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Moscow mayhem Episode 4

McMafia Episode 4 for JC by Jenni Frazer We are halfway through the BBC’s gripping thriller, McMafia, but I regret to report that the Russian Family Godman has got no better at being Jewish than in previous episodes. Sadly, they don’t appear to know the difference between the toast “l’chaim” and wishing someone “long life”, […]

  • 26 February, 2018

Moscow mayhem Episode 3

Mcmafia Jan 7 episode fromJenni Frazer Some people’s ideas of a gift are not yours or mine. I wouldn’t, for example, offer you a badly beaten up and chained individual and offer him as a present in exchange for a word in someone else’s shell-like. Nevertheless, that was the goodie offered to Alex Godman (James […]

  • 26 February, 2018

Chiropodist death

Jason Silver Feb 2018 for Jewish News A pro-Israel activist from east London, who was involved in a major confrontation at last summer’s PalExpo event, died suddenly last week and was buried at Waltham Forest cemetery on Sunday. Chiropodist Jason Silver, who ran the Silver Podiatry practice in Loughton, Essex, ran foul of the PalExpo […]

  • 16 February, 2018

Ruction at King’s part two

Kings College for JN from Jenni Frazer Feb 2018 A screaming crowd of about 60 students barracked an Israel Society meeting held at Kings College London’s campus, resulting in the police being called to ensure the safety of the audience and the speaker, the former Israeli deputy prime minister, Dan Meridor. The meeting was jointly […]

  • 16 February, 2018

Appreciation of Dr Ephraim Jaffe z”l

Jaffe obit Dr Ephraim Jaffe, born Manchester, 26.11.1920, died 30.8.2017 aged 96 Dr Ephraim Jaffe was undoubtedly one of the best-known doctors in north Manchester, but although he had a long, distinguished and wide-ranging medical career, he was probably better known — and loved — for his communal work. Dr Jaffe, tall, softly-spoken and usually […]

  • 16 February, 2018

Ructions at King’s

Meridor in UK for Times of Israel Feb 2018 by Jenni Frazer Former Israeli deputy prime minister, Dan Meridor, had a difficult beginning to his whistle stop trip to the UK this week to speak to students on university campuses. In a visit organised by a new campus organization, the UK-based Pinsker Centre, Mr Meridor […]

  • 16 February, 2018

Mark Lewis wows Hadassah UK

Hadassah for JN by Jenni Frazer January 2018 “You must have worked out what is wrong with you”, a consultant told Mark Lewis more than 25 years ago. “No”, he replied, “I’m a lawyer, not a doctor”. The diagnosis was bleak, the intervening years of hope and rejection more tough than can be imagined as […]

  • 8 February, 2018

A restaurant rant

For the JC February 9 2018 “Where”, said my non-Jewish friend, “can I take this man for dinner? He is observant and sophisticated. I want the equivalent of — oh, I don’t know, Le Gavroche, or Galvin la Chapelle.” Ah, I said. You mean, it has to have tablecloths and matching china. And I thought, […]

  • 8 February, 2018

Baddiel at APPG

APPG event by Jenni Frazer for Jewish News Feb 6 2018 The writer and comedian David Baddiel has made an impassioned plea for antisemitism “to be seen as just as important as other racisms”, adding that he believed Holocaust denial to be clearly antisemitism. But Baddiel, who clashed only last week on social media with […]

  • 8 February, 2018

McMafia Episode Seven: Alex speaks!

McMafia Episode 7 for the JC January 2018 I am beginning to feel, after seven episodes of McMafia, that even I could manage a little Russian vocab — and thus can be forgiven for laughing when James Norton’s Alex earnestly tells a member of a Mexican cartel that his unique selling point in this Game […]

  • 8 February, 2018