Glorious cornucopia of Jewish London at JW3

For Jewish News July 2024 The artist Leon Fenster now walks around London eyeing up likely spaces for one of his gigantic murals — buoyed with the success of his newest installation on the walls of JW3, the stories and legends of Jewish London. Fenster, who was brought up in Edgware and Stanmore before his […]

  • 12 July, 2024

Everything to play for in Bury South at general election 2024

Bury South constituency profile June 2024 The strangest thing about the Bury South constituency —part of the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester —is that it does not actually include the rambunctious market town of Bury itself. That honour belongs to the neighbouring constituency of Bury North, currently the most marginal seat in Britain as it […]

  • 4 June, 2024

Miracle baby born to Nova festival survivors

For Jewish News April 2024 Bneyah Moshe’s arrival into the world has become one of the most talked-about births at Haifa’s Rambam Health Care Campus. For the baby’s parents, Astar Moshe and Shlomi Tobi, are survivors of the Nova music festival massacre on October 7 last year, and the need to save their future child […]

  • 15 April, 2024

Aid deaths ‘could have been prevented’

For JN April 2024 This week’s World Central Kitchen tragedy and the death of seven foreign aid workers “could have been prevented”, according to an experienced humanitarian aid entrepreneur, and a senior American former general. Moti Kahana is an American-Israel businessman who heads the humanitarian aid agency GDC (Global Development Company), which provides logistical support […]

  • 3 April, 2024

Israeli survivors of music festival massacre interrogated at Manchester airport

For Jewish News March 26 2024 Two Israeli brothers who were detained for two hours of “interrogation” by Border Force personnel at Manchester Airport have told Jewish News that once they told the officers they were Jewish, “the attitude just got worse”. Daniel Sharabi, 24, and his brother Neriya, 22, arrived in Manchester on Sunday, […]

  • 26 March, 2024

Developers’ threat to Bevis Marks yet again

For Jewish News March 2024 A new threat to Bevis Marks Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Britain, has been published by the City of London. And the attempt, just two years after the City refused an application for a 47-storey tower block which would have overshadowed the synagogue, comes from the same developers — but […]

  • 14 March, 2024

Guernica magazine drops Israeli writer’s peace essay

For Jewish News March 2024 An essay by a British-born Israeli writer and translator (of Hebrew and Arabic) has caused uproar in the New York online literary magazine, Guernica, with 15 members of the volunteer staff resigning. Joanna Chen’s article, From the Edges of a Broken World, her second for the magazine, traces her responses […]

  • 13 March, 2024

Literary agent says ‘no-go’ claims untrue

Literary agents by Jenni Frazer March 2024 A leading literary agent says that claims that “much of literary London is a no-go zone for Jews” are “not my experience — it’s really not the case”. Stephanie Thwaites, head of the book department at the Curtis Brown Group, and is working with the Jewish Literary Foundation […]

  • 6 March, 2024

The greatest theft in history under the microscope

For Jewish News March 2024 Britain’s special envoy for post-Holocaust issues, Lord Pickles, has made an impassioned plea for countries to adopt mediation rather than litigation when claimants try to recover artworks looted by the Nazis. Lord Pickles was speaking at an event jointly convened in Washington DC by the World Jewish Restitution Organisation (WJRO), […]

  • 5 March, 2024

One hundred and twenty teens visit 271 stations for knife crime charity

For Jewish News Feb 2024 A casual conversation with a friend that a “fun day out” could be spent, walking the length of the Northern Line from High Barnet to Morden, inspired student Eitan Okrent to think: “Why not do the whole of the Underground?” And so Tubeathon was born, a massive effort devised by […]

  • 27 February, 2024