You are on page 1of 32

E

E
R

Jewish
F

jewishnews.co.uk

No great
shakes
Egyptian sent
home from
Rio in shame

18 August 2016 | 14 Av I 5776 | Issue 964


@JewishNewsUK
BRITAINS BIGGEST JEWISH NEWSPAPER

See page 32

ANTI-ISRAEL CLERIC FACES DECADE BEHIND BARS


The Jews Nazi policies will
end in their destruction
Israel will eventually
be removed
Muslims will prevail
against the Jews

Were on jihad
seekers allowance'
BY STEPHEN

ORYSZCZUK

TELL IT TO
YOUR JAILER!

JEWISH SECURITY chiefs this week cautiously welcomed news that anti-Israel hate
preacher Anjem Choudary will serve significant time behind bars for inviting support
for terrorist group Islamic State.
British-born Choudary, 49, a lawyer and
leader of the banned al-Muhajiroun group, was
convicted for activities in 2014-15, together with
co-defendant Mohammed Mizanur Rahman.
While both men are yet to be sentenced, they
could face up to 10 years in jail after being found
guilty of drumming up support for IS among
tens of thousands of followers dozens of whom
have gone on to commit acts of terror.
Community Security Trust director Mark Gardner acknowledged that Choudary, who inspired
the man who bombed Mikes Place in Tel Aviv in
2003, killing three and wounding 50, was a clever
man who danced on the edge of the law.
While he welcomed the guilty verdict, Gardner
Continued on page 3

JEWISH NEWS MONEY TRANSFERS


WWW.JEWISHNEWS.CO.UK/CURRENCY
Compare LIVE quotes for free. Save 85%.
CurrencyTransfer.com is the worlds leading online money transfer
marketplace. Kiss goodbye to hidden bank fees. It pays to shop around.

Powered by

www.jewishnews.co.uk/currency
Nathan Perez: +44 (0) 20 7096 1461

The Jewish News 18 August 2016

www.jewishnews.co.uk

NEWS

NO REGRETS OVER CORBYN ATTACK


CONTROVERSIAL LABOUR Party
donor, Michael Foster says he has
no regrets, none about his attack on Jeremy Corbyns leadership by making comparisons with
the Nazis, writes Jenni Frazer.
In a hard-hitting article for
last weekends Mail On Sunday,
Foster (pictured) who has given
thousands to the Labour Party,
described the leaders inner
circle as Sturmabteilung, or
Stormtroopers, and condemned
their behaviour as those who had
no respect for others, and worse,
no respect for the rule of law.
But Foster, 58, told Jewish
News: Jon Lansman [the founder
of the Corbyn-supporting group
Momentum] is an academic,
incredibly well-read, knows phi-

losophy. But he knows Momentum was established to protect


gains made by the leader just
look at its mission statement.
He charged Momentum and
Corbyns team with intimidation and added: I have no
problem with the use of Nazi terminology to describe what is happening here: what I said was
historically true.
Marie van der Zyl, vice president of the Board of Deputies,
said: We have often made the
point that Nazi and Holocaust
comparisons are inflammatory
and should be avoided in political discourse. The same is true in
this case.
However, she added that
many in the community are

0203 0962875
Are you struggling to cope with life's challenges?
Do you feel like you're suffering alone?
Call Jewish Helpline and our trained volunteers
will listen and help you to find your way
We offer free, confidential, anonymous,
non-judgmental telephone support

Jewish Helpline, a small charity with a big heart


www.jewishhelpline.co.uk
Registered Charity Number. 1101612

CURRENCY HIGHLIGHTS
TO
GBP

USD

EUR

ILS

GBP

1.2922

1.1571

4.9210

USD

0.7738

0.8954

3.8081

EUR

0.8642

1.1167

4.2528

ILS

0.2032

0.2626

0.2351

Transfer rates correct as of: August 15th 9:15 (GMT)

For the best up-to-date rates go to:

www.jewishnews.co.uk/currency
Powered by

sented Liverpool at the Zionist


Congress in Basel, he said. But
he added: I am not a Zionist. I am
a British Jew who supports Israel.
My problem is with the word Zionism, because it has been misappropriated by the Left.
Zionism is a metaphysical
longing. But the state of Israel, to
my great joy, exists. A Zionist is
someone who wants the establishment of the state of Israel.
I think the Jewish community
needs to take back ownership of
the term and self-define its
meaning. If we say, I am a supporter of the state of Israel, but I
am against the policies of the
Likud government and its attitude to Palestinians, then those
who attack us will be exposed.
Foster said that the trigger
for his challenges to Corbyn had
been anger. I watched Jeremy
Corbyn do nothing to alleviate
the fears of the Jewish community, which had always been
treated with respect by the wider
community in the UK. And then
he came to speak to Labour
Friends of Israel, and effectively
he was in our house, and he refused to shake hands with the
deputy ambassador of Israel
and he refused to say the word
Israel. It was at this meeting,
last autumn, that Foster came to
national public attention, shouting at Corbyn: Say the word Israel.
Speaking this week, Foster
reserved his greatest anger for
Shami Chakrabarti, the author of
the Labour inquiry into antiSemitism. He said: It was
one of the most shameful
abuses of the Jew-

Momentum supporters in Westminster show their loyalty to Corbyn

ish community ever seen by both


Chakrabarti and Corbyn. Giving
Chakrabarti a peerage had, he
charged, given her 1.5million
tax free over 40 years. Is that not
corruption? He [Corbyn] bought
her, she sold herself.
Foster was confident Labour

challenger Owen Smith would win


the leadership election and said
that owing to the latest High
Court ruling, large numbers of
people whose primary interests
were the NHS, education and
employment, would vote him.
Editorial comment, page 12

Trump: Israel will be key ally in defeating radical Islam

Sunday - Thursday: 12pm-12am


Friday: 12-3pm

FROM

deeply concerned at some of the


language and behaviour being
exhibited by some Labour members, saying the party still had
a very steep hill to climb.
Foster, who stood unsuccessfully as Labours candidate for
the Cornish constituency of Camborne and Redruth in the last
General Election, said he was
not surprised at the backlash
directed at him as a result of the
Mail On Sunday article.
The fact that 1,100 people on
social media had called for his removal from the party was, he believed, an illustration of the truth
of what he was saying.
The businessman, who now
runs two mentoring organisations aimed at helping young
disadvantaged people in Britain,
said he first became involved
with Labour by canvassing for
Harold Wilson in 1974.
Brought up in Neasden, Dollis
Hill and Wembley Park, Foster
also has long-standing ties
with Israel.
My great
grandfather
repre-

Jewish News Money Transfer

DONALD TRUMP says he would test


would-be immigrants for anti-Semitic beliefs and that Israel would be a key ally in
defeating radical Islam.
Speaking on Monday in Ohio, the Republican presidential nominee outlined national
security policies that included extreme vetting for would-be immigrants, including for
those who would reject what he described
as American values of tolerance.
We should only admit into this country
those who share our values and respect our
people, Trump said. Explaining why he
favoured such a policy, he cited the French
experience as an example. Beyond terror-

ism, as we have seen in France, foreign


populations have brought their anti-Semitic
attitudes with them.
Trump also said Israel would be key in an
alliance to face down the spread of radical
Islam. We will work side by side with our
friends in the Middle East, including our
greatest ally, Israel, he said.
Much of Trumps targeting of would-be
immigrants focused on attributes he has
associated with Islam. In addition to
screening out all members or sympathisers of terrorist groups, we must also
screen out any who have hostile attitudes
towards our country or its principles or

who believe that Sharia law should supplant American law, he said.
The Anti-Defamation League expressed
concerns about Trumps call to ban Muslim
entry from countries subject to violence,
tweeting: Refugees from Syria, Iraq, etc.
are fleeing the same terror we fear. Suspending immigration would only trap
those who need refuge most.
Melanie Nezer, vice president of Jewish
group HIAS, which advocates for immigrants
and refugees, said: For the American
Jewish community, the thought of barring a
refugee family because of their religion or
home country is simply unpalatable.

Rabins son: Election rhetoric a threat to US democracy


THE SON of former Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin said Donald Trumps ugly
rhetoric is threatening American democracy
and creating an atmosphere similar to the one
in Israel leading up to his fathers assassination.
In a USA Today op-ed on Sunday, Yuval
Rabin wrote that the recent call by Trump to
Second Amendment people is the same
kind of incitement that led to the murder of his father in 1995.
More than one commentator in Israel
and the US has pointed to the parallels between Israel in the 1990s and the US today,
Rabin wrote, citing articles in Haaretz and
The New York Times.
Intentional or not, the Republican presi-

dential nominee is removing confidence in


the democratic form of governance. If an
election is seen as illegitimate, if those who
supported a candidate are viewed
as somehow lesser Americans,
then it becomes acceptable and
even appropriate to work outside the political system, he said.
Trumps comments last week
suggesting that gunrights supporters could
take action against
Hillary Clinton if she
wants to abolish the
Second Amendment,
or the right to bear

arms also prompted Connecticut Gov.


Daniel Malloy to make the Rabin assassination comparison. I instantly thought about
Rabin and Israel, Malloy, a Democrat,
said on MSNBC. There were rallies
going on in Israel where death to Rabin
was shouted and politicians didnt respond, so Im going to respond.
Rabin was shot and killed by
right-wing extremist Yigal Amir,
amid tensions over Rabins
push to make peace with the
Palestinians.
Trumps words are, said
Yuval Rabin, a threat to
American democracy.

www.jewishnews.co.uk

18 August 2016 The Jewish News

UK NEWS
NEWS

92% of Labour Jews back Smith


LABOUR LEADERSHIP contender
Owen Smith has overwhelmingly
won the backing of the Jewish
Labour Movement (JLM).
A total of 92 percent of JLM
members who cast their vote in
a ballot backed the Welsh MP
who is seeking to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the
opposition.
In the vote, only four percent
selected the incumbent leader
as their preferred candidate.
Another four percent chose no
nomination. Nearly 60 percent
of eligible members of the JLM
voted in the ballot.
More than 130,000 new members have joined the party in the
past six months, many of whom
are believed to support the
incumbent leader.
Last week, however, the Court
of Appeal overturned a previous

Jeremy Corbyn watches as Owen Smith (right) speaks during a hustings

judgment that reinstated the


decision of Labours ruling body,

to exclude those who had not


joined the party by 12 January

and held membership continuously until 12 July the freeze


date.
Labours leadership election
will therefore go ahead with the
exclusion of new members.
It comes after deputy Labour
leader Tom Watson claimed
that Trotsky entryists were infiltrating the party to boost
Corbyns support.
Veteran Labour politician and
former acting leader Margaret
Beckett also criticised Corbyn
supporters, claiming on BBC
Radio 4 on Monday: We have
had examples of people saying:
I want to join the Labour Party
because of Jeremy but, of
course, if he ceases to be the
leader I shall leave. Those
are not members of the Labour
Party, those are members of a
fan club.

Anti-Israel cleric Choudary facing jail


Continued from page 1
suggested its timing might represent a
deteriorating security situation in the UK.
It is hard to shake the suspicion that
he has only now been convicted because the danger he has posed in recent months or years, demonstrably
outweighs whatever intelligence benefits were believed to be being gained
by letting him stay at large, said Gardner. If so, this would be very worrying,
because it would be a sign that the

danger posed here and now by British


Jihadists has never been higher.
In May this year, Choudary said: As
far as Muslims are concerned, we want
the whole of Palestine, which includes
what Israel occupies, liberated.
Referring to controversial comments
from Naz Shah MP, which she subsequently acknowledged were anti-Semitic, he said: We would prefer those
who came to occupy the Muslim land of
Palestine should be returned from

where they came. They are free to live


in Russia and Poland and other places.
Sue Hemming from the Crown Prosecution Service said Choudary and Rahman knowingly sought to legitimise a
terrorist organisation and encouraged
others to support it. She added: They
used the power of social media to attempt to influence those who are susceptible to these types of messages,
which might include the vulnerable.
Among Choudarys past supporters

UK Jews seek German passports


LONDONS GERMAN embassy
has experienced a rush of
British Jews applying for citizenship in the wake of Brexit.
Around 100 applications
have been received since the
vote to leave the European
Union under a previously little
used law that enables those
stripped of their citizenship
and their descendants by the
Nazis to apply for citizenship.
This compares to around 20
applications annually in previous years.
More than 400 requests for
information about applying for
citizenship have also been
lodged. With 70,000 Jews from
Germany and other parts of occupied Europe having fled to
the UK, it is assumed much of
the interest comes from members of the Jewish community.
Michael Newman, chief executive of the Association for

was Omar Khan Sherif, a 27-year old suicide bomber from Derby, who attacked
Mikes Place, a pub in Tel Aviv, in 2003.
Sherif fled after his 21 year old accomplice, Hounslow resident Asif Hanif,
blew himself up at the bar, killing three
people and injuring 60. Sherifs body
was discovered on a beach two weeks
later, and identified by DNA samples.
An al-Muhajiroun spokesman in Derby
at the time suggested Sherif had been
killed by Israeli security services.
Commenting on Choudary and Rahmans guilty verdicts, Commander Dean

Jewish Refugees, said there


was no suggestion that large
numbers were planning on
move. Rather, amid uncertainty over what the terms of
Brexit could mean, some may
just want to keep their options
open. Second and third generations may use it to work in
Germany, he added. Some
members want to have an option and I understand its a relatively simple process, he
said. Whether theyll apply
remains to be seen.

Haydon of Scotland Yards counter terrorism command said: No one in the


counter terrorism world has any doubts
of the influence these men have had
and the hate they have spread.
Haydons team trawled through 20
years of Choudary and Rahmans communications in the run-up to the prosecution, including a 2014 Skype call to
Mohammed Fachry, a man convicted of
recruiting for Islamic State, in which they
pledged their allegiance to the groups
leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Choudary
will be sentenced on 6 September.

[N]
9
t. 1
Es

83

www.travelinkuk.com | 020 8931 8000 | info@travelinkuk.com

Harold Schoggers
Annual Bridge Group to Eilat

3-10 November

540 Half Board* at the ever


ma H
o
popular Dan Panorama
Hotel
Direct Flights
to Eilat**
Now Available

ESCAPE
THE WINTER
TO SUNNY
EILAT
WEEKL
WEEKLY
LY DIRECT
DIRECT FLIGHT

Price is per person based on 2 sharing


a twin/double, single suppl 280.
o|bm1Yb]_|v7-burou|

Incredible Holidays
by the Travel Experts

The Travelink team are well


travelled and ready to tailor-make
your special holiday.
Our prices are amazing and with
personal service to match!
Trendy destinations to consider:
China, Vietnam, Laos,
Cambodia, Hong Kong,
USA, Canada, South
Africa, South America &
many more super places

Call us now!
ABTA No. 60919

Worldwide Holidays

Travelink, the Eilat experts


for over 30 years
Low prices plus added value:
bu;1|Yb]_|v=uol|om|o7 o;|u-1_-u];=ou]]-]; (up to 20kg pp)
!;|um|u-mv=;uv=uol|o7--burou|
"r;1b-o@;uv-|-ou=-oub|;_o|;v

YOU CAN ALSO FLY INTO


EILAT & OUT OF TEL AVIV
(OR VICE VERSA)

|_;uvr;1b-o@;uv
available throughout Israel
Manchester Office

0161 220 1800

Israel Specialists

The Jewish News 18 August 2016

www.jewishnews.co.uk

UK NEWS
OPINION

Im the shiksa of
Stamford Hills strictly-Orthodox Jewish community is becoming
increasingly polarised along religious lines according to our
anonymous writer who, until recently, lived in the area all her life.
Here she describes her difficulties in the London Jewish enclave
Stamford Hill is increasingly the preserve of the strictly-Orthodox and traditionally-religious Sephardim

ook, a shiksa! That was the early-morning greeting I received from the sweet chubby child
leaning on a gate. He seemed to find me fascinating, as did his older sister, as they stood, both
laughing and pointing at me as if I were Tim Peake
returning from the International Space Station.
If I hadnt been running for my bus (which according to TfL was due any minute), I would certainly have stopped to educate them. But the
disillusioned part of me wondered whether it would
have made any difference.
As a modern Orthodox woman who until recently lived in Stamford Hill, I have received my fair
share of stares. The chief question was usually Are
you from Golders Green? When I said no, the reply
was often, Thats interesting. I then informed whoever asked that my family have actually lived in
Stamford Hill for 20 years. The Hassidic population
is swelling and overtaking our sort who are now
dying out, or moving out in my case. They are either emigrating to Israel or other parts of the UK
where more modern lifestyles are welcomed.
At the moment there are either the ultra-Orthodox or traditionally-religious Sephardim living in
Stamford Hill and not very much in between.
A prime example of this change can be seen at
Crowland Road United Synagogue, one of the last
of its kind in Stamford Hill, which is teetering on its
last legs. It is set to disappear in a few years, having
been bought by the Hassidic community.
As of 2011, there were around 90 members, in
stark contrast to the 431 in 1960 when it became a
district synagogue. In the interim the shul has been
divided, with the Hassidic side by far outnumbering
the US side. The interior of the US side is shabby
and musty, paling in comparison to the ornate
chandeliers on the Hassidic side.
The Hassidic bathroom is practically a palace, a
far cry from the USs cracked sinks and missing tiles.
The two sides have even been jokingly dubbed
the frummers and the friers (Yiddish slang for nonreligious Jews.) But thats what its come to. If you
dont seem religious enough for Hassids you are
dubbed a frier or, in my case a shiksa.
A certain type of superiority reigns. People are
told they are instantly committing all types of sins,
because why wouldnt you, you dont have (our slant
on) the Torah to guide you. To which I point out that
basic human respect is most definitely in the Torah.
The Torah would not condone crossing the street
when a woman passes because her mere presence
may be arousing. Or refusing to take money from a

womans hand when collecting for charity.


The Torah does not like people talking to nonJewish workers as if they are dirt without so much as
a please or thank you. Im sure it also looks down on
pushing your way through commuters on buses, hitting them in the face with your school backpack.
Stamford Hill has an unhealthy obsession with
modesty, or the apparent lack of it, in the community.
During Pesach, warnings are issued about throwing
away the chometz in your homes which apparently
takes the form of black tights, with the wearer accused of following the way of the goyim. Letters
from bored housewives are sent weekly to Your Write
Lines in The News Update bemoaning other
womens lack of standards. I recall one letter which
accused a heimishe woman of drinking an unknown cup of coffee, sitting in an immodest manner
on the train and reading the Metro newspaper, which
represents the utmost tuumah (filth) of our times.
Many of the Orthodox girls school in the area
place a heavy emphasis on modesty. For example,
special tznius clubs are set up with exclusive
memberships for those who prove themselves to
be the most modest. An acquaintance of mine who
worked in one of these schools told me pupils are
berated constantly for skirts being too short (three
inches over the knee instead of four). However, the
pupils were extremely disrespectful in class, especially to non-Jewish teachers.
In 2010, non-Jewish Christina Patterson was
criticised heavily for an article in the Independent, detailing how rude many Charedi Jews were
to non-Jews.
One Jewish writer accusing her of unrelenting
unadulterated anti-Jewish bigotry. Well, I have
experienced much of what Patterson did.
The purpose of this piece is not to paint everyone
in Stamford Hill as rude and socially inept. I have
met lovely people in the community and enjoyed
warm working relationships with them.
Moreover, the acts of charity as well as charitable
organisations are countless and reknowned and
many other communities can learn from them.
Nevertheless, the above experiences I have described are sadly all too frequent. Education starts
with the two-year-olds, but it certainly cannot come
from parents who are ignorant themselves as to the
niceties of modern social interaction.
What I believe the Stamford Hill community
needs to learn is this: instead of worrying about the
way you or others appear externally, worry about
how you talk to others.

www.jewishnews.co.uk

18 August 2016 The Jewish News

UK NEWS
NEWS

Nazi gold hunt begins


EXPLORERS IN Poland have
begun digging for a supposed
Nazi train laden with treasure
and armaments, undeterred
by decades of fruitless
searches.
The hunt in south-eastern
Poland follows a local legend
claiming a Nazi gold train
disappeared in a mountain
tunnel as the Germans escaped the advancing Soviet
army at the end of the Second
World War.
Historians say the existence
of the train, which is said to
have gone missing in May
1945, has never been conclusively proven.

Athletes remembered
BRAZILIAN SENIOR officials
joined sports activists from
Israel and elsewhere at a commemoration of the 11 Israeli
victims of the 1972 Munich
Olympics massacre.
The Israeli and the Brazilian
Olympic committees and members of the local Jewish community attended the event on
Sunday night at Rio City Hall.
What happened in 1972
was one of the most lamentable episodes in the history of
the Olympic Games, when fanaticism and intolerance [converged in a] deplorable act of
terrorism, said Brazils foreign
minister Jos Serra on behalf
of President Michel Temer.

Israelis brave boycotters at Fringe


TOP ISRAELI bands were on their way to perform
at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this week,
despite a simmering climate of political hostility towards Israeli culture.
Yamma Ensemble, mixing Western and Middle
Eastern music, were due to line up with AnnaRF,
playing with ancient and modern instruments, at the
Edinburgh Baptist Church on Wednesday night.
The two acts are headlining the International
Shalom Festival Gala Concert, an event compered
by comedienne Hadar Galron and organised by
the Confederation of Friends of Israel, Scotland
(COFIS) and StandWithUs UK.
However, organisers worried that the event could
be the target of protesters, following pressure earlier
this year from the Palestinian Campaign for the
Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI).
In a letter written in March, PACBI campaigners
told organisers to keep your festivals apartheid
free, and urged them to reject funding from, and
cooperation with, the Israeli government and its
complicit institutions.
And in an open letter to Fringe organisers sent
since, artists and Members of the Scottish Parliament
wrote: We are dismayed to see Brand Israel raising
its ugly head once more on the Festival Fringe. Having taken advantage of the Fringes open-door policy, the ironically named Shalom Festival is now
trumpeting itself as an official Fringe event.
The group, including actress Miriam Margolyes
and director Ken Loach, say the event has had Israeli state support, adding: We call on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Edinburgh
Baptist Church to dissociate itself from this travesty of culture immediately.
Organiser Nigel Goodrich, a Christian from new
grassroots group Edinburgh Friends of Israel, said:
The Edinburgh event has sought absolutely no
funding whatsoever from the state of Israel, it is not
financed by the Israeli Embassy and hasnt asked

The official 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe


programme is launched on Portobello beach

them or any agency of the state of Israel for a single shekel. It is a cultural not a political event.
The Gala Concerts stated aim is building further cultural bridges between Israel and the
UK, with hopes of showcasing examples of Israeli diversity with a photo-led display of cultural coexistence in practice.
In 2014 anti-Israel protests forced performers from
Incubator Theatre to leave their Fringe venue in
2014, and no Israeli appeared at the Fringe last year.
Boycotters have increased their efforts after an
announcement last November that the Palestinian
National Theatre in Jerusalem was facing closure.

Police unit to tackle online racism


THE COMMUNITY has welcomed news that the Metropolitan Police is to create a
1.7million unit dedicated to
fighting online racism, including
anti-Semitism, and that it will
train a volunteer team.
Comprising five officers, the
two-year project was approved
by the London Mayors office at
the end of July, to filter and
identify hates crimes online,
including social media, before
helping regional police forces
take action.
Crucially, it will also recruit,
train and manage community
volunteers who will be asked
to identify, report and challenge online hatred.
We welcome the announcement of increased resources,
said Marie van der Zyl, vice
president of the Board of
Deputies.
It is a good start and a
much-needed message that
anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim hatred, homophobia, misogyny
and all forms of abuse are just
as wrong online as they are
in person.
Part-funded by the Home Office, the Online Hate Crime Hub
will provide additional intelligence-gathering opportunities
using new data analytics to
try to trace online racists, who
usually hide their real-life identities.
However, critics include
Liberal Democrat leader Tim

Farron, who said that while the


move was well-intentioned
cautioned that the police
should not aim to become
chatroom moderators.
The Hub said it will use
predictive policing methods
to enable crime prevention,
prompting Farron to warn:
We want more police on the
street, not thought police
There is a real danger of undermining our very precious
freedom of speech.
In recent months, tech giants
have agreed to do more themselves. In December, Twitter
explicitly banned hateful conduct for the first time, and
social media firms all agreed to
remove hate speech within
24 hours.
Police chiefs have acknowledged the increasing role that
online hate played in targeting
individuals and communities,
with perpetrators hiding behind a veil of anonymity,
making it harder to bring them
to justice.
Discussing the armchair
army, they said: A key element
of this programme is the delivery of the community hub element, which will work with and
support community volunteers
to identify, report and challenge online hate material.
Last month, the government
promised tougher sentences
for those found guilty on hate
crimes.

Weve opened the doors


to a new hospital
As part of the Royal Free London Private Patients, Hadley Wood Hospital offers
you access to Londons expert Consultants in a discreet, tranquil setting.
We offer a wide range of services including Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, Urology
and Varicose Vein Treatment. For more information and an extensive list of treatments
and services, please visit www.royalfreehadleywood.com
To book an appointment, please call: 020 7317 7751
W: www.royalfreehadleywood.com
E: rf.privateenquiries@nhs.net
A: Hadley Wood Hospital,
52 Moxon St, Barnet EN5 5TS

Investing in the NHS

The Jewish News 18 August 2016

www.jewishnews.co.uk

Residential care
at its best.
Spring Lane 170 Fortis Green, Muswell Hill, London N10 3PA
Spring Grove 214 Finchley Road, London NW3 6DH
Spacious, fully tted bedrooms with full en-suite facilities
Extensive communal lounges with free Wi-Fi to all areas
Dedicated activities teams managing a varied programme of
entertainment, arts and crafts and external visits

A varied and extensive menu catering to individual tastes


First class care backed up by the local GP practice, delivering
bespoke programmes for each individual resident

Highly experienced staff with the necessary expertise in

caring for older people, chosen for their understanding of the


unique circumstances encountered in older life

Specialist units including High Dependency for people with


greater needs

With over 45 years of providing care, the Springdene Group is


run by the same family that established its rst care home in
1970. Having welcomed over 13,000 local people into its homes
since then, the Group has developed an excellent reputation for
providing care of the highest standard.

We spoke with people who use the service and relatives.


They told us they were happy with the care provided.
For example, a relative told us that the care provided was
really, really good and said, the carers really engage with people,
they are excellent. We saw staff interacting with people in a
caring and sensitive way and responding to their needs.
Extract from summary of CQC report June 2013

For more information, or to arrange


a visit, just call

020 8815 2000


or visit

www.springdene.co.uk

45

YEARS of CARE
E S TA B L I S H E D 1 9 7 0

Springdene
CARE HOMES

Because life is for living

Part of the Springdene Group with care homes in


Enfield, Hampstead and Muswell Hill.

www.jewishnews.co.uk

18 August 2016 The Jewish News

UK NEWS
NEWS

Fascist Zionists in London

Im Tirtzu activists at a demonstration in support of the groups declared aim of promoting Zionist values

THE FORTHCOMING London visit of a leading


member of a controversial right-wing Zionist
group described as having fascist tendencies
has prompted a wave of criticism from UK Jewish
groups.
Douglas Altabef, an executive board member
of Im Tirtzu, is due to fly into London next month
for an event on Sunday 11 September, at which
he is scheduled to give a speech titled Reclaiming
Zionism: The Return of the Indigenous People to
their Rightful Land.
The visit is organised by the London-based
grassroots group Campaign4Truth, whose motto
is anti-Zionism=anti-Semitism=anti-Judaism.
Well-funded Im Tirtzu activists have previously attacked left-wing NGOs and individuals, infiltrating
lectures to encourage students to campaign
against left-wing academics and portraying Israeli
human-rights activists as protecting terrorists.
Earlier this year, the group was forced to apologise after accusing national cultural heroes including the authors Amos Oz, David Grossman and A
B Yehoshua, the actress Gila Almagor and the

singer Chava Alberstein of being foreign moles.


Theyve over-extended themselves in their
hate, said New Israel Fund chief executive Adam
Ognall, whose organisation has been targeted by
Im Tirtzu. It would be a very bad thing if the
British Jewish community began engaging with
an organisation like this, particularly at a time like
this. It is a discredited group, and I would expect
Jewish community organisations to avoid it.
Similarly, UK Jewish group Yachad said: It is
regrettable that any organisation would think it
acceptable to give a platform to Im Tirtzu. It is
widely described across the political spectrum in
Israel as having fascist tendencies. Yachad
founder Hannah Weisfeld added: One would
hope any mainstream Jewish communal organisation would stay away from such a dangerous organisation and condemn their visit to the UK.
Im Tirtzu, which has an active youth division to
groom Israels future leaders, says it aims to promote Zionist values, but was deemed by an Israeli
judge as having fascist tendencies, and has been
attacked by Israels most right-wing politicians.

MPs in IDF training after Jo Cox killing


MPS ARE being offered
training in the self-defence
technique practised by Israels spies and soldiers in response to the killing of MP
Jo Cox in June.
Parliamentarians
have
begun training in Krav Maga,
as practised by Israel Defense Forces and its precursor Haganah, as well as by
foreign intelligence agency
Mossad and internal intelligence agency Shin Bet.
The technique, which
means contact combat in
Hebrew, combines elements
of martial arts, boxing and
street fighting and was developed in Bratislava in the
1930s by a Slovak Jew

named Imi Lichtenfeld, who


wanted to help the Jewish
community
to
defend
itself
from
anti-Semitic
thugs.
Now MPs and their
assistants are being
offered free courses
by Whitehall-based
firm Parli-Training, in
part because Krav
Maga is designed
specifically to fend off
gun and/or knife attacks.
It comes just two
months after Jo Cox,
the Labour MP for
Batley and Spen,
was shot and
stabbed in her

constituency by a man believed to have extreme rightwing sympathies.


The company, which
typically delivers training on Westminster
lobbying, ministerial
management skills
and speech writing,
had two MPs and
18 assistants enrol
in the first course,
with the next coming up on 10 November.
Killed: MP
Jo Cox

New charity formed for Crohns and Colitis


A NEW Crohns and Colitis
charity has been launched in
Stamford Hill by Levi
Schapiro at the home of his
father, community leader
Rabbi Osher Schapiro.
The founder of Crohns Colitis Relief (CCR), which was
formed late last year, said the
organisation offers Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
support officers, medical referrals, support groups, private health insurance and
hospital advocacy.

The launch last week was


attended by several senior
medical figures, including
surgeon Richard Cohen and
gastroenterologist Sara McCart- ney, as well as community representatives.
A CCR spokesman said:
Unfortunately, IBD and IBS
[Irritable Bowel Syndrome]
are very popular medical conditions among Jewish communities and there is a
desperate need to address
the problem effectively.

He added: It is an area
which has never been addressed properly and the ultimate aim of the CCR is to
help patients and families in
every possible way. We will
be there to support them.
Many leading figures in the
community from Stamford
Hill and Golders Green have
added their support.
They include Cllr. Simcha
Steinberger, Rabbi Chaim
Elya Kerinkrut and Rabbi
Shiloma Hersh Shtuber.

We all want to stay independent for


as long as we can. But sometimes
you need a bit of extra help. Jewish
Cares specially trained staff can
give you that, with warmth,
friendship and a welcoming smile.
We can help you with the little
things like getting the right
shopping or getting to hospital
appointments, as well as the
bigger things like personal care,
celebrating Shabbat meals and
lighting a candle on a yahrzeit.
So if you want to carry on living in
your own home, please remember
Jewish Care.

REMEMBER OUR HELP


IN THE HOME SERVICES.
WERE HERE FOR YOU.
020 8922 2222.
jewishcare.org

Charity Reg No. 802559

The Jewish News 18 August 2016

www.jewishnews.co.uk

UK NEWS
WORLD NEWS

Israel ordered to pay Iran $1billion oil bill


ISRAEL WILL have to pay Iran
more than $1billion for oil
shipments it received during
the time of the Shah, Switzerlands highest court has ruled.
The
arbitration
order,
which effectively ends Israels
appeals on the 37-year
legal tussle, relates to oil
pumped into Israel from Iran
before 1979, when the Shah
was deposed in the Islamic
revolution.
The one-time allies had earlier developed a pipeline for
Persian crude oil to travel from
Eilat to Ashkelon and up the
Israeli coast to Europe, bypassing the Suez Canal, which
was beset by political volatility
and Arab nationalism.
In 1989, the national Iranian

Israel took 50 deliveries of oil in the run-up to the Iranian revolution

oil company began seeking


$1.2 billion for oil shipments
Israel took in the months leading up to the revolution, but
Israel has always argued that it

cannot pay the debt because


Iran is an enemy state.
But the Federal Tribunal, at
Switzerlands Supreme Court,
has now ruled that the Israeli-

owned Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline


Company (EAPC) must pay the
full amount owing, plus legal
costs totalling $460,000.
According to Global Arbitration Review, which published
the Swiss courts ruling, the
removal of sanctions on Irans
oil company means there is
now no legal reason not to pay
back the money.
The ruling relates to the
Trans-Asiatic Oil Company
(TAO), an Israeli firm registered in Panama, and the
National Iranian Oil Company,
and follows a lower Swiss
court order in May last year
that Israel pay the full amount.
An Israeli government
spokesman declined to comment on the lost appeal.

Cartoon compares Israel to Nazis Newspaper prints Hillarys...arm


THE ANTI-DEFAMATION League
condemned the actions of an
ex-teacher at a prestigious
Catholic school in Belgium
whose caricature comparing
Israel and the Nazis won a prize
in Irans cartoon contest mocking the Holocaust.
Luc Descheemaeker, who is
retired from the Sint-Jozefs
Institute high school in the city
of Torhout, in May received a
$1,000 prize from Tehran and
an honorable mention for a car-

icature featuring the words


arbeit macht frei (work
makes you free, which featured
on an Auschwitz gate) atop a
wall representing Israels security barrier against Palestinian
terrorists.
ADLs Jonathan Greenblatt
said malice or ignorance
were Descheemaekers only
possible explanations for comparing Israel to the Nazis and
entering an Iranian Holocaust
cartoon contest.

A CHAREDI ORTHODOX newspaper that bans photographs of


women on its pages earned
praise and scorn for publishing
a photograph of Hillary Clinton
or at least her arm.
Yated Neeman, a New Yorkbased newspaper that serves
the areas large fervently Orthodox community, published a
picture of the Democratic presidential nominee taken at a
Florida campaign rally. Clintons
face, however, was completely

covered by an audience members placard.


Charedi Orthodox publications often ban images of
women, especially their faces, in
what editors describe as reasons of tradition and modesty.

WORLD JEWISH NEWS


Your weekly digest of stories
from the international press.

With Stephen Oryszczuk

Lithuania

Argentina

THE DEPUTY mayor of the


Lithuanian city of Kaunas criticised for allowing private parties
at a former concentration camp
where thousands of Jews were
killed has defended the practice.
Povilas Maciulis said he saw
nothing wrong with summer
camps, BBQs, treasure hunts or
weddings at the Seventh Fort.

THE FILES of the prosecutor who


investigated the 1994 attack on
a Buenos Aires Jewish centre will
transfer to the judge heading
a new investigation. Alberto
Nisman, who died in mysterious
circumstances, had accused
ex-president Cristina Fernndez
de Kirchner of covering up Irans
involvement for an oil deal.

China

Lebanon

MEMBERS OF the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra have recently


played at the Harbin Summer
Music Festival in northern China
this month. It is a nod to the citys
former Jewish community, credited with developing the regions
arts scene in the 19th and 20th
centuries, including by founding
Chinas first symphony orchestra.

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT Vladimir


Putin has been accused of being
Jewish by Lebanese newspaper
As-Safir, which is linked to
Hezbollah. The article, titled
Putins Jewishness: does it benefit the Arabs and Syria? refers
to Putin being close to Israel and
suggests he may have even
grown up in a Jewish area.

Ethiopia

United States

ISRAELI AUTHORITIES are


being urged to fast track the
processing of 9,000 Falash Mura
(Ethiopians who claim Jewish lineage) currently waiting to enter
Israel, after fighting broke out
near their holding camp in
Gondar. Rioting has led to more
than 100 people killed by state
security forces in recent days.

WIKILEAKS IS offering a $20,000


reward for information leading to
the killer of a young Jewish man
who worked on databases in the
national Democratic Party. The
move triggered suggestions that
Seth Rich, who was gunned
down inexplicably in Washington
D.C. three weeks ago, may have
been the source of recent leaks.

*Special Deal For Jewish News Readers


*If We Can't Save You Money On Your Private Medical Insurance We Will Give You 100 Cashback

On Average We Save Up To 45% On Our Clients Premiums


Why Use Switch Health? Because We Work With All The Major Insurers, Including...

Call: 01242 371300 To See How Much You Could Save!

Web: www.switchhealth.co.uk
Email: info@switchhealth.co.uk

www.jewishnews.co.uk

18 August 2016 The Jewish News


 

/X[XU\+RWHOUHFHQWO\UHQRYDWHG
/DUJHHOHJDQWO\DSSRLQWHGURRPV
([TXLVLWHFXLVLQH6HSDUDWH6XNNDVIRU'LQLQJURRPIRUPHDWD
ODFDUWHDQGIRUGDLU\FRIIHHVKRS
<HDUURXQGJODWWPHKDGULQFHUWLFDWLRQXQGHUWKH%DGDW]
5DEELQDWHRI-HUXVDOHPDQG2UWKRGR[8QLRQ

/HDYHWKH5HVWWR8V

6HSDUDWHVZLPPLQJQLJKWVSHUZHHNDOWHUQDWLQJQLJKWVPHQ
ZRPHQ
/HFWXUHVLQ(QJOLVK
&KLOGUHQVSURJUDP
2QVLWHSDUNLQJIUHHRIFKDUJH

Ruppin Bridge at Herzl blvd. POB 3369, Jerusalem 91033 Israel


Contact Reservations Department (or your local travel agent)
Tel: 972-2-659-9999, 972-2-659-9950; Fax: 972-2-651-1824
E-mail: ramadajerusalem@netvision.net.il

10 The Jewish News 18 August 2016

www.jewishnews.co.uk

UK NEWS
SPECIAL REPORT

ISRAELS DESERT HACKERS


FIGHT THE DOTCOM JIHAD
Lisa Sanders finds out how computer boffins on the frontline are
fighting to keep Israel and Europe safe from the threat of terror

eep in the Negev desert,


inspired and started expressing
an army of hackers is hard
some kind of allegiance? I dont
at work. Many European
know. Its a challenge, EU
security chiefs are counting on
counter-terrorism coordinator
them to develop the tools to
Gilles de Kerchove admitted at
prevent further terror attacks in
a recent intelligence conference
Europe. This mini city of glass
in Tel Aviv.
and steel is a technology hub
He said the internet compasurrounded by sand. According
nies have so far refused to monto Uzi Zwebner, one of its
itor their own platforms content
founders, Gav-Yam Negev, or
for material that could be seen
the Advanced Technologies
as suspicious.
Park in Beersheva to give it its
Its part of a worldwide defull title, already houses 1,500 Professor Yuval Elovici
bate over how much privacy we
engineers and tech workers.
need and want online on the
But theyre not making fun
one hand, wed all prefer to
smartphone games or designing handy apps. keep our banking transactions secret; on the
Because Gav-Yam is a centre for cyber secu- other hand, we want the reassurance of knowrity. Hacking, and hacking prevention, is ing that somebody out there, the police or the
what this place is all about.
security services, can find and stop terrorists
The IDF is in the process of transferring its before they carry out appalling crimes. Back in
elite tech units down to Beersheva too. This March, the debate over whether encryption
includes the famous vast Unit8 200, responsi- was a good or a bad thing hit the headlines
ble for everything from tracking dubious Face- when the FBI hacked a locked iPhone, possibly
book posts to allegedly creating the kind of with the help of Israeli firm Cellebrite.
viruses that can dismantle a nuclear reactor.
Im not sure that the FBI had any complicaNearby, Ben-Gurion University is set to dou- tion in breaking into the iPhone. I dont believe
ble in size upon the completion of a planned in it, insists Professor Yuval Elovici, director of
North Campus over the next two decades. Its the Telekom Innovation Laboratories and of the
president, professor Rivka Carmi says: Cyber Cybersecurity Research Centre at Ben-Gurion
technology has now become one of the most University. Why did they have to come to a
sought after research fields, and Ben-Gurion has small company in Israel to help them to crack
been declared a hub of cyber technology in that iPhone? It doesnt make sense.
Israel by the prime minister.
He believes that Islamic State is very sophisWith Europe on high alert for further terror ticated in its use of technology, presenting a
attacks, many European powers are hoping huge challenge for all Western intelligence
Israeli knowhow can help them spot lone wolf agencies.
jihadi militants. Currently the biggest challenge
If somebody is chopping heads, then
for Europes security services is so-called self- theyre supposed to be uneducated. This is not
radicalised assailants terrorists who have been the case, he explains. [The] people of ISIS are
radicalised almost entirely online.
very well educated, many of them have been
How do you capture some signs of someone recruited in western countries. They bring with
who has no contact with any organisation, is just them a lot of knowledge in technology.

Above: ISIS messages posted on Twitter


Right: Gav-Yam campus in Beersheva

They are very well exposed to what it is


happening in the west from a technological
point of view. So there is no contradiction between the fact that they are cruel and the fact
that they can employ all the latest technology
to do something bad.
Elovicis teams of engineers are developing
numerous techniques for hacking, including
cracking a smart watch to intercept the data
between a computer and wireless printer.
He insists our privacy must not be at the
expense of security. My opinion is that we
need to allow the agencies, the national security
agencies, to access any information, he says.
The reason that I am so extreme in my opinion,
that I am very, very concerned that these organisations, terrorist organisations like ISIS, will go
into acts like biological weapons, chemical
weapons, and I am very, very concerned that in

the future we may see such terrorist incidents.


In order to be able to stop such incidents,
that even one incident may have a huge impact
on our daily life, we need to allow national security agencies access to any information that
relates to ISIS.
With the Gaza border only 25 miles away,
turning Beersheva into a cybersecurity hotspot
has not been easy incoming rockets and Israeli
bureaucracy have slowed progress. Nevertheless, the army of hackers in the Negev is set to
grow to 10,000 in the next five years.

Head Ofce: 4-6 Caneld Place, London NW6 3BT


020 7644 1500 Email: admin@westendtravel.co.uk
Edgware Ofce: 70 Edgware Way, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 8JS
020 8958 3188 Email: info@westendtravel.co.uk. www.westendtravel.co.uk

Kosher Hotel Prague


Luton Special

King David

Economy from 289


Business Class from 859

4* BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Special senior citizen


business class fares

Flights - Tailormade
Holidays - Cruises

Excellent facilities
Restaurant, lobby bar,
Spa, Synagogue and
full board on Shabbat.
Close to city centre.

Call the experts for all


your travel requirements

KRAKOW/AUSCHWITZ
9 SEPTEMBER
With survivor weekend
18-35 year olds

GRANADA SPAIN
16 SEPTEMBER

Day trip to include Theresienstadt 95


Extend overnight 4* Park Hotel
extra 35pp double room/65 single

August Specials
Phone for details

ETHIOPIA

PORTUGAL 28 APRIL

1 November (11 days)

Porto to Lisbon

INCREDIBLE INDIA
2 NOVEMBER (19 NIGHTS)

WEST BALKANS 4 MAY

Mumbai, Triangle and Kerala

Weekend including two Jewish museums

PRAGUE 27 SEPTEMBER

Child sharing with parents free BB

Dan Panorama/Intercontinental
Tel Aviv

Jewish Heritage Escorted Tours 2016/7

MOROCCO 9 MARCH
All imperial cities Fez,
Meknes, Rabat, Purim in Casablanca
and Marrakesh

6 countries over two weeks

GREECE 23 MAY
Repeating our Jewish
Renaissance Greek tour
Salonika to Athens 8 days

Call Marcel 020 8954 5074 or email marcel.manson@westendtravel.co.uk

www.jewishnews.co.uk

18 August 2016 The Jewish News

11

12

The Jewish News 18 August 2016

www.jewishnews.co.uk

EDITORIAL COMMENT AND READERS LETTERS

Letters to the Editor


Incendiary words
damage debate
JEREMY CORBYN has divided public opinion and,
indeed, the Labour Party.
His views on Israel do not sit
comfortably with the community and his response to
accusations of anti-Semitism
could have been better, to
say the least. Jews around
the country are frustrated.
But frustration is no excuse
for accusations that have no
place in todays British political discourse.
So it was with disappointment that many read an article by Michael Foster in
the Mail of Sunday, publicly
identifying himself as a
Jewish donor then likening
Corbyns team to Nazi
stormtroopers.

Jewish
Managing Director
Carol Bronze
carolb@thejngroup.com
Editorial Director
Richard Ferrer
richardf@thejngroup.com
Head of Sales
Russell Bahar
020 7692 6970
russellb@thejngroup.com
News Editor
Justin Cohen
020 7692 6952
justinc@thejngroup.com
Foreign Editor
Stephen Oryszczuk
020 7692 6952
stepheno@thejngroup.com

Likewise, Foster said allegations that he was a conspirator were anti-Semitic.


This, again, is a stretch three
stretches too far.
In the heat of political battle, some things are said
which, at the best, help no
one and, at the worst, cause
damage. Just ask Ken Livingstone.
We hope Foster and others reflect on the tone of debate, and the use of Nazi
analogies, coming only
weeks after Shami Chakrabarti decreed that it is always incendiary to compare
the actions of Jewish people
or institutions anywhere in
the world to those of Hitler
or the Nazis.
CONTACT DETAILS

Community +
Sport Editor
Andrew Sherwood
020 7692 6949
andrews@thejngroup.com
Features Editor
Francine Wolfisz
020 7692 6935
francinew@thejngroup.com
Sub Editor
Alex Galbinski
alexg@thejngroup.com

Production Designer
Sarah Rothberg
sarahr@thejngroup.com
Production Designer
Jodie Goldfinger
jodieg@thejngroup.com

Sales
Beverley Sanford
020 7692 6931
beverleys@thejngroup.com

Online Editor
Jack Mendel
020 7692 6942
jackm@thejngroup.com

Accounts
Zuzana Kasparova
zuzana@thejngroup.com

Production Manager
Diane Spender
020 7692 6953
dianes@thejngroup.com

Operations Manager
Alon Pelta
alon@thejngroup.com

THIS WEEKENDS SHABBAT TIMES


Shabbat comes in at:
Shabbat goes out at:

19:58
21:07

Sedra:

Vaetchanan

PO Box 34296, London NW5 1YW letters@thejngroup.com

ROALD DAHL AND


HIS ANTI-SEMITISM
I congratulate columnist Jenni Frazer on her
piece on Roald Dahl, bringing to our community the odious facts of his anti-Semitism.
Im an ex-national serviceman, and my
late father served in the RASC in the Second World War. I therefore deplore the fact
large royalties are being paid into Dahls estate from his popular books.
I trust Jewish school libraries do not stock
them and as a member of AJEX would like
to remind anti-Semites like Dahl of the contribution to this country by Jewish ex-servicemen and women, in peace and war.
I also regret that Steven Spielberg, who
has contributed greatly to Holocaust memorials etc, has produced Dahl's latest film,
The BFG. Perhaps some of the vast
amounts the film is taking at the box office
should be donated to Jewish charities.
Arnold Mann
N20

WE NEED TO KNOW
WHO THE LONELY ARE
Thank you for your excellent editorial on
loneliness (Jewish News, 28 July). I became
a carer for my husband six years ago and
soon after became a supporter for the
Campaign to End Loneliness; I am now an
ambassador for the campaign, which believes nobody who wants company should
be without it. It wants to make this happen
by ensuring people most at risk are reached
and supported; services are more effective
at addressing loneliness; more loneliness
services and activities are developed.
An estimated 1.1m people over the age
of 65 in the UK are chronically lonely. We
desperately need to identify them.
You can contact your local MP or councillors by inputting your postcode at the
website www.writetothem.com
Daphne Berkovi
By email

ity of his argument denigrating those who


hold different opinions from his reminded
me of another recent debate, namely the
way that many of the Remain supporters in
the EU referendum belittled the Leave
supporters not just their views, but the
Leave supporters themselves.
Baddiel is saying Trump supporters are
evil. Wow that's 40 percent-plus of
Americans! He doesn't appreciate that the
many Jews who support Trump are also
aware of history.
They are aware that the non-existence of
Israel in the 1930s made the Holocaust
possible, and wish to do all that they can
to ensure that Israel remains strong which
means that Israel needs a US president
who, they believe, will support it.
They witness the scenes at the Democratic convention where they see the
Palestinian terror flag flying high, they see
delegates label Israel an apartheid state
and set fire to the Israeli flag, and they
note that the Democratic party in the US,
like many left-wing parties around the
world, is following our own Labour Party
down the Jew-hating road.

Sketches & kvetches


By Paul Solomons www.daftoons.com

While I agree with columnist Ivor Baddiel


that Donald Trump has no experience in
American politics and, I would add, little
public diplomacy, I totally disagree with his
other points that he is a dangerous lunatic
similar to a World War II dictator. The American people have a right to vote for a president but the other candidate has been
accused of lying about her emails and not
answering the desperate calls of the US ambassador in Libya and is loathed because
she believes the White House is her right.
I admit there is not a great choice in November but Trump beat off 16 top-quality
candidates, most of whom were wellknown American politicians. He won the
Republican nomination fairly and that is
why, for those who want change in America, including many Jews, they have every
right to vote for him. What I feel is dangerous is those who refuse to accept the democratic result of the American people.
James Marlow
By email

SHOWING RESPECT IS
A TWO-WAY STREET

UNJUSTIFIED ATTACK
ON TRUMP BACKERS
Ivor Baddiels claim (Jewish News, 4 August) that those who support Trump are
"similarly evil" demonstrates Baddiel's
own anti-democratic and fundamentally intolerant attitude. Indeed, the entire tonal-

They are not sure Trump can be trusted,


and indeed would mostly have preferred
a different candidate, but are comforted
by the many strong pro-Israel voices
around him, when compared to the many
anti-Israel voices around Clinton.
For example, Trumps vice president
pick, Mike Pence, is a fervent Zionist, unlike Clinton's choice, Tim Kaine, who
walked out on Bibi in the US Congress.
Most of Mr Baddiels statements about
Trump are true. However, his attack on
Trumps supporters, who believe rightly or
wrongly that they have good reason to
back him, shows a level of insult which, as
with the EU referendum, is totally unjustified and can easily backfire.
Gary Mond
NW7

Oy! Whod have thought it would


be such a long way!

Letter writer Jess Baker does not even know


me, yet claims to know I did not recoil with
horror when I heard of the Orlando massacre because I am of her grandparents
generation. Respect between generations
and communities is a two-way street, Jess.
No one group has ownership of grief. Indeed, there is still a lot to do to make this
place a better world.
Anne Elliott
By email

www.jewishnews.co.uk

18 August 2016 The Jewish News

13

OPINION: ALEX BRUMMER & JAMES SMITH

The Charedi community


can teach us all a lesson
AMONG THE most arresting stories about British
Jews this summer was the arrival of a pioneering
group of Charedi leaving the teeming streets of
Stamford Hill to set up a satellite community in the
Thames estuary at Canvey Island. As leaders of
this exodus, Joel and Mindy Friedman, having
bought a modern five-bedroom detached house
for 380,000, noted: You can hear the birds sing.
We are more connected to our neighbours here.
There is nothing new about the Charedi love of
the seaside. As a boy growing up in Brighton, I recall our synagogue, the Hove Hebrew Congregation on Holland Road, would be transformed by
their presence after the most solemn days of the
summer, those leading up to Tisha bAv.
Our shul would fill with black-hats of all shapes,
sizes and ages shuckling away with great devotion. These days, the chosen summer retreat
tends to be Bournemouth and the east cliff.
Where once it was the Green Park and the Cumberland offering upmarket kosher food to north
London, now it is the Normandie and others .
What the sheltered communities of Canvey Island, not necessarily the most hospitable to
strangers, will make of the new arrivals is yet to
be seen. But in the same way as Stamford Hill
Jews largely are respected by their neighbours,
the same must be hoped for Canvey Island.
The revival, expansion and globalisation of the
Charedi community is one of the great phenomena of post-Shoah Jewry. I remember visiting my

fathers first cousin in Jerusalem, a survivor of the


camps, who had married a teacher at a Jerusalem
yeshiva. We were received with the traditional
Hungarian-Jewish hospitality. The proudest possession in the room was a modern family tree. At
the top with photos was cousin Shindy and her
husband, then their eight or nine children and
their husbands and the chart cascaded down
through three generations. The descendants of
one survivor of the Holocaust, over just five
decades, had become more than 100. It was one
of Josephs dreams come true. Shindys experience was replicated by her sister in Bnei Barak.
I was reminded of this when I marked the
yartzheit of my elder brother Martin at Western
Marble Arch shul. After services and the bageland-smoked-salmon breakfast (what else?), the
guest speaker was Rabbi Shalom Morris, a young
American, serving as minister at Britains oldest
functioning synagogue, Bevis Marks in the City.
Educated at Yeshiva University in New York,
and having served at the famous Lincoln Square
synagogue, Morris is an Ashkenazi serving a
Spanish and Portuguese congregation.
An historian, Morris immersed himself in the
history of Sephardi Jewry, in particular the Spanish
Inquisition and the dispersal of the community
across Europe and to Palestine. There is little precision about the numbers who escaped or those
who chose to remain under deep cover, the Conversos. Those who left numbered at least in the

tens of thousands and tended to be more worldly


than the shtetl and ghetto Jews of Middle Europe.
They gravitated to the great centres of commerce across Europe including Amsterdam and
eventually London. Following in the traditions of
Sephardi scholars Ramban and Rashi, families of
learning headed to the Middle East. In many ways,
the Inquisition, the Halachic problems it posed
(such as that of Agunah) and the dispersal of
Spanish and Portuguese Jews would have a parallel in the mid-20th century with the Shoah.
Since the war, Jewish life has become concentrated, with 90 percent of Jews living in the US
and Israel. The longer-term consequences of this
and the fading of Jewish life in nations such as
France, where anti-Semitic attacks have driven
populations to Israel and the UK, is still unknown.
Morris thinks it may be two centuries after the
Shoah before the full impact is known.
One conclusion he draws, however, is that the
ultra-orthodox Charedi community, whether in
Stamford Hill, Antwerp, Jerusalem or Brooklyn
Heights has delivered its own response to the
Shoah. Instead of assimilation and secularism,
they have dedicated themselves to pro-creation
and preservation of ancient Jewish teachings.
Over the long stretch of history, this determination not just to survive but to become like the stars
in the sky and sand by the sea could be the lasting
legacy of the Jewish people from the Shoah.
It is an intriguing thought.

Alex Brummer
City editor,
Daily Mail

This determination to
become like the stars in the
sky could be the lasting
legacy from the Shoah

Just remembering is not


enough in this climate
REMEMBERING IS not enough, when people
today are rejected because of their ethnicity,
gender or belief. This is my view as I sit reflecting
on the National Holocaust Centre and Museums
20th anniversary and the continuing need for
Holocaust education today.
I could not have imagined 20 years ago when
the National Holocaust Centre was founded that
its work would be celebrated at Westminster
Abbey, at a special service of thanksgiving and
recommitment to mark the centres anniversary.
Nor could I have imagined the continued
pressing need for the work of the centre, not only
to keep the memory alive but to apply what we
learn from that history to our world today.
We see as clearly as ever the importance to remember the centuries of anti-Semitism. But remembering alone is simply not enough when
hatred of Jews persists.
It is important to remember mass murder grew
from an idea: that Jews do not belong to the nation. But again, remembering is not enough,
when people today are rejected because of their
ethnicity, gender or belief.
It is important to remember how the world
failed to shelter Jews fleeing the gathering
storm. But remembering is not enough when
leaders of nations today provide no place of
safety for 60 million human beings displaced
from their homes.
It is important to remember the six million
Jewish men women and children whose beauty
and life were brutally extinguished during the

Holocaust. But remembering is not enough


when, after the Holocaust, millions face death
because of who they are or what they believe.
The gravity of the Holocaust is such that it will
not be diminished when compared with other
events of genocide. The greater danger is that
our own humanity is diminished if we close our
hearts to those at risk of destruction today: Yezidi
and Mandaeans in Iraq, Hazaras in Afghanistan,
Rohingya in Burma and many more.
Racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia, antiziganism; none of this
began, or ended, with the Nazis.
If the unfounded fears and downright lies
about the Jewish people, gypsies and others in
the 1920s and 30s had been replaced by trust
and empathy, the ground would not have been
fertile, by the 1940s, for genocide.
I learned personally last month about the
crushing impact of racism as my 11-year-old
daughter was brushed aside by an older pupil
because, in his eyes, she was a nigger.
However much hatred hurts, thankfully today
in the UK racism is not government policy, nor is
it legalised or encouraged in schools.
However this does not lessen the worry that
across the free world today many who have perhaps kept prejudicial thoughts to themselves in
the past, increasingly feel it is legitimate to inflict
such poison on others.
The National Holocaust Centre and the Aegis
Trust (which was born from the centres work and
builds peace through education internationally

in communities at risk of mass atrocities) are alive


to the fact that the challenges over the next 20
years, here in England and around the globe,
have never been greater.
There is also hope. Holocaust education, and
work in other fields promoting understanding,
can help to foster values of empathy, acceptance
and personal responsibility. Remembrance of the
tragic past can encourage us all to be upstanders, rather than stand by whenever and
wherever we see injustice.
At Westminster Abbey last month, it was inspiring to see hundreds of people including,
poignantly, representatives from three faiths,
recommit themselves to this vital work; recommitting to help to create more inclusive and understanding societies.
This commitment, and the commitment to educating future generations, is vital to counter the
threat of violence. However, our efforts must be
scaled-up to engage young people and to combat fear and prejudice; to ensure that many more
will come to remember the horrific crimes
against the Jewish people and to play their part
in understanding and acceptance.
It is uplifting to see every day how children at
the National Holocaust Centre are moved and
empowered by what they have learnt.
By giving a chance for future generations to
understand more, think more, care more gives
dignity and meaning to remembrance, and will
contribute to a fairer, safer world for our
children.

James Smith
President,
National Holocaust Centre
and Museum

It is uplifting to see every day


how children at the centre
are moved and empowered
by what they have learnt

14

The Jewish News 18 August 2016

www.jewishnews.co.uk

OPINION: PAUL CHARNEY & DAVID WOLCHOVER


UK NEWS

Do-gooders note: were


all Je Suis Israel now
FRANCE, BELGIUM, Germany. Paris, Brussels,
Munich, then back to France for Normandy.
Whenever I see the latest headlines, Im reminded of the line: War is Gods way of teaching Americans geography. Nowadays, it
seems more that terrorism is Gods way of
teaching Europeans geography, as we raise our
digital flags in solidarity with the latest victims.
The Quilliam Foundation has characterised
this seemingly-unprecedented wave of violence as a global jihadist insurgency, drawing
a link to the brutal guerrilla warfare Western
soldiers faced in Iraq and Afghanistan. The war
was over there but now its over here, too.
With all due respect, I think the analogy is
wrong, or at least not accurate enough to be helpful. Those insurgencies were part of an asymmetrical military battle between our forces and theirs.
But in Europe, soldiers are pretty low on the target list. Instead, victims are those who bear symbolic significance (Jews, blasphemous cartoonists),
are easy mass targets (public celebrations) or are
some combination of the two (the Bataclan audience). Terrorists are hitting soft targets, and when
youre in a supposedly-peaceful country, not a war
zone, there is sadly no shortage of those.
A more obvious analogy, of course, is Israel,
which is no stranger to terrorism. Its also more
helpful if were looking for how a liberal democracy can balance competing, conflicting needs
(protecting her citizens, maintaining civil liberties,

respecting human rights), Israel is the market


leader in how that can be achieved. Europe isnt
facing a global jihadist insurgency, so much as a
global jihadist intifada, as Europeans find themselves struggling with the same quandaries and
threats the Jewish state has for decades.
But accepting this proposition will come as a
bitter pill to many who have convinced themselves Palestinian terrorism is by definition justified, understandable and acceptable. It will stick
in the craw of those who for years have taken it
as gospel that Israels responses to that same terrorism must obviously be counter-productive,
morally repugnant and therefore indefensible.
Two examples from the UK spring to mind as
to just how wrong-headed these individuals
have been, triggered by last weeks horrific murder of Father Jacques Hamel in Normandy.
This sadistic inversion of the age-old concept
of seeking sanctuary in a church, with terrorists
storming a place of worship and holding those
inside hostage, brought back immediate memories of The Siege, an Arts Council-funded play of
2015 that recounted sympathetically the experiences of the Palestinian terrorists in 2002 who
holed themselves up in the Church of the Nativity
in Bethlehem, during the second intifada.
Humanising those poor, desperate Palestinians, forced to put others at risk by the brutal
Israeli juggernaut that unfairly sought to arrest
them for murdering civilians, must have

seemed the only sane, sensible and sensitive


choice by those responsible for The Siege. But
I wonder if watching terrorists violently desecrate a church a little closer to home has given
them any second thoughts? Ditto too the moral
trailblazers at St Jamess Church in London.
You might remember that during Christmas
2013 it erected a giant replica of Israels separation
barrier in its courtyard, not to highlight Israels
need to protect itself from suicide bombers but to
condemn the negative impact this example of
non-violent resistance was having on Bethlehem.
Of course, no mention was made of how Islamist intolerance was driving Christians out of
the West Bank and every other Muslim-majority territory in the Middle East. That would be
too divisive, whereas sticking it to Israel was
clearly the socially acceptable thing to do.
But now that churches might have to consider replicating the security measures of, say,
synagogues, and their faux-barrier might need
to be replaced with something a bit more practical, I wonder if St Jamess too might be reconsidering its initial position?
Necessity is the mother of invention, and
bloody necessity has forced Israel to become
the world leader in confronting terrorism.
That should be a source of comfort, not outrage, for Europeans. Because no matter how unpalatable it might seem to some, the truth is
this: were all Je Suis Israel now.

Paul Charney
Chairman
Zionist Federation

Israels lead in confronting


terrorism should be a
source of comfort, not
outrage, for Europeans

Janner may be sullied


by lack of due process
THE DECISION by the children of the late Lord
Janner to take legal action to stop the Independent
Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse probing the diverse
allegations against him is eminently proper and
makes perfect sense. But last weeks sudden resignation of inquiry chair Dame Lowell Goddard would
have given the IICSA an opportunity to relent.
Opinion is deeply divided over the Janner case.
Many are troubled by the number of complainants,
although that of itself hardly betokens their cumulative reliability. Indeed, there is a whiff of jumping
on the bandwagon (with the lure of milking the
peers estate) and there are grave doubts about the
veracity of at least some of the alleged victims. It is
certainly curious that not one of the 400 witnesses
the police interviewed in connection with the case
against the care home manager Frank Beck ever
mentioned Lord Janner before Beck was put on trial
in 1991 and unexpectedly denounced him.
By the time it was decided to prosecute Janner
last year, four experts had diagnosed him with rapidly advancing Alzheimers. Yet the QC who recommended prosecution entirely misconceived the
rationale of the trial of the issue procedure and
wrongly assumed it was lawfully available in the circumstances of the case. A forlorn attempt was
made to justify the prosecution with the dark hint
that Janner, by now very severely afflicted, continued to pose a risk to strangers because he had supposedly once tried to evade his carer.

With his passing, formal criminal proceedings


necessarily ended. But, using sleight of hand, the
IICSA resolved to put a dead man on trial.
The IICSAs central remit is the scrutiny of institutional failures both to protect children from sexual
crime and to investigate and prosecute predators,
the two decades delay in prosecuting Janner being
a prime example of what needs to be scrutinised.
But a duty to act on a complaint is hardly contingent
upon its truth, which therefore bears no relevance
to the issue of official neglect. That disconnect was
conceded by Ben Emmerson QC, counsel to the
IICSA at the inquirys first public hearing. Yet with
Lowells tacit approval, he contrived a pretext for
determining the truth of allegations. The inquiry
panels task, he implied, includes assessing the traumatic impact on genuine victims caused by the perfunctory dismissal of their complaints and this will
involve deciding if a complaint is genuine.
The argument is palpably false. The IICSA is not
a court of law awarding damages for tortuous
breach of the duty of care. It has no business using
pain and suffering as a warrant for assessing the
truth of allegations. In any event, a genuine complainant who has been let down by the authorities
can be assumed to be profoundly aggrieved. You
do not need a protracted and vastly expensive foray
into a totally irrelevant issue to state the obvious.
Additionally, the impending hearings are saddled
with procedural deficiencies. The Janners wouldve

had no right to cross examine complainants (only at


the chairs discretion). Given the IICSAs protective
ethos, neither counsel to the Inquiry nor counsel for
any participating agency may be expected to question complainants with more than minimal tenacity.
That drawback might have been mitigated by the
adoption of a regime corresponding to that statutorily provided in criminal trials for the routine disclosure to the accused of a range of background
information which might cast doubt on a complainants reliability. This includes material available
through social services, healthcare agencies,
schools, employers and police. Statutory provisions
governing public inquiries require relevant evidence
to be handed to participants. Yet without the Janner
familys involvement, no one else is going to demand disclosure and from the IICSAs silence on the
issue, it seems most unlikely they will be initiating
any systematic research into the existence of such
background material to equip the panel with the
objective means of assessing complainant credibility. The panel will thus be forced to rely on the
superficial plausibility of the complainants.
If the IICSA is permitted to go ahead, it will proclaim its findings publicly and Lord Janners reputation may well be sullied on the back of a substantial
deficit of principle and due process. Lowells successor needs to reflect very carefully on whether to
endorse Emmersons faux reasoning or pull the
inquiry back within its proper boundaries.

David Wolchover
Contributing co-editor,
Witness Testimony
in Sexual Cases

By using sleight of hand, the


Independent Inquiry into Child
Sexual Abuse resolved to put
a dead man on trial

www.jewishnews.co.uk

18 August 2016 The Jewish News

15

OPINION:
RABBIJOHN
MIRIAMLAMONT,
BERGER AND
OPINION:
MSPMARK MAIER

BDS activists are not


representative of Scots
THERE ARE certain experiences in ones life that
are simply unforgettable. Sitting in my tartan covered hotel room at a former Church of Scotland
hospital overlooking the spectacular Sea of
Galilee certainly falls into that category.
Last week I had the pleasure of leading a
delegation of nine Conservative Members of the
Scottish Parliament to Israel on a whirlwind visit
co-ordinated by Conservative Friends of Israel.
In Tel Aviv, we discovered Israels booming startup scene, and saw how Israeli charity Save A
Childs Heart offers free life-saving heart surgery
to children in the Palestinian Territories and the
developing world. Standing on the Syrian border,
we listened in horror to the sounds of explosions
from the brutal civil war tearing the country apart,
while we saw Hezbollahs flags flying mere metres
away from Israel in southern Lebanon. In Jerusalem,
we celebrated Israels democracy in meetings with
cross-party Knesset members, and wandered the
historic streets of the Old City. In the West Bank,
we saw a vision of a future Palestinian state at the
new city of Rawabi, and learned of the growing
support of a one-state solution a concept that
would mean the end of the Jewish state.
Despite our incredibly varied itinerary, there was
one constant throughout the visit: the first word on
everyones lips was Brexit. Israelis shared contempt for Jeremy Corbyn came a close second.
The message was clear: Israelis are uncertain
what Brexit means for Israel, as well as the union

back home. With the tumult of recent months following the EU referendum, it is important to tell
the international community that the UK is open
for business. The UK will be ever more outwardlooking. Countries are lining up to sign free deals
with the UK, including Israel. The current situation
is undoubtedly challenging, but it should also be
viewed as an exciting opportunity.
Much has been said about Scotlands place
within the UK following the EU referendum result.
It is important to be clear that while some may suggest a contrary view, the Brexit result does not
unpick the decision of Scots in 2014 when more
than two million voted to remain part of the UK.
Indeed, recent opinion polls suggest that if faced
with a choice between remaining part of the EU
single market or continuing in a strong United
Kingdom, Scots want to remain in the UK.
The UK-Israel relationship is stronger than ever,
but we must do everything we can as a government and party to take that relationship to even
greater levels. That means more trade, scientific cooperation and cultural exchanges. It means challenging the anti-peace message of the so-called
boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) movement.
Scotland can play an important role in this. Following a lunch with the Israel-Britain Chamber of
Commerce, we have pledged to look into the possibility of creating a new trade body in Scotland to
work more closely with our Israeli partners. It
means encouraging and enabling more Scots to

visit Israel since only by visiting can one can truly


appreciate all it has achieved in a mere 70 years.
These are not simply empty promises. Before
even leaving the country, the delegation had
sent a joint letter to each airline that flies between the UK and Israel to encourage them to
explore the viability of operating a route between Scotland and Israel. This would enable all
Scots to visit the Jewish state and see what a
fantastically vibrant and exciting country it is.
The narrative of debate around Israel in Scotland has for too long been dominated by a vocal
and hardline minority of anti-Israel activists.
They are simply not representative of the vast
majority of Scots. Sadly, there was a perception
in Israel that Scotland is a hub of BDS and Israelis
are not welcome in the country. A concerted effort is needed to challenge this misguided view.
Weve started to see a change recently. Not
only have pro-Israel organisations both regional
and Christian started springing up across the
country but earlier this year we saw the first proIsrael debate in the Scottish Parliament since its
creation in 1999. Talks are underway to establish
a cross-party Scotland-Israel friendship group.
I look forward to encouraging more of my colleagues, including my party leader Ruth Davidson MSP, to visit Israel in the coming years.
A page has been turned and we are determined to change Israels perception of Scotland
by building a positive and steadfast relationship.

John Lamont
Scottish
Conservative Party MSP

A concerted effort is
needed to challenge the
view that Israelis arent
welcome in Scotland

JW3London
JW3London
020 7433 8988
Finchley Road

A unique one day festival for Year 13s, gap year participants and
rst year university students.
Over 20 sessions all geared to help you make the most out of
your university experience, including cooking, time management
and Jewish life on campus.
Come and meet new people attending the same university as you!
THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER
7.50, enter code EARLYBIRD to book for only 5
At JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET

BOOK NOW: www.jw3.org.uk/UniFest


Sponsored by

in partnership with

Media Partner

16

The Jewish News 18 August 2016

www.jewishnews.co.uk

COMMUNITY

Email your story to community@thejngroup.com

NEWS IN BRIEF
RABBI WILSON TO MOVE ON
Rabbi Nissan Wilson, senior rabbi at
Redbridge United Synagogue, will
take up a new position as executive
principal of Beis Yaakov High School
Academy in Manchester. Remaining
at Redbridge throughout the High
Holy days and Succot, he said: I
would like to thank the honorary
officers and the members of the
former Clayhall and now Redbridge
synagogues for their support and
friendship throughout my 10 years as
rabbi of the community. Redbridge
Synagogue chairman Mike Callaghan
said: On behalf of the honorary
officers and board of management, I
would like to wish mazeltov and great
success to Rabbi Wilson and his
family.

HERTZ JOINS NORWOOD


Philip Hertz has become a member
of Norwoods board of trustees.
A partner and the global head of
restructuring and insolvency at
international law firm Clifford Chance,
he has been a supporter of the
charity for years. He said: Ive seen
first-hand the difference Norwood
makes to the lives of so many within
our community, and look forward to
continuing my support of this charity
as a member of its board of trustees.

Kochavims 10 years of camp life


Camp Kochavim celebrated its 10-year anniversary as 220 children enjoyed their recent summer
camp. Held at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue over two weeks, the camp was split into five
age divisions, and saw each day given a different theme.

WEEK IN
PICTURES

YORK HELPS ISRAELS POOR


York Liberal Jewish Community
(YLJC) raised 200 for Israels national
food bank, Leket Israel, by selling
hot cakes at a local fete. The new
venture for the fast-growing
community saw more than 300 baked
items sold in just three hours. The
funds raised will go to support or
provide food for all those in need
living in Israel, regardless of race,
religion or nationality. YLJC social
action officer Tina Anderson said: Its
good that people in York hear about
such projects, not just the challenges
which Israel faces.

Picture: Terry Mendoza

Two British-Israeli brothers, Aron and Jamie


Lazarus, hosted a football trivia pub quiz,
which was attended by more than 100
British olim, raising 10,000 for the IDF
Widows and Orphans Organisation.

Rebbetzin Sufrin (pictured with Rabbi Bar)


presented certificates and medals to the
prize winners at Southend & Westcliffs
cheder prize giving and review of the year.

LANGDON PAYS TRIBUTE


Langdon College in Manchester
enjoyed a celebratory evening,
paying tribute to students from
across the Jewish community. The
Lord Mayor of Manchester, Carl
Austin-Behan, and the Mayor of Bury,
Mike Connolly, were joined by
parents, staff and friends. AustinBehan said: Its clear to see the
fantastic impact that Langdon
College has in the Jewish community
and I am very proud and pleased to
be a part of such a special evening.

EMAIL YOUR STORY TO:


community@thejngroup.com

Yad Voezer, a care home for Orthodox


Jewish males with learning disabilities
including some with mental-health
issues, welcomed Ron Brown, head
of social care in Hackney, to its day
centre in Amhurst Park.

A pedal push at Gan


Yachad Nursery in Finchley
raised more than 400 to
buy books for pre-school
children at Emunah day
care centres in Israel.

The Association of Jewish Women Organisations


in the UK held its Summer Seminar at the
Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue.

www.jewishnews.co.uk

18 August 2016 The Jewish News

WORKING WITH NORWOOD

T: 020 8809 8809 W: www.norwood.org.uk E: info@norwood.org.uk

Jewish Care pays tribute to


its dedicated volunteers
The commitment and
dedication of Jewish Cares
volunteers was recognised at
the charitys Betty and
Aubrey
Lynes
annual
celebration of volunteering,
held at the Betty and Asher
Loftus Centre in Friern
Barnet. Chairman Steven
Lewis paid tribute to the
recipients and the other
3,000 volunteers, saying:
Tonight is an opportunity
for us to showcase the
breadth of our volunteers
contribution.

JFS children schlep


to school for 1,000

Charity GIFT and the United


Synagogues Project Chesed
marked the fourth year of their
partnership by working together
again under the GIFT US Food
banner to organise a massive
food collection day across
London, raising much-needed
food for local Jewish families
needing assistance.

Name: Jack Mindel


Born: 14 Sept 1916
Birth place: Spitalfields,
East End

100
second

More than 80 Chabad UK rabbonim


attended the annual conference of
Lubavitch UK Shluchim. Organised
by Rabbi Yehuda Pink of Solihull
and his committee, and held at the
Normandie Hotel in Bournemouth,
the two-day conference provides
an opportunity for Chabad's
shluchim (emissaries) from across
the UK to meet for discussions and
workshops on various aspects
related to their work.

Where do you live? How long have


you lived there? Where did you live
before?
Ive lived in Golders Green for the past
eight years and previously lived in
Hackney and Tower Bridge, later moving to Ealing. Since moving to Golders
Green, I enjoy having lunch every
week with a fantastic volunteer at
Jewish Cares Michael Sobell Centre.

Did you marry?


I married my wife Joan at the start
of the Second World War. We
were together for 70 years.
Do you have any children,
grandchildren and great
grandchildren?
I have one son, two grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

Jack Mindel as a young


man and with his wife Joan

Make a difference
in our community

Ravenswood residents
were treated to classic
tales with a twist
during
Norwoods
assistive technology
fun day for adults with
learning disabilities.
Practitioner Wendy
Yeoman introduced
sensory story sessions,
based on well-known
books such as Alice In
Wonderland, using
technology including
sensory iPad apps and
switch-operated toys.

Rabbonim attend Lubavitch UK conference

What was your occupation before


retirement?
I worked with my father in the bookbinding business, in the glass industry and, in the 1980s and 1990s,
worked as an historical guide taking
people all over the UK.

interview

Norwood enthralls using


classic tales with a twist

A group of Year 7 JFS children raised more than


1,000 for Tzedek after they took part in the
schlep to school campaign, walking around
six miles to school to raise money for the
charitys School for life project.

GIFT and United Synagogue unite


again to help feed families in need

CELEBRATING OUR
COMMUNITYS
CENTENARIANS

17

What is your happiest memory?


When my son was born in 1944. During

the war, I was a sergeant in the air force,


but was lucky enough to be able to live
outside the base with my wife and share
the joy of our sons arrival.
Who are your heroes of today and
yesteryear?
My father was my hero. He was one of
the founders of the Workers Circle,
which helped Jewish immigrants on
their arrival to the UK. They made sure
they were well looked after and
assisted them in finding good jobs.
My father taught me how important it
was to look after other Jewish people.
Another hero of mine was the
American singer Sophie Tucker, who
sang My Yiddishe Mamma. She was
a great entertainer and had such
a beautiful voice. She travelled the
world singing that wonderful song
and wherever she went she changed
the name of the song to reflect the
country she was visiting so, for example, when she was in China she would
sing My Chinese Momme and in
India she would sing My Indian
Momme.
If you could offer a piece of advice to
todays youngsters, what would it be?
To learn, and to help people wherever
possible.

What national or international news


story has had the greatest impact
on you?
The D-Day landings. I was sent
to Belgium, where I joined with a
squadron from the Polish army who
were flying to Germany. The Germans
sent planes to try to prevent our
advance and I was shot at while parachuting down. I was rescued and taken
to hospital, where I was treated for injuries to my back and my face.
The secret of long life is...
There is no secret!

Jack as he is today

For more information please contact:


info@norwood.org.uk 020 8809 8809

Find
out how a few hours of your time can
SUNDAY
give
a
brighter
future to those we support.
17 MAY
2015
Patron Her Majesty The Queen Registered Charity No. 1059050

18

The Jewish News 18 August 2016

www.jewishnews.co.uk

Housewife!
Hungry
the
Its
This week our fabulous foodies sample modern Mexican
and return to an old Belsize Park favourite...

See page 26

Bubbes legacy
She may have been diminutive in stature, but to the young
Miri Rotkovitz, her grandma was a force to be reckoned
with when it came to kosher cuisine. Now the chef and
food writer has published a touching homage to her
matriarch with her new cookbook, Bubbe and Me in the
Kitchen. Featuring more than 100 recipes, including the two below, it
includes such familiar favourites as babka, brisket and matzo-ball soup
and global dishes from zaatar pita chips to watermelon gazpacho...

Marmalade-roasted chicken with potatoes


Before boneless, skinless chicken breasts became a supermarket mainstay, my grandmother made her chicken with a whole
or cut-up fryer. When ditching fat was the nutritional vogue, she made the switch. But bone-in chicken is undeniably juicier
and more flavourful, and nothing beats tender potatoes roasted in the schmaltzy pan drippings. Happily, nutrition science
has a more nuanced understanding of the potential benefits of dietary fat, and the roast chicken is vindicated. Inspired by
my grandmothers love of marmalade, I used it in this dish to impart a citrus note to the savoury marinade.
Preparation time: 15 minutes

INGREDIENTS
1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
1 lb waxy potatoes, such as Yukon
Gold, halved (or quartered if large)
1 x 3-4lb chicken, cut into
eight pieces
3 tablespoons thick-cut
marmalade
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 Meyer lemons or 1 large
regular lemon
1 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
(reduced sodium is fine)
1 tablespoons unseasoned rice
vinegar or white-wine vinegar

Cooking Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Serves 4 to 6

METHOD
1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Spread the onions in the bottom of the roasting pan and arrange
the potatoes around the perimeter of the pan. Lay the chicken pieces on top of the onions
in a single layer.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the marmalade, olive oil, lemon juice, tamari and vinegar.
Pour evenly over the chicken.
3. Roast in the preheated oven, basting the chicken and potatoes every half-hour, until the
potatoes are tender and the chicken skin is golden brown, the juices run clear, and an
instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a thigh and breast reads 165F,
about 1 hour to 1 hour, 15 minutes. Serve the chicken hot, with potatoes on the side.
STORAGE: Leftovers will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for two to three days.

Aunt Claras hazelnut chocolate


chunk cookies
Aunt Clara was one of my grandmothers dearest friends and although she wasnt actually related to us, she may as
well have been (To this day, my mum and aunt call her sons brother; her grandkids are our cousins). Shed have
happily lived on Cheddar cheese and coffee, but she wanted to make sure everyone else ate well, and was an excellent cook and baker. Her Passover chocolate-chunk cookies, flecked with ground hazelnuts and rich with handchopped chocolate, are so good that I actually prefer them to normal year-round cookies.
Preparation time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS
2 large eggs
cup sugar
cup rapeseed or
extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup Passover cake meal
2 tablespoons potato starch
cup ground hazelnuts
(hazelnut flour) 3- 4 ounces,
bittersweet or semi-sweet
bar chocolate, chopped,
or cup pareve chocolate
chips

Chilling Time 1 hour

Cook Time 1 hour

Makes 3 dozen

METHOD
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar. Stir in the oil, cake meal and
potato starch and mix until well combined.
2. Add the ground hazelnuts and stir until thoroughly mixed into the dough. Fold in the
chocolate, mixing until evenly distributed. Cover the bowl and chill for at least 1 hour.
3. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or
aluminum foil. Using clean oiled hands, take walnut-size chunks of the chilled dough
and roll into balls between your palms. Place the dough balls about 1 inches
apart on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten the balls with your palm or a spatula
to about -inch thick.
4. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until they begin to turn a
light golden brown. Transfer the cookies to racks to cool.
STORAGE: Once cool, store in an airtight container at room temperature for two

weeks, or well wrapped in the freezer for up to three months.

www.jewishnews.co.uk

18 August 2016 The Jewish News

19

FEATURES: THEATRE REVIEW

NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT


TO ENJOY THIS GEM
GROUNDHOG DAY
ot once but many times upon a time,
there lived a grumpy weatherman called
Phil Connors, trapped in a time loop in
small-town USA doomed to repeat the same
day over and over again until he learnt to
change his ways, writes Richard Ferrer.
So goes the premise of the modern classic Bill
Murray movie Groundhog Day, which asks the
question, What makes life worth living?, every
bit as eloquently as Its A Wonderful Life.
Who better to soundtrack this existential saga
than Tim Minchin the musical theatre maestro
whose rare flair is slowly repairing a genre
schmaltzed into smithereens by Lloyd Webber.
The Aussie composer and lyricist has reunited with the team behind the simply perfect
Matilda director Matthew Warchus, choreographer Peter Darling and designer Rob Howell.
Together with the 1993 films co-writer Danny
Rubin, theyve created another dizzying, dazzling, life-affirming show that delivered a joyous
opening night at the Old Vic on Tuesday, ahead
of its Broadway premier next spring.
Acclaimed American actor Andy Karl is a force

Above; Composer and lyricist Tim


Minchin. Main: Phil and Rita, played
by Andy Karl and Carlyss Peer

of nature as Phil a man for whom tomorrow is


always a day away. His descent from reckless glee
at his predicament into denial, acceptance,
anger, depression and, finally, salvation is both
heart-lifting and heartbreaking.
Despairing TV producer Rita, played with penache by Carlyss Peer, is far more flawed and fascinating than Andie MacDowells perfunctory
love interest in the film, making her a true co-star.
Its not just the two leads that sparkle. Minchin

brings the big ensemble to life, giving depth to


Andrew Langtrees iconic insurance salesman
Ned Ryerson and Georgina Hagens Nancy
one of Phils one-night stands (Ive slept with
95 percent of the women in this town) who
gets the second half off to a misty-eyed start
with a touching ballad on the blessing and curse
of beauty.
Other musical marvels include Phils drunken
lament with town bums Ralph and Gus, climaxing

in what might be Theatrelands first


car chase scene and the epic finale
I See You, marking the moment of
epiphany that finally sets Phil free.
This witty, wise, big-hearted show
is stuffed silly with life lessons
theres no time like the present; practice makes
perfect; life means what you mean to others
without ever resorting into sappy clichs. Youll
leave the theatre determined to make the most
of tomorrow.
My one gripe? After the euphoric standing
ovation, it didnt begin all over again.
Groundhog Day is at the Old Vic Theatre, London
until 17 September. See www.oldvictheatre.com

drb

Midnight Selichot
led by the Chief Rabbi
... a unique, spiritually energising
experience - hundreds of people, in full
voice, turning our hearts to Heaven with
exceptional ruach.
NE

Intro
Introducing
Koren Selichot
Kore
for the
th First
Night with
Nigh
commentary
comm
Chief Rabbi
by Ch
Mirvis.
Mirv
All attendees
at
will rreceive a
FREE copy.

Motzei Shabbat
24th September 2016
Service commences at 11.30pm with a short
address by the Chief Rabbi and concludes by
1.00am.
No advanced booking necessary
At Hendon United Synagogue,
Raleigh Close,
London NW4 2SY

In association with

20

The Jewish News 18 August 2016

www.jewishnews.co.uk

2 TRAVEL

THE LURE OF THE LOIRE

Lucy Daltroff takes a tour of this picturesque


region in central France, discovering culture,
castles and Cointreau along the way

leeping in a tree house with a glass floor,


situated over a tributary of the Loire, inevitably meant I woke up with the dawn
chorus in full voice above my head and fish
swimming under my feet.
My unusual sleeping quarters, during a tour
of the Loire valley, came courtesy of Domaine
de la Roche Bellin, which specialises in alternative accommodation.
I could have selected a Mongolian yurt or a
Hobbit hut, but my luxurious tree house, I was
going to say suited me down to the ground, but
Im not sure thats the appropriate way to describe
the adventure of combining luxury with nature.
I slept well, hearing only afterwards of the notorious medieval massacre, known as the leper
scare, of 1321 in the nearby town of Chinon.
The population became convinced there was a
conspiracy by French lepers to spread their disease by contaminating the wells with poison
with the Jewish community behind the evil plot.
The result was 160 men, women and children
were taken to the le de Tours, the island in the
middle of the Vienne River, and burned alive.
A less gory history can be found in the fairytale-like chateaux that now line the Loire. I was
shown round the tallest, the seven-storey
Chteau de Brissac, by a gentleman whose English was excellent.

As he explained the history, he showed me a


20-year-old wedding photo and it was then I realised my guide was none other than CharlesAndr, Marquis de Brissac. He is the present
owner of this amazing home that has been in
his family since 1502 and the picture was of his
own wedding. The chteau by the way is not
only open to the public for tours, but for
overnight stays as well.
A few days later, I visited Riveau, a chteau famous for its 12 gardens which appeal to all
ages, especially children.
Owner and designer Patricia Laigneau
showed me what she calls the pride of Riveau,
a compelling painting in the banqueting room,
dating from the 16th century, which depicts the
Feast of Belshazzar.
The scene, inspired by the Book of Daniel,
shows a banquet hosted by the Babylonian
leader, during which a mysterious hand appears
and begins writing Hebrew letters on the wall.
Only the prophet Daniel is able to decipher
the writing as a curse on the king. The Jews,
who were living in exile in Babylon, were subsequently allowed to leave and return to Judah. A
century later, Rembrandt famously used the
same subject for a painting which is now hanging in the National Gallery in London.
The Loire is an attractive, still mainly unspoilt,

area of France and, as it takes just an


hour to fly from Londons City Airport
to Angers, it is a feasible destination for
a weekend gateway. The medieval town
has a small Jewish community and a beautiful synagogue, which moved to its present
site in 2013 but is hard to access through its
fortified gates.
The most famous treasure in the city is the
large woollen Apocalypse tapestry made between 1377 and 1382 and displayed in the
Chateau d'Angers.
It takes a bit of time to adjust to the low light
levels needed to protect the fibres, but it is
magnificent in all its 103-metre length.
Another attraction is the orange-flavoured
liqueur Cointreau, which is drunk as an apritif
or digestif, as well as being the component of
several well-known cocktails. The first distillery
was set up in 1849 by Adolphe Cointreau, a
confectioner, and his brother Edouard-Jean.
Every two years, the company comes out with a
new variation on the drink, the latest being
Blood Orange with the skin of oranges from
Corsica. Needless to say, visitors to the distillery
always get to taste the product.
Beneath the ground in this area of the Loire,
tufa, a type of limestone, was quarried for many
years and used for building many of the

Lucy Daltroff in front of a fountain in Angers

chateaux. It has the unique feature of both hardening and whitening in contact with air.
The many miles of now-unused quarries have
been turned into fashionable restaurants and
even art galleries, but to my mind the most interesting is a mushroom farm at Bourr.
Spanning 120 kilometres of tunnels, on seven
levels, the farm produces a huge variety of
mushrooms, including the Blue Foo variety,
which are much sought after for their flavour and
vitamin content.
There are beavers and otters now in the clean
Loire River and although it was difficult to see
either on a day boat trip an early-morning balloon flight was a wonderful way of spotting
them, along with wild deer and hares as well as
the many beautiful chateaux from the air.

Lucys contacts...
British Airways from London City Airport to Angers:
www.britishairways.com
Domaine de la Roche Bellin:
www.touraineloirevalley.co.uk/lodging-dining-goingout/accommodation/domaine-de-la-roche-bellindescartes
Chteau Brissac: www.loire-chateaux.co.uk
Chateau Rivau: www.loire-castle-rivau.com
Angers Tourism: www.angersloiretourisme.com/en
Room with a view: Lucys treehouse accommodation

The Feast of Belshazzar

ChateauduRivau

The view through the gates at Angers Synagogue

www.jewishnews.co.uk

18 August 2016 The Jewish News

21

2 ORTHODOX JUDAISM

Sedra:
NEW A-GENDER Vaetchanan
Theresa May has more to teach Jewish
women about leadership than Thatcher
BY NATASHA

ISAAC

THROUGHOUT MY lifetime, I have seen women


gaining greater authority in the Jewish community. Yet we still have many lessons to learn, some
of which I hope will be taught by our new prime
minister, Theresa May.
Jewish women in Orthodox communities have
been crying out for leadership which is able to encompass both femininity and feminism, and May
shows us this in spades.
Mays brand of stylish yet authoritative feminism
is new to the office she now inhabits, and it will
provide our children with a different role model to
aspire to. While May is a successor to Margaret
Thatcher, she has far more to offer a modern
Jewish woman than her predecessor as she can
teach us that there is more to being a leader than
having certain traditionally masculine qualities.
Not only is May intelligent, tactical and efficient, she can also pull off those trademark leopard-print shoes, which alone have sparked their
own news items.
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg recently wrote: If seeing a woman in a leadership role at shul can do
this, how much more when theres a woman holding the highest office in the land? Obviously, it
matters if that woman is a good, strong, compe-

tent leader, but the impact of seeing her there at


all shouldnt be underestimated.
Rabbi Ruttenberg is writing in the context of
Hillary Clintons candidacy for the office of president of the United States, but her message can
resonate across the pond too.
This is not to say that because of Theresa Mays
new role, women will suddenly be inspired to lead
from the bimah in Orthodox shuls.
Mays impact can, and will, be subtler than this.
She will lend women a quiet authority which they
have long been yearning for, so that they can wear
a strong dress and make a beautiful argument and
that the two will not seem incompatible or surprising to anyone any more.
Mays leadership will enable young Jewish girls,
and boys, to grow accustomed to a softer type of
female trailblazer.
Heres hoping that, whatever you think of her
politics, Theresa Mays leadership can teach us
that being a feminist does not necessarily mean
that you are a radical revolutionary, that you wish
to be a man, or that you think women should suddenly replace all the male rabbis in the United
Synagogue.
May can teach us that being a Jewish feminist
means only one thing that you can be anything
you dream of if you have the heart and head for
it. And, of course, the right handbag.
Natasha Isaac is a JOFA UK trustee

BY RABBI ALEX

CHAPPER

OF ALL the lessons that Moses taught


the Jewish people the commandments, the statutes and judgements, humility in leadership its one of his final
acts that contains perhaps his most powerful teaching.
Moses recounts to the people how he
pleaded with God to be allowed to
enter the land of Israel just to see it, but
is denied and instead instructed to hand
over the reins of leadership to Joshua.
Accepting his fate, Moses proceeds to
make a valedictory address in which he
reviews the events of the 40-year journey in the desert, at the same time urging the people to remain faithful to God
and the Torahs teachings.
The late Dayan Moshe Swift points out
that Moses then does something completely unexpected and quite amazing.
Although his leadership duties are
clearly almost completed, Moses suddenly interrupts his rousing oration by
fulfilling one more task, which seems to
have no connection with his preceding or
subsequent remarks.
The Torah records: Then Moses separated three cities beyond the Jordan.
In total six cities were set aside as

places of refuge for those who had


killed unintentionally to live safe from
revenge, but Dayan Swift questions why
Moses felt he had to do this specifically
before he died. It could have conceivably waited until the people had settled
in the land, so why did he do it now?
There is a Talmudic dictum that states:
If a mitzvah comes your way, do not
delay it, and here we witness Moses
taking this principle a step further. As
Rashi explains, although they were not
to serve as cities of refuge until those of
the land of Canaan would be separated,
Moses said to himself: Any mitzvah that
is possible to fulfil, I will fulfil.
Moses was making an extremely powerful statement in line with the Mishna in
Ethics of the Fathers that teaches: It is
not your duty to complete the work, but
neither are you free to desist from it.
His reasoning was that even though he
would not see his efforts come to
fruition, there was still value in making a
start and doing what he could.
From this final act of Moses, Dayan
Swift concludes: To give nothing to
charity because you cannot give much,
never to pray because you cannot always pray, to spend no time in shul because you cannot always attend is not
the correct attitude to religious duty
and communal responsibility.
Instead our motto should be that of
Moses: Any mitzvah that is possible to
fulfil, I will fulfil we should seize every
opportunity and treat each chance as our
last and through that achieve more than
we ever dreamed.
Alex Chapper is minister of Ilford Federation
Synagogue and the Childrens Rabbi.
www.childrensrabbi.com

22

The Jewish News 18 August 2016

UE
G W!
O
AL NO
T
CA LE
E AB
E
FR AIL
AV

www.jewishnews.co.uk

FREE

NEXT DAY
DELIVERY TO

PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM
2 JUDAISM

LONDON
ON ORDERS OVER
20+VAT

01923 777 777

What can the Jewish community


learn from the Olympic Games?
BY RABBI BENJI

STANLEY

I WAS asked on the radio last week whether


Orthodox rabbis recognise progressive rabbis. Are they disapproving or do they appreciate that progressive Judaism engages
people in Judaism? It was the BBC World
Service breakfast show, slightly too early for
most of us to be up, but many people listen
from around the world.
Were not keen to air dirty laundry in public,
but nevertheless I answered honestly: quietly
on the ground, there can be heartening co-operation. We sometimes learn together; we informally refer people who may be better
suited to each other, and we even quietly introduce each other to third parties as rabbi.
I did mention, though, that validating each
other in public seems more problematic. Try to
get two rabbis from different denominations to
conduct a single wedding with institutional
backing. Try to get an Orthodox university
chaplain to sit on a board or a discussion panel
with a progressive university chaplain.
Public recognition and pride in what we can
achieve together is hard to come by, and its
ordinary Jews who lose out our students, or
our young couples, beginning to form a faithful Jewish house together.
What a contrast to another news story on
that BBC show, the Olympics. My wife, rabbi
Leah Jordan, teared up when she saw the

www.orbitalfasteners.co.uk

London site delivery experts

Olds Approach, Tolpits Lane, Watford, Herts, WD18 9XT


*ON ALL ORDERS OVER 20 +VAT. (Own van area) or free national delivery on orders over 50 +VAT.

BY TOM

FRANCIES

Youth volunteering is for


life, not just the summer

[N]

GROWING UP, I was never really aware of what it


meansto be Jewish.
As a family, we went to synagogue on High Holy
Days and occasionally lit candles on Shabbat.
I also remember explaining
to friends why I ate cheeseburgers, even though we had
learnt in religion school that
they werent kosher.
But thats about the extent
of it.
And then I went to my first
youth movement summer
camp and I was in awe.
Even though I spent my Sundays trying to get
away from cheder, even faking illness, being in
a youth movement gave me so much.
It gave me friends, it gave me knowledge and,
above all, it actually made Judaism cool.

opening ceremony. Im not sure I could have


quite managed that, but certainly the
Olympics offers a public display of celebratory co-operation and respect that can move
even the more cynical of us.
At the opening ceremony and the Games in
general, we see a global community in which
each team can still take pride in itself. The Jewish community and the Olympics could, in this
respect, be seen as opposites: this year in Rio
there is a backdrop of economic recession,
Zika and doping, and still publicly everyone
has come together to offer hope.
This month in London, Orthodox, Reform,
Liberal and secular Jews will quietly unite as
part of the excellent Open Talmud Project to
learn together. How much, though, will we
publicly celebrate denominational co-operation and respect over the next year?
I believe in Kllal Yisrael, in the collective of
Israel, and its potential to change the world.
What would our Jewish Ceremony of Co-operation look like? People from across the Jewish
spectrum could come together, with a diversity
of rabbis and leaders carrying a torch to light
one branch of a shared Chanukiah.
We would symbolically celebrate how each
of our communities contributes, and how much
more so together (luckily, this year Limmud coincides with Chanukah).
We could begin to celebrate publicly that
no synagogue or denomination can win this
ancient, transcendent Jewish game.
We win only if we take part together; perhaps then we can truly be a light to the nations.

That is why hundreds of British Jewish young


people are volunteering with various Jewish
youth movements this summer.
Whether its summer camps in Britain, tours
around Israel or trips to Europe, young Jewish
people are foregoing travelling with friends or
family holidays.
Instead, they are planning educational sessions about Judaism, treasure hunts around Israel and kef (fun) sessions which, lets be totally
honest, will probably feature Pokemon Go.
And you know what the best part is? It doesnt
stop there.
When I look around the community whether
its rabbis, professionals or lay
leaders I see youth movement alumnus and alumna.
I see people whose skills were
honed in meetings where you
play silly but enjoyable games
with the rest of the tzevet (staff)
at 2am. I see people who have
learnt the value of volunteering
and the difference that a summer
can make to an individuals life.
And thats the thing. You may
think you are volunteering for just one summer
but, before you know it, thanks to the magic of
community, you are in for life.
Tom Francies is a movement worker for LJY-Netzer

www.jewishnews.co.uk

18 August 2016 The Jewish News

23

2 ADVERTORIAL: EXPERT PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

ASK OUR

OUR EXPERT ANSWERS YOUR QUERY

JAMIE GORAL

EXPERTS
OUR TRUSTY TEAM OF ADVISERS ANSWER YOUR
QUESTIONS ABOUT EVERYTHING FROM LAW
AND FINANCE TO DATING AND DENTISTRY.
THIS WEEK: HOW TO BOOST YOUR BUSINESS, COPING
WITH A CYBER ATTACK AND LANDLORD INSURANCE
ELAINE KERR

ActionCOACH
020 7993 2420

www.actioncoach.com/jamiegoral
(Video testimonials are on my
website)
jamiegoral@actioncoach.com

Non-discount way
to boost business
Dear Jamie
Im constantly having to offer discounts to match prices with
my competitors. Are there any other ways to avoid losing
business?
Leo

CAROLYN ADDLEMAN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE

DIRECTOR OF LEGACIES

Qualifications:
Able to draw on the expertise of Norwoods
professional staff team, including social workers,
educational psychologists, drug and alcohol
specialists, speech & language and occupational
therapists, teachers, psychologists, benefit
advisors.
Expertise in specialist services available for children and their
families, children and young people with special educational needs,
and adults with learning disabilities and autism.

Qualifications:
Lawyer with more than 15 years experience in
will drafting and trust and estate
administration, eight years at KKL Executor
and Trustee Company.
Keeps in close contact with clients to ensure
all legal and pastoral needs are cared for.
Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

NORWOOD 020 8809 8809


www.norwood.org.uk
elaine.kerr@norwood.org.uk

KKL EXECUTOR AND TRUSTEE COMPANY 0800 358 3587


www.kkl.org.uk
wills@kkl.org.uk

MAXI ROSE

JUNE MORTON
SOCIAL HOUSING SPECIALIST

TELECOMS SPECIALIST
Qualifications:
MD at RCUK since 1999. Grown the business
into 3 substantial UK branches that serves clients
worldwide USA, Europe & Middle East.
Telecoms specialist in Business & Consumer
mobile solutions, Landline & Broadband services
and is an Ofcom Telecoms registered reseller.
Successfully established the RCUK International Travel division offering
international voice and data solutions to many countries worldwide.

Qualifications:
Experienced housing professional, BA (Hons),
PG Dip Housing, PG Dip Leadership.)
CE of jLiving, Jewish Community Housing
Association Ltd; a long established and
respected provider of sheltered and supported
accommodation, primarily for the Jewish
community.
jLiving has sheltered housing properties in north-west London, Streatham,
Margate and Hemel Hempstead.

RCUK 020 8815 4115


www.rcuk.biz
maxi@rcuk.biz

jLIVING 020 8381 4901


www.jliving.org.uk
jmorton@jliving.org.uk

EDDIE HOOKER

DAVID SEGEL

MYDEPOSITS CEO

TRAVEL AGENT

Qualifications:
CEO of mydeposits, a government authorised
scheme that enables landlords and letting
agents comply with their legal obligations.
mydeposits launched in 2007 and has protected
over 1.6 million tenants deposits, safely and
securely.
Over 150,000 landlords and 3500 agents use us, including some of the
largest nationwide chains.
We operate in England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Jersey.

Qualifications:
Managing director of West End Travel,
established in 1972.
Leading UK El Al agent with branches in
Swiss Cottage and Edgware.
Specialist in Israel travel, cruises and
kosher holidays.
Leading business travel company, ranked in top 50 UK agents.
Frequent travel broadcaster on radio and TV.

MYDEPOSITS 0333 321 9401


www.mydeposits.co.uk
info@mydeposits.co.uk

WEST END TRAVEL 020 7644 1500


www.westendtravel.co.uk
David.Segel@westendtravel.co.uk

Dear Leo
People only compare prices where they believe two products
and/or services are identical in every way. You need to work out
how you are different from your competitors.
We worked with a plumbing firm which had this challenge
and we asked it to put up its prices by 15 percent.
We asked the firm to survey its customers and find out what
they did not like about plumbers. The three most common
complaints were (a) the staff turned up late; (b) they left a mess;
(c) they wore clothes that did not fit them.
The company then used the following headline and copy in
all its marketing material:
Need a plumber?
We guarantee that our plumbers will
Be on time
Not leave a mess
Wear clothes that fit them
If we fail on any of the above, labour costs are reduced by
50 percent.
The companys profits grew by 35 percent after a year.

IF YOUVE BEEN ACCUSED OF A CRIME,


NOBLES PROVIDE SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE
WHILST VIGOROUSLY DEFENDING YOU.
Experts in all aspects of Road Traffic and
Criminal Law, especially offences of
Violence, Dishonesty, Fraud and Financial
Crime, Benefit Fraud and Cyber Crime.
The firm offers both Legally Aided
and Privately Funded advice and
Police station advice is available
24 hours a day, 365 days a year on

07000 81 82 83
www.noblesolicitors.co.uk

24

The Jewish News 18 August 2016

www.jewishnews.co.uk

2 ADVERTORIAL: EXPERT PROFESSIONAL ADVICE


OUR EXPERT ANSWERS YOUR QUERY

ANTON HALPERN

WEB PRO CREATIVE


033 33 447 300
www.webprocreative.co.uk
info@webprocreative.co.uk

Cyber attacks: its not


a case of if, but when

AMANDA SHAYLE
ACUPUNCTURE EXPERT

MD OF CREATIVE WEBSITE DESIGN AGENCY

Qualifications:
MAcS MPCHM CertNatSci(Open).
CNHC Registered.
Founder of Acuregen Ltd, Intl.
Lecturer in cosmetic acupuncture and skincare
Vice chair of The Acupuncture Society
Backed by experienced team specialising
in unisex health and beauty.
Fertility, skin problems and injury/pain clinic.

Qualifications:
Professionally designed and built e-commerce
and brochure websites for the professional, retail
and voluntary sectors.
Specialist departments for financial services,
property agents and charities.
Services include graphic design, software
development, website support/hosting for both new and existing websites.
Online marketing, including SEO, PPC and social media.
Established 2001. Based in Edgware HA8 7AR.

ACUREGEN CLINIC 07778 267778


www.acuregen.com
info@acuregen.com

WEB PRO CREATIVE 033 33 447 300


www.webprocreative.co.uk
info@webprocreative.co.uk

CAROLYN COHEN

SUE CIPIN
JDA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

PRINCIPAL SOCIAL WORKER

Dear Anton
Im worried about websites being hacked. What is the risk
of a random attack on my business site?
Jodie

Qualifications:
Supports couples in the Jewish community
dealing with infertility and reproductive health.
Strictly confidential helpline.
Specialist medical support and information.
Counselling for individuals and couples.
Expert medical advisory panel.
Educational events.

Dear Jodie
Unfortunately you cant assume anything. It can happen at
any time, when you least expect. And you need the right
protection.
After all, if it can happen to TalkTalk, Carphone Warehouse and Ashley Madison, with their advanced systems
and massive IT departments, its just as likely to happen to
SMEs with lower defences nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of small organisations have reported security breaches
over the past year.
Now just imagine if it happened to you.
Instead of your familiar home page, you see a page of
propaganda for a radical organisation, or an offensive
graphic image. And before you can turn round, youre
banned from Google and Bing, and reported to the blacklisting servers.
At the same time, youre having to suspend your online
business at no notice until the site is restored. If its an ecommerce site, thats even more serious, because your income stream is instantly cut off. Worst of all is the impact
on your reputation and your image.
When you consider just how heavily you depend on that
website for promoting your products and services, day in,
day out, youll see why you need an experienced web consultancy to build and maintain your site and monitor cyberrisks. You need to consider nowadays its not a case of if but
when youll experience a cyber attack.

ANTON HALPERN

Qualifications:
18 years hands-on experience, leading JDA in
significant growth and development.
Deep understanding of the impact of deafness
on people at all stages of life, and their families.
Practical and emotional support for families of
deaf children.
Extensive services for people affected by hearing loss/tinnitus.
Technology Room with expert advice on and facilities to try out the latest
equipment. Hearing aid advice, support and maintenance.

CHANA 020 8203 8455


Helpline: 020 8201 5774 / 020 8800 0018
www.chana.org.uk info@chana.org.uk

JEWISH DEAF ASSOCIATION 020 8446 0502


info@jewishdeaf.org.uk
www.jewishdeaf.org.uk

DR ROB DURLING

CARL WOOLF

DENTIST
Qualifications:
Owner and principal dentist at Finchley Dental
Lounge, a private practice on Ballards Lane.
Family dental care with free examinations
for children under 16 years of age.
Special interest in cosmetics,
whitening and straightening
Specialist implants at the practice.

SOLICITOR ADVOCATE
Qualifications:
20+ years experience as a criminal defence
solicitor and higher court advocate.
Specialising in all aspects of criminal law
including murder, drug offences, fraud and
money laundering, offences of violence, sexual
offences and all aspects of road traffic law.
Visiting associate professor at Brunel University.
Member of the Lord Chancellors Judicial Selection Committee
for Lay Magistrates.

FINCHLEY DENTAL LOUNGE 020 8446 5880


www.finchleydentallounge.co.uk
rjdurling@hotmail.co.uk

NOBLE SOLICITORS 01582 544 370


carl.woolf@noblesolicitors.co.uk

LOUISE LEACH

MELVYN SOBELL

PRINCIPAL PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL

ACCOUNTANT

Qualifications:
Professional choreographer qualified in dance,
drama and Zumba (ZIN, ISTD & LAMDA), gaining
an honours degree at Birmingham University.
Former contestant on ITVs Popstars, reaching
Bootcamp with Myleene Klass, Suzanne Shaw
and Kym Marsh.
Set up Dancing with Louise 10 years ago. Now teaches 800+
people across north London.

Qualifications:
Chartered accountant FCA.
Accounting, taxation and business advisory
services.
Specialises in forensic accounting.
CEDR accredited mediator.
Expert witness advice for all financial matters.
National winner of British Accountancy Awards and Most
Innovative Accounting Firm of the Year.

DANCING WITH LOUISE 020 8203 5242


www.dancingwithlouise.co.uk
louise@dancingwithlouise.co.uk

SOBELL RHODES 020 8429 8800


www.sobellrhodes.co.uk
m.sobell@sobellrhodes.co.uk

DOV NEWMARK

JONATHAN WILLIAMS

ALIYAH ADVISER

JEWELLER

Qualifications:
Director of UK Aliyah for Nefesh BNefesh,
an organisation that helps facilitate aliyah
from the UK.
Conducts monthly seminars and personal
aliyah meetings in London.
An expert in working together with clients to
help plan a successful aliyah.

Qualifications:
Jewellery manufacturer since 1980s.
Expert in the manufacture and supply of
diamond jewellery, wedding rings and general
jewellery.
Specialist in supply of diamonds to the public
at trade prices.
We buy for instant top cash prices any diamond, platinum, gold, silver
or jewellery.

NEFESH BNEFESH 0800 075 7200


www.nbn.org.il
dov@nbn.org.il

JEWELLERY CAVE LTD 020 8446 8538


www.jewellerycave.co.uk
jonathan@jewellerycave.co.uk

www.jewishnews.co.uk

18 August 2016 The Jewish News

25

Do you have a question for a member of our team? Email: askourexperts@thejngroup.com


ABIGAIL FELSENSTEIN

REBEKAH GERSHUNY

PERSONAL TRAINER
Qualifications:
Level 3 personal training (plus
International NASM bridging course)
Olympic weightlifting instructor/
competitive weightlifter
Diploma in studio instruction
(exercise to music and specialisms)
Emergency first aid

Qualifications:
Member of Resolution, Law Society Accredited
and registered with the Family Mediation
Council
Collaborative family lawyer, with more than
20 years experience and founder of family
mediation practice, Evolve Family Mediation
Promotes a constructive and non-confrontational approach to resolving
family disputes and gives advice on financial claims upon divorce and
arrangements for children

DYNAMIC DEFINITION FITNESS TRAINING 07952 564003


www.dynamicdefinitionfitness.com
abigail.dynamicdefinition@gmail.com

FREEMANS SOLICITORS 020 7935 3522


www.freemanssolicitors.net
rg@freemanssolicitors.net

JAMIE GORAL

BAYLA PERRIN
HELPING LONDON BUSINESS OWNERS
ACCELERATE PROFIT GROWTH

COMMUNAL CHARITY TRUSTEE

Qualifications:
2015 UK fastest growing ActionCOACH (1st out
of 108 coaches)
Business growth rates enjoyed by CEOs/business
owners I work with include:Digital marketing business 6m loss to 1.5m
profit in 6 years. Web design agency 100% in 2 months. Health clinic 50% in
three months. Manufacturing business 50% in 9 months. Decorating firm 189% in
1 year. Retail chain 82% in 2 years. Hairdressing businesses 48% in 3 months.

Qualifications:
Free professional service with immediate
practical help assisting those alone and in crisis.
Providing workable solutions with budgeting,
bills, utilities, insurance, welfare & benefits,
form filling, bureaucracy and all procedures.
Cross communal and throughout London.
Working with all major social organisations, communal bodies and
borough councils.
Registered charity 1146302.

ActionCOACH 020 7993 2420


www.actioncoach.com/jamiegoral (Video testimonials are on my website)
jamiegoral@actioncoach.com

THE PAPERWEIGHT TRUST 020 8455 4996


www.paperweighttrust.com
info@paperweighttrust.com

HAZEL KAYE

CLAIRE STRAUS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF JEWISH BLIND & DISABLED

Qualifications:
Career coach with background in human resources and
general management and experience of private, public
and voluntary sectors. Provides coaching, mentoring
and training to individuals and teams. Currently
studying for MSc in career management and coaching
Provides specialist advice to help unemployed
people get back into the workplace
Offers free one-to-one advisor support, workshops and networking opportunities

JEWISH BLIND & DISABLED 020 8371 6611


www.jbd.org
hazel@jbd.org

RESOURCE THE JEWISH EMPLOYMENT ADVICE CENTRE 020 8346 4000


www.resource-centre.org
office@resource-centre.org

SADIE AXTELL

IAN GREEN
IT SPECIALIST

Qualifications:
Expertise in providing unique and specialised
homecare for adults with age-related impairments,
dementia and complex care needs.
Knowledge of how to support adults with care
needs to achieve their full capacity in their own
homes.
Ability to support clients to live a meaningful and purposeful life
Training care staff to empower, rather than foster dependency.
Ensuring care staff are trained to understand Jewish values and traditions.

Qualifications:
Launched Man on a Bike IT consultancy 11 years
ago to provide computer support for the home
and small businesses.
Clients range from legal firms in the City to
families, small business owners and synagogues.
More than 15 years experience means there arent
many problems Ian has not seen before..

CONCEPT CARE SOLUTIONS 020 8731 5970 / 07711 317 132


www.conceptcaresolutions.com
info@londonccs.com

MAN ON A BIKE 020 8731 6171


www.manonabike.co.uk
mail@manonabike.co.uk

HOWARD GOLD
BUILDING CONTRACTOR
Qualifications:
Member of the Federation of Master Builders
Member of the Consumer Protection Association
offering an underwritten insurance backed guarantee
of 5 years on all projects
Providing a tailored end to end property service for
residential property clients in North and North West
London. Focusing on a bespoke and quality service
Loft conversions, extensions, kitchens or bathrooms HPS is your first and last call
Fully insured and indemnified to be in your home.
HPS 077 1005 7233 / 020 8457 1320
www.hpsuk.com
howard@hpsuk.com

EDDIE HOOKER
Mydeposits
0333 321 9401
www.mydeposits.co.uk
info@mydeposits.co.uk

The importance of
landlord insurance
Dear Eddie
I have a very straightforward question for you: why do
landlords need insurance?
Robert

CAREER ADVISER

Qualifications:
Able to draw on the charitys
45+ years of experience in providing specialist
accommodation designed to enable
independence
Knowledge of the features and innovations that
can empower people to undertake everyday tasks.
Awareness of relevant grants and benefits that may be available.
Understanding of the impact of a diagnosis of disability and ability to
offer help and advice.

HOME CARE TEAM MEMBER

OUR EXPERT ANSWERS YOUR QUERY

FAMILY SOLICITOR & ACCREDITED FAMILY MEDIATOR

Are YOU qualified to


join Jewish News
expert panel?
Email: russellb@thejngroup.com

Dear Robert
In addition to the usual insured perils you get under a standard home policy, the most important additional covers are
the landlords property-owner liability in the event of an accident or incident at the property and the tenant looks to
sue you.
Additionally, if there was a major fire or flood at the property and the tenant had to move out, you would be losing
rental income until the property was habitable again.
A major benefit with a Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord policy is the inclusion of malicious damage cover by tenants and
theft by the tenants.
The insurance can cover various properties, including
houses in multiple-occupation, and the tenants for whom
we offer cover include professionals, students and those in
receipt of housing benefit, subject to an assured shorthold
tenancy agreement being in place.
If you would like to find out more, you can visit our website: www.totallandlordinsurance.co.uk

The Jewish News 18 August 2016

y
r
g
n
u
H

www.jewishnews.co.uk

The

On the side

Chez Bob

MODERN MEXICAN

Peyotito is a new, sophisticated, modern Mexican restaurant in


Notting Hill. Its a sleek hideaway of contemporary furniture and
exposed brick under retractable skylights (we live in hope). Its
vibrant and fresh, and late at night the
lights are dimmed and the DJ
decks bring the Peyotito party to
life. The Hungry Housewife
recommends the Tostada de
Atun yellowfin tuna, salsa
macha and guacamole pure.
peyotitorestaurant.com

AL FRESCO PLEASURES
Eating outdoors is one of lifes greatest simple pleasures.
One of my favourite al fresco haunts is the little garden at
Tootoomoo Crouch End, where you can enjoy first-class
pan-Asian cuisine with fabulous cocktails. York and
Albanys summer wine terrace is another hidden gem.
Tucked away in the secret courtyard guests can wine,
dine and unwind in the sun trap under a leafy
canopy by day and by candlelight at night.
tootoomoo.co.uk, gordonramsayrestaurants.com

The scene of the first date with my husband, Chez Bob


is a nostalgic hangout for me. Now, a few years on,
I returned to see what this old favourite could offer my
hungry toddler Harry and me. On a sunny Wednesday
at 12.30pm the outdoor seating space was
buzzing with late risers seeking treats and
yummy mummies hunting for something
for their little ones.
As we entered, we were greeted with
big smiles, crayons, colouring pads and

BLUEBIRDS MAKEOVER
The iconic Bluebird restaurant in Chelsea is having a
glamorous head-to-toe makeover and will reopen on
22 September. The new look celebrates the buildings
history as the first garage of the Bluebird Motor Company in
1923. The atriums original steel frame will be a bold red to
accentuate its engineering heritage, while the dining room
will be softened with trees, plants and flowers. A central
illuminated bar will allow guests to see and be seen. There
will also be new menus inspired by the best of modern
European cooking, with many sharing dishes to encourage
a sociable and buzzy vibe. bluebird-restaurant.co.uk

Bonoo

Restaurants not
kosher unless stated

Housewife

menus all very welcome as the hungry


little man was in definite need of a
distraction. I ordered Little Bobs Mac n
Cheese for Harry, which was served with
fries and vegetables. For the adults, it
was grilled halloumi and vegetable
skewers and edamame to start, followed
by the sunshine brunch, buttermilk
stacked pancakes and the rockin health
nut salad.
Harrys mac n cheese arrived swiftly,
together with the starters (any parent
knows that timing is key when dining out
with toddlers). He dived straight into his
crispy and oh-so-cheesy lunch and was
as happy as can be for the remainder of
the meal. The starters were nothing short
of fabulous spicy, moreish edamame
and piping hot, flavoursome halloumi.
Our lovely waiter was wonderfully
attentive without being pushy, checking
in at the right times to make sure
everything was to our liking.
The mains didnt fail to impress.
Creamy, milky pancakes stacked high,
an egg dish full of interesting flavour
combinations and the salad jam-packed
with colour and texture a treat for a

health nut such as myself.


Polishing off the meal in true Chez
Bob style, we enjoyed piping hot, tasty
coffees, while the little man went for a
babyccino, which was as it should be.
A delicious lunch, a relaxed buzzy
atmosphere and welcoming, attentive
service. A great spot for any meal, and
Im particularly pleased to report that it is
every bit as suitable for children as it is
for adults.
Stacey Jaffe

CHEZ BOB
205207 Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park,
London NW3 4QG
T: 020 7435 4925
W: chezbob.biz

New Place in Town:

HONG KONG FLAVOURS


Cha Chaan Teng, a new Hong Kong inspired restaurant in
Holborn, is offering 50 percent off food until 31 August to
celebrate its official opening. Bringing together all the
flavours of Hong Kong, Cha Chaan Teng is inspired by
the hugely popular 1950s cha chaan teng cafs
that offer Chinese comfort food
infused with western influences.
Renowned TV chef and creator of
School of Wok Jeremy Pang is
responsible for the food, while
Soul Shakers
create
cocktails inspired by Eastern
tea culture. The offer is
only available through
email bookings via
50@chachaantenguk.com.
chachaantenguk.co.uk

by Louisa W
alte
piled
om

rs

She knows her place and its NOT in the kitchen

26

Regular followers of this page will know that


I love my food and am pretty adventurous.
The only thing I wont eat is a Brussels sprout,
and Im pretty sure that harks back to being
force-fed them was a child (or so it seemed at
the time). However, Ive never been a fan of
Indian food and have largely avoided the stuff,
gladly waving my husband off as he
happily trots along to another boys night
at Cannons Tandoori. But Ive been hearing
great things about a new modern Indian
tapas restaurant called Bonoo in Childs
Hill. I figured I could handle tapas in
any form, so off we went last Sunday,
with hubby grumbling that it wasnt a
proper Indian. How wrong he was.
An Indian restaurant is a non meateaters dream and even the carnivore
that I am was drawn to the veggie
dishes. Somosa Chaat (samosas to you
and me) are fabulous puffed pastry parcels
filled with gently spiced veg and served with
chickpeas, yogurts and chutneys; Bringel

Crispy are lightly fried and slightly spicy


aubergine rounds served with yet more
chutney and Gol Gappa are puffed mini puri
filled with chickpeas and potato (pictured).
Bhindi do Pyaza okra with onions and chillies
is a great dish and Sweetcorn Masala is a
sweet and warming treat. There are no fewer
than nine vegetarian curries, although we went
for the Lamb Tikka Pasanda with cinnamon,
almond and saffon, and the Murgh Tikka
Jalfrezi (chicken). The garlic and coriander
naan was ordered ostensibly to mop up all the
sauces, but it was so delicious on its own that
wed long polished it off by then.
Owner Mina leads a warm and friendly
team in his contemporary, sleekly designed
restaurant, which has flashes of colour here
and there in the cushions (placed by his wife)
and the stunning wall murals painted by
his artistic daughter. And the name Bonoo?
Ask him the origin yourself he loves to tell
the story.

BONOO
675 Finchley Road, London NW2 2JL
T: 020 7794 8899
W: bonoo.co.uk

The Restaurant Club Facebook Group has


gone down the pan not literally, but this week
the conversation has been all about restaurant
toilets! One member was very excited to discover
that at The Crazy Bear in Beaconsfield you can see
into the mens toilets from the womens and vice
versa. Not completely, you understand, but there is
selective viewing to be done at
the basins. This prompted a flurry
of posts and photos featuring
the best restaurant toilets.
Sketch in Mayfair has a spaceage multicoloured ceiling, while
The Summerhouse in Maida
Vale (right) uses a terracotta
plant pot for the sink.

www.jewishnews.co.uk

18 August 2016 The Jewish News 27

2 FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dorron Weil celebrated his barmitzvah at Edgware Adath


Yisroel
Picture: Lara Minsky Photography

Matthew Reeve celebrated his barmitzvah at Radlett United


Synagogue
Picture: The Photo People

Bar/ Batmitzvah & Wedding photography


Capturing special memories in the most
important times of your life.
We build packages to suit your needs.

07956 818477 | 020 8491 6482


Yael Simantov and Julian Pearl were married at Shendish Manor
Hotel
Picture: Gary Perlmutter Photography

Binyomin Sharer celebrated his barmitzvah at Reb Chunas

www.freedmanphotography.co.uk
info@freedmanphotography.co.uk

Picture: Lara Minsky Photography

Man on a Bike
will get you
working fast!
Rapid Response IT support
for your PC & Mac
networks virus problems
broadband & wireless systems
New computers and everything else you
may need for small
businesses & home users
Adam Sanders celebrated his barmitzvah at Ner Yisrael
Picture: Lara Minsky Photography

Have you just celebrated a simcha?


Send your picture to
picturedesk@thejngroup.com

Call Ian Green, Man on a Bike on

020 8731 6171


www.manonabike.co.uk

28

The Jewish News 18 August 2016

www.jewishnews.co.uk

BUSINESS SERVICES DIRECTORY


ADVERTISE IN THE
UKS BIGGEST
JEWISH NEWSPAPER
FOR LESS THAN
24.00 A WEEK

Call sales today


on 020 7692 6943

Clothing

FURS WANTED

Top prices paid

Cash paid for Mink


jackets,coats,
boleros, stoles,
also fox coats,
jackets etc.
Wardrobes cleared

Call 01277 352 560

Jewish

Antiques

Computer

Man on a Bike will get


you working fast!
Rapid Response IT support for your PC & Mac
Networks, virus problems, broadband, wireless systems,
new computers and everything else you may need.
For small businesses & home users.

Antique Reproduction Retro Furniture


(any condition)

WE BUY ANTIQUES
VERY HIGH PRICES PAID. FREE HOME VISITS.
All Antique Furniture Hille & Epstein
Diamond Jewellery, Gold, Silver, Paintings, Porcelain,
Glass, Bronzes, Ivories, Oriental & Judaica Antiques etc.

Epstein, Archie Shine, Hille, G Plan, etc.


Dining Suites, Lounges Suites, Bookcases,
Desks, Cabinets, Mirrors, Lights, etc.
House clearances
Single items to complete homes

Full house clearances organised.

CHURCH STREET ANTIQUES 8 CHURCH STREET NW8 8ED

Please look at our website for more details

(ANYTIME)

www.antiquesbuyers.co.uk

0207 723 7415(SHOP)

FOR APPOINTMENTS CALL SUE ON:


0800 840 2035 or 07956268290
OPEN 8am TO 9pm 7 DAYS.

Call Ian Green, Man on a Bike on

PORTOBELLO RD LONDON.

020 8731 6171 www.manonabike.co.uk

closed Sunday & Monday


STUART SHUSTER email stuart@churchstreetantiques.net

MAKE SURE YOU CONTACT US BEFORE SELLING

Charity & Welfare

ARE YOU BEREAVED?


Counselling for adults & children who are
experiencing loss. Support groups offered.
Call The Jewish Bereavement
Counselling Service in confidence

020 8951 3881 07765 693 160


E: enquiries@jbcs.org.uk

IF YOU DONT KNOW WHICH WAY TO TURN,


REMEMBER OUR HELPLINE.
For confidential advice, information and support dont forget Jewish Care Direct.

020 8922 2222


jcdirect@jcare.org

jewishcare.org/helpline

WESTLON HOUSING ASSOCIATION


Sheltered Accommodation
We have an open waiting list for our friendly and comfortable
warden assisted sheltered housing schemes for Jewish people
in Ealing, East Finchley and Hendon. We provide 24-hour
warden support, seven days a week; a residents lounge and
kitchen, laundry, a sunny patio and garden.

For further details and application forms, please contact


Westlon Housing Association on 020 8201 8484

Charity Reg No. 802559

Jami supports and represents


people with mental illness across
the Jewish community.

#jamithinkahead

Are you a Jewish woman experiencing domestic violence?


With abuse in your home, do you worry about your children?

We are here to help

Give support Get support Get involved

with free support, advice and information and confidential counselling.


Kosher Refuge available for women and children in need.

020 8458 2223 | info@jamiuk.org


www.jamiuk.org

Reg Charity No. 1003345

Free Confidential National Helpline 0808 801 0500


advice@jwa.org.uk www.jwa.org.uk

Home & Maintenance

No further, your
LOCAL PLUMBERS

Hall & Randall Plumbers

CENTRAL HEATING, PLUMBING REPAIRS & ADVISORY SERVICE


EMERGENCY REPAIRS, BLOCKED PIPES DRAINAGE
GUTTERING, ROOFING, CENTRAL HEATING AND BOILERS
12 MONTHS GUARANTEE, 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE

020 8953 2094 office

PLUMBSAFE (UK) LTD


Better Safe Than Sorry

For all your heating and plumbing requirements


| boiler repairs and installation | complete central heating |
| power flushing | complete bathroom installation service |
| landlords certificates | project management | home purchase reports |

All NW-London postcodes covered

07860 881505 or 0800 610 12 12

020 8207 3286 home 020 8386 8798

Not shabbat

hallandrandallplumbers.com office@hallandrandall.com

PLUMBSAFEUK.COM

 

 

    LONDON        


 !    
 
   !  #   
    ! 
       "
 "  #  

 

 

  +" ) "# ,!"
       "     
!
       #       
!      
) *" "- *'

London 020 8485 8176

Home & Maintenance

PROFESSIONAL
PAINTING, DECORATING
& PAPER HANGING
Over 20 years experience
Friendly, reliable &
personal service.
Very competitive rates

STEPHEN: 07973 342 422


srindsmc@hotmail.com

Chipped Glassware

City and Guilds Electrician

All types of electrical work undertaken


We restore crystal & antique,
wine glasses, tumblers,
jugs, vases & bowls.
Dishwasher bloom, 90% removal

SYMPATHETIC GLASS CARE


Collection & Delivery Arranged

Call Martin: 01923 859351

Rewiring, extra sockets, BT points, Economy 7


storage heaters, Shabbat time switches, security lighting,
LED spotlights, fault finding, CCTVportable appliance tests,
landlord tests and house buyers surveys.
For an efficient reliable and friendly service.

Call Harvey Solomons on


020 8958 6495 / 07836 648 554

www.jewishnews.co.uk

18 August 2016 The Jewish News

29

BUSINESS SERVICES DIRECTORY


Home & Maintenance

CARPETS 40% DISCOUNT


OFF ANY MAKE TWIST, VELVET, DEEP SAXONY

FREE FITTING
WOOD/LAMINATE FLOORING
HOME VISITS ARRANGED
G.L CARPETS LTD
020 8551 7944 07958 747 746
dihen@hotmail.co.uk

Home & Maintenance

ADVERTISE IN THE
UKS BIGGEST
JEWISH NEWSPAPER
FOR LESS THAN
24.00 A WEEK

Bridge Club

Stonemason

Call sales today


on 020 7692 6943

www.haroldschogger.com for further details

Jewish

Russell & Son Landscaping

Edgware
130 High Street
Edgware, HA8 7EL
Telephone

0207 754 4659

0207 754 4646

www.memorialgroup.co.uk

Gary Green Memorials


14 Claybury Broadway, Clayhall, Ilford
Tel: 020 8551 6866 Fax: 020 8503 9889
41 Manor Park Crescent, Edgware, Middx
Tel: 020 8381 1525 Fax: 020 8381 1535
www.garygreenmemorials.co.uk
Stonemason

Best prices paid for complete house


clearances including china books,
clothing etc. also rubbish clearance
service, lofts, sheds, garages etc

Email: gordonstirling65@gmail.com

Gants Hill
12 Beehive Lane
Gants Hill, IG1 3RD
Telephone

Stonemason

Established over 60 years.


Know who you are dealing with.
All quality furniture bought & sold.

Please contact Gordon Stirling


0208 9605401 or 07825224144

New memorials
Additional inscriptions &
renovations

Next FREE BRIDGE TASTER


in September
Book your place now
Freephone 08003899181

Gardening

Stirlings of
Kensal Green

A. ELFES LTD

BRIDGE LESSONS WITH HAROLD SCHOGGER

Tel: 020 8905 7275

Creating that perfect garden for you


Call today for a free quotation

0208 5183388
enquiries@russellandson.com

| 07736 670531

62 Albermarle Gardens, Ilford, Essex 1G2 6DL

www.russellandson.com

Fax 020 8905 7197

Distinctive monumental masons


NEW MEMORIALS ADDITIONAL INSCRIPTIONS
RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS DUPLICATE MEMORIALS
ANNUAL WASH DOWN CONTRACTS.
The Handel Smithy, 105a High Street, Edgware, HA8 7DB

Email memmasters@aol.com www.memorialmasters.co.uk

LEGACY - Leave a gift in your memory


Leaave a legacy
Leave
legacy
and create
creaatte the
thhe future
leaders of Israel
ra
Youth
Y
outh
o
Aliyah
Aliyah Child
Child Rescue
House, 34 Arcadia
Arcadia A
venue, LLondon
ondon
Trojan
Avenue,
Tr
rojan House,
ndo N3 2JU
ah.o
t: 020 8371 1580 e: inf
o@youthaliyah.or
info@youthaliyah.org.uk
w
ww.youthaliyah.org.uk
www.youthaliyah.org.uk

1 in 4 people will
experience mental illness.
Leave a legacy to Jami to support those with
a mental illness across the Jewish community.

Charity No: 1077913

020 8458 2223


info@jamiuk.org
www.jamiuk.org
#jamithinkahead

Remember our future


Please remember the future of
Jewish children by remembering
Jewish Childs Day in your will. It is
the legacy that will last a lifetime.
To nd out more call 020 8446 8804
or email info@jcd.uk.com

Reg Charity No. 1003345


Registered Charity No. 209266

HELP JEWISH CARE MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO OUR


COMMUNITY THROUGH A GIFT IN YOUR WILL.
Call Alison on 0208 922 2833 for more
information or email arubenstein@jcare.org
Charity Reg No. 802559

ILL you...

Caring for the people of Israel

020 7319 9169

Leave a legacy for


future generations
generations
of children and
families in Israel

Leave the legacy


of independence
to people like Joel.

The British Friends of Reuth

PLEASE REMEMBER
US IN YOUR WILL.

People come to Reuth broken, with no


physical and mental independence.
The patients need your legacy
to help rebuild their lives

WIZO
WIZ
O R
Registered
egistered
e
Charity Number 1125012 Company Number 6634748
6634748
UK

central@wizouk.org

VISIT WWW.JBD.ORG
OR CALL 020 8371 6611

Registered Charity
No. 259480

T: 020 3286 4100 E: info@reuth.org.uk


W: www.reuth.org.uk
Charity no: 1126124

30

The Jewish News 18 August 2016

www.jewishnewsco.uk

2 FUN, GAMES & PRIZES!

WIN 200 TO SPEND


ON KIDS SHOES WITH
STEP2WO AT FENWICK!

THE JEWISH NEWS CROSSWORD


1

10

11

15

16

20

12

13

17

18

14

19

21

ACROSS
7 Praise publicly (7)
8 $GDPVPDWH 

9 Cacophony (5)
10 Concerning ebb
DQGRZ 

11 'HFLGXRXVWUHH 
12 :RUGRIDJUHHPHQW 
14 'DGVZLIH 
15 Spiral (5)
18 *DUUHW 
20 )XPLQJ 
21 :RUGFRPSRVHGRILQLWLDOV 
DOWN
1 &DVWDQH\HRYHU 
2 5DVFDOO\ZLFNHGO\SOD\IXO 
3 &RQWUDU\UHOLJLRXVRSLQLRQV 
4 &XWUHYLVH 
5 *LYHWKHXVHRIIRUDWLPH 
6 &KDRV 
11 &RPIRUWDEOH ZLWK  
13 $VWUDO 
14 2SHQUHEHOOLRQ 
16 %R\V 
17 0HGLFDOSKRWR 
19 $SSURDFKHG 

Last issues solutions

WORDSEARCH
Can you find the listed words in the grid?
Words may run either forwards or backwards,
in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal direction,
but always in a straight, unbroken line.

P K O G N I R G D L O BILLY THE KID


B

L L Y T H E K

I D HIGH NOON

KING OF TEXAS

S N O B F X C R O C O LONE RIDER
N G N N S U A E M D P OLD GRINGO

U O E O M S O D A T E OPEN RANGE
G F R O T P C R L O N
G T

I N C A E

N E D H I

A M R

V G V E H A

U X E G L S A E H O N
O A R I

E L T R T R G

RED RIVER
SHANE
SILVERADO
STAGECOACH
THE ALAMO
TOM HORN
YOUNG GUNS

Y S S H T A S H A N E
All puzzles Puzzler Media Ltd - www.puzzler.com

JEWISH NEWS and Step2wo,


the UKs largest independent
retailer of baby and childrens
footwear, have partnered up
to offer one lucky reader 200
to spend at the Step2wo concession located in Fenwick,
Brent Cross.
The 500 sq ft concession,
located on the second floor
of the department store,
stocks popular brands including UGG, Hunter, Ralph Lauren, New Balance, Dr Martens
and Armani as well as
Step2wos own label footwear
range, which is designed in
the UK and has been built on

generations of footwear experience to provide children with


luxurious and stylish shoes and
boots all year round.
The Fenwick concession carries a comprehensive selection
of footwear for babies, children and teenagers covering
all areas ranging from school
shoes, casual footwear and
party shoes perfect for the
High Holy Days.
The team at Step2wo are
known for their expertise in
fitting childrens shoes, in particular school shoes, ensuring
children are well prepared for
the new term.

For more information about


Step2wo, visit step2wo.com
To be in with a chance of
winning the shopping spree,
answer the following
question:
On what floor is the
childrens department
located in Fenwick, Brent
Cross?
A: Ground Floor
B: First Floor
C: Second Floor

ACROSS:1Pastel 4Used
7Tomato 8Sill 10Oaf 12Stoops
14Arrive 15Rip 18Rook 19Muesli
20Wags 21Talent
DOWN:1Petrol 2Trap 3Loo
5Skipper 6Doll 9Rope 11Furlong
12Suit 13Uplift 16Draw 17Cell
19Mat

Wordsearch
G
P
A
L
E
O
E
L
P
P
A

U
T
E
Y
Y
E
R
R
O
I
E

A
O
T
A
A
C
M
E
L
O
N

V
G
I
P
C
P
H
I
T
N
A

A
N
E
I
R
H
A
E
L
R
C

T
A
U
Q
M
U
K
P
E
H
O

R
M
N
N
I
T
N
I
E
U
T

A
P
R
I
C
O
T
R
I
B
M

K
I
O
O
M
B
R
L
E
A
U

V
N
T
E
N
Y
G
E
C
R
L

Q
O
L
T
E
U
H
N
G
B
P

See next issue for all


puzzle solutions.
18/08

To be in with a chance of winning this


amazing prize, go online to

jewishnews.co.uk

By Paul Solomons

Terms and conditions: One winner will receive 200 to spend at the Step2wo concession located in Fenwick, Brent Cross. The full 200 must be
spent in one transaction and can be spent on full-priced Step2wo styles only. Prize must be redeemed by Friday, 30 September 2016. Winners will be
notified within 7 days of the closing date via email. Prize is as stated and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or exchange in whole or
in part for cash. By supplying your email address you agree to receive marketing information from the JN Media Group or any of its affiliates and
carefully selected third parties. The promotion excludes employees of Miroma, their immediate families, their agents or anyone professionally connected to the relevant promotion. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request. Normal T&Cs apply and can be found at jewishnews.co.uk/aboutus/promotions-terms-and-conditions. For full Ts and Cs see jewishnews.co.uk. Closing date: 1 September 2016.

www.jewishnews.co.uk

18 August 2016 The Jewish News

SPORT

31

Follow all the Jewish athletes in Rio at www.jewishnews.co.uk

ISRAELI JUMPERS
FALL SHORT IN RIO

Track and field squad break records but fail to win medals, while
theres disappointment for the countrys sailors and swimmers
HANNA KNYAZYEVA-Minenko claimed
three season bests in the Olympic triple
jump final, but it wasnt enough to earn
her a medal.
The Ukrainian-born 26-year-old, who finished fourth for Ukraine at London in
2012, comfortably qualified for the
final, where she jumped a season
best of 14.25 in her first jump,
and went even further with her
second attempt, at 14.39.
Progressing to the next
stage of the final, and a further three jumps, her first saw
another season best of 14.68,
her next was a run through,
meaning in her sixth and final
attempt, she had to beat 14.74 to
stand a chance of winning bronze,
but only managed 14.33.
She said: I really wanted a medal for
Israel, I gave everything. I had surgery in
March and this was only my second real
competition since recovering from injury,
but I came here to succeed.
I claimed some season bests for the
year, and jumped further than in London,
but it was a crazy contest. I want to say
thank you to all the people that believed
and supported me every day.
Moments later, Dmitry Kroyter failed to
reach the final of the high jump after he
failed to clear the second distance of
2.22m, finishing overall in 42nd position.
He said: My result is not good enough.
In a competition like this you have to reg-

ister a much better result if you want to


come close to reaching a final and I couldnt do that.
I feel like I disappointed a lot of people.
I didnt meet my own expectations. Im already thinking about what I can do
better to make sure Im more
ready next time.
Donald Sanford saw his
hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the mens 400m fall just
short as he missed out on
qualifying for the semi-finals
by 10 split seconds.
He said: Im a bit disappointed because competing in
the Olympics has always been
my dream. Despite all my efforts
to get myself in the position to compete at a level I know I can, it wasnt possible, but no excuses no exceptions, I
didnt do what needed to be done.
In the womens marathon, Maor Tiyouri
ran a respectable time of 2:47:27 especially as she only competed in her first
marathon back in May. Finishing in 90th
place, Israels other representative,Lornah
Chemtai Korlima, failed to finish the race.
One of Israels main medal hopefuls,
swimmer Yaakov Toumarkin, said he expected more after he failed to reach the
final of the 200m backstroke event.
The 24-year-old had became the first
ever Israeli swimmer to reach an Olympic
swimming semi-final. He said: I swam as
good as I wanted, but I expected more.

This is not where I wanted to


finish my second Olympics. I wish I
could try again, next week, another
month, another year, but thats part
of it and I need to wait fouryears
for the next opportunity.
Maayan Davidovich had a disappointing end to her RS:X
womens campaign after she finished Sunday evenings medal
race in ninth place.
Going into the final race with
hopes of winning a medal, she
finished the competitionoverall
in seventh place. She said: You
win some you lose
some, this time we are
on the losing side. But
well be there in Tokyo
2020 and will try to go
again all the way to the
gold.
Elsewhere, American
Anthony Ervin made
history by becoming the
oldest ever Olympic
swimming champion at
the age of 35. Winning
the 50m freestyle, he
won joint-gold in the
same event in 2000,
aged just 19, but quit
the sport four years
later. He said: Its surreal, its almost absurd I
was able to do it again.

Main: Dmitriy Kroyter in high jump action (main),


Anthony Ervin makes Olympic history (above), Hanna
Knyazyeva-Minenko jumped three season bests (left)

Bye bye Boca, as


club quits league

Former Utd boss is


new Haifa coach

WITH JUST more than weeks


to go until the start of the
Jewish league football season, Boca Jewniors have announced
that
theyve
withdrawn from the league.
Their place in Division Two
has gone to Real Hendon, who
drop back down a division,
meaning the Premier Division
will have 10 teams, Division
One 11 and Division Two 12.
In what would have been
their fifth season, defender
Anton Nyman said: To be honest [when we registered] we
thought wehad enough players, but then from what we had
several more disappeared off
radar and we gave up hope.
We started back in 2011

MACCABI HAIFA have


named former Manchester
United assistant coach Rene
Meulensteen as their new
boss.
The 52-year-old Dutchman
(pictured) was Sir Alex Fergusons assistant at Old Trafford
between 2008-2013, and previously worked with the Red
Devils youth and reserve
teams.
Replacing the sacked Roni
Levy, Meulensteen said: Its
an absolute honour and privilege to be part of this wonderful club. Its been a while
since I made a decision to
come back to management,
a few opportunities to have
come my way and I carefully

A rare celebratory moment for


Boca Jewniors last season

so have had a few good seasons. Unfortunately, too many


players have dropped away to
new teams and it makes it impossible to continue with depleted resources.

Champions lift Israeli Super Cup


Hapoel Beersheva warmed up for the start of the Israeli domestic season and two-legged Champions League play-off tie against Celtic
by beating Maccabi Haifa 4-2 to win the Super Cup.

chose this one.


He had previously been in
charge of both Russian side
Anzhi Makhachkala and Fulham, the latter of whom was
his most recent job where he
was sacked after only 17
games in February 2014.

32

The Jewish News 18 August 2016

www.jewishnews.co.uk

TEACH THEM A
LESSON!
Egyptians told to
educate athletes
after Israeli
Olympic snub
Above: Or Sasson offers his hand to Egyptian opponent Islam El Shehaby who refuses it
following their fight, and inset, on the podium with his Olympic bronze medal

Hendon United Sports Club


Leading Jewish Football Club since 2000
website: WWW.HUSC.ORG.UK

Sunday league teams U7-U16s


(26 teams entered next season)
Sunday league teams from ages U7-U16, play in Maccabi, Watford Friendly
and Excel leagues. Home grounds are in Edgware at The Hive, which are
amongst the best grass pitches.

Weekly training Yr1-Yr11


(250 boys attending weekly)
Boys attend after school weekly football training. Learning technique, and
improving match skills. Coaching provided by our experienced team of
Level 2 coaches, all fully CRB checked.

Summer football camp Yr1-Yr6


(250 boys attended this year) - SOLD OUT
Annual summer football camp, held over two weeks at superb location in
NW London. Boys learn skills and play tournaments, make new friends and
have a great time
For further information please email to: HISFC@hotmail.com

WANTED: Talented players for U16 squad


REGISTER interest here: HUSC.Org.uk/Trials
Registered UK charity no: 1129769

THE INTERNATIONAL Olympic Committee


has ordered Egyptian authorities to educate
competitors about the Olympic values ahead
of future Games as it issued a severe reprimand to a judoka who refused to shake his Israeli opponents hand.
Islam El Shehaby was defeated in the 100kg
judo event by Or Sasson, who went on to claim Israels second bronze medal in Rio. However, television coverage showed him moving away from
the Israeli as the latter put out his hand at the end
of the contest. He has since been sent home by
the Egyptian Olympic authorities.
A disciplinary commission, ordered by president Thomas Bach within an hour of the
controversy, has now ruled that El Shehabys behaviour was contrary to the rules
of fair play and against the spirit of friendship embodied in the Olympic Values.
IOC spokesman Mark Adams told Jewish News the commission issued a severe
reprimand for inappropriate behaviour
to the athlete. It noted that while he
bowed at his opponent at the
end of the bout the shaking of
hands after a match is not in the
competition rules of the International Judo Federation.
Adams said: As well as a
severe reprimand, the Disciplinary Commission has
asked
the
Egyptian
Olympic Committee to ensure in future that all their
athletes receive proper
education on the Olympic
Values before coming to
the Olympic Games.
The
Egyptian
Olympic Committee
has also strongly condemned the actions of
Mr Islam El Shehaby

Published by The Jewish News Ltd, PO Box 34296, London, NW5 1YW Email info@thejngroup.com Tel 020 7692 6929

and has sent him home. The President of the


National Olympic Committees isssued a statement saying they respected all athletes and all
nations at the Olympic Games.
El Shehaby had previously come under pressure on social media to skip the bout, but had reportedly been warned by Egyptian authorities he
risked losing his citizenship.
The incident came a week after Lebanese delegates stopped the Israelis from boarding a bus
they were travelling on ahead of the Opening
Ceremony. The Lebanese were quickly chastised
by the IOC over the incident.
Sasson arrived back in Tel Aviv on Monday night,
alongside Israels other bronze medal winner
Yarden Gerbi. Speaking about his win, the 25year-old said: My dream came true in front of
my eyes.I have worked so hard for this. Ive
had so many wins and so many losses and
today was my day. I defeated all my fears.
Two years ago I was considered a medal
candidate in competitions, but I didnt
believe it deep inside. I only
started believing in the past couple of weeks and everything fell
into place. I worked so hard. I
am so happy for Israel, for myself, and for my family. Today
I was a warrior.
Speaking about El Shehabys refused to shake his
hand, he said: He was
very emotional, full of hate,
I felt he was more nervous
than usual.
I came to do my job and
coped with the situation
well. Judo is built on mutual
respect, but unfortunately
that was not the case.
Olympic coverage page 31
and www.jewishnews.co.uk