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.


Out of the bubble and into India

For the Times of Israel, posted February 11 2017 LONDON — Josh de Winter is an engineering and finance undergraduate at University College in London. Like most of his friends, he has lived a relatively sheltered life — attendance at an Orthodox Jewish school (Hasmonean Boys’) encouraged by a warmly supportive family, and a full […]

  • 12 February, 2017

Lilian has the last laugh

For the Times of Israel published February 10 2017 LONDON — She is the grande dame of Anglo-Jewish arts, but at a scarcely believable 90 years old, Lilian Hochhauser is not yet ready to hang up her ballet shoes. She is bringing Russia’s outstanding Mariinsky dance company to London this summer for a three-week long […]

  • 12 February, 2017

Parents line up for Spielberg casting call

For the Times of Israel published February 5 2017 LONDON — It’s a cold and windy day in central London. The main road is deserted, but duck down a side street and suddenly there are hundreds of small children — in what’s generally not a child-friendly area. Here, queuing up outside some unpromising-looking office blocks, […]

  • 6 February, 2017

Janner is innocent, says son, and I can prove it

For the Jewish Chronicle by Jenni Frazer Feb 2 2017 At his home in north London, Daniel Janner sits in front of a bulging file filled to the brim with information about the sex abuse allegations against his father, the late Lord Janner. The case has been tough for Mr Janner and his family, and […]

  • 2 February, 2017

Fascism is a disease, meet the cure

For the Jewish News by Jenni Frazer published January 31 2017 He may have just celebrated his 80th birthday, but the renowned anti-fascist activist Gerry Gable is fizzing with plans to continue his great life’s work. And though he began his war against fascism and racism after the Second World War — and has seen […]

  • 31 January, 2017

Baroness Tonge regrets…

By Jenni Frazer for the Times of Israel, posted January 30 2017 LONDON — Baroness Jenny Tonge, one of Israel’s fiercest critics in the UK, has claimed on Facebook that she was “interrogated” on the Jewish current affairs channel, J-TV, and that she had been “caught in a trap… by a very nasty character who […]

  • 30 January, 2017

The veggie Jewish brothers with the Arab hospitality gene

For the Times of Israel, posted January 14 2017 By Jenni Frazer LONDON — It’s a fair bet that most people have never heard of the chicken of the woods fungus. Yet, with this almost unknown vegetable, the kitchens at The Gate restaurants in London could, if pushed, recreate the authentic taste of bubbe’s chicken […]

  • 14 January, 2017

A kind of Birthright for adult women

By Jenni Frazer for the JC, January 6 2017 “Our endgame”, says Lori Palatnik, “is to strengthen Jewish communities in the diaspora. And we do that by inspiring, educating and empowering women”. Jewish communities throughout the world are used to seeing parades of dark-suited men engaging in earnest discussions about the future of the diaspora. […]

  • 12 January, 2017

The Antiques Roadshow meets the Holocaust

For the Jewish News (and a separate piece for the Sunday Times) Jan 9 2017 Antiques Roadshow for JN by Jenni Frazer It’s just over three years since I went on a press trip to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and was knocked sideways by the astonishing contents of the archives, housed beneath the main building […]

  • 9 January, 2017

Paul Simon’s feet (and hair) of clay

Paul Simon for the JC by Jenni Frazer December 4 2016 Homeward Bound, the Life of Paul Simon, by Peter Ames Carlin, Little Brown, £20 pp415 As it happens, they played a Simon and Garfunkel track — written, of course, by Paul Simon — on this morning’s Desert Island Discs, and it was another opportunity […]

  • 6 January, 2017