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A UK-BASED Muslim charity is taking legal


action against the Israeli government after it
was barred from operating in the West Bank,
Jewish News can reveal.
Islamic Relief Worldwide which works on
health and education programmes in 40 coun-

tries and responds to disasters worldwide was


placed on a banned list by former Israeli defence minister Moshe Yaalon two years ago,
amid claims of funds being funnelled to Hamas.
Islamic Relief strongly denied the allegation
and a subsequent independent audit of its work
in the territories was said to have found absolutely no evidence of money being passed
to Hamas or any link to terrorism.
The charity has now confirmed to Jewish
News that it is bringing court action to overturn
the ban. A date for a hearing has yet to be set.
The charity said: We are bringing a court
action against the State of Israel to overturn its
designation of us as an unauthorised association by the Defence Ministry. We do not wish
to prejudice legal proceedings and will be

making no further comment at this time.


Israel has not elaborated on its allegations
over the past two years but Shin Bet said at the
time the ban was based on information that
has been accumulated over years, that the fund
is a central player in the financing of Hamas.
Islamic Relief is the largest Muslim charity in
the UK and has received millions in support
from the Department for International Development. The government said back in 2014
that it saw no reason not to continue its association with the charity. The ban was announced
weeks before the start of the last conflict between Hamas and Israel. Following the conflict,
IRW said it would not use funds raised under
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LABOUR AGREES CODE OF


CONDUCT TO TACKLE HATE

Left and opposite: JW3s Raymond Simonson, Labour leadership contenders Owen Smith and
Jeremy Corbyn with the BBCs Lucy Manning, who chaired the debate. Above: The packed crowd

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THE LABOUR Party will require new and existing members to sign a code of conduct
or face being barred from the party.
The policy, passed on Tuesday by the
party's National Executive Committee, was
welcomed by Jewish Labour MP Ruth
Smeeth, who has been subjected to antiSemitic abuse from fellow members.
She said: Its a great first step. I applaud
Tom Watson and Yvette Cooper for drafting
it, and the NEC for adopting it.
Well see what happens next, but its
about tangible action and thats what Ive
been calling for all summer.
The wording of the code of conduct will
be published at the partys conference in
Liverpool in the coming days.
The MP for Stoke-on-Trent North fled the
launch of Labours anti-Semitism report earlier this year after one of Jeremy Corbyns
supporters accused her of colluding with
the right-wing press.
A proposed rule change put forward by
the Jewish Labour Movement, which recommends treating anti-Semitism and

racism as seriously as support for a rival political party, was also discussed at the NEC
meeting and will be sent to this years conference, for delegates to note before it is
debated fully next year.
It is hoped this amendment will help
make it easier to expel anti-Semitic members. Leadership candidates Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith both appear to back
the JLM proposals.
A Labour source said: Jeremy Corbyn
and the NEC agreed that the Equalities
Committee will look in depth at the issues
of anti-Semitism and abuse and how the
party can strengthen further its procedures
to ensure that party members treat everyone with dignity and respect.
On Sunday, Corbyn and Smith took part
in a highly-charged Jewish community hustings at JW3, with party leader Corbyn saying he admired Israels spirit and verve.
Asked by Jewish News what he most
admired about Israel and its achievements,
he said: I admire the verve and spirit of the
towns and cities in Israel. I admire the separation of legal and political powers in the
system of democratic government thats
there. The Islington North MP also told a
packed audience at JW3: I recognise and

support the right of the state of Israel to


exist. Both he and challenger Smith said
they backed recent proposals by the Jewish
Labour Movement to introduce stricter
rules and sanctions to be placed on members who make anti-Semitic comments.
But Corbyn, who has faced allegations
of allowing anti-Semitism to thrive under his
leadership, was accused of offering a
mealy-mouthed and weak response to
the issue by Smith.
The leadership challenger told the event,
organised by the Jewish Labour Movement,
Labour Friends of Israel and JW3: I would
stand against anti-Semitism. I would say it,
I would mean it and I would do something
about it. The Pontypridd MP added that
he was heartbroken by the partys antiSemitism scandal.
The two clashed fiercely on party loyalty
during the debate, chaired by the BBCs
special correspondent Lucy Manning and
media partnered by Jewish News.
Smith told Corbyn: Youre either going
to condemn yourself for being disloyal to
previous Labour leaders or youre going to
have to accept some Labour MPs being disloyal to you. He added: I will serve loyally
on the back benches in the event that he

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JW3 targeted by abuse over debate


JW3S CHIEF executive received
abusive messages ahead of
Sundays Labour Party debate.
Emails and Facebook messages, some of which were
from members of the Jewish
community, sent to Raymond
Simonson (pictured with Jeremy Corbyn), accusing him
and his staff of being apologists for terror and branding
Corbyn a known collaborator
with Hamas and Hezbollah.
One message referenced the
assassination of Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995
by a right-wing Jewish extremist
Yigal Amir, who was incensed
by Rabins signing of the Oslo
Peace Accords with Palestinian

leader Yasser Arafat.


Simonson told Jewish
News: Having worked in
the cross-communal space
within our community for
over 20 years, I am used to
people sharing their views
very strongly, and sometimes inappropriately.
The Jewish community,
like all communities, sadly
has its own fair share of
people who use over the
top and even abusive language when they communicate on issues over which they
feel passionate. Thankfully,
these people are usually in the
minority.
While it wasnt pleasant to

have someone try and stir up


trouble, JW3 continues to celebrate both the diversity and
the unity that exists within our
community.

Jeremy Corbyn video dismisses anti-Semitism concerns


loses Labours leadership election. Corbyn is
widely expected to win by a landslide when the
results are announced at Labours conference.
Responding to allegations that his supporters
have infiltrated and taken over the party, Corbyn
claimed: It was a split in the Labour Party which
caused the problem with the formation of the
SDP. We need to stay together.
The two continued to clash on issues of party
unity and anti-Semitism. Since Corbyns election
as leader last year, the Labour Party has expelled
several members for using anti-Semitic language
and been forced to hold an independent inquiry
into the matter. Corbyn was heckled by the audience when he said anti-Semitism predated my

leadership and was roundly booed for refusing to comment on whether his political ally Ken
Livingstone should be permanently expelled from
the part. He said very rapid action was taken in
a number of cases [of anti-Semitism] and that
due process will be followed in regard to the
former London mayor.
Remarks relating to Israel by Livingstone and
MPs such as Naz Shah led to the partys independent inquiry into anti-Semitism.
Shami Chakrabarti released the subsequent
report in June and concluded that although
anti-Semitism was not endemic within the
party, ignorance among members and the use
of anti-Semitic language was a problem.

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A JEREMY CORBYN campaign video has


sparked anger after supporters were shown dismissing and deflecting claims of anti-Semitism.
In the video, entitled Five questions Corbyn
supporters are tired of hearing, which was
tweeted by the leader on Tuesday night, fans of
the Labour chief tackle five questions, including:
Do you promote anti-Semitism?
While one backer acknowledged there was
anti-Semitism in society that must be eradicated,
whether in Labour or elsewhere, another pointed
to how the Tory government of the 1930s
blocked Jewish refugees from coming to the UK.
Another suggested accusations were coming
from people who are losing the political argument. A third simply threw the piece of paper
containing the question behind him, saying:
So thats gone as well.

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accurately shows the attitude of most Corbyn
supporters to communal concerns about antiSemitism. Supporters were also asked if Corbyn
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THE EAST ENDS FINEST HOUR

SADIQ KHAN is set to address


the Jewish communitys commemoration of the 80th anniversary of
the Battle of Cable Street.
The London mayor will be
joined by TUC General Secretary
Frances OGrady at next months
event, eight decades after a
planned march through a Jewish
area of the East End by Oswald
Mosleys British Union of Fascists
was repelled.
Police had planned to allow the
march to proceed on 4 October
1936, but were eventually forced
to cancel it on public safety
grounds after 20,000 Jews, socialists and trade unionists came
together to repel the fascists.
Jewish leaders said the battle
would be marked to ensure that
future generations continue the
resolve to fight racism and fascism.
The 9 October reception, organised by the London Jewish Forum
and media partnered by Jewish
News, will also hear from Chief
Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Reform Senior Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner,
and MPs Rushanara Ali and Ruth
Smeeth. Attendees will be able to
sign a pledge to anti-racism campaigning.
The Jewish Leadership Council
has also worked closely with educational groups to develop classroom
resources around the anniversary
and devise a programme that can

be run by youth
movements. JW3 is
also putting on a
Cable Street festival.
Adrian
Cohen,
chairman of London
Jewish Forum, said
the event will serve
as a real opportunity
to engage with
where we stand on fighting racism
and fascism today, and marking this
anniversary helps us to build even
stronger links with communities in
London.
Simon Johnson, chief executive
of the Jewish Leadership Council,
said: The Jewish community should
always look to build on its strong
history of fighting racism and

Sadiq Khans kind of town

London Mayor Sadiq Khan took time out to meet synagogue members
young and old during a visit to Chicago. He toured the citys oldest shul,
where he took part in discussions on how faiths can come together
to promote social cohesion.

Sadiq Khan will address the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street, pictured top left

fascism.
We have a responsibility to
educate our younger generations
on a significant moment in British
history and encourage them to

A TOP ISRAELI lawyer has highlighted the difficulties for the


Arab community in Israel,
telling an interfaith audience in
London that Arabs usually
work with Jews but Jews dont
necessarily work with Arabs.
Bashaer Fahum Jayousi, the
co-chair of The Abraham Fund
Initiative (TAFI), made the comments in an interview with
Sarah Sackman, Labours parliamentary candidate for Finchley and Golders Green in last
years general election.
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universities, we get into workplaces, we go shopping, we
do all that with Jews, while a
Jew in Israel can and does go
through his life by not visiting
an Arab town and not having
a real encounter with an Arab
citizen of Israel.
TAFI director Anton Goodman agreed, citing recent studies from the respected Pew
Research Center.

More than 60 percent of


Jewish Israelis have never been
to an Arab town, 70 percent of
Jewish high-schoolers think
Arab citizens shouldnt have
the right to vote, and just over
half of Israels Jewish citizens
think Arab citizens should be
transferred from the state.
He said there was a toxic
rhetoric from those using the
politics of fear and security,
and that while the government
has quietly adopted a policy of
introducing spoken Arabic into
Jewish primary schools, Education Minister Naftali Bennett
refused to mention it, be-

cause it would antagonise his


key voter base.
Jayousi paid tribute to the
Israeli governments recent
decree that 20 percent of every
ministrys budget should be
allocated to Arab towns, reflecting the countrys population.
The change of policy is extremely important because it
will have a long-term real effect. However, she said the
money now equates to about
NIS two billion, whereas to
truly bridge the gap [in resources between Jewish and
Arab towns] you would need
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boycott of Israeli products could cause an NHS
prescription shortfall of more than 100 million.
Responding to a question from Sir Eric Pickles,
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health
David Mowat said boycotts of Israeli produce
would put 100 million prescriptions at risk.
Pickles, a former Conservative Party chairman,
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were banned from supplying generic medicines
to the NHS.
Mowat replied that it is known that more than
100 million prescription items for medicine are
supplied by Israeli companies.
He added: Banning these supplies would
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medicines important for patient health, and have
a significant impact on competition and, in all likelihood, increase prices paid by the NHS.

THE COMMUNITYS leading body for Israel


advocacy has spoken of its delight at joining
the Jewish Leadership Council.
The Zionist Federation announced it has been
accepted to the JLC this week, becoming the
community organisations 33rd member.
Working as an umbrella for more than 30 organisations and with more than 50,000 affiliated
members, the ZF works across the UK and Ireland
to support Israel and Zionism.
The announcement comes amid close work
between the two bodies ahead of the 100th
anniversary of the Balfour Declaration in 2017.
ZF chairman Paul Charney said the group was
proud to be bolstering the voices of British Zionism within the Jewish community.
JLC chairman Sir Mick Davis said it was extremely pleased to welcome the ZF, adding:
Having the ZF on board will allow us to work
alongside existing groups across the UK.

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Dershowitz: Id bankrupt
universities over BDS

The Chief Rabbi and his wife Valerie in discussion with Alan Dershowitz

HARVARD LAW professor Alan


Dershowitz has vowed to help
bankrupt American colleges
and universities that choose to
boycott Israeli settlement
goods.
Dershowitz was speaking at
UJIAs annual dinner at the
Grosvenor House Hotel on
Monday, and said his threats
had already led to one colleges principal basically on
his hands and knees pleading
with us not to do that.
The law professor said: Let
me tell you right here
and now... We will bankrupt
any school that divests from Israel. We will use our economic
power. We will use the power
of alumni. We will not allow Israel to be boycotted or di-

vested from on any major university. And we will succeed.


Dershowitz also ripped into
Britains Labour Party and
extremists in the Black Lives
Matter movement, before laying into the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS)
campaign, which he said was
despicable and a fraud.
He said: It has nothing to
do with ending the occupation, with ending the settlements.
It has everything to do with
ending the peace process,
with eliminating anything to
do with the possibility of a
two-state solution.
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Survey: 70 percent
will not go to shul
A EUROPEAN JEWISH group
claims seven in 10 Jews on the
continent plan to stay away from
shul on Rosh Hashanah and Yom
Kippur over security fears.
It follows polling for the European Jewish Association (EJA)
and the Rabbinical Centre of
Europe (RCE), which share a
director, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, who last year said Europes
Jews should carry guns.
Margolin said the poll was
conducted over four days in September in 700 capital cities and
communities in the periphery
throughout Europe and blamed
immigrants
and
Muslim
refugees, saying: The challenge has doubled We are
dealing with harassment of Jews
by Muslims and with an increase
in the power of the far-right.
However, Board of Deputies of
British Jews president Jonathan
Arkush dismissed the findings.
He said: Im totally sceptical of
the reliability of the so-called
poll; the respondent sample was
far too small to be reliable.
The annual report on antiSemitism worldwide, published
by Tel Aviv University and the
Kantor Center for the Study of
Contemporary European Jewry,
also contradicted Margolins
findings, saying the number of
attacks against European Jews
and synagogues had dropped
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Carey among critics of churchs Israel checkpoint


A METHODIST church in London
has agreed to display Israels
justification for security checks in
the West Bank alongside a
replica checkpoint, after criticism
from the former Archbishop of
Canterbury.
Hinde Street Methodist Church
in Marylebone launched the exhibition to show Palestinians limited access between Jerusalem
and Bethlehem, but was accused
of fanning the flames of antiSemitism by a rabbi, and of
harming Christian-Jewish relations by the Board of Deputies.
Opened as part of World Week
for Peace, the church said its display called You cannot pass
today was carefully curated to
reflect the issues of divided communities and to promote reflection and prayers for peace,
adding: There is no criticism of

the Jewish community or faith.


But protest by Jewish organisations led to a change of tune, with
the church agreeing to show a
table of information, prepared by
the Zionist Federation, outlining Israels security
needs, alongside a
statement from the
Israeli government.
On Tuesday,
Lord Carey of
Clifton, the former
Archbishop
of
Canterbury, said
he was saddened
by the portrayal of
Israel as oppressors
of victims.
He said: Jewish people
across Europe are increasingly
being targeted and killed by terrorists, who often attempt to justify their actions by demonising

A mock Israeli checkpoint erected by students. Inset: Lord Carey

Israel. It is therefore particularly


sad to see a church in London
demonising and singling out
Israels defensive actions against

terrorism.
He added: Checkpoints in
Israel are sadly needed to save
lives. The methods used by

democracies to defend their civilians should not be undermined by


religious leaders in places of worship and brotherhood.
Jewish representatives from
the Board and the ZF said they
were in discussions with the
church about hosting a twosided panel debate on the Middle East, following an earlier
breakdown in communication.
The church this week expressed
regret that a letter about the exhibition sent to a local rabbi did not
get through. A joint statement
from the Board and ZF said: In
future we would hope to see more
rigorous consultation around such
sensitive events, for the sake of
good interfaith relations.
Rabbi Barry Marcus of the
nearby Central Synagogue had
earlier said the church should be
ashamed, telling The Times it

would demonise Israel. Why is


a church wasting resources fanning the flames of anti-Semitism?
Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko of
the The Council of Christians and
Jews, which has been working
with Hinde Street Methodist
Church over the issue, said: Discussions have focused on ways
Christian and Jewish communities
can support and educate themselves about the Palestinians and
Israelis. CCJ will be facilitating a
dialogue between the Church
and members of the Jewish community similar to the ongoing dialogue it facilitates between
Christians and Jewish leaders.
The exhibition was created
by lay preacher Katherine Fox,
who said it was based on her firsthand experience of the checkpoint between Jerusalem and
Bethlehem.

Councillor sorry for Zio Matrix Facebook video Yoni charitys Succot aims
A LABOUR councillor has apologised after
a link to a David Duke video was posted on
his Facebook page but insisted he has
no recollection of putting it online.
A link to the video entitled CNN Goldman Sachs and the Zio Matrix was posted
on the page of Zafar Iqbal, who represents
the South Yardley ward in Birmingham, the
day after the outbreak of the Gaza conflict
in 2014. The videos description says: This

video reveals how the Zionist Matrix of


Power controls media and politics.
Jewish News exposed the message two
weeks ago, revealing it had been referred
to the party's compliance unit. Now Iqbal
has released a statement saying: I have no
recollection of sharing this video and have
no idea how it was shared on my Facebook
page. Anyone that interacts with me on social media knows I would never knowingly

share racist, abusive or anti-Semitic content.


Nevertheless I accept that this content
was for a period active on my Facebook
page and it has now been deleted. I know
that this type of content could cause deep
offence and I apologise to anyone who was
affected by seeing this material. There is no
place for anti-Semitism in the Labour Party
or in our society. I will continue to work
closely with groups of all faiths.

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Regev challenges Palestinian Welcome to Stamford Hill-on-Sea!


envoy on rewarding terror
ISRAELS TOP diplomat in the UK
went head-to-head with his
Palestinian counterpart on Monday, debating the Middle East
conflict live on radio for an hour.
Israeli Ambassador Mark
Regev and Palestinian Ambassador Professor Manuel Hassassian
traded arguments on LBC, both
insisting the other was placing
preconditions ahead of future
peace talks, but that both were
ready to sit down.
Hassassian said Palestinians
would return to the negotiating
table when there was a moratorium on settlement-building
and a release of prisoners, while
Regev said Palestinians had to acknowledge the Jewish peoples
right to their historic homeland.
The envoys were interviewed
separately by LBC presenter Iain
Dale in July, after which they
agreed to debate together, providing a rare glimpse of senior
Israeli and Palestinian representatives discussing substantive issues alongside one another.
The two men had five minutes
to press the other, with Hassassian asking Regev to define Israels borders, and Regev asking
Hassassian why the Palestinians
rewarded terror.
Regev asked why President
Mahmoud Abbas Fatah organi-

Israeli ambassador Mark Regev and Palestinian envoy Manuel


Hassassian debated live for an hour on Iain Dales LBC show

sation chose the Munich commemoration at the Rio Olympics


last month to praise Black Septembers terrorist operation
which killed 11 Israeli athletes.
He then asked why the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO)
paid a monthly salary to the
people guilty of the most heinous
crimes against humanity, people
who killed babies, who throw
bombs into schools. Regev said:
If I steal a car, I get nothing. If I
murder innocent civilians, if I get
a 25-year sentence, I get 2,400
a month from the Palestinian
Authority Why do you reward
brutal terrorists?
Hassassian said there were
7,000 political prisoners in Israeli
jails, including 500 women and
children. Do you tell me all these

people have their hands covered


in Israeli blood? Those who are in
jail have families. Their homes
have been destroyed. The money
goes to every political prisoner.
On the peace process, Hassassian said the two sides should
just go to the final status, put all
the issues on the table and lets
have the white smoke. I dont
think my president would say no.
Both men said their respective
leaders would be happy to meet.
Regev asked Hassassian to tell
Abbas that Benjamin Netanyahu
would clear his schedule to
meet in New York at this weeks
UN General Assembly. Hassassian
said Russian President Vladimir
Putin had invited both leaders
to meet in Moscow, but that
Netanyahu had been too busy.

NEW JEWISH residents of Canvey Island have been presented


with the Seal of the Council by
the mayor, marking the start of
a move away from Stamford Hill
for members of the Charedi
community.
The presentation, which took
place at Castle Point last
Wednesday, was described as a
lovely event by Joel Friedman
of Interlink Foundation, whose
family recently relocated to
the reclaimed island on the
Thames Estuary in Essex.
Community members recently bought the site of a former school and playing fields,
where Essex County Council
confirmed that a new private
Jewish school will be built, to

Members of the Jewish community of Canvey Island with the mayor

educate children from families


heading north-east to escape
rising London prices.
People are desperate, and
the pressures are immense,
said Rabbi Abraham Pinter,
explaining that population
growth means a four or fivebedroom house in Stamford Hill

Manchester eruv scrapped after protest


PLANS FOR a south Manchester
eruv have been quietly withdrawn after almost 1,000 complaints.
The planned eruv around Hale
and Hale Barns, incorporating
some areas of Timperley and
Altrincham, would have involved
almost 100 six-metre high steel
poles to form a 12-mile area.
However, the Hale Eruv Project Trust admitted defeat this
week, blaming Jewish representatives behind the proposals
for the bad publicity, after Trafford Council registered almost
1,000 objections, with only 100

messages of support.
While there is already an eruv
in Greater Manchester, which
incorporates large Orthodox
populations around Prestwich
and Cheetham Hill, the community in and around Hale is mostly
secular or modern Orthodox.
Proponents had said the Hale
eruv would allow observant Jews
to push or carry certain items
outside their homes on Shabbat,
arguing that this would include
those in wheelchairs.
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A group set up to campaign
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that consultation over the plans
had been very limited and
appears to be only with other
faith leaders; no consultation has
been made with the non-believers in the ward. They added
that the majority of Jews in the
area were against the plans.
A spokesperson for the Hale
Eruv Project Trust said: In the
interests of communal unity, we
decided not to proceed with the
current planning application.

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New questions over plans Former JFS head is new LSJS chief
to shake up faith schools
FRESH CONCERN was sparked
this week over the government's plans for faith schools,
writes Justin Cohen.
Jewish and Catholic leaders
including the Chief Rabbi
applauded the governments
announcement two weeks ago
to scrap a requirement for new
free schools to accept 50 percent of its intake from outside
the faith.
At the time, Theresa May
highlighted the academic successes of faith schools.
But a new consultation paper,
while acknowledging evidence
that the 50 percent rule does
not promote diversity, proposes that new faith schools
will have to demonstrate
through consultations and signatures that parents of other
faiths would want to send their
children to the school.
It is understood that Jewish
leaders were unaware of this
stipulation when they welcomed the prime minister's
pledge and are now seeking
clarification on the proposal.
A communal source said one
of the weaknesses of the the
50 percent cap was the fact
people of other faiths or none
did not generally want to send
their children to a school of an-

FOMER JFS headteacher


Jonathan Miller has reemerged as the new director
of the London School of
Jewish Studies (LSJS), after
his mysterious departure from
the Kenton institution in May.
Millers move into teacher
training and adult education
was welcomed by Chief Rabbi
Ephraim Mirvis, who is the
president of LSJS, and Rabbi
David Meyer, director of Partnership for Jewish Schools.
In April, JFS teachers and
parents were stunned to hear
that Miller (pictured) had left
the school, in what was first
described as a leave of

Yavneh College is among the Jewish schools that would be affected

other faith, making the new


suggestion a strange stipulation that could put a barrier in
the way of new faith schools
springing up.
Rabbi David Meyer, executive director of Partnerships for
Jewish Schools, said: PAJES
welcomes the removal of the
50 percent cap and are currently in discussions with the
DfE regarding the proposed
guidelines, which contains
certain elements that appear
to be inconsistent with the
prime ministers comments
and her determination to support the opening of more faith

schools.
The new consultation document also suggests twinning of
schools of different faiths that
could see sharing teachers
and joint assemblies. It also
proposes including a person
of another faith or none on
schools governing bodies to
help ensure the have a wider
perspective.
The government is pushing
reform in order to enhance
understanding of other faiths;
promote community cohesion
and properly prepare children
for life in modern Britain, the
document says.

absence, and then a sudden


resignation.
A highly critical Ofsted
inspection in 2014 took
the school from outstanding
(Grade 1) to requires improvement (Grade 3), critising the schools leadership,
noting deficiencies in behaviour, safety, fairness, attendance, progress monitoring
and policy review.
Mirvis
said
Millers
impressive experience in the
field of education will enable
LSJS to further develop what
it has come to be known for:
professional teacher training,
inspiring lifelong learning and

rigorous academic study for


our community.
Chair of directors, professor Anthony Warrens, said the
college would be strengthened by a
leader with
such depth
of experience in
Jewish
education.

Organisers to submit plans for Jewish schools


THE GROUP behind a new Jewish secondary school will submit
their application next week, following a turnout of almost 100
parents at a meeting on Tuesday.
The team behind Kavanah
College a five-form entry free
school adhering to the United
Synagogue ethos say there is
overwhelming demand in the
South Hertfordshire, north-west
Barnet and north Harrow areas
and they will submit their forms
to the Department for Education
for a 2017 opening.
Maurice
Ashkenazi-Bakes,
speaking on behalf of Kavanah
College, said the impetus to set
up a new school stemmed from

recent policy changes at Yavneh


College to end the feeder
school status of both Hertsmere
Jewish Primary and Clore
Shalom, as well as to meet the
demand for more Jewish secondary school places in the area.
Many parents were left high
and dry due to the policy
changes and we want to look
after them, said AshkenaziBakes. The team has identified
three possible locations.
Meanwhile, a second bid for a
Jewish free secondary school will
also be made by Barkai College
to the DfE next week.
Eve Sacks, chair of the Barkai
team, said it planned to create

a school with an inclusive modern Orthodox ethos, which


would accept students from
Hertfordshire to Westminster.
The team will present its vision
to parents later this autumn at
open meetings in Hertfordshire,
Hampstead and Edgware.
Kavanah College and Barkai
Collge have discussed the possibility of merging their applications, but as yet remain separate,
owing to differences over the
proposed school ethos.
Partnerships for Jewish Schools
Rabbi David Meyer said it would
continue to work with both with
a focus on consolidating their
plans into one submission.

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TAKING THEIR QUEUE TIPS


LIFE BEHIND THE LINES
Is it true Israelis hate to stand in
line? Lisa Sanders [with her dad
a willing helper] went to find out
I
n the habits and customs section of every
Israeli guide book youll find a reference to
The Queue. Waiting in line is practically extinct writes somebody called Abi from Rugby
on one travel forum. Queues of people at
ticket windows and food counters remain
chaotic, chirps TripAdvisor. A man called Reb
Mordechai has devoted an entire blog to documenting what he sees as Israeli infractions of
the international etiquette covering queuing.
Enough already. Clearly proper rigorous research
is needed to establish whether Israelis are so inept
at queuing that foreigners have to be especially
alerted. The perfect opportunity to do this came
recently, after a Queuing Bill passed its first reading
in the Knesset. The bill will exempt Israelis aged 80
and above from having to stand in line in public.
The social equality minister behind the initiative,
Gila Gamliel, pointed out: This is our duty as a society, even without enacting laws. And I have no
doubt that as a result of the law, the issue will become a societal norm, making such legislation unnecessary in future. Gamliel even quoted a biblical
verse to back up the principle: Stand up in the
presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly.
In the interests of documenting Israeli queuing
culture, I pressed my dad into service as a kind of
barometer. He loathes queuing, always has, and
while hes a youthful 76, he helpfully turned up for
our assignment disguised as an old person panama hat, walking stick, sturdy sandals.
Our first stop: the post office. My local is a tiny
box of a place, presided over by Aliza, who has
been postmistress there for 30 years. In larger post
offices, customers have to take a numbered ticket
and wait to be called to a counter. At Alizas, the
queue simply straggles out on to the hot pavement,
since only three people can cram inside at a push.
My dad finds a seat on the metal bench outside
while I ask the classic Israeli queue question:
Whos last? This is how it works in a non-ticketregulated queue. New arrivals must first ascertain
who is in front of them.
Me, a woman says, with a heavy Russian accent. Nobody offers to let my dad go inside the
post office ahead. Three people are huddled together completing a car-purchase transaction beside us. They struggle to examine the numerous
documents while standing up in the queue.
A new woman arrives, but instead of joining the
back inserts herself near the front. I was here already, right? she says loudly. Everyone tacitly accepts that she has gone off to fetch something,
and has now returned to her original place.
Do you think Israelis dont know how to queue?
I ask my fellow queuers. They stare at me, blankly.
No comment, the Russian says.
Ill take 50 shekels and you can all go in, jokes
a young man sitting beside my father.
When its our turn to squeeze inside, I clamber
over umpteen bags of unopened mail to reach the
glass window. Postmistress Aliza is hemmed in by
Next Online and Ali Express parcels awaiting collection. I ask her what she thinks of the proposed

law, whereby the elderly will be allowed


straight to the front of the queue.
Oh, I read about this. But we already
have it, she tells me. Pensioners, disabled
people, they carry a special card, which allows them to go to the
front. But they dont need
to show me, I know everybody here anyway.
Really? I ask her.
Were in a large urban
area after all, not a village.
Of course, she says
with a grin. Everybody
who comes here, I know
them all. She greets the
deliveryman who dumps
two more gigantic sacks of
mail at my feet, thereby
taking up all the floor
space available. Please
dont take any photos of
this, Aliza begs me.
Were going to renovate,
so its going to get better.
Next stop: the car licensing office, Israels Top, a calm moment in the supermarket queue before the brisket disDVLA. Here you take a cussion; above, Lisa's dad waits his turn with a not-very-laden trolley
ticket outside, get your
bags checked by security
long straggling queue. Of 13 checkout tills, only
and sit inside a large air-conditioned room to three are manned. My dad starts hamming it up
await your turn at one of a dozen counters. There a bit; puffing and groaning and acting old. He
are plenty of seats and the 50 or so people waiting just hates queues, but only I know that. The man
are doing so calmly, looking at their phones. After in front of us abandons his trolley to get more
several minutes of this, its my dad who notices no- items from the shelves. Its hot, and the shoppers
bodys moving. I check. Sure enough, nobodys are irritated. Tempers flare; customers are forced
lining up at the counters.
to wait repeatedly every time theres a price query
The computers are all down, Tawfek Hajeha, about various two-for-one or three-for-two deals.
sitting in front, tells us. Hes a builder, he says, We are still an agonising seven people back from
who took a day off work to get the form stamped the checkout. My frozen salmon is sweating.
for his MOT test. I got here at 7.30am and
I ask the grim-faced people around me if theyd
waited until they opened at 8am. Then when they give up their spot so my dad can go first. They
opened, the computer didnt work.
pretend they cannot hear me.
Is he angry? He shrugs, non-committal. Would
Your card is out of date, the checkout girl
he be happy to let over-80s in first? Absolutely, says, when we finally get to the till. Cant be, I
he says. If theyre still driving, good for them.
tell her. Try again. This is the store club card.
Mohamed Kashkash sits across from us. Ive Without it, my two-for-one and three-for-two ofcome here after two hours in the Interior Min- fers will be invalid. She pushes the bell for the
istry, he says. I needed a replacement bit for manager. We have to wait.
my ID card. Despite having spent four hours
While we do so, we endure the tutting and starthat day in two different queues, hes cheerful. ing from our fellow queuers. Eventually Sigi, the
Hes trying to get his driving licence reinstated deputy manager comes over, reprimands the
but is still banned for another month and will checkout girl, beeps my card through.
need to complete a driver-retraining course.
Again we get stuck. This meats not on special
When we leave, the computers are still down. offer, the checkout girl tells me.
Everyone is still waiting quietly. Theres no shouting
Yes, it is. I know it is. You have a sign on the
or complaining, just quiet camaraderie. I make a freezer which says it is.
mental note that, contrary to the clichs about hotIsnt, she tells me flatly. Furious, I push my
tempered Israelis, people here do have savlanut way back through the queue and go off to take a
patience. This might be the Start-Up nation, but photograph of the sign on the freezer.
bureaucracy is still slow and unwieldy.
See? I show her. No, she tells me patiently.
Last stop, the supermarket. And this is where, You have a different kind of meat. This is brisket.
honestly, all hell breaks loose. I pile my trolley
It says brisket! I have brisket! Im shouting now.
with my weekly shop, and we join the back of a All pride deserts me.

Waiting patiently in the car licensing office

Shaking her head, she nevertheless presses the


bell and we must wait again for Sigi. It is a long wait.
Good grief! Is it always this bad? My dad
cant believe it. He lives alone and shops in a
small local grocery store.
In an attempt to distract my dad, I ask him to
go and photograph the queue. In a flash, Sigi is
beside him, shouting. He ignores her since he
doesnt speak Hebrew. I leap in. You cant photograph in here! she screams. If you want to
photograph, go get permission from head office!
I assure her Im harmless, and ask if she can please
clarify the price of my brisket, so that we can leave.
She does. Nobody apologises. Before she
dashes off to man another crisis, I ask her about
the new law. Would it help to let older people go
first, so they dont have to queue?
Oh, we already have a queue like that, she
says, pointing. Its till number 13.
I look. But its not open.
Not yet, she tells me, already bustling away
from me. Were going to open it soon. When its
really busy.

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Yisrael will be barmitzvah, aged 113


THE WORLDS oldest man,
113-year-old Yisrael Kristal,
a Holocaust survivor living
in Israel, is preparing to celebrate his barmitzvah.
Kristals daughter, Shulimath Kristal Kuperstoch, told
the DPA news agency that
around 100 family members
will gather in Kristals home
city of Haifa in the coming
weeks to mark the event.
We will bless him, we will
dance with him, we will be
happy, she said.
Kristal, who had his birthday last week, was recognised
as the worlds oldest man in
March.
He missed his barmitzvah
owing to the First World
War. His father was in the
Russian army and his mother

had died three years earlier,


Kuperstoch said.
Born on 15 September
1903, in the town of Zarnow,
Poland, Kristal moved to Lodz
in 1920 to work in his familys
sweet business.
He continued operating
the business after the Nazis
forced the citys Jews into a
ghetto, where Kristals two
children died. In 1944, he was
deported to Auschwitz, where
his wife, whom he had married aged 25, was killed.
In 1950, he moved to Haifa
with his second wife and their
son, working again as a
confectioner. In addition to
his son and daughter, Kristal
has many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
When asked at the time he

Yisrael Kristal missed his barmitzvah owing to the First World War

was certified as the oldest living man what his secret was to
long life, Kristal said: I dont
know the secret. I believe that
everything is determined from
above and we shall never
know the reasons why. There

have been smarter, stronger


and better-looking men than
me who are no longer alive.
All that is left for us to do
is to keep on working as hard
as we can and rebuild what is
lost.

Trump: Israel is right to racially profile to prevent attacks

Donald Trump praised Israel

REPUBLICAN
PRESIDENTIAL
nominee Donald Trump lauded
Israel for its success in using racial
profiling to prevent terror attacks.
In a phone interview on Monday
with Fox & Friends, the networks
morning show, Trump said that US
police are afraid to consider religion or ethnicity when identifying
suspects as potential terrorists.
Our police are amazing. Our
local police, they know who a lot of
these people are, Trump said in

the interview. Theyre afraid to do


anything about it because they
dont want to be accused of profiling [and] of all sorts of things.
You know, in Israel they profile.
Theyve done an unbelievable job,
as good as you can do. They see
somebody thats suspicious, they
will profile. They will take that person and theyll check out.
The interview came after the FBI
announced it was searching for a
naturalised Afghan citizen, Ahmad

Khan Rahami, 28, of New Jersey, in


connection with an explosion in a
New York City neighbourhood and
at a New Jersey train station.
Trump added: Look whats
going on. Do we really have a
choice? Theyre trying to be so
politically correct in our country
and this is only going to get worse.
This isnt going to get better.
Trump has previously cited
Israels success in using profiling to
prevent terror attacks.

Israeli embassy attacker shot


AN ATTACKER armed with a
knife tried to enter the Israeli
embassy in Turkey on Wednesday, before being shot and
wounded by security officials.
Israeli goverment spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon said all
embassy staff were safe and the
attacker had been captured. The
attacker was wounded before he
reached the embassy, he said in
a statement and added the incident took place in the embassys
outer perimeter.
Turkeys state-run Anadolu
Agency identified the suspect
as a 38-year-old Turkish citizen,
and said he brandished a knife
he had wrapped inside a newspaper, started to shout and ignored warnings by police to

Police at Turkeys Israeli embassy

stop and drop his knife. He was


then shot in the leg.
Turkish
media
reported
that embassy staff were moved to
a shelter, while Turkeys NTV television and other media reports
said the man walked past the embassy several times, raising suspicion, before trying to enter.

Nazi time capsule found


ARCHAEOLOGISTS IN Poland
have unearthed a Nazi time capsule circa 1934 that contained
images of Adolf Hitler, newspapers and other artifacts.
The archaeologists had been
aware for years of the existence
of the time capsule, which was
buried underground, but had
not been able to reach the copper cylinder container, according
to The Independent.
The capsule was located earlier this month in the town of
Zlocieniec, which was part of
Germany during the Second
World War, and is believed to

have been hidden during the


construction of a building used
to train Nazis.
Various obstacles, including
concrete and German mines,
had to be cut through to reach
the capsule, which was opened
with a chainsaw. As well as
photographs of Hitler and
newspapers, it contained two
copies of Mein Kampf, as well as
coins and material promoting
Zlocieniec.
It is being kept by the
National Museum in Szczecin,
where its contents will be shown
to the public.

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Bibi concerned over new year security


ISRAELI PRIME Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held meetings this week with security officials to assess the situation ahead of
the upcoming Jewish new year. The talks
follow another surge in Palestinian attacks
on Israeli civilians and security forces.
Netanyahu instructed that police forces
be increased, especially in the Old City
and around the Temple Mount and directed
that determined action be taken against
any attempt to violate order there, according to a statement issued by his office.
He also ordered Knesset Speaker Yuli
Edelstein to continue to prevent government
ministers and lawmakers from ascending
the Temple Mount during this sensitive
period.
Netanyahu also called for increased activity against Palestinian incitement on social networks, and for a response team to
be established to refute disinformation
about Israeli policy on the Temple Mount.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan,
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat,
Israel Police Deputy Inspector General Zohar
Dvir, Jerusalem District
Police
Commander
Yoram Halevy, the
deputy director of
the Shin Bet
security
service, an
Israel Def e n c e
Forces
representative
and per-

Docs ease Peres respiratory support


DOCTORS TREATING former
Israeli president Shimon
Peres following a major
stroke have decided to lower
the level of anaesthesia and
respiratory support.
The former prime minister
and presidents condition
remains serious but stable
and doctors are closely monitoring his neurological and
respiratory health.
Peres, 93, suffered bleeding

in the brain following last


weeks stroke.
He is the elder statesman
of Israeli politics, one of the
countrys most admired leaders and the last surviving link
to its founding fathers.
Over an unparalleled
seven-decade career in Israeli
politics, Peres has held virtually every senior political office, including three stints as
prime minister.

Israel has 200 nukes targeting Iran

Border police stand near the scene of an attack at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City

sonnel from the National Security Council


participated in the meeting.
It came as Israeli security forces prevented a stabbing and firebomb attack near
a border police base in the West Bank.
The would-be attacker, who was carrying
a knife, two firebombs and a Palestinian
flag near the base in the Jericho area, was
a minor believed to be aged 12. The boy
admitted to planning to attack Israeli security forces, according to Israeli police.
Earlier in the day, a Palestinian woman was
arrested near the northern West Bank settlement of Itamar after pulling out a knife while
being questioned by Israeli security forces.

On Sunday morning, an Israeli soldier was


stabbed and moderately injured outside the
West Bank settlement of Efrat.
That attack followed five others between
Friday and Saturday a car ramming, three
stabbings and rock and bottle throwing
that left three Arab assailants dead.
The IDF moved an additional infantry battalion into the Hebron area of the West
Bank following the weekend attacks, which
occurred outside the flashpoint city.
The attacks came after a seeming
downturn in the violence against Israelis
that began with the Rosh Hashanah holiday
last year.

FORMER US Secretary of State


Colin Powell claimed in a private
email exchange that Israel has
200 nuclear warheads.
Emails claiming to be from
Powells private Gmail account
were leaked by hackers. Powell
responded through a spokeswoman that he was referring to
public estimates of Israels nukes.
Iranians cant use one if they
finally make one, Powell, discussing nuclear weapons, wrote

to Democratic donor Jeffrey


Leeds. The boys in Tehran
know Israel has 200, all targeted
on Tehran, and we have thousands, continues the email, one
of thousands of his messages
posted earlier this week to the
website DCLeaks.com.
Gen Powell has not been
briefed on the existence or size
of an Israeli nuclear capability,
said a statement issued by his
spokeswoman.

Maybe babies
Religious women across Israel
have been making pilgrimages
to touch this unassuming
statue in Tel Avivs National
Park. Entitled Birth by the late
artist Menashe Kadishman,
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WORLD NEWS

Ugandan Jews open flying shul


UGANDAS 2,000-strong Jewish cominfrastructure demonstrates that
munity was this week preparing
they are committed to being here
to open the doors of its new shul,
in Uganda.
nicknamed the Flying Synagogue
California-based
architect
because of its wing-shaped roof.
Joshua Yoches designed the
Designed and funded by US-based
shul with abundant light and pasarchitects and donors, the 7,000sive cooling, and a shaped roof
square-foot centre for the world-fafor rainwater catchment, leading
mous Abayudaya (People of Judah)
some members of the community
community in Nabagoye will include a
to nickname it the Flying Synakosher shop, childcare centre and
gogue.
food storage facilities.
It will serve nine villages and act
Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, who won a
as a centre for religious worship,
seat in the countrys parliament earlier
education and lifecycle events, as
this year, described the complex as Members of the Flying Synagogue, which serves nine villages well as providing childcare and
our Jerusalem, a century after the
health and social services, which
gather outside under trees, whose can also be used to benefit the Abayucommunity converted to Judaism.
This is a place that gathers our people branches did not shield them from the wet dayas Christian and Muslim neighbours,
seasons rain.
together, he said.
to build interfaith bonds and decrease the
Bechol Lashon director Diane Tobin, likelihood of anti-Semitism.
San Francisco-based non-profit organisation Bechol Lashon spearheaded the who has worked with Ugandas Jews for 14
The challenges we have do not disconstruction work after seeing that the old years, said it was important to understand criminate, and we think that living topremises were not big enough for all that these are Jews not seeking to move gether in harmony is part of this tradition,
to Israel They want to be recognised as said Sizomu, at a press conference in the
those who wanted to attend.
Congregants would regularly need to Jews for their own sake, and building capital. It is what we call tikkun olam.

Peeping rabbi loses appeal Trump sons gas chamber slur


AN APPEALS court has upheld
the prison sentence of Rabbi
Barry Freundel, a prominent
Orthodox rabbi who secretly
videotaped women in his synagogues mikvah.
Freundel, 64, from Washington DC, who began serving
his sentence in May 2015,
was handed a six-and-ahalf year term in prison after
pleading guilty to 52 counts of

voyeurism, a charge that carries up to a year in jail.


The sentencing judge had
ordered Freundel to serve 45
days on each count, with the
sentences to be served consecutively.
Freundels attorney had argued on appeal that the sentences should run concurrently,
meaning he serves just 45
days.

DONALD TRUMPs son has


been criticised by Democrats
and the Anti-Defamation
League for using the term gas
chamber in a complaint about
how the media treats Republicans and his father, the partys
presidential nominee.
The media has been her
number one surrogate in this,
Trump Jr. said on a radio talk
show, referring to Hillary Clin-

ton. Without the media, this


wouldnt even be a contest, but
the media has built her up,
he added. If Republicans were
doing that, theyd be warming
up the gas chamber.
Eliot Engel, the senior Democrat on the US House of
Representatives Foreign Affairs
Committee, said: Theres only
one word for [Trump Jrs] reference: deplorable.

WORLD JEWISH NEWS


Your weekly digest of stories
from the international press.

With Stephen Oryszczuk

Portugal

Belgium

A Torah scroll dating back to


the Inquisition has been put on
display in the northern Portuguese town of Covilha, 10
years after a contractor found
it during demolition work. The
98ft scroll is believed to have
been used in secret by Jews
who had earlier been forced to
convert to Christianity.

A Catholic charity worker


barred from Israel last month
said she was denied entry after
refusing to give Israeli security
services her Palestinian contacts list. Brigitte Herremans,
who works for Pax Christi as
well as Broederlijk Delen, which
support a limited boycott, said:
Israel tolerates no criticism.

Germany

Poland

Kosher bratwurst is coming to


the former East German state of
Thuringen in time for its Onion
Festival next month. The governor of the state, which is famed
for its aromatic sausage,
prompted the move and will
take the first bite of the porkfree recipe, which is made
under rabbinic supervision.

The huge archive of documents


chronicling the history of the
Warsaw Ghetto is to be made
available free on the internet,
researchers in Poland have said.
The Ringelblum Archive contains official letters, press cuttings, diary entries, leaflets,
posters, food coupons, tram
tickets, photos and drawings.

Canada

Guatemala

A Chabad-affiliated group in
Quebec is being investigated
for money-laundering after a
raid on its offices found $87,000
in cash. It is believed to have
been paid in kickbacks by those
linked to another investigation
into online gambling company
Amaya, whose ex-boss David
Baazov has been charged.

The compound of cult-like Orthodox Jewish group Lev Tahor


has been raided in Guatemala,
after its 230 members fled there
from Canada in 2014 to avoid
child abuse investigations. Israeli authorities approved the
raid. Women in Lev Tahor dress
in black, head-to-toe, with only
the eyes showing.

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They did not pass: the


heroes of Cable Street
NEVER HAS it felt more timely and appropriate
to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle
of Cable Street, where ordinary people took to
the streets to challenge racism and fascism
head-on.
We are proud to be the media partner at a
reception next month to remember the streetfight 80 years on, and pleased to see that
Londons mayor Sadiq Khan will stand alongside
the community for it.
But this is no Whos Who shindig, a glass-clinking of the great and the good. This is a time to
remember how the East End collectively
stopped Oswald Mosleys fascists in their tracks,
how Jews, Irish labourers, dockers and trade
unionists wearing knuckle-dusters and carrying
chair legs together said: Thou shalt not pass.
Their tactics werent taken from Hobsons Rule
Book of Fighting and as with most battles, it
wasnt pretty. But nor is real-life.
Most Jews who took to the streets that day
are sadly no longer with us. But their spirit lives
on in the very heart of our community, in the
strong sense of combatting todays ugliness
whether it be directed towards Jews, Muslims,
immigrants or anyone else blamed for a countrys woes.
Lets hope that spirit is on display on 9
October.

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FEAR OF REPRISALS A
SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS
In your edition of 18 August, an unnamed
contributor wrote that Crowland Road
Synagogue was in Stamford Hill. It is not. It
is in south Tottenham. This was my first synagogue. My family were founding members
in the 1930s and I attended my first Hebrew
classes. We had a wonderful minister called
Rev Unterman.
My barmitzvah took place there on 12 May
1945, the first one to be held after the war in
Europe ended on 8 May.
At the time, much like now, the United
Synagogue had mixed degrees of observance
and many boys were waiting to be barmitzvahed so they could leave Hebrew classes.
I went back to the synagogue on the 40th
anniversary of my barmitzvah and saw how
it had changed. Familiar faces were still
there, but the synagogue had become more
Orthodox.
I returned once more four years ago and
found the whole area had become a frummers stronghold. Almost all the shops in
Craven Park Road are now kosher.
What bothered me about your article was
the writer was afraid to put her name as she
feared reprisals. This is a very sad state of
affairs. Maybe you should not have published
it as you are inadvertently telling these narrowminded bigots that they have the upper hand.
G Gilbert
NW8

WHAT ABOUT THOSE


NEEDY HERE AT HOME?
After reading page two of Jewish News of
1 September, I was incensed. Why has the
Reform synagogue movement become so
obsessed with raising funds for Syrian
refugees?
The rabbi from Radlett Reform Synagogue
seems so resolute in his programme of
asking his congregants to raise around
2,000 in order to bring unaccompanied
Syrian children to the UK from the Calais
Jungle in France to be reunited with family
members, as well as giving temporary
accommodation in the shul to Arab refugees.
I dont think the rabbi is aware of the fact
that, for the best part of 68 years since
the establishment of the state of Israel,
Arabs have been subjected to the most
disgusting anti-Jewish propaganda and
hateful rhetoric, comparable to that in Nazi
Germany from the 1930s until the end of the
war.
Syrian and other Arab and Islamic
refugees will automatically bring all their
Jew-hating baggage with them. It will take
another generation or possibly two to eradicate this epidemic, if at all.
We, the Jews of the Arab world, suffered
so much persecution, including torture and
murder, by Arab regimes and even, in many
cases, by our own Muslim neighbours and
friends.
Reform synagogues should also be made
aware that charity begins at home.
They may not realise, however, that there
are many needy Jewish families in the UK,
never mind those in Israel or some of the
satellite states of the former Soviet Union,
such as Ukraine, Lithuania and Estonia.
As an example, in Golders Green in London
alone, there are many needy Jewish families.
in most situations through no fault of their own.
They have unfortunately fallen on very bad
times and therefore rely on the generosity of
donors to put food on their Shabbat tables
every Friday so they can feed their families.

However, I doubt very much that this fact


would be of the slightest interest to Reform
Judaism, as they have not the least concern
for Charedim Jewry.
Shmuel Halevi
By email

HILLARYS JEWISH
GRANDCHILDREN
In William Comets recent letter, he said that
Donald Trump has a far better track-record
for speaking up and supporting Jews and
Israel than the recent record of Hillary
Clinton on Israel (Jewish News, 25 August).
Mr Comet forgot to mention that Hillary
Clintons grandchildren are part Jewish, as
her daughter Chelsea is married to a Jew.
Mike Gold
Barkingside

SUSIYA AND A LITTLE


NUGGET OF HISTORY
Emily Hilton, Yachads youth representative,
writes about the occupation that as diaspora Jews we have a fundamental responsibility and obligation to help bring about
its end (Jewish News, 18 August).
Leaving aside her abysmal ignorance
in calling Judea and Samaria occupied (an
amplification of Arab propaganda) and her
chutzpah in hectoring diaspora Jews about
their responsibilities, neither she, nor any
Yachad member, has ever responded as to
why they dont up sticks to live in the country they are so passionate about.
They could then participate in the democratic process, another of their pet hobby
horses, and directly effect the change they
want from within.
They don't, because should ending the
occupation lead to war, their own lives
would be in danger.
A letter doesnt allow space to refute all
Hiltons fabrications, but focusing on the
issue of Susiya, the Arab village contrived
with the sole purpose of harming Israels
standing on the world stage and creating
facts on the ground, exposes Yachads
mendacity.
Susiyas residents could not have been

Sketches & kvetches


By Paul Solomons www.daftoons.com

Chop the baby in half?


Buddy, you should be
writing my manifesto!

expelled in1986, because theres no record


of its existence then.
According to some sources, its Arab
history began in 2000, when the propertyowning Nawaja family of the nearby village
of Yatta seized the land, squatting there and
claiming ownership.
Illegal structures were erected, which have
been demolished and resurrected repeatedly. (Susiya is in Area C, under complete
control of Israeli planning rules under the
Oslo Accords, and therefore these squats
violate international law).
What did occur in 1986 was that 277
dunams were allocated by the government
to establish formally an archeological site
at Susiya, following excavations which
revealed thriving Jewish life between the
fourth and ninth centuries.
Detailed research has proven conclusively
that all claims to an historical Arab village
at Susiya are false, which is why the superpunctilious, left-leaning Israeli Supreme
Court threw them out.
Roslyn Pine
N3

ITS NOT TRUMP WHO


KEEPS ISRAEL SAFE
Its very kind of American presidential candidate Donald Trump to pledge his protection
for Israel against Iran. But will Israel, as
Trump has suggested, be destroyed if Mr
Trump is not elected?
Our answer to his pledge must reflect the
words of King David. Put not your faith in
princes nor your trust in presidents. The
Guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor
sleeps. If it had not been the Lord who was
for us, they would have swallowed us up
alive. Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who has made heaven and earth.
The future existence of Israel does not
depend on electing Mr Trump.
Joseph Feld
NW3

ABOUT TIME SYRIA


WAS INVESTIGATED
I was shocked and flabbergasted by your
headline ICC to visit Israel for war crimes
investigation (Jewish News, 8 September).
What war crimes and what investigations?
Has Israel not learnt a lesson from past
investigations, even that into the war in
Gaza, where reportedly 2,000 people were
killed?
That found Israel guilty, while another international inquiry found Israeli actions fully justified, and humanely enacted.
When in Gods name will the hypocritical
United Nations and/or the nations of the
world decide that Syria should be investigated?
After nearly one million civilian deaths,
three and a half million refugees, and daily
sickening reports of civilian drownings and a
country laid in waste, who is going to decide
on this course of action?
Even wonderful President Barack Hussein
Obama, who many times said the use of
chemical weapons constituted a red line,
made all sorts of excuses that there was no
proof it was chemical weapons that were
used.
Is it only Israel which is blamed for the
worlds ills?
The ICC is doing the Arab worlds bidding
by the back door, and Israel says to it: Ahlan
wasahlan come in, you are welcome.
S I Solomon
NW4

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OPINION:
RABBIJENNI
MIRIAMFRAZER
BERGER AND MARK MAIER
OPINION:

Israels a magnet for lots


of superstitious rhubarb
FROM TIME to time, I get notifications on social
media as to who has decided to follow me.
This week, I was amused to discover a person
from what I can only describe as the Corps of
Kabbaloonies had opted to follow my various
musings. Oy, I thought, someone who thinks
Kabbalah as presented by the Berg family to
ensnare the wide-eyed and foolish, particularly,
for some reason, Hollywood types who dont just
think that the red string is a look, but is an
entire lifestyle. Oy, Mr New Follower, have you
got the wrong woman.
As I hope regular readers will have discerned by
now, I cannot abide credulous nonsense, whether
in the form of conspiracy theories or ludicrous
superstition. Top of this weeks Loony Tunes offerings well, its a bit hard to say which is madder.
First up is the gematria meme floating around
in the wake of the stroke suffered by Israels ninth
president, Shimon Peres. Gematria is a system of
numerology, most often used within genuine
Kabbalah and not the Bergian version, which
assigns numerical values to letters and then offers
an interpretation, sometimes mystical.
But what can be made of this? Something
weird. Shimon Peres signed the Oslo Accords on
September 13 1993. Shimon Peres had a stroke
today September 13 and hes 93 years old.
The Accords were agreed on 23 years ago, and
his year of birth is 1923.

Is anyone reading this supposed to shiver


uncontrollably and wonder at the forces of darkness that have conspired to bring together this
magical arrangement of numbers? Please. Is
there the minutest of suggestions that somehow
Peres brought this medical misfortune upon
himself by his association with the Oslo Accords?
Moving on from this abject nonsense, we find
the deputy mayor of Ramat Gan, Adva Pollak,
who has felt obliged to issue what surely ranks
among the funniest of po-faced statements ever
uttered by a municipal official.
Mr Pollaks problem was to do with the art
garden of the citys national park. In this garden,
there are a number of statues, one of which, by
the late sculptor and artist Menashe Kadishman,
is an abstract metal figure called Birth.
Crowds of young, religious women almost all
of whom, it seems to me, could do with a smack
round the head and a reality check have been
thronging to the art garden and lying down on the
statue, in the belief it will help them have children.
Mr Pollak gravely responded: We inform the
public that this statue has no special powers,
and is merely one of many works of art on
display in the park. It would be wrong to attribute such powers to the statue. We welcome visitors who wish to enjoy the art, but I call on them
to refrain from lying on it.
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Kadishman was aggressively secular and if there


is an afterlife in which he did not believe is doubtless roaring with laughter at what he has inspired.
Israel, unfortunately, is a magnet for this kind
of rhubarb. Those with long memories may recall
a supermarket in Israel that had a grungy chair
at the entrance, the sort used by the security
guard or for shoppers to sit down for a minute.
And suddenly this grungy chair became an
object of worship, as several women who had
briefly used it discovered they were pregnant.
Queues formed in order to sit in the newly holy
grungy chair the chair that dispenses fertility!
On Israels Highway 443, any day of the week,
you might see a line of people who have got out
of their cars to fill up water bottles with supposedly
holy water coming out of a pipe in a wall by the
road. The pipe is a new addition to channel the
water, now referred to as a magic spring. The fact
it is probably the overflow from an aqueduct further
up the hill does not deter these wanna believers.
And dont get me started on the utter
commercial nonsense which is Amuka, a shrine
near Tzfat which with its candles and notes and
superstitious pilgrimages could give Catholics
and their miracles a run for their money. If, you
are told, you go to Amuka with an open heart,
all your wishes will come true.
With the best will in the world, and with, indeed,
an open heart, I have one response: its all rubbish.

Jenni Frazer

Crowds of women have been


thronging to the art garden
and lying down on the statue
to help them have children

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OPINION: JEREMY HAVARDI & RABBI DAVID MITCHELL

Cost of inaction in the


catastrophe of our age
THE CEASEFIRE in Syria lies in tatters following
this weeks attack on a UN aid convoy in Aleppo.
The protracted conflict has thus far claimed an estimated 400,000 lives and millions more lie dismembered, tortured, traumatised or displaced.
Dozens are killed or maimed daily by barrel
bombs, mortars and rockets. This is the humanitarian catastrophe of our age.
The autocratic Bashar Assad, backed by allies
in Tehran and the ruthless Vladimir Putin, must
take primary responsibility for this ongoing carnage. But western powers, led by President
Obama, bear responsibility too for not helping to
mitigate this tragedy. Passivity in the face of massacres is a stain on his and other administrations.
Obama promised in 2012 the use of chemical
weapons would be a red line for his government.
Then Assads regime attacked an opposition
stronghold in Ghouta with sarin, slaughtering
many hundreds of civilians in horrific fashion.
Instead of enforcing his red line, Obama
dithered for days as rumours mounted that
Washington would authorise token air strikes. In
the end, a US-Russian deal was hatched to destroy Syrias chemical weapons stockpile. Yet according to Israeli intelligence, Assad still retains
a residual chemical weapons capability. It wasnt
just Washington that covered itself in ignominy.
In 2013, the UK parliament agreed to lead from

behind by vetoing military intervention in Syria.


Labour leader Ed Miliband appeared jubilant at
a vote that effectively gave the mass-murdering
Assad a green light for further slaughter.
Not much has happened since. Obamas administration has done its fair share of finger-wagging as the atrocities have mounted. The
president has condemned Assads regime as illegitimate and demanded its removal and isolation.
While civilians in Aleppo and other cities have
faced an onslaught of barrel bombs and heavy
weapons, Washington has responded with verbal
outrage. Small comfort to beleaguered Syrians.
Not surprisingly, the EU has simply followed
the lead of the Anglo-American alliance. Its interventions since 2013 have consisted of demands
that Assad step down, followed by promises to
forge a new partnership with a post-conflict Syria.
It has endorsed UN resolutions and imposed
limited financial sanctions on Damascus.
The EU has also thrown its weight behind political negotiations to create a transitional governing body (Geneva II), but, somewhat
predictably, these efforts have proved futile.
While little can be done to rectify past policy
failures, action can be taken now. One idea being
mooted is to set up safe zones inside parts of
Syria where civilians can flee to safety. In April
2016, Merkel appeared to endorse this notion.

She called for the creation of zones where the


ceasefire is particularly enforced and where a significant level of security can be guaranteed.
She was rebuffed by Obama on the grounds
this would necessitate a military takeover of parts
of the country. In truth, it may not require this.
The safe havens set up in northern and southern Iraq in 1991 (Operation Provide Comfort) did
not require a full-blown occupation. A small
ground force was backed by the air power of
Western forces while continuing aid drops provided humanitarian relief. In many ways, the operation was a success. With sufficient political will,
a similar initiative today could save lives and provide some relief from the horrors of the civil war.
Naturally, Russia would veto any such plan were
it presented to the Security Council. But the UN
was bypassed in 1998 when NATO confronted
Milosevic in the Kosovo war and its approval was
lacking when the American, British and French
governments set up the Iraqi no-fly zones. Blaming the UN is another excuse for doing nothing.
Of course, no form of intervention is ever riskfree, as recent history shows. But such risks must
be weighed against the costs of inaction and
passivity. Failure to intervene has thus far been a
disastrous political choice, with lethal consequences for the people of Syria. Omran
Daqneesh and millions like him deserve better.

Jeremy Havardi
Director,
Bnai Brith UK Bureau of
International Affairs

Failure to intervene
has been a disastrous
political choice, with
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Rabbinic responses
to terror and tragedy
DURING A RECENT visit to Durham University,
the academic sitting across the faculty table
wanted to know if my colleagues and I preferred
to deliver sermons about the world of the bible
or the present day. I explained that we tried to do
both at the same time. Really? he replied, then
why have there been so few rabbis publicly
addressing the recent terrorist attacks in France?
I responded that many of us had spoken out
against the violence and terror, but recognised
that we are often disconnected voices with few
published records of our collective response.
That moment fired me up. I contacted Rabbi
Dr Jonathan Romain, who took less than 30 seconds to agree to co-edit a volume of sermons
by Liberal and Reform Rabbis; and so began the
publication of Terror, Trauma and Tragedy.
Collating sermons and essays by 24 rabbis on
three such heavy subjects was not supposed to
be inspiring. My colleagues have not shied away
from confronting the pain of life and the evils of
humanity but have written with great sensitivity,
drawing on their personal experiences, including
their proximity to recent terrorist atrocities and
other traumatic life events. And yet their optimism
and hope shine through. Unsurprisingly, there are
references to many classic Jewish texts, including
those that challenge us to not stand idly by the
blood of our neighbour (Leviticus 19:16).

Rabbi Helen Freeman, my colleague at West


London Synagogue, recalls the Shabbat after
9/11: We had many Americans in our congregation; people who had been unable to get home
because the air space over New York was still
shut. Our then director of music asked me if
we might finish the Erev Shabbat service on the
Friday night with our own national anthem, followed by The Star-Spangled Banner as a sign of
solidarity with our American friends who were
marooned in London, far from home and family
In writing my sermon for that Shabbat, trying
for the first time in my rabbinic career to respond
directly to a terrorist attack that shocked the
world, I was able to respond not only to the Torah
portions beginning, about standing up to be
counted, but also to the fact that so much bravery,
and heroism, and human goodness was shown by
the people of New York, especially the fire fighters who ran up the stairs of the Twin Towers as so
many other people were running down.
Bromley Reform Synagogues Rabbi Jason
Holtz recalls the 2011 shootings near his former
pulpit of Tucson, USA: It happened outside a
supermarket while our Member of Congress was
meeting with people in the community I will
never forget that day, when six people were murdered and many more injured. I will also never
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support one another in the aftermath. But I also


know that the response to the Tucson shooting,
indeed all shootings in America, is unfinished
until there are sensible gun safety laws. We continue to pray and work for the day when they
shall beat their swords into ploughshares, (Isaiah 2:4) and guns no longer plague our cities.
After the 2015 Copenhagen terrorist attack,
Rabbi Sandra Kviat wrote: The outpourings of
grief and sorrow are only matched by the growing
mountain of flowers outside the main synagogue
in Copenhagen. The sense of loss is immense
At the gathering on Monday night to honour
both the slain Jewish security guard Dan Uzan
and the first victim, film-maker Finn Nrgaard,
there was a gentle silence among the thousands
of people in the synagogue Fear, anger and
retribution became the theme of the session I ran
at Limmud 14 days after the attack. The main part
of the discussion centered on the rabbis use of
the conflict between Jacob and Esau (Genesis 3233) as a strategy for solving conflicts.
In a world in which atrocities seem an almost
daily occurrence, this collection of sermons offers
an array of rabbinic voices that challenge and
comfort in equal measure.
Terror, Trauma and Tragedy Rabbinic Responses,
edited by rabbis Jonathan Romain and David Mitchell, is
published by the Movement for Reform Judaism, 9.99

Rabbi David Mitchell


West London Synagogue

After 9/11 I wrote about


how so much human
goodness was shown by
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OPINION:
RABBIRABBI
MIRIAMHARVEY
BERGERBELOVSKI
AND MARK MAIER
OPINION:

Starting uni this month?


Welcome to the family!

ITS EXACTLY 30 years since I arrived at Oxford,


as the first in my immediate family to go to university. I was rather nave about what to expect.
The first full day of term was Yom Kippur (I went
home) and I had to rely on the unforgettablynamed Anglican chaplain the Rev. Bill Sykes
to sort out a Shabbat challenge for me. My father
reminded me recently that it took me a while to
settle into campus life. I wonder if the hole I
burned into a carpet with a frying pan is still there.
This years freshers will doubtless have their
own experiences. Yet, in contrast to my time at
Oxford, our chaplains mostly married couples
all over the UK are busy attending freshers fairs
and hosting students for meals to help Jewish
students transition comfortably into this new
phase in their academic and social lives.
As well as adapting to campus life, students
may find their Jewish practice at odds with the
teaching schedule.
With Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur unusually
late in the civil calendar our chaplains, who are
Jewish students official representatives to university authorities, are supporting students on
campus, explaining to lecturers why it isnt possible to attend or sit exams on certain days.
This is not to mention feelings of homesickness, especially being away from family over the
festivals. Again, chaplains are at the ready, inviting students for meals and introducing them to

local communities. Isolation and stress are issues


that are surprisingly common and persistent
throughout our students campus experience and
seem to be on the rise. Last year, Oxford
University published data highlighting that the
use of student counselling services has doubled
over the past 10 years, a reality that undoubtedly
reflects the situation on other campuses.
Aware of these trends, our 19-strong chaplaincy team spend around half of their time talking one-to-one with students, creating a home
away from home for them, where students are
free to drop in and chat whenever they like.
Our chaplains support students experiencing
the full gamut of personal issues, including anxiety,
financial concerns, worries about sexual orientation,
course pressures, relationship crises and substance
abuse. University Jewish Chaplaincy trains chaplains to support students through tough times and,
where appropriate, refer them to specialist services.
There has also been a sharp rise in anti-Israel
and anti-Semitic episodes on campus this past
year. This disturbing trend has created a deep
sense of uncertainty for Jewish students across the
UK, but has been most keenly felt by those who
are politically active in campus student bodies or
the National Union of Students (NUS). A number
of these appalling incidents notably at Oxford
University, Kings College, London and within NUS
have attracted national and international attention.

Sometimes anti-Semitism crops up in unexpected


ways: Holocaust denial posters appeared at two
Scottish universities and a team in a pub quiz at
another Scottish university thought it funny to call
themselves Scooby Jew and the Gas Chambers.
Our chaplains have offered students invaluable
support through this period, both personal and
by representing their concerns at the highest
levels at universities. In Scotland, our chaplain
and local board were able to meet with First
Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who was genuinely
shocked by their stories of anti-Semitism.
Our chaplains effectively convey the expectation of robust action against those students whose
conduct has been discriminatory towards Jews
and, fortunately, universities mostly take these
matters extremely seriously. However, the consequences for our students can still be huge, as the
insidious hatred of anti-Semitism on campus can
make them anxious about their identity and insecure about how they are perceived by others.
Yet none of this should detract from the fact that
being Jewish on campus is mostly a life-enhancing
experience and that chaplaincy thrives on just
being there for Jewish students. Whether organising a Yom Kippur break-fast, serving kosher hot
dogs in a nightclub Booze 4 Jews event at 2am
or celebrating with students at their graduation,
chaplains make each student feel they are part of
the family. This is our greatest nachas.

Rabbi Harvey
Belovski
University Jewish Chaplaincy

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SEPHARDI SHABBAT SERVICE
Western Marble Arch Synagogue
has announced it will run a weekly
Sephardic service on Shabbat
mornings. Rabbi Lionel Rosenfeld,
Senior Rabbi of Western Marble Arch
Synagogue, said: Were very
pleased to host a weekly Shabbat
morning Sephardic service in the
Beth Hamedrash for the many young
men and women who have moved
from France to central London. They
feel at home in our kehillah and
can now feel at home with the
prayers and melodies that they are
used to. Rudy Sillam, president of
the Sephardic Congregation, said:
A Sephardic minyan was missing in
central London. Thanks to WMA and
its members, we have now started
the only weekly Sephardic minyan in
the West End.

SHUL MERGER DEBATE


Members of Liberal Judaisms two
communities in north-east London will
on whether to unite and create one
community for the area. Bet Tikvah
Synagogue in Barkingside and
Woodford Liberal Synagogue in South
Woodford will hold separate meetings
on 25 September. Woodford Liberal
Synagogue chair, Jonny Hurst, said:
Over the last 18 months, both
synagogues have carefully considered
the proposal to become one larger
more vibrant community one that, in
my view, would better serve Liberalminded Jewish families in the area.
Gary Freedman, chair of Bet Tikvah,
said: I urge members to vote in
favour of a new Liberal community."

New start in Shoah education


More than 40 Holocaust survivors and refugees attended a lunch at JW3 to celebrate the Jewish new year
and welcome new educator Alex Bernard, who will be working at JW3 on Holocaust studies. In attendance
were Christoph Weidinger from the Austrian Embassy and Sir Eric Pickles MP, UK Special Envoy for postHolocaust issues, who updated the audience on the Holocaust Memorial Foundation.

WEEK IN
PICTURES
University Jewish Chaplains prepared for the
new year on campus as they gathered for a
pre-freshers training and briefing seminar.

KENTON LADIES LUNCHEON


The Kenton Synagogue Ladies Guild
held a luncheon with historian
and author Dr Helen Fry as guest
of honour. Co-chair Lynn Stock
welcomed the more than 100 guests
who listened to her talk, Spying on
Hitlers Army. Joint co-chair Marlene
Knepler gave the vote of thanks.

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money for the
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families coping with
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of fun and a fantastic
challenge.

JNF UK took 100 people on what was its


largest ever trip to the Negev. Alan Aziz,
CEO of JNF UK, said: David Ben-Gurion
said the future of Israel lies in the Negev and
never has that been more true than today.

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More than 500,000 was raised at the inaugural JFS
gala dinner this week, where guest speakers Lord
Levy, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and ambassador
Mark Regev paid tribute to the institution. Around 250
former students, parents and community figures saw
a new fundraising appeal launched, which will go
towards investment and resources into the school.
JFS president Lord Levy, who hosted the evening,
paid tribute to the schools outstanding GCSE and
A-level results, while Chief Rabbi Mirvis told guests
that the school is one of the greatest Jewish
educational institutions in the world. Guests were
also entertained by current and former students who
performed a range of past JFS musicals, including
Fiddler on the Roof and Into the Woods.

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Dershowitz at UJIA dinner


Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz was guest of
honour at UJIAs annual dinner at the Grosvenor House
Hotel on Monday, helping the Israel charity raise
3.6million. Nearly 900 guests heard him condemn the
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and
urge the Jewish community to use its political, moral,
economic and academic power to speak out for Israel.
UJIA chief executive Michael Wegier said Dershowitz
was someone whose views you instinctively want to
hear. UJIAs American-born chairman Bill Benjamin,
who graduated from Harvard College, said: We want
our young people to be proud of Israel but if they are
to advocate on her behalf then first we must give them
the tools. By engaging young people with Israel, we
strengthen their Jewish identity, we energise them and
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Unifest lifts the lid on uni life


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years Freshers, as a record number attended Unifest at JW3 on
8 September. The one-day crash course on all-things-campus,
sponsored by the Pears Foundation in partnership with the
Union of Jewish Students, gave Year 13s, gap-year returnees and
first-year students the chance to get an insight into university life,
before they head off to the studies. Organisers paid tribute
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Spurs Legends took part in a charity game against
a Rabbis XI team at the Hive, home of Barnet FC
winning 9-2. The Rabbis were far from humiliated,
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LOOK BACK
IN WONDER
Francine Wolfisz speaks to
director Ira Sachs about Little
Men, a coming-of-age tale of
two teenagers trying to hold
on to a friendship as adult
disputes take centre stage

ecoming a father in his


late 40s was not only
a dream come true for
director Ira Sachs it was a
chance to gain insight into
a another planet, full of
discovery and challenges.
Intrigued by how a childs
view of the world evolves
as they become adults,
the American-Jewish director
(pictured right) turned his
hand to scriptwriting and
came up with the premise,
alongside co-writer Mauricio
Zacharias, for his latest film,
Little Men, which opens in UK
cinemas tomorrow (Friday).
The sweet and poignant, coming-of-age story
revolves around 13-year-old Jake (Theo Taplitz),
who moves from Manhattan to his fathers
old home in Brooklyn, following the death of his
grandfather. As Jake settles in to his new life,
he befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael
Barbieri), the only son of single mother Leonor
(Paulina Garcia), a Chilean dressmaker who runs
the shop downstairs.
Jake and Tony are soon inseparable, but their
friendship comes under strain when Theos
parents, Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer
Ehle), ask Leonor to sign a new lease on the
store and increase her rent a sign of changing
times and the gentrification of the area over
recent years.
In retaliation for the deepening divisions
between their parents, the boys vow to stop
speaking until a resolution has been found.
Sachs, who was in London last week to promote his film, which garnered positive reviews
following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, explains: I wanted to make a film about
childhood, but from a mature perspective as an
adult man and a father.
I saw two films by [Japanese director Yasujir]

Ozu. One was I was Born, But...,


the other was Good Morning.
They are both films in which
kids go on strike against their
parents and I thought that was
a good plot.
At the same time, Zacharias
told Sachs about how his family, who owned a shop, were
embroiled in a battle with a
tenant over rent. Drawing upon
this experience for the script,
Sachs also makes the point that
he identified with both sides.
He explains: I think it was
important to do that in the
film. That makes it more suspenseful for the audience.
I call it a moral suspense, because you are not
entirely sure who you identify with.
In the midst of this disagreement between the
adults, which is mostly wrought by financial
difficulty, Jake and Tony become steadfast
friends, despite their obvious differences Jake
is an introvert who wants to become an artist,
while Tony is an extrovert with acting ambitions.
I ask the 50-year-old film-maker if he was a
rebellious teenager or more conforming.
I was very easy, he laughs. I was a nice
Jewish boy from Memphis, Tennessee. But I had
other, more personal struggles as a kid in terms
of being gay and thinking about what was
I going to do about the things I felt were in conflict with the norms of my culture.
I would say my conflict was more internal than
external and I think that has traditionally been
what my films have been about.
Growing up in a cohesive and influential
reform Jewish community in Memphis, Sachs
recalls feeling they were a minority, but a very
confident one. He was involved on a communal,
rather than religious basis, and became president
of his local Jewish youth group.
This he says, shaped his sense of community, as

well as his sensitivity to difference and had an impact on the


type of his films he came to direct.
I ask Sachs, who lives in New
York with his artist husband, Boris
Torres, if he has passed on any
Jewish traditions to his four-yearold twins Viva and Felix?
I wish I did more but I think
one of the reasons I dont is to do
with being a 21st century man in
a 21st century family.
To elaborate on that point,
Sachs, who describes himself as a
Jewish atheist, tells me my husband is a retired Catholic and we
raise our kids with their mum,
an ex-Seventh-day Adventist. That
said, Im the only one who has
a real interest in a religious education for my kids and both my
co-parents love the Jewish faith.
Such are the challenges of
being a parent, as explored
in the film and which Sachs
acknowledges he faces when
trying to make decisions for his
own children.
On fatherhood, he says: Its a Main: Tony (Michael Barbieri) and Jakes (Theo Taplitz) friendship comes
planet I was never on before. under strain in Little Men. Top and above: Leonor (Paulina Garcia) and
Everything about it is both new Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) and Kathy with husband Brian (Greg Kinnear)
and familiar. It resonates with my
past, but its full of discovery and the challenges of that was down to hard work, not luck.
He adds: I started working in film just after colof it are also on a daily basis, ones you really have
to live through. A lot of them are to do where your lege, but Im a hard-working guy. It wasnt luck that
moral centre is and what do you believe in issues allowed me to sustain a career and to be honest,
which I think are ultimately what the film is about. thats a very Jewish part of me Im a fighter and
While Little Men focuses on questions of par- Im a strategist. I think culturally those are things
enting, the film also shines a spotlight on the fleet- that are very significant. I have followed through on
ing nature of childhood and how a youngsters my dreams, including my dream to become a father
ambitions may well remain unfulfilled by the time something that I always wanted and it took me
until I was 46 to make that possible.
they become an adult.
Sachs admits he did fulfil his childhood
ambition to become a director, but stresses much Little Men (PG) is out in cinemas from Friday

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From learning to
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LEARN TO COOK
Louise, one of our Jewish Society
(J-Soc) officers, suggests you learn
simple dishes that can be
tweaked. A stir fry, for example,
can be cooked with rice or noodles, different vegetables, and
the protein can vary but it all
uses the same easy method. Our finance director Lindsay recommends
easy, cheap and filling shakshuka, while
James, another J-Soc officer, advises
that if youre on a tight budget, do UJS president Josh Seitler

food shopping towards the end of the day when many items
tend to be discounted.

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Students often decide who they want to live with in their
second year early on in the first year, but friendships have
changed by the time the second year comes around. Its
important to think carefully about who you want to live
with before you sign that contract. On that note, dont
worry if you dont find your tribe on day one it can take
time to settle into new friendship groups.

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Speaking for myself, university was the first time I had to cook
and clean for myself, but that wasnt the hardest part. The laundry loomed over me; I just couldnt
be bothered and it got to the stage
where I literally had no clean clothes
left. My advice is to set a time to do
your washing, before you get
buried under a smelly pile of it.
James agrees that an overall routine
is important to avoid finding yourself without clean clothes or fresh
food.

more of the structured fun. Joining your J-Soc is a great way


to get involved, from meeting new friends at Friday night dinners and celebrating festivals to hearing inspiring speakers and
benefiting from career networking opportunities, but dont forget to explore other activities as well.

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Many students anticipate the freedom of living away from
home, but dont realise how much unstructured time theyll
have. Its easy to watch Netflix all morning and go out all night,
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t's barely dawn and Im bleary-eyed and carrying a yoga mat towards the ocean. However, the 6.15am wake-up call suddenly feels
less brutal when, minutes later, I'm breathing
through a sun salutation with rolling waves as
the live soundtrack.
Listen to the ocean and feel the sunbeams
on your face, our yoga instructor Jordan says
soothingly, as we hover in tree poses.
Balancing barefoot on the sands of Huntington Beach, I quickly discover life pretty much
revolves around the ocean here, and little
wonder.
Dubbed Surf City USA, the uninterrupted
stretch of golden coastline feels a million miles
away from the Hollywood hustle.
Think technicolour surf shops on every corner, the wetsuit uniform as standard, athletic
bods cycling/ rollerblading/ running past, giant
boards tucked under their arms.
Huntington plays host to some 90 surf tournaments year-round, including the world-famous US Open.
Scanning the event calendar, Im devastated
Ill narrowly miss out on seeing four-legged
wave pros in action during the annual Surf City
Surf Dog contest. Winning categories include
Best Wipeout and Best Crowd Pleaser.
Not wanting to be trumped by pooches, we
balance on boards the easier way, with stand-

up paddleboarding (SUP) lessons at Huntington Harbour, where the waters tranquil and
flanked by glossy waterfront houses and
yachts.
It's a family-orientated spot, where children
as young as four are on the water navigating
mini kayaks and surfboards.
Our surf-meets-canoe activity is led by local
pro-surfer Rocky McKinnon. Within seconds,
hes assessed the board and paddle each of us
should use based on our height, build and skill
level: Beginners are better suited to wider,
longer boards for stability, he tells me, sensing my fear.
McKinnon shows us how to glide forwards,
turn and stop with minimum wobble, until we
feel like SUP pros after just 45 minutes on
water.
At Huntington Beach, it doesnt feel like
people are working out for a red carpet appearance; its more outdoorsy and raw and
its infectious. Instead of reading by the pool
(my usual favourite pastime), I hire a bike instead.
I cycle along the paved boardwalk from my
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breeze for air conditioning and the long line of
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We treat ourselves to the more luxurious option of a VIP fire butler of sorts someone
who stokes the fire, sets up chairs, and keeps
our drinks topped up as we warm our jetlagged faces around the flames.
From beach life to the high life, we
leave Huntington behind and drive
an hour-and-a-half to buzzy West
Hollywood, where theres a
marked contrast in the pace of
life. Im thankful for all the earlier ocean zen, because
WeHo is anything but.
We check in at the uberglam Mondrian Hotel on
Sunset
Boulevard,
and
marshmallows around the fire
soon make way for Martini
cocktails around the Skybar
pool, with beach views replaced
by Hollywood Hills property porn.
Rooftop hotels and bars are the
best place to fully absorb the bright
lights and twinkling skylines on a balmy night
in West Hollywood, and E.P. & L.P. is one of
the hottest new hangouts complete with epic
views of Hollywood Hills to Downtown LA.
We arrive for our dinner reservation at the
same time as 300s Gerard Butler, and Orange
Is the New Blacks Ruby Rose sits next to us as
were served downstairs.
For more impromptu celebrity spots, WeHos
super-cool Design District is an A-list magnet
by day. Designer giants are interspersed with
local boutiques such as Maxfield, Curve and Intermix, where the Kardashian clan do their
shopping hauls.
Strolling around Maxfield on Melrose Avenue is like entering a treasure trove of designer pieces that belong in a Hollywood Hills
mansion display cabinet.
For some mid-Melrose fashion fuel, we stop
off at the cult Alfred Coffee takeaway cups
are branded with the Instagram-able But first,
coffee slogan and snapping photos is most
definitely allowed. The fuchsia pink Paul Smith

store on Melrose also makes for a Pinterestfriendly posing spot.


A mere 15-minute drive from Melrose lies
the Pico-Robertson district, the hub of LAs
Jewish community, which is the fourth largest
urban Jewish community in the world. The area
boasts more than 30 kosher restaurants and
more than 20 synagogues. If youre looking for
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A personal favourite is The Milky Way,
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schmooze.
Back over at WeHo, we opt
for some more celebrity spotting and end up at hip veganMexican joint Gracias Madre,
where Beyonc and Jay Z go to
grab a healthy lunch.
Following their lead, we dine
in the picturesque al fresco courtyard and share repollitos fritos
(Brussels sprouts, coriander, almond
pesto and lemon), and tacos stuffed
with sweet potato, guacamole and cashew
nacho cheese. Divine, without rap star prices.
We get one final rooftop-and-blue-sky fix before boarding our Air New Zealand flight home
at LAXs very A-list-worthy Star Alliance Lounge.
Catching rays on the glass open-air terrace, we
top up our SPF one last time, sip on Kir Royales
and toast the Hollywood Hills in the distance.

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Lisa Haynes was a guest of Hyatt Regency Huntington
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SOLOMONS
THIS WEEK: Devorah
THIS IS a story about an archetypal
Jewish mother: strong, intelligent
and not to be messed with.
At the time of the Judges, the
king of Hatzor in the north of Israel
was a real pain. His general Sisera
led a powerful army, which oppressed the Jews living around the
city. There were no really effective
military leaders in Israel at that time,
and no man effective enough to act
as judge and ruler of Israel.
We were therefore fortunate to
have Devorah, a prophetess and
a powerful woman, to put some
backbone into our men.
This was an exceptional woman in
exceptional times, who showed that
good female leadership can turn
around a bad situation and bring
people back to God.
As Yehuda HaNassi says (Avot
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Sedra:
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BY RABBI SHAUL

men, strive to be a man. Devorah


clearly had little time for male
fragility.
She is described as the wife of
Lapidot (thunderflashes) but his
name does not figure later in her
story. She summons General Barak
to draw out the Israelite army in
battle with Sisera and his 900 iron
chariots. Neither of these men is all
that competent.
Barak wants Devorah to come
with him and she tells him to fight
on his own, but he insists she come
to support him. Devorah explains
that she will come if he wants, but
that because of his need for her,
God will deliver the enemy general
Sisera into a womans hand. The
battle plan is wisely devised by Devorah. She tells Barak to gather the
army at the hilltop and Sisera tries
to charge uphill with his iron chariots, but it rains (presumably she
had been able to see signs of rain).
The predictable carnage ends
with Sisera dying gruesomely at the
hand of Yael, wife of Hever the Kenite. The prophesy came true, much
to Baraks ignominy. The song of Devorah is a wonderful piece of praise,

glory in victory and mockery. Just as


in the story, women feature heavily.
Devorah is the co-author of the
song, with Barak, as the book of
Judges ascribes it. Devorah brags
about the cunning of Yael, who
soothed Sisera to sleep so she could
execute him with cold steely loyalty
to the Israelites. She mocks Siseras
mother, waiting in vain for her son
to return from the wars with
womb-women (women captured
in war) and other spoils.
For feminists, Devorah is a model
of female leadership. For traditionalists, she is an exception in difficult
times. For all of us, the song provides a useful footnote to the sound
of the shofar during this month of
Ellul and over the High Holy Days.
We are to remember the sound
of Siseras mother when we hear the
three shofar notes. A long note, followed by short sobs, stuttering sobs
and a long note, is an expression of
our own sorrow when we realise our
own failings, just as Siseras mother
sobbed when she realised her son
was not coming home.
Zvi Solomons is rabbi of the Jewish
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trees to Jerusalem as an offering to God.
It would be consumed by the priests as
Gods representatives (God himself is not
a big fruit eater).
The person bringing the offering read
a beautiful text from this weeks portion.
It traces the history of the Jewish people
from our original forefathers, through
becoming a nation, the slavery in Egypt,
followed by redemption and the gift of
a land flowing with milk and honey. Its
theme is that of gratitude.
I rented a cherry tree for my family
this year in Sussex. We went to the
orchard in July and picked 12kg of the
most delicious cherries that have ever
existed from just one tree.
There was really something special
about seeing hundreds of trees whose
boughs were bending from the weight of
the fruit on them.
There was a feeling of the richness of
Gods creation, the vast blessing and
abundance of planet earth.
The Torah says that a farmer should
take that good feeling and direct it
towards gratitude, because from the

Torahs perspective, there is very little


more important and more precious in the
human experience than gratitude.
I, for one, am a very big fan. I love the
way gratitude feels and I love being
able to express it to other people even
if I am a fallible human being who is regularly remiss in doing so.
There are so many laws in the Torah
associated with gratitude the first fruits
being an obvious one. Honouring parents
is, of course, another.
In essence, gratitude means taking that
which you have been given and giving
back part of it as in the first fruits.
If someone got you out of prison and
hence gave you back your time, gratitude
would mean spending some of that time
to help him if he asked.
If someone helped you to make money,
gratitude would mean buying something
that he needed with some of the money
that you made.
If someone introduced you to your
spouse, gratitude would mean giving up
some of your time with that spouse to
assist him at a time of need.
Gratitude is all about giving back when
you have been given to, not simply saying
thank you.
Living in a feeling of gratitude is one of
lifes great pleasures. So my principle is to
look for it wherever I can find it. And once
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Of course Israel is home to the holy places
of many different religions, but there is something particularly special about establishing
temporary communities of Jewish prayer amid
the symbols of these other faiths.
It seems the very buildings around me are
cheering me on in worship helping me to
connect to the Divine. Praying on the rooftops
of Jerusalem offers the best example of this.
Another place where this can happen is the
city of Akko.
As the Jewish world paused to welcome
the month of Elul and start the period of introspection, several dozen young adults came
together in that city of Akko to make our own
plans for the year.

paper then, in that time, 45 people will have


committed suicide and more than 1,000 will
have attempted it.
The data alone should motivate us to connect, communicate and care.
How much more so, when we pause to consider the agony of the person driven to make
the attempt.
How much even more so, when we then consider all those relatives and friends who are
affected by the suicide or the attempt at it.
World Suicide Prevention Day, which took
place during a Shabbat earlier this month,
is an excellent annual opportunity to raise
awareness.
But we must also pause to reflect all year
round.
In todays modern world, we are becoming
more aware that everything we think, say or
do has consequences.
May we all stop to consider those whose
turmoil prevents them from benefiting from
the rest of Shabbat.
May we look beyond ourselves to anyone
we know or come across who is in need of
connection, communication and care.
Maybe one simple action to connect, to
communicate, to show we care about them,
might be enough to save a single human life.
And, through that, save an entire world.
Richard Jacobi is co-chair of Liberal Judaisms
Rabbinic Conference and rabbi at Woodford Liberal
Synagogue

This was the annual UJIA-led Chazon. The


highlight of my time in the city, however, was
not the content of the sessions, but the way in
which we would start the day.
Each morning, movement workers from
the Liberal, Reform and Masorti groups would
climb the stairs to the flat roof of the hostel.
Bleary-eyed, wed exchange a few words
about how wed slept while immersing ourselves in the sight of the turrets, domes, and
spires all around.
Forming a circle under the already intense
sun, we joined together in prayer, making sure
to sing quickly enough to make it downstairs
in time to take full advantage of the breakfast
buffet (chocolate cake and all).
Our tradition explains that Elul is named
from one line of the Song of Songs Ani
LDodi VDodi Li I am my beloveds and my
beloved is mine.
Over those few days of praying on the roof,
just as much as God and the Jewish people
are in a romantic embrace, so to was I in
an embrace with the very idea of faith and
community.
My beloved was the circle of people
around me. My beloved were the turquoise
rooftops of Akko. My beloved was the sound
of the shofar blast as it pierced the sticky
morning air.
Joe Grabiner is an RSY-Netzer movement worker

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PREPARATION TIME
30 MINS

Serves

12

COOKING TIME
45 MINUTES

150g brown sugar


200ml vegetable oil

Method

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 Preheat the oven to 180C / Gas 4.

200g plain flour

2 Grease and line a 22cm round loose based cake

1 teaspoon salt

tin.

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 In a mixing bowl, beat eggs until foamy; gradu-

500g eating apples peeled, cored and

ally add sugar. Blend in oil and vanilla. Combine


flour, salt and baking powder add to egg mixture.

roughly chopped
120g pecan nuts

4 Stir in apples and pecans.


5 Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or

For the Toffee sauce

until the cake is cooked.

125g margarine

6 Cool in tin on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then re-

60ml soya cream (Alpro)

move cake to a serving plate.

225g dark brown soft sugar

7 For the toffee sauce, combine all ingredients in a

Pinch salt

saucepan; boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly.


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SPORT
Champions off
to a flying start
CHIGWELL AND North London Raiders kicked-off their
Masters Division One season by
winning seven-goal thrillers.
Two own goals, along with
strikes from Adam Stolerman
and Scott Levy saw Chigwell
beat Brady 4-3, while goals from
Tony Plaskow, Alex Bourne,
Dave Lusman and Andrew
Wolfin saw The Raiders beat
HMH by the same scoreline.
St Johns Wood Tigers made
it two wins from two to top the
Division Two table as two goals
from Paul Herszaft, plus John
Perloffs strike saw them beat
Hendon Harriers 3-0.
Robert Botkai, Dean Ingram,
Leon Wise and Gary Burns all
scored in Temple Fortunes 4-1
win over Brady B, while Marc
Morris hit a hat-trick in reigning
champions London Lions Bs 43 win over Glenthorne, Danny
Gordon claimed their fourth.

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Avi on the mark with greatest


Sunday league free-kick

Poles deny fans


racist chanting
LEGIA WARSAW have denied
their fans chanted anti-Semitic
abuse during their Champions
League match against German
side Borussia Dortmund last
week.
The Polish side, who were
playing their first game in the
competition since 1995, claimed
reports were inaccurate, but did
apologise to anyone who was
offended by the chants.
A club statement said: The
media reports suggesting that
Legia fans supposedly shouted
Jude Jude BVB are not true. It
has been determined that the
fans shouted Nutte Nutte
BVB. This is a chant offensive
to Borussia Dortmund and their
fans, sung by fans of other German teams. It does not, however, have any anti-Semitic or
racist context. Nevertheless, we
truly apologise to German and
Polish fans of Borussia Dortmund who felt offended.

Avi Markiewicz takes aim as he fires in a sensational effort and celebrates his stunning strike (inset)

RC UK FC player-manager Avi Markiewicz


scored one of the greatest Maccabi
League goals one of four strikes that secured a resounding 7-0 win over floundering Faithfold B.
Its the second successive week his side
have scored seven times. Markiewicz said:
It's difficult to say if its the best I have
scored. I scored one from about 40 yards out,
a couple of seasons ago with London Rovers
against our title rivals King Crown with five
minutes to go, but its certainly up there. It felt
amazing to see it fly into the top corner.
Jonti Aremband scored twice, with Zalmy
Cohen also on target to complete the rout.
Delighted with the win, Makiewicz added: I
thought that we were yet again fantastic.
Theres no doubt we have got off to a
flyer and we want to keep up that momentum, clearly after 14 goals in two games and
conceding only one confidence is high, but
we also know it wont be like this every week
and we are going to remain grounded.
Hendon A are top of the Premier Division
on goal difference as goals from Rocky

Spitzer, Yoav Kestenbaum and Zac Lewis


saw them win 3-2 at Raiders A. Dean Nyman
claimed the only goal of the game as Redbridge A won 1-0 at Oakwood A.
London Lions A are the third team on six
points as James Gershfields strike saw them
to a 1-0 win at Camden Park.
Four goals from Reiss Mogilner inspired
Brady to a thumping win in their first game
of the season, Josh Newman and an own
goal completing the rout in a 6-0 win over
SPEC.
London Lions B made it two wins from
two in Division One, as goals from Theo
Azouz, Benji Weinberger, Michael Kenley,
Dom Feldman and an own goal saw them to
a 5-1 win at Brixton.
Goals from Richie Caplin, Carl Dobrin
andDaniel Bean saw Redbridge B to a 3-1
win over Oakwood B.
North London Raiders B claimed a 2-1
win over last seasons Division Two champions Scrabble, thanks to goals from Nicky
Woolf and Josh Goldstein.
Faithfold A kicked-off their season with a

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4-0 win over Athletic Bilbaum. Shai Davidi,


Jamie Kent, Marc Charles and Craig Cole
were all on target.
Los Blancos claimed their first win of the
season as goals from Svi Friedman, Avi
Kestenbaum and Jamie Kutner saw them to
a 3-1 win over Hendon B.
Catford & Bromley claimed their second
consecutive win in Division Two as Jason
Shoffmans double, plus strikes from playermanager Jeff Gotch and Tal Cohen saw
them to a 4-1 win at Hertswood Vale.
Simon Lindens reign as Temple Fortune
manager continued with a 3-2 win over
North London Raiders C. Zack Rich, Jorden
Sharifia and debutant Brett Stead were all
on target.
Redbridge C got their season off to a
winning start as goals from Oli Hambling
and Jimmy Castle saw them win 2-0 at Real
Hendon.
Mill Hill Dons claimed their first win of the
season as goals from Ariel Tamman, Nick
Phillips, Zach Cohenand Richard Hayim saw
them win 4-2 at FC Team B.

Israeli baseball
squad set for GB
TEAM ISRAEL has announced a
28-man squad ahead of the World
Baseball Class Qualifiers in New
York.
Facing Brazil, GB and Pakistan,
the winner will advance to take
part in the 2017 World Baseball
Classic, a tournament which features the worlds greatest players.
Managed by Jerry Weinstein,
the squad will include 2009 AllStar pitcher and New York native
Jason Marquis and five Israelis.
Peter Kurz, president of the Israel Association of Baseball, said:
This roster represents the most
exciting group of players that we
could assemble for the WBC qualifiers. Four years ago, Team Israel
was so close to qualifying for the
2012 WBC, so this year we are determined not to let the opportunity pass us by. Im confident that
manager Jerry Weinstein has selected an outstanding team that
will take Israel all the way to the
WBC in 2017. Our success will be
very positive for the future development of baseball in Israel.
Their first match against GB
takes place later today.

No Turkish delight
as Sela loses final
DUDI SELA lost Sundays Istanbul Challenger tournament final
after his Tunisian opponent
turned up for their match.
Malek Jaziri has dropped out
of matches, rather than face Israeli players in the past, withdrawing from a match in 2013
against Amir Weintraub, and
suspiciously dropped out of a
first round match last October, a
set up, with Sela awaiting him in
the second round.
However, there was no repeat
performance at the weekend,
and although Sela, ranked 74th
in the world comprehensively
won the first set 6-1, he then lost
the second by the same scoreline, before being suffering a
bagel in the third and decisive
set losing it 6-0.

Pezaro claims third Brilliant Beersheva Burnham boxes


Paralympic medal stun Inter at San Siro clever in latest win
INBAL PEZARO claimed Israels
third and final medal of the Rio
Paralympics when she won
bronze in the 200IM swimming
event.
The 29-year-old finished the
final a second slower than the
time she registered in the qualifying heat, though it was still
enough to claim Israels third
bronze medal of the Games and
her ninth overall.
She said: Its been a while
since I ended a race feeling that I
gave my absolute all. I ended this
final with a bittersweet feeling as
I feel that I wasnt able to produce my best and that is tough
for me. Nevertheless, Im happy
I managed to achieve something.
I have struggled to be at my
best this year, but I still won a

medal.
She had won three medals in
each of the previous two Paralympics, taking three bronzes in
2012 and three silvers four years
earlier, while also claiming a silver
and a bronze in Athens 2004.

HAPOEL BEERSHEVA claimed


one of Israeli footballs best
ever European club performances after they beat Inter
Milan 2-0.
Second half goals from
Miguel Vitor and Maor Buzaglo
secured them a famous win in
their opening Europa League
match. Coach Barak Bakhar
said: Before the game I said
wed be ready, that we had
prepared for this carefully.
Everything we had planned
worked and I am very happy
with this fantastic result. They
next host Southampton.
Elsewhere, Maccabi Tel Aviv
were the victims of one of the
most extraordinary comebacks in the history of European club football as they
spurned a 3-0 lead against

Beersheva celebrate their win

Russian side Zenit in the last


13 minutes, to lose their opening Group D clash 4-3.
Maccabi coach Shota Arveladze said: As a coach I have
never experienced anything
like this and I hope I never
do again.

JOSH BURNHAM endured a


frustrating second professional
fight on Saturday night, though
still had enough to beat his Bulgarian opponent on points.
The 23-year-old was taking on
Konstantin Alexandrov at York
Hall, and said: He was very frustrating to fight and was just trying
to survive, but I was pleased in
that I managed to get the job
done.
Taking part in his first sixround contest, he said: I felt
good and I could have gone another six after! But I felt comfortable, I live well and train
hard so I was ready!
Admitting he would have liked
to have finished the fight earlier,
he said: Yes, I would have, but at
the same time I didnt want to
rush in and get caught with a silly

Photo: Phil Sharkey

punch and potentially get a cut.


Hoping to get in one more
fight this year, with November
being earmarked, hes also
more confident than ever that
he can make his name as a pro.
As time goes on I get more
and more confident , with the
people around me and the way
Im settling [into the sport]
much more now!

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Maccabi GB
Southern
Football
League

MGBSFL
GOALSCORERS
6 Goals:
Jonti Aremband (RC UK FC)

4 Goals:
Reiss Mogilner (Brady Maccabi)
Zac Lewis (Hendon United A)

DIVISION
THE WEEK

Brixton Old Boys 1 London Lions B 5


Faithfold A 4 Athletic Bilbaum 0
Los Blancos 3 Hendon United B 1
NL Raiders B 2 Scrabble 1
Redbridge B 3 Oakwood B 1

TWO

RC UK FC

THE WEEK
JAMES HARPIN (LONDON LIONS B)
An outrageous save in a one-on-one
situation got down low and saved a
certain goal with his left foot to tip the
ball round the post.

JEFF GOTCH (CATFORD & BROMLEY)


We missed a penalty, hit the bar and hit
the post, well need to improve in front of
goal.!

FIXTURES:
Premier Division:
Camden Park vs Oakwood A
North London Raiders A vs FC Team A
SPEC vs Hendon United A
Woodford Wanderers vs Brady Maccabi
Division One:
Athletic Bilbaum vs Los Blancos
Faithfold A vs North London Raiders B
Oakwood B vs Hendon United B
Scrabble vs Finchley City

Dif Pts

14 13

Catford & Bromley 2

Temple Fortune

Redbridge C

L'Equipe

Mill Hill Dons

Faithfold B

-5

Boca Jewniors

NL Raiders C

-2

Hertswood Vale

-5

FC Team B

-7

Real Hendon

-8

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS:

Faithfold B vs
RC UK FC
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Player-manager of the week: Avi Markiewicz (RC UK FC)

Had to stand in at centre-back and


produced a top quality, faultless
performance

HENDON
UNITED A

Scored the opener and made


some critical challenges and
headers during the game

MILL HILL
DONS

Bossed the midfield, described as


being the best player on the pitch
by some distance

OAKWOOD
A

An integral cog of the team, was


superb once more and got his
name on the scoresheet

REDBRIDGE
C

Got his season off to a flying


start, as he netted four goals to
get season off to a bang

BRADY
MACCABI

24 14 19

24 20 18

Dif Pts

London Lions

20 13 18

Bushey Sports Club 7

19 9

Belstone

18 10 14

16

10 8

19

Wormley Rovers 6

15 7

14

Havant & Water 7

14 9

18

Standon & Puck 6

18 7

13

AFC Sudbury

12 4

12

Letchworth

17 9

11

Needham Market 7

11 1

12

Bognor Regis

13 5

11

Folkestone Inv

10

Harlow Town

11 2

10

13 1

10

11 -3

10

Burgess Hill Town 7

10 0

Canvey Island

12 -1

Dulwich Hamlet 7

12 -1

Hendon

-2

Lowestoft Town 7

Kingstonian

10 -2

Harrow Borough 7
Billericay Town

2
2

5
9

-3

-2

Sandridge Rovers 6

10 6

11

Ware Sports

16 -1

10

Chipperfield

11 -6

Buntingford Town 7

12 -11

Hatfield Social

-12

Knebworth

-7

Sarratt

-12

Cuffley

-14

Evergreen

-18

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W D

London Maccabi 1

Abbey F.C.

-4 3

GD Pts
3

Colney Heath

F.C.Deportivo

Garston

-5

Merstham

11 0

North Greenford 0

0
0

Grays Athletic

-9

Winchmore Hill

Enfield Town

-3

Latymer Old Boys 1

-4 0

Leatherhead

-6

Met Police

-10

MGBSFL Premier Division Reiss Mogilner


4 (Brady Maccabi) Division Two Avi
Markiewicz 4 (RC UK FC) Masters League
Division Two Marc Morris (Maccabi
London Lions B) Watford Friendly League
U18 Mikey Perkins 4, Akivia Levin (both
Maccabi London Lions White) U15 Sam
Taylor (Brady Maccabi Black) U14 Jake
Greenfield (Brady Maccabi Red) U13
Sam Abrahams (HMH Galaxy) U12 Aron
Harounoff 6 (Hendon United White), Zane
Appleson-Fidler 7, Jesse Tapnack 4 Ezra
Aaron, Rafi Burns (all Maccabi London
Lions White), Yona King (Maccabi
London Lions Green) Daniel Attar, Yoni
Marcus (both NWLJ), Jake Benezra 4
(Brady Maccabi White) U7 Rex Zekaria
(HMH Haifa)

Danny Hakimi
JN

JN

Reiss Mogilner

Avi Markiewicz

JN

JN

JN

P W D L F Dif Pts
Maccabi Tel-Aviv 4 3 1 0 10 6 10
Mac Petach-Tikva 4 3 1 0 6 4 10
Hapoel Beer-Sheva 4 2 1 1 6 3
7
Maccabi Haifa
4 2 1 1 4 1
7
Beitar Jerusalem 4 1 3 0 9 3
6
Hapoel Haifa
4 2 0 2 7 1
6
Hap Kiryat Shmona 4 1 3 0 6 1
6
Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv 4 1 2 1 3 0
5
Hapoel Ashkelon 4 1 2 1 4 -2
5
Hapoel Kfar-Saba 4 1 1 2 4 -2
4
Bnei Sakhnin FC 4 1 1 2 2 -3
4
Hapoel Tel-Aviv
4 0 2 2 3 -3
2
FC Ashdod
4 0 1 3 2 -4
1
Hapoel Ra'anana 4 0 1 3 1 -5
1
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Brett Stead

JN

P W D L F Dif Pts
St John's Wood 2 2 0 0 8 8
6
Temple Fortune 1 1 0 0 4 3
3
London Lions B 1 1 0 0 4 1
3
Glenthorne
2 1 0 1 7 1
3
EDRS Stonegrove 1 0 0 1 2 -2 0
Brady Maccabi B 1 0 0 1 1 -3 0
Hendon Harriers 1 0 0 1 0 -3 0
Marshside
1 0 0 1 0 -5 0
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RESULTS TABLES REPORTS


PHOTO GALLERIES VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Player of
the week:
Danny
Hakimi

Carl Dobrin

Brady Maccabi B 1 Temple Fortune 4


Glenthorne 3 Maccabi London Lions B 4
Hendon Harriers 0 St Johns Wood Tigers 3

MGB(S)FL MASTERS
WINGATE LONDON LIONS

HEROES

Thomas Prais

MANAGEMENT DIV 2

2016/2017
SEASON

jewishnews.co.uk/category/sport/football/wingate/

JN

P W D L F Dif Pts
Chigwell
1 1 0 0 4 1
3
NL Raiders
1 1 0 0 4 1
3
Brady A
2 1 0 1 5 0
3
London Lions A 1 0 1 0 3 0
1
Scrabble
1 0 1 0 3 0
1
HMH
2 0 0 2 4 -2
0
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LIGAT
HAAL

GARSTON

Wingate & Fin

JN

Rafe Neiman

JN

JN

Dif Pt

Yehudah Fink

Avi Korman
Ariel Tammam

W D

Abbey FC 3 London Lions 11

Watford Friendly League U18 Harvesters


South 2 Maccabi London Lions White 8
League Cup First Round HMH United 1
Hampstead 0, Brady Maccabi Red 6
Harvesters East 3 Blue Division
Chorleywood Common Reds 1 Brady
Maccabi Blue 1 U16 AEK Black 3
Maccabi London Lions White 1 White
Division Omonia White 2 Brady Maccabi
Blue 1 U15 Maccabi London Lions White
3 AC Finchley 4, Maccabi London Lions
White 4 Borehamwood Crusaders 1
Challenge Cup First Round Brady
Maccabi Black 9 St Greegorys United 1,
Hinton and Finchley Revolution Heroes 2
NWLJ 3 Blue Division Omonia Green 6
Brady Maccabi Blue 2 U14 Maccabi
London Lions Blue 2 Hadleywood &
Wingate 4 White Division Edmonton
Rangers Lions 10 HMH Foxes 2 Green
Division HMH Panthers 3 AEK Youth Gold
2, Brady Maccabi Red 4 Alexandra Park
South 1, 100% Soccer School 11 Brady
Maccabi White 0 U13 Hendon United
Netanya 3 Brady Maccabi Red 1,
Edmonton Eagles 8 Maccabi London
White 4, AC Finchley 2 Maccabi London
Lions Blue 4 Green Division HMH Galaxy
4 St Albans City East 2 Yellow Division
Brady Maccabi HGS 3 HMH Cosmos 1
White Division Harvesters East 3 Brady
Maccabi White 2 U12 Hendon United
White 11 HMH Bears 0, Maccabi London
Lions White 23 Wodson Park Youth 0,
Maccabi London Lions Green 4 MLL Blue
5, Whetstone Wanderers 9 Maccabi
London Lions Yellow 2 Purple Division
NWLJ 13 Omonia Youth Silver 0, Hendon
United White 11 HMH Bears 0 Blue Division
HMH Dynamo 6 Hadley Rangers North 3
Yellow Division HMH Galaxy 5 Omonia
White 1, HMH Juniors 4 Colney Heath
Jackdraws 3, Hendon United Red 2 Brady
Maccabi Red 0, Brady Maccabi White 7
Hadley Rangers 4 Green Division Brady
Maccabi Blue 2 Alexandra Park South 1
Excel League U13 Friendly HMH
Dynamo 4 Hampstead 0

Team of the wee


k

W D

P
Bovingdon

Worthing

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London Lions 2 Sarratt 0

Tonbridge Angels7

Staines Town

RESULTS

Division Two:
FC Team B vs LEquipe
Mill Hill Dons vs Catford & Bromley
NL Raiders C vs Boca Jewniors
Redbridge C vs Faithfold B
Temple Fortune vs RC UK FC

Faithfold B 0 RC UK FC 7
FC Team B 2 Mill Hill Dons 4
Hertswood Vale 1 Catford & Brom 4
Real Hendon 0 Redbridge C 2
Temple Fortune 3 NL Raiders C 2
L

AVI MARKIEWICZ (RC UK FC)


A stunning quickly-taken free-kick from
25 yards out, curled an unstoppable
effort of unfathomable trajectory into the
top corner

2 Goals:
Jeff Gotch (Catford & Bromley)
Jason Shoffman (Catford & Bromley)
Yoav Kestenbaum (Hendon United A)
Rocky Spitzer (Hendon United A)
Josh Cohen (Hertswood Vale)
Sam Cantor (Oakwood A)
Sam Modlin (Oakwood B)
Liron Mannie (North London Raiders A)
Benji Weinberger (London Lions B)
James Berkley (Redbridge A)
Ben Chernoff (Redbridge B)
Zack Rich (Temple Fortune)

THE WEEK

P W D L F Dif Pts
London Lions B 2 2 0 0 8 6
6
Redbridge B
2 2 0 0 7 4
6
NL Raiders B
2 2 0 0 5 2
6
Faithfold A
1 1 0 0 4 4
3
Finchley City FC 1 1 0 0 4 2
3
Los Blancos
2 1 0 1 5 0
3
Scrabble
1 0 0 1 1 -1
0
Oakwood B
2 0 0 2 3 -3
0
Brixton Old Boys 1 0 0 1 1 -4
0
Hendon United B 2 0 0 2 3 -4
0
Athletic Bilbaum 2 0 0 2 1 -6
0
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W D

Leiston

3 Goals:
Joel Lassman (Catford & Bromley)
Richard Fogelman (Faithfold B)

ONE

Emirates FA Cup
Second Round Qualifying:
Wingate & Finchley 0 Tonbridge Angels 3

5 Goals:
Avi Markiewicz (RC UK FC)

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P W D L F Dif Pts
Hendon Utd A 2 2 0 0 9 4
6
London Lions A 2 2 0 0 4 2
6
Redbridge A
2 2 0 0 4 2
6
Brady Maccabi 1 1 0 0 6 6
3
Oakwood A
2 1 0 1 5 4
3
Camden Park 1 0 0 1 0 -1
0
Woodford
1 0 0 1 2 -1
0
NL Raiders A
2 0 0 2 4 -2
0
FC Team A
1 0 0 1 3 -3
0
SPEC FC
2 0 0 2 0 -11 0
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MANAGEMENT DIV 1
Chigwell 4 Brady Maccabi A 3
North London Raiders 4 HMH 3

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Brady Maccabi 6 SPEC 0


Camden Park 0 London Lions A 1
NL Raiders A 2 Hendon United A 3
Oakwood A 0 Redbridge A 1

HERTFORDSHIRE
SENIOR

RYMAN
LEAGUE

Benjy Weinberger
JN

HENDON
UNITED B

Kept the score line respectable in


the second half pulling off some
incredible saves

TEMPLE
FORTUNE

Enjoyed a superb debut, was solid


throughout at the heart of the Fortune
defence and scored a goal to boot

REDBRIDGE
A

Rolled back the years with a superb


performance of class and
experience

REDBRIDGE
B

Brilliant performance in the middle


of the park, which he capped off
with a deserved goal

LONDON
LIONS B

A wonderful performance with a


goal and assist in the first half in a
starring role

RC UK FC

Scored four goals including two


stunners, and claimed a handful of
assists in a near-perfect 90 minutes

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