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Of stunts and bad behaviour

Jewish News issue March 13 2015 by Jenni Frazer Jonathan Kalmus, a reporter whom I much admire, decided to see what would happen if he followed in the footsteps of Zvika Klein, the Israeli journalist who was abused in Paris when he spent 10 hours walking around wearing his kippah in public. The stunt – […]

  • 16 March, 2015

Bibi, the bottler

Jewish News column issue February 27 2015 OPINION: Bibi, don’t bottle out of making Israel a country I’d want to live in – Jewish News http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/opinion-bibi-dont-bottle-making-israel-country-id-want-live/ 1/6 February 27, 2015 By Jenni Frazer I feel, as perhaps do many readers, in something of a Jewish overload. Never was the saying [with apologies to the title […]

  • 2 March, 2015

Ashley Perry on the campaign trail

Israeli election preview: Brit Ashley Perry on the campaign trail February 26 2015 Right-winger Perry has followed his Liberal Democrat father into politics Ashley Perry is the only Brit standing for the Knesset at next month’s election. He talks to Jenni Frazer about his roots, making aliyah and party politics. Running for parliament may well […]

  • 2 March, 2015

UK debate on religious slaughter

UK debate on ritual slaughter mobilises Muslims and Jews 80 per cent of Muslim halal meat is pre-stunned, said one British MP at Monday’s parliamentary debate. So why can’t the Jewish community do the same?BY JENNI FRAZER February 24, 2015, Times of Israel LONDON — For the second time in three months, British MPs have […]

  • 26 February, 2015

Derision at cultural boycott

Jewish-led UK artists’ boycott greeted with derision | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/jewish-led-uk-artists-boycott-greeted-with-derision/ 1/3 Jewish-led UK artists’ boycott greeted with derision The cultural boycott, led by celebrities Mike Leigh and Peter Kosminsky, decried for offensive timing and racist views BY JENNI FRAZER February 17, 2015, 3:30 pm LONDON — In the wake of the Copenhagen […]

  • 18 February, 2015

Manifestations of antisemitism shock MPs

At a cross-party panel, UK lawmakers leave their tea and scones and discuss grave implications of a new report on the oldest hatred BY JENNI FRAZER February 10, 2015, For the Times of Israel In the Gothic splendour of Archbishop Justin Welby’s Lambeth Palace in central London, a sumptuous English afternoon tea is laid out […]

  • 16 February, 2015

My problem with the Times

COLUMN Jewish News FEBRUARY 13 2015 I have a problem with the times. Actually, I have a problem with The Times, and I wonder what problem this venerable publication has with us. Twice in a week, The Times has devoted one of its presumably sought-after leader columns to the same subject – what it is […]

  • 16 February, 2015

Pugnacious Zionist Martin Gilbert

By Jenni Frazer for the Times of Israel Feb 4 2015 /Pugnacious Zionist Martin Gilbert was the chronicler of modern Jewry Obit for Sir Martin who died on February 3 2015 aged 78 To the outside world, Sir Martin Gilbert was an eminent historian, a member of Britain’s Iraq Inquiry chaired by Sir John Chilcot, […]

  • 4 February, 2015

When Chen Reiss sang for the Pope

2/3/2015 How a Jewish Israeli soprano found holiness in front of the Pope | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/how-a-jewish-israeli-soprano-found-holiness-in-front-of-the-pope/ BY JENNI FRAZER February 2, 2015 LONDON — Among Chen Reiss’s most treasured possessions is “an amazing letter” – from Pope Francis. It’s just weeks since the Israeli soprano, 35, sang at the Vatican during the […]

  • 3 February, 2015

Britain’s first Orthodox woman rabbi

Dina Brawer published in The Times faith pages January 31 2015 /By Jenni Frazer This year it will be 40 years since Britain got its first female rabbi, Jackie Tabick. And to date, Laura Janner-Klausner is the country’s only Jewish female head of faith (she is the senior rabbi of Reform Judaism in Britain). But […]

  • 2 February, 2015