Features

Good journalists are endlessly curious and should be endlessly enthusiastic. My features run the gamut from politics to travel writing. They all have one thing in common – to transmit that enthusiasm to the reader.


Cops move neo-Nazi demo out of Golders Green

By Jenni Frazer for the Times of Israel June 30 2015 LONDON — A threatened neo-Nazi rally in the heart of Jewish north London has been moved by police to a location in the centre of the city and away from the heavily Jewish neighbourhood of Golders Green. The far-right organisers of the rally, due […]

  • 30 June, 2015

The sport of Diving Chess

By Jenni Frazer for the Times of Israel LONDON — Chess, says Etan Ilfeld, runs in his blood. But even knowing that doesn’t account for the success of the 38-year-old chess master’s bizarre invention, Diving Chess. Yes, Diving Chess really is a thing, and even more weirdly, it was inspired by Chess Boxing. Ilfeld, who […]

  • 30 June, 2015

A leap of faith for Christian Zionists

For the Times of Israel, May 29 2015 By Jenni Frazer LONDON — A seemingly unassuming husband and wife, Des and Remeny Starritt, are at the forefront of an unlikely British initiative. Next month the Starritts are formally launching a UK chapter of Christians United for Israel, or CUFI, at a rally in Westminster, the […]

  • 29 May, 2015

Young Jews come face to face with the Holocaust

The Times (UK) published May 16 2015 by Jenni Frazer “No one can properly understand why the Shoah [the Holocaust] took place. No one has the right to rationalise it . . . God only knows why it happened,” says Britain’s Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, who was in Cracow, along with 250 young British people, […]

  • 17 May, 2015

British Jews on rollercoaster relationship with Miliband

British Jewry shares roller coaster ride with Jewish potential PM | The Times of Israel 05/05/2015 11:10 Last-minute efforts to woo the community make sense given new study saying Jewish vote could influence close race in 20 constituencies BY JENNI FRAZER May 5, 2015, 12:28 am LONDON — If British Jewry had to describe its […]

  • 5 May, 2015

New Palestinian play worries UK community

The Siege play tour by Jenni Frazer for Times of Israel April 27 2015 British Jews are once again bracing themselves for attacks on Israel with a month-long tour of a new play by the Freedom Theatre of Palestine, “The Siege”. The theatre company, based in the West Bank town of Jenin, has devised the […]

  • 27 April, 2015

March of the Living

For the Jewish News April 17 – 24 2015 March of the Living April 2015 for Jewish News by Jenni Frazer At the airport, Ziggy Shipper, a scarcely believable 85, flirts with anyone within arm’s reach. In just a week in Poland, Ziggy, once a native of Lodz and now as proud a Briton as […]

  • 20 April, 2015

Belsen liberation remembered

For the Times of Israel April 17 2015 Belsen/March of the Living for Times of Israel April 17 2015 by Jenni Frazer The voices, frail and quavering, were singing a familiar melody – but the words were not the same. Over a timespan of 70 years and a lifetime of pain, suffering and survival, British […]

  • 20 April, 2015

Yiddish singer brings to life voices silenced by the Holocaust

BY JENNI FRAZER for the Times of Israel April 5, 2015 LONDON — For Israelis and Anglos alike, Bente Kahan’s multi-lingual abilities are a thing of wonder. Born and raised in Norway, a graduate in performing arts at Tel Aviv University and at New York’s American Musical and Dramatic Academy, the actress and singer lives […]

  • 6 April, 2015

Is that Elijah? No, it’s the cab driver

Interfaith Seder for Jewish News issue April 3 2015 by Jenni Frazer It was, perhaps, only at an interfaith Seder, with much giggling, that it could have been suggested that the fiercely atheist Richard Dawkins might be a shoo-in to star as Pharaoh in a re-enactment of the Ten Plagues. In a remarkable demonstration of […]

  • 1 April, 2015