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GOVERNMENT PLEDGES TO PROTECT JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN THE UK BY ADAM MOSES Home Secretary Amber Rudd has promised to protect the Jewish community in Britain from terrorist threats. Ms Rudd was speaking at the annual Community Security Trust reception in London on Wednesday and in her keynote speech reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to challenging all forms of hate crime whether it is online or offline. As part of that pledge, following concerns from the Jewish community, she has awarded £13.4m for security at communal Jewish sites in 2018/19. Establishments include faiths schools, synagogues and community buildings. “Britain is so much richer for its diversity and if you’re Jewish you should be able to go about your daily life and express your religion without

fear of hatred or anti-Semitism,” said the Home Secretary. “CST is an important partner in ensuring Jewish life continues unfettered in our country. “It is absolutely essential that we all feel safe where we live, where we work, where we worship and where we meet our friends.” Ms Rudd added: “Daesh and Al-Qaida continue to highlight Jews among lists of targets in their propaganda, as well as the public at large. “That’s why this Government has provided over £38.5m for protective security measures in response to the terrorist threat since 2015.” The £multi-million award comes after CST recorded 1,382 anti-Semitic incidents in the UK in 2016/17, the highest total recorded in a calendar year. “The Home Secretary typifies this Government’s strong practical and moral support for British Jews at a time of rising anti-Semitism and extremism,” said CST chairman Gerald Ronson.

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safety testing was an important part of what I did. I have designed children’s wear for over 35 years, and in my experience, it is the hardest sector to produce. Nothing can go wrong.” However, Stephen regards human error as a normal and expected occurrence in a driven business environment. “At the end of the day,

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Shomrim Stamford Hill, the Jewish volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol, received dozens of emergency calls on Tuesday evening after a man produced a meat cleaver on Upper Clapton Road in North London. Shomrim immediately dispatched units to the scene who were minutes away whilst

police were also called. Witnesses say they saw a male attempt to enter a kosher food store in an extremely aggressive fashion, shouting anti-Semitic abuse and obscenities. Staff saw what was taking place outside the shop, and before he could enter they locked the door. But the man ran towards another kosher shop, this time gaining entry whilst

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as “occupied Palestine” that rejects any part of smaller, it is still a significant step for a UN inMr Netanyahu then added “Throughout BY JAMES MARLOW Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. stitution to take. Jewish history, Jerusalem was the heart of the Israeli politicians as well as key Jewish organiOn the very day that Israel celebrated 69 years Speaking at the International Bible Quiz pri- people, the place to which everyone turned to, sations blasted the UN agency on Tuesday for of modern independence, UNESCO voted 22- or to the vote, Prime Minister Netanyahu said went to, and prayed towards.” choosing to pass a resolution they deemed 10 disavowing Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. “There was no nation in the world to whom Prime Minister Netanyahu was heavily inanti-Israel in nature. The UNESCO Executive Board is expected Jerusalem was more holy than to the Jewish peo- volved in efforts that began last week to get With 23 countries abstaining and three ab- to ratify the result of the vote on Friday. ple.” He continued by saying “I know that today states that appeared as if they would support the sent altogether, the 58 board members gathered Although the number of countries support- there is a vote in UNESCO that will try to deny Continued on page 5 in Paris to approve the resolution referred to ing the absurd UNESCO resolution is getting that simple truth - we reject UNESCO.”

JAMES MARLOW Israeli media reported that when Prime Minister Netanyahu warned Netanyahu telephoned the Foreign Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel that Minister, Gabriel refused to take his call. if he would meet with radical left wing Breaking the Silence and B’Tselem are organizations, then Netanyahu would cancel extremely controversial groups in Israel that their scheduled talks on Tuesday afternoon. collect testimonies from Israeli veterans about But the German Foreign Minister ignored the their service experiences in volatile areas ultimatum and went ahead with meetings with Continued on page 7 NGO’s “Breaking the Silence” and “B’Tselem.”

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As the dust settles following the Manchester Arena bombing, more details have emerged about the catastrophe, as leaders from around the world continue to offer their tributes and condolences. Police say that 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a student at Salford University, blew himself up as American singer Ariana Grande had just finished performing her last song on stage. The casualties were high, with 22 people murdered so far, 59 injured, some critically, and children as young as 8 years old being counted among the dead. The attack took place at just after 10.30pm on Monday night in a public area just outside the entrance to the Manchester Arena next to Victoria station. Manchester is home to the second largest Jewish community in Britain and several terror attacks have been foiled by the security forces in the past few years including an

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attack to target synagogues. Condemnation from world leaders was swift as the number of deaths were continuing to rise. Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement outside Downing Street, where she condemned the “appalling” terrorist attack, as “one of the worst terror attacks the UK had seen.” She said that the city had fallen victim to “a callous terrorist attack,” and that her thoughts and prayers were with all the victims, families and friends of those affected.” President Donald Trump who was visiting Bethlehem to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, told the media that “this wicked ideology must be obliterated.” He went on to say how “all innocent lives must be protected, and my thoughts are with the people of Manchester.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

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Shock and horror is how so many responded to last Saturday nights devastating attack on London Bridge as details are still emerging of the three Jihadi attackers who have all been named. But questions remain over why two of the three terrorists were known and flagged to security services but nothing was done about them. Italian authorities say they informed British police and MI5 about the third terrorist, but it seems because more than 3000 other potential radical Islamists were being watched, these three individuals were not deemed dangerous. Dozens of people across the country have since been detained but many have now been released as police identified the brutal killers just hours after 50 bullets were pumped into their bodies last Saturday night. Armed with foot-long knives and wearing fake suicide bomb vests during the deadly rampage, Britain suffered it’s third separate Islamic terror attack in just over two months. One terrorist last Saturday night is reported to have shouted “this is for my family, this is for Islam” as he stabbed victims, while another

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A dog named Daisy raised the alarm last Sunday morning on Golders Green Road and probably saved the lives of at least two people. But sadly Daisy, a cross between a poodle and a cavalier, was overwhelmed with smoke inhalation and died in the flat. Events unfolded quickly when smoke was spotted by a passerby who entered the newspaper store next door to Kay’s kosher grocery store after 7 a.m. Within a few minutes fire services arrived as families in flats above were hanging their children out of windows, screaming for help. Alex Gibson and his pregnant wife Charlotte had been woken earlier by Daisy, who had been barking intensely. The flat above Kays was filled with black smoke as panic set in and the dog continued to bark. Mr Gibson smashed a window just before fire engines arrived but then saw they were able to get out through the rear stairs. In the confusion the dog ran back into the flat and hid behind some furniture. At that point a fireman raced up a ladder to take toddlers to safety from the window, but he himself was eventually overcome with

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BY JAMES MARLOW show that it is sufficiently serious about tackling Jewish community leaders expressed their the scourge of antisemitism. The Labour Party utter disgust over the decision not to expel has failed the Jewish community, it has failed its America’s UN Ambassador Haley former Mayor new of London, Ken LivingstonNikki members and it has failed all those who believe from the Labour party after his comments in zero tolerance towards antisemitism.”

BY LEONAdolf SYMONS had no legal validity and in Jonathan which the US linking Hitler to Zionism. Board of Deputies President Arkush as a “kick thetogut” Chief Rabbi Mirvis said, “This was abstained, condemned Labour for its in failure expel and Ken America’s newEphraim UN ambassador wowed other UN members that the US a chancepeople for the Labour to show Israel that it warned Livingstone. Jonathan said: “Relations between 18,000 at the Party American retaliate newcommunity attempts would not tolerateCommittee wilful and convention unapologetic would the Labour Partyagainst and theany Jewish Public Affairs isolate Israel. when vowed “never again” allow to baitingshe of the Jewishto community, by shamefully have reached a new all-time low. Sheis aadded: do we not have the UN pass anti-Israel resolutions. using thetoHolocaust as a tool with which to “It year since“Never Ken Livingstone’s outrageous backs on of Hitler our friends. We don’t have Nikki described resolution the inflict theHaley maximum amount UN of offence. comments and Zionism. After 12 greaterof friend than despite Israel and to him see 2334, which the stated settlements “Worryingly, partyIsrael’s has yet again failed to amonths indecision, finding

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guilty of all three charges, the Labour Party he expected to be expelled by the committee has decided to suspend him from holding because the disciplinary panel was dominated office for just one year, despite his shameless, by right-wingers. “I expect to be expelled, Naftali disgraceful and tendentious attempts to link IP47 alwaysInterview have done,with because the Herstik national Zionism to Nazism. All we can conclude from constitutional committee has got 10 right“The state way I see it, declaring defend and thetwo Jewish that hopelessly happen was only isembarrassing, this wrongnot decision that the party wingers left-wingers,” Livingstonthere said. if there’s no trust, there’s no a “new sheriffhis infate town”. ithaswas hurtful.”problem Haleywith alsoantisemitism, referred to an enduring to isAfter learning that Ms he Haley, would relationship and no business.” whosuspended served formerly of Israel’sis it peace partners, stating that be which is unwilling to face up.” for a year,ashegovernor told waiting South Carolina, she was taken “until the shattering Palestinian Shocking, and Authority stunned weredoes just journalists “As I am said not seeking to return to aback byor to thestand “bizarre” levelcouncil, of what aremedia no parliament some ofit’s the supposed expressions to, used there on social for the local hasa great witnessed Israel more the freebies.” She hearing receivedverdict rapturous when disciplinary came itvitriol doesn’tshe make deal ofagainst change.” But in UN bodies. applauselateand promised that from her surprisingly, through on Tuesday night. Ken compared the experience… new posting in the New Yorkleft-winger she would Continues CONTINUED on page ON P52 Earlier in the day, veteran said BY NAOMI FRANKEL

“I’m the oldest in this business in the UK, that’s how I stand apart,” says Stephen Roston with a dry laugh. At 59, Stephen, owner and managing director of BS clothing group, has amassed a hugely successful design and supply company, specialising in the production of own brand children’s wear, sold nationally and globally in retail chain stores. “I left school at 15 and went straight into retail. That led to joining the family business, and then I started my own company 20 years ago.” Stephen says he wouldn’t be where

he is today without the wealth of experience he gained under his uncle’s tutelage. “I believe getting as much experience in your field early on is vital to success, as well as having a mentor to support and guide you, which I had for the first 20 years of my business life.” Stephen’s involvement in all stages of design and selling allowed him to form close relationships with clients, a vital part of his business. “I learned how to manage a business in all areas. This included developing sample ranges, sales, negotiation with factories, through to actually shipping the item to a customer.” Stephen believes strongly in businesses taking full responsibility for their products, saying “Rigorous

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safety testing was an important part of what I did. I have designed children’s wear for over 35 years, and in my experience, it is the hardest sector to produce. Nothing can go wrong.” However, Stephen regards human error as a normal and expected occurrence in a driven business environment. “At the end of the day,

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French people to endorse Emmanuel Macron in a bid to keep out the former National Front leader. Hollande, who did not stand for re-election, has seen his socialist party plummet in popularity in the past two years, and under the new socialist leader, Benoit Hamon, the party received just 6.4% of the vote. Nevertheless Hollande addressed voters from the Elysee Palace, insisting prices will soar, jobs will be lost and the country will be divided if Marine Le Pen is chosen as the next president. He also spoke of the danger of France “becoming isolated and breaking away from the EU” if Le Pen sweeps to power. Hollande’s words sounded very similar to the “project fear” that British referendum Continued on page 3

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Shock and horror is how so many responded to last Saturday nights devastating attack on London Bridge as details are still emerging of the three Jihadi attackers who have all been named. But questions remain over why two of the three terrorists were known and flagged to security services but nothing was done about them. Italian authorities say they informed British police and MI5 about the third terrorist, but it seems because more than 3000 other potential radical Islamists were being watched, these three individuals were not deemed dangerous. Dozens of people across the country have since been detained but many have now been released as police identified the brutal killers just hours after 50 bullets were pumped into their bodies last Saturday night. Armed with foot-long knives and wearing fake suicide bomb vests during the deadly rampage, Britain suffered it’s third separate Islamic terror attack in just over two months. One terrorist last Saturday night is reported to have shouted “this is for my family, this is for Islam” as he stabbed victims, while another

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as “occupied Palestine” that rejects any part of smaller, it is still a significant step for a UN inMr Netanyahu then added “Throughout BY JAMES MARLOW Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. stitution to take. Jewish history, Jerusalem was the heart of the Israeli politicians as well as key Jewish organiOn the very day that Israel celebrated 69 years Speaking at the International Bible Quiz pri- people, the place to which everyone turned to, sations blasted the UN agency on Tuesday for of modern independence, UNESCO voted 22- or to the vote, Prime Minister Netanyahu said went to, and prayed towards.” choosing to pass a resolution they deemed 10 disavowing Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. “There was no nation in the world to whom Prime Minister Netanyahu was heavily inanti-Israel in nature. The UNESCO Executive Board is expected Jerusalem was more holy than to the Jewish peo- volved in efforts that began last week to get With 23 countries abstaining and three ab- to ratify the result of the vote on Friday. ple.” He continued by saying “I know that today states that appeared as if they would support the sent altogether, the 58 board members gathered Although the number of countries support- there is a vote in UNESCO that will try to deny Continued on page 5 in Paris to approve the resolution referred to ing the absurd UNESCO resolution is getting that simple truth - we reject UNESCO.”

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Netanyahu refuses to meet with German Minister Israeli media reported that when Prime Minister Netanyahu warned Netanyahu telephoned the Foreign Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel that Minister, Gabriel refused to take his call. if he would meet with radical left wing Breaking the Silence and B’Tselem are organizations, then Netanyahu would cancel extremely controversial groups in Israel that their scheduled talks on Tuesday afternoon. collect testimonies from Israeli veterans about But the German Foreign Minister ignored the their service experiences in volatile areas ultimatum and went ahead with meetings with Continued on page 7 NGO’s “Breaking the Silence” and “B’Tselem.”

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fear of hatred or anti-Semitism,” said the Home Secretary. “CST is an important partner in ensuring Jewish life continues unfettered in our country. “It is absolutely essential that we all feel safe where we live, where we work, where we worship and where we meet our friends.” Ms Rudd added: “Daesh and Al-Qaida continue to highlight Jews among lists of targets in their propaganda, as well as the public at large. “That’s why this Government has provided over £38.5m for protective security measures in response to the terrorist threat since 2015.” The £multi-million award comes after CST recorded 1,382 anti-Semitic incidents in the UK in 2016/17, the highest total recorded in a calendar year. “The Home Secretary typifies this Government’s strong practical and moral support for British Jews at a time of rising anti-Semitism and extremism,” said CST chairman Gerald Ronson.

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showed up. I am never confrontational, never impolite.” However, he explained that he then walked over to them and said, “Yes, this is me.” Mr Collier said they looked at each other and that Greenstein did not believe he was there for the food. But he returned to his seat and his family. The three men then walked over with security guards to the long table where the Collier family were eating and asked them to leave, which they did. David Collier said “I am now considering a civil suit against the QEII building as I am a member of the press, who was being evicted on discriminatory grounds.” The pro-Palestinian event was almost cancelled after Communities Secretary Sajid Javid was concerned that the organisers, Friends of Al Aqsa, had links to terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah. But in the end the event was given the go ahead and billed as “the biggest social, cultural and entertainment event on Palestine to ever take place in Europe.” Speakers included anti-Zionist Israeli-born Ilan Pappe and Miko CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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Prince William to make historic visit to Israel BY LEAH WAXLER Prince William is to make the first official Royal visit to Israel this summer. Kensington Palace has yet to announce full details but The Duke of Cambridge will also visit Jordan and Palestinian territories on the Middle East tour. “The visit is at the request of Her

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Majesty’s Government and has been welcomed by the Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian authorities,” the statement noted. The Duchess of Cambridge, who is due to give birth to their third child in April, is not scheduled to accompany Prince William on the trip. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the visit as “historic” and is looking forward to welcoming the second-in-line to the throne. “This is a historic visit, the first of its kind, and he will be welcomed here with great affection,” he said. “I have ordered the Foreign Ministry director-general to coordinate preparations for the visit to ensure its success.” Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin tweeted that Prince William would be a very special guest and present for Israel’s 70th year of independence.

Senior Royals have visited Israel but not in an official capacity. There were no diplomatic meetings when Prince Charles attended the funerals of former Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin in 1994 and former President Shimon Peres in 2016. And similarly, there were no meetings when the Duke of Edinburgh attended a ceremony to commemorate his mother, Alice of Battenberg, who is buried at Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives. Netanyahu and other senior Israeli officials have reportedly made representations for the Royal Family to make an official visit to Israel most recently to mark 100 years since the Balfour Declaration. The lack of an official visit has been criticised by British advocates of Israel. Finally though efforts have come to fruition. President of the Board of

Deputies Jonathan Arkush has welcomed the move. “We are delighted that in the year of Israel’s 70th anniversary, the Duke of Cambridge will be making the first official royal visit to the country,” he said in a statement. “This is something I have been calling for a long time. “The visit is testimony to the fact that the UK and Israel are key allies with a strong trading relationship and close cultural links. This visit will bring our two nations even closer together.” Simon Johnson, Jewish Leadership Council chief executive likewise was delighted with the news. “Having worked closely with the Duke during my time at the FA, I know that he will Prince William

be fascinated and interested and will make a lasting impression on all those he meets,” he said. Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis added: “I welcome the announcement of the forthcoming visit later this year. It will be a proud moment for the British Jewish community.” Luke Akehurst, Director of We Believe in Israel said the visit was “long overdue” given our shared values and the significant and expanding links between the UK and Israel in trade, defence, security, culture, as well as the personal and family connections between many people in the UK and Israel.”

“But things that are going to be highly divisive, and that could be strong religious symbols - it could be the Star of David, it could the hammer and sickle, it could be a swastika, anything like Robert Mugabe on your shirt - these are the things we don’t want.” LJC chief Johnson slammed Glenn’s comments on Twitter. “All religious symbols are prohibited on a kit if that is the case,” Johnson said. Describing Glenn’s examples as “ill-judged and in poor taste”, he continued: “The Star of David is a Jewish religious symbol of immense importance to Jews worldwide. “To put it in the same bracket as

the swastika and Robert Mugabe is offensive and inappropriate. “We will raise formally with the FA the Jewish community’s deep disappointment with this statement.” CAA lambasted the statement. “The only people who consider the Star of David to be a “highly divisive” symbol are anti-Semites,”. “Mr Glenn must apologise immediately for his appalling comparison of the Star of David with the swastika and images of Robert Mugabe. “He should also commit to undergoing training to understand the Jewish religion and its symbols. We cannot recall ever having come across something like this before.”

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Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn is to meet the Jewish Leadership Council after inexplicably relating the Star of David alongside a Nazi swastika as extreme ‘political and religious symbols’ in football. The FA chief issued an apology on Monday after Jewish and equality groups voiced their distain at his offensive comments. His statement noted: “I would like to apologise for any offence caused by the examples I gave when referring to political and religious symbols in football, specifically in reference to the Star of David, which is a hugely important symbol to Jewish people all over the world.” Glenn added he would apologise to the JLC and Kick It Out. JLC CEO Simon Johnson duly spoke with Glenn and welcomed his agreement to meet with his organisation and the Community Security Trust. “I explained why his comments had caused such serious offence,” Johnson said in a statement. “Martin apologised, explained the context for his comments and stated that he did not intend to cause offence, which I accepted. “We have agreed to meet soon

along with the CST. “I have thanked the FA for their apology and I am glad that this has been dealt with swiftly.” A CST spokesperson said they would “seek to meet” the FA chief alongside other Jewish community partners to discuss this matter in more detail. The Campaign Against AntiSemitism meanwhile was not so praiseworthy about the FA chiefs’ apology. “We find Mr Glenn’s weak apology ‘for any offence caused’ to be unacceptable,” a spokesman said. “However, even a mealy mouthed apology is a start and acknowledgment. He must now commit to undertaking education and training on anti-Semitism.” The Board of Deputies described Glenn’s comments as “clumsy and stupid”. “He was right to apologise,” a spokesperson said. Karen Pollock, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: “I find these comments astounding - and highly offensive. It shows a huge lack of understanding around the difference between the Star of David - a religious symbol - and the swastika used by the Nazis.” Kick it Out noted Glenn was

correct to clarify his comments and called on him to reiterate his apology to the Jewish community. The controversy began after Glenn commented on an FA charge imposed on Premier League champions elect Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of imprisoned politicians in Catalonia last month. City’s boss received two formal warnings about the issue in December. He accepted the FA’s charges of “wearing a political message, specifically a yellow ribbon” and has requested a hearing. A date has to be set. Referencing “highly decisive” symbols, Glenn cited the Star of David alongside a swastika as an example of a symbol not to be placed on a shirt. “We have re-written Law Four of the game so that things like a poppy are OK,” he noted.

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Government pledges £13.4 million CONTINED FROM PAGE 1 Mr Ronson pulled no punches in a hard-hitting address. “If we do not protect what we have built, we risk having nothing,” he said. “The scale of terrorism and anti-Semitism means that our first and foremost responsibility is to protect our community. “CST touches every part of our Jewish community. “Every communal building will have been helped by CST, we secure 1,000 events every year. “There is no part of Jewish life that is not supported and secured by CST. A Jewish community without CST is unimaginable.” Concluding, he noted: “Terrorism drives what we do. “When the Government, Police and security services say ‘the threat has never been anything like it is now’, we have to pay attention. “When we plan ahead, it is absolutely clear that our community will need more protection, not less. Whether it is from terrorism, or from the spread of antisemitism, nothing will stand still.”

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Controversial coroner in breach of Human Rights Act The Chief Coroner of England and Wales Judge Mark Lucraft has ruled against inner north London Senior Coroner Mary Hassell’s policy on religious burials as “irrational” and in breach of the Human Rights Act ahead of a judicial review later this month. Ms Hassell angered Jewish and Muslim families in her area of jurisdiction by refusing to prioritise any death on religious grounds. BoD president Jonathan Arkush welcomed the intervention of Judge Lucraft describing his court submission as nothing short of “damning”. “Judge Lucraft considers her so-called ‘cab-rank’ principle ‘over-rigid,’ ‘irrational’ and ‘unlawful’,” “He advocates a different approach that recognises a family’s strong and sincere desire for a body to be released quickly and says this is no more and no less than good sense and good humanity. “The Chief Coroner is therefore implying, if not saying outright, that Coroner Hassell’s policy lacks good sense and is inhumane.” The Adath Yisroel Burial Society (AYBS) brought the judicial review application following bureaucratic

delays in releasing the body of a Jewish man for burial last October. And in a dramatic turn of events Judge Lucraft came down heavily against his fellow senior coroner stating: “The interest of a Jewish or Muslim person in having a close relative buried on the day of death or as soon as possible thereafter qualifies as a right protected by Article 9 (Human Rights Act). Early burial is a manifestation of religious belief.” Judge Lucraft added that coroners should act in a manner that is “humane and pragmatic”. And he made it clear cases should be prioritised where urgent. Ms Hassell’s argued that applying a ‘cab-rank rule’ is appropriate. “My approach reflects my best attempt to consider the rights of all those who are in my jurisdiction,” she said. “The support of the Chief Coroner is of huge importance,” said Trevor Asserson, solicitor for AYBS. “His support of this claim further isolates Mary Hassell who is made to appear legally illiterate.” Asher Gratt, speaking for AYBS, commented: “We hope this will lead to end the added sufferings

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Stamford Hill Jews face £400 Pesach fine Leeds loses sole delicatessen BY ISAAC SHERMAN Residents however are concerned households following closure of Moortown Deli Stamford Hill residents face a £400 penalty if they fail to book a ‘Pesach Collection’ of bulky items during the forthcoming festival. Residents received notification of the £15 collection service from the Recycling Team in a circular last week. Households have until March 28th to register for the pick up due on March 30th. Residents receiving housing benefit must register but will receive the service free of charge. Hackney Council historically has offered a ‘free of charge’ service for ‘bulky’ Pesach waste. But a ‘bulky’ waste charge was announced in September 2017.

who do not read or speak English will fall foul of this new ‘Pesach Collection’ facility. “There will be problems,” a local resident told the Jewish Weekly. “The council means well but it will cause upset to people who won’t have read the letter. “For this to happen at Pesach is not fair because there is always more things to throw out.” Another resident commented: “What are the council thinking? It will only cause upset.” The ‘Pesach Collection’ can be booked online www.hackney.gov.uk/bulky-waste by telephoning Hackney Council (0208 3566688) or by paying in person (card only, NOT cash or cheques) at Stamford Hill Library on March 14 and March 21 (09.30-14.00 and 16.00-20.00).

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The Jewish community of Leeds is reeling following the closure of its sole kosher delicatessen this week. Based in the heart of the Jewish community Moortown Deli was due to be refurbished and refunded but the loss of one of its main financial supporters has brought about its demise. It is understood arrangements are being made for Pesach produce for the community. Commenting on the closure, Rabbi Jason Kleiman, Beth Hamidrash Hagadol, said: “It is a tremendous blow for the Leeds Jewish community to lose the Moortown Deli. “My heart goes out to all those who have

tried to make it work and wish them well for the future. “I am confident that alternative measures will be in place for the community to place their Pesach orders and believe that Leeds Jewry will bounce back in due course with a suitable facility to access kosher provisions.” Approximately 8,000 Jews live in the city. Social media has been awash with debate on the closure with comments ranging from a lack of community support for the store to limited choices of product. Kosher produce is available at national supermarkets whilst a limited delicatessen range is available at Gourmet, the main supplier of kosher meat to the community.

The Bibi Files – Part three of three

BY JAMES MARLOW This is the fourth continuous week I have written about Israel’s Prime Minister and the “weak” corruption allegations, according to the evidence which has been leaked by the police and others. Yet there is still no attempt by Israel’s Attorney General to bring at least one indictment against Netanyahu. Surely if the man is corrupt and you have the evidence, why not indict the man? Or are we just going to continue to accuse and write that Netanyahu is so corrupt but do nothing? Since Bibi served his first term as Prime Minister from 1996 until 1999, he and his wife Sara have been the subject of 21 police probes and investigations. The police recommended indicting the Netanyahu’s in three cases in 1999 but the Attorney General rejected their requests based on, one would assume, not enough evidence to convict. With public support from President Bill Clinton and his administration, along with Israel’s media, Ehud Barak was elected Prime Minister in 1999. But the Netanyahu bashing continued, even though Bibi resigned from the Knesset. Despite the suicide bombing campaign by the Palestinians at that time, there remained a feeding frenzy by the networks and newspapers against Netanyahu to the point that the late Shulamit Aloni, who had

led the far-left Meretz party said, “This constant campaign against Netanyahu has gone too far – if they have the evidence against him, bring him to court, if not, leave the man and his family alone.” As the suicide bombing campaign intensified, Ariel Sharon finally came to power in early 2001 and it was only then that Israel’s journalists halted their “dirt” campaign against Netanyahu. But Bibi returned to office in 2009 beating Tzippi Livni who took over from Ehud Olmert as Kadima Party head and would you believe, the anti-Netanyahu slogans returned. In January 2017, the Attorney General closed a further four probes against Netanyahu that had been ongoing since 2009 – again there was no evidence to convict. Later in September 2017, the Attorney General closed six police probes against Sara Netanyahu, which the police had opened in 2015. One case, relating to an administrative, rather than criminal, accused Mrs. Netanyahu of ordering food from restaurants instead of using the services of the cook at the Prime Minister’s residence. This is still under review. Two other probes, related to accusations that a French businessman gave Netanyahu illegal campaign contributions, and the Likud overpaid a secretary in America, disappeared after leading the headlines for numerous news cycles in 2016. Of the three open cases today, Case 1000 relates to businessman Arnon Milchen giving the Netanyahu family cigars, champagne and jewellery as described in the Bibi Files, Part One. Aside from assistance with his

residency visa in America, Netanyahu provided Milchen with no meaningful support in any of his business endeavours. The law that entitles new immigrants and returning Israeli expatriates to a ten-year exemption on income taxes and reporting requirements for income earned abroad, passed when Netanyahu was out of office. And over the past eight years of Netanyahu’s tenure as prime minister, none of Milchen’s proposals in either the media market or tax laws was advanced even slightly. As for Investigation 2000, it is extremely difficult to understand the basis for the charge against Netanyahu. Newspaper boss Arnon Mozes apparently offered Netanyahu a bribe, in the form of diminished hostility in his newspaper in exchange for a larger market share for Yediot Ahronot as written in the Bibi Files, Part Two. But Netanyahu did nothing to advance his offer. To the contrary, he preferred new elections rather than curtailing Yisrael Hayom‘s operation. For years, the police investigations have dragged on and someone has fed the media with a never-ending stream of negative leaks that all disparaged and vilified Netanyahu. Case 3000 which looks like has been dropped, involved Israel’s purchase of submarines from Germany and associates of Netanyahu are under investigation for earning on the side. But still the Prime Minister’s name was dragged into the probe. Case 4000 relates to the Director General of the Communications Ministry, Shlomo Filber, suspected of bribery, fraud, breach of trust and other offences. But he was a “confidant of Prime Minister Netanyahu”

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and acted “in his name” say the police, in several deals with the Bezeq telecommunications company. Its controlling shareholder Shaul Elovitch owns the Walla news website and in the past gave favourable coverage to Netanyahu which the police believe is “suspicious.” But at least the judge in the Bezek probe has been removed from the case after she and an investigator for the prosecution exchanged messages related to the case on WhatsApp. The campaign against Netanyahu reached its peak last January when police commissioner Roni Alscheich, whom Netanyahu appointed in 2015, gave an hour-long interview on Israel’s leading television magazine Uvda, or “Fact” show claiming that Netanyahu was behind three separate, arguably felonious conspiracies against the police. Netanyahu, he alleged, had arranged for private detectives to “sniff around” the families of his investigators to try to find dirt on them. Alscheich also claimed Netanyahu conspired with a female police officer who in 2011 brought sexual harassment charges against her commander, police superintendent Roni Reitman, who was head of Lahav 433 and the unit responsible for investigating Netanyahu. The commissioner further claimed that Netanyahu was behind the police officer’s decision to petition Israel’s Supreme Court against Reitman after the Attorney General closed the investigation against him in 2015 without indicting, due to the passage of time since his alleged acts of harassment took place. Thirdly, Alsheich claimed that Netanyahu offered him “a sort of bribe” when Netanyahu appointed him to serve as police chief by

saying if he was still Prime Minister when Alsheich finished his duty, Netanyahu would appoint him head of the Israel Security Agency. Even the police’s most fervent media supporters were astounded at Alsheich’s allegations especially as he had refused to investigate any of them. Alsheich’s wild charges that Netanyahu was actively conspiring against his investigators gives credence that the allegations against Netanyahu are biased and Alsheich has a personal vendetta to overthrow the Prime Minister and his government. After what some described was a “scandalous” interview, Likud Party lawmakers requested that Alsheich appear before a Knesset committee to explain the charges against Netanyahu. But reporters said that he had no intention of answering their questions. Some commentators claim that the police deliberately threw every possible charge at Netanyahu to pressure the Attorney General into indicting him for something. But this endless stream of criminal cases against Netanyahu has involved investigating witnesses across the world costing tens of millions of shekels to Israeli taxpayers. And after 22-years of this endless pursuit of Netanyahu and his family, we have possibly three charges which, if anything, show that Bibi Netanyahu is probably the most worthless bribe-taker in history. If he is indicted and then cleared - and given the weakness of the charges against him - it’s hard to see how the police will not lose credibility and public trust. Then again, given that Israel’s elected officials have no oversight over the civil service, it could be that Alsheich and his officers don’t care.


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Just when we thought the government was fairly safe and could last a full four years into 2019, cracks have begun to develop after Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon threatened to bolt the coalition with his Kulanu faction if the budget is not passed next week. Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman then joined the exchange by saying he would also remove his Yisrael Beytenu faction from Netanyahu’s coalition but for a different reason. The argument is over the United Torah Judaism (UTJ) party, which is made up of Degal Hatorah and

Agudat Yisrael, receiving word from their Council of Torah Sages, that they are not to vote in favour of the budget which determines how much each Ministry will receive in 2019, until a bill facilitating charedim avoiding army service passes into law by next week. UTJ leader Yaakov Litzman discussed the issue with Prime Minister Netanyahu before he left for Washington DC but the matter was not settled. Liberman for his part is opposed to Litzman getting his way and his secular Yisrael Beytenu party believes every Israeli citizen including Arabs, should enrol in the army. Although no Knesset Member dare introduce a bill that forces

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Arab Israelis to join the army as it would not be supported by the Arab MK’s or left-wing parties. Liberman told his party in the Knesset, “We don’t want elections and no one would volunteer to give up the Defence Minister job, but if the bill [give exceptions to Yeshiva students] passes into law in three readings, we would have no choice.” Liberman made it clear that he honestly did not want to break up the coalition but added it was not reasonable to pass such complex legislation in what he termed a “wham-bam-thank you ma’am” kind of speed. UTJ MKs Moshe Gafni and Uri Maklev both said this week that compromises were being worked on and they still believed elections

could be averted, but it is hard to drag us to early elections harms our predict at this stage which party economy.” leader is going to back down from Former Likud Minister and climbing a very high tree. considered political rival, Gideon Prime Minister Netanyahu be- Sa’ar, said that while the charedi lieves he can prevent early elec- conscription issue is complex, he tions and urged coalition chairman wishes Netanyahu well in solving David Amsalem and Tourism Min- it. ister Yariv Levin in a conference A number of surveys have been call from Washington to take action published in recent weeks and all of to resolve the crisis. them show that if there was a genBut Minister Kahlon revealed eral election, Likud would win the to his Kulanu faction and closest most seats. Pollster Camille Fuchs advisers that the 2019 state budget found that if elections were held must pass immediately or he will now, Likud would win 29 seats, leave his job. Ye s h Atid 24, Zionist Union “I don’t see how I could continue and the Joint List to function as Finance Minister if 12 each, Bayit Yehudi 10, the budget doesn’t pass,” Kahlon Meretz 8, Yissaid. “Will I tell the elderly and rael Beytenu the handicapped I don’t have and Kulanu their money due to the charedi seven each, conscription law? It was a mistake to connect the draft bill to the United Torah budget.” Judaism six and Kahlon added, “There Shas five. is no reason to go to election when the government is functioning well. Whoever wants to Prime Minister Netanyahu

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It happens to many – you arrive at Ben Gurion airport and unless you have family or friends picking you up or you rent a vehicle which of course eventually needs a place to be parked, you are faced with a fairly hefty taxi charge to Jerusalem. There is of course the shuttle service but as the driver speeds from one lane to another whilst speaking on three telephones, one in each hand and one hands free – it really is a frightening experience. But then we were promised the high-speed rail link from the airport to the capital would be open by the Passover. That was until Israel Railways announced last month the development plan which has been under construction for years has been delayed by a further six months. The arduous traffic congested route would half the time it would normally take and take you directly to the entrance of Jerusalem opposite the Conference Centre. The high speed long awaited rail track will run between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem stopping at the Ben Gurion will now not open until at least October 2018 despite an official

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opening date in March. Israel Railways says it has not yet received the safety go-ahead for the project and that not all the regulatory approvals required for the operation of the line for commercial use of passengers have yet been received. But for some reason even in January, the Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz continued to claim that the train would open on schedule. Gil Yaakov, who heads the riders advocacy group “15 Minutes,” blasted the delay and said the government was not doing enough for

mass transit users. The insistence of Minister Yisrael Katz not to allocate a special public transportation lane for buses on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway is puzzling, Yaakov said, adding, “The travel times in public transportation in Jerusalem are long and do not encourage public transportation.” The high-speed rail line is the first of its kind in Israel, with construction costs around seven billion shekels (£1.7 billion). It remains to be seen whether the railway line will be opened by Succot.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned earlier this week that “Iran is building an aggressive empire” in the Middle East and building missile factories in Syria and Lebanon. Speaking to delegates at the AIPAC conference in Washington earlier this week, he said Iran was building an empire in “Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, Yemen, more to come. Now Iran is seeking to build permanent military bases in Syria, seeking to create a land bridge from Tehran to Tartus on the Mediterranean. And in addition to moving its army, its air force, its navy to Syria to be able to attack Israel from closer hand it’s also seeking to develop, to build precision-guided missile factories in Syria and Lebanon against Israel”. He also conveyed a message to the Iranian people when he said: “As we counter Iran’s aggression… we should always remember, we should always remember the brave people of Iran: their suffering, their hopes, their courage”. Netanyahu praised US President

Donald Trump and his team for their work on the peace process and thanked the administration for deciding to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Discussing attempts to create peace, Netanyahu said: “Most of the states in our region know that Israel is not their enemy, but their indispensable ally in confronting our common challenges and seizing our common opportunities. This is true for Egypt and Jordan, Israel’s long-time peace partners, but also true of many other Arab countries in the Middle East. Israel is committed to achieving peace with all our neighbours, including the Palestinians.” The Prime Minister talked at length about Israeli hi-tech, noting that major US tech firm such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook “all have research centres in Israel”. He also set out Israel’s lead role in vital technology such as autonomous vehicles, precision agriculture, which uses drone technology to give water and fertiliser to the individual plant that requires it, autonomous vehicles, cyber security and water recycling.


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Purim in the Jungle – quite literally, in Buckhurst Hill Over 140 people braved the icy conditions over Purim to enjoy the most phenomenal Jungle themed Purim Party & Dinner at Chabad Buckhurst Hill in Essex last Thursday. Mouth literally dropped as guests walked into the Shul which had been fully converted into a Jungle. The entire ceiling was covered in camouflage netting with leaves and little animals, monkeys, parrots and snakes hanging down. The walls were all covered with Rabbi Brandman and his family of explorers Jungle backdrops and even the Ark and Shul furniture was draped in enjoying themselves here. Our team really leopard skin material. went all out to decorate the Shul and put on The event kicked off with a Megillah read- the most amazing party. Adrian Silas was a ing by Rabbi Odom Brandman and then a great help with the entertainment, Howard full 3 course meal, with chicken soup, salt Wise and Greg Warren with the décor and beef and latkes, hot dogs and salads with ice Neil & Alison Cohen with the food – we cream and hamentashen for dessert. could not do this without their dedication and A special entertainer had the kids spell help”. bound upstairs with balloon modelling and All in all, it was a busy Purim. Wednesday games while the adults were enjoying the so- evening saw a full Shul as well, a Megillah cial, music, food and a few games in the main reading and freshly fried falafel and then Shul hall. over 100 mishloach manos given out to loRabbi Brandman said “Purim is one of cal people, some of whom were elderly and those really special and enjoyable festi- could not venture out in the snow and icy vals and it was so fantastic to see so many conditions.

TAL Revealed Gala dinner Last Monday the TAL Revealed Gala dinner saw more than 320 guests flock to the Marriot Mayfair. TAL Founder and Director Rabbi Jonathan Tawil said, “The night was a celebration of TAL’s achievements over the past eight years, having tremendously impacted on thousands of Jewish youth creating one of Londons top platform for Jewish life.” Amongst the guests were the leader of Indian Jewry Ralphy Jhirad, Israeli Paralympic world record holder Hanoch Budin and Moses Sweiry the culture minister from the Bahrainian embassy. This was a crowd that spoke the vibrant message of unity and love that TAL spreads. Entertained by the world renowned singer Yuval Taib, this was an evening to remember.

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The Spirit of Hampstead Festival Mizrachi UK, in conjunction with Hampstead Synagogue, came together to celebrate Hampstead Synagogue’s 125th Anniversary with ‘The Spirit of Hampstead Festival’ (Sunday 25th February). The highlight event of the anniversary celebrations saw around 200 people join together to listen to a wide range of thinkers and leaders in Jewish themes and textual learning, as well as culture and politics. Talks included editor-in-chief of

Maggid Books, Gila Fine, founding director of ATID (The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education), Rabbi Jeffrey Saks and the highly fascinating personal story of the Raid on Entebbe by Benny Davidson. CEO of Mizrachi, Rabbi Shaw commented “We were so happy to partner with Hampstead in a day which inspired many people and we were delighted at the success of the day.”

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Half marathon: Mo Farah just beats World Jewish Relief runners Olympian Mo Farah was back on the streets of London on Sunday taking gold in the inaugural Big Half, a half-marathon from the organisers of the London Marathon. World Jewish Relief fielded a team of five runners who raised more than £1,000 to support the work of international development charity. Sir Mo’s time of 1 hour, 1 minute and 40 seconds was just enough to beat World Jewish Relief runners Julia Robertson and Lauren Harris. Julia, who finished in 2 hours, 13 minutes and 41 seconds, pipped her friend Lauren by 1 second on the finish line. Julia said: “It was a real pleasure and also a real challenge to run The Big Half for World Jewish Relief, their amazing support before and during the event was most definitely needed and even more appreciated.” Lauren said: “Thank you World Jewish Relief for all your support and encouragement – we couldn’t have done it without you. I was

honoured to run for such an excellent cause.” Richard Verber, World Jewish Relief’s Head of External Affairs, said: “We’d like to thank our runners for braving unbelievably cold conditions – a week of snow before the half marathon was the worst possible way to prepare but that didn’t put off any of them off and we were delighted to cheer them on as we spotted them during the race on Sunday.” The money raised will go towards improving the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable Jewish communities. The next World Jewish Relief challenge event is the Wolf Run, a 10km run through mud, obstacles and giant inflatables.

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New Deputy Head for Immanuel College US communities Immanuel College is delighted to announce the appointment of a Deputy Head (Academic), Mr Barnaby Nemko, who will be taking up the position on 1st June, at the Shavuot half term. Barnaby Nemko is currently Head of History and Politics at St Helen’s School in Northwood, as well as internal development co-ordinator where he has responsibilities for professional development. Immanuel’s Head Master Gary Griffin said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Mr Nemko is joining the Immanuel College Senior Leadership Team in this exciting new position. One of my key goals as the new Head is to improve academic standards and that is why we undertook a rigorous recruitment process to find the right person to lead the management of the academic curriculum. He has been given the responsibility to deliver the highest standards in teaching and learning through strategic leadership, innovative thinking and commitment to outstanding quality. He is very well qualified for the role, having a Bachelor’s degree in History and Politics, an MSc in Electronic Publishing and an MA from London University’s Institute of Education (IOE). He comes to us with an excellent reputation from St Helen’s School who are very sad to be losing him. Mr Nemko explained how his background and approach would assist him in this new role: “I have a passion for how young people learn and what interventions can make them more successful. This fascination with learning has been a feature throughout my career. I began in informal education as Education Director of FZY before a stint at the BBC producing part of their educational online content. However, it was clear that my real calling was for the classroom. My Master’s’ Degree in Education has allowed me to think more

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in terms of subject-specific competencies rather than simply knowledge acquisition. In St Helen’s most recent ISI inspection pupils were praised for their exemplary attitudes to their learning and History was highlighted for supporting this approach. This skill of inspiring teachers to be more risk-taking and innovative in their practice has been at the heart of many of my achievements in teaching. I believe that middle leaders are both the engine room for change as well as the teachers most directly tasked with bringing about academic success and the mentoring programmes I have led have given me a unique leadership opportunity to empower and nurture. It is the training of teachers, an area of specialism that I have developed throughout my career, that led me to being invited to interview Beginner Teachers for the PGCE in History course at the UCL/IOE. As John Hattie has reported in his ground breaking meta-analysis of teaching and learning interventions (Visible Learning, 2009) we need to talk more about the quality of the effects of teachers on learning rather than the professional attributes of the teachers themselves. This idea of focusing on the learning has been integral to many of the initiatives I have led on. For example, my work on the role of lesson observation led to a shift in culture across St

Helen’s. My passion for History stretches beyond the classroom and I am particularly interested in local History and the impact of memorial on national identity. This is an area that I have written on for the Historical Association’s journal Teaching History as well having lectured in several Jewish and non-Jewish communal settings. I recently gave a presentation to the Jewish Historical Society of England on “The Power of Monuments. My deeply held belief is that we are all created ‘B’tselem Elokim – in the image of God’ and this inspires me to learn from every person and has thus enabled me to develop excellent working relationships with colleagues of all ages, from all backgrounds as well as maintain a deep sense of respect for all students and parents alike.” The College is currently producing a Strategic Development Plan for the next three years and the Deputy Head (Academic) will contribute many new ideas and proposals to that Plan. Mrs Beth Kerr will remain as Deputy Head (Pastoral Care, Pupil Progress and Wellbeing) and will be the Senior Deputy. She commented: “I am very much looking forward to working closely with Barnaby and have no doubt that he will be an excellent, dynamic addition to the College’s already impressive leadership”.

In preparation for Purim, seven United Synagogue communities have made over 1,000 Mishloach Manot (food parcels) for members of some charities. Using US Chesed’s newly created ‘Big Purple Box’, volunteers from Cockfosters & N Southgate, Kinloss Youth, Mill Hill, Radlett, St John’s Wood, South Hampstead, Stanmore & Canons Park and Woodside Park made the parcels which have been delivered to members of Jewish charities. Michelle Minsky, Head of US Chesed, said: “The intention of our ‘Big Purple Box’ is to send gifts to others in order to show that someone is thinking of them. I am delighted that a good number of our

between the amount received from that German source and €2,556.46 (around £2,380) - the current amount of the Hardship Fund onetime payment. Many Holocaust refugees and survivors received reparations in the 1950s and 60s through the West German government indemnification programme. Awards recognised loss of parents, education and economic opportunity. Until now, being in receipt of these awards disqualified someone from receiving a payment from the Hardship

It was a perfect night for a Purim party: four degrees below zero and blowing a blizzard in N16! But Queen Esther can still pull them in, and the first joint event between Finsbury Park Synagogue and Simon Marks School was a huge success. Around seventy assorted kids, mums, dads, grandparents and a healthy showing from the vibrant group, Jewish East London, met in the school hall and booed to the rafters every time Rabbi Yitzchok Landau – Finsbury Park’s regular leader – named the would-be nemesis, Haman. Delicious home-made falafels and hummus, with tons of salads, provided by everybody’s favourite Oldhill Street Kosher takeout, Picanti; plus a table-creaking

Fund, a programme established in 1980 to benefit Holocaust victims who had not previously been able to secure reparations. Under this announcement from The Claims Conference, Holocaust refugees and survivors could be entitled to receive the difference between their original compensation and the value of a Hardship Fund payment. The Claims Conference, which is administering these awards, has already begun making such payments. Purim at Simon Marks school

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Purim Party at Simon Marks School

Holocaust survivors in line for additional payments The Claims Conference has announced new payments available for some Holocaust refugees and survivors. Up until now Jewish victims of Nazi persecution were not eligible for a payment from the Hardship Fund (paid by the Claims Conference) because they had received a prior payment from a German source, such as the BEG (Bundesentschadigungsgesetz). These refugees and survivors may now be eligible for a supplemental payment that represents the difference

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selection of Grodzinski’s hamantaschen, including the legendary halva-filled version, sustained us all. By the end of the evening the cold was forgotten, as the warmth and sense of fun, generated by the terrific crowd inside the hall, made this an evening to remember. Across so many different levels of observance and Jewish outlook, the guests, brought together by Finsbury Park’s Maytal Charing and recently appointed United Synagogue Community Worker in Hackney, Stephen Brown found a wonderful common ground in observing the mitzvah of Purim. The enthusiasm at the party was infectious – it may have been icy outside, but Queen Esther surely melted their hearts!


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Berger, MP for Liverpool & GIFT’s Sweet Success! Luciana Wavertree, Talks Mental Health at GIFT held a hugely successful food appeal this year collecting surplus Mishloach Manot in the GIFT warehouse in Hendon as well as at collection points in Golders Green, Edgware, Borehamwood, Stamford Hill, Manchester and Israel. In excess of £25,000 worth of food was collected from the appeals and will be distributed to hundreds of struggling families throughout the year. Michelle Barnett, GIFT Director, was

delighted with the outcome and overwhelmed by people’s generosity, in addition to the energy and stamina of The Village Shul’s Batmitzvah Club as well as other volunteers who came on the day to sort and pack the food. GIFT’s innovative text code donation service for matonos le’evyonim, brought in an amazing £12,385 which was distributed on Purim Day and was enormously appreciated by the recipients.

The Village Shul’s Batmitzvah Club volunteering for kids

JVN Breakfast Labour MP Luciana Berger addressed an audience of business and charity professionals at a breakfast meeting in the offices of Investec in the City of London. The former Shadow Minister for Mental Health and current President of Labour Mental Health spoke about the importance of volunteering in improving mental health and wellbeing for both the volunteer and those they are helping. Luciana drew on her own experiences as a volunteer, including her time at Norwood Ravenswood, relating how it had a lasting impact on her life and how seeing the improved state of the clients she was working with helped reaffirm her own confidence and sense of fulfilment. With mental health a hot topic in Parliament at the moment, she also praised JVN’s Supported Volunteering Programme, whereby volunteer mentors help to facilitate volunteering one-to-one with people with learning disabilities and mental health challenges. The programme helps them to integrate into society and take a crucial step towards future employment. Luciana also mentioned her work in Westminster on the Health and Social Care Select Committee. The talk was followed by a Q&A with the audience chaired by Elissa Bayer, Senior Investment Director at Investec. Questions focussed on a range of themes, from a seeming lack of joinedup thinking in this area where schools, youth organisations and hospitals could

collaborate and share information, to the relationship between poverty, employment and mental health. JVN Director Leonie Lewis MBE concluded with a short presentation on the Supported Volunteering Programme that JVN delivers, stressing how it was playing a unique role in the sector by providing potentially life-changing experience for all who want to make a difference. She highlighted the value of mentor support as a key aspect for many of those who go through the programme. For more information about JVN’s Supported Volunteering Programme, please contact the Coordinator Doreen Morris at doreenm@jvn.org.uk.

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Memorial service held for Herbert Frank Z’L On Monday 26th February a Memorial Service was held at Edgware United Synagogue, to pay tribute to Mr. Herbert Naftali Frank z’l. Herbert Frank z’l, a very long standing and active member of the Shul and many Organisations, was held in high regard as evidenced by the very large gathering who came to pay their respects Many illustrious Dayanin, Rabbanim. Lay Leaders from major Communal Organisations, Family and Friends made up the packed audience, many of whom braved the inclement weather to attend. The large gathering were visibly moved and inspired by the Speakers the Mora d’Atrah Rabbi David Lister, Emeritus Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Dayan Abraham David, Av Beth Din of the Sephardi Beth Din, Rabbi Joseph Dweck Senior Rabbi of the Spanish and Portugues Jews’ Congregation, Rabbi

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Schochet of Mill Hill United Synagogue, Rabbi Ben Kurzer, Assistant Rabbi of Edgware United, Herbert Frank’s daughter, Mrs. Simone Shiran and his wife Mrs. Flora Frank. in the presence of Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu, former Av Beth Din. The speakers spoke about Herbert’s many special Middot (character traits) including being a true Gentleman, modest, self-effacing, full of Chesed, charitable with a deep love of Limmud Torah, Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael. Chazan Avrahom Levin recited the Kel Maleh Rachamim. Live Streaming and YouTube viewing was successfully carried out by Mr. Tony Honickberg. This most memorable evening was ably conducted by Mr. Stephen Goldman, the Warden and Mr. Jeremy Cohen.


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Purim Zumba-fun at Jewish Care Purim Zumbathon is now in its third year as more than 750 children from three schools danced their way through Purim, whilst raising funds for Jewish Care. Zumba participants included rainbow unicorns and a giant inflatable panda. At Kerem, Rosh Pinah and Moriah Jewish Primary Schools, children’s costumes were equally creative and colourful. The sponsored Zumba sessions were led by Jo Martin and Dancing with Louise Zumba instructors and raised money for Jewish Care to help support older people in the community. A group of Year 6 Kerem pupils added, “We’ve loved doing the Purim Zumba, it’s great because we can dressed up and all zumba together and have fun. We’re like one big family and it’s good we’re doing something to help older people at Jewish Care. It’s good to know that they can celebrate the festivals too.” Daniel Carmel-Brown, Director

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of Fundraising & Marketing at Jewish Care adds, “Giving to those in need is one of the obligations of Purim. The Purim Zumbathon’s both enable young people to have a great festival and fun Purim whilst fulfilling this important Mitzvah and learning about what it means to be an active member of our Jewish Community”. Over Purim, schools and

synagogue groups including Hampstead Garden Suburb youth and Hasmonean School have been visiting Jewish Care homes to celebrate with residents. The Jewish Care B’nei Mitzvah programme volunteered at Reuben’s House and making hamantashan with the residents and members of Jewish Care’s community centres.

Lithuanian Author Ruta Vanagaite to be awarded the Rabbi Moshe Rosen prize The Conference of European Rabbis is set to award its two most high-profile prizes in a ceremony in Brussels in May. The Lord Jakobovits Prize of European Jewry will be awarded jointly to President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani and European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans. The Rabbi Moshe Rosen prize is to be awarded to Ruta Vanagaite, the Lithuanian novelist who is credited with breaking taboos in Lithuanian society about collaboration during World War II. The Lord Jakobovits Prize is to be awarded to both President Antonio Tajani and Vice-President Timmermans for their long-term support of the Jewish community. They have fought tirelessly for an open and free Europe, and Vice-President Timmermans was influential in establishing an ombudsman focused solely on fighting anti-Semitism

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at a pan-European level. At a time of rising tension throughout Europe and as xenophobic ideologies are gaining momentum, the prize, which honours those who have shown support to European Jewry, has never been so important. King Felipe VI of Spain was the previous recipient of the award in 2016. Novelist Ruta Vanagaite has been honoured for her service to Holocaust remembrance as well as her series of novels that are changing perceptions about the role of the Lithuanian people’s approach to Jews during WWII. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy won the first edition of the Rabbi Moshe Rosen prize in 2017. President of the Conference of European Rabbis, Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, said: ‘It is an honour that we have three such prestigious recipients of our highest accolades. Vice-President Timmermans and

President Tajani have both worked tirelessly to ensure that we can practice our religion in an open and tolerant society.” The prize will be awarded on May 23rd in the Great Synagogue of Europe in Brussels, which survived the Holocaust and was dedicated as a focal point for European Jews in 2008. Rabbi Riccardo diSegni, Chief Rabbi of Rome and Vice President of the CER, commented on this year’s recipient of the Rabbi Moshe Rosen prize: “Ruta Vanagaite’s advocacy in Lithuania is unparalleled in bringing to the fore issues regarding the Holocaust in Lithuania. It is fitting that she is receiving the Rabbi Moshe Rosen prize as she too has faced backlash for her vital work.”

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Immanuel College Prep School Choir Sing to Bushey Sage

In celebration of Purim, the ICPS Choir, made up of children in Years 3-6, went to sing and entertain the over 60s Bushey Sage group at Bushey Synagogue. Their performance was fantastic and left the audience wanting more.

Purim fun at Barnet Synagogue Massive Purim fun was had at Barnet Synagogue for parents and children alike. Over 50 kids in fabulous fancy dress sat down to a hot dog supper before the younger ones were entertained by party entertainer Lulu and the older ones made from scratch many colours of slime. This was organised by Naomi Rosenhead, Claire Chapman, and Jo Bradman with support from the

A group photo of the wonderful costumes PHOTO CREDIT: PAUL LANG

Kenton’s Got Talent Kenton Synagogue’s megillah reading was led by David Harris resplendent in his duck costume. The French themed Purim party was held in a packed hall where a delicious French styled meal was served to the many guests. This was followed by Kenton’s Got Talent where members of the community performed a variety of acts

Club12, Whitefield shul’s bat mitzva club made food baskets for Purim and delivered in to members of the community while riding in a 14 seater stretch limo with a private driver. Great fun was had by all! This activity is part of the Youth & Young Families Director Mychiel Balshine’s new initiatives. Ready to go out in the limo

Getting into the Purim spirit

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Shul office, Avis Shahar, Tribe UK, The Mantanel Foundation, and La Boucherie. The megillah was read again this year by Robert Brayam, and afterwards Mark Creeger presented a reworking of popular songs with Purim lyrics including one recorded in Jerusalem by Adam Lang, Joel Ecker-Fierstone, and Ben Rothstein, Barnet Youth members who now are all at Yeshiva.

consisting of singers, musicians, comedy duo, acrobats and a Purim rapper. The audience was left enthralled by the hidden and not so hidden talents of the Kenton Community. The event was arranged by the ReJEWvenate Committee who once again provided a most enjoyable and memorable evening.


Purim Photo Collage

The students of the Lubavitch Yeshiva in Hampstead Garden Suburb arranged 2 massive advertising boards near Henlys Corner to bring the happiness of Purim to the masses

JBD Aztec House Purim party

Edgware Machzikei Hadass revellers at the home of Rav E S Schneebalg on Purim

Youngsters enjoy a seuda at Lubavitch

Purim fun in Manchester

Purim fun in Manchester

Children from on-site nursery Apples and Honey Nightingale delivered mishloach manot food packages to their older friends

Chia Oilem Yeshiva Purim in Rosh Hayeshiva Reb Berel Knophler

Chaburas Ohel Moshe Limud Beretsifus on ďŹ rst night Purim

Mill Hill Synagogue celebrated Purim with 4 Megillah readings, a fancy dress parade, hoverboarding and a Bollywood Bash. Over 150 children and 300 adults celebrated together

Visiting Rabbi Dovid Stern, Rov of Ohel Moshe Shul in London on Purim

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Hannah Goldberg and Lara Kay collecting money for Kisharon at Euston station


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Charity Corner Camp Simcha

Camp Simcha offers a range of emotional and practical support for families with a child suffering from a serious illness. The Jewish Weekly caught up with Chief Executive, Neville Goldschneider, to find out more about what he gets up to on a typical day. 10am – Every day is very different, which is something that I really enjoy about my job. We often have referrals from teachers, social workers or community leaders about families that might need our help, so I often go to visit them along with Rachely Plancey (Co-founder of Camp Simcha). We talk to the family about their individual situation and the help they need from us so we can then organise a Family Liaison Officer who will be able to offer the right help and support. 11am – We have a monthly

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meeting with all the Family Liaison Officers at our office in Hendon, where we talk about particular cases and situations. With only 13 dedicated Family Liaison Officers covering London, Leeds, Manchester, Brighton, Bristol, Gateshead and Glasgow they are always very busy but these monthly meetings are an important opportunity to gain support and learn from each other. Midday – We are currently in the middle of organising our bi-ennial dinner in Manchester, so there are lots of calls back and forth about all aspects of the dinner. We hold a dinner on alternate years in either London or Manchester, and they take a lot planning from the venue, to the speakers to the menu. All this talk of food is making me peckish, so I have a quick sandwich at my desk… 1pm – On the phone again, this time to thank some of our committee members who do such a phenomenal job. Thanking people is a big part of my job, and I think that it is important to show appreciation to those that put time and effort into helping our organisation. All this time on the phone and in front of the computer, I can see why our Digital Detox is so popular. It’s a great initiative which many of our 12 and 13-year-old supporters

get involved in as a way to help raise money in the run-up to their bar or bat mitzvahs. For 48 hours, they give up their digital devices, and use that time to do something within the community instead. In an age where everyone seems to be connected to their devices all the time, it sends a positive message and shows what other worthwhile things they can do with their time. 2pm – Off to visit a local primary school to talk about the work that we do. It is really lovely meeting the pupils, and when we explain that we try to help children just like them who are unfortunately very sick, they really engage with it, and want to do something to help. 4pm – Back at my desk catching up on some emails. With over 20 different practical and emotional support services from hospital transportation, tutoring and benefit advice to therapeutic arts and music sessions to sibling support, counselling and help with obtaining specialist equipment, there is always something that needs my attention. We have recently launched a Premature and Sick Babies programme, where we offer short-term support from a specialised neo-natal nurse. In addition we run around 25 events per year for families as well as four annual retreats, which offer powerful positive experiences for every member of the family. We aim to support the family members together and separately with tailored events and services. 5:30 pm – As I am heading out

Fun and laughter at a Camp Simcha retreat PHOTO CREDIT: GRAINGE PHOTOGRAPHY

of the door, I check in on the Sibling Art Group that is taking place in the room next door to my office. They all look like they are having a great time. It is a monthly group that gives siblings the chance to have some fun and a bit of time away from home, and to also meet their peers who might be going through a similar thing. This evening there is also another training session for our young adult volunteers. We run a programme for 18-25 year olds where they can become a ‘Big Brother’ or ‘Big Sister’ to a child that is ill or a sibling of an ill child. After training, they are allocated a family who we think will be a good fit and they visit regularly either playing, talking or just hanging out. It gives the child a chance to have one to one time with someone that is there just for them. Even pets can help through our animal assisted therapy programme where owners and their dogs are allocated a family, and make regular visits, which

is a really positive form of therapy. In the time I have been at the organisation, it has gone through some dramatic changes and is now recognised as a national organisation which is great. This means that we are able to help thousands of families across the country. With the help of the staff and volunteers nationwide, I want to build on the crucial work that we do and raise awareness of our services, particularly the variety of bespoke support we can offer to every member of the family, and a number of conditions within our remit. If you would like to know more about the services that Camp Simcha offer, please visit their website – www.campsimcha.org.uk By Micaela Blitz

Young Chai’s event raises over £2,000 West End Travel win award Following the tremendous success of last year’s BFF breast cancer awareness events at Chai’s flagship centre in Hendon, Miss Joanna Franks, Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon at UCLH and the Wellington Hospital, returned as guest speaker. Over 100 ladies attended the BFF and pampering evening at Chai’s Flagship centre. Chai’s Young Chai committee organised and hosted the event, raising over £2,000 which will be put towards Chai’s vital services. The evening was packed full with relaxing and therapeutic treatments and workshops lead by trained therapists and beauty experts. Guests could indulge in some serious pampering with mini-manicures, make overs, massage, reflexology, bra fittings and so much more! Joanna Franks, educated the capacity filled lecture hall on how

to examine their breasts and what signs and symptoms to look out for. Joanna said: “What I hear a lot is that people are really nervous to examine themselves because they are worried about what they might find. But to put it into perspective, if 20 people come to my breast clinic, 19 will go home being told that they are absolutely fine. You need to examine yourself once a month and no more than that. If you notice anything you will need to be examined by your GP and then you will more than likely be sent to the breast clinic. If you are in the position that you are diagnosed with a cancer, do not rush into treatment, take a step back and breathe. The most important thing is that you are with a team that you feel confident with and you can talk to.” Following the event, Young Chai Committee member, Amy Steele

said: “We planned this event to raise awareness of breast cancer amongst the younger generation. Checking for lumps is something that many young girls are anxious about, and we felt it was important to relieve their worries and provide education on how to do so. We wanted this event to give people the chance to ask all of the questions they are too afraid of hearing the answers to, in a comfortable and relaxed setting at Chai.” Chai’s Chairman, Louise Hager, said: “Joanna Franks was incredible, providing accurate information and reassurance with a good measure of humour. The evening was a huge success and was in fact oversubscribed. All the positive feedback shows the importance of such an event is and as a result we are now planning to do more of these events at our 11 centres across the UK.”

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West End Travel are delighted to announce that they have again won El Al Israel Airlines prestigious Platinum Award as the top performing UK Travel Agent in 2017. David Segel, Managing Director, commented: “We are very proud and extremely honoured to have once again won El Al’s Travel Agents Performance Award, now for the third suc-

David Segal, Managing Director

cessive year thereby maintaining our position as their top performing UK Agent.” “I recognise that we could not have achieved this momentous award without the efforts of our dedicated team at West End Travel and without the support of our loyal clients throughout the UK.”


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Cherie Blair CBE hosts Kisharon’s Ladies Brunch, raising £52,000 Cherie Blair hosted Kisharon’s Ladies Brunch on Monday, which raised a record £52,000 for Kisharon’s services in support of children and adults with learning difficulties. Kisharon’s third Ladies Brunch saw 180 women at The Avenue, N3 to hear Cherie Blair CBE QC’s thoughts following her recent visit to Kisharon’s services, including Tuffkid Nursery. Cherie had requested the meeting with children and adults supported by Kisharon, to gain some first-hand insight into the charity’s innovative programmes to empower those with learning difficulties. Ms Blair runs a foundation focusing on empowering women and giving them equal opportunities to establish and grow their businesses. Speaking from her visit to Kisharon’s services, Ms Blair said: “I was delighted to be asked to host Kisharon’s Ladies Brunch this year and to have the opportunity to tour some of Kisharon’s vital services recently. “Equality and empowerment are two themes that are very close to my heart and seeing the dedication of all the staff at Kisharon to empowering the people they support and to giving them the tools to lead full lives and play an active role in their communities was truly inspiring. Organisations such as these break down misconceptions about people with learning difficulties, opening up opportunities never before thought possible for the people they support. The essential support of everyone involved in the Ladies’ Brunch shows how important Kisharon’s role is in the Jewish community.” The brunch, whose previous speakers have included Mary Portas and Jenny Barnett, was organised by Phillippa Hasenson and Perri Noé. The programme featured guest host Cherie Blair “In Conversation with” journalist Sarah Lockett, in which Ms Blair spoke passionately about her engagement with Kisharon’s staff and services, as well as employment and equality for women. Referencing her experience “working with children with special educational needs” as a barrister, Ms Blair said she had seen “many facilities for

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children” and was particularly impressed by the amazing “breadth of the work that you do”. Praising Kisharon’s work in “integrating children with special needs and children who do not have special needs”, she added: “All deserve excellence in education and to be part of a community.” Each guest was gifted with a copy of the just-released second cookbook by The Cooking Lunch Girls, “Cook, Taste, Share”. All proceeds from books purchased from Kisharon’s website and the Kisharon social enterprise Equal Gift Shop in Temple Fortune go to support Kisharon’s work with children and adults with learning difficulties. Kisharon Chief Executive Bev Jacobson, in welcoming, paid tribute to the “unanticipated success” of the event. “Your support has exceeded all expectations. We are so grateful to our committee members for this fantastic event and to Cherie Blair for helping to shine a spotlight on Kisharon’s efforts to achieve equal opportunities, in particular, for women with learning difficulties.” Debbie Rosten and Malki Tessler - both of whom are supported by Kisharon, also presented and spoke at the event.

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Hummus proves a hit with Leeds youngsters The Jewish community in Leeds has joined in a number of Hummusfest activities. This UJIA initiative offered children a taste of Israel in the country’s 70th anniversary year. And over 150 school pupils and students sampled making hummus. Youngsters enjoyed a hummus presentation by chliach Reut Mor then prepared their own. UJIA’s ‘hummus’ team delivered sessions to university students along with pupils at Allerton High School,

Pupils join in Hummusfest at The Grammar School Leeds

Grammar School at Leeds and Brodetsky Primary School. And they visited Rainbows, Beavers, brownies and cubs “It has been a fantastic experience enjoyed by everyone who has been involved,” said Deborah Selywn, UJIA. “Feedback from parents has been really positive. “They’ve loved the hummus

and it was great for children to be involved hands-on. “Everyone took home an activity bag, with their own hummus, falafel and pitta together with a recipe card to make the hummus at home.” UJIA is set to facilitate more Israel 70 activities.

Lubavitch tame ‘Beast from the East’ with record megillah readings BY ADAM MOSES Leeds Lubavitch overcame snow blizzards to hit the city over Purim. The cold weather snap from Russia spurred Chassidim on to a record number of activities. Rabbi Reuven Cohen and Rabbi Yeremiya Angyalfi ensured there were extra megillah readings for those stuck at home or whose communal events were cancelled. Rabbi Mendy and Bunie Chazan organised refreshments, a megillah reading and opened the Teen Loft at the Lubavitch Centre for those whose schools were closed. There was a fear Chabad’s Young Professionals Purim Party with JMT Events might not go ahead. But over 30 people joined the party despite blizzard-like conditions.

Megillah reading in Leeds city centre

“We had food, the venue was open and the performer managed to make the trip up from Norfolk,” said organiser Dabrushy Pink. “We told people we would be there and if it was safe for them to come out. “We were delighted to see so many make the effort.” “People will look back to Purim 2018 in years to come and recall it as one to remember,” enthused Rabbi Eli Pink, who hitched a ride with

a community member in his all-terrain jeep so that Jewish prisoners in Wakefield Prison would still hear the megillah. “We stressed that people should make sure they were safe, but that we were going ahead with all our plans and arranged extra opportunities for people. “The adverse weather was a real opportunity for people to let their Jewish pride and Yorkshire grit work together.”

Manchester Bands BWJPS music extravaganza Bury and Whitefield Jewish Primary school held a Manchester Bands Music Extravaganza on Wednesday afternoon with half the proceeds for the Manchester Arena fund. The whole school including parents Grandparents and teachers sang The British and Israel Anthem. Individual pupils played and sang Music by various bands.

Violinist Danny Fairclough, 9 years old, part of the Year 5 class of Violinists.

World Maths Day at Bury and

Whitefield Jewish primary school Pupils at Bury and Whitefield Jewish Primary School enjoyed a day filled with activities for wolrd maths day encouring the children to gain more of an appreciation for the subject. PHOTO CREDIT: LAWRENCE PURCELL

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Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei In loving memory of Chaim ben Moshe Bentzion

In loving memory of Chaim ben Moshe Bentzion

“They made the Robe of the Ephod of a weaver’s craft, entirely of turquoise wool” (Shemot 39:22).

Battling with Envy

by Rabbi Elchonon Feldman, Bushey & District United Synagogue “You [Moshe] shall anoint them [Aharon’s sons], as you anointed their father [Aharon], and they shall minister to Me. And so it shall be that their anointment shall be for them an eternal priesthood for their generations” (Shemot 40:15).

This, he writes, was understandable. When it came to Aharon himself, Moshe was grateful to Aharon for not protesting that his younger brother (Moshe) had been chosen to be the Jewish leader instead of himself. The Torah in fact relates that Aharon was joyful at his brother’s appointment, which inspired Moshe to rejoice when he was told that Aharon would also have his own significant role as the High Priest.

Sidrah Summary: Tazria-Metzorah

Sidrah Summary: Vayekhel-Pekudei Sidrah Summary: Vayekhel-Pekudei Point to Consider: Whowool" contributed the39:22). mirrors for 1st Aliya (Kohen) – Shemot 35:1-29of a weaver's craft, "They made the Robe of the Ephod entirely of turquoise (Shemot Moshe gathers the nation. He instructs them to keep Shabbat and asks them to volunteer the materials needed for the construction of the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and the priestly garments.

Question: Which particular forbidden action, forbidden on Shabbat, is mentioned in the third verse? (35:3) Answer on bottom of next page. 2nd Aliya (Levi) – 35:30-37:17 Moshe announces the appointment of the wisehearted Betzalel and Aholiav to oversee the construction, assisted by able craftsmen. When they collect the materials volunteered, they find there is a surplus. Moshe tells the Israelites not to bring any more materials. The work starts with the ten Yeriyot (curtains) and the golden hooks joining them together. This is followed by the Ohel (tent), draped over the Mishkan, with a further double Michse (cover) on top. Next they make the parochet (partition) to cordon off the Holy of Holies area. Betzalel makes the Aron (ark) from acacia wood, plated with gold and with a gold crown (Zer). The Kaporet (cover) of the aron is made from pure gold, with two cherubs moulded on top. The Shulchan (table) is made from gold-plated acacia wood, with a gold crown (Zer) on its rim (Misgeret). 3rd Aliya (Shlishi) – 37:17-29 The Menorah is hammered from one piece of pure gold, with seven lamps. The gold-plated small wooden Mizbeach (altar) is constructed for the twice-daily incense offering. The special anointing oil and the incense spices are prepared. 4th Aliya (Revi’i) – 38:1-39:1 The workers then construct a copper washstand (Kiyor) for the Kohanim, followed by the Chatzer (courtyard) which surrounds the Mishkan, making its outer ‘fence’ of linen Yeriyot (curtains), attached to wooden pillars. The Torah lists the overall weight of gold, silver and copper used in building the Mishkan.

the base of the washstand? (see Rashi to 38:8)

5th Aliya (Chamishi) – 39:2-22 The priestly garments are made, starting with the Ephod, worn over Aharon’s tunic and robe. It has two shoulder straps (Ketefot) and a belt (Cheshev) attached. A precious Shoham stone is placed on each shoulder strap. The next item made is the breastplate (Choshen), containing 12 different types of precious stone (Avnei Miluim). 6th Aliya (Shishi) – 39:22-43 The turquoise robe (Me’il) is made. Golden bells (Pa’amonim) are placed between multi-coloured woollen ‘pomegranates’ (Rimonim) shapes hanging from the bottom hem. A knitted tunic (Ketonet) with a grid-like pattern, a linen turban (Mitznefet), linen trousers (Michnasayim) and an embroidered sash (Avnet) are made, for every Kohen to wear. The pure gold band (Tzitz) is made, to be placed on Aharon’s forehead. After the work is finished, Moshe inspects it and blesses the workers. 7th Aliya (Shevi’i) – 40:1-38 God tells Moshe to erect the Mishkan on Rosh Chodesh Nisan and to anoint its vessels with oil and to inaugurate Aharon and his sons. A heavenly cloud covers the Mishkan. When it lifts, the people are allowed to journey on. Maftir (Shemot 30:11-16) The special reading for parashat Parah is taken from the beginning of parashat Chukat (Bemidbar 19:1-22), in which God instructed Moshe and Aharon how to purify someone who had come into contact with a human corpse. This involved slaughtering an unblemished red heifer (Parah Adumah) and mixing its ashes with water.

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“It turned Brer Merlin green with envy and spite, which was a great satisfaction to me”, writes 1st Aliya (Kohen) Vayikra 12:1-23 Yankee, Mark Twain in his –book, A Connecticut After childbirth, a lady wait several weeks associating feelings of would jealousy with the colour before elevation and green. bringing This wasannot the firstoffering literary (olah) source to a sin offering (chatat). completed her In post-birth connect the colourThis green with envy. a few places, Shakespeare purification process. refers to the “green-eyed monster” stirredand by Aharon sensations of jealousy. God told Moshe that someone who Chaucer and Ovid also the phrase had the appearance of ause particular type“green of skin with envy”. disease (tzara’at) would have to show the white blemish to a Kohen. The Kohen would evaluate Besides the ifliterary origins of envy manifesting and decide the affliction was clearly tzara’at, itselfrendering in colour, the the person emotionimpure of envy(tameh). is generally thus If the seen as a deficiency in moral character. Our Torah case was unclear, the Kohen would quarantine sources relate this message as after the sage the person in a house for seventoo, days, which Rabbi Elazar Hakapar states in Avot:area “Envy, the Kohen would re-inspect thePirkei afflicted and lust and honourthedrive a was person from the declare whether person tameh or tahor world” (Ethics of our Fathers 4:28, p. 550 in (pure). the green siddur). Question: what were the three types of blemish called? (13:2) Answer on bottom of page 6. However, in the second of this week’s two 2nd Aliya (Levi) – 13:24-39 parashiyot, Pekudei, Rabbi Meir Simcha of Dvinsk It(known was also possible for Chochma, tzara’at to d. develop from a as the Meshech 1926) offers burn. Tzara’at erupt the scalp or on the a warning thatcould it is not justonwicked people who struggle withcausing envy. Inafact, beard area, lossno ofone hair.is immune from the Aliya temptations jealousy. He derives this 3rd (Shlishi)of– 13:40-54 teaching from God’s commandment to Moshe A slightly different form of tzara’at is detailed, (quoted above) to anoint the sons of Aharon “as which caused a more substantial loss of hair. A you anointed their father”. The Meshech metzora (one who has been contaminated with Chochma writes that although Moshe only had tzara’at) of thehe camp had to joy and was love sent in hisoutside heart when hadand originally tear his/her garments (see p4 article). Tzara’at anointed his brother Aharon to become the could infect clothing. suspected Kohenalso Gadol (High Priest),A when it nowgarment came was quarantined before the Kohen madehe a time for Moshe to anoint Aharon’s two sons, decision hesitated.about whether it was tameh. If it was declared tameh, the garment was burnt.

4th Aliya (Revi’i) – 13:55-14:20 The Torah details the process through which a In memory of Malka bat Peretz metzora purified himself/herself after the period of isolation and the healing of the affliction. This involved a Kohen taking two birds, cedar wood, a crimson thread and hyssop. The Kohen would slaughter one of the birds and – using the wood, thread and hyssop together in a bundle – sprinkle In of Malka baton Peretz its memory blood seven times the metzora. The

Haftarah The prophet Yechezkel (Ezekiel) admonishes the nation for worshipping idols and desecrating His Name. However, God will purify us, giving us a ‘new heart’ and returning us to the Land.

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However, when it came to anointing Aharon’s metzora also different. bring three animal offerings sons, thingswould were very By anointing the andgeneration, three mealMoshe offerings. next knew that the priesthood Point continue to Consider: is the significance of the would in what perpetuity through the cedar wood, crimson thread and hyssop? generations of Aharon’s offspring and not his (see own. At to the same time, Moshe was given no Rashi 14:4) his mantle– of leadership would be assurance 5th Aliyathat (Chamishi) 14:21-32 passed on to his indeed ultimately it was A metzora whosons; could not afford three animal not. On a subtle level, Moshe was envious that offerings could instead bring one animal offering, Aharon’s descendants would have a privilege not one to meal and two birds. given hisoffering own. Therefore, God had to give 6th Aliya (Shishi) – 14:33-15:15 Moshe an extra instruction, that he should not Tzara’at alsohe affected houses. The house owner hesitate; rather should tap into the love and joy which hereport felt when had anointed as The would the he suspicious signshis tobrother a Kohen. thehouse Kohenwould Gadol.be evacuated before the Kohen’s arrival. If the Kohen saw a deep green or deep red ‘affliction’, he that would order the ofhouse to be From here we see the challenges envy can for a Even week. Moshe, He wouldour then re-inspect bequarantined ever present. greatest teacher and prophet, faced this of character. the house. If the affliction had test spread, the infected Moshe, in would his greatness, overcame challenge. stones be removed andthe replaced. If the affliction nevertheless returned, the house would be demolished. However, if replacing the stones solved the problem, the Kohen would declare the house tahor (pure). The Torah lists specific discharges that would cause a man to be considered tameh, and details the purification procedure.

7th Aliya (Shevi’i) – 15:16-33 A similar set of laws is listed for a lady who has specific discharges, as well as the laws of niddah (menstruation), which form the basis of the laws of family purity. Haftarah From the Book of Melachim (Kings II), the haftarah takes places upon the background of the long siege and ensuing famine of the Shomron area 3 (Samria) by the King of Aram. Four metzora’im were put outside the city gates because of their affliction. They discovered and reported that the Arameans had actually left their camp, which allowed the Jews to plunder the camp and thus end their famine.

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have been studying the first Over laststudying two weeks, have the been the we first paragraph of the Letter of the have been of studying theof first paragraph the Letter the Ramban (Igeret HaRamban), paragraph of the Letter of the Ramban (Igeret HaRamban), which was sent by the Ramban (Igeretsent HaRamban), which by the Rambanwas (Nachmanides d. which was sent by thed. Ramban (Nachmanides 1270) to his son in Catalonia Ramban (Nachmanides d. 1270) to13th his son in Catalonia in theto century, which 1270) his son in Catalonia in the 13th century, which focuses on the topic of humility. 13th century, which focuses on the topicinofthe humility. focuses on the topic of humility. We are up to the Ramban’s quotation from the We are up to the Ramban’s quotation from the Talmud about theRamban’s dangers of anger: “Whoever We are up to the quotation from the Talmud about the dangers of anger: “Whoever flares up in anger is subject to the to the Talmud about the dangers of anger: “Whoever flares up in anger is –subject to where the tosouls the strictures of Gehinom [a place flares up in anger is subject to the to the strictures of Gehinom –their [a place where souls suffer in the afterlife for misdemeanours on strictures of Gehinom – [a place where souls suffer in (Nedarim the afterlife for their misdemeanours on earth]” 22a). suffer in the afterlife for their misdemeanours on earth]” earth]” (Nedarim (Nedarim 22a). 22a). Why is anger so negative? Why Why is is anger anger so so negative? negative? Anger is often rooted in two feelings that can come is a response an occurrence. Anger often in two two to feelings thatcan can Anger isabout oftenasrooted rooted in feelings that The first is aas of unfairness; “what have come about a response response to an an occurrence. occurrence. come about asfeeling a to I done this?”. The first a feeling of unfairness; unfairness; “what “whathave have The firsttois isdeserve of I Idone this?”. done to to deserve deserve this?”. The second is a feeling of isolation – “why is this happening For––example, you The second is a feeling of me?” isolation “whyisisthis this The second specifically feeling to of isolation “why have an important meeting and you are rushing happening specifically to For example, you happening specifically to me?” me?” For example, you out of house. meeting You suddenly trip and injure have anthe important and are rushing have an important meeting and you you are rushing your in asuddenly cast. Or you stuck in out ofleg, theending trip and injure out of the house.upYou You suddenly tripare and injure traffic and you are running late for your meeting. your leg, ending up in a cast. Or you are stuck in your leg, ending a cast. Or you are stuck in You and are irate. if this was happening to traffic and you you are areYet running late for traffic running late foryour yourmeeting. meeting. everyone, you might not be was fuming – it might to be You are irate. Yet if this happening You are irate. Yet if this was happening to viewed asyou a regular, expected fact of life. everyone, might not everyone, you might not be be fuming fuming––ititmight mightbe be viewed as a regular, expected fact viewed as a regular, expected factof oflife. life. From the perspective of classical Jewish philosophy, both of these assumptions are From the perspective perspective of From the of classical classical Jewish Jewish incorrect. Whilst how difficultare this philosophy, bothacknowledging of these assumptions philosophy, both of these assumptions are may be to swallow, especially in painful incorrect. Whilst acknowledging how difficult this incorrect. Whilst acknowledging how difficult this situations, is no such thing as may be tothere swallow, especially in unfair painfulin may be thought. to swallow, especially in painful Jewish arething often situations, there isThings no such as upsetting. unfair in situations, there no such thing as might unfair be in Events thought. might beisThings hurtful. Experiences Jewish are often upsetting. Jewish thought. Things are often upsetting. non-understandable. Yet because the world Events might be hurtful. Experiences might beis Events be hurtful. might be run by might God, there canYet beExperiences no unfair.the He world manages non-understandable. because is non-understandable. Yet because the world the world and sees to it that people are given the run by God, there can be no unfair. He managesis run by God, there no unfair.are Hegiven manages requisite challenges struggles so that they the world and seescan to and itbe that people the the world and sees to it that people are given requisite challenges and struggles so that theythe requisite challenges and struggles so that they In memory of Avraham ben Yehoshua In memory of Avraham ben Yehoshua In of of Avraham benben Yehoshua Inmemory memory Avraham Yehoshua

this (temporary) world and the eternal world to can and succeed, into eternal accountworld both to thisgrow (temporary) worldtaking and the come. This obviates the isolation factor too; yes, this (temporary) world the andisolation the eternal world come. This obviates factor too;toyes, this difficult experience is happening to you and come. This obviates the isolation factor too; yes,and this difficult experience is happening to you nobody else, but it is a carefully Divinely this difficultelse, experience is is happening to youDivinely and nobody but it a carefully constructed challenge, fit for purpose, calling nobody else, challenge, but it is fit a carefully Divinely constructed for purpose, calling upon you to rise above and succeed. constructed forsucceed. purpose, calling upon you tochallenge, rise abovefitand upon you to rise above and succeed. This means that an antidote to feelings that lead This means internalising that an antidote to feelings thatand lead to anger belief inthat God This meansis an antidoteour to feelings leadand to anger isthat internalising our belief ineveryday God understanding that He is part of our to anger is internalising our belief in God and understanding that He is part of ourdone, everyday lives. This is ofthat course than but understanding He easier is partsaid of our everyday lives. ThisAvraham is of course easier saidEzra than(d. done, but as Rabbi ben Meir Ibn 1167) lives. This is of course easier said than done, but as Rabbi Avraham ben Meir Ibn Ezrawe (d.allow 1167) aswrites, Rabbiemotions Avraham can ben only Meir go Ibn where Ezra (d. 1167) writes, emotions canour only go where sorry we allow them to. For example, emotions writes, emotions can only go wherefeel we allowfor them to.and Forloathe example, our emotions feelintellect sorry for victims perpetrators, but our them to. For example, our emotions feel sorry for victims and loathe perpetrators, but our intellect first frames the situation, telling us who is the victims and loathe perpetrators, but our intellect first frames the situation, telling us who is the victim and who is the perpetrator. Developing a first frames the situation, telling us who is the philosophically sound understanding of God can victimand andwho whois is perpetrator. Developing victim thethe perpetrator. Developing a a therefore go a sound long way towards removing anger. philosophically sound understanding of God philosophically understanding of God cancan therefore a long way towards removing anger. therefore gogo a long way towards removing anger. On a more profound level, the Talmud (Shabbat 105b) writes that “one whothe tears clothes, breaks Ona amore more profound level, the Talmud (Shabbat On profound level, Talmud (Shabbat vessels or throws away money inclothes, anger isbreaks akin to 105b)writes writes that “one who tears clothes, breaks 105b) that “one who tears serving Why is money extreme compared vesselsoridols”. or throws away money in anger is akin vessels throws away in anger anger is akin to to to idolatry? True, anger might carry with it certain serving idols”. Why extreme anger compared serving idols”. Why is is extreme anger compared of rejecting God over one’s tosentiments True, anger might carry with it personal certain toidolatry? idolatry? True, anger might carry with it certain needs, butofwhat is the God deeper explanation of this sentiments rejecting over one’s personal sentiments of rejecting God over one’s personal enigmatic comparison? In order to understand needs, but what is the deeper explanation of needs, but what is the deeper explanation this of this this, we must gainfor a sharper understanding of enigmatic comparison? In order to to understand Preparing Pesach II:understand Kashering Keilim enigmatic comparison? In order what idolatry is, which we shall attempt to do inof this, we must gain a sharper understanding of this, we must gain aSagal, sharper understanding by Rabbi Shmuli Sutton & District United Synagogue the next article, which will appear after Pesach. what idolatry is,is, which we shall attempt to do in in what idolatry which we shall attempt to do the next article, which will appear after Pesach. the next article, which will appear after Pesach. There are many things that which primarily come directly into contact with make a Jewish home the food (frying) and those where it is usually distinctive. A mezuzah on the through the medium of water (boiling). doorpost and a separation of meat and milk in the Moving beyond the technical aspect of these kitchen are perhaps the most important laws, there is a deeper spiritual obvious. Amongst the more message in these categories of kashering. Rabbi bizarre examples is the sight Joseph B. Soloveitchik (d. 1993) interprets of the bath tub full of kitchenware in the kashering as a metaphor for human selfweeks before Pesach. Perhaps many readers improvement. In some vessels, the non-kosher will only remember this from their parents’ or food only infiltrates superficially, therefore grandparents’ home, as it has become much boiling water or fire treatment are effective less common today, since new kitchen utensils methods of removing it. However, there are are relatively cheap and easily procurable. other vessels where the taste of the non-kosher 4 4

The reason for giving the kitchenware a bath before Pesach is not just so they shine on the Seder table. The Shulchan Aruch (Code of JewishKeilim Law, written 1562) teaches that one Preparing for Pesach II: Kashering cannot use their regular pots and pans, or by Rabbi Shmuli Sagal, Sutton & District United Synagogue cutlery on Pesach without kashering them first. In short, this means that they need to be well cleaned and then either placed in boiling water There are many things that which primarily come directly into contact with or heated in a red-hot fire, depending on the make a Jewish home the food (frying) and those where it is usually material of the utensil and how they are distinctive. A mezuzah on the through the medium of water (boiling). generally utilised. This process purges the doorpost and a separation vessel of its chametz content and makes it of meat and milk in the Moving beyond the technical aspect of these ready for Pesach use. (For further guidance, kitchen are perhaps the most important laws, thereshul is Rabbi). a deeper spiritual please speak to your obvious. Amongst the more message in these categories of kashering. Rabbi bizarre examples is the sight Joseph B. Soloveitchik (d. 1993) interprets In truth, this of kashering is sourced of the bath tub full of kitchenware in the kashering as process a metaphor for human self-in Bemidbar chapter 31,vessels, when Moshe instructs weeks before Pesach. Perhaps many readers improvement. In some the non-kosher that only the captured of the therefore defeated will only remember this from their parents’ or food infiltrates spoils superficially, Midianites beforeare useeffective by the grandparents’ home, as it has become much boiling waterbeor kashered fire treatment Israelites.of Being that the Midianites utilised less common today, since new kitchen utensils methods removing it. However, there are their vessels utensilswhere for cooking andofeating non-kosher are relatively cheap and easily procurable. other the taste the non-kosher food, which therefore into permeates so deeply thatbecame it cannotabsorbed be removed, the the potsonly andremedy pans, they needed purging to and is smashing and then The reason for giving the kitchenware a bath be permitted for use. There is a distinction before Pesach is not just so they shine on the refashioning it. between utensils made of different materials. Seder table. The Shulchan Aruch (Code of Earthenware is particularly porous and therefore Jewish Law, written 1562) teaches that one Similarly, there are some personal spiritual cannot be kashered. Metal, by contrast, is less cannot use their regular pots and pans, or mistakes, as undesirable as they might be, absorbent and hence kashering is effective. cutlery on Pesach without kashering them first. which can be rectified through a relatively There is also a distinction between utensils In short, this means that they need to be well simple process, much like kashering. Indeed, for cleaned and then either placed in boiling water certain Continued on next immersion page deficiencies, in water, which or heated in a red-hot fire, depending on the represents knowledge and self-contemplation, material of the utensil and how they are is enough. By contrast, correcting more serious In memory of Harav Binyamin ben Harav Shalom generally utilised. This process purges the flaws can be likened to immersion in fire, which vessel of its chametz content and makes it represents the more radical act of breaking

permeates so deeply that it cannot be removed, and the only remedy is smashing and then 4 refashioning it.

Similarly, there are some personal spiritual mistakes, as undesirable as they might be, which can be rectified through a relatively simple process, much like kashering. Indeed, for certain deficiencies, immersion in water, which represents knowledge and self-contemplation, is enough. By contrast, correcting more serious flaws can be likened to immersion in fire, which represents the more radical act of breaking one’s will. Beyond this, there are some spiritual failings that corrupt us so profoundly that the only redemption is through shattering. When the negative trait pervades so deeply, it is beyond the usual methods of kashering, so that destroying and rebuilding is the only option.

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The Midrash Shir Hashirim (5:2) says: Two minds applied to a problem are almost perform the task of supervising the building of an abode for Hashem’s Presence in this “Open up for me an opening like the eye of always better than one. world. Nevertheless it was necessary that Each checks and corrects the misconTo receive this via email or for sponsorship opportunities please email us a info@torahactionlife.com needle and in turn I will enlarge it to be an www.torahactionlife.com opening through which wagons can enter.” ceptions of the other, questioning and Betzalel to have a specific partner. Rabbi Chaim Zaitchik, Z’l, explains that just needs an opening as big as an eye sharpening the other’s ideas, while the Thisinfo@torahactionlife.com week’s Parsha Sheet is sponsored G-d Lirfuat David Ben Margalit Betoch Shaar Cholei Yisrael. To receive this via email or for sponsorship opportunities please email us www.torahactionlife.com of the needle. If you take the initiative and necessity of articulating one’s thoughts to the litmus test for successful leadership is To receive this via email or for sponsorship opportunities please email us info@torahactionlife.com www.torahactionlife.com This week’s Parsha Sheet is sponsored Lirfuat David Ben Margalit Betoch Shaar Cholei Yisrael. allow G-d to enter into your life through a another person brings greater clarity than one’s ability to lead despite having an acThis week’s Parsha Sheet is sponsored Lirfuat David Ben Margalit Betoch Shaar Cholei Yisrael. tiny hole, you’ll see exponentially greater learning alone. Indeed, the Gemara goes complice working together with him. Some RABBI JONATHAN TAWIL G-d Almighty has given us the secret. We make our > MAZAL TOV TO results. RABBI JONATHAN TAWIL so far as to say that one who learns Torah people have difficulty working with others. effort, we are theusbuilding siteWe waiting G-d Almighty hason given the secret. make for ourthe > MAZAL Michael Benouaich TOV & NinaTO Robinson plankwe to are come G-d will site bringwaiting the large plank effort, on and the building for the on Robinson their wedding. has given us the secret. We make our G-d Almighty Michael Benouaich & Nina towards us; all we need to do is be there, ready to Already at the outset when creating the alone becomes stupid! (Berachot 63a) When working together as a team man plank to come and G-d will bring the large plank DIRECTOR on their wedding. help position it. need to do is be there, ready to towards us; all we DIRECTOR help TAL effort, we are on the building site waiting for the The position Midrashit.Shir Hashirim (5:2) says: “Open up world G-d taught us the important lesson Chavruta comes from the Hebrew word can achieve many accomplishments. When THE WEEKLY QUOTE TAL for Midrash me an opening like the eyesays: of a“Open needleupand The Shir Hashirim (5:2) Michael Benouaich & Nina Robinson THE WEEKLY QUOTE turnanI will enlarge to eye be an plank to come and G-d will bring the large plank “Enjoy life today, yesterday is forin me opening likeitthe of opening a needle through and of including others in our decision. The meaning, simply, “friend.” The importance working with G-d – there are no limits. 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How’s your learning going?” monarchy, dignity andjust power whilst How’s your learning going?” The student replied impossible for most of us, there is an eventual How’s which descended wagons can from enter.” G-d needs an yourperson learning going?” Thebrings student replied greater clarity Shevet Yehudah, the Aholiav tribe of was impossible for most of us, there is an eventual that all was well, but that his learning had taken (Bereishit 1:26) ideas, the necessity one’s gone and tomorrow may never come.” limit thoughts as to how much wewhile can to pull withanother our body that all was well, but that hisof learningarticulating had taken limit as to how much we can pull with our body a back stage. “Why don’t you come and learn His Heavenly Court creating man. leader. The student replied that all was well, but force. a back stage. “Why don’t you come and learn a descendent Shevet lowliestwas of the force. opening as big as an eye ofofand the needle. 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before Pesach is not just so they shine on the refashioning it. Seder table. The Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law, written 1562) teaches that one Similarly, there are some personal spiritual 08 MARCH 2018 THEmight JEWISH Kashering Keilim cannot use their regular pots and pans, or mistakes, as undesirable as they be, cutlerySynagogue on Pesach without kashering them first. which can be rectified through a relatively strict United In short, this means that they need to be well simple process, much like kashering. Indeed, for cleaned and then either placed in boiling water certain deficiencies, immersion in water, which or heated in a come red-hot fire, depending the represents knowledge and self-contemplation, s that which primarily directly into contactonwith material of the utensil and how they are is enough. By contrast, correcting more serious home the food (frying) and those where it is usually generally This process the utilised. medium of water (boiling).purges the flaws can be likened to immersion in fire, which on the through aration vessel of its chametz content and makes it represents the more radical act of breaking ready for Pesach use. (For further guidance, one’s will. Beyond this, there are some spiritual n the Moving beyond the technical aspect of these please speak to your shul Rabbi). e most important laws, there is a deeper spiritual failings that corrupt us so profoundly that more message in these categories of kashering. Rabbi the only redemption is through shattering. When sight Joseph In truth, B. thisSoloveitchik process of kashering (d. 1993)is sourced interpretsin the negative trait pervades so deeply, it is in the kashering Bemidbar as chapter 31, whenforMoshe instructs a metaphor human self- beyond the usual methods of kashering, so that eaders improvement. that the captured defeated destroying and rebuilding is the only option. In somespoils vessels,ofthethenon-kosher nts’ or food Midianites kashered before usetherefore by the only be infiltrates superficially, much boiling Israelites. Being that treatment the Midianites utilised water or fire are effective tensils methods their utensils for cookingit.and eating non-kosher of removing However, there are food,vessels which where therefore became absorbed into other the taste of the non-kosher the pots and pans,that they neededbepurging to permeates so deeply it cannot removed, be permitted for use. isThere is a distinction the only remedy smashing and then a bath and between utensils made of different materials. it. on the refashioning ode of Earthenware is particularly porous and therefore cannot be kashered. Metal, by contrast, is less at one Similarly, there are some personal spiritual absorbent and hence kashering is effective. ns, or mistakes, as undesirable as they might be, There is also a distinction between utensils m first. which can be rectified through a relatively be well simple process, much like kashering. Indeed, for water certain deficiencies, immersion in water, which on the represents knowledge and self-contemplation, ey are isInenough. 5 memory of Harav Binyamin ben Harav Shalom correcting more serious In memoryBy of contrast, Harav Binyamin ben Harav Shalom es the flaws can be likened to immersion in fire, which akes it represents the more radical act of breaking dance, one’s will. Beyond this, there are some spiritual failings that corrupt us so profoundly that Insights into Jewish History Part 99: Nine Years of Serenity the only redemption is through shattering. When Rebbetzen Epstein, the traitIlana pervades so Cockfosters deeply, it is& N Southgate United Synagogue; ced in by negative Head the of Project Development, US Living usual methods of kashering, so that& Learning structs beyond feated destroying and rebuilding is the only option. by the King Yannai had died and The vast ocean of Torah knowledge was once utilised in his place Queen more allowed to flow freely within the city of kosher Shlomtzion (Salome), now Jerusalem. d into twice widowed, had ing to heeded Yannai’s advice The passing of Shimon Ben Shatach meant that a nction and transferred all power to new Nassi and Av Beit Din were appointed, terials. the Pharisees, and control Shemaya and Avtalyon respectively. erefore of her household to her is less brother Shimon ben Shatach. She was queen for This new-found stability meant that scholars and ective. the next nine years in name only. pilgrims made their way from Babylonia to Judea. ensils One of them was Hillel, who would, 40 years later, This period is barely mentioned by the Roman become one of the greatest Torah scholars. But at Jewish first-century historian Josephus. It was the the age of 40, Hillel refused all monetary support. first time in nearly a century of factional fighting He used half of his very meagre daily income to 5 om that the Pharisees found themselves ruling pay a porter at the yeshivah of Shemaya and entirely on their own. As the power of the Avtalyon to allow him in. On a snowy night, when Sadducees dwindled, the surviving Pharisees he did not have sufficient funds, such was his came out of hiding and returned from their devotion to study, he climbed up on the roof of sanctuaries in neighbouring countries. Others the yeshiva to listen to the halachic discourse were released from prison. The Queen reinstated through the chimney, but nearly froze to death all the Oral laws that the Sadducees had deemed (Talmud Yoma 35b) unlawful and resumed all Temple worship.

These sectarian wars had previously left Judea in chaos; so much effort had been expended in defending themselves from other factions, that there were never enough resources left to defend themselves from outside forces. The new halt in sectarian animosity meant that, for the first time in a long time, the nation was able to rebuild itself agriculturally, economically and militarily.

Hillel was doing what countless others were doing in this period of relative peace, learning Torah in Jerusalem. Yet the death of Shimon ben Shatach brought with it the end of his tempering influence over his nephew Aristobulus II, who in next week’s episode presents his mother, Queen Shlomtzion with an impossible ultimatum.

This serene period is described in the Talmud: “In the days of Shimon ben Shatach…the wheat grew like kidneys, and the barley like the stones of olives, and the lentils like dinarim (an ancient currency) of gold” (Taanit 23a). In Rabbi Avigdor Miller’s book Torah-Nation (1971), he writes: “The nation, before and after, never saw (since the first destruction) such happy years as the nine years the Sages were in power”. Copper Coin of Alexandra Salome

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ASK THE RABBI Looking for answers? Send your question to Rabbi@RabbiSchochet.com Status of my chametz? Dear Rabbi, Greetings from New Jersey. I love your column. Here’s an interesting one for you. Each year I sell my chametz to a custodian who is employed by me. This year he is actually converting to Judaism, and this process is taking place during Pesach. Alternatively, the non-Jew who’s about to convert can always sell it on to another non-Jew. But that’s too easy and we don’t like easy answers do we? What happens to the status of my chametz? Also, as a matter of curiosity, does he get to choose to be either Sephardic - lots of rice - or Ashkenazi? Norman

Dear Norman, Only in America! I suppose it would all depend under whose auspices he is doing the conversion. If it is a reform conversion (and who else would be doing conversions in the middle of Pesach) then the good news is he can keep the chametz – he’s still a non-Jew. Sorry, was that too blunt? Assuming it is an Orthodox conversion, I posit the following: A question is raised as to the dishes that belong to a non-Jew who converts. Do they require immersion in a mikvah? The answer is that as the individual changes status then his dishes become ownerless. When he emerges a Jew, then the Rabbis instituted, for his benefit, that they are now considered newly ac-

Tehillim In this week’s Psalm, King David asks Hashem to champion his cause and avenge him against the nations who are ‘without kindness.’ Rabbi Hirsch explains that the nations of the world will profess dedication to justice, and pretend to abide by the ideals, yet history has unfortunately shown only too brutally that they have not always shown kindness to Jews.

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quired by the Jew. And ownerless dishes acquired by a Jew do not require immersion. It would follow then that when the individual’s status changes from non-Jew to Jew, then the chametz becomes ownerless. You sold it to a non-Jew and this is someone else. In this instance the Rabbis would not institute that the chametz (like the dishes) should be acquired by him – as that is of no benefit to him, when it is forbidden to him. To that end, the chametz remains ownerless throughout the duration of Pesach. In essence anyone can acquire it, so you’d better be first past the post as soon as Pesach is out! On the Ashkenazi / Sephardic front, it would arguably have more to do with who does the conver-

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sion process. If it is a Sephardic Beth Din, then he can enjoy all the sushi he wants. If it’s Ashkenazi then he’ll just have to remain deprived for eight days. Interestingly enough, according to the leading codifier R’ Ovadiah Yosef, if the conversion takes place in Israel, the homeland of the author of Code of Jewish Law, whose rulings the Sephardim follow, then he is considered Sephardic for all halachic implications, regardless of his place of origin. Otherwise he is considered Ashkenazi. Why eighth day of Pesach? Dear Rabbi, Why do we need an eighth day of Pesach when in Israel they have only seven? It seems so tedious to have to go through all the rigmarole one more day while our brethren in Israel can be chomping on their bagles! Savita

festival. So don’t sweat it, relish the opportunity of going the extra mile and for what it’s worth, this year, Pesach in Israel ends on Friday eve. And guess what? You can’t acquire back your chametz on Shabbat. So they’re stuck the extra day without as well. Now which would you rather? Keeping an extra day Pesach, or knowing it’s over and still not being able to have that pita?

Dear Savita,

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As Jews in exile, we have constantly prayed to G-d to enlighten us to truthfully understand the ways of Hashem, and the path that the Torah wants us to follow. King David beseeches The Almighty to dispatch His ‘light and truth’ upon him, and lead him to His holy mountain and dwelling place, which is of course the Har Habayit in Jerusalem. Nowadays, without our Temple, each person can make their own house a ‘bayit neeman b’yisrael,’ a true place

Why Matzah? It’s the day that separates the men from the boys; the ladies from the girls. It’s the day that brings out the hardcore within us all. Come on, let’s face it. Many tend to moan generally about the extra day Yom Tov tapped on in the Diaspora. But whereas on Shavuot it means a little more cheesecake and on Sukkot it entails an extra day of dancing and a few l’chaims, on Pesach it means another day without our staple diet; another day out of routine; another day before we can peel away the silver foil and rediscover the kitchen we left behind more than a week before. For one more day, we have to go without our rice or our quinoa or maybe our diet coke, depending where you are at on the “stringency scale.” You know it does always intrigue me, how people get all het up about these things. Every year without fail, “Rabbi may I have quinoa on Pesach?” You’ve eaten quinoa maybe twice in the past eleven months, once at Aunt Sadie’s house and the other at a Friday night Bat Mitzvah dinner. But now, it’s Pesach and if you can’t have your quinoa you’re not sure you’re going to survive the

Dear Rabbi, Matzah? Why? I get indigestion. Surely my health is more important. Gerard Dear Gerard, Matzah! Because! Matzah symbolizes humility. It’s plain, flat, unpretentious, unassuming. It reminds us how we need to negate the ego which is the single foremost nemesis to spirituality and the very real cause of everything gone wrong our society. From global wars to petty squabbles; every problem has some element of ego linked. It’s about pride, self-aggrandisement – not wanting to yield to the next person. So look at that flat unleavened bread, get over yourself, stop trying to make sense of everything and enjoy!

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show that it is sufficiently serious about tackling Jewish community leaders expressed their the scourge of antisemitism. The Labour Party utter disgust over the decision not to expel has failed the Jewish community, it has failed its America’s UN Ambassador Haley former Mayor new of London, Ken LivingstonNikki members and it has failed all those who believe from the Labour party after his comments in zero tolerance towards antisemitism.” BY LEONAdolf SYMONS had no legal validity and in Jonathan which the US linking Hitler to Zionism. Board of Deputies President Arkush as a “kick thetogut” America’s newEphraim UN ambassador wowed Chief Rabbi Mirvis said, “This was abstained, condemned Labour for its in failure expel and Ken other UN members that the US 18,000 at the Party American a chancepeople for the Labour to show Israel that it warned Livingstone. Jonathan said: “Relations between retaliate newcommunity attempts Public Affairs the Labour Partyagainst and theany Jewish would not tolerateCommittee wilful and convention unapologetic would isolate Israel. when vowed “never again” allow to baitingshe of the Jewishto community, by shamefully have reached a new all-time low. Sheis aadded: do we not have the UN pass anti-Israel resolutions. using thetoHolocaust as a tool with which to “It year since“Never Ken Livingstone’s outrageous backs on of Hitler our friends. We don’t have Nikki described resolution the inflict theHaley maximum amount UN of offence. comments and Zionism. After 12 greaterof friend than despite Israel and to him see 2334, which the stated settlements “Worryingly, partyIsrael’s has yet again failed to amonths indecision, finding

guilty of all three charges, the Labour Party he expected to be expelled by the committee has decided to suspend him from holding because the disciplinary panel was dominated office for just one year, despite his shameless, by right-wingers. “I expect to be expelled, Naftali disgraceful and tendentious attempts to link IP47 alwaysInterview have done,with because the Herstik national Zionism to Nazism. All we can conclude from constitutional committee has got 10 right“The state way I see it, declaring defend and thetwo Jewish that happen was only isembarrassing, left-wingers,” Livingstonthere said. this hopelessly wrongnot decision that the party wingers if there’s no trust, there’s no a “new sheriffhis infate town”. ithaswas hurtful.”problem Haleywith alsoantisemitism, referred to an enduring to isAfter learning that Ms he Haley, would relationship and no business.” whosuspended served formerly of Israel’sis it peace partners, stating that be which is unwilling to face up.” for a year,ashegovernor told waiting South Carolina, she was taken “until the shattering Palestinian Shocking, and Authority stunned weredoes just journalists “As I am said not seeking to return to aback byor to thestand “bizarre” levelcouncil, of what aremedia no parliament some ofit’s the supposed expressions to, used there on social for the local hasa great witnessed Israel more the freebies.” She hearing receivedverdict rapturous when disciplinary came itvitriol doesn’tshe make deal ofagainst change.” But in UN bodies. applause promised that from her surprisingly, through lateand on Tuesday night. Ken compared the experience… new posting in the New Yorkleft-winger she would Continues CONTINUED on page ON P52 Earlier in the day, veteran said BY NAOMI FRANKEL

he is today without the wealth of experience he gained under his uncle’s tutelage. “I believe getting as much experience in your field early on is vital to success, as well as having a mentor to support and guide you, which I had for the first 20 years of my business life.” Stephen’s involvement in all stages of design and selling allowed him to form close relationships with clients, a vital part of his business. “I learned how to manage a business in all areas. This included developing sample ranges, sales, negotiation with factories, through to actually shipping the item to a customer.” Stephen believes strongly in businesses taking full responsibility for their products, saying “Rigorous

“I’m the oldest in this business in the UK, that’s how I stand apart,” says Stephen Roston with a dry laugh. At 59, Stephen, owner and managing director of BS clothing group, has amassed a hugely successful design and supply company, specialising in the production of own brand children’s wear, sold nationally and globally in retail chain stores. “I left school at 15 and went straight into retail. That led to joining the family business, and then I started my own company 20 years ago.” Stephen says he wouldn’t be where

it’s how you handle a problem. When it all goes well, everyone can deal with it, but it is not just about how well you do in sales.” “If someone supplies you something faulty, you don’t want them to go out of business because of it. Deal with it and move on. No one causes a problem on purpose.” Stephen also deals closely with factories in China and says the keys to doing business with foreign clients and suppliers are understanding their culture and building trust. “Over time, I learnt how best to approach and do business with them. The way I see it, if there’s no trust, there’s no relationship and no business.” Knowing when to change direction within your career is important for continued success. Stephen branched out eight months ago to do entrepreneur and consultancy work and says it was one of the best decisions he made. “Don’t get me wrong, designing and supplying products is a fantastic business to be in, but it can be a testing one. I was ready for a new path where I could still remain in my chosen career but take things a little easier.” He now advises on retail selling, working with managers and CEOs of chain stores, as well as large

safety testing was an important part of what I did. I have designed children’s wear for over 35 years, and in my experience, it is the hardest sector to produce. Nothing can go wrong.” However, Stephen regards human error as a normal and expected occurrence in a driven business environment. “At the end of the day,

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Several Jews were evicted from last weekend’s “cultural and family event”, known as Palestine Expo, at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre (QEII) in London. When Jason Silver sat down to eat lunch, which was included in the price of his ticket, and placed a kippa on his head, he was asked to leave. The incident, which was captured on video and went viral on the internet, showed the organisers asking a security guard to remove Mr Silver. Police were called when he insisted that all he was doing was eating lunch, noting that he had been there for three hours and that it was when he put on his kippa that he was asked to leave. Elsewhere Mr David Collier sat down to eat lunch without a kippa, but with his wife and child, and was spotted by members of a local anti-Israel group called “London Palestine Action.” “I saw an activist called Andrew Nelis before he saw me,” said Mr Collier. “I then saw Jackie Walker enter the room and start talking to him. They began looking over in CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 my direction. Then Tony Greenstein

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as “occupied Palestine” that rejects any part of BY JAMES MARLOW Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Israeli politicians as well as key Jewish organiOn the very day that Israel celebrated 69 years sations blasted the UN agency on Tuesday for of modern independence, UNESCO voted 22choosing to pass a resolution they deemed 10 disavowing Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. anti-Israel in nature. The UNESCO Executive Board is expected With 23 countries abstaining and three ab- to ratify the result of the vote on Friday. sent altogether, the 58 board members gathered Although the number of countries supportin Paris to approve the resolution referred to ing the absurd UNESCO resolution is getting

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Israel has had very little contact with The worst incident between Israel and Syria since the latter’s civil war started six Syria since the civil war began. President years ago has increased tension sharply be- Assad’s energies have focused on battling rebel forces and Daesh. Likewise, the face tween the two countries. Israeli jets struck targets in Syria on Fri- of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah has been day morning, Syrian anti-aircraft missiles turned away from Israel in support of Aswere launched at the jets and one Syrian sad. Israel is always in the terrormissile aimed inside Israel wasIN-DEPTH intercepted PURIMHowever, COVERAGE STARTS P6 ists’ sights and must remain on alert that by Israel’s Arrow missile defence system. On Sunday, defence minister Avigdor one or the other could launch an attack, Lieberman threatened that Syrian air de- hence the plans to take citizens out of any PARSHA: KI TISA firing line. fence systems would be destroyed if they potential PARSHAT PARAH While STARTS there is no doubt that Hamas and were used against Israeli warplanes again. ENDS possess weapons that could inPrime minister Binyamin Netanyahu LONDONlat- Hezbollah 5:53 7:01 er confirmed that the raids intoMANCHESTER Syria were flict damage 6:02 in Israel, 7:11 there is increasing that Syria7:09 also has the capacity to aimed at destroying weaponsLEEDS bound for concern5:56 mix it with its neighbour, should it choose Hezbollah. On Tuesday, a senior Israeli officer dis- to escalate the current spat. Dr Mordechai Kedar, a senior lecturer closed in an interview with a news agency that Israel has a plan, codenamed “Safe at Bar-Ilan University, believes that Syria Distance”, to move up to a quarter of a does indeed possess the capability to harm Jessica Ackerman, 8 years old, Israel. “They have chemical weapons that million Menorah Foundation School people from both north and south border areas to safety should a conflict be- they have used repeatedly, and they have missiles. I’m not sure a large volley of misgin with either Hamas or Hezbollah.

siles could be stopped by Israeli systems. Putin to discuss Iran’s attempts to estabIf they decide to go wild with the backing lish a permanent military foothold in Syria of the Russians or the Iranians, they could with a base on the Israeli border. become very problematic.” Russia remains a key player in the region America’s new UN Ambassador Nikki Haley According to Kedar, Assad has an inter- and has taken the opportunity to fill the est in escalating tensions with Israel. “In void left by America. Now it is on seemBY LEON SYMONS no legal and in which the US order to give himself legitimacy, he wants ingly goodhad terms with validity both protagonists, as to a “kick in the itgut” and America’s UNwith ambassador to bring Israel into a new conflict the Ira- wowed observersabstained, will be keen see whether other eternally UN members that the US people at the American can Israel nians and 18,000 the Russians.” pour warned oil on these troubled Public Committeetheirconvention Israel and Russia Affairs already coordinate waters. would retaliate against any new attempts shewhich vowed to “never again” allow to isolate Israel. air attacks when in Syria, is uncomfortable She added: “Never do we not have UN toBashar pass anti-Israel for Syrian the President al-Assad.resolutions. PARSHA: VAYAKHELof our friends. We don’t have Haley Israel hasNikki carried out described dozens ofUNairresolution the backsPEKUDEI a greater friend than Israel and to see 2334, which stated Israel’s settlements PARSHAT HACHODESH strikes in Syria to prevent weapons’ smuggling to Hezbollah. Iran has also provided Syria with Shia militias from Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. Israel is concerned that Hezbollah, with which it fought a war in 2006, is building up a massive arsenal of sophisticated weapons to use against Israel when the next round of fighting occurs. Last week Mr Netanyahu visited Moscow and met Russian President Vladimir

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show that it is sufficiently serious about tackling BY JAMES MARLOW Labour Party their the scourge of antisemitism. The Jewish community leaders expressed it has failed its expel has failed the Jewish community, utter disgust over the decision not to Haley and it has failed all those who believe members UN Ambassador Ken LivingstonNikki America’s of London, Mayor new former in zero tolerance towards antisemitism.” from the Labour party after his comments US Arkush which the and in Jonathan President validity of Deputies no legal Board had SYMONS LEONAdolf BY Hitler to Zionism. linking Ken expel and thetogut” failure for its in as a “kick condemned Labour was abstained, wowed “This said, Mirvis ambassador UN Ephraim new Rabbi Chief America’s US between that the said: “Relations UN members Jonathan other Livingstone. that it warned to show Israel American at the Party for the Labour a chancepeople 18,000 attempts newcommunity Jewish and theany Partyagainst retaliate the Labour unapologetic would wilful and convention tolerateCommittee Affairs would not Public a new all-time low. Israel. reached isolate have allow to by shamefully “never again” community, Jewishto vowed of the baitingshe when have outrageous not we do Livingstone’s Ken “Never since year added: a is She “It with which to resolutions. as a tool pass anti-Israel thetoHolocaust UN using the 12 have After We don’t and Zionism. our friends. of Hitler backs on comments resolution the of offence. amount UN described maximum theHaley Nikki inflict see to him finding Israel and than despite indecision, greaterof friend failed to amonths settlements has yet again partyIsrael’s stated “Worryingly, the

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he expected to be expelled by the committee because the disciplinary panel was dominated by right-wingers. “I expect to be expelled, national Naftali the Herstik because Interview have done,with MARLOW always IP47 JAMES when right- Israeli media reported that constitutional committee has got 10 Foreign the telephoned said. Netanyahu there warned Livingston I see it, declaring way “The state Netanyahu left-wingers,” Jewish two the Minister defend wingers Prime and if there’s no trust, take his call. there’s no would that Minister, Gabriel refused to he Haley, Ms that Gabriel town”. infate Sigmar and sheriffhis relationship learning Minister a “new isAfter Foreign are no business.” Breaking the Silence and B’Tselem of wing left waiting told ashegovernor a year,radical formerly for with served meet would who hesuspended ifbe that to extremely controversial groups in Israel taken cancel was to return she would said not seeking I amNetanyahu “Asthen South Carolina, journalists organizations, about of collect testimonies from Israeli veterans levelcouncil, afternoon. the local Tuesday “bizarre” on for stand the talks byor to abackscheduled parliament their areas But their service experiences in volatile the change.” ignoredIsrael ofagainst deal Minister witnessed great hasaForeign make German the she doesn’t itvitriol But with Continued on page 7 experience… meetings ahead withthe wentcompared andKen in UN bodies. surprisingly, ultimatum ON P52 on page and “B’Tselem.” CONTINUED Continues NGO’s “Breaking the Silence” it’s how you handle a problem. When it all goes well, everyone can deal with it, but it is not just about how well you

do in sales.” “If someone supplies you something faulty, you don’t want them to go out of business because of it. Deal with it and move on. No one causes a problem on

purpose.” Stephen also deals closely with factories in China and says the keys to doing business with foreign clients and suppliers are understanding their culture and building trust. “Over time, I learnt how best to approach and do business with them. The way I see it, if

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“I’m the oldest in this business in the UK, that’s how I stand Stephen Roston apart,” says with a dry laugh. At 59, Stephen, owner and managing director of BS clothing group, has amassed a hugely successful design and supply company, specialising in the

production of own brand children’s wear, sold nationally and globally in retail chain stores. “I left school at 15 and went straight into retail. That led to joining the family business, and then I started my own company 20 years ago.” Stephen says he wouldn’t be where

there’s no trust, there’s no relationship and no business.” Knowing when to change direction within your career is important for continued success. Stephen branched out eight months ago to do entrepreneur and consultancy work and says it was one of the best decisions he

he is today without the wealth of experience he gained under his uncle’s tutelage. “I believe getting as much experience in your field early on is vital to success, as well as having a mentor to support and guide you, which I had for the first 20 years of my business life.” Stephen’s involvement in all

stages of design and selling allowed him to form close relationships with clients, a vital part of his business. “I learned how to manage a business in all areas. This included developing sample ranges, sales, negotiation with factories, through to actually shipping the item to

safety testing was an important part of what I did. I have designed children’s wear for over 35 years, and in my experience, it is the hardest sector to

produce. Nothing can go wrong.” However, Stephen regards human error as a normal and expected occurrence in a driven business environment. “At the end of the day,

a customer.” Stephen believes strongly in businesses taking full responsibility for their products, saying “Rigorous

made. “Don’t get me wrong, designing and supplying products is a fantastic business to be in, but it can be a testing one. I was ready for a new path where I could still remain in my chosen career

but take things a little easier.” He now advises on retail selling, working with managers and CEOs of chain stores, as well as large

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4000 people attended the national HMD event, at Barnet Co on Sunday. Henry Grunwald OBE QC welcomed the crowd a board President Jonathan Arkush, to read the Yad Vashem La 180 Survivors were in attendance, including 87 year old Ben gave an emotional speech about the Warsaw Ghetto, rem receiving just two loaves of bread and half a pound of Jam. Ambassador Mark Regev, described growing up as a child o “living with the weight of the Shoah on his shoulders.” Mayor of London Sadiq Khan mentioned how deeply mo hearing different survivors accounts, and how the new nati Memorial Centre is absolutely vital as its “more important tha from the past.” Surrounded by 150 schoolchildren, Chief Rabbi Ephraim M the two meanings of the Hebrew word “Tikva,” – rope and h rope in the book of Joshua allowed two Jewish men to escape hope keeps Jews going. Like a rope, made up of many tiny fi together to form a strong unbreakable bond, so too there is hop where determination and single mindedness join forces to allo our ambitions. The children of the future represent the hope extinguished in the past. Highlights, including a live video link up to the annual ‘Marc event, taking place in Poland. Spectators in London watched ION... of the march lit candles in Auschwitz. TEAMS ONE NAT ...MANY Five male choirs combined, to sing and accompany Cantors David Rome and Rabbi Mark Levene who’s moving rendition LY K 14 youth groups took part in the ceremony, and it Ecrowd. W Ethe inspiring to see people of all ages, including world Ambassado Rabbis, Dignitaries, Communal leaders, professionals and volu attended to ‘Remember Together - We Are One.’

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EWISH charities have benefited to the tune of over £160,000 following the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday. Runners completed the iconic 26.2 mile distance spurred on by a stirring atmosphere as over 40,000 participants took to the streets cheered on by supporters. Participants from across the country drew great acclaim from Jewish organisations. Eleven runners raised £65k in aid of Chai Cancer Care. Chai chairman, Louise Hager, praised each runner’s commitment and dedication over many months of training. Ricky Green raised an astonishing £28k and completed the marathon in five hours. Coby Bull finished in a similar time raising over £7.5k. “Chai are always at the end of the phone, they help through the emotional roller coaster that is cancer,” he said.

Jonathan Barr, who completed the New York marathon ten weeks post-chemotherapy two years ago, ran alongside wife, Lauren, raising 10k for Chai and the North London Hospice. “Chai have been a rock, they have shown me such kindness and understanding,” he said. “The most amazing part were the crowds,” said Mikey Salem, who has raised over £5k. “From the second you cross the start line until the finish the crowd is cheering you on.” “Every runner goes through good and challenging miles, and miles where you aren’t sure you can do it,” added Charlotte Hamilton, who ran with fiancé Ben Menahem to raise funds for Chai and Jewish Women’s Aid. “It is humbling to cross the finish line for a cause you believe in, which ultimately keeps you going.” “It’s important to spread awareness and funds so the service can continue to grow,” said Michaela Krantz, who found the event uplifting.

“Family and friends who came to watch really helped keep me going, especially for the last few miles,” said Rachel Caplin, who raced in memory of her mother. “It was an amazing experience and one I’ve always wanted to be part of,” commented Jo Benjamin. “The first 15 miles were easy, but it became tougher every mile that passed,” Josh Dvir said. “The London Marathon is THE charity marathon and it was so worthwhile to run for this amazing organisation,” noted Melanie Ross Ten runners raised £25k for Kisharon. Rabbi Joshua Conway came home first for the charity in 3 hours 44 minutes. Saul Mayers and Lorin Bradley ran the marathon together. “The race exceeded all expectations and was truly our most extraordinary experience,” commented Saul. Miranda Shemen finished in just under four hours followed by mum, Danielle Donne. Other runners included Eli Patashnik, Deborah Clayden and Vic Aboudara. “Kisharon has nothing but admiration for the commitment demonstrated by the runners who trained, ran and fundraised for learning disabilities,” said Richard

Franklin, Kisharon communications director. A further 10 runners representing Leeds Jewish Welfare Board reached beyond its £20k target in the 140th anniversary of the organisation caring for the community. Philip Myers, brothers Marcus and Jamie Lee, Paul Berwin, Danny Rosenberg, Monica Angel, Deborah Stewart, Elissa Yurowitz and Ilan Sherman ran alongside veteran runner Lloyd Rakusen. Lloyd, who has completed 15 marathons for the Welfare Board and celebrates his 70th birthday this year, again displayed his ongoing support and commitment. “The team has worked incredibly hard both in training and in fundraising,” said Tracy Bickler, communications manager. “All the runners surpassed their individual goals with the promise of donations. “The support of the community together with the dedication and commitment from the team are humbling and enable us to continue our vital work in the community.” Dedicated marathon runners raised £20k for Jewish Care. Josh Domb, 27, ran the course in an impressive 3 hours 10 minutes. “I’m buzzing, it was an incredible experience from start to finish,” he

said. “Seeing my parents cheering their hearts out with 100 meters to go will stay with me for a very long time.” Jewish Care director of fundraising and marketing Daniel Carmel-Brown marked his 20th year working for the organisation by finishing his first marathon in just under five hours. Daniel dedicated his race to his 1,400 colleagues and 3,000 volunteers. Suffering from cramp at 25 miles, he thought of those who support the Jewish community of London and South East. “There is digging deep and there is reaching beyond what is normal for a human being to do to achieve a lifetime ambition,” he said. “It was like an out of body experience, it is truly the case that ‘thinking the impossible’ does make things possible.” Talk Radio producer Matt Blom, 26, completed the marathon. “The atmosphere is what made it with everyone cheering you on,” he noted. “Running across Tower Bridge is something I will never forget; it was an incredible moment.” Real estate manager Yael Kohn travelled from Ranana in Israel and completed the marathon in a shade under four hours. “I have

26 APRIL 2017 dreamt of completing this marathon, and to do it supporting the work of Jewish Care is a truly worthy way to achieve this dream,” she said. Camp Simcha runners raised over £15k to support families coping with serious childhood illness. “Running the marathon is no small commitment and we are immensely grateful our runners chose to do it,” said chief executive Neville Goldschneider. Jonny Phillips of Edgware, who has raised over £23,000 for the charity since 2010, completed his fifth London marathon for the charity. “I know some of the families supported and hear about the unconditional care they get; supporting an amazing charity elevates the whole marathon experience,” he said. Darrel Yawitch, also from Edgware, completed the course in an impressive 3 hours 7 minutes. “The atmosphere and cheers really kept me going and the sight of the Camp Simcha staff waiting with a sandwich at the end was wonderful,” he quipped. Arie Gurvits, Pinchos Herskovic, Shloimy Roth and Yossi Schloss

THE JEWISH WEEKLY finished the course for the charity. World Jewish Relief fielded its largest ever team of runners this year. 21 people from across the UK, Italy and France donned WJR vests, raising more than £43,000 for the charity. Chief Executive Paul Anticoni said, “It is incredible to have a Marathon team like this with so many people putting in the training and commitment to support World Jewish Relief. It’s a tremendous achievement and a life-changing experience, not just for the runners but for all the people the money raised will benefit.” Maurice and Sam Helfgott, received a surprise mention during BBC live coverage, with Brendan Fosters last comment after 37 years. “Maurice Helfgott, who’s running with his son Sam for World Jewish Relief, brought his father Ben Helfgott to the UK after the war in 1945. Ben survived the Holocaust, was brought to Britain aged 16 and he ended up being the captain of the Great Britain weight lifting team in the 1956 and ’60 Olympics. He won a bronze medal in the 1958 Commonwealth Games.

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Good luck to Maurice and Sam and best wishes to Ben who is now 87. That’s my last mention in the London Marathon, thank you.” British Emunah director Deborah Nathan praised the efforts of the charity’s six runners from London, Leeds and Manchester raising £12k towards a new dormitory at the charity’s children’s centre in Afula, Israel. “Their achievements will be doubly rewarded with the match funding that Emunah in Israel has secured for the refurbished dormitory building in Afula,” she said. Jonny Gould was the first team member to pass the finish line in 3 hours 50 minutes followed by Marc Jackson in a fraction under four hours. “Having my family there gave me a real boost, but experience told me to slow down and enjoy it, which is what I did,” said Jonny of Leeds, running his first London marathon for Emunah. “The last six miles were a bit challenging and you realise it is as much about mental energy as physical effort,” commented Londoner Marc, spurred on by wife Wendy who runs

COMMUNITY the Emunah eBay online charity shop. Other runners were Claire Gothelf, David Bondt, Roey Freilich and marathon veteran Flora Frank. “I got to six miles and wanted to pack it in,” said Claire, who ran in memory of her dad, Harvey Gothelf, and had a picture of him on her back. “It was so hard, I started off too quickly but I did it and there was a huge sense of satisfaction,” she said. Claire’s proud mum, Margaret Gothelf, is a long-term Emunah supporter and cheered her daughter on from the sidelines. First-time runners David Bondt and Roey Freilich took longer than expected due to injury and the sheer number of runners. “The training app on my phone showed I had actually done 28 miles,” said David. “The first five miles were okay and then it was tough. Things sped up and I was sprinting but had to stop and talk to Roey as he was injured. “We ran part of the way arm in arm and then he bravely carried on.” Miriam Dennis ran for the charity Chana, which supports couples in the Jewish community who may feel isolated and need medical

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Part of the World Jewish Relief team information and support to help them deal with the challenge of infertility. In total, Miriam has raised over £10,000 for Chana and Norwood over a span of four marathons. Jewish Weekly female readers may recall seeing her mum in a previous Eshet Chayil issue, entitled ‘Marathon Mum.’ This achievement is all the more remarkable considering she has had a back operation and arthritis to deal with recently, although she says it’s not as bad as her mum, “who now has a metal hip, shoulder and knee to show for her efforts!” Great grandmother and Jewish educator, Flora Frank, competed under the Norwood banner while also raising funds for Emunah, crossing the line in six hours 41 minutes. At 72 years old, she has raised nearly £300,000 for charity, in an unbelievable career spanning no less than 35 marathons! Fittingly, she received the British Empire medal as a tribute to her incredible efforts. The London Marathon clearly shows what the UK Jewish community are capable of and we should all be truly proud of everyone who was involved in this great event. Photo credits: Individual charities

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Yom Hazikaron commemorations and Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations take place.

Security is stepped up for a two-day official visit of US President Donald Trump to Israel.

UKIP candidate Paddy Singh A minute of silence for Wiltshire North is lamSouthe basted for tweeting references to “Nazi Jews’.

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smaller, it is still a significant step for a UN institution to take. Speaking at the International Bible Quiz prior to the vote, Prime Minister Netanyahu said “There was no nation in the world to whom Jerusalem was more holy than to the Jewish people.” He continued by saying “I know that today there is a vote in UNESCO that will try to deny that simple truth - we reject UNESCO.”

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police were also called. Witnesses say they saw a male attempt to enter a kosher food store in an extremely aggressive fashion, shouting anti-Semitic abuse and obscenities. Staff saw what was taking place outside the shop, and before he could enter they locked the door. But the man ran towards another kosher shop, this time gaining entry whilst

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as “occupied Palestine” that rejects any part of BY JAMES MARLOW Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Israeli politicians as well as key Jewish organiOn the very day that Israel celebrated 69 years sations blasted the UN agency on Tuesday for of modern independence, UNESCO voted 22choosing to pass a resolution they deemed 10 disavowing Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. anti-Israel in nature. The UNESCO Executive Board is expected With 23 countries abstaining and three ab- to ratify the result of the vote on Friday. sent altogether, the 58 board members gathered Although the number of countries supportin Paris to approve the resolution referred to ing the absurd UNESCO resolution is getting

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smaller, it is still a significant step for a UN institution to take. Speaking at the International Bible Quiz prior to the vote, Prime Minister Netanyahu said “There was no nation in the world to whom Jerusalem was more holy than to the Jewish people.” He continued by saying “I know that today there is a vote in UNESCO that will try to deny that simple truth - we reject UNESCO.”

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brandishing a meat cleaver in one hand and what appeared to be a large knife in his other hand. He shouted, “Where is the boss, I will kill him.” Staff at the second kosher store replied several times that the owner was not there and the man eventually ran out of the shop and onto the street, still armed with the weapons. The male described as white then allegedly ran towards two young Jewish girls aged 14 and 8, shouting “You Jews run away from here before I kill you,” according to Shomrim. When Shomrim arrived at the scene, they were told the armed man had run towards a block of flats close by. Shomrim volunteers followed him into the area and cordoned off the zone, stopping all members of the public from approaching. Another Shomrim team who arrived on the scene retrieved the CCTV from one of the shops to get an idea of what they were dealing with. Soon after the police arrived, an armed unit appeared on the scene and were immediately sent in to where the suspect was last

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With less than four weeks before perhaps the most important general election in twenty years, party helpers were out in their droves along with their party candidates knocking on doors and hoping to turn out the vote on 8 June. In Finchley and Golders Green, Conservative candidate Mike Freer (pictured) said he felt good about the response he received on the doorsteps. The heart of the Orthodox community in Golders Green, which is generally a 90% Conservative area, was targeted last Sunday. Elsewhere the Labour candidate Jeremy Newmark was out with CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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BY JAMES MARLOW Security for the two-day official visit of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania to Israel next week has been dramatically stepped up. New measures have included placing robots in surrounding sewers and installing special infrared warning lights on the roof of the King David Hotel where they will be staying. Final preparations are being made to receive the couple who will be joined by Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband

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Jared Kushner on Monday 22 May. The visit has come against a backdrop of controversy following the comments of National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster during a heated press conference on Tuesday. McMaster was questioned regarding reports that Trump shared classified information with Russian officials in the Oval Office. Whilst outlining the president’s itinerary on his first official foreign trip to the Middle East, the issue of the status of

Jerusalem came up. When asked whether the Western Wall was part of Israel, McMaster noted twice that it was a “policy decision,” and that the Western Wall was “not part of Israeli territory.” Trump will visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, which was captured by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War as part of his whistle stop trip. The United States has never recognised Israel’s sovereignty over the Old City or other areas acquired in 1967. In terms of the high profile visit, the American government have ordered more than a thousand rooms in the capital, but the president and his immediate family will be staying at the King David for just the one night. When high-profile VIPs visit Israel and it becomes clear that person will stay in Jerusalem, top hotels compete for the booking. The Waldorf Astoria and David Citadel were high on the agenda, but in the end, they decided on the King David, as it is said to be the most secure hotel in Israel and easy for both the American and the Israeli secret service to protect.

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As the dust settles following the Manchester Arena bombing, more details have emerged about the catastrophe, as leaders from around the world continue to offer their tributes and condolences. Police say that 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a student at Salford University, blew himself up as American singer Ariana Grande had just finished performing her last song on stage. The casualties were high, with 22 people murdered so far, 59 injured, some critically, and children as young as 8 years old being counted among the dead. The attack took place at just after 10.30pm on Monday night in a public area just outside the entrance to the Manchester Arena next to Victoria station. Manchester is home to the second largest Jewish community in Britain and several terror attacks have been foiled by the security forces in the past few years including an

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attack to target synagogues. Condemnation from world leaders was swift as the number of deaths were continuing to rise. Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement outside Downing Street, where she condemned the “appalling” terrorist attack, as “one of the worst terror attacks the UK had seen.” She said that the city had fallen victim to “a callous terrorist attack,” and that her thoughts and prayers were with all the victims, families and friends of those affected.” President Donald Trump who was visiting Bethlehem to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, told the media that “this wicked ideology must be obliterated.” He went on to say how “all innocent lives must be protected, and my thoughts are with the people of Manchester.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

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The fact that my ex-neighbour in shul had such a stunning history which I never knew when he was alive, made a profound impact on me.

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Transforming my life and others BY ISSAC SHERMAN This section has earned its fame for inspiring our readers with great in-depth articles on how determined people have started businesses completely and utterly from scratch and turned them into successful companies, providing a living not only for their own families, but for many others too. This week, we stay true to the theme of inspiration, but digress slightly to show Jewish Weekly readers how one man, working in

the banking sector in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong, decided to change his life and dedicate most of his time to using the Jewish people’s past as an inspiration to better many young people’s futures. Scott Saunders grew up with virtually no known connection to the Holocaust, other than the fact that he was Jewish. An international career saw him live together with his family for three years in New York, three and a half years in Tokyo and 15 years in Hong Kong, working for

big names such as UBS and JP Morgan. Living so far from home, community became an important factor in the Saunders’s home, with Scott’s wife particularly involved in various events. Sipping his coffee, Scott smiles as he tells me how he still maintains close contact with many friends from his time abroad, despite being back in London since 2010. Being friendly to everyone is part of his nature, and despite having nothing in common with the old man who sat next to him

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in shul each week, who simply went by the name of Joseph, Scott always made sure to say Shabbat Shalom and goodbye to him. But the banker’s life was about to take on a new significance. Scott was invited to a commemoration evening for Chiune Sugihara, a former Japanese diplomat who served as vice-consulate for Japan in Lithuania. At the risk of his own execution, he defied his own governments orders to save more than 3500 Jewish families during the

Holocaust by issuing them with transit visas to get out of wartorn Europe and escape certain death at the hands of the Nazis. From his base in Kovno, Lithuania, the Jews he saved included the famous “Mir Yeshiva,” which still exists today in Israel. (The story of how Mir ended up in Shanghai is certainly worthy of its own Jewish Weekly article, perhaps at a later date.) Sugihara was awarded the “Righteous Among the Nations” medal by Israel in 1985 for his heroic efforts. Continued on page 24

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The evening was so inspiring that Scott decided to further his own research and learning. But his quest dramatically became more personal when he attended the funeral of the old man whom he had sat next to in shul for all those years, but hardly knew. The rabbi mentioned how the deceased’s wife had revealed to him that her husband, Joseph Shimkin, had been one of the recipients of Sugihara’s visas and had arrived in Japan on the very last boat in 1941. Not only had he himself been saved, but he devised a fake seal of the Japanese’s consulate, enabling him to forge documents Survivor Arek Hirsch that were identical to Sugihara’s. His fake visas were estimated to ter’s in Modern Jewish History tant event each year, with a full save over several hundred Jews at the age of 49, he realised that five-day program. Scott tells me from Auschwitz and other death many organisations did their own that the aim of the UK March is camps, and he issued these de- thing when it came to the Hol- threefold: “To further Holocaust spite the fact that he had already ocaust, but there was little joint education for university students and young adults, to bring peolost his own wife and child. Af- collaboration. He decided to get in touch ple of all religious backgrounds ter moving to Japan, he ended with the inter- together, and to touch people’s up staying there, national March identity by encouraging each perremarried and of the Living, son to expand one area of their started a new an international engagement, whether it’s volunfamily. educational pro- teering, helping out on campus or “The fact that gram that brings visiting the sick in hospital.” my ex-neighbour Regarding education, Scott exJewish people in shul had such from all over the plains that studying the history a stunning histoworld to Poland of the nations in Europe is a vital ry which I never on Yom Hasho- cog in understanding how people knew when he ah, Holocaust can end up doing what they did was alive, made a Memorial Day, to the Jews during those terrible profound impact to march the years. He wants the learning to on me,” Scott three kilometres challenge people by covering new tells me, with a from Auschwitz ground and learning about things tiny teardrop glisthat they would never have come to Birkenau. tening in the corThis had been across before. ner of his eye. When it comes to togetherness going since After that, he 1988, with for- in Poland, people often put aside started getting Remembering the past for a better future mer Chief Rab- political differences to pray tomore involved in gether as one united people, carHolocaust education for young bi of Israel Rabbi Lau, himself people. It began by bringing sur- a survivor, involved from the rying on defiantly after so many vivors in to speak to different beginning. Until 2010, the March years of trouble and hate. “Two groups, and it wasn’t long before had seen over 11,000 Jews com- weeks ago, at the mass Havdalah Scott was leading a group of 10 ing together to examine the roots ceremony, we had 260 people, adults on a trip to Poland togeth- of prejudice, intolerance and arm in arm, with survivors in the er with a few survivors. This first hate, but with no official delega- middle of the room lighting candles. It didn’t matter to anyone trip only made Scott want to go tion from the UK. Together with others, Scott set that some people were from BA, again and to take Holocaust education forward in a bigger way up the March of the Living UK some belonged to Tribe, whilst then he could ever have imagined. to encourage UK participants to others represented other instiAfter moving back to the UK join with the international com- tutions, such as Noam or LJY, in 2010 and completing a mas- munity in marking this impor- [they] all came together as one,”

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Scott recalled. Touching people’s identity is perhaps the biggest passion that drives him on to organise a march that takes up almost a year of planning each time. “My team spend the entire year before the March, organising fundraising to cover the participants,” which amounts to 95% of the total costs. But it’s all worth it when we see how people stand at the gates of hell and are spurred on by a powerful “call to action.” Something inside each person sparks them to expand their identity in one small way, which fulfils Scott’s ultimate goal, namely taking each person on a personal

journey of growth, each according to their own level. Scott’s dream is to make the March of the Living UK a “rite of passage” for young British Jews, in the same way that an Israel tour has become a must. Having grown the UK delegation from just 10 participants in 2010 to 260 this past year, the former Hong Kong banker has truly shown that with great determination and passion, a person can really achieve anything they want if they just believe enough in themselves. For more information, or to enquire about next year’s March, log on to http://marchoftheliving.org.uk

To further Holocaust education for university students and young adults, to bring people of all religious backgrounds together, and to touch people’s identity by encouraging each person to expand one area of their engagement, whether it’s volunteering, helping out on campus or visiting the sick in hospital.


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selection of Jewish/ Israeli songs, led by Yael Bebb accompanied by pianist David Blankffield. Soprano Laura Burns sang a variety of songs. Entertainment was also provided by Josh Hodis, a close up magician. Sidney Austin reminisced with Jewish Connections melodies. The finale was the Shirim Choir singing Yeroushalim Chel Zahav followed by the Hatikvah. Proceeds raised over £1000 and went to the Israeli War Disabled. Sass’s legendary falafel and the Ladies Guild catered for the event.

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Several Jews were evicted from last weekend’s “cultural and family event”, known as Palestine Expo, at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre (QEII) in London. When Jason Silver sat down to eat lunch, which was included in the price of his ticket, and placed a kippa on his head, he was asked to leave. The incident, which was captured on video and went viral on the internet, showed the organisers asking a security guard to remove Mr Silver. Police were called when he insisted that all he was doing was eating lunch, noting that he had been there for three hours and that it was when he put on his kippa that he was asked to leave. Elsewhere Mr David Collier sat down to eat lunch without a kippa, but with his wife and child, and was spotted by members of a local anti-Israel group called “London Palestine Action.” “I saw an activist called Andrew Nelis before he saw me,” said Mr Collier. “I then saw Jackie Walker enter the room and start talking to him. They began looking over in my direction. Then Tony Greenstein

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showed up. I am never confrontational, never impolite.” However, he explained that he then walked over to them and said, “Yes, this is me.” Mr Collier said they looked at each other and that Greenstein did not believe he was there for the food. But he returned to his seat and his family. The three men then walked over with security guards to the long table where the Collier family were eating and asked them to leave, which they did. David Collier said “I am now considering a civil suit against the QEII building as I am a member of the press, who was being evicted on discriminatory grounds.” The pro-Palestinian event was almost cancelled after Communities Secretary Sajid Javid was concerned that the organisers, Friends of Al Aqsa, had links to terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah. But in the end the event was given the go ahead and billed as “the biggest social, cultural and entertainment event on Palestine to ever take place in Europe.” Speakers included anti-Zionist Israeli-born Ilan Pappe and Miko CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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In an astonishing move Sadiq Khan has overturned Barnet Council’s decision to grant planning permission to build a brand new Hasmonean school for boys not far from where the Hasmonean Girls’ School is situated on Page Street in London’s Mill Hill neighbourhood. The London Mayor cited Green Belt land concerns and ruled that building plans for the new project are far too excessive and could have a negative effect on open space areas and controlling urban growth. For several years, Jewish secondary schools in the North West London area have been hugely oversubscribed and parents have been desperate to obtain places in any Jewish school for their children. Numbers will only continue to increase in the coming years

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and it is difficult to see how this need can be met without the redevelopment of Hasmonean or another brand new Orthodox school. An insider close to the project told the Jewish Weekly that if the expansion plan does not take place, Jewish children will not even have an option to get into a non-Jewish school. The unnamed source known to The Jewish Weekly said of Sadiq Khan, “This is a person who spoke at Jewish Care and now a Muslim Mayor of all people is overturning a democratic elected council decision to build a new Jewish school.” In February, Barnet Council’s planning committee narrowly gave the go-ahead through a cross-party vote for a major building redevelopment project on greenbelt land owned by the council. The result was

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greeted with jubilation as some three-hundred people packed into the committee room to clap and cheer once they knew the decision had been passed. The boys would have moved into the newly built premises by 2020 and Hasmonean pupils on the new site would have increased from its current annual role of 1100 pupils to 1400 per year. But this latest move from the Mayor’s office has sent shivers into the community because there does not appear to be many other options available to cater for a growing Orthodox community that requires Jewish education for its children. The insider close to the project did point out that they expected the Mayor’s office may suggest a compromise of turning the Hasmonean on Page Street into a mixed school and thereby save vital Green Belt land. “This however was out of the question and could never be accepted,” the source said. There are currently 635 boys on the Holders Hill campus in Hendon – a school that was only designed for 350.

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RABBI DWECK CRISIS REACHES CONCLUSION - P3 In a letter to Barnet council earlier this week, Mr Khan said that he recognised the importance of meeting educational needs, but felt “the proposed footprint of the school and the extent of development on Green Belt land and open space, is excessive. On balance, I consider that the potential harm to the Green Belt would not be outweighed.” A community leader did say that their only hope right now was that

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Mayor Khan did not know about the decision and that the letter had just been sent from his office. But others said that was highly unlikely. The community is therefore appealing to Sadiq Kahn to reverse his decision in light of the desperate shortage of Jewish schools in North West London and to take into consideration the Jewish community’s long successful tradition of separate schools and excellent exam results.

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Despite Israeli authorities dismantling the metal detectors at the entrance to Temple Mount, the wave of anger from the Arab world has continued, with Terror groups Hamas and Fatah both calling for this Friday to be another ‘day or rage.’ Fatah youth group Shabiba called on Palestinians to remain “steadfast” in the defence of Jerusalem, and The Tanzim, an armed militia affiliated with Fatah, have been organising mass demonstrations throughout Jerusalem and the West Bank. This is in addition to widespread riots amongst many radical Palestinians, who claim Israel have violated the status quo in the holy site. However some Palestinians were not bothered by the new security procedures until they were threatened by the Muslim Waqf and told not to enter the holy site. The security cabinet says the detectors and cameras will be replaced with smart, less

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Over 400 people attended Ner Yisrael Synagogue on Tuesday to hear a fantastic set of speakers on the subject of technology and teens organised by JPEN. The meeting was honoured with the presence of Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu who came to show his support. Dr Andrea Whyte, presenting the speakers on behalf of JPEN, opened proceedings by speaking to over 350 parents. She remarked that we have to “understand the technology that children have in their pocket” and that we are collectively “taking responsibility to move forward.” Following this, Rabbi Kimche, Shul Rabbi and a well-respected authority in the NW London community, gave a note of welcome and introduced the evening by talking about the challenges which we face and the influence that phones are having on us and our children. He stated that technology is “equally a problem for adults,” however it is much more acute for youngsters and “the dangers are massive.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

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Maccabiah debutants Team GB girls lacrosse team has claimed at a silver medal at the 20th Maccabiah Games. Competing for the first time in the games the result was an outstanding result during the opening few days action, despite losing the gold medal match to the USA. The Lacrosse team had opened their account with a first ever win at the Maccabiah when they defeated Israel 17-15 in overtime. A thrilling match had finished 15-15 so both teams agreed to play on until someone came out victorious. Team GB came through and after losing to USA 18-6 in the second group game, defeated Israel 9-3 in the semi-final shoot out to earn another shot at Team USA in the gold medal match in Netanya. Amy Ansell who set up the team flew out for a surprise visit to see the semi-final clash. “It was an epic game so they have now definitely won a medal,” said an elated Amy, who flew back to London after the game. “The atmosphere was incredible, with parents and supporters excellent.” Elsewhere, Jonah Alfert picked up the first medal for Team GB when he won bronze in the U55kg category prior to Phil Bloom winning bronze in Masters Judo over100kg category. More Team GB success came in team events with the junior girls and masters’ mens table tennis winning silver in the team event, and junior boys winning bronze. As the sporting action began in earnest, the U18 Badminton squad kicked off its campaign. Eleanor Levy, 15, who has only been playing the sport for six months won her opening encounter against India. “I came out with very low

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U16s drew with Canada then hit four goals in victories over Italy and Venezuela. The U18 side also drew with Israel then enjoyed superb wins against Spain 2-1 and Germany 2-0. As for the open men team, following a hard fought 1-1 draw with Australia they won close

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expectations and didn’t think I’d win a match so it’s amazing to win a game at the Maccabiah,” she said. “The Team GB spirit, everything surrounding the trip has been amazing, it’s an experience of a lifetime.” “I’m very excited about playing against Israel and Turkey,” added teammate Ariella Aaronson. “I’ve not been playing for long so mostly came for the experience and it’s been amazing.” Despite losing their opening clashes, taking part in a Maccabiah has been a positive experience for Joseph Gavzey and Joel Winston, who both chalked up 11 points but went down to the Israeli number

one and two seeds in their opening group stage match. “It’s going to be really tough but we are trying our hardest,” said Joseph. “I’ve been training for two years to get into the team and it’s been worth it, the experience has been incredible. Being here has been greater than my expectations. “I’m very much enjoying it,” commented Joel. “It’s exciting, meeting new people and playing against amazing players that I’d not normally come up against. “There was only a slim chance of getting through the group so to be part is great.” Team GB Cricket defeated Israel by 85 runs. Marc Reinhold scored

87 and Adam Brand 51 in a total of 187-9 before rattling out Israel for 102 with Ben Lederman taking 5-15 and Steven Reingold 3-31. In early futsal fixtures the U16

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contest 1-0 against USA. And the Masters 35s drew 1-1 with Israel prior to a 3-1 loss to Chile, whilst the Masters 45s enjoyed a 2-1 victory against Peru. Australia and Canada defeated the Girls and Women’s team respectively. In junior tennis there were wins for Sam Radiven, Adam Bolchover, Ben Felt and Jamie Osrin while Josh Hennes lost his opening encounter. But Issy Brand, Katy Spalter, Jasmine Randall, Charlotte Salt and Joe Salt all lost. In masters tennis, Alan Rechtman, Diana Gold, Robert Ollman, Alex Barnett, David Mattey, Sarah Schechter and Sheldon Sussman all claimed wins in opening encounters. Great Britain taking on Australia in open football

Around thirty thousand athletes and supporters from around the world attended the opening ceremony of the 20th Maccabiah games at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem. Televised live on Israel’s Channel 2 news, the ‘Jewish Olympics’ is the world’s third-largest sporting event and attracts athletes from eighty countries over a two-week period in July. Participants are competing for over two thousand medals in forty-five different sports across eight cities in Israel. Rio Olympic gold medalist, American swimmer Anthony Ervin, who also won gold at Sydney 2000, lit the Olympic flame at the end of an emotive night with a theme celebrating fifty years since the reunification of Jerusalem. Athletes also honored as torchbearers were Israeli NBA basketball star Omri Casspi, together with Israeli Olympic medalists Yarden Gerbi and Or Sasson, Israeli paralympic medalist Moran Samuel and French Olympic swimming star Fabien Gilot. Following the lighting ceremony athletes and supporters passionately sang the Israeli national anthem. The opening ceremony began with a Maccabi youth movement flag parade.Twenty years on from when a bridge collapsed at the 1997 Games, claiming the lives of a number of Australian athletes, the crowd erupted as the Aussie delegation of six hundred athletes entered the stadium for the athletes’ parade. Delegations which

followed included Great Britain, with a four hundred-strong contingent led out by seven-time veteran competitor Bernie Davidson, whose granddaughters, Jazi and Ella, were competing for the first time in football and netball teams respectively. “Carrying the flag at the opening ceremony made me feel like twenty-one years old again,” reflected lawn bowler Bernie. “And having my granddaughters, Jazi and Ella, behind me was a great experience. It was a real honour carrying the flag, I was very surprised and it absolutely lived up to my expectations.” He added, “The whole package of the Maccabiah is wonderful, you meet so many people from around the world that come up and greet you, and the opening ceremony is unique here in Jerusalem. The Maccabiah is all about what you put into it. You work hard and play hard but the most important thing is sportsmanship.” Aside from the two-and-a-half thousand person Israeli delegation, the USA had the largest group of eleven-hundred athletes. At the other end of the spectrum just one competitor represented Portugal and Taiwan, whilst China sent its first ever delegation. “The opening ceremony was immense. The performances, teams and atmosphere was absolutely brilliant,” said badminton player Joseph Gavzey. “The ceremony was unbelievable, it’s so difficult to put into words,” added teammate Eleanor Levy.“Walking out was scary but you felt really special knowing you had got there

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and everyone was there to support you.” “Just to experience the opening ceremony was is what I hoped it would be,” commented Ariella Aaronson, also a member of the badminton side. “You see the ceremony in the Olympics, so to see what it feels like when a team walks out, to get that rush of energy and excitement with all the lights flashing around was really special.” Team GB had a large section of vocal supporters in a passionate crowd, following their family

members. For some the ceremomy is a four-yearly event, for others a first visit. The Schweiger family is following footballer Danny and his daughter Ella, playing for the under-sixteen girls team. Attending the Maccabiah has been an ongoing theme going back many games. Dad Tommy commented, “Being here makes me proud to be a Jew and I’ll cry when the Hatikva is played. The comradeship my family has had through the Maccabiah movement, especially in the UK, goes back years. We have made so many friends and

it’s all about being here. If you win then it’s a bonus.” “We’re following the under-eighteens football team,” said Susie Margolis from Manchester, who was with husband Simon and daughter Sadie. “We’ve managed to catch a word with Harry at the end of games, which is great. The ceremony is an amazing experience, the atmosphere is fantastic.” Joanne and David Winston are at the Maccabiah watching son Joel play in the badminton CONTINUED ON PAGE 25

Being part of the opening ceremony is one of life’s great experiences as a Jewish sportsman. It’s quite simply an extraordinary event for Jewish athletes, to pull on the GB top.

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The call for people to contribute to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund set up by the Jewish Federations of North America and the Houston Jewish Federation comes as kosher food has reportedly run out. The floods have overtaken Houston and affected close to three quarters of the city’s Jewish population which is estimated to be around 65,000 people. Most of the Houston Jewish institutions and synagogues were in the path of the deadly force of waters and although households have faced tropical storms and floods in the past, this is by far the most extreme. Half of the total yearly rainfall fell in just three days reaching 50 inches and another 50 inches was expected. According to YWN, Houston’s Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Service and the Orthodox organization Agudat Yisrael immediately opened disaster relief funds.

Worst floods in 100 years in Houston affect three quarters of the city’s Jewish population. Appeals are made by North America Jewish Federations for contributions to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund as kosher food reportedly runs out.

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Fifty years on from the Six-Day War, one photograph of three paratroopers standing by the Western

I wasn’t scared Wall remains the most instantly recognised image of the conflict. Photojournalist David Rubinger took about going to war, the iconic picture that included Yitzhak Yifat who was among the first Israeli soldiers to reach the Kotel you can’t think that after its recapture on June 7, 1967. Israel’s victory captured the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula way, you have to from Egypt, the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) from Jordan and the Golan Heights from Syria. do your mission. We were waiting to Iconic paratrooper image endures 50 years on from Six Day War board planes for a parachute jump in the Sinai to capture El-Arish, but Hussein ordered Jordanian planes to start bombarding Jerusalem so our mission was changed. Suddenly we had to board buses to defend Jerusalem. I didn’t feel there were any historical wings over us but once you realised we’d be going to the Kotel, it hits you. BY DAVID SAFFER

Fifty years on from the Six-Day War one photograph of three paratroopers by the Western Wall remains the most notable and instantly recognised image of the conflict. Photojournalist David Rubinger took the iconic picture of Zion Karasenti, Dr Yitzhak Yifat and Haim Oshri standing by one of Judaism’s holiest sites shortly after its recapture by Israeli forces on June 7, 1967. Among the first Israeli soldiers to reach the Western Wall, otherwise known as the Kotel, the image symbolises an historic moment for Jewish people during the reunification of Jerusalem. Since the picture was published around the world, the unsuspecting heroes have got used to telling their part in the story as historic sites returned to Israel sovereignty. Israel’s victory over neighbouring states captured the Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, West Bank (including East Jerusalem) from Jordan and Golan Heights from Syria. Though the paratroopers hold differing political opinions they have remained friends intrinsically linked by a historic photograph. Throughout this special

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anniversary year in Israel there have been events to mark the reunification including the recent Maccabiah Games. And it was during my coverage for The Jewish Weekly, I recalled the events of June ’67 with Yitzhak at the Western Wall itself where his deeds would have an everlasting legacy. Historians note that leading up to the conflict tensions between Israel and Egypt had risen. After Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser closed the straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, Israel declared it an act of war, restating its position following the Suez Crisis of 1956. Falsely believing reports Israel was massing troops on the Syrian border, Nasser mobilised his forces along its border with Israel, but was caught by surprise when preemptive Israeli airstrikes on Egyptian airfields on June 5 all but wiped out Egypt’s air force with few Israeli casualties. With air supremacy achieved, further Israeli bombardment secured victory in the Sinai. Nasser however claimed Egypt had defeated the air strikes. Persuading Syria and Jordan to attack Israel, Israeli retaliation saw IDF forces seize East Jerusalem,

the West Bank and Golan Heights prior to a ceasefire being signed on June 11. Yitzhak was 24 years old and working as a teacher in Tel Aviv about to enter medical school when war broke out. A reservist paratrooper, he was not initially called up but received his orders at home to join up with the 66th Battalion on May 23, 1967. A Corporal in his unit at a kibbutz near Tel Nof airport on the first day of the war, Yitzhak fought in the battle for Ammunition Hill, a heavily guarded military post in Jordanian-occupied territory, west of Mount Scopus, and subsequent conquest of East Jerusalem. Ammunition Hill was a crucial target as it linked Mount Scopus and West Jerusalem. Initially though, his orders were far away from this area of the country. “I wasn’t scared about going to war, you can’t think that way, you have to do your mission, you just do it,” he recalled. “We were waiting to board planes and parachute jump in the Sinai to capture El-Arish, but Hussein had ordered Jordanian planes to start bombarding Jerusalem. “We heard there were casualties

so our mission was changed. “I was upset because this was the first time we would have parachuted behind enemy lines but our Battalion commander, Yossi Yafe, gathered us to say, ‘Look guys, Hussein is bombing Jerusalem so we have to change the mission’. “Instead of a parachute jump, suddenly we had to board buses to defend Jerusalem. “At the time, I didn’t feel there were any historical wings over us but once you realised we’d soon be going to the Kotel, it hits you.” Yitzhak continued, “The bus driver saw us, picked us up and put on the radio. “We could hear a broadcast in very bad Hebrew. The Egyptian announcer was saying, ‘your airplanes are falling down like flies’, which made us laugh, because we knew he was lying. “We arrived around midnight in West Jerusalem near a religious neighborhood and during the waiting period rested in a house. “Women brought soldiers coffee and cakes but I could not eat as I had a really bad toothache. “At some point, a woman came in from a house nearby, because she’d heard about my toothache and told me her husband was a dentist and would treat me.

“I jumped up like a snake had bitten me in his dentist chair but the pain was soon relieved when he gave me a local anesthetic. The dentist told me with tears in his eyes, if we captured the Kotel, I could see him anytime, free for life.” The Israeli Jerusalem Command led by General Uzi Narkis decided against an aerial attack on Ammunition Hill due to nearby civilian towns. Preferring an artillery and ground attack, some of the heaviest fighting of the entire conflict took place with elite Jordanian Legionnaires in bunkers to capture the hill. The Third Company of the 66th Battalion, 55th Paratroopers Brigade and a Second Company force fought a four-hour battle that ensued at 2.30am. Israeli Defence Forces were misinformed about the number of Jordanians defending Ammunition Hill. Thirty-six Israeli and 71 Jordanian soldiers died during the fighting. Yitzhak has never forgotten the battle or price Israeli forces paid. “During the early hours of Tuesday (June 6) we moved towards Ammunition Hill and could hear bombing.” he recalled. “The fighting with the Jordanians was brutal. It was hand-to-hand combat and many soldiers died or were badly injured.” After the battle of Ammunition Hill, Yitzhak’s combat unit went directly to Augusta Victoria Hospital on Mount Scopus, where more soldiers died in heavy fighting. The unit continued on to the Old City. In the midst of this action, after a two-day battle in East Jerusalem, the 55th Brigade had broken through Lion’s Gate leading to the Old City of Jerusalem and reached the Western Wall. The historic moment was not lost on soldiers amidst emotional scenes. When Yitzhak and his fellow paratroopers entered Lion’s Gate towards the Western Wall area they gazed up at the 2000 year-old stones in awe when photographer, David Rubinger, sought permission to take what would become his famous shot. Rubinger would become the most famous photographer of Israel’s

history until his death in March 2017. His journey to this moment in time was remarkable. Born in Vienna, 1924, he emigrated to Palestine on the Youth Aliya rescue initiative aged 15 after Nazi Germany annexed Austria. Settling in a Jordan Valley kibbutz, Rubinger served with the Jewish Brigade of the British Army in the Second World War. After his mother died in the Holocaust, a marriage of convenience to a cousin, Anni, enabling her to emigrate to Palestine, lasted over 50 years until her death. After fighting in the War of Independence, Rubinger began his photographic career and was working for Time Life Magazine at el-Arish on the Sinai Peninsula during the Six Day War. On June 6, he heard rumours about a possible mission in Jerusalem on a radio. Sensing the moment, Rubinger failed to board an army helicopter for wounded soldiers but leapt on to the next as it took off unaware of its destination, which happened to be Beersheva where his car was parked. Though exhausted, Rubinger started to drive to Jerusalem, picking up a hitchhiking solider who continued the journey. In the early hours of June 7, Rubinger saw his family, who told him the Old City was in Israeli hands. Walking through empty streets to

the Old City, he arrived at Lion’s Gate as paratroopers began breaking through. With permission from army officials to be on the front-line, Rubinger joined the paratroopers, identifying a tight photographic position between the Western Wall and nearby houses a few metres away, he laid down on the ground. Yitzhak and other paratroopers walked by shortly afterwards. Asking permission to take a picture, Rubinger shot the image that would define him as a world-renowned photographer. Rubinger also took a picture of IDF Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren on the shoulders of paratroopers blowing a shofar around 20 minutes later that is famous in its own right though not to the same acclaim of his paratrooper picture. Rubinger was not that impressed with the paratrooper image when he developed it but duly passed both pictures to the Army as agreed for his front-line access. The government press office distributed them for a fee equivalent to £2 each. Through the years, Rubinger bemoaned the fact that his work had been pirated, but the mass distribution made it iconic, which he recognised. Indeed, Justice Misha’el Kheshin declared his paratrooper picture “the property of the entire nation” in 2001. There can be no finer

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tribute. For Yitzhak, seeing the Kotel close up there were many emotions. “There was excitement and it was a victory but I had lost many friends,” he recalled. “David (Rubinger) was laying on the ground, asked us to stop, then took the picture.” But there was little time for Yitzhak to dwell on the moment, as news came through that Syria was shelling on the northern border. However, a ceasefire was announced before he had begun to travel north. Rubinger’s picture was published and newspaper captions at the time claimed the trio was gazing up at the Wall when in fact they were standing with their backs to it looking into the distance. Its significance soon became apparent and remained over the forthcoming decades. Indeed, when Israel marked the Six Day War ten years ago, the photograph served as the media logo. Yitzhak, who entered medical school where he trained as a gynecologist, continued to volunteer for reserve duty in the medical corps into his 60s. Whilst he feels Israel has made mistakes politically since the ’67 war, he has continued to speak about of this period in his life at schools and events sensing a responsibility to history. One of the most recognised faces in his country, he is referred to as ‘The paratrooper who looked up at the Wall’ by the Israeli media. And he has been spotted in the most unusual of places. One day at the Rockefeller Center in New York when a holocaust survivor greeted him, Yitzhak was quick to point out the famous

picture was about his friends that fought in ’67. Yitzhak, who lost his wife to cancer, continues to visit the Western Wall, despite his view that it is, in his own words, “more a synagogue than national symbol,” A secular Israeli, alongside fellow Six Day War veterans, he backed a recent campaign by the Women of the Wall about limited access to the Western Wall. The issue is heavily debated in Israel with Yitzhak vocal in the national media of his country. “I’m glad we liberated ancient Jerusalem and the Kotel as it is a special place for the Jewish people but its different today,” he explained. “Many friends gave their lives so for us it’s an insult that people are subject to ultra orthodox rules to touch the Kotel, which we fought very hard for and paid a heavy price. “We didn’t think it was a synagogue, nor afterward, there is no reason why the Kotel, as holy as it is, can be an ultra orthodox synagogue. “Everybody should be allowed to pray if he or she feels right to do so.” On Yom Yerushalayim, Israeli’s main memorial ceremony commemorating the reunification of

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Jerusalem takes place at Ammunition Hill. Now a national memorial site, a museum opened in 1975 to tell the story of the battle for Jerusalem during the Six Day War. The hill has 182 olive trees signifying the number of Israeli soldiers that died during the war. Yitzhak did not seek a place as a cultural hero but inadvertently became one. Looking back at the onset of summer in ‘67, he humbly recognises his place in Israeli cultural history. “The picture was not about the three of us, though we became aware of its importance,” he said. “At the time, we did not think this is a moment in history, even though we came to a place the Jewish people had been longing for generations. “I’m glad I took part in liberating the Kotel, an unseen part of Jerusalem. It was a historical moment for all Jews, and for us too. “It was special but all the IDF soldiers made it available to Jews again.” Editor’s note: Every effort has been made to factually detail the background to this story.

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Feature Spotlight When the High Holidays came around Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis considered the successes and challenges of his Chief Rabbinate. In an in-depth feature, he addressed ShabbatUK, shul services, the Bnai Mitzvah programme, Jewish schools, regional communities and interfaith.

Shabbat UK has made a great impact on British society in appreciating genuine values within challenging times. Shabbat UK reaches out to people, encourages and is appealing. It sells itself because our Jewish souls appreciate what Shabbat is for us.”

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With the High Holidays once again here it’s a time when Jews around the world reflect, consider challenges and look forward. Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is no different and in his first in-depth interview with the Jewish Weekly he considers his Chief Rabbinate to date. The 11th Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth since the office was introduced in 1704, among

many projects initiated, the Centre for Community Excellence (CCE) has been a mainstay project since its inception in 2014. And it is set to develop further. Coupled with Shabbat UK, hard work has led to successes and far-reaching results. CCE spearheads a range of ventures namely the Etz Chaim Project, Investing in Rebbetzens, Community Twinning and Rabbis for Communities.

Each benefits community life, lay leadership and synagogue relations. “When I was a community Rabbi, creative programming was essential,” Chief Rabbi Mirvis, who was installed to the post on September 1, 2013, recalled. “One of a number of young Rabbis I was mentoring in an outlying community came up with a brilliant idea for a Shabbat activity but the shul did not have the funds to

bridge the £250 cost. “I recalled his frustration and disappointment that his plan was on the launch pad and never happened. For the sake of a relatively small sum of money a community was not allowed to use the wings it had in order to fly and a creatively minded Rabbi was stopped in his tracks. “A prime objective leading up to my commencement in office was to help those types of community

Rabbis start fresh programmes.” Through CCE, 470 new initiatives in over 100 shuls around the country have taken place. “Amazing things are happening, it’s palpable, visible and something very real, and they are life shaping for participants.” enthused the Chief Rabbi, who together with his wife, Valerie, has visited communities the length and breadth of the United Kingdom. Chief Rabbi Mirvis recalled a

joint Shabbaton held by Solihull, Leicester, Newcastle and Sheffield in Bosworth that was particularly noteworthy three years ago. “Shabbatons are not new but before CCE residential ones were out of reach for the vast majority of communities because of the cost of facilities,” he explained. “When I heard community Rabbis had come together, who by themselves would not have enough people to populate a hotel, not only did we support them in terms of inspiration, ideas and funding, but Valerie and I went, celebrated with the communities and it was amazing. “There was such excitement about Shabbat, Yiddishkeit and the capacity of a community to raise the bar, to punch above its weight. “The event is symbolic of everything that has happened. These activities have given greater self belief and far more confidence to achieve. We have seen a transformation of the landscape of communities.” Chief Rabbi Mirvis also praised regional events that are now the norm. “Regional communities have come up with ideas we never thought of such as spending a Jewish day in London,” he explained. “We think of spending a Jewish day in Paris or Amsterdam but never realised London could become a mecca for provincial Jews. Participants leave early on a Sunday and get back late at night. They have a kosher meal, visit a Jewish museum or area of Jewish interest, we provide an educator and they do some shopping in Golders Green. “It’s a most incredible Jewish day, so simple yet so powerful, and has been repeated time and again with our assistance and input.” As for Shabbat UK, like CCE, it has been a revelation since kicking off in 2014. The Chief Rabbi has been a guest in Leeds and Manchester the past two years, but can the initiative

move to another level? Chief Rabbi Mirvis is in no doubt that it can. “Shabbat UK would not have been the success it has been without CCE because the two have gone hand in hand,” he explained. “We have been calling on communities to do something unprecedented and they have produced it, but CCE input is crucial in providing ideas, information and funding to allow communities to perform so spectacularly. “In simple terms it’s about people attending communal meals, activities, a Havdalah concert, challah bakes and so on. But there is a separate level, engagement with Shabbat so people become more spiritually motivated. Its not just about attending an event, it’s feeling your Jewish roots, being proud of our Torah tradition.” He added, “Shabbat UK has an amazingly powerful message that

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Torah values are cool. When we talk about a digital detox day, you could not have anything more relevant for the 21st century. Shabbat UK has made a great impact on British society in appreciating genuine values within challenging times. “Each year we go up a notch and this year it will be a few notches. We have extra special activities that we will be announcing soon. “The majority of Jews have engaged with Shabbat UK and that is quite a statement. “A recently published Jewish policy research shows 44 per cent of Jews (census related) are not shul members so to have the majority engaging is a very significant number. “Shabbat UK reaches out to

people, encourages and is appealing. It sells itself because our Jewish souls appreciate what Shabbat is for us.” Whilst Shabbat UK has been an undoubted success, Chief Rabbi Mirvis also noted that Shabbat-related activities had increased as a result, on an unprecedented scale. “We have made it clear, if Shabbat UK was only about one Shabbat it would not be worth the effort, it’s primarily about the follow up,” he explained. “Mill Hill is an outstanding example because directly as a result of Shabbat UK they have a Friday night monthly event for the community. Then there is Newcastle who had a mini-Shabbat UK. They repeated the challah bake, 80 members from the community of Gateshead made the long walk over the river to join them and they had an amazing Shabbat. “Stanmore organised a Havdala Jam that attracted a huge variety of people and kids in Allerton, Liverpool launched an inter-generational programme after Shabbat over the winter months that was packed. “These are some of the many different activities around the country Shabbat UK inspires.” Chief Rabbi Mirvis turned his thoughts to CCE’s twinning programme. “Twinning works brilliantly, its so simple yet powerful,” he enthused. “When Pinner and Norwich spent a Shabbat together there was great community cohesion for a Jewish-centred experience in a historic city. Solihull and Sheffield have now done three joint events, Birmingham Central and Cheltenham have got together, and the trend continues. “We are inundated with applications from communities for programmes. “Ideas are passed around when they are successful. We send out ideas, booklets and best practice, this has worked for a community so why not try it?” As for the CCE inspired Etz

Chaim project, which has seen 160 young adults visit 54 communities run Shabbat and Yom Tov services alongside activities, the Chief Rabbi said it brought an “injection of yiddishkeit” to Shabbat. Describing the Rebbetzen programme, which has staged leadership skills seminars and trips to Gibraltar and Rome, as an “amazing success”, he was similarly proud of a third regional leaders conference planned for 2018. “Community leaders share dilemmas, challenges and successes,” the Chief Rabbi said. “It has worked brilliantly, leaders are in contact and able to benefit in a very productive way.” Regarding the visiting rabbi initiative, he commented, “It’s impossible for every community in the country to have a Rabbi because there are tiny pockets of Jews but every such group should have a person to turn to, someone to contact for pastoral purposes. “Every Jewish soul is precious whether they are in Golders Green or somewhere in the regions, so this is project is making an impact.” Summing up the overall programme, Chief Rabbi Mirvis is hugely optimistic. “I believe in the strength of our communities,” he enthused. “I’ve seen wonderful commitment and the best thing about CCE is we don’t have a lot of convincing. “We give ideas, show it can be done, people go for it and the rewards have been enormous. “We have been able to provide the cream of Jewish leadership from around the world to be accessible to communities and it’s making a big difference.” He added, “CCE is a hub, the go to place for communities and people to tell us about a great ideas. We connect people all the time, it has created an amazing collegiality

amongst the Rabbinate, Rebbetzens and lay leadership of communities around the country. “Our job is to point them in the right direction, offer advice, empower and give them the strength to do what they want to do. “It is not just a question of paying expenses for a speaker, it’s a matter of professionalising the process. Ideas have to be clear and feedback is a fundamental process. “We need to know what people think, was it worthwhile, what do they want to see happening in a Shul. It helps us see the impact on Shul. It also helps the Rabbi and lay leadership so they know they are doing the right thing for members. “This new dimension to the office is about communities, Judaism, inspiring people and providing added quality to lives. That is the tone of our entire Chief Rabbinate, it is an indivisible part of everything that we are doing. “We are here to provide services for everybody by creating a warm, friendly, inclusive community environment. “A smile, a welcoming spirit, a statement that Shul is a home away from home where everyone can feel comfortable regardless of their religiosity.” In terms of challenges that Jewish communities face, Chief Rabbi Mirvis believes in trying to accentuate the positives. Take the topic of ‘shrinking communities’ in parts of the country. “Demographic trends are a worldwide phenomena, its not just here in the UK,” he explained. “London is different to smaller communities in the regions where by and large it’s about managing decline. The task is how best to cater for a community which is a shadow of what it used to be. How can we gain added self-confidence as opposed to talking ourselves

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Feature Spotlight Mordechai Spiegler captained Israel’s national team at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico and scored their only goal of the tournament against Sweden. The finals are still the only time Israel has graced the tournament. Brazil, with Pele in his pomp, won the Jules Rimet Trophy with a scintillating attacking football. Spiegler partnered Pele at New York Cosmos and is recognised by the Israeli Football Association as his country’s greatest player.

Representing Israel was always an honour. Whenever I watch back my goal against Australia to take us to the World Cup, I’m still afraid the keeper will stop the ball! But I am aware what a big moment it was for the country and proud I scored it

Spiegler - Still the greatest Israeli footballer of all time BY DAVID SAFFER Mordechai Spiegler is a legendary figure of Israeli football decades on from his finest hour as captain of the national team at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. Spiegler scored Israel’s sole goal of the tournament, which is still the only time his nation has graced the top table of world soccer. Football fans of a certain age still recall flickering images of yesteryear when Brazil, with Pele in his pomp, claimed The Jules Rimet Trophy with scintillating attacking football. Iconic moments included Brazilian captain Carlos Alberto lashing home the fourth goal against Italy in a thrilling final and England goalkeeper Gordon Banks making a stunning save from Pele in a superb game against Brazil in Guadalajara during the group stage. As notable for Jewish fans though was the fact that Israel participated in global tournament. The Israeli national football team is the only nation to compete in three FIFA confederations having taken part in Asian, Oceania and World Cup qualifiers. Sadly, qualification for the finals in Russia next year appears doomed so the wait to again see Israel at the biggest footballing party goes on. The Israel Football Association (IFA) was formed following the War of Independence in 1948. Winners of the Asian Cup in 1964, Israel made the Olympic quarterfinals in 1968, reached 18th in the FIFA rankings back in 2008 but now sit 70th in the latest listings. Top international players include Yossi Benayoun, Tal Ben Haim and Eyal Berkovic, however, Spiegler,

who made 385 appearances for FC Maccabi Netanya and won 83 international caps, is the most famous and arguably the greatest Jewish footballer of all time. Israel’s leading goal-scorer with 33 goals, this charismatic footballer was Israeli Player of the Year a record four times and IFA’s top player over 50 years in the UEFA Jubilee awards in 2003. During a trip to Israel for the Maccabiah Games, I met up with Mordechai to hear his remarkable story. Born in the Ural mountain region of Russia in August 1944, the Spiegler family arrived in Israel shortly after Israel’s independence travelling from their hometown to Poland then Germany before taking a boat from Marseille to Haifa and eventually settling in Netanya. “My father, Alexander, was our hero because he saved my mother, Henya, and brothers Moshe, Avigdor, Yaakov and Shmuel,” he recalled. “His was a heroic story. “There were tough days but we always had reasons to laugh and enjoy being together. I did everything I wanted to do and enjoyed a happy childhood.” Spiegler’s hometown club spotted his footballing talent when he was eight years old. “As a kid, I’d kick a ball against the wall trying to save the rebound because I wanted to be a goalkeeper, but I couldn’t save all my shots so understood I’d be a striker not a ‘keeper,” he recalled. “We played ‘street football’ at school, bags were goal posts and we’d play for hours. “There was no academy at Netanya, but each age category had around 20 kids so you got to play, and I dreamt of making it, but

David Saffer having a chat with Mordechai Spiegler

training with players in their mid to late 20s you have a lot to learn. You have to be lucky and clever to know who is who, as there were players who may or might not be professional in their own mind around you, but I developed my skills. “It was not like professional football now, we were amateurs, players came in three times a week to train after working a full day. It was tough trying to make it in the game, so I focused on being a part of the team, not the best I could be from the first moment, but I put everything into it. “I was a young, talented player with good technique but wanted to make sure I didn’t make a mistakes, so if I made 27 passes, 26 had to be precise. Then with more confidence, you try to dribble past opponents, cross and shoot.” “I was really motivated to make it and there were coaches who pushed and believed in me.” Yitzhak Schneor was a former player for Maccabi Tel Aviv and the Israeli national team. Schneor coached Netanya in the 1960/61 season and spotted a young teenager at training. “I’m sure that if Schneor hadn’t been with Netanya at this time my story would be different,” Mordechai recalled. “Soon after arriving, he took me aside and gave me a chance. “Schenor liked to nurture young talent and I remember him asking me if I wanted to be a player. I said of course, Schenor said, listen to me, I can put you in the right direction. “So I followed his advice and was able to pay him back when he returned as coach for the 1969/70 season as I helped make the first

team really successful.” Spiegler made his first team debut in a First Division game against Maccabi Tel Aviv in 1961 and during his army service continued to progress as a player. “I didn’t score on my Netanya debut but we won 3-0, so was delighted,” he recalled. “In the army, I was able to still train and played for the Shiryon tank unit team. We had a good squad and won the Army Cup twice.” Spiegler resumed his playing career with Netanya and quickly impressed though the first team suffered relegation before battling back to top-flight football. “During this period, I scored goals, gained massive knowledge and began to make a real difference to the team,” he recalled. By the end of the decade, Spiegler had developed under head coaches Otto Schlefenberg, Emmanuel Scheffer and Schnoer. He was also a regular for the national team. Following his debut against South Vietnam in a qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics, Spiegler helped Israel win the Asian Cup in 1964. Boasting only four caps, Spiegler scored in wins against Hong Kong and India before Israel made it a clean sweep of victories against South Korea. “Representing Israel was always an honour,” Mordechai recalled. “Winning the Asian Cup was important as it helped me settle into the squad, but we missed out on the 1966 World Cup. “I wanted to learn more by watching world stars so travelled with Netanya to the finals and stayed not far from Arsenal’s ground when they were at Highbury. We stayed same hotel as Russia. “We saw Portugal play Brazil at Goodison Park, Eusabio starred that day, and I went to the final. Geoff Hurst’s second was not a goal for me, but I played with him at West Ham a few years later.” Spiegler was on fire in a couple of friendly matches against the United States during the build up to the Olympics in 1968, scoring twice in a 3-3 draw at Yankee Stadium then all four Israel goals in a 16 minute burst at Temple Stadium, Philadelphia. “I’d supported Real Madrid as a kid, so knew all about Di Stephano

A trading card of Mordechai Spiegler

and Puskas through the radio and newspapers,” he recalled. “Puskas was a guest at the US games and offered warm compliments, which meant a lot to me. I didn’t play with him but he was a legend of the sport.” At the Olympics, Israel reached the quarterfinals following group games with Ghana, El Salvador and Hungary. “We drew with Bulgaria 1-1 but lost on a draw of lots, which was so disappointing. It was a terrible way to go out, penalties would have been better because at least you have a chance. But it was exciting to take part at an Olympics, although football was not the most important sport.” “To acclimatise we trained at high altitude in Colorado and had a very good coach in Scheffer who I’d been with at Netanya, and he took us into a professional era. “We went to training camps at Shefayim Kibbutz for three or four days every week. From training three times a week, we now trained three times a day then went back to our clubs.” Israel as a footballing nation had grown in confidence and reached the World Cup finals after coming through Asia and Oceania Group games against New Zealand prior to a tough play off final against Australia. Taking a one-goal advantage to Sydney, Spiegler scored the decisive goal in a 2-1 aggregate win. His 78th minute left-foot strike would be the most important of his international career. “Whenever I watch back the goal in Australia to take us to the World CONTINUED ON PAGE 22

Israel’s 1970 World Cup squad

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Cup, I’m still afraid the keeper will stop the ball!” he quipped. “I am aware all these years later though what a big moment it was for the country and I’m proud I scored it.” Part timers Israel took on former World Cup winners Uruguay and Italy, and finalists Sweden following the draw. Group B fixtures were played in Puebla and Toluca. Clear underdogs, Israel lost 2-0 to Uruguay then faced Sweden at the Estadio Luis Dosal in Toluca. Digging deep, a Spiegler equaliser earned a hard fought draw in a feisty affair. Israel required a victory over ultra-defensive Italy to advance into the quarterfinals. Following a creditable goalless draw, Israel departed from Mexico with an enhanced reputation. “Qualifying for a World Cup finals was our greatest achievement,” Mordechai recalled. “The Israeli media followed every move of the team, there were many interviews and it was a big football festival. For a small country like ourselves to make it was massive. “In Israel fans thought we’d be beaten in every game but I was optimistic. My view was we are here, this is the stage where if you are really good enough then show the

world. “Our national team was more like a club team. We were together around eight weeks for the tournament but far more during the year. The squad was settled but if someone was excellent in league games then they came in. “We played games in preparation and could fit any system, we switched between 4-3-3, 4-5-1 or 4-4-2. Key players included Giora Spiegel, Yitzhak Vissoker, Shmuel Rosenthal and Yeshoshua Feigenbaum. We had a strong side but it was a hard mission and the first match was the toughest. Uruguay outplayed us though we did our best but were not good enough. “Sweden was a tight game, they led and after my equaliser both teams had chances. Lots of people have asked about my goal, but when you start to play at an early age and kick hundreds of balls it’s another one though it was a massive occasion. I hit the ball and it went straight in, a great moment, but you don’t think it’s a historic at the time. And I didn’t think it would be Israel’s last to this day. You can’t think negative, when someone tells me it wont ever happen again for Israel, I say, why not, it’s a game so it’s possible. “Italy had big name players like Sandro Mazzola, Gianni Rivera, Angelo Domenghini, Luigi Riva

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and Gianinto Fachetti. Drawing 0-0 was a good result for us. “Uruguay made the semi finals and Italy qualified to the final. Both lost to Brazil. “We stayed until the final and I commentated for Channel 1 at home. The match is still talked about today, especially the fourth goal by Carlos Alberto. Goals are scored all over the world every day, we see individual, fantastic goals but this one is considered special because it was at the right place and at the right moment of a World Cup final. The teamwork made the goal with four or five wonderful passes before Pele served Alberto. The way Brazil played was more like dancing than playing football. “Apart from that goal, I remember the save by Banks from Pele when they played England and a great game between West Germany and Italy, which the Italians won 4-3 in extra time. “Watching Pele, I didn’t think, one day I’d be playing with him but did, and I’ve also been luck to attend 10 World Cups over the years.” Spiegler prior to the World Cup had been offered terms by Frenchclub Nantes but after the tournament West Ham went close to becoming the first English club to sign an Israeli footballer. Israel’s captain, just shy of his 26th birthday, played in friendly games Hammers against Portsmouth, Bristol City and Orient. Spiegler featured in pre-season preparations alongside the likes of Hurst, Bobby Moore, Jimmy Greaves, Trevor Brooking, Frank Lampard, Billy Bonds, Harry Redknapp and Clyde Best. A deal however fell foul of ‘technical difficulties’ in getting a work permit. Returning to Israel, together with new manager David Swhweitzer, Spiegler led Netanya to a first league title and Supercup. “Not joining West Ham was a blow, but I was by now solid and very sure of my ability,” he recalled. “Netanya becoming champions was an amazing experience. It’s never easy to win a championship but when you finish first with 11 points difference you can say it was easy 50 years on. We were the best team by far.” During the next campaign, Spiegler returned to West Ham in the midst of a trip to Australia for the national team to line up alongside Eusabio and Uwe Seeler for a European XI in Hurst’s testimonial match in November 1971. “I’d enjoyed my time at West Ham, so getting the call to play was fantastic, I flew in from Australia to

play in a great team and occasion at Upton Park,” he recalled. Spiegler joined Paris St Germain for the 1972/73 season. “Football was starting to be semi professional in Israel,” Mordechai recalled. “Netanya made it difficult for me to leave as they wanted a fee and eventually got one. “Playing and living in Paris was a great experience and enjoy going back. When France won the World Cup in ‘98, I was proud because I knew so many people.” The coming years would see a return to Netanya, and domestic treble, alongside experiencing the razzamatazz of the National American Football Association as it tried to gain a foothold in American sporting culture in the summer of 1975. And Spiegler could not pick a bigger club to play for as among his teammates at New York Cosmos was none other than Pele. As a partnership, the pair enjoyed a number of fine displays, none better than a 9-2 win against Washington Diplomats when both strikers bagged two goals apiece. “I was ambitious and arrived in New York two weeks before Pele landed by helicopter at the training ground,” he recalled. “Playing with Pele was very special. “It’s not why Pele was so good, it’s how. Pele had the highest qualities

of technique, was strong, quick, had great individual skills but also made the players around him better, which is a first class quality. When you make players better and you are part of bringing the game to a country in a big way, it is amazing. Not everyone can do it but Pele did. “Psychologically playing alongside him, you want to play better. I didn’t run faster, I was up front with Pele as a 1-2 that can play without knowing each other too much. For me it was an achievement to be considered a partnership with the greatest player of all time but it was natural. When you are a kid and dream to be the best, making a partnership and scoring goals, getting headlines, it was a special time in my career.” Netanya claimed a second title when Spiegler was in Paris, then with Spiegler back in the fold, a domestic treble including the Israeli State Cup came under manager Shmulik Perlman in 1977/78. Spiegler retired as a player following a season at Hapoel Haifa, though he played during an injury crisis when manager at Beitar Tel Aviv, a season after they won a Second Division title in 1980/81. Spiegler also had managerial posts at Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Haifa before a first spell as boss of Netanya when he enjoyed his greatest

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Priti Patel has resigned as International Development Secretary after failing to disclose she held meetings with Israeli politicians in recent months. Rumours were rife throughout Wednesday that Ms Patel would be sacked after being summoned back by Prime Minister Theresa May from a diplomatic trip to Africa. Arriving back from Nairobi, Kenya mid-afternoon, Ms Patel was whisked away from Heathrow Airport for a 30-minute showdown at Downing Street with the Prime Minister. In her resignation letter, Ms Patel said it had been a “privilege” to serve in the cabinet. Regarding the uproar over meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other political figures from Israel, she noted, “I am sorry that these have served as

a distraction from the work of the Department for International Development and of the Government as a whole. As you know from our discussions I accept that in meeting with organisations and politicians during a private holiday in Israel my actions fell below the high standards that are expected of a Secretary of State. Ms Patel added, “While my actions were meant with the best of intentions, my actions also fell below the standards of transparency and openness that I have promoted and advocated. “I offer a fulsome apology to you and to the Government for what has happened and offer my resignation.” Replying to Ms Patel’s letter, Theresa May, noted, “The UK and Israel are close allies, and it is right that we should work closely together. But that must be done formally, and through official channels.”

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A Jewish pupil from JCoSS School in North London is in hospital after being stabbed 12 times during an apparent attack by four other boys. Police were called to the incident at 9.30pm on Tuesday that left a 16 year-old boy suffering from “serious” leg wounds. The year 12 student was found in Primrose Hill Road with stab wounds and rushed to a central London hospital in a condition described as “serious but stable”. The Community Security Trust is monitoring the incident, which they believe not to be anti-Semitic. “Our understanding is that this attack was not motivated by anti-Semitism but it is still something that will deeply concern all parents that hear about it,” said Marc Gardner, CST. “We have been in contact with both the police and the school and

by London Ambulance Service to reports of a person with stab injuries. Officers attended and the Ambulance service rushed the injured boy to a central London hospital. Police closed roads in the area to conduct enquiries. Officers believe the victim was in the park with female friends when four suspects approached. Following a brief altercation, officers believe the victim was physically attacked and stabbed. The suspects, four white males, were not known to the victim or his friends. Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have taken place. Police are appealing for witnesses. Detective Sergeant Steve Masterson said: “The victim in this case sustained a significant injury that continues to be classified as

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Political leaders and Jewish organisations then condemn anti-Israel and anti-Semitic protests following United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Political leaders and Jewish organistions have condemned anti-Israel and anti-Semitic protests around the world following United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and future relocation of the US embassy to the holy city. Across America over a dozen cities witnessed demonstrations that included anti-Zionist and Nazi slogans denying Israel’s right to exist. The Anti-Defamation League reported on the many rallies. In New York’s famous Times Square protestors reportedly chanted “Khaybar, oh Jews, the Army of Muhammad will return,” referencing a seventh-century slaughter of Jews in Saudi Arabia An Al-Awda speaker reportedly told protesters, “They (Jews) don’t even bother hiding who they are anymore... They are the heart of

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President Donald Trump has sensationally commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin. Bipartisan leaders from across the political spectrum encouraged the action, which was announced yesterday in a White House statement. The 57-year-old father of 10 children had previously run the

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Iowa headquarters of a family Agriprocessors business that was the country’s largest kosher meat-processing company. But he was convicted of bank fraud and sentenced thereafter to 27 years in prison in 2009. Rubashkin has served more than eight years of the sentence, which has been deemed excessive in light of its disparity with sentences imposed for similar crimes. ‘This action is not a Presidential pardon,” the statement noted. ‘It does not vacate Mr. Rubashkins conviction and it leaves in place a term of supervised release and a substantial restitution obligation, which were also part of Mr. Rubashkins sentence. ‘The Presidents review of Mr. Rubashkins case and commutation decision were based on expressions of support from Members of

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In an historic speech on Wednesday night, President Donald Trump kept his campaign promise in the face of massive opposition especially from his own US State Department and said the words, “I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” The President’s speech was welcomed by millions around the world and many applauded Donald Trump for his courage and commitment despite the Palestinians declaring a day of rage on Friday in response. President Trump went further by announcing that he is “directing the state department to begin preparations to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem” and confirmed “this will immediately begin the process of hiring architects, engineers and planners

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Board of Deputies “turns up the volume” about Jewish life BY DAVID SAFFER The Board of Deputies has been safeguarding the interests of British Jews since 1760. The only democratically elected cross-communal Jewish representative body, its President, Jonathan Arkush, has headed up the board since 2015. With a mission to protect, defend and speak up for the Jewish community, how does he view the post and oraganisation with its many facets of responsibility? “The Board is essentially the Parliament of British Jews,” said Mr Arkush. “You have to position the community by saying the right things at the right time. It means leading from the front, which can be uncomfortable but that’s our outward facing role.” The Board continually demonstrates its ability to make a widespread impact on society whether on issues of shechita or Brit Milah, forcing the Sunday Times to apologise for publishing an anti-Semitic cartoon or even contacting Manchester United when a holocaust denier was set to launch his book at the club. Concerning the Premier League outfit, within an hour of hearing about the issue the prospective launch was cancelled showing aptly how quick the Board can get things done. “Somehow it escaped the powers that be at Manchester United that the person who booked the room was a holocaust denier and anti-Semite but we brought it to their attention because someone has to do that,” explained Mr Arkush. “There are all sorts of amazing things the community will hear about from apologies in newspapers to the government adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism but do people stop to think, how do these things happen? “The Board’s job is to be an advocate for our community. In some quarters that means lobbying, and I’m unashamed about being a lobbyist. “We are not a secret lobbyist, everything we do is open, proud and unashamed. “We are here to put forward our community’s view but lobbying

when you are a small community does not produce results overnight. “But not many of us sit back and reflect that at 300,000 Jews we make up one half of one percent of the community, but look at how much clout we have.” The Board builds relationships at national and local government level to ensure the Jewish viewpoint is heard but a lot of its work is invisible,” he explained. “We try not to blow our own trumpet but we’ve won government support on issues concerning anti-Semitism, shechita, brit milah, faith schools and Israel,” Mr Arkush said. “A whole range of key advances have been secured for the Jewish community and it is a result of the Board’s patient, careful, skillful and professional advocacy.” So what are some of the key challenges the Board faces? Mr Arkush explained that the first was to protect the Jewish community from anti-Semitism. “Anti-Semitism mutates,” he explained. “You can now be as anti-Semitic as you like and never use the word “Jew” because a lot of anti-Semitism today, sometimes called ‘new anti-Semitism’, is directed at Israel. But it’s a pseudonym for anti-Jewish prejudice because Israel is often treated as the ‘Jew of the Nations’. “When it comes to core anti-Semitism, which is hatred of Jews for being Jews, this is the central responsibility of the elected representative body. Although we react to anti-Semitism when it happens, it means having in place the necessary legal protections so we can invoke the necessary laws when something does happen. But that is easier said than done. “The Equalities Act and laws against racial incitement are principal legal instruments to attack anti-Semitism but we need to ensure prosecuting authorities are prepared to use them. “This is a challenge because the Crown Prosecution Service, which does a very good job, is straining against inadequate resources and often won’t bring prosecutions because they set themselves a high threshold of success. So one of the battles is to get them to prosecute when they should as we have the laws in place.”

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The Board is also on hand to ensure Jewish life continues in the United Kingdom. “Without shechita we’d survive, but for many, the country would not be as good a place to live without our chicken on Shabbat,” explained. “But what if we couldn’t have Brit Milah? If it became unlawful, the reality is we would not be able to live as Jews in this country. “However, I’m confident shechita and Brit Milah are secure for the foreseeable future. It’s fragile, but at the moment the government and mainstream parties have pledged to protect Brit Milah and Shechita.” Protecting Israel’s reputation and fighting ill-informed, malevolent attacks against Israel was next on the agenda for Mr Arkush, who was forthright in his response. “An attack on Israel we feel personally, because for most of us, Israel is at the centre of our identity and emotional connection with being Jewish,” he said. “We feel an attack on Israel directly, and if we feel stirrings of discomfort, it’s not because we have encountered anti-Semitism in the sense of being called a “dirty Jew” in the street but because of attacks on Israel.” As for the media response to Israel, Mr Arkush had illuninating views. “In the main, people don’t realise the overwhelming majority of British media are supportive of Israel, the dishonorable exceptions being

The Guardian and The Independent,” he explained. “But they have a much smaller readership than the Daily Telegraph, Times, Daily Mail and other newspapers that almost always take a pro-Israel line. “As for television, it is mixed. The BBC in our community does not have a good reputation, but on the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign website, their main target in the media is the BBC because they hold that the BBC, and I quote, “is in the grip of the Zionist lobby”. “When I tell Jewish audiences this they laugh. But the reality is, and it’s not always a message that is well accepted, if you watch the news for a week and write ‘fair’ or ‘unfair’ coverage in two columns, ‘unfair’ and fair’ things are almost always balanced. “But does that mean the BBC does not say very ‘unfair’ things, no, I don’t want them to say anything unfair, but they do get equally criticised by both.” As for the advent of social media, again there were fulsome views for the Board’s president. “Social media has revolutionised many facets of life and it is responsible for some of the perceived growth in anti-Semitism,” Mr Arkush said. “In the age before Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, if there was a Middle East war and you wanted to get a demonstration out, either pro or anti-Israel, you had to crank out the posters and word-of-mouth for support, but now, put it on Twitter

and 100,000 people hit the streets. “Social media is a force for good and bad.” So is the ‘power of the press’ waning because of social media? “I suspect it is and particularly with upcoming generations who read newspapers less and take more notice of social media,” Mr Arkush said. “We have a Twitter feed, Facebook accounts and maintain our website. You have to maintain it and we do.” A lot of research is available about trends surrounding the British Jewry from a plethora of organisations including the Board. In a recent report, the Board noted 56% of the Jewish community has shul membership, and whilst centrist orthodoxy had gone down 37% since 1990, modern orthodoxy had gone up in the same period over 170%. A downtrend in synagogue attendance is generally acknowledged, yet elements of orthodoxy do flourish. So is the next generation of British Jews eyeing up different elements of Judaism and is this linked to a surge in the many Jewish schools children can attend? “The Board is proudly cross-communal and we have made huge advances in our community,” Mr Arkush explained. “We are much more of a ‘live and let live’ community than when I was as a youngster. We don’t snipe at different sections of our community anymore, or at least rarely,

because we shouldn’t. We all face bigger threats. But it is true that it gets harder to hold onto the middle ground and this is as true for progressive Jews as orthodox Jews. “A recent Institute of Jewish Policy Research paper on couples and families came up with the intriguing statistic that our out-marriage rate is 26%. “In my view that is very high, but it has been that level for 20 years. We should be worried by our statistic and I’m not in the least complacent but in comparison the United States rate is 58% and rising, its not stood still. And when I talk to American colleagues they are desperately worried. “The United Synagogue has lost ground, but orthodoxy has not because a lot of people in the United Synagogue have become more orthodox. And similarly with progressive families, people have dropped off by a lack of engagement whilst others have become more orthodox. “But I accept traditional patterns of engagement are changing and synagogue membership is key among them. “I believe that all synagogue bodies, left to right, face a common challenge of producing a more compelling offering than the one they produce at the moment. “We have got to get more young people signed up to community membership. These are challenges across all sections of our community.” Prior to becoming involved with the Board of Deputies, Mr Arkush had a leading role in establishing

Hertsmere Jewish Primary School and Yavneh College. It’s an area he is justifiably proud and one he enjoys experiencing in his role at the Board. “Jewish schools are really important and I hope no one is offended when I say creating Hertsmere was by a long way the achievement I’m most proud of in the community,” he said. “My role at the Board is very important but when I see those children run into school with looks of real enjoyment, excitement and enthusiasm on their faces it is such a pleasure. “Our community has pulled off a really significant achievement. “Jewish schools were not popular when I went to school; they were the least successful and most parents would not have put them very high on their list of priorities. “In North West London there were several schools which were not very good. Now, those very same schools, and new ones, are among the highest performing schools in the country.” He added, “Lord Jakobovits started the push towards getting more of our children into Jewish schools and we could only do that by creating top quality schools that were better than the competition. “Now, I have not got any evidence for this as the research is not there yet, and such research as it exists from the United States is not conclusive, but I am convinced that the fact that 65% of our children go to Jewish schools in the big centres of Jewish population such as London and Manchester is down to a

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When I do this, they don’t view me through the prism of the Arab-Israel conflict, suddenly a light bulb goes on in their head. “For too long, they’ve seen us and probably we’ve seen them through one prism, and that’s Israel’s conflict with her neighbours. But that’s not the right prism. It is a very important conflict and we have a lot to say about it, but it’s a conflict 2,500 miles away. “I point out that we have a common agenda such as shechita, Brit Milah, faith schools and role of faith in society. These are things that affect our daily lives, not the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbours. And they are getting it more and more. They are frightened of extremism because their children get radicalised. “Interfaith today plays an enormous role in Jewish-Muslim relations.” Moving on to the strength of Anglo-Jewry nationwide and struggles of outlying communities, Mr Arkush, whose grandfather came from Poland 110 years, was a minister in Scottish communities, in Cardiff then Blackpool where his father grew up, was forthright. “I’m a massive supporter of small communities but its not easy,” he said. “I mourn the loss of so much vibrant Jewish life that we used to have in so many of our regional centres. But its well known now that the draw of London and to some extent Manchester has pulled our young people away from once thriving cemusintres of Jewish life like Cardiff, Birmingham, Glasgow and Sunderland, even Leeds dare I say. They have drawn them like a magnet to London, Manchester and also Israel. And our Jewish life is the poorer for it. “But I admire enormously the dedication of our regional communities and often amazing individuals who keep Jewish life going, but it’ an uphill struggle. “I welcome the fact that some young people are going back (due to London property prices), but suspect that because so much of Jewish life is about Jewish facilities, critical mass and Jewish cultural engagements, the trend will not be defeated. “Our regional centres will continue to shrink. That’s the reality and we have to make the best of it.” He added, “The Board invests enormous effort in helping Jews in regional communities and we have learnt from census data there is Jewish life in every single electoral district of Britain. “The Internet links people and its been pioneered to great effect in

Scotland. “A Chanucah party a couple of years ago because of social media attracted three times more people than expected and it’s been replicated successfully across the country. “There is a Lancaster & Lakes Jewish congregation, another in Cornwall and others that might not be a conventional community, they might not be traditionally orthodox, but they are deeply culturally Jewish and want to get together for Jewish and Israel events to be Jewish together. And as a Board we must support that notion.” Moving back to politics and how would Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister affect the Jewish community? “It won’t be very comfortable,” said Mr Arkush. “I dare say that one of the first acts he’ll do will be to recognise the State of Palestine and that the warm diplomatic relationship that currently exists will deteriorate but it will make precious little difference to Israel,” he said. “It is possible that as we have seen in Labour events, people with anti-Semitic views crawl out of the woodwork feeling they have more of a licence. But having said that, I don’t think things will change drastically. “We will find pathways to the government, we will have the strength of our arguments, there will be people who will be difficult in that government as there are in the present government, but there will be people we can do business with. “However, I don’t underestimate the fact that it will pose challenges for us and we are doing very careful strategic thinking on that issue right now.” Overall, with the many areas of engagement the Board has to negotiate diplomatically and culturally, Mr Arkush is positive about the future. “What an extraordinarily, culturally rich, active and amazing community we have with our care organisations, CST, Chief Rabbinate, Synagogal bodies and yes, the Board of Deputies, which are world class,” he said. “We are thriving as a community and even increasing our numbers if you look at the census. “I appreciate the high birth rate among Charedim but we are a successful community and must not talk ourselves down. We must talk ourselves up, turn up the volume of Jewish life because we will succeed when we are committed proud Jews.”

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That’s what we learn from the Passuk in Tehillim 19, Psalm 19, ‘Pekudei Hashem Yesharim Mesamchei Lev’, ‘the laws of the Lord are upright, they bring gladness to our hearts’. You see, when you study Torah, you have

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This week’s Tehillim is in memory of Miriam bas Shoshana This week’s psalm is one of the most familiar in the entire book of Tehillim, as it’s the first of the extra ones we say every Shabbat morning in Pesukei Dezimrah. King David shows us how the beauty of nature can be properly appreciated through the lens of Torah. He starts by telling us how “the heavens declare the glory of G-d,” and how “His handiwork is proclaimed by the firmament.” A simple glance up at the skies should leave even the most arrogant of men humbled by the sheer splendour and grandeur of Hashem’s work. For all of man’s great achievements on this earth, no one has ever created air or even a simple looking cloud. The tremendous ingenuity of nature is clearly evident if we simply look through a Torah inspired lens. Many people will claim that everyday occurrences such as rain are natural and that is that. But nature is simply Hashem’s guise for his constant involvement in everyday matters and the fact that it is constant should not take away from the miraculous nature of nature. To me, the third verse of this psalm is one of the most beautiful verses in the whole of Tehillim and it displays striking elegance through its simplicity. “Day following day utters speech, and night following night conveys knowledge.” El AL, P22 Each and every single person in

the entire universe craves normality, stability, structure and peace. (Although certain people have different ideas of how to achieve peace, but that is not the subject of this article!) The simplicity of continuous cycles of day and night provide comfort to King David, happy in the knowledge the Creator of the world is always watching us and providing for us. Nature does not speak, it has no voice; yet its message reverberates around the world daily and if we are just willing to listen, we can hear it louder than anything else in creation. The former king of the Jews likens nature to a surveyor’s tape: “The precision goes out to the ends of the earth, to the end of the inhabited world.” I was recently at a Shabbaton Choir concert in aid of Hadassah medical centre and cantors Johnny Turgel and Danny Bergson sang a beautiful duet, composed by Stephen Levy, of these very words. It was soft and gentle, just the very message the Psalmist want to convey. Nature is indeed soft and gentle, but if we analyse it properly, it can show us loud and clear the almighty strength of Hashem.

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Greetings from New Jersey. I love your column. Here’s an interesting one for you. Each year I sell my chametz to a custodian who is employed by me. This year he is actually converting to Judaism, and this process is taking place during Pesach. Alternatively, the non-Jew who’s about to convert can always sell it on to another non-Jew. But that’s too easy and we don’t like easy answers do we? What happens to the status of my chametz? Also, as a matter of curiosity, does he get to choose to be either Sephardic - lots of rice - or Ashkenazi? Norman

As Jews in exile, we have constantly prayed to G-d to enlighten us to truthfully understand the ways of Hashem, and the path that the Torah wants us to follow. King David beseeches The Almighty to dispatch His ‘light and truth’ upon him, and lead him to His holy mountain and dwelling place, which is of course the Har Habayit in Jerusalem. Nowadays, without out Temple, each person can make their own house a ‘bayit neeman b’yisrael,’ a true place

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Only in America! I suppose it would all depend under whose auspices he is doing the conversion. If it is a reform conversion (and who else would be doing conversions in the middle of Pesach) then the good news is he can keep the chametz – he’s still a non-Jew. Sorry, was that too blunt? Assuming it is an Orthodox conversion, I posit the following: A question is raised as to the dishes that belong to a non-Jew who converts. Do they require immersion in a mikvah? The answer is that as the individual changes status then his dishes become ownerless. When he emerges a Jew, then the Rabbis instituted, for his benefit, that they are now considered newly ac-

Tehillim In this week’s Psalm, King David asks Hashem to champion his cause and avenge him against the nations who are ‘without kindness.’ Rabbi Hirsch explains that the nations of the world will profess dedication to justice, and pretend to abide by the ideals, yet history has unfortunately shown only too brutally that they have not always shown kindness to Jews.

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quired by the Jew. And ownerless dishes acquired by a Jew do not require immersion. It would follow then that when the individual’s status changes from non-Jew to Jew, then the chametz becomes ownerless. You sold it to a non-Jew and this is someone else. In this instance the Rabbis would not institute that the chametz (like the dishes) should be acquired by him – as that is of no benefit to him, when it is forbidden to him. To that end, the chametz remains ownerless throughout the duration of Pesach. In essence anyone can acquire it, so you’d better be first past the post as soon as Pesach is out! On the Ashkenazi / Sephardic front, it would arguably have more to do with who does the conver-

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sion process. If it is a Sephardic Beth Din, then he can enjoy all the sushi he wants. If it’s Ashkenazi then he’ll just have to remain deprived for eight days. Interestingly enough, according to the leading codifier R’ Ovadiah Yosef, if the conversion takes place in Israel, the homeland of the author of Code of Jewish Law, whose rulings the Sephardim follow, then he is considered Sephardic for all halachic implications, regardless of his place of origin. Otherwise he is considered Ashkenazi.

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BUILDING A DESIGN EMPIRE THE MAN BEHIND THE RAILS BY JAMES MARLOW show that it is sufficiently serious about tackling Jewish community leaders expressed their the scourge of antisemitism. The Labour Party utter disgust over the decision not to expel has failed the Jewish community, it has failed its America’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley former Mayor new of London, Ken Livingston members and it has failed all those who believe from the Labour party after his comments in zero tolerance towards antisemitism.” had no legal validity and in Jonathan which the US Board of Deputies President Arkush abstained, as a “kick thetogut” condemned Labour for its in failure expel and Ken warned other UN members that the US Livingstone. Jonathan said: “Relations between would retaliate newcommunity attempts the Labour Partyagainst and theany Jewish to isolate Israel. have reached a new all-time low. She do we not have “It is aadded: year since“Never Ken Livingstone’s outrageous the backs on of Hitler our friends. We don’t have comments and Zionism. After 12 amonths greaterof friend than despite Israel and to him see indecision, finding

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“I’m the oldest in this business in the UK, that’s how I stand apart,” says Stephen Roston with a dry laugh. At 59, Stephen, owner and managing director of BS clothing group, has amassed a hugely successful design and supply company, specialising in the production of own brand children’s wear, sold nationally and globally in retail chain stores. “I left school at 15 and went straight into retail. That led to joining the family business, and then I started my own company 20 years ago.” Stephen says he wouldn’t be where

safety testing was an important part of what I did. I have designed children’s wear for over 35 years, and in my experience, it is the hardest sector to produce. Nothing can go wrong.” However, Stephen regards human error as a normal and expected occurrence in a driven business environment. “At the end of the day,

it’s how you handle a problem. When it all goes well, everyone can deal with it, but it is not just about how well you do in sales.” “If someone supplies you something faulty, you don’t want them to go out of business because of it. Deal with it and move on. No one causes a problem on purpose.” Stephen also deals closely with factories in China and says the keys to doing business with foreign clients and suppliers are understanding their culture and building trust. “Over time, I learnt how best to approach and do business with them. The way I see it, if there’s no trust, there’s no relationship and no business.” Knowing when to change direction within your career is important for continued success. Stephen branched out eight months ago to do entrepreneur and consultancy work and says it was one of the best decisions he made. “Don’t get me wrong, designing and supplying products is a fantastic business to be in, but it can be a testing one. I was ready for a new path where I could still remain in my chosen career but take things a little easier.” He now advises on retail selling, working with managers and CEOs of chain stores, as well as large CONTINUED ON PAGE 24

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festival. So don’t sweat it, relish the opportunity of going the extra mile and for what it’s worth, this year, Pesach in Israel ends on Friday eve. And guess what? You can’t acquire back your chametz on Shabbat. So they’re stuck the extra day without as well. Now which would you rather? Keeping an extra day Pesach, or knowing it’s over and still not being able to have that pita?

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Dear Rabbi, Matzah? Why? I get indigestion. Surely my health is more important. Gerard

Matzah! Because! Matzah symbolizes humility. It’s plain, flat, unpretentious, unassuming. It reminds us how we need to negate the ego which is the single foremost nemesis to spirituality and the very real cause of everything gone wrong our society. From global wars to petty squabbles; every problem has some element of ego linked. It’s about pride, self-aggrandisement – not wanting to yield to the next person. So look at that flat unleavened bread, get over yourself, stop trying to make sense of everything and enjoy!

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letters to the Judge and it was simletters to the Judge was simply dismissed. After and thisitincident, dismissed. After this I ply joined a missionary trip incident, to help I joined a missionary trip to help build an orphanage in Mexico. build an orphanage in Mexico. Would you say your years as you say your years a Would born-again Christian wereas a born-again Christian were crucial to your eventual arrival crucial to your eventual arrival at Judaism? at Judaism? Looking back, I would say this Looking back, I would say this phase was crucial. I started to feel phase was crucial. I started to feel a tremendously deep connection a tremendously deep connection with G-d during this time, and even with G-d during this time, and even though it was not Judathough it was not Judaism, it was definitely ism, it was definitely a vitally important a vitally important step stepononthe theright rightpath path toto truly truly fifinding nding Hashem. Hashem. UltiUltimately the mately theforce force ofof spirituality spirituality I I was was engaging engaging with, which with, which was wasnot notyet yetthe the real realtruth, truth, truly truly helped helpedme metotoesescape capethe thebig bigmess messmy my life lifewas wasininatatthe thetime. time. Yet Yetyou youwere werestill stillnot notsatisfi satisfied? ed?

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Something Somethingwas wasmissing. missing.ChristianChristianityitywas wassimply simplynot notdoing doingititfor forme me anymore anymoreLooking Lookingback, back,I Inow nowsee see that thatChristianity Christianitywas wasfar fartoo toofoggy, foggy, it ithad hadmuch muchless less“seichel,”(intel“seichel,”(intellect) lect)than thanJudaism, Judaism,and andthat thatthe theToTorah rahisismuch muchmore moredescriptive descriptiveininreregardstotowhat whattakes takesplace placebetween between gards manand andHashem. Hashem. man livedinina aJewish JewishneighbourneighbourI Ilived hood,and andstarted startedasking asking lots lots ofof hood, questions toto my my Rabbi; Rabbi; Rabbi Rabbi questions

Google. Not that I would recomGoogle. that I would recommend this Not to everyone, as there is a mend this to everyone, as there is a lot of incorrect information online. incorrect information online. I lot firstofexperimented with Messianrst experimented with MessianicI fiJudaism before the real thing, ic Judaism the time, real Ithing, however, for before me at the still however, for me at the time, I still learned a lot. learned a lot. asking many quesI then started I then started asking many questions to Rabbi Shmuel Brodie, tions to Rabbi Shmuel Brodie, who gave me Torah books to start who gave me Torah books to start upgrading my learning. I was speupgrading my learning. I was specifically inspired by the Garden cifically inspired by the Garden of Peace by Rabbi Shalom Arush, of Peace by Rabbi Shalom Arush, and the rest of this brilliant series. I and the rest of this brilliant series. I kept talking to G-d, crying to him, kept talking to G-d, crying to him, asking so many questions. Eventuasking so many questions. Eventually, I arrived at the truth. Reb Naally, I arrived at the truth. Reb Nachman chmandid didhis hisfair fairshare sharetoo. too. Judaism Judaismallowed allowed more more true true feelfeelings ingstotodevelop developand and gave gave me me extra extra clarity and enabled clarity and enabledme meto tohave have true true inner peace. inner peace.

Baruch Hashem she saw the light with me. The whole conversion process took 2 and half years, and was extremely intense. I chose the name Nissim because of the many miracles that I saw. I retired from music and moved to Israel, living in the Jerusalem neighbourhood Sha’arei Chesed, in the heart of Rechavia. At the beginning, none of my

family accepted my change, they all thought I was going mad, going crazy. They were all very upset when I left music for a while; they saw it as a rejection of where I had come from. After relaunching my music career under my new name Nissim, thank G-d everyone is just so proud of me. I have returned to singing again, and they have seen that I am using my talents, enjoying what I love and utilising Hashem’s gifts, they are so proud of who I am and who I have become. I am now a Breslov Chasid, yet I still produce

How Howdid didyou youmanage manage to to persuade persuadeyour yourwife wifeto to convert convert totoJudaism Judaismtoo? too? I Isat satdown down on on aa couch couch opposite opposite her, her,totomake make sure sure there there was was space space inincase caseshe shethrew threwsomething something at at me! me! She She had had seen seen me me spending spending many many hours hours researching, researching, reading reading and and crying, crying,but but she she just just thought thought II was was going goingthrough throughaaphase. phase. ItIt was was made made even even more more tricky, tricky, asasshe she naturally naturally felt felt itit was was an an atattack tack on on her her entire entire family family and and aa challenge challenge toto her her entire entire Christian Christian upbringing. upbringing. And And the the fact fact that that our our rstbaby babyhad hadbeen been born born the the week week fifirst beforeprobably probablydidn’t didn’thelp help either. either. before CONTINUEDON ONPAGE PAGE23 23 CONTINUED

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great rap music. And you now live in Mea Shearim –a far cry from the days of your youth! Yes, I moved near the Mir Yeshiva, and every Friday night, we host many students at our home for dinner. My wife has a cut off of 50 guests, otherwise it becomes too much for her! I now use my music as kiruv and go around the world telling my story. Perhaps it doesn’t make as much money as rapping full time, yet I see it as my clear mission from Hashem to spread

the light of Torah around the world, and to inspire people to change, no matter where they have come from. What would your final message be to Jewish Weekly readers? As a Breslover, you see at Reb Nachman’s kever (tomb) in Uman on Rosh Hashanah, all sorts of people who were the furthest away, people who were so incredibly far from Hashem. Yet, at some point they suddenly saw the light and returned. No matter how far you may feel, you just need the desire and you

can achieve great things. My story is truly miraculous, just like the story of Purim, and it has been a pleasure to share it with you. Wishing all Jewish Weekly readers a Happy Purim! Nissim has a huge following on YouTube and his latest album ‘Lemala’ is available now on iTunes. Visit nissimofficial.com for more details

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After relaunching my music career under my new name Nissim, thank G-d everyone is just so proud of me. I have returned to singing again, and they have seen that I am using my talents, enjoying what I love and utilising Hashem’s gifts, they are so proud of who I am and who I have become. I am now a Breslov Chasid, yet I still produce great rap music.


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ALEX LISSNER – MOBILE PC-MEDIC When Alex Lissner helped out a member of his family with an IT issue, little did he know that it would eventually lead to him setting up his own business. Having worked in retail for 20 years, Alex decided to take a career break in 2003 to go travelling for a while in order to help him work out what he wanted to do with his life. Whilst he was in Australia, he visited his cousin who was having problems with her laptop. As Alex explains, “My cousin had a virus on her laptop, which I managed to sort out for her. She was so impressed by how helpful and efficient I was that she suggested that maybe that was something I should consider professionally. I had always helped out friends and family with IT issues, but had never really thought about it as a business option.”

BY MICAELA BLITZ After returning to the UK, he started on a part time basis getting work through recommendations from friends and family. As more people began to seek his assistance, he realised that it could become a viable business and so made the leap to work on it full time and, in 2004, Alex set up Mobile PC-Med-

ic. Since then his business has been going from strength to strength. He currently has around 500 – 600 clients on his database, offering a wide range of services from WIFI Installation, cloud hosting, data backup and recovery and even website design and hosting. Many of his clients are small local business with up to 20 employees. Alex is able to offer a fully comprehensive service looking after their entire IT system. He is keen to attract other local businesses particularly law firms and start-up businesses who might also need his help. Alex works with a small team who have knowledge and expertise in key areas, to ensure that he can give his clients the best service possible. When a new client gets in touch, Alex will make initial contact by telephone, and have a chat about the needs of the client. He will then arrange what he calls an ‘IT audit visit’ to the business premises where

he will assess all the equipment currently owned, and offer a breakdown of costs and proposed services that are relevant to the business. Some clients prefer to have a more adhoc service knowing that Alex and his team are available when needed, whereas others have regular contact so that Alex can oversee the smooth running of their business on a dayto-day basis. The IT audit visit also allows Alex to advise businesses on additional equipment that they may require. “Often with new businesses, there is a belief that they need to buy everything at once, but that is not always the case and as the business grows, their IT needs grow too. We like to help our clients to simplify their lives rather than complicate it, so we are able to help them be sure on what they actually need and what may not be required at this stage. We can also advise on future investments that might benefit their company from an IT point of view.” As a small business, Alex feels that he is able to offer a personal service to his clients, and can support them remotely or by coming into their offices whenever needed. “We offer a bespoke service that is tailored to the needs of the business and we try to ensure that clients only pay for what they need, rather than what they think they need. My motto is that we always look after the client from the first contact to the last transaction.” Although many of his clients contact

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him during the working week for their IT issues, Alex recognises that sometimes things may happen out of hours, and he is happy to help at these times when required. When it comes to starting up a business, Alex has very much learnt as he has gone along, and has grown and developed along the way. “I think that there is never really a right way to start a business, and it is often trial and error, but I have learnt so much, and really enjoy running my own business.” Alex’s top IT tip for any business would be to ensure that they have an off-site back up system in place that will be accessible in the case of fire, theft or other issues that might affect it. “Having an offsite system in place where everything is backed up regularly means that should the worst happen, your business should not be significantly affected and you would be able to access your files and continue running your business.” He would also recommend to invest in some decent equipment, such as laptops so that they are of good quality and capable of doing what is needed for the business. The world of IT is always evolving, and Alex is keen to grow and develop his business to reflect this.

One of the next areas that he is focussing on is social media marketing, where he would be able to offer customers a monthly service that could help manage their social media accounts. “In business today, having an online presence is important, but it can sometimes be time-consuming or confusing. e would be able to help with this, and ensure that all of their social media accounts, such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are kept updated and relevant.” Being able to help people through the work that he does is what he really enjoys most about his job. “Every day is different and often we don’t know what to expect. I really enjoy learning new skills all the time and being able to make myself and the business better.” If you would like to get in contact with Alex about any IT support, please contact him on 01923625-101 or via email on info@ mobile-pcmedic.co.uk Do you know anyone who would like to be featured on this page? Let us know by emailing micaela@thejewishweekly.com


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Not paying into a pension yet ? Here’s what you are missing out on …..

The Writer is the owner and Managing Director of Alpha Wealth Management Limited. Drawing on over twenty years’ experience in financial services, Marc helps private clients, businesses, charities, and trusts optimize their finances. He is a Chartered Financial Planner providing ‘Independent’ financial advice. Prior to being a financial adviser, Marc was a Director at several global investment banks, providing investment advice to Europe’s leading institutional investment and pension fund managers. For advice on inheritance, investment, protection, or retirement planning, please contact Marc on 020 8203 6920 or 07866 503 898 or marc@alphawm.co.uk.

profits saving a business owner corporation tax. Nor are there any national insurance payments to pay either. These advantages, combined with pension freedoms that commenced in April 2016, have resulted in pensions becoming the savings vehicle of choice for many as no other tax wrapper offers the same degree of tax and estate planning advantages as a pension. To give you a sense of what’s on offer, here are 10 reasons to fund a pension before the tax year end on 5th April.

BY MARC OVITS

1. Tax relief at highest rates Personal contributions to a pension within the Annual Allowance of £40,000 achieve tax relief at your highest rate of income tax. But with the spotlight constantly falling on pension saving incentives at each Budget, relief at the highest rates may not be around forever. Additional and higher rate taxpayers may wish to contribute an amount to maximise tax relief at 45%, 40% or even 60% while they have the opportunity. Carry forward can allow contributions in excess of the current annual allowance without any annual allowance tax charge.

Pensions are the most tax efficient way to save for retirement. For business owners facing higher dividend taxation since April 2016, pension payments are now a compelling alternative to salary or dividends as paying into a pension is the most tax efficient way for business owners to extract profits out of their companies. Company pension contributions are treated as an allowable expense (subject to the wholly and exclusively rules) and they therefore reduce company

2. Avoid the annual allowance cut for higher earners by using carry forward Some high income clients will face a cut in the amount of tax-efficient pension saving they can enjoy this tax year. The standard £40,000 Annual Allowance will be reduced by £1 for every £2 of ‘income’ clients have over £150,000 in a tax year, until their allowance drops to £10,000. Some people may be able to reinstate their full £40,000 allowance by making use of carry forward. The tapering of the annual allowance won’t normally apply if

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income less personal contributions is £110,000 or less. A large personal contribution using unused allowance from the previous 3 tax years can bring income below £110,000 and restore the full £40,000 allowance for 2017/18. And some of it may attract 60% tax relief too. 3. Last chance for a £40,000 carry forward This tax year is the last opportunity to carry forward unused annual allowance from 2014/15. If it isn’t used, the additional allowance will be lost and future carry forward limited to a maximum of £40,000 per year. The maximum carry forward of unused allowances for the current year is £120,000, being £40,000 for 2014/15 plus £40,000 from 2015/16 and 2016/17. 4. Boost pension funds now before accessing flexibility Anyone looking to take advantage of the new income flexibility for the first time may want to consider boosting their fund before April, potentially sweeping up the full £40,000 from this year plus any unused allowance carried forward from the last three years. The Money Purchase Annual Allowance (MPAA) will mean the opportunity to continue funding will be restricted. The MPAA is currently £4,000 a year in April with no carry forward. 5. Recover personal allowances Pension contributions reduce an individual’s taxable income. They’re a great way to reinstate the personal allowance. For a higher rate taxpayer with taxable income of between £100,000 and £123,000, a personal contribution that reduces taxable income to £100,000 would achieve an effective rate of tax relief at 60%. For higher incomes, or

larger contributions, the effective rate will fall somewhere between 40% and 60%. 6. Avoid the child benefit tax charge A personal contribution can also ensure that the value of child benefit is preserved for the family, rather than being lost to the child benefit tax charge. And it might be as simple as redirecting existing pension saving from the lower earning partner to the other. The child benefit, worth over £2,500 to a family with three kids, is cancelled out by the tax charge if the taxable income of the highest earner exceeds £60,000. There’s no tax charge if the highest earner has income of £50,000 or less. As a pension contribution reduces ‘income’ for this purpose, the tax charge can be avoided. The combination of higher rate tax relief on the contribution plus the child benefit tax charge saved, can lead to effective rates of tax relief as high as 65% for a family with three children. 7. Sacrifice bonus for an employer pension contribution When sacrificing a bonus for an employer pension contribution, the employer and employee National Insurance savings made could be used to boost pension funding, giving more in the pension pot for every £1 lost from take-home pay. The reduction in one’s taxable income potentially means that lost personal allowance may be recovered, or the child benefit tax charge avoided. 8. Providing for loved ones The new death benefit rules will make pensions an extremely tax efficient way of passing on wealth to family members - there’s typically no Inheritance Tax payable

and there’s also the possibility of passing on funds to any family members free of tax for deaths before age 75. Investors may want to consider moving savings which would otherwise be subject to Inheritance Tax into their pension to shelter them from Inheritance Tax and benefit from tax free investment returns. 9. Dividend changes and business owners Many directors of small and medium sized companies may be facing an increased tax bill following changes to the taxation of dividends. A pension contribution could be the best way of cutting their overall tax bill, while still receiving the same level of income. If the director is over 55 they now have full unrestricted access to their pension savings. There’s no National Insurance on an employer pension contribution or dividend payment, but dividends are paid from profits after corporation tax AND may also be taxable in the director’s hands too. By making an employer pension contribution, this ensures that the tax that would have otherwise gone to HMRC boosts the director’s retirement savings instead. 10. Pay employer contributions before corporation tax relief drops Corporation tax rates are now at 19% from the financial year starting April 2017 with a further planned cut to 17% to effect from April 2020. Companies may want to consider bringing forward pension funding plans to benefit from tax relief at the higher rate. Payments should be made before the end of the current business year, while rates are at their highest.

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Email lists and the peril of the new GDPR law

BY DARREN STROM Darren Strom is a marketing advisor and the CEO of VMAL Ltd a Web and Branding company based in NW London He can be reached at darren@vmal.co.uk or on 0208 133 3527

90% of people check their email every day and many of them use their inbox as a to do list. This has made email marketing a highly successful marketing method. If you have a website, an ecommerce web store or blog, people are hopefully visiting and taking interest in what you are offering. They have not met you in person and really there is nothing encouraging them to return and become a repeat customer. This is where email marketing can help. If you add them to an email marketing list you can then send them weekly or monthly offers or newsletters to gently coax

them back to your website, to engage with you again. Buying a ready email list might be tempting but receiving unsolicited emails is not only going to encourage people to add your email to their spam list, eventually blacklisting you, but you might also fall foul of the law and receive a crippling fine. As of May 25 of this year the GDPR European data protection law will come into force and anyone in Europe or even those from outside Europe wanting to solicit European users will have to comply. Fines that can be imposed on people and organisations in breach of compliance are as much as €20 million or 4% of a company’s global turnover, whichever is the highest. The only viable safe routes to getting emails, are speaking to, or cold calling people and asking them if they agree to receiving offers from you. With the new law in place you might have to prove you received consent from call logs. The other option is a form on your website with a opt in button. The old practice of displaying an already checked “checkbox” and a message please uncheck if you do not want to receive any correspondence, will not comply.

In addition, the opt-in message you use has to state all the ways you could possibly use the personal data you collect. Besides this, GDPR also applies to cookies, which for those less technical, are those hidden bits of data that sit on your own computer and stores data about you. You will know the site has it if you

find yourself greeted by a friendly welcoming message on the front of a website, with your name on it. A simple cookie stores only your name and email address but it can contain other information such as your IP address and other data that you have a right to refuse access to. With the GDPR law in place you are required to let the user know

what you are storing, what method you are using to store the data, who the data is being sent to and how they can remove the cookie. The most effective way of doing this is with a quite annoying cookie pop up. It is important to note that there is not going to be a grace period after 25 March. Lastly, it is unlikely that this law will disappear after Brexit and it is even more of a reason to use a UK based reputable web design company to build your site. Discuss with them what safeguards need to be in place so that you can be sure you do not incur the enormous GDPR fines.

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Diary of a Jewish Estate Agent BY WILLIAM SUSMAN MRICS

As The Jewish Weekly celebrates its first anniversary, this coincides very neatly with a similar milestone in my life and seemingly quite an achievement in today’s day and age – my wife and I have reached our silver anniversary. As she says, 25 wonderful years……….then she married me! As we neared the anniversary – romantically set on Valentine’s Day I knew I could not get this wrong, so time for some investment. Having blanked out our work diaries, I felt it time to check out some historic real estate and decided to book a luxury country house hotel that has featured in our years together for one of their super-dooper all singing and dancing breaks with bells and whistles! With all the extra touches and roses booked for the Valentine’s day celebrations, Champagne left over from our last Simcha and smuggled into the hotel when the concierge wasn’t looking and flowers collected from the closest Aldi I could find on my sat nav, I also felt that a very nice present was in order – the logic being a lovely gift would be cheaper than a divorce! I was looking for the ideal present one that not only she would enjoy but I, sorry we, would appreciate for ever. I thought about Caribbean cruises or two weeks in the Maldives but alas I settled on a call to my friendly jeweller Mendel and two days later a suitable ring arrived. She loved the ring for its charm and beauty and I loved it for its investment value. Talking of investments, for most of us property is the most common one we will come into contact with during our lifetime and is generally likely to be the biggest investment that we hold. Even if you are not a property owner somewhere it will touch your lives. The more you know about the subject the more savvy you can be. House prices fell for the first time in six months by 0.3% in February, which followed a surprise 0.8%

rise in January. The dip pushed the annual rate at which house prices are rising to just 2.2%, compared with 3.2% in the 12 months to the end of January. The slowdown is consistent with recent signs of softening in the household sector, with retail sales relatively weak over the Christmas period and into the new year, while consumer confidence indicators suggests the squeeze on household incomes is continuing to take its toll. The overall situation suggests consumers are adopting a ‘wait and see’ approach and avoiding making major purchases, such as a house. The current cautious mood is exacerbating the current shortage of properties for sale, as it is deterring existing homeowners from trading up the housing ladder, making it harder for first-time buyers to find a suitable home. Interestingly, recently the number of sales agreed increased in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north east, while they remained flat or declined in all other areas. Property has become so dear now that the average first-time buyer is now 30 years old and has a salary of £41,000 a year. Owner-occupation rates have fallen from 70% to 63% over the past decade and it is not difficult to see why. Ultra-low interest rates mean that it has never been cheaper to service

a mortgage, but that doesn’t matter all that much when the price of a home relative to incomes is so high. If you are in the fortunate position to be a first time buyer things are looking up for you with 365,000 of you buying last year which was a 7.4% increase from the previous year. Never has it been so good for you with the Help-to-Buy programme and lower deposit and cheap mortgage deals available. The government has also been helping you by trying to wipe out the buy-to let market with penal increases in stamp duty for them together with new adverse tax measures. Hertsmere which has one of the largest Jewish populations in Britain is one of the most expensive locations in England and Wales for singles to buy their first property. According to Zoopla 35.9% of their salary needs to be set aside for monthly mortgage payments. This is in contrast to Newcastle-under-Lyme where only 10.8% is needed. If you are single and want to service a mortgage on a one bedroom flat in Kensington and Chelsea it will cost you an eye watering 82.4% of your monthly earnings. For those who do want to buy their own home, the good news is that house-price inflation will be modest in 2018. Earnings growth is still around 2.5%; the Bank of England is warning that interest rates are likely to go up faster and by more than previously expected; and tax changes that have helped cause a 17% annual drop in buyto-let purchases in the year to December are going to become more stringent in April. That said for those of us who

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have been on the property ladder for some time there are now more than 750,000 property millionaires in Britain, a rise of 23% since August 2016. This is all despite THE slowing property market. Meanwhile, in the rental market, tenant demand continued to fall, but new instructions from landlords dropped at a faster rate. As many as one in five landlords are looking at exciting the market, either partially or fully due to the Governments new tax regimes and as a result, rents are expected to continue to increase in the first half of the year. The government is laughing though as it made a record £9.56bn in stamp duty last year £2.1bn of it came from the buy-to-let and second home surcharge. If it’s any relief for us mere mortals the super-prime end of the rental market is booming. As house prices are falling in parts of London, a growing number of wealthy people are choosing to rent – also to avoid hefty tax bills. Following increases in stamp duty, property taxes are the equivalent of three to four years’ rent. There are more luxury homes for rent because sellers are struggling to sell them and a long term rental allows them to avoid a hefty price required to sell in this market. Some of the rents are “eye watering”; Holland Park, six bedrooms £18,000 per week; Notting Hill, seven bedrooms for £16,000 per week. How about some interesting comments and figures? With interest rate set to rise now is perhaps a good time to start looking to fix your mortgage rate. With employment rates at nearly 90% Crawley seems to be the hotspot for job

prospects. Letting agent fined £2,000 for rejecting a tenant who was receiving housing benefit. Last year tenants paid £51.6bn in rent and homeowners paid £57.4bn for their mortgages. Average price of UK property coming on the market £300,000. Average time now to sell 72 days, up from 62 days a month before and 55 days in the summer of 2017. Most expensive house in America, $500m, 105,000sqft called The One in LA. And finally, Battersea Power Station sells for £1.6bn in one of Britain’s largest ever property deals. And guess what I have managed an entire article without using the word Brexit! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to read my article and wish you all a happy Pesach and The Jewish Weekly a happy first anniversary.

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Division Two title race takes dramatic twist as Fairlop stun Dons BY DAVID SAFFER Only four matches survived adverse weather in the latest round of Maccabi GB Southern Football League fixtures. Fourth place Fairlop FC stole the show with a dramatic 3-1 win against highflying Mill Hill Dons as the Division Two title race took a new twist. Shorn of key players James Jaconelli and Jordan Kara, Fairlop’s win was a huge setback to second-place Dons who came into the match aiming to edge ahead of league leaders Bayern Mincha. Bayern are currently two points clear of The Dons and will no doubt be buoyed by the result as they hold a seven-point advantage over Fairlop having played three matches more. But as the run begins Bayern, Dons, Fairlop and FC Team all have plenty to play for in an exciting championship battle. Daniel Garfinkle (2) and Kane Hopps hit Fairlop’s goals with Richard Reback replying for the visitors.

Pierce Prince set up Garfinkle with a pinpoint cross-field ball for his first goal. Receiving the ball, Garfinkle beat a defender before slotting the ball home. The Dons got back into the game after the break following a goalmouth scramble but Fairlop were not to be denied as Garfinkle set up Hopps for a terrific finish to seal the points. “What a result!” exclaimed Fairlop boss Aaron Dias following the win. “We knew it was going to be tough especially missing our two star men of recent weeks. “It was a great day for all players and fans of this wonderful football club. “For the most part it was a really scrappy game and our second goal should have been enough to send The Dons back to North London with nothing to show for their efforts. “The game was tense and tighter than it should have been heading into the last 10 minutes, but after

great work down the left Hopps coolly finished.” Whilst delighted with the result, Dias initially was far from happy with his teams’ footballing performance early on in the match. “The Dons set up to make it difficult for us to play football and for the first 25 minutes their game plan was working,” he explained. “But the boys were patient and knew that if they kept trying to play football the goals would come. “Garfinkle was again a class act with two great finishes and has been a great addition to the squad. And match winner Hopps was back after six months out and delivered the goods. “He was in right place at the right time with a strikers goal and cool finish.” Dias added: “Goalkeeper Jake Sanders made vital clearances and produced a fingertip save at 2-1 that kept us in the lead. “Right back Prince was absolutely phenomenal throughout. The Dons tried four left midfielders and none had any joy against

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him. He also set up our first goal. “Today once again showed what Fairlop is all about. “Pure grit, determination, passion and a little bit of quality won us that football game.” As for the rest of the campaign, Dias noted: “There is a lot of football still left to be played but that was a big step towards the title. “Confidence is sky high and the boys are more committed than ever. “Roll on our Peter Morrison Cup quarter final against North London Raiders A on Sunday.” “Obviously it was disappointing, we wanted to get a result but I thought we played well particularly in the second half,” said Dons manager Brandon Hamme. “But there were certain moments when things did not go our way but we did play well and I was not too disheartened after the game. “They were a very good team and we all put in a good effort and that is all I can ask for from the players.” The Dons third league defeat of the season was a blow but they will look to quickly bounce back in what is now a crucial fixture at third place FC Team on Sunday. Looking ahead to the clash, Hamme commented: “In terms of getting promotion, it is the biggest game we have left this season. “They are a really good team. We beat them earlier on in the season but we know that it will be a hard game. On their day, they can be a very good team. “A lot of people thought they would be up there in a title race. “It’s now a four-way battle to win the title but our number one aim is to get top-two and win promotion. “For us to do that we really need to get the three points on Sunday but they have good players and it

will not be an easy game.” North London Raiders C and Catford & Bromley shared the spoils in a goalless draw. There were no Premier Division games but in Division One newly crowned champions Faithfold A went down to a shock first league defeat at home as Redbridge Jewish Care B ran out 5-0 winners. Daniel Gordon and Jamie Bernstein took the scoring honours with two goals apiece. Carl Debris completed the rout. In cup matches, two second half strikes from Ben Bhogel saw Temple Fortune A come from behind to advance against Los Blancos in Group B of the Supplementary Cup Competition. Fortune was looking to end a dismal run of ten matches without a victory but Blancos took a first half lead with terrific Oli Sade strike. The hosts though showed great character to hit back and equalise through Bhogel, making a rare appearance. Fortune ‘keeper Lee Fegan pulled off a penalty save to keep the scores level. And the winner arrived through Bhogel for a first triumph since October last year. “It was a good win, very overdue and an excellent performance from everyone,” said Fortune boss Simon Linden. “There was no stand out performances, I asked the squad of 13 to put in a massive shift and not one player failed. “I’m so pleased we have ended that bad run and look forward to progressing in the competition. “Redbridge next week is now a massive game that could take us into the semi-finals.”


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Dan’s Premier League Column BY DAN SILVER Arsene Wenger. I absolutely love you. Never before have I actually felt pity for Arsenal fans, but ever since one of my Gooner peers said to me “I celebrated when Brighton scored the second” shows the real demise of ‘London’s biggest club’. Although for Arsenal fans, its the same old same old and in my personal opinion Wenger will still be in the job come next season as the Gunners have relatively easy games coming up (although Brighton was also meant to be a relatively easy game!) and will probably pick up enough points to at least stop the complete humiliation and earn some dignity when they finish 6th. Arsenal were meek in back-toback 3-0 defeats to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley and at the Emirates in the Premier League four days later. Losing to Pep Guardiola’s irresistible Champions-elect is one thing, but to a Brighton side battling relegation will not be so palatable for Arsenal fans growing increasingly tired of Wenger’s reign.

To lose 2-1 to a side who haven’t beaten you since 1982 is quite frankly embarrassing and in all due respect to Mr Wenger, I nearly forgot this was the same man who won 3 Premier League titles and 7 FA Cups. “Absolutely unacceptable”, “mannequins” and “a crime against football”. These were some of the quotes of Sky sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp describing Chelsea’s style of play in their 1-0 loss to world class Manchester City. The Italian boss then responded, by stating: “You have to accept every critic, but I am not so stupid to play against Manchester City open and to lose 3-0 or 4-0” and I for one completely agree with him. The way Manchester City kept the ball away from the Chelsea players until finding that one inch of space and making the most out of it was truly sublime and shows the difference in quality between the upcoming Champions of England and the reigning ones.. It was like men vs boys but to Conte’s defence I see no other way

to get the best result out of that game. Yes you could say Chelsea have the quality and skill in players such as Eden Hazard to play a bit more attacking but once you let City have that inch of space, they’ll punish you as Bernado Silva proved striking in the 46th minute. It was a disappointing day for Chelsea and manager Conte - and of even greater concern is that they are now five points adrift of Tottenham in fourth place in the race for spots in next season’s Champions League, but who knows that -1 goal difference instead of -4 could come in handy when coming to the nitty gritty part of the season. Other results include Son Heung-Min bagging a cheeky brace as his side Spurs earned a comfortable win over Huddersfield at Wembley, leading the South Korean to say Wembley feels like “home”. Swansea moving out of the relegation zone as they comfortably dispatched a dismal West Ham side, 4 goals to 1, whose performance was so “embarrassing” manager David Moyes said it was “impossible to assess”.

Now normally at this part of my column I write about either Newcastle’s dismal performance or how they’ve completely shocked me and somehow pull a win out of the bag, but this week there’s not really much to say. Going into the game against Liverpool, I thought it would be a demolition and to my surprise it was only a solid 2-0 loss against one of the most in-form teams in the world right now. Salah and Mane bagged the goals and overall Newcastle had a bog standard game with quality separating the two teams apart. So instead I’ve decided to write about the man that could save anything you put in front of him and that is of course Martin Dubravka. Only joking but in all fairness the Newcastle loanee is pretty decent. But David De Gea on the other hand is more than double decent, he’s out of this world. That save he pulled out during Manchester United incredible 3-2 comeback against Crystal Palace left me speechless. The sudden pause between the ball about to fly into the goal and De Gea’s hand stretching out was truly

immense, but the Spaniard defied footballing laws and reminded me of Gordon Banks’s incredible one handed save against Pele all the way back in 1970. Matic’s wonderful strike ended off one of the most incredible games this season and left the Red Devils 2 points clear of Liverpool and in first place to finish as the ‘best of the rest’. Truly mesmerising. All steam ahead now to Old Trafford! Can’t wait for the weekend now…

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Moses gathers the People of Israel and repeats to them all the things G-d has told him in the previous three Parshiot.

Can you find the eight items of clothing the Kohen Gadol wore whilst serving in the Mishkan:

First: the commandment to keep Shabbat: For six days of the week, Jews can work, and the seventh day is a special day of rest. Next, G-d’s command to donate materials for the construction of the Mishkan (Sanctuary). All kinds of material were required for the Mishkan’s construction: metals (gold, silver and copper); fabrics and materials, (wool, linen, and skins); wood, oil, spices and precious stones. The people were so happy to contribute that they brought everything they had: jewellery and material and skins and fabrics. They brought so much, that Moshe had to tell them to stop, and still there were extra stuff. Once again we hear about the master craftsmen Bezalel and Oholiav, two very talented men who were in charge of the building of the Mishkan. Now we read about the actual building of the Mishkan. Again, all this was described at great length in the previous Parshiot, but here we talk about them actually doing it.

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Now that building of the Mishkan was complete, they set it up and put everything in its proper place. Then a cloud came down upon the Mishkan, and this showed everybody that G-d’s presence had come to dwell within it.

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10. Slowly peel off baking paper while loosely rolling towel. 12. Beat rich whip until stiff and stir in sprinkles. 13. Open the cake and spread the whip evenly and reroll.0 14. Cover the cake with whip. 15. Pour sprinkles into a cake pan and roll the cake over it to cover in sprinkles. 16. Enjoy!

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THEJEWISHWEEKLY.COM ➊ 35:1 - The day after Yom Kippur. ➋ 35:2 - To emphasize that the building of the Mishkan doesn’t supersede the laws of Shabbat. ➌ 35:3 - There are two opinions: One opinion is to teach that igniting a fire on Shabbat is punishable by lashes as opposed to other “melachot” which are punishable by death. The other opinion is to teach that violation of numerous “melachot” at one time requires a separate atonement for each violation. ➍ 38:21 - To allude to the Beit Hamikdash that would twice be taken as a “mashkon”(pledge) for the sins of the Jewish People until the nation repents. ➎ 38:21 - It was testimony for the Jewish People that Hashem forgave them for the golden calf and allowed His Shechina to dwell among them. ➏ 38:21 - The leviim.

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➏ Who was appointed to carry the vessels of the Mishkan in the midbar? ➎ Why is the Mishkan called the “Mishkan of Testimony”? ➍ Why is the word Mishkan stated twice in verse 38:21? work on Shabbat? on Shabbat right after it had already noted the general prohibition of doing ➌ Why does the Torah specify the particular prohibition of lighting a fire instruction for building the Mishkan? ➋ Why is the prohibition against doing work on Shabbat written prior to the ➊ On which day did Moshe assemble the Jewish People?

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Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei In a Nutshell The Jewish people donate the required materials for the Mishkan (Sanctuary) in abundance, bringing gold, silver and copper; blue-, purpleand red-dyed wool; goat hair, spun linen, animal skins, wood, olive oil, herbs and precious stones. The Jewish people donate so much that Moshe has to tell them to stop giving! A team of wise-hearted artisans make the Mishkan and its furnishings:

Three layers of roof coverings; 48 gold-plated wall panels, and 100 silver foundation sockets; the parochet (veil) that separates between the Mishkan’s two chambers, and the masach (screen) that fronts it; the Ark and its cover with the Cherubim; the table and its showbread; the sevenbranched menorah with its specially prepared oil; the golden altar and the incense burned on it; the anointing oil; the outdoor altar for burnt offerings and all its implements; the hangings, posts and foundation

Change just one letter in the words below to change the top word to the bottom. Each word at each stage of the ladder must be a real word.

sockets for the courtyard; and the basin and its pedestal, made out of copper mirrors. Betzalel, Aholiav and their assistants make the eight priestly garments according to the specifications communicated to Moshe in the Parshah of Tetzaveh: 1.The Ephod (apron) 2. The Breastplate 3.The Cloak 4.The Crown

5. The Turban 6.. The Tunic 7. The Sash 8. The Breeches The Mishkan is completed and all its components are brought to Moses, who erects it and anoints it with the holy anointing oil, and initiates Aaron and his four sons into the priesthood. A cloud appears over the Mishkan, signifying the divine presence that has come to dwell within it.

How many triangles can you find in each shape below? Solve this tricky maths puzzle below:

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News Bites DESIGNER CHEWING GUM SHOES British designer Anna Bullus is on a mission to recycle chewing gum into useful objects, cleaning up our streets in the process. Gum is the second most common type of street litter after cigarette materials. In the UK, councils spend around £50m each year cleaning up the mess. But Anna had an idea. What if the sticky stuff could actually be recycled and turned into useful objects? She then tried to figure out which part of street rubbish could be recycled. “One of the litters I found was a piece of chewing gum and as a

designer I was completely amazed there was nothing actually being done to recycle it,” she said. Researching the chemistry of chewing gum, she discovered that its main ingredient, the gum base, is commonly a synthetic rubber, a type of polymer similar to plastic. She eventually persuaded a recycling plant in Worcester to get on board. It takes her bins and filters out unwanted material, like paper or sweet wrappers, before grinding it into pieces and then compounds this with other recycled plastic polymers to make all sorts of products including the bottom of shoes!

THOUSANDS WITHOUT WATER FOR A THIRD DAY AFTER UK’S BIG FREEZE Thousands of homes are without water for a third day in parts of the UK after a sudden rise in temperature caused frozen pipes to burst. Companies have been working through the night to reconnect homes and businesses in London, Kent, Sussex and Wales. South East Water says about 12,000 of its customers still have no supply. The industry regulator Ofwat said it understood the recent

weather was an issue but added suppliers had “fallen well short” on forward planning. London Mayor Sadiq Khan also criticised the companies after thousands were left without water in London and schools were forced to close on Monday. MPs have called for a public inquiry into the matter. Water companies say a thaw has led to burst water mains and leaks and many have set up bottled water

LEGO ADMITS IT MADE TOO MANY BRICKS Too many Lego bricks is a problem many parents will sympathise with, but now the toy firm itself has admitted it has made too many. The company said sales and profits had fallen for the first time in 13 years, blaming the weak performance on having to sell off excess stock cheaply. A Lego spokeswoman said it had “too much” stock in warehouses and shops. “There wasn’t enough room to get 2017 toys into the stores, and the toy trade is driven by newness,” she added.

The Danish toymaker said dealing with the stock issue, as well as a drop in sales in Europe and North America, had dragged down its performance last year.

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banks. Thames Water, which supplies water to London, says around 5,000 customers are still cut off.

My mum has equally allocated everyone in the family different rooms of the house to clean for Pesach. I have been given my room and the lounge. I know this might come across as lazy, but I just can’t stand cleaning... I have asked if I can pay a cleaner from my savings to do it for me but she was unimpressed with this suggestion. My younger sister was even happy for me to pay her to do it, but my mother still would not allow this to go ahead. It seems like I have no other option except to clean the rooms myself! Any tips will be much appreciated! Liella Hi Liella, I hear you! But don’t worry too much, the thought of cleaning is a lot more intimidating than it really is. Your mum has to worry not just about the cleaning for Pesach, but all the shopping and cooking as well! So be happy you only have the 2 rooms :)

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Lego Group chief executive Niels Christiansen said there was “no quick fix” and it would take the firm “some time” to grow long-term.

I assume the reason your mother won’t allow you to pay for a cleaner must be that she wants you to be a part of the Pesach cleaning experience and feel the accomplishment and achievement when you are done. Here are a few tips to get you through the cleaning: 1.Focus on one area at a time. This will make the task a lot less daunting. 2. Play lively music and dance a few steps. It’ll keep you moving along whilst having fun. 3. Time yourself. Set a timer for fifteen minutes and clean as much as you can. Make a game out of cleaning by competing against time to see how much you can accomplish in a short amount of time. 4. Treat yourself to an enjoyable drink before you set off to clean. Grab your favorite drink from your local bakery. It could be an ice coffee, smoothie or a hot chocolate. Sip it as you clean and you’ll feel magically happier! 5. Try to finish off your tasks quickly rather than spreading it out over a long time. You will be more productive by spending 2 hours each evening rather than 20 minutes a day. This way it will be out of the way sooner than you know it. Happy Cleaning, Mia


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Q: What did the hat say to the scarf? A: You hang around, and I’ll go ahead.

Q: Why did the mobile phone need glasses? A: Because it lost all it’s contacts (Answers at the bottom of page upside down)

Q: What do you call a blind dinosaur?

2. A Mailbox Why did the smart

A: Do-you-think-he-saw-us.

phone need glasses?

1. What do the following words have in common: Racecar, Civic, Eye, Level? Wife: Do you want dinner? 2. I start with M and end with X.

Husband: Sure, what are my choices?

I have a never ending amount of

Wife: Yes and no.

letters. What am I? 3. I fly without wings and cry without tears. What am I?

2. A Mailbox

3. Clouds

1. They are all palindromes. They can be read the same backward and forward.

1. A word of warning 2. A white elephant 3. A touching moment 4. A score to settle 5.A leap in the dark 6.A hole in one

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BY CHAYA SANDLER There is a counterfeiting ring who have an agent within the royal mint. They counterfeited the new £1 coin even before it hit circulation. To save the British economy and Phoebe, who was captured by the counterfeiting ring, Callie has to work with a team of oddball coin fanatics. They are currently stuck in Paris and their only shot is to prevent a coin heist in Switzerland.

“Drive faster!” I yelled impatiently at our driver. “I’m going as fast as I can!” He answered calmly. Don has the most infuriating temperament. He never gets upset. Or ruffled, Ever. That’s how he copes with this lot. The sirens screamed and wailed like a tantruming child. I heard the whirr of a helicopter. Rubbish. They sent a helicopter after us?! I was thrown across the van as Din took a sharp turn. We smashed through some road works, tore off the mirror on the edge of as building and drove through

a market. I closed my eyes. It was a miracle no-one was hurt. Tomatoes splattered under the wheels. Cheese exploded across the windshield. Don turned the windscreen wipers on. We wrecked almost a hundred boxes of chocolate. Brown showers erupted around the van. Three motorbikes pulled up in front of us. Don swung the car round and drove through the other side of the market. There were 6 police motorbikes there. I had just about managed to find my seat again when I was thrown forward as Don braked. “They caught us.” Being handcuffed is not fun. Neither is being yelled at in a language you don’t understand. Well… maybe that is slightly amusing. But the Swiss don’t seem to have a good sense of humour. Art least, the police don’t. Eventually, they brought in an interpreter. “Sow, ew have stolen ze cohen. Vy av you behave-ed this?” “Um… I know this sounds crazy but I promise it’s all true.” “I em all ay-es.” “Don’t you mean ears?” “Don’t you mean I em apologise sow I wonet go to goel.” “I think it’s gaol and we don’t really say that-“ His eyes bulged and I hastily coughed,

“anyway… So I went to this coin museum with my friend and there was a robbery. She decided to protect this stupid coin and we ran into a hot air balloon and long story short we ended up in Paris. So far so good?” I took a deep breath, “ Then w e got separated. And yah….. you know those new English uncounterfeitable coins? Well they’re not so uncounterfeitable. Basically to save my friend and the British economy, we robbed the museum. We attempted to cut the glass dome and zip wire down, but aheh… it looks so easy in the films. In reality we smashed the entire dome, fell in and ended up hanging from the chandelier. Which conveniently fell onto the display box with the 1933 British Penny. They should get a stronger chandelier next time. Anyhowws… we were saved by the Don. Geddit? Bell but it’s Don….. You don’t appreciate my humour. Fine. Stop glaring at me. We’re sorry about the wall. They’ll have to get a new one of those too.” The walls of my cell were starting to get boring. Maybe robbing the museum wasn’t the best way to go about things. But we had to make sure we got the coin first. Stupid coins. I hate coins. I miss Phoebe. I really hate coins. There was a jingle. I looked up. A very

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familiar looking guard was opening the door. “Abe?!” He put a finger to his lips and motioned for me to follow. I never thought I would be glad to see the ginger numismatic . At that point I would have been glad even to see Aurelia. We walked out quietly…. and slipped into Don’s waiting vehicle. A Swiss police car. “We’ll go a lot faster now.” “Yeah and be caught within 10 minutes. “ “Not quite. MI5 have their ways.” My jaw dropped. “You are joking!” “The British economy is no laughing matter.” I couldn’t believe it. All this over stupid coins. I really, really hate coins. Phoebe is mad. I really miss her. She would drop in about 10 random, totally boring facts right about now. So annoying. I really miss her. “I got the coin!” Gruoch grinned manically. “How?” “I hid it.” “Where?!” “I hid it under my tongue.” I hastily dropped it back into her hand. “So, what’s the plan now? We set up a meeting with the Russians/ Jamaicans?” “Already done.” Don winked at me in the mirror. “We’re on our way there now.” “Please tell me you have a plan!” The silence settled like an itchy blanket. Uncomfortable, inconvenient, annoying. We were so dead. TO BE CONTINUED


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studies, she also worked on the JLE Genesis Leadership and Learning programme, and led trips for students and young professionals to America, Poland, Ukraine and Israel as well as visiting university campuses across the country organising shabbatonim and other programmes. After getting Rebbetzin Hadassah with her married, the couple moved to husband Rabbi Sam Fromson Israel, and Haddasah studied in When Rebbetzin Hadassah Matan, at the foremost women’s Fromson came to Golders beit midrash in Israel. During Green Synagogue along with her time there she trained to be a her husband, Sam, as Assistant kallah teacher helping brides in Rabbi and Rebbetzin almost preparation for marriage. three years ago a key part of her On her return to the UK she role was to connect with many began a Doctorate in Counselling of the youth and young families Psychology at City University within the community. Since London at the same time as arriving at the Shul, she has done having her two children. She this by introducing many groups has now done all of her training and activities including a baby and is currently finishing writing music group and a women’s her thesis which she hopes to Rosh Chodesh learning group, complete in May. She feels that as well as many social events her studies and placements have for the young professionals been a great opportunity for her and families in the community. to meet people from all different The couple also host people faiths and backgrounds. “Being for Shabbat and Chagim, and able to meet and help so many work closely with Rabbi and people is an amazing opportunity, Rebbetzin Belovski to help serve and I have really learnt a lot so the members of their community far and think that it has helped in many different ways. me to develop more as a person.” Hadassah was born in Israel Hadassah has been and raised in Gibraltar, before instrumental in developing moving to the UK as a teenager. some educational development After studying for a year at programmes for female Michlala College for Women members at the synagogue, and in Jerusalem, she returned to is very committed to helping London reading psychology these women to expand their at UCL. Throughout her knowledge and understanding.

On a monthly basis, Hadassah runs ‘moonlight learning’ classes at her house which attracts women of all ages. The classes deal with Jewish topics and inspiration that are related to the theme or holiday of the month and offers the chance for intellectual discussion and insight. As a mother of two young children, she is also passionate about parenting, and believes that there is a definite need for more teaching on this subject. She explains, “Being a parent can be tricky, but by being given the tools to be the best parent you can be, you will hopefully be able to produce the best children possible too. When you start driving a car, you have at least a few lessons, but when you have a baby you are just expected to know how to do it without any kind of training. Couples are given NCT classes to prepare them for childbirth, but there is nothing similar that gives them an idea of what to expect once the baby is born. I think this needs to be addressed.” Once she qualifies she hopes to run workshops in parenting. She would also like to run workshops on relationships, and niddah (family purity). Within the synagogue she works closely with many of the committees. She aims to improve communication throughout the community, and has been involved in producing

Hadassah with her family

a calendar which shows all the planned events being held at the shul. She hopes that it will raise awareness of the range of activities and events going on for the different demographics within the community. “So far, the calendar has made a huge difference to the attendance of many of our events. If people know what is going on, then they are more likely to get involved. Obviously, there are always those that decide to book for events a day or two before, but for others it allows them to plan ahead, and means that different shul committees work together so that events do not conflict to allow for the most support.” Naomi Verber, the new joint vice chair of the synagogue has seen many changes in the time that Hadassah has been at the shul, and believes she has taken things to a whole new level in terms of the activities and events at the shul. “Everything that she does is done with such enthusiasm and warmth. We are very lucky to have her with

us, and she has very much enriched the community.” As a mother herself, Naomi has also benefited from Hadassah’s baby group, Golders Giggles. Naomi explains “It is a simple idea, where mothers and babies can get together and learn Jewish songs and rhymes. It has allowed me to meet other young parents within the community, which has helped on a social level.” In September, the Shul also introduced their own nursery, Little Goldies, which Hadassah along with her husband initiated, and has been very popular so far. Hadassah’s enthusiasm for her role is evident and she very much enjoys being involved in all areas of the synagogue. She adds, “I love being able to be part of a flourishing, and vibrant community, and being able to teach and inspire people within it. I really enjoy working with the Rabbinic team and the board to help develop the Synagogue so that it can serve the community in the best way possible.”

TIPS AND TRICKS – STRESS MANAGEMENT Jewish Weekly aims to source the most genius, time saving and useful hacks for you every week, so watch this space!

for a walk. Whatever it takes to feel better.

Feeling stressed with Pesach coming soon? Here are some handy hints to try and help you feel more relaxed.

• Smell an orange – As strange as it sounds, the smell of an orange is meant to help you de-stress, improve your mood, and make you feel more awake.

• Write a to-do list – Sometimes it can feel that there are so many things flying around in your head, that it can be difficult to keep track. Writing a to-do list, and breaking things down into easy manageable chunks will help you focus on what needs to be done.

• Have some chocolate – Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients which can help to ease stress. The darker the better, so aim for 70 per cent cocoa content to get the most health benefits. A little square or two is all you need to help you relax.

Distract yourself - Taking a short break for 15 minutes will help you take your mind off of things. Do something you enjoy, play the piano, listen to music, go

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08 MARCH 2018 15 min Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 35 min Duration 4 Servings

joyofkosher.com Glazed and spiced and skewered onto sticks, these kebabs are delicious any time. If you use wooden skewers, they must be soaked in a shallow pan filled with enough water to cover them for an hour before you use them so they don’t catch fire on the grill or under the broiler. After brushing the meat with the glaze, boil remaining glaze for 5 minutes to kill any bacteria from the raw meat. Before serving, brush the cooked glaze on the meat or serve on the side for dipping.

INSTRUCTIONS • • • •

½ cup honey ¼ cup steak sauce 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

• ¼ teaspoon cinnamon • 2 pounds cubed Grow & Behold beef minute steak (10 to 12 pieces per pound, each about 1- x 1-inch)

PREPARATION 1. Heat grill to medium. 2. In a small bowl, mix together honey, steak sauce, mustard, orange juice, and cinnamon to make glaze. 3. Thread 5 to 6 cubes of beef on each skewer. Brush meat cubes with glaze. 4. Grill for 8 to 10 minutes for medium (or longer for well done). Instead of grilling the beef cubes, you can broil them in your oven for about 6 to 8 minutes. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn. 5. Place on serving platter and serve with Rice Pilaf with Fresh Tomatoes, Olives, and Parsley.

HONEY-GLAZED SKEWERED BEEF

RAINBOW FRUIT SALAD Serve your fruit rainbow style, by layering it in a glass for individual servings or a large glass bowl. We just follow the colours of the rainbow with our favourite fruits for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple too... Change up the fruit choices based on what you like and what you can find.

10 min Prep Time 10 min Duration 1 Serving

INGREDIENTS • 1 cup red raspberries or quartered strawberries and/or pomegranate seeds • 1 cup of cantaloupe balls or orange slices • 1 cup of sliced mango or pineapple • 1 cup of sliced kiwi or honey dew balls or green grapes • 1 cup of blueberries • 1 cup of purple grapes or blackberries • 1/4 cup topping, whipped cream, or yogurt

PREPARATION 1.

Layer the fruit in which ever order you prefer in the order of the rainbow. Top with a dollop of whipped cream or yoghurt.

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08 MARCH 2018

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denise’s kitchen

modern jewish cookery with style

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For more recipes and inspiration visit my website at: www.jewishcookery.com

CELEBRATION CHOCOLATE TREAT

This is a heavenly moist and fudgy chocolate cake – perfect for all celebrations. The variety of edible cake toppers ready to buy is enormous and growing. Glitter, sprinkles, sparkles, edible dust make the special gateau a colourful eye catching creation. Choose to theme your occasion to suit the people celebrating (and in my case it would never be ‘yellow’!)

INGREDIENTS • • • • • • • • • •

6 egg yolks 60g cocoa powder 260g plain flour 300g golden caster sugar 1 ½ teaspoons bicarbonate soda 1 tablespoon salt 125ml vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 6 egg whites ½ teaspoon cream of tartar

Ganache Topping • 300g dark chocolate – finely chopped • 284ml double cream -pouring type/ parev whipping cream • 2 tablespoons golden caster sugar • 400g packets mix of: maltesers, chocolate coated almonds, crunchie rocks, caramel nibbles, twirl bites or your favourite chocolate treat! Ganache Topping • 3 17.5cm/7 inch Victoria sandwich tins

PREPARATION 1.

Grease and line the base of 3 17.5cm / 7 inch cake tin with baking parchment paper. 2. Preheat the oven to 160C Fan/ 180C. 3. Place the egg yolks, cocoa powder, flour, golden caster sugar, bicarbonate soda, salt, vegetable oil and vanilla extract in a separate bowl with 100ml water and whisk until well blended. 4. Whisk egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff and gently fold in to cake mixture. 5. Divide among the tins and level the surfaces. 6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked. 7. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. 8. Trim the tops off each cake and level if necessary. Turn upside down. Set aside. 9. Make the ganache: chop 200g good quality dark chocolate into small pieces and tip into a bowl. 10. Pour double cream into a pan, add golden caster sugar, and heat until it is about to boil. Take off the heat and pour it over the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. 11. Place the cake on a cake board or plate with a 4 cm space from the cake to the rim of the plate. Sandwich the layers together with just a little of the ganache and sprinkle some crunchie rocks or caramel nibbles roughly chopped. Add the second layer and repeat. Add the final layer and pour the remaining ganache over the cake. 12. Top with your chosen ‘chocolate treat’. The cake keeps moist and fresh for 3-4 days.

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JNF UK is proud to invite you to witness the extraordinary world premiere of music written in Nazi concentration camps Italian musicologist Francesco Lotoro has made it his life’s work to track down and orchestrate music composed by prisoners in Nazi concentration camps, salvaging over 8,000 musical works from around the world.

On 15 April 2018, Lotoro will conduct the JNF UK Notes of Hope

concert - the first public recital of the music salvaged from the camps live in Jerusalem, with the event also screened live in a boutique venue in Central London. Led by the world renowned Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, the concert will feature musicians from the JNF UK-supported Bikurim Performing Arts School and the Yerucham Conservatory.

“As the State of Israel prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary, the concert is a tribute to the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust, but also a timely reminder of the enduring defiance and hope of the Jewish people.” - Samuel Hayek, Chairman JNF UK

JERUSALEM (live concert) Sunday 15 April | International Convention Centre, Jerusalem VIP Reception: 18:30 | Concert: 20:00 - 21:30 Tickets: £36 | VIP Tickets: £360

VIP tickets include priority seating and access to a private cocktail reception attended by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

LONDON (screening live from Jerusalem) Sunday 15 April | Boutique cinema, Central London Cocktail reception: 17:00 | Concert: 18:00 - 20:00 Tickets: £36 including cocktails and refreshments More information on both events or to buy tickets:

www.jnf.co.uk/notes-of-hope concert@jnf.co.uk | 020 8732 6100 All proceeds go to JNF UK projects supporting holocaust survivors and veterans in the Negev and to developing the talents of gifted young musicians from the Negev. This is part of JNF UK’s wider mission to enhance all aspects of life for people living in Israel’s underdeveloped south. JNF Charitable Trust Registered Charity No. 225910.


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