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.


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

My Generations

Published in the Jewish News January 19 2015 A family is gathered round a comfortable dining table in a home in north-west London. At the head of the table is the family matriarch, now in her early 90s, and the home is filled with the sort of memorabilia common to many Jewish households: close family […]

  • 27 January, 2015

Hallelujah! Leonard Cohen’s Israeli triumph

WHen Leonard Cohen drew back from the stage slightly at the end of his marathon three- and-a-half-hour set in Ramat Gan, and recited the Birkat Cohanim — the blessing of the priests — complete with outstretched arms of benediction, there was a collective sigh from the enraptured crowd. It was a sign that Israel’s often […]

  • 2 October, 2009

Campus politics get ugly

A new book reveals what happened when a female Jewish student asked a male black professor an innocent question. History Lesson: A Race Odyssey By Mary Lefkowitz Yale University Press, £18 However malevolent or misguided those British proponents of an academic boycott of Israel might have been in recent years, they rarely reached the nadir […]

  • 25 April, 2008

So glad I pushed the boat out

Jenni Frazer didn’t fancy the idea of cruising, until she stepped aboard Emerald Princess that is. I am having breakfast and the flying fish are having a leaping competition in the seemingly endless stretch of water in my eye-line. Once again, the sky and the sea are that exact shade of brilliant blue that you […]

  • 1 February, 2008