Jenni Frazer


Dweck: the ruling

For the Jewish News published July 21 2017 Rabbi Joseph Dweck, Senior Rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community, has held on to his job after a ruling by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis’s review committee. But Rabbi Dweck has had to pay a high price — he has had to relinquish being a dayan on the […]

  • 23 July, 2017

Palexpo professor dissects the “Israel lobby”

For the Jewish News July 8 2017 The controversial South African sheikh who quoted a Joseph Goebbels speech referring to Jews as “fleas” said this week that he thought it was “fair” to say “that a people who had gone though oppression should not mete it out to others”. Sheikh Ebrahim Bham was a keynote […]

  • 10 July, 2017

Birthday honours

For the Jewish News June 17 2017 Members of the Jewish community from across the religious spectrum have been named in the latest Queen’s Birthday Honours List, with services to Holocaust education being highlighted this year. Broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky has been awarded an OBE for her work with Holocaust survivors through the Holocaust Commission. Two […]

  • 18 June, 2017

A candidate for all the wrong reasons

For the Times of Israel posted May 1 LONDON — Shneur Odze has sparked headlines throughout his campaign to become mayor of Greater Manchester. First for refusing to shake hands with female rivals, and then for burning a Bible, which he said came from a missionary group, while destroying leavened bread products before the Passover […]

  • 2 May, 2017

Lithuanian Shoah ‘whitewash’ claim

For the JC posted March 30 2017 The Lithuanian parliamentary ombudsman, Augustinas Normantas, has refused to open an investigation into a complaint that his country’s Genocide and Resistance Centre presents a revisionist version of wartime history. Instead, the ombudsman said that the centre itself must address the issue first, and “if its answer is disputed, […]

  • 30 March, 2017

Tory peeress says volunteers Britons who fight for Israel should be prosecuted

For the Times of Israel posted March 30 2017 LONDON — A once-prominent British politician has come under fire from Jewish and Conservative leaders for likening British citizens in the Israel Defence Forces to Muslims who join paramilitary and terrorist groups. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, who resigned from the government in 2014 after calling its policy […]

  • 30 March, 2017

When schmeiss is the spice of life

For the JC March 10 2017 An historic spa has been targeted for redevelopment — and that may mean the end to the nearly century-old practice of schmeissing, introduced by Jewish immigrants to London. Literally, the word “schmeiss” means “whip” — but today it involves naked men beating each other with a raffia brush, in […]

  • 13 March, 2017

Amber Rudd speaks out

For the Times of Israel posted March 2 2017 Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd pledged to continue government funding for security at Jewish schools and communal institutions on Wednesday, promising to protect the Jewish community from antisemitism amid a sharp increase in antisemitic incidents recorded in the UK. “We are doing what we can to […]

  • 3 March, 2017

The accountant, the challah, and Harrods Food Hall

For the Jewish News from Jenni Frazer Nov 9 2016 A trip to Harrods Food Hall to buy challah on New Year’s Eve 2015 turned into a physical altercation between a leading Jewish accountant and two middle-aged shoppers. On Monday David Buchler, the former vice-chairman of Tottenham Hotspur FC and former member of the board […]

  • 10 November, 2016

A barrister is struck off

For the Jewish News Oct 31 2016 UK Lawyers for Israel has described the unprecedented disbarring of a barrister, for his anti-Semitic and racist comments on social media as “a significant victory” – and warned that more cases may be in the pipeline. Barrister Ian Millard, who tweets under his own name, was thrown out […]

  • 31 October, 2016