executive and boosted revenue 80 percent during her tenure. Still, she said there are times she wished she had prioritized family. “I’ve been blessed with an amazing career, but if I’m being honest, there have been moments I wish I’d spent more time with my children and family.” The hand that rocks the cradle really does rule the world. We must not lose sight of that. Ever.


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In loving memory ofthatDevorah Bat Avraham listen to this song. We can suggest ‘heaven’

elements 1of11/09/2019 the prayer Vayeilech Vol.32 No.2qxp.qxp_Layout 17:16 verse, Page 2which calls upon ‘heaven’ and ‘earth’ to experience is those familiar tunes that we ‘always’ sing the same way, every Shabbat or Yom Tov. Even those sung just once a Sidrah Summary: year, suchVayeilech as on Yom Kippur, have their special place and connect us 1stpast Aliya (Kohen) – Devarim 31:1-3 with generations. Moshe tells the people that he is no longer able to lead them, as he is not going into the Land The music and the history which these tunes with them (see Rashi). Rather, Yehoshua (Joshua) encompass provide a bridge from Yom into will lead them across the Jordan, as Kippur God had the rest of the year, starting with parashat Ha’azinu, decreed. which we read this year just three days 2ndYom AliyaKippur. (Levi) Ha’azinu – 31:4-6 is referred to as a shira after Moshe continues by assuring that (song) by the Torah (Devarim 31:19)the andnation Ha’azinu they references will conquer their enemies itself history, through in theCana’an, phrase in “zechor yemot olam…” (‘remember days the same way that God allowed the them to past’ defeat ibid. the32:7). mighty kings Sichon and Og. However, they must make sure to destroy the idols that they will Talmud find there commentary of Rabbi The (Rosh(see Hashanah 31a) notes that Avraham Ibn Ezra). originally, part of the Song of Ha’azinu and the history therein was read every Shabbat morning in 3rd Aliya (Shlishi) – 31:7-9 the Temple to accompany the Musaf offering, such In the presence of the nation, Moshe summons that the entire passage wasto covered everyand six Yehoshua and tells him be “strong weeks. This might have toof” theYehoshua important courageous”. God will been go “indue front historical that Ha’azinu contains. and willmessages not forsake him. Moshe writes the entire Torah and gives the scroll to the Kohanim and the the elders. After destruction of the First Temple and the transfer of communal worship to the synagogue, 4th Aliya (Revi’i) – 31:10-13 that practice was discontinued. Instead, the fixed Moshe instructs the people in the mitzvah of calendar of weekly Torah readings that we have hakhel. Just after the end of every seventh year today instituted, always places of the was agricultural cycle which (shemitah), on Succot, Ha’azinu to be read either just before or just after all the people are to gather in Jerusalem, young Yom Kippur. This placement might offer a clue to and old, to hear the king read parts of the a Torah. message whichthese the Rabbis wanted us to Hearing words will encourage connect at thisand timefear of year. learningtoTorah of God.

and ‘earth’ take us back to the initial reference to both words in the first verse of the entire Torah: “In the beginning God created the heavens and earth” (Bereishit 1:1).

The creation of heaven and earth ultimately led, Question: What phenomenon accompanied as described in Bereishit, to the creation of God’s appearance in the Tent of Meeting? human beings who would then have the (31:15). Answer on pg.6. opportunity to choose what type of society they would build. TheAccording Seforno toconcludes by Point to Consider: the Talmud, indicating which famous Jewish heroine is hinted to in that ‘zechor verse 31:18?yemot olam’ charges us to think back to the Creation story, so that we remember God’s 6th Aliya (Shishi) – 31:20-24 goodness in creating the human race. God continues with His message. After He brings the nation to the Land “which flows As will soon start reading the enjoyment Torah from withwe milk and honey”, excessive Bereishit again, perhaps Rabbis of that abundance will the lead themwanted to idolus to read Ha’azinu now to appreciate the importance worship. Reading the Song of Ha’azinu (the of the pastsidrah) as wewill start to read the that Torah and the following remind them they start historyofagain. wereofwarned the consequences of rebellion.

7th Aliya (Shevi’i) – 31:25-30 A friend asked the late Israeli Rabbi Yehuda Moshe finishes writing the Sefer Torah and tells Amital (1924-2010), Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat the Etzion Levi’imfor toaplace it next to the Aron Har message to take with him (Ark). when Moshe notes that in his lifetime, the people have leaving the yeshiva. The Rabbi suggested that been “rebellious and stiff-necked” and that this he a on ‘niggun’, a tune, from the prayers at the willtake carry after his death. yeshiva to carry with him. As we move from Yom Kippur, I hope that the tunes and history of that Haftarah day, by the haftarah, song and history of Shabbat Ha’azinu, This fortified is a special read on help us between to move Rosh to a joyous Succot Shuva, Hashanah and and Yoma blessed Kippur. year It is ahead. made up of three parts, from the Biblical prophets Hoshea, Yoel and Micha. The first part calls on Israel to return to God; even after sinning, their return will be lovingly accepted. The second part emphasises that our teshuva (return/repentance) has to be 5th Aliya (Chamishi) – 31:14-19 sincere and heartfelt, not superficial. The last To help us do so, the great Italian commentator section states that God is unique in His God calls Moshe and Yehoshua to stand by the Rabbi Ovadia Seforno (1475-1550), on our verse, entrance to the Tent of Meeting (Ohel Moed), readiness to pardon. also divides Ha’azinu into six sections. Rabbi where He tells them that the nation will turn Yitzchak Etshalom, a contemporary American against Him and follow other gods. God’s anger scholar, hasagainst described these ‘roadmap of will flare Israel, and as he awill “hide His human history’. face” from them, as if He is unaware of their sufferings (Rashi). God commands Moshe to write the Song of Ha’azinu, (next week’s memory Monty Mordechai Avraham ben Nechemiah InIn memory of of Monty Richardson, Mordechai Avraham ben Nechemiah sidrah), and teach it toRichardson, the people (Rashi).

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Torah from Israel: Spare Parts BY RABBI MOSHE TARAGIN The holiday of Succot is flavored by two distinctly different mitzvoth. The experience of four minim is the most aesthetically pleasing mitzvah and the arrangement is the only object referred to by the Torah as “hadar” or “lovely” and attractive. Each of the four elements references a different feature of nature, and each item conjures multiple layers of imagery. The most famous interpretation of this arrangement associates the various species with different human body parts: the etrog is heart-shaped while the leaves of the aravot resemble human lips. Presumably, these species underscore the beauty of the human form as well as the religious potential latent within each anatomical component. Many other themes and symbols are embodied in this unusual bouquet. The colors are striking, the aromas enticing, and the entire experience adorns Succot with beauty. Strikingly, the Succah itself is portrayed very differently from the four species. The Torah schedules the mitzvah of residing in the Succah during the period of gathering grains and manufacturing wines: “b’aspecha migarnecha u’miyikvecha”. Based on this time stamp, the gemara (Succah 12a) infers that the “sechach” roof of the Succah must be manufactured from agricultural leftovers- the materials which are typically discarded during harvest and during wine-making such as husks, shells, twigs and branches. As a result, the sechach must include only organic, non-manufactured items. The Succah is defined as a “leftover”, manufactured from surplus and discarded materials, which have little obvious aesthetic or even functional value. As opposed to the four minim, which are exquisite and even lavish, the Succah is constructed from spare parts held together by duct tape. It is this rudimentary hut which houses the Divine presence.

This profile of a Succah illustrates the value of economization. We are often drawn to the “expensive” or the “attractive” and we ignore potential in items which aren’t flashy or colorful. Economization, or not wasting material, reminds us of potential in all items and, of course, by extension, the potential in all people. Ya’akov conducts a daring nighttime dash back across the river to reclaim a few small and worthless vessels. Already prodigiously wealthy, he can well afford to discard those vessels and avoid the hostile wrestling match which ensues. Yet he values all items and doesn’t waste or discard his possessions. Valuing rather than discarding teaches us to identify previously unrealized potential in items and people we often overlook. If a Succah can be fashioned from “spare parts”, what other pursuits in life can be enabled or advanced through resources which aren’t immediately obvious? Which people in our lives don’t immediately grab our attention but are invaluable resources in our quest for meaning and for meaningful relationships? How can we build Succah-like towers from the shells and twigs in our world? Beyond the value of economization and recognizing potential in everything surrounding us, the Succah confers the trait of resourcefulness- or the ability to make “do with less”. We are often challenged to succeed without ideal resources at our disposal and in imperfect conditions. Sometimes we are challenged due to material shortages– lack of funds, manpower, or other abilities. Can we still succeed when facing these compromised situations? How do we fare when the shortages aren’t material but psychological, medical or emotional? How do we perform when we are tired or when our health is ailing? Are we successful and poised when stressed or otherwise emotionally strained. All these situations demand resourcefulness and resilience – the ability to utilize ‘spare parts’ and to perform

The mitzvah of Succah showcases the untapped potential within our surroundings and within ourselves. under less-than-ideal circumstances while still fashioning a “Succah”. This personal and communal challenge of resourcefulness is even more acute in the modern context in which we live more comfortable and resourced lives than in past generations. We easily purchase the goods and services to make our lives more comfortable and we live generally more “padded” lives. However, there is great skill in getting by with less and without that skill we are often hampered in life- particularly when facing more constrained situations without the easy availability of necessary or ideal ‘resources’. The ability to function and to succeed with less is a vital skill and sometimes atrophies in conditions of comfort

and abundant resources. The mitzvah of Succah showcases the untapped potential within our surroundings and within ourselves. Often this potential lies in the objects in our lives which are not flashy and are easily ignored. Similarly, we often overlook quiet people who can deeply enrich our experience. The mitzvah of Succah also demonstrates that success isn’t always a product of greater resources. In fact, sometimes more is less and less is more. Rabbi Moshe Taragin has taught at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Gush Etzion, for the past 22 years.

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The festival of Succot is a happy festival. We celebrate the fact that Hashem took us out of Egypt and sheltered us in booths, as well as placing us in a special defence force of Ananei Hakavod – Clouds of Glory. These surrounded the Jewish nation in the wilderness and protected them from their enemies.

Teshuva until Hoshana Rabah, when the Petakim go out – the angels are

sent with their mission in their hand to enact the edicts.

The Ben Ish Chai relates that the

whole process is a total of 51 days

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and is hinted at in the word Hosha – NA (numerical value 51) – for Hashem saves us in these 51 days.

The Tur – Rabenu Yakov Ben AsherRABBI MENACHEM M. JUNIK GAVRIEL FEDERATION Looking back -inBEIS history, at LUBAVITCH, what is famous for codifying Jewish law. In his book, he asks why we celebrate point did the Jewish Nation achieve Succot now at this time of year. their highest level? Surely, if we are celebrating the fact that Hashem protected us in the When the Bnei Yisrael reached the HALACHOT wilderness and the booths that the Mountain of Sinai and prepared Bnei Yisrael built, the correct time to themselves to receive G-d’s Torah, celebrate should be Pesach. In fact they emphatically stated those OUR CHACHAMIM we should really be eating Matza in famous words Naaseh Venishma ‫כל ישראל ראוים לישב בסוכה אחת‬ a Succah! We will do and we will listen. They sukka – just the way they are. sounds very nice, it is obviously impossible for the KIDS TIME stated their unequivocal belief in Ourentire Sages state that there is a THEJEWISHWEEKLY.COM Jewish people to fit under one sukka and fulfil UPCOMING EVENTS  process of repentance that in is Hashem His Torah. the Mitzvah together. If begins so, what the trueand meaning This is the power and the message of

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BY RABBI SHALOM ROSNER Parshat Bereishit always comes on the heels of the Yamim Noraim period. We must ask ourselves: What message can we learn from the first Torah portion that can help us get our year rolling in the right direction? Our Parshah relays the story of the eitz hadaat (the tree of knowledge), the root of all sins. Death has been brought to the world. Rebellion against G-d. G-d metes out punishments to all those involved.

Immediately following this episode, Adam turns to Chava and speaks. What would we expect this reaction to contain? Perhaps: “Look what you did!” Or: “What a great way to start civilization!” However, all the Torah describes is the naming of the first woman as “Chava” attributed to her being the mother of mankind. Following this, we are told that G-d provides Adam and Chava with clothes, kotnot ohr. How shall we understand Adam’s reaction and the juxtaposition of the divine clothing provided? I once heard an answer, based on an idea in a very different context. In Shemot 22:30, we are told that if we have treifa meat, a kosher animal that suffered a wound while still alive and thus even shechita (slaughtering of certain mammals and birds for food according to kashrut) will not make this meat kosher for eating, we should give it to the dogs. Why give the meat specifically to the dogs? Rashi relates it back to the silence of the dogs as we left Mitzrayim (Egypt).

Chofetz Chaim: Part 20 RABBI MORDECHAI ULLMAN If one hears Loshon Hora being spoken by a parent, one must respectfully remind them of the prohibition it entails. Similarly, if one hears a family member upon whom they have influence, engaging in forbidden slander, such as a child or one’s spouse, they should gently rebuke them for

doing so. One’s spouse and children will generally follow their example and thus it is incumbent upon the head of the house to be aware that the damage of gossip goes beyond the subject as the family learn from the example of the head of the family. Not only is explicit slander forbidden, alluding to misdeed is also forbidden under the category of avak Loshon Hora.

Mesillat Yesharim: Part 16 RABBI MORDECHAI ULLMAN A further element of Neki’us is regarding food consumption. People tend to think that only familiar prohibited foods such as non-slaughtered animals, or a milk and meat mixture are what a Jew must refrain from eating. This is a huge mistake. One can transgress numerous prohibitions by

consuming bugs in vegetables. Care must also be taken when buying Israeli produce in supermarkets, and guidance must be taken to clarify which circumstances allow their consumption. There are numerous reputable Kashrus firms that can instantly advise if an item is Kosher and it behoves the cautious consumer to familiarise themselves with the

Daat Zekanim of the Baalei Tosfot offer a different suggestion: How did this animal become a treifa? It must be that some of the watchdogs who were meant to protect the sheep did not do their job successfully. They allowed a wolf to penetrate and maim one of the flock. The Torah, though, commands us, to still give the meat to the dogs. This dog protected the sheep day in, day out. He protected them yesterday, he will protect them tomorrow. Yes, he had a bad day, but keep things in proper perspective. Remember the loyalty of the past and future, and this will help shape how we view the present. Adam turns to his wife, recognizes the gravity of the situation, and in spite of this is able to maintain a proper perspective of who she really is: the mother of mankind. He is able to look beyond the moment. G-d sees that courage and nobility, and acts in kind, by giving them divine clothing, though they had just sinned against Him. The Talmud (Taanit 25b) tells us that the secret midah (character trait) for us to

perfect in order to merit gifts from Above is ma’aveer al midotav, the ability to let things slide, to not take them personally. Every day of our lives, we are challenged in this area, and we are called upon to stand up to each challenge. The idea of keeping a proper perspective in life is not only in the personal realm but in the national realm as well. Over the past two hundred years, we have merited to witness many miracles: the majority of world Jewry living in Eretz Yisrael, the fulfillment of prophecies in front of our eyes, the ability to walk the streets of Yerushalayim proudly and often. We must recognize these gifts from Above, and remember the thought of the Baalei Hatosfot!

Thus to say a comment like, “Who would have believed that x would have been so religious today” or “Let’s not discuss y…” is forbidden as it reveals that there is some shortcoming on the part of x or y. Furthermore, to excessively praise an individual, or even to mention them casually in the presence of a foe is forbidden as this leads to Loshon Hora. If one is speaking publicly, or in a meeting of many people, they must be extra careful not to praise a well-known person,

as inevitably there will be someone in the audience who dislikes the subject, and this will lead them to forbidden talk. Another example of avak Loshon Hora, is publicising a favour one received from an individual. For example, to announce that the accommodation at the home of Mrs Cohen was superb, or that Mr Goldberg lent me a lot of money, is forbidden, as it can cause many people to attempt to receive the same favour, which can be disruptive to the benefactor.

potential pitfalls. We are fortunate to live in times that so large a variety of Kosher or approved products are available. One must also know utensils absorb the taste of non-kosher food and therefore otherwise Kosher food cooked in a non-kosher pot can have the status of non-kosher food. Non-kosher food should be treated as poison, says Ramchal. No one would take a risk with harmful foods and their caution with Kashrus should be no less. In recent times attempts have been

made to rationalise Torah dietary laws, such as displaying the health risks associated with consuming pork and the benefits of our method of removing blood from meat. Whether or not this is the case, the G-d-given laws to His chosen nation, were given with a warning that consuming non-Kosher food causes a person to lose their spiritual sensitivity. Ensuring that one only eats Kosher, despite the added costs of doing so, is of everlasting benefit to a person.

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Succot RABBI DR RAYMOND APPLE

THE SUCCAH OF LEVIATHAN

Some succot are so tiny that a person can hardly squeeze in. Others are so huge that they could accommodate an army. The biggest of all is the succah of Leviathan, a huge sea creature whose hide will cover the tent in which the righteous will be seated for the ultimate messianic banquet. In the Pesikta, Rabbi Levi explains that whoever fulfils the mitzvah of succah in this world will dwell in the succah of Leviathan in time to come. Not that Leviathan the monster is to be praised and admired despite its massive size. Isaiah says (27:1) that G-d will use His sword against “Leviathan the straight serpent and Leviathan the crooked serpent, and He will kill the dragon that is in the sea”. The two Leviathans are respectively male and female, according to the Talmud (Bava Batra 74b). Samson Raphael Hirsch points out that the name Leviathan (found in Psalm 104:25-26) comes from the same Hebrew root as “melaveh” and “halvayah” (“accompanying”). “Leviathan” therefore has the general connotation of society. G-d approves and encourages the formation of groups for the study of Torah and the service of one’s fellow man. But not every group is formed for good and constructive purposes. Think of the Tower of Babel and you get the point. G-d feels impelled to attack an animal or human society which clubs together to wreak fear, fright and terror. What has the Leviathan to do with Succot? At the time of the final resurrection there will be a banquet at which the flesh of the Leviathan will be served and from the monster’s hide G-d will construct a massive tent. Maimonides gives the banquet of Leviathan a spiritual and intellectual connotation: it will be the climactic gathering of the learned tzaddikim.

THE SUCCAH & THE SEARCH FOR PEACE

The words “succah” and “shalom” go together. Many of our prayers ask G-d to spread over us “sukkat shalom”, “the succah of peace”. The imagery arises out of the shape of the succah as a protective covering. If we can sit together under the same succah, we will have peace. Peace comes when we no longer hide from each other behind a wall or shout at one another across a divide. Peace comes when we sit side by side and recognise our common humanity. Lord Jakobovits offers another perspective: “The succah serves as a token of peace perhaps because it is a symbol of

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moderation and compromise. “It must be a temporary abode (‘dirat ar’ay’) and yet be used like a permanent home (‘k’eyn taduru’); its covering must be thick enough to provide more shade than sunshine inside and it should yet be loose enough to allow the stars to be seen through it; the covering material must be of plants ‘grown from the earth’ and yet be detached from the ground. “The succah must be at least 10 handbreadths high and yet no more than 20 cubits (approximately 3 feet and 37 feet respectively); it must accommodate a person and yet need hold only his head and the greater part of his body; it must be specially built for the festival (at least in part) and may yet be left standing from year to year. “Moderation and compromise are the ingredients of peace” (“Journal of a Rabbi”, 1966, page 412). The theme of unity figures not only in relation to the succah but in the laws and customs of the “arba’ah minim”. Each of the four plants is different and distinctive, yet all are needed or else the mitzvah cannot be fulfilled. The lesson is that unless the human community, likewise composed of many different types and groups, is bound together in co-existence and cooperation, the world and its inhabitants cannot hope to survive. Unity also comes into the sacrificial ritual for Succot. When the Temple was standing, seventy bullocks were offered, symbolic of what was then thought to be the seventy nations of the world. The festival taught the importance of praying for mankind as a whole with all its nations and groups.

SECRET OF THE SEVENTH DAY

Hoshana Rabbah, the seventh day of Succot, has an unfortunate fate. Tucked in between the excitement of Succot and the exuberance of Simchat Torah, it seems to be largely ignored and broadly neglected. Yet it has a spiritual flavor that the rabbinic works acknowledge when they speak of the cantor wearing a white kittel and the congregation using Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur melodies for the prayers. Its very name conveys this message. “Hoshana” is a phrase from Hallel that means “Salvation”; the Hallel says, “O G-d, please send salvation”. Colloquially, “hoshanot” are the willow twigs (“aravot”) that are beaten towards the end of the service in token of our appeal to G-d to beat out of us the last trace of our sins. Hoshana Rabbah is a day of judgment, especially amongst the kabbalists. The Zohar says that on this day, the final decree goes out from the House of the King. This

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We shake the lulav to show our yearning for the messianic age and to remind G-d of His promise. is why in some circles the day is called “Yom HaChotem”, “The Day of Sealing”. The reason for the day bearing the extra name of “Rabbah”, which means great or many, is probably the number of prayers said that day that begin with the word “Hoshana”.

WAVING THE LULAV

Waving the lulav up and down, and to all the points of the compass, acknowledges that G-d’s rule extends in all directions, as well as in both heaven and earth. It also recognises that His grace and bounty benefit every part of His Creation. These are amongst the best-known interpretations of the mitzvah. In an additional comment on a Talmudic passage, the Tosafot (Suk. 37b) gives it a messianic connotation. It sees the waving lulav as a symbol of the wind blowing through the plants and trees, quoting the words we know from the Shabbat evening service, “Then shall all the trees of the forest sing before the Lord when He comes to judge the earth” (Psalm 96:12). In similar fashion, the Midrash asks why G-d instructed Israel to wave the lulav and says that when G-d took Israel

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out of Egypt (Psalm 114) “the mountains skipped like rams”. Similarly, when the time comes for Him to bring redemption to all mankind, the mountains and hills will leap forward in their delight and all the trees of the forest will sing with joy. We shake the lulav to show our yearning for the messianic age and to remind G-d of His promise. This is one of the reasons why Succot is called in rabbinical literature “he-chag”, “the” festival, because it not only reminds us of our history, when little ramshackle huts protected our ancestors from the buffeting of the elements, but it foreshadows our future, when all mankind will sit in unity in G-d’s universal succah. There they will call upon the One Eternal G-d, and every part of the universe will acclaim the grandeur and power of its King.

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Ha’azinu Moshe is about to die, the Torah is about to end and we’re going to end it with a song. Just before we get there, Moshe calls on Heaven and Earth to witness his song. Moshe wants to warn Bnei Yisroel about committing sins. It takes two witnesses to bust a sinner. The only two witnesses that will last long enough are Heaven and Earth. Any time a Jew thinks of doing an Aveira (sin), he just has to look around at the sky or the ground to remember that he is being watched by two valid witnesses. Then Moshe warns us to be careful of our behaviour because just like a doctor or a loving father, Hashem will give us harsh medicine to cure us of our sins. Moshe starts singing on this theme. When Bnei Yisroel sins, there’s no one to blame but Bnei Yisroel; it doesn’t hurt Hashem, they only hurt themselves. It’s sort of like a sick guy who dumps his medicine when the doctor’s not looking. Who’s he hurting? No one but himself! Like a father, Hashem took us out of Mitzrayim and gave us the Torah. He’s the Creator; He created us to serve Him and learn to love Him through learning His Torah. Throughout the Torah there are examples of how people brought punishment and destruction upon themselves. Right from the beginning, Adam blows the chance of a lifetime by tasting the fruit that Chava hands him. Then Adam’s son, Kayin, gets mad and kills his brother Hevel. Even Noach, the lone survivor of a flood that destroys the earth’s population, won’t keep away from the vineyard! The powerfully spiritual atmosphere in the house of the great Tzadik Avraham, doesn’t stop Yishmael and Lot from getting into trouble! And Yitzchok! Doesn’t he know that Esav is evil? Or did Yitzchak just gloss over the truth? Yaakov, who grows up

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Goals galore for Maccabi Sixteen-goal Lions and Galaxy rout Scrabble in Cup BY DAVID SAFFER BY DAVID SAFFER Maccabi London FC Blue got their Premier Mogilner Division scored league six campaign up runReiss goals as Maccabi ning with a 7-2 victory against Faithfold London Lions thumped Scrabble A in the White atround Rowley Lane. second of the Cyril Anekstein Cup. Ben Kohler and Maxside Kyteracked bagged The Premier League upbraces a 16-0 in a deserved triumph against previously win with Daniel Green and Michael Kenley undefeated JoeEdSalomon, both baggingFaithfold. a hat-trick. Brafman,with Dathe Dinkin, pick of and the bunch, Benji Weinberger, vid Adam Hassanali completBenthe Schwarzman struck the ed rout in a mismatch of aother tie. MaccabiLions goals.could have scored in the opening The visitors through Avi Garson minute of the scored clash but soon opened the and an own goal. scoring and led 9-0 by half time. “Itewas great toOne get the ball though rolling finalTh Division team, outly with abattled great win,” classed, away commented to the end. Maccabi joint-player-manager Max Kyte. we Lions boss was lost for words at “But full time can play far better and were disappointed such was the display from his team who with every the goals conceded.” gave respect to the opposition. “We were brought down to earth “I’m not really sureback there’s anything to by what completely different say, we areseemed happy toa make it through to the Maccabi XIofbut weren’t at the races tonext round the cup, ” he commented. day,” noted Faithfold player-manager Avi Hendon United Sports ran out 3-1 victors Markiewicz. against League One outfit North London North London Galaxy were in scintillatRaiders. ingThform as they thumped Bayern e Premier side led early in theMincha second 13-0 in Division One. half only for Raiders to equalise but struck Galaxy lead the way on goal difference two late goals to book a place in round after three successive wins from North three of the competition. London Raiders. Hendon now turn their attentions to the Hertswood areto also on nineApoints league as theyVale travel Oakwood for a having played a game more. crucial top of the table clash on Sunday There were braces for Luke Lewis, Zac (10am). Rose, Nick Barnett, one a 30-yard humDaniel Kristall’s team stunned the league dinger, Sammy Huberman. Dylan Kaye,a leaders last month when they won 2-0, Bailey Snow, Zack Nathan, Jordan victory would move them to within a Aspis point and Josh Burchhardt also the target in of Hendon with a match in hit hand. a clinical display. Elsewhere in the latest round of fixtures, “Fair play to Mincha doing made their best, 10-man North LondonforGalaxy it a we wish them the for the rest ofOne the three-way title all race inbest the only Division season,” said Lewis, who scored two long clash of the day after defeating Oakwood B. range efforts. “We well lots of Jamie Murray sawplayed red early onwith but Galaxy first goals for the club. Nathan and Snow rallied with goals from Josh Cohen and Jagot their first goals for the club, a special cob Leigh to record an important 2-1 away moment for both. win. “It was head lovelyRedbridge for lads who haven’t had Galaxy Jewish Care A in much game time. Huberman impressed the table by just one point after 10 matches, and a handful Snow didbean thirdwas place Fairlop all FC game, are five points excellent job at centre back then in the lathind with two games in hand. terRafi stages in midfield and up front.” Bloom scored for Oakwood. Vale came from behind to edge SPEC “It was a fantastic performance inFCa

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must-win game,” commented Galaxy player-manager Luke Lewis. “We sat back and allowed Oakwood the ball, given the one-man advantage and looked to hit them on the counter attack with pace. “Both goals came down the right-hand side. Leigh crossed the first one into Cohen to finish, before slotting home himself. Up to first we go.” The Division Two title race also took a twist with league leaders Herstwood Vale going down to a 2-1 defeat at Temple Fortune. Maccabi push for more goals Faithfold B have played a game more than Vale but moved level with a 5-3 win at 3-2 in aLondon hard fought clash. North Raiders Masters. Two goals from sharpshooter James who MilJacob Kalms struck twice for Fortune let and a Harry Graham effort earned the scored through leading scorer James Milspoils. letwith his 17th goal of the season. Vale bossedwas possession afterremarkable SPEC took The result all the more the lead though Jamie Smaje inside as Temple were down to 11 playersthree with minutes. ‘keeper Ben Rebuck dislocating a shoulder firedup. home a freekick from outside inMillet the warm the area into bottom win corner for the “This was athefantastic given the

Vale pushed for a fourth goal but a lack of concentration saw Zach Neiman grab SPEC’s second on 78 minutes. SPEC put Vale under intense pressure in search for an equaliser but the hosts held out. “It’s never an easy game against Spec,” commented Vale’s Jacob Emmanual. “Ricky Lawrence’s team put us to the test in a match that always brings goals. SPEC are definitely a team to watch this season.” SPEC player-manager Lawrence said Vale deserved the points. “We improved in the second half but despite going a goal up early didn’t really get going until about 20 minutes left,” he noted. “They scored at critical moments in the game and we couldn’t recover.” Mill Hill Dons came from behind at half time to share the spoils with Brook Farm Rovers in a 2-2 draw. Alon Pinhas opened the scoring with a deflected cross only for Zach Cohen to put Dons ahead with a brace. Rovers hit back to equalise PHOTO: 10 minutes DAVID SAFFER from time with a Philippe Auret tap in from a Dan Cohen free kick headed goalwards by Tomer Tricot. Rovers almost won late on when a Philippe cross hit a post and bounced safely to the Dons keeper. “On a terrible pitch and in very tough conditions, it wasn’t a pretty affair,” commented a Rovers spokesman. “Both sides struggled to play football and the goals were scrappy. “Dons’ long throws caused problems but stood firm. one will enjoy. ” We snatched a deserved equaliser and had Emanuel chances to but to it Vale boss Jacob waswin quick didn’tRebuck fall ourwell way. wish following his injury. “It was a solid away from “First and most performance importantly, everyone at home, we’ll take the point and maintain Vale would like to wish the Fortune ‘keeper unbeaten run.” aour quick recovery, we hope to see him back The clash between Redbridge Jewish on the football pitch as soon as possible, ” he Care and North London Raiders was postsaid. poned referee available. As forwith theno defeat, Emanuel commented, Only one point separates top you six “It doesn’t matter how big a the squad teams in Division Two. have, you can never account for unavailTemple Fortune Team team and ability or injury. Onlylead five FC of today’s Scrabble on goal difference having played played in our recent win over FC Team, a one more match. lack of togetherness and poor individual

“It was a proper old school performance, we battled and defended for the 90 minutes and took our chances. Experience proved to be the winner.” circumstances,” said delighted Fortune boss Simon Linden. “We had a number of players out, RePHOTO: DAVID SAFFER buck got injured, so I couldn’t have asked any more from the players. We wish Ben a equaliser on 18 minutes then took the lead speedy recovery. on“It the stroke of half time through Graham, was a proper old school performance, firing home a loose ball from 25 yards for we battled and defended for the 90 minutes his the season. andfirst tookgoal ourofchances. Experience proved half toSpec be thebegan winner.the It’s second a big win, onestrongly we will but Vale grabbed a crucial third enjoy and we hope to build on it ingoal 2019.ap” proaching Winton found He added,the “Thhour. is winJack marks 50 years as a Millet SPEC’s keeper withand an footballsurprised club and will be one Nigel Kyte early shot for a 3-1 lead. everyone associated with the club from day

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Maccabi clear from a Faithfold attack

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Joe Salomon curls home a superb third for Maccabi

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Fortune went top with a 4-2 win over Faithfold Green thanks to a Jacob Kalms brace. Daniel Vandermolen and Simon Cohen also hit the target. “This was a really important win for us,” commented Steven Black: “We are beginning to put a run of form together and it’s pleasing to see the lift in confidence across the squad.” Black was impressed by his team’s hunger and work-ethic. “If we can keep up this level and consistency, who knows what we could achieve,” he added. Scrabble overcame Paris Saint-Jewmain 3-1 to remain unbeaten. An own goal from an Andrew Wolfin cross, Lloyd Becker penalty and Nigel Goldthorpe strike, following a goal-mouth scramble, put Scrabble in command. The visitors grabbed a consolation 15 minutes from time. Hampstead Ducks returned to winning ways with a 4-1 win over West Hamdillah. A Jono Gaon hat-trick hero and Sam Gottlieb strike sealed a second league win in a battle of the new clubs. “We’re happy with the points but it feels like a step backwards from performances we’ve put in over the last few weeks,” said Ducks manager Josh Cohen added. “We need to pick up our game and go back to the basics if we are going to have any chance of

an upset against Oakwood on Sunday.” Despite the defeat, Hamdillah boss Jonathan Baruch felt his team put in an improved performance. “It was frustrating to concede three goals due to defensive miskicks inside 30 minutes,” he commented. “Had that not happened Hampstead would have had a serious game on their hands. “We scored a great free kick and conceded only one goal in the second half.” Baruch added, “The Ducks thought they would inflict another heavy loss to our team but we were stronger than they thought and were our own enemy today.” North West London Bears led Club De Chigwell courtesy of a Sam Bookman goal but the referee abandoned the match on 70 minutes due to a skirmish that the league’s disciplinary committee will investigate. In Cyril Anekstein Cup action, HMH booked a second round spot following a comfortable 4-0 win at Division Two Borussia Barnet. Adam Ellis scored his first goal for the club. Josh Goldstein, Oscar Wagner and George Goldberg also hit the target for Avi Goldberg’s charges. Underdogs Borussia battled away in the first half before HMH pressure eventually told when Ellis opened the scoring with a superb strike on the stroke of half-time. HMH dominated the second half.

Goldstein fired home a 25-yard free kick, Wagner made 3-0, Goldberg completed the scoring. “We avoided a potential banana skin and romped home in the end,” commented HMH boss Avi Goldberg. “Most importantly it was another clean sheet. “Lots of credit to Max Foster in defence who made an awesome Man of the Match debut marshalling the defence. Our goalkeeper Alex Davies was in control and maded a very important save at 2-0. “Borussia put up a spirited fight for 30 minutes but once we found our rhythm there was only going to be one winner. In the end, it could and should have been more. “On today’s first half, I expect Borussia to be challenging for honours, we wish them the best of luck.” “We felt really unlucky,” said a Borussia spokesman. “At 0-0, we had a goal disallowed because of a questionable overhead wire decision. We were the better team in the first half but after an Ellis wonder strike holes started to appear. “Full credit to HMH, they’re a brilliant side but we gave them a proper battle.” The second round of the London FA Sunday Challenge Cup brought no joy for MGBSFL teams. Kenningwell United thumped Premier Division champions Hendon United Sports 8-0.

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Kenningwell opened the scoring with a good finish, then scored with two superb strikes. Hendon had a penalty appeal turned down after Josh Bharier was taken out but the referee waved away appeals. Kenningwell struck twice after the break to settle the tie although Hendon’s task got tougher when Zac Garbacz was sent off. Kenningwell added to the score late on. Sapler was frank about the result. “Some games you just can’t compete with the opposition and today was one of those,” he said. “We started really well and played some good football without being effective in the final third. “We haven’t been tested at all this season, we’ve been walking through games in second gear and today came across the best Sunday League team I’ve seen play. “We couldn’t compete with the skill, physicality and speed of their players but it was heartening to see that when it came to the basics of playing football we weren’t far off. “It’s back to the league on Sunday when we will look to bounce back.” Oakwood went out of the competition 5-4 penalties after a 3-3 draw against Phoenix Knights FC. Winchmore defeated Fairlop FC 6-1, Joel Russell hitting a consolation for the visitors, Hackney Wednesday overcame FC Team 6-0.


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Dan’s Premier League Column BY DAN SILVER It was the week of upsets in the Premier League. Reigning champions Manchester City suffered a shock 2-0 home defeat against Wolves, Tottenham's miserable week continued with a damaging 3-0 defeat at Brighton and Newcastle only managed to beat Manchester United by one goal. Steve Bruce hopes Newcastle's victory over Manchester United "is the turning point" as his side moved out of the Premier League relegation zone and continued his former club's troublesome season. Matty Longstaff, 19, capped an impressive top-flight debut with the winning goal, drilling home a low finish from outside the box to leave the Red Devils just two points above the bottom three and with two wins this season. Longstaff, playing in midfield alongside brother Sean, could have scored in the first half but rattled the crossbar with a thunderous 25-yard drive, while Fabian Schar flicked a header narrowly over from a corner. On his 400th game in charge in the Premier League, the result ended Bruce's long wait for a win over Manchester United, with whom he won three top-flight titles as a player.

vs vs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side looked bereft of ideas in front of goal: Andreas Pereira's curling strike was comfortable for Martin Dubravka, while Harry Maguire nodded a free header wide from four yards. The visitors' tally of nine points after eight games is their lowest since the 1989-90

season, when they were a point worse off. The Red Devils last won away from home in the league in February and extended that run to eight games with another lifeless and uninspiring showing. In my opinion, Manchester United are falling short of their expectation for these simple reasons: the manager simply isn’t credible enough and the lack of signings in the summer has led to the club’s downfall. Solskjaer was appointed full time back in February after 19 games in charge and many deemed his appointment as quite a premature move by the United board. Personally, I believe they should have waited until the summer to weigh up their options and see if Ole is the perfect candidate. United could’ve possibly brought in Zinedine Zidane, ex Real Madrid manager and 3 time winner of the Champions League. Or they could’ve even looked at Mauricio Pochettino, as the prospect of him leaving Spurs would’ve looked far more likely had United enquired heavily about him in the summer. Regardless, Solskjaer's win ratio now is 47.5% - the worst of any United manager since Dave Sexton, who was in charge from 1977-81. Furthermore, considering Solskjaer’s only major job before this was failing to keep up a dismal Cardiff side 5 years ago and winning the relatively non-competitive Norwegian league, he doesn’t really possess the experience other managers would have of securing European football for next season. Although United have been hit by an injury crises, including Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial being kept out for multiple weeks, ultimately the lack of movement in the summer is the major failing point. United only really brought in two key players and failed to sharpen up the midfield and bolster their attacking prowess, especially after the departures of attackers Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez. Solskjaer was keen to make further

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signings but a combination of the correct players not being available, the inability to get unwanted players out of the club to create space and asking prices being deemed to be too high made it impractical. Uncertainty over Pochettino's Tottenham future has heightened social media debate about Solskjaer's abilities, although, for now, United fans attending matches are turning their ire towards the Glazer family who own the club rather than the man who manages it. The big question is whether United will stand by the 46-year-old if the present situation gets worse. As for Newcastle, the Longstaff brothers are looking like they might well become local heroes. Matty scored the winning goal and ran like a bulldog for the full 90 minutes, while Sean played as calmly as ever as the holding midfielder. The Magpies only two wins this season has come against 2 of the so called ‘Big Six’ and in all honesty if we keep up this form against these sides, who’s gonna stop us. Champions League, here we come! Manchester City fell eight points behind Liverpool in the title race after suffering a shock home defeat against Wolves. Adama Traore scored twice in the final 10 minutes as Wolves won in the top flight at Manchester City for the first time since 1979. Traore scored the first 10 minutes from time as the visitors capitalised on a mistake from Joao Cancelo. He added a second on the break deep into injury time. This was the day when City's injury problems finally caught up with them. Without Kevin de Bruyne and Leroy Sane, they were robbed of creativity and the absence of central defenders Aymeric Laporte and John Stones denied them continuity. Cancelo's selection at left-back meant Guardiola had picked four different players in that single position in the last four games. Cancelo did OK during the opening period. But evidently, that was not good enough for Guardiola, who switched the Italian to right-back at the break and brought Oleksandr Zinchenko on instead. There was marginal improvement. But it was limited. Cancelo made the mistake that gave Wolves the advantage they were never to lose, highlighting the consequences of City’s weakness that had just been exposed. It’s starting to look as though the problems they face in this title battle are insurmountable. Other results include, David Luiz scoring the only goal as Arsenal edged past Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium to move up to third in the Premier League. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard stating his Blues side can get "a lot better" after they swept past Southampton to move up to fifth in the Premier League. Finally, James Milner's injury-time penalty earned a dramatic win over in-form Leicester City and maintained Liverpool's flawless start to the Premier League season.


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