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THE HERO
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An injured soldier who
saves children is just
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superheroes. Noga
Tarnopolsky met him

f Asael Lubotzky were a doctor in the UK, heads

would turn when he entered a hospital. Handsome,


confident and with a ready smile, he is the sort of
man who attracts attention, but it is the specially
modified crutches on which he leans that would
set him apart. Sadly this is not the case in Israel,
where the sight of a young man with battle scars is
all too commonplace and where Lubotzky, the senior
resident in pediatric medicine at Jerusalems iconic
Shaare Zedek hospital, inhabits two worlds, as that
of healer and of the walking wounded.
If people stare at Lubotsky in the hospital, it is not
because they are fascinated by his crutches with torches
on the handles and suction pads on the base, but because
they recognise him as the young doctor who has become
something of a celebrity since publishing a memoir that
turned into a local bestseller.
His book, From the Wilderness and Lebanon, is about
his experience of battling the Shiite militia Hezbollah in
lieuLebanon where, in 2006 at the age of 23, he was a lieu
tenant in the Golani brigade commanding a platoon of
30 soldiers.
Lubotzky was almost killed when a missile registered
a direct hit on the spot on which he was standing in the
tank. He survived with extensive wounds and with one leg
so badly mangled his doctors were close to amputating it.
Lubotzkys circumstances are extraordinary by any
standard, but at Shaare Zedek, which in English means
Gates of Justice, they have been treating the war wounded
for almost 115 years and the hospital permeates with
stories like his that beggar belief.

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f Asael Lubotzky were a doctor in the UK, heads


would turn when he entered a hospital. Handsome,
confident and with a ready smile, he is the sort of
man who attracts attention, but it is the specially
modified crutches on which he leans that would
set him apart. Sadly this is not the case in Israel,
where the sight of a young man with battle scars is
all too commonplace and where Lubotzky, the senior
resident in pediatric medicine at Jerusalems iconic
Shaare Zedek hospital, inhabits two worlds, as that
of healer and of the walking wounded.
If people stare at Lubotsky in the hospital, it is not
because they are fascinated by his crutches with torches
on the handles and suction pads on the base, but because
they recognise him as the young doctor who has become
something of a celebrity since publishing a memoir that
turned into a local bestseller.
His book, From the Wilderness and Lebanon, is about
his experience of battling the Shiite militia Hezbollah in
Lebanon where, in 2006 at the age of 23, he was a lieutenant in the Golani brigade commanding a platoon of
30 soldiers.
Lubotzky was almost killed when a missile registered
a direct hit on the spot on which he was standing in the
tank. He survived with extensive wounds and with one leg
so badly mangled his doctors were close to amputating it.
Lubotzkys circumstances are extraordinary by any
standard, but at Shaare Zedek, which in English means
Gates of Justice, they have been treating the war wounded
for almost 115 years and the hospital permeates with
stories like his that beggar belief.

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Israeli-based charity Save


A Childs Heart (SACH)
held the UK premiere of
A Heartbeat Away, a
documentary by Israeli
film-makers Tal Barda and
Noam Pinchas. The 60
attendees also enjoyed an
exclusive Q&A with Barda
and Pinchas afterwards.
They were joined by a
number of VIPs, including
Itzik Coriat, the general
manager of United Bank
Mizrahi UK, and Menalesh
Meti from Ethiopian
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A woman who has dedicated her life to ensure the


Shoah will not be forgotten
will receive an Honorary
Doctorate of the University
of Huddersfield. Survivor
Iby Knill will receive the
award for her services to
Holocaust commemoration
and education in November.

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Special School in Hackney,
where he also had the honour of putting up a mezuzah
on a new classroom.
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Residents and supporters of Jewish Cares


Rosetrees home at Betty
and Asher Loftus Way, in
Friern Barnet, enjoyed a
tea with the Mayor and
Mayoress of Barnet, Councillor David Longstaff and
Gillian Griffiths, and Jewish
Cares president Lord Levy.

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During a recent visit


to Northern Ireland,
Barnet Conservative
Councillor and Jewish
News columnist Brian
Gordon met with the Lord
Mayor of Belfast, Alderman
Brian Kingston, at Belfast
City Hall.

Clore Shalom reception


pupils Max Bispham, Harry
Curtis, Elisheva Morris,
Sophia Hartstone and Kara
Engel got into the Rosh
Hashanah spirit by enjoying
apple and honey and playing with the shofar.

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University Jewish Chaplaincys Rabbi


Mordechai Zeller sounding
the Shofar in the middle of
Cambridge market place to
announce the arrival of him
and his wife Lea TaraginZeller as the new chaplaincy
at Cambridge and East
Anglia universities.

And be seen!

Catch up on all the latest events this week from in


and around the community.

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Ten-year-old Cyan
Darkenwon JW3s Rosh
Hashanah card competition.
She said: Im so happy and
proud to win the competition. The cards are for sale
in the JW3 reception, with
proceeds going to support
the charitable work of JW3.

The girls at the GIFT Summer Camp enjoyed sharing


kindness and chesed, which
included flower picking for
the residents of Jewish Blind
and Disabled, and ended
with a performance at
Jewish Cares Selig Court
Care Home in Golders Green.

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Eli Minsky, 2, sounded


the Shofar at Kisharons
Tuffkid Nursery in Golders
Green.

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Six Habonim Dror chalutzim


[pioneers] have travelled
to Israel for the nine-month
Shnat Hachshara gap year
programme, where they will
spend time on a kibbutz and
teach English in schools.
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Family announcements
Harley Conway celebrated his
barmitzvah at Stanmore United
Synagogue.

Waitrose shoppers in
Temple Fortune raised
220 for Jewish Cares
Michael Sobell Community
Centre in Golders Green as
part of the stores Community Matters scheme.

Natalie Tahor & Marc Triber were


married at Shendish Manor.

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EMUNAH IN ISRAEL

Jack Mindel was given a signed copy of an autobiography from one of his favourite singers to help
celebrate his 100th birthday. After reading in Jewish News that Jack is a big fan of Sophie Tucker,
reader Nathan Dony got in touch and presented him with the signed copy from her 1952 UK tour.

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Emunah is preparing for
its two-day trip to Israel,
which will take in the 13th
anniversary celebrations at
Neve Landy youth village,
plus visits to projects
around the country, with
two nights in a Tel Aviv
hotel. For more details:
deborah@emunah.org.uk

Bnai Brith Young Professionals (BBYP) enjoyed a


perfect summers day in
Regents Park at this years
Klezmer in the Park festival,
which was organised by the
Jewish Music Institute.
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Jacks birthday is full of song

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UNIFORM PROJECT

Mitzvah Day, the Liberal


Jewish Synagogue Drop-in
for Asylum Seeker Families
and Uniform4Kids teamed
up to provide uniforms for
children of asylum seekers
starting the new school
term. LJS Rabbi Alexandra
Wright said: The project
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to have new uniform for the
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Pearl and Lionel Winston


celebrated their 70th
wedding anniversary
with residents, staff and
volunteers at Jewish Cares
Hyman Fine Care Home
where they live. They were
joined by Brighton Mayor,
Councillor Pete West, and
Rabbi Vivian Silverman
from Brighton and Hove
Hebrew Congregation.

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on old flavours
Good news for foodies just in
time for the new year, Ottolenghis
classic cookbook from 2008 has been
relaunched, with all 140 mouthwatering recipes revisited. Devised
alongside Sami Tamimi, this culinary bible became
a sensation when it was first published. Here are two
delicious recipes guaranteed to spice up your High Holy Days

APPLE AND OLIVE OIL CAKE


WITH MAPLE ICING
Serves 4

pomegranate
2 medium fennel heads
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp sumac, plus extra to garnish
Juice of 1 lemon
10g picked tarragon leaves
10g parsley, roughly chopped
70g Greek feta cheese, sliced
Salt and black pepper
This salad has all the little bursts of flavour we look for in a dish. The little explosions
of sweetness from the pomegranate seeds, for example, along with the tart astringency
of the sumac. Its lovely to eat as it is, or else served alongside some grilled fish or roasted
meat. If youre looking for a substitute to the pomegranate but want to keep the colour
and sweetness, dried cranberries or sour cherries also work well.
Start by releasing the pomegranate seeds. The best way to do it is to halve the pomegranate
along its belly (you only need half a pomegranate here), then hold the half firmly in your
hand with the seeds facing your palm. Over a large bowl, start bashing the back of the fruit
with a wooden spoon. Dont hit too hard or youll bruise the seeds and break the skin. Magically, the seeds will just fall out. Pick out any white skin that falls in.
Remove the leaves of the fennel, keeping a few to garnish later, and trim the base, making
sure you leave enough of it still attached to hold the slices together. Slice very thinly lengthwise (a mandolin would come in handy here).
In a bowl, mix the olive oil, sumac, lemon juice, herbs and some salt and pepper. Add the
fennel and toss well. Taste for seasoning but remember, the feta will add saltiness.
Layer the fennel, then the feta and then the pomegranate seeds in individual serving
dishes. Garnish with fennel leaves, sprinkle over some sumac and serve immediately.

Grease a 20cm springform cake tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment. Place the
sultanas and water in a medium saucepan and simmer over a low heat until all of the water has been
absorbed. Leave to cool.
Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan/Gas Mark 5. Sift the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder
and bicarbonate of soda. Set aside.
Put the oil and sugar in the bowl of a freestanding electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment
(or use a whisk if you dont have a mixer). Slit the vanilla pod lengthways in half and, using a sharp
knife, scrape the seeds out into the bowl. Beat the oil, sugar and vanilla together, then gradually add
the eggs. The mix should be smooth and thick at this stage. Mix in the diced apples, sultanas and
lemon zest, then lightly fold in the sifted dry ingredients.
Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl, either by hand or with a mixer, until they have a soft
meringue consistency. Fold them into the batter in two additions, trying to lose as little air as possible.
Pour the batter into the lined tin, level it with a palette knife and place in the oven. Bake for 1
hours, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and leave to
cool in the tin.
Once the cake is completely cold, you can assemble it. Remove from the tin and use a large
serrated knife to cut it horizontally in half. You should end up with two similar discs. If the cake is
very domed, you might need to shave a bit off the top half to level it.
To make the icing, beat together the butter, muscovado sugar and maple syrup until light and airy.
You can do this by hand, or, preferably, in a mixer, using the paddle attachment. Add the cream cheese
and beat until the icing is totally smooth.
Using a palette knife, spread a 1cm-thick layer of icing over the bottom half of the cake. Carefully
place the top half on it. Spoon the rest of the icing on top and use the palette knife to create a pattern.
Dust it with icing sugar, if you like.
Extracted from Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (Ebury Press, 27). Photos by Richard Learoyd

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am the last Jew of Essaouira! saysJosef


Sebag amid his bric-a-brac shop stuffed
with Nubian masks,priapic fetish
objects, dog-eared vol-umes on African
esoterica and exqui-site antique amulets
wrought byMoroccan Jewish silversmiths.
Sebags not going anywhere. He loves this
Moroccan seaside townwhere he was born, as
were genera-tions of his family before him. Not
thathes spent all his life here. A consummate
cosmopolitan, hewas educated in Casablanca
before living for 15 years in New York City. He
even weirds me out by knowingBrixton, that
gritty but rapidly-gentrify-ing south London
suburb where I live.Brixton. Yeah, Brixton. Its
a flour-ishing area. Its coming back.Speaking
of areas that are rapidly gentrifying and flourishing, Essaouirais fast on its way to becoming a
kind of Marrakech-on-Sea.
In the 20 years since he returned here and
opened his eclectic emporium, Sebag has seen
Essaouira be-come reborn. Its a hip city. Its a
coolcity. Its safe, its quiet, its tranquil. Writers
and artists come here, they rent anapartment
and they stay.Hip isnt necessarily a word
I expected to come from the mouth of this
mid-50s antiquarian but, come to think of it,
with his crisp white shirt andchunky amber
pendant, he does exude a certain enduring Beat
with-it-ness.
The same could be said of Essaouira. Like
Marrakech, it may be be-coming but thankfully
it retains a laid-back quality that the better
knownMoroccan metropolis lacks. One thing a

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keen Morocco hand no-tices immediately
upon rocking up inEssaouira by bus or plane
(easyJetsbeen flying in directly from London
Luton since last year; no stag or hen par-ties
visible yet) is the absence of those moustachioed, vaguely David Niven-ish salesmen of
carpets and twirly-toed leather slippers who so,
er, distinctlymark many a Moroccan city trip.
Essaouira seems to be blithely hold-ing
on to its character: very mellow for Morocco,
fishy thanks to its still-busyport and windy as
hell gale-force gusts blow in straight from the
Atlantic, tempering the sometimes fierce heat.
Oh, and cheap did I mention cheap? Apart
from the odd spruced-upriad and a five-star
hotel, this is still aplace where you can have
yourself aspanking fresh fish supper for south
of afiver. Indeed , so characterful is the city that
bits of Game of Thrones were recently shot
here on the striking 18th century fortifications
although, hilariously, no-one in town seems to
have heard of the blood- and boob-heavy HBO
hit.

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ROSH HASHANAH is a time for sweetness, celebration and reflection. It


is often tinged with bitterness and sorrow, too. The Hebrew year 5776 has
seen many ups and downs for the Jewish community, here in the UK and
across the diaspora. It began with Jeremy Corbyns election as Labour Party
leader and ended with Jeremy Corbyns election as Labour Party leader.
The intervening 12 months saw the dissolution of trust between the
Jewish community and Her Majestys official Opposition. This came via a
series of ill-fitting plasters applied to injuries caused by a spate of vicious
comments, most made online. There followed the highly-anticipated report
into Labour anti-Semitism by Shami Chakrabarti, which ignored both the
fire and the smoke, and instead suggested that drumroll please antiSemitism is a bad thing best avoided.
Elsewhere, Jewish leaders, who maintained pressure on the Government to allow more child refugees into the country, finally met with some
success, while in the world of education, the Government scrapped its 50
percent faith-based admissions cap, meaning Jews may now make up the
majority in Jewish free schools.
In Israel the so-called knife intifada, sparked in part by tensions over
the status of the Temple Mount and enflamed by a Palestinian social media
campaign of incitement, has see the deaths of 30 Israelis and 217 Palestinians in the past 12 months. It may be too much to hope that 5777 will bring
a momentous shift in relations between Israel and the Palestinians, but we
will never give up our prayers for peace. Let us hope next Rosh Hashanah
will see us experience hope rather than bitterness.
Jewish News wishes its loyal readers a happy Rosh Hashanah. May we
all enjoy a sweeter new year.
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belongs (quite proudly,though, Id guess) to a


private club of which Im the only member.But
urday. And then:1948. Shepherded by an ardent
Zionist movement, MoroccosJews decamped
en masse to Israel and beyond, shrinking the
populationwithin the country from 350,000 to
3,000 in a couple of decades eyond, shrinking
the populationwithin the country from 350,000
to 3,000 in a couple of decades ntry from.

But, hang on, somethings missing from that


character profile the Jews. Essaouira didnt
used to be Essaouira.It was Jewish Mogador.
No sooner had the then-sultan builtthe young
city in 1765 than, spicing-up the invitation with
tax incentives, he invited Jewish merchants
from far andwide to live here and make it
prosper. And so it did. And so did the Jews to
the point that, for much of its history, they
outnumbered the Muslim population of the
thriving city. This was Timbuktus port, where
multifarious goods arrived bycamel from that
desert trading post to be shipped throughout
the known world. There were 40 synagogues
in town; Mogador was probably the quietest
place in Moroccoon a Saturday. And then:1948.
Shepherded by an ardent Zionist movement,
MoroccosJews decamped en masse to Israel
and beyond, shrinking the populationwithin
the country from 350,000 to 3,000 in a couple
of decades.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Please send your letters to


PO Box 43296, London NW5 1YW | letters@thejngroup.com

WHAT BETTER WAY TO


COMBAT PREJUDICE?
In last weeks edition of
Jewish News (22 September),
letter writer Shmuel Halevi castigated the Progressive movements for helping to bring Muslim
refugees to this country.
He wrote in his letter: Arabs
have been subjected to disgusting anti-Jewish propaganda.
They will automatically bring
their Jew-hating baggage
with them.
In that case, what better to

reverse the effects of the hatefilled anti-Semitic indoctrination


to which Mr Halevi refers than to
show Syrian refugees how kind,
generous, humane and welcoming the British Jewish community
really is?
If anything is likely to promote
hatred of Jews, it is the views
expressed by Mr Halevi.

Gabriel Webber
By email

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Alan Cohens experience


on an easyJet flight
from Israel of unruly
Orthodox children is
not new (Jewish News,
8 September).
Mr Cohen might have
suggested to the parents
that they could go and
play outside!
That often has had the
desired effect on other
airlines anyway.

John Tilsiter
Radlett

WITHOUT FACTS
THERE ARE JUST
SMEARS AND
DENIAL
In Jewish News (22 September), Roslyn Pine manages to sink to a new low by
invoking personal invective
and character assassination
while defending the standard Israeli government line.
She attacks Jewish News
columnist Emily Hiltons account of the eviction of the
Palestinian villagers of Susiya on the West Bank by asserting that the Palestinians
were not expelled in 1986
because the village of Susiya
didnt exist then.According to her, the Palestinians
are being expelled because
they have erected illegal
structures - the reason given
by the Israeli High Court.
But she fails to describe the
underlying basis of this case.
According to Wikipedia, the
village of Khirbet SusyaSusiya predates the State of
Israel by about 100 years.
In 1986, this land was expropriated by the state and
the inhabitants expelled.
We could ask the obvious
question: how is it possible
for the Jewish settlements in
area C to establish and geographically expand without
displacing Palestinians from
their land? Perhaps that is
why Pine demonises these
NGOs. Without the facts,
what is left but smears?

Jewish News wrong to


criticise Rabbi Mizrachi

FREE SPEECH IS
FOUNDATION OF
OUR CIVILISATION
I would like to share with
Jewish News readers my
poem, which sets out what I
believe are the fundamental
tenets of free speech:

EE
Corbyn
I know nothing of the beliefs and
FR
at JW3
Full house for
teachings of Rabbi Yosef MizraJewish News
Labour Q&A
chi other than the contents of
your front page (Jewish News, 8
Ready to make a splash in Rio!
September) and, quite frankly, I
dont want to. However, to refer
to him as a hate preacher
dilutes the standard definition
of hate preachers such as Abu
Hamza and Anjem Choudary.
He may be misguided, deluChief condemns fellow minister who says sick
children are being punished for past sins
sional or just plain crackers to
claim things such as disabled
children are being punished by
God, but he is not in the mould
This is not a get-rich-quick scheme.
Its a pay-tax-slow scheme.
of real hate preachers. To equate
the two is similar to referring to a guest house with a strict landlady
where you must be in by 9.30pm otherwise you will be locked out as
being like a concentration camp.
Please dont fall into the trap of conflating the two.

Jewish

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I believe firmly in the right


of free speech
Which to me means that
each
And every one of us
Has the right to trust
That our view on any
subject matter
Can safely be shared with
any other person

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RABBI OF HATE
THE CHIEF Rabbi has criticised a
controversial Orthodox minister
who claims sick children are being
punished for sins in a former
life, in the week 600 people
signed a petition calling for
the US-based rabbi to be
banned from the UK.
Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi, who
lectured children in the UK
two years ago and is understood to be planning
another visit next week,
was roundly condemned
as a hate preacher by
community members
and representatives.

Yosef Mizrachi

Mizrachi, who has also provoked


outrage by claiming that fewer than
one million halachic Jews were
killed in the Holocaust, claims Downs
syndrome and autism are punishments for previous sins and blind children are serving penance for
watching pornography in a past life.
A spokesman for Ephraim Mirvis
said: The Chief Rabbi has often
spoken about the importance of our
communities being places of warmth
and inclusion. We do not expect that
any of our rabbis or communities
would wish to host a speaker who
threatens to disrupt that precious atmosphere, with views which cause

widespread offence and upset.


An online petition, which describes Mizrachis views as cultish,
divisive and contemptible, has
been signed by 600 people, including leading figures in British Jewry.
Jeremy Newmark, director of the
Jewish Labour Movement and former chief executive of the Jewish
Leadership Council, said: This hate
preacher should stay out of the UK.
Former Three Faiths Forum director
Stephen Shashoua wrote: Hate
should be given no oxygen.
Sociologist and author Keith KahnHarris said: Jews have hate preachers too, sadly. While this guy doesnt

recruit directly for violent groups,


there is a violence to his views.
Videos online show Mizrachi
telling Jewish children that God
only wants [the disabled child] here
40 years to suffer Why? You spoke
bad about people for the previous
life, now you going to feel what it is
to live 40 years without be able to
say a word [sic].
Mizrachi, who said this week
that his UK visit would be a private affair held in someones
house, has also suggested that
Ashkenazi Jews were killed in
the Holocaust because they
went to college.
Ephraim Mirvis

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Calm down and dont be


led by the hungry press to
get things out of perspective.
Rabbi Mizrachi isnt a
hate preacher there is no
comparison here. The best
Id call him is overenthusiastic, sometimes.
I have enjoyed all his
CDs and videos for years,
and will continue to listen
and be inspired, as he only
speaks good.

Chaim Scott
Finchley

www.hbfs.co.uk

Can Jewish News explain by what licence


it published the nasty and vicious headline
Rabbi of Hate about a respected and highly
successful kiruv rabbi (Jewish News, 8 September)?
Rabbi Yossi Mizrachi, with his remarkable
talent, has brought countless numbers of
Jewish people back to their roots. He has a
worldwide listenership running into six figures,
people of all faiths and denominations who
have come to have a deep respect for the
Jewish people and Judaism.
Can it be that there is jealousy in the rabbinate? Those who are the most outspoken
critics, including rabbis with fancy titles, cannot achieve a fraction of what Rabbi Mizrachi
has achieved.
The only hate involved here is the hate
campaign against Rabbi Mizrachi.

Suzy Bennett
Edgware

Provided that what we write


or say
Does not in any way
Deliberately seek to
Disseminate
Inculcate
Or vindicate
Pure hatred of or prejudice
towards
A person whose view does
not accord
With ours

SLAUGHTER IS BRUTAL
SHECHITA INCLUDED
Referring to Alan Millers comments
on shechita (letters, Jewish News,
15 September), killing is killing and
murder is murder. There is nothing humane about it. The farming
Industry is an animal holocaust thats
destroying our planet. Becoming
a vegetarian and then a vegan has
made a great difference to my life,
health and well-being.
I will never tell anyone what to buy
or eat we all have a free choice.
However, I wish human beings would
take time to ponder what an animal
goes through before it is slaughtered,
purely for our satisfaction.
As a cow waits in line to be murdered, it knows it is at the end of its life.
That is why they cry with tears, shake, urinate, defecate and sometimes try to
escape, while waiting for the inevitable.
As for dairy cows, they are artificially inseminated within three months of
giving birth and this goes on most of their life (if you can call it a life). Eating
meat, kosher or otherwise, is not something to be proud of. It is a trait we
should shun.

Pamela Cohen
NW11

THANKS FOR SHARING!

This is easier to say or write


Than to do right?
But free speech is the
foundation
Of our western civilisation
Long may it continue
In my considered view
But of course you
Are completely free
To disagree
With me

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News / Shimon Peres

Towering statesmans
death is end of an era
Prince Charles and Boris Johnson
will attend Shimon Peres state
funeral on Mount Herzl.

The heir to the throne and foreign


minister will take their place alongside fellow international dignitaries
and world leaders at Israels national
cemetery on Friday. Peres former
aide Yona Bartal said the funeral
plans have been made in line with
the late prime ministers wishes.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
led British Jewrys reaction, saying
Peres gave hope to millions and
was the greatest living example
of an unshakable belief in the pur-

suit of peace against all odds. He


added: From him we learned we
must never let go of that audacious
commitment to peace, even when
all around are ready to do so.
Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks
said Peres was a great visionary
whose death marked the end of an
era, in which outstanding leaders
showed as much courage in pursuit
of peace as they did in war.
The Board of Deputies hailed
Peres as a towering statesman and
humanitarian, adding: We hope
that his example will inspire a new
generation of peacemakers.
Sir Mick Davis, chairman of the
Jewish Leadership Council, said
Peres was a tireless campaigner
for peace in the region and an inspiration to Jewish people across the
world in his pursuit of that goal.
Ella Rose, director of the Jewish
Labour Movement, called the late
prime minister a giant of a man
who inspired the world to believe.
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Educational Trust chief executive Karen Pollock said Peres was
a huge loss while Senior Reform
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner

said: I will miss a great man. His


memory will be a blessing.
World Jewish Reliefs Richard
Verber said: Few politicians can
go from being fiercely partisan and
divisive to loved by all.

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Shimon Peres was the essence of Israel, said U.S.
President Barack Obama, as world leaders lined up to
pay tributes on news of the Israeli statesmans death.
We are in his debt, said Obama. He worked
with every US president since JFK, no one did more
to build the alliance between our two countries.
Ban Ki-moon, secretary-general of the United
Nations, said: He worked tirelessly for a two-state
solution Even in the most difficult hours, he remained
an optimist about the prospects for reconciliation.
Hillary and Bill Clinton called Peres a true and
treasured friend and said Israel had lost a genius
with a big heart who used his gifts to imagine a
future of reconciliation, not conflict.
The Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who
Peres said was a partner for peace, returned the
compliment, calling Peres a man of peace and a
great loss to humanity and the region.
Israels opposition leader Isaac Herzog said he
had lost a a teacher and mentor, adding that his
dream of an Israeli and Palestinian state living sideby-side one another in peace will be implemented.
From the UK, Prime Minister Theresa May said
he was a great man a visionary and courageous
statesman, who worked relentlessly for peace and
never lost hope that this would one day be achievable.
Former premier Gordon Brown said he would be
mourned on every continent by men and women
committed to ending war, adding: He understood the
importance of negotiation because he understood the
cost of war. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the role
Peres played in the peace process in the 1990s should
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News / Shimon Peres


PERES TIMELINE

1923 Born in Wiszniew in Poland


(now Belarus)

1934 Joins his father in British


Mandate Palestine

1938-44 Grows up on a kibbutz,


leads youth wing of Ben-Gurions
party

A true gentleman
of Israeli politics
By Stephen Oryszczuk
stepheno@thejngroup.com

1947-54 Joins IDF precursor

Haganah, then serves in Defence


Ministry

1954-56 Plans the Suez War with


the British and French

1959 Elected to the Knesset with


Mapai, serving as Deputy Defence
Minister

1969-77 Heads various

ministries before succeeding Rabin


as left-wing leader

1984 Beats Likud in elections,

governs in coalition, PM for two years

1992-95 Peace negotiations

leads to Oslo Accords and his Nobel


Peace Prize

1996-97 Loses to Benjamin

Netanyahu in elections, replaced by


Ehud Barak

2001-06 Serves with Ariel


Sharon, latterly with Kadima,
disengages from Gaza

2007-14 Wins presidency,

serves into his 90s, the worlds oldest


premier

mong the first encounters


Shimon Peres had with the
British was in the Negev,
under the British Mandate,
aged 21. He led an illicit expedition into
a closed military zone but was collared by
a British officer, thrown in jail and fined.
The experience was one of many he would
come to have, and several years later, he was
once again talking to the British, only this time as
deputy director-general in the defence ministry
of his own state. He was talking about military
collaboration in Egypt, and the discussions
followed those hed had in Paris with the French,
who were arming Israel with weapons and jets.
The three states were plotting to reclaim the
Suez Canal from Egypts strongman Colonel
Nasser, which they did, but the episode ended in
acrimony, with American threats forcing Britain
to withdraw both militarily and symbolically
from Israels immediate sphere. Peres,
meanwhile, withdrew to Israeli politics.
In 1987, he was reacquainted with the
English in London, which provided the secret
setting for Peres then foreign minister to
meet King Hussein of Jordan and agree a
framework to a UN peace conference aimed at
resolving the Arab-Israeli dispute.
The London Agreement excluded
the Palestinians and envisaged Jordanian
sovereignty over the West Bank, but the UN
conference never took place, blocked by thenprime minister Yitzhak Shamir from Likud.
In 1991, a similar conference was convened
in Madrid, under a framework echoing that
agreed to by Peres four years earlier at the home
of London lawyer and peer Lord Mishcon QC.
Those relations, facilitated by Mishcon, led to a
peace treaty between Israel and Jordan in 1994,
securing Israels eastern border ever since.
Later, Peres engaged the Syrian government
of Hafez al-Assad, with a view to resolving the
long-term conflict between the two states.
On a two-day visit to London, not long
after Yitzhak Rabins assassination, he spoke
positively about the prospects: It is only a
matter of time before we shall have peace
with Syria and Lebanon.
Peres believed Israeli voters would agree to
cede the Golan Heights to Syria, to meet their
neighbours main demand, to secure the frontier
between the two countries and protect water
supplies, but right-wing politicians scuppered
the deal. The two countries remain at war.
By then, Peres was a well-known politician,
and travelled the world but, as president,
he faced difficulty when he wanted to visit

Shimon Peres meeting with former British Prime Minister David Cameron in Downing Street

London for the Olympics opening ceremony


in in 2012. He had to cancel after organisers
refused his request to sleep in the athletesonly Olympic Village, to avoid travelling by car
on Shabbat. An archetypal gentleman, Peres
didnt kick up a fuss. His spokeswoman said he
understands the rules and accepts them and
does not elevate himself above others.
In May last year, he was mobbed by fans
wanting selfies at a Zionist Federation event. It
was his first time back in the capital since 2008.
On stage, the platitudes came thick and fast.
Lord Levy paid tribute to his optimism and
zest for life, the then-ambassador Daniel Taub
said he captured the spirit of possibility, while
Baroness Ruth Deech said he was the most
up-to-date retired president there is.
She mentioned the 91-year-olds adoption of
social media, with 58,000 Twitter followers but,
to many more, he was the star of a hilarious fourminute movie in which he went job-searching
after his presidency. It earned 700,000 hits on
YouTube.
He loved the future, embraced it and
planned for it, announcing last November
that he was preparing for a groundbreaking
London conference exploring forthcoming
innovation. It will be a comprehensive look at
only one time: the future. Not the past, nor the
present, he said, at an event hosted by Boris
Johnson, who Peres jokingly referred to as
the blowing wind of tomorrow.
He joked with David Cameron, too, during
the prime ministers visit to Jerusalem in 2014,
saying: The cooperation that exists between
Great Britain started with Marks & Spencer.
But while relations with certain British
politicians may have been warm, Peres was

no Anglophile, and in 2010 he was forced to


backtrack after saying the English establishment
was deeply pro-Arab and anti-Israeli.
In an interview with professor Benny
Morris of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
published in Tablet magazine, he said: They
abstained in the 1947 UN partition resolution
They maintained an arms embargo against us in
the 1950s They always worked against us. They
think the Arabs are the underdogs. He added:
There is in England a saying that an anti-Semite
is someone who hates the Jews more than is
necessary.
The interview came after Cameron
described Gaza as a prison camp so, outwardly,
dignitaries were sparing in their criticism, but
in private, Peres comments caused anger and
indignation. James Clappison, vice-chairman of
Conservative Friends of Israel at the time, said
simply: I dont recognise what he is saying.
To the upper echelons, the attack stung,
especially since Peres had barely two years
earlier accepted his appointment as Knight
Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St
George, a British order of chivalry awarded to
those who render extraordinary or important
non-military service in a foreign country.
In 2013, however, he sought to make up for
his famous faux pas, addressing a London crowd
via video-link on Israels 65th anniversary,
saying: We have a special relationship with the
Jewish community in Great Britain. Let us never
forget that Zionism was born there. The state of
Israel is as a result of the Balfour Declaration.
It was a great opening and, I believe, a great
continuation. Together we shall continue.
We shall. But it is with sadness that we do so
without him.

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A rare leader of
vision and will
DAVID HOROVITZ
EDITOR,
TIMES OF ISRAEL

When you work with a countrys founding


prime minister at the very start of its
statehood, and youre still its iconic elder
statesman seven decades later, youre going
to impact a lot of peoples lives. Directly and
indirectly, Shimon Peres surely affected the
lives of more Israelis than anybody else. And
if we havent yet become the nation at peace
that he strove for us to become, it surely
wasnt for the lack of his trying.
Looking back through clips, I realise I must
have interviewed Peres more than Ive interviewed anybody else. Year after year when
he was president; a few years ago onstage at
the Jewish Federations General Assembly in
Jerusalem; at a world Jewish media summit
in 2014; at The Times of Israels Gala in New
York last year in front of 1,200 people, and a
few more times besides. And I only knew him
in the latter stages of his extraordinary life.
The consistent theme in his conversations,
in the presidential years and beyond, was that
peace is attainable. He would argue, even in
the darkest of periods, that Mahmoud Abbas
is absolutely a partner for peace. He would
implicitly criticise Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu, and others, for not doing enough to
advance it. If youve decided on a Palestinian
state, then you have to make that decision

The Peres very


few people saw
YAIR ZIVAN

FORMER FOREIGN PRESS


SPOKESMAN FOR SHIMON PERES

Shimon Peres was one of Israels founding


fathers. He was a visionary and a statesman.
But he was also a mentor and an inspiration.
People know about Peres vision and his
drive, about his critical role in securing Israels past and his tireless work to build a better
future.
He was the father of Israels defence industries and strategic deterrence and the most
high-profile advocate for peace in the Middle
East.
He spearheaded Israels transformation in
the high-tech superpower and ensured that the
latest technological trends were on the Israeli
agenda.
Peres believed in the power of young people
to bring about change, he believed in optimism
as a driving force, he believed that women
werent only equal to men, but that without
equality for women, societies could never truly
thrive.
He believed in science as a force for good.
But more than anything, he believed in the
Jewish people and he believed in the state of
Israel and he loved them both.
But there were other sides to Peres, which
the public rarely saw.
He was a perfectionist, who would insist on
going over a speech again and again until every
word was perfect. But he could speak for an

happen, he told me once, asking plaintively: So


whats the alternative? That there be one state
and the majority will determine its nature?
US President Barack Obama was quick to hail
Peres, on his passing, as a man who changed the
course of history, and as the essence of Israel
itself. The trust and affection were mutual.
That was another of Peres firm beliefs in the
past few years that Israel could and should
trust Obama, to ensure Israels security if and
when it moved ahead with the Palestinians, and
to prevent Iran from attaining the bomb.
Peres critics, many of whom became more
appreciative and respectful of him as the years
passed, would say he was naive about Palestinian intentions, naive about Iran.
When this was put to him, he would shake
his head mildly, not unduly perturbed. And he
would argue, in that quiet, gentle, but relentless
way of his, that the forces of technology, of aspiration, and of youth are ultimately beneficial
and ultimately irresistible. Irresistible even to
regimes such as the ayatollahs. The present
government in Iran doesnt have a future, he
told me with complete conviction, back in 2013.
The problem of Iran is timing, not verdict. Its
a government that doesnt have a message not
only for humanity, but for their own people.
Peres was the face of the Israel that the
world wants to see: warm and wise, a believer in
the essential good of humanity.
Indeed, he was the face of the Israel that
we want to see constantly questing for a
safer, better, more tranquil future.
Along with millions, Ill greatly miss Shimon
Peres. Id like to live in that better world that
he believed, to his dying day, is out there to be
attained, if only we have the vision and the will.
Courtesy of timesofisrael.com
hour with no notes.
He was a man of science and technology and
saw them as a force for good, but he loved literature and wrote poems and songs as often as he
wrote about foreign policy.
Looking back on his time as president,
people will remember big interviews and
big speeches, but Ill remember a 90-yearold man with the energy and enthusiasm of a
20-year-old.
Ill remember the first time I walked into his
office, when I understood what it meant to be in
the presence of someone with real gravitas.
Ill remember watching thousands of people
have that same experience over the next few
years.
Ill remember the phone call when my son
was born, even though there were 10 more
important things on his desk.
Ill remember being admonished for not
reading enough poetry.
Ill remember his patience for photographs
with people, even at the end of an exhausting
day.
But more than anything, Ill remember his
optimism.
Not naive optimism, but optimism as a motivating force and a force for good.
Optimism as a willingness not just to dream,
but a belief that if you work hard enough, you
can make those dreams become a reality.
Peres often said: The Jewish peoples
greatest contribution to history is dissatisfaction! Were a nation born to be discontented.
Whatever exists we believe can be changed for
the better.
Thats his legacy.
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Jez tries harder


Jeremy Corbyns address to
Labour Friends of Israel has
been described as better
received, better intended, better
prepared by the states deputy
ambassador, a year after he failed
to even mention the country
in his first speech to the group,
writes Justin Cohen.
The Labour leader named
Israel five times and gave a
clear commitment to a twostate solution and tackling
anti-Semitism in the party at
one of the busiest fringe receptions of the partys Liverpool
conference.
He also hailed Shimon
Peres as an enormous giant
of Israeli politics, saying: His
Nobel peace prize with negotiations was remarkable, a huge
achievement and should surely
be the basis on which we try to
bring a permanent, long-term
peace two-state solution in the
whole region and, specifically,
between Israel and Palestine.
In marked contrast to last
year, he went out of his way to
hail LFIs work in building

awareness of the different


dimensions of the Middle East
conflict and specifically its
chair, Joan Ryan.
Corbyn who wished the
audience a Shana Tova
added: Im genuinely glad to
be here today to come together
to campaign for a two-state
solution for Israel and Palestinians. The parliamentary
motion recognising Palestine
that he backed was an important step on the road to a solution, he suggested.
Domestically, he thanked
those in the community who
had been in contact with his
team about the anti-Semitism
that does exist within society,
that had reared its violent ugly
head in various places and
helped to advise us on how we
deal with anti-Semitism.
He added: The Labour
Party is not a home for antiSemitism in any form and I
do not intend to allow it to be.
We will continue to oppose it
in any way it raises its head.
The Labour Party must be an
anti-racist party and specifically opposed to any form of
anti-Semitism anywhere in
our movement.
His comments came after
Michal Biran MK, of Israels
Labor Party, asked how a progressive party had allowed
itself to become a home for any
anti-Semite. As long as you
keep fighting anti-Semitism
we stand with you. As long as

Above: Jeremy Corbyn and, right, Mark Regev. Below left:


Tom Watson with a Labour Friends of Israel delegate

we keep on fighting for peace


and social democracy, I expect
you all to stand with us, she
told hundreds of attendees
including a host of MPs and a
number of Palestine activists.
And she drew sustained
applause for comments aimed
at the leader standing metres
away. Hamas are not friends
of the cause of peace and coexistence, she said. Please,
Jeremy, dont give Hamas legitimacy they have not earned
and do not deserve. Instead,
hold out the hand of friendship
to Israeli progressives.
Deputy Ambassador Eitan
Naeh said Corbyns speech
was better received, better

This is one fight we cant


allow the momzers to win
RUTH SMEETH
LABOUR MP

Lord Mitchell has been a passionate advocate,


a tireless activist, and an inspirational role
model for my party and the Labour movement.
Given the appalling anti-Semitism that is
plaguing the Labour Party, his decision this
week to resign from the Labour Party is one
that I can understand. But it is not one that
I can ever agree with. The Labour Party has
been the driving force of progress for our
country and our community for 116 years, and
we owe it to the people it was founded to serve
to stand and fight at this moment of crisis.
The anti-Semitic bullying and intimidation
that has infected our party in recent months is
heart breaking and infuriating. I know better
than most people just what damage this cancer
is doing to a party I have been proud to be
a member of since I was a teenager.
But this is my party, however much the

anti-Semites might wish it wasnt. This is the


party that my parents and grandparents have
supported through thick and thin, because
they understood that the Labour Party is the
best vehicle for social justice our country has
ever known.
And it is the party of Shinwell, Mikardo
and Abse proud Jews and proud socialists
who have left an indelible mark on our
nations history. We cannot allow our
party and its proud history to be hijacked
and degraded by a small band of ideological zealots. We cannot walk away
and allow the forces of bigotry to fill the
vacuum. We cannot, and I will not, let these
momzers win.
So as you watch the current crisis in our
party, turn your mind to the immortal words of
the Labour movement: Dont mourn, organise.
Now is not the time to walk away. It is
the time to stand and fight for what we believe
in. Our party, and our country, demands
nothing less.

intended, better prepared with


better understanding of the
sensitivities than a year ago.
Israeli Ambassador Mark
Regev told delegates it was
Labour that first recognised
the right to Jewish national
self-determination, months
before the Balfour Declaration.
Ryan told Jewish News:
The whole party should
welcome a very strong commitment to a two-state solution. He was much closer to
the wider view of the Labour
Party. I hope it signals a deeper
understanding.

Read more at jewish


news.co.uk

Pro-Israel stand
faced harassment
Cases of anti-Semitic language
and harassment against those
manning Labour Friends of
Israels stand at conference
have been formally reported.
Three incidents took place
at the stall at the Liverpool
Convention Centre, LFIs
chair Joan Ryan confirmed.
Aaron
Simons
wrote
on Twitter that he was
approached by a man who
indulged in small talk before
adding: Wasnt there a Jewish
plot to oust Jeremy Corbyn?
Ryan said she herself
reported anti-Semitic rhetoric after one woman pressed

her for 20 minutes on the


groups work and what it was
doing about the borders.
The woman said: You
could do a lot more about the
borders. Groups like this...
have a lot of money and power.
I told her she was anti-Semitic.
She said: It is the truth.
It came on the same day
leaflets carrying the name
Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
were handed out outside
the Momentum conference,
claiming the Jewish Labour
Movement acted as a representative of a foreign power and
called for it to be disaffiliated.

CALLS FOR NEW


MID EAST FUND
A campaign urging the government to support the establishment of an international
fund to support coexistence
projects between Israelis
and Palestinians was unveiled
at conference.
Labour Friends of Israel
used its annual fringe reception to back the calls for
the International Fund for
Israeli-Palestinian Peace.
Conceived by the USbased Alliance for Middle
East Peace, it is hoped the
fund will distribute 150million annually to support coexistence and reconciliation

Why I couldnt
stay in Labour
LORD PARRY MITCHELL
OUTGOING LABOUR PEER

Leaving your political party is no easy matter.


In many ways it feels like a divorce. The party I
joined with high hopes in 1994 with the onset of
New Labour is no more. Its leadership espouses
politics and attitudes I am totally at odds with.
With the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn, I have
submitted my resignation. I am devastated.
The Labour Party has been good to me. I was
elevated to the House of Lords in 2000. I was a
shadow business minister for two years during
the Miliband era. My proudest moment was
leading the campaign that resulted in payday
lending being strongly regulated. Many people
are no longer gripped by this vicious debt trap. I
have worked hard for Labour values.
Sitting on the Labour benches, you are
privileged to be part of a political family, which
legislated for good while in Government and
has been hugely successful in holding this

initiatives in Israel-Palestine.
Money will come from the
US, Europe, the Arab world
and private sector.
LFI and CFI have repeatedly called for more of its aid
funding to the Palestinians
to be spent on coexistence
projects.
LFI chairman Joan Ryan
said: I believe that we work
towards a two-state solution by standing shoulderto-shoulder with all those
in Israel and Palestine
who fight for peace and
coexistence between both
sides.

Conservative Government to account.


Today, the political thrust is far from what
I believe in and stand for. I am pro-business,
pro-NATO, pro-EU, pro-America and, of course,
pro-Israel. Corbyn and his pals are 180 degrees
opposed: they are hard-left socialist they hate
business and they loathe America and Israel. His
Praetorian guard, the Momentum movement, is
almost Stalinist in its desire to humiliate, vilify
and harass non-believers. For middle-of-theroad MPs, deselection is their weapon of choice.
It was the Chakrabarti Report on antiSemitism in the Labour Party that finally made
me snap. I had high hopes that Shamis report
would be hard-hitting, but she wasnt; it was an
anaemic whitewash. Corbyn then offering her
a peerage was, to me, the final indignity.
I will never forget how, at the launch of her
report, Corbyn stood by when a Momentum
thug hurled a tirade of invective against Ruth
Smeeth MP, so abusive that she left in tears.
Corbyn who should have protected her, joked
with a colleague and did nothing.
After a gut-wrenching summer, my choice is
clear. How can I, a Jew and a Zionist, remain in a
party where the leadership is so hostile to Israel
(even to its very existence) and which also flirts
with anti-Semitism? In the end, it was an easy
decision, but that makes it nonetheless painful.

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Young Israelis take


conference stage
Its hard to imagine a previous
British political party conference where the views of a
young Israeli Labour activist
would be sought by one of the
biggest radio shows in the UK,
writes Justin Cohen.
But its a sign of just how
much Labours troubled relations with Israel and the Jewish
community have dominated
the headlines over the past year
that Stav Cohens appearance
at LBC was hardly a surprise.
The 31-year-old Knesset
staffer was among an eightstrong delegation from the
young arm of Israels Labour
party in Liverpool to meet and
build relations with members
of their sister party and the visit
to conference included meetings with MPs Louise Ellman
and Wes Streeting, a private
chat with Labour Friends of
Palestine and dinner with
Labour Students.
Building relations with
sister parties is important,
explained Cohen. Some of us
are going to continue in politics
and if they are going to continue too then being in touch
will help both our countries.
The group which was

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brought over by the Jewish


Labour Movement were
assured a baptism of fire with
a discussion on anti-Semitism
at Momentums hub as their
first engagement. It saw claims
that the extent of the scourge
in Labour was exaggerated
and reduced at least one Jewish
attendee to tears. However,
while there were fringe
voices with delusional views
expressed, Or Harpaz, an assistant to the deputy mayor of
Tel Aviv, said their worst fears
were not realised. Most of the
people we spoke to wanted a
two state solution. They want it
now, not to wait.

ACTION URGED OVER


WALKER SHOAH SLUR
Labour is poised to take disciplinary action against Jackie
Walker over comments on the
Shoah and communal security,
Jewish News understands.
The Momentum vice-chair
has been told to show contrition or resign after criticising
Holocaust Memorial Day for
excluding victims of other
genocides and questioning the
need for security measures at
Jewish schools.
Walker, who was reinstated
to Labour earlier this year after
being suspended for comments
on Jews and the slave trade,
provoked anger after attending
a training session on tackling anti-Semitism run by the
Jewish Labour Movement at
Labour conference.
She asked: Wouldnt it be
wonderful if Holocaust day
was open to all peoples whove
experienced Holocaust?
The day, while focusing on
the horrors of the Nazi era, also
honours the victims of other
genocides and the Holocaust
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Jews urged: keep


faith in the party
Impassioned pleas have been
made for Jewish Labour
supporters to remain inside
the party, as political figures from all wings of the
movement came together in
an unprecedented show of
unity against anti-Semitism,
writes Justin Cohen.
Shadow Defence Secretary
Clive Lewis and the Momentumbacked National Executive Committee member Rhea Wolfson,
along with MPs Luciana Berger
and Michael Dugher were
among around 15 speakers to
address a packed rally against
anti-Semitism and racism on
Sunday night, organised by the
Jewish Labour Movement.
They were joined by Naz
Shah, who was suspended from
the party then reinstated, and the
two peers who had conducted
inquiries into anti-Semitism in
the party, Shami Chakrabarti
and Jan Royall.

MPs Stephen Twigg and Luciana Berger, Baroness Shami Chakrabarti and MP Naz Shah

Shadow Chancellor John


McDonnell withdrew after JLM
members raised concerns about
his planned appearance, days
after he shared a platform with
previously-suspended activist
Jackie Walker.
Lewis, a key figure in the
hard-left of the party, acknowledged it had been an appalling
year for Labour Jews, saying
the extent of the problem was

brought home to him when


a former BBC boss said she
wouldnt vote for the party
again until we had sorted out
our anti-Semitism problem.
Fellow MP Chris Bryant,
who is gay, said he would continue to criticise Israel as the
Labour Party there does every
day but insisted those questioning its right to exist should
reflect on fact there is only

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He said he was sick and
tired of those who claim to be
anti-racist but dont follow
through on anti-Semitism.
This was echoed by Bradford Wests Shah, who said: Im
not really anti-racist if she
does not tackle anti-Semitism.
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CONFERENCE NEWS IN BRIEF

THE PERCEPTION OF
LABOUR AMONG JEWS
MAKES ME WEEP
The Jewish Labour Movements
vice-chair has expressed dismay
at the decision not to debate its
proposed rule change to tackle antiSemitism at the party conference.
In a landmark speech on the
main conference floor, Mike Katz
said the perception of Labour
within the community made him
weep, although he acknowledged
the action taken by the leadership
including the recommendations of
the Chakrabarti report.

STUDENT LEADERS
CRITICISE NUS OVER
JEWISH CONCERNS
Student leaders across the country
this week took unprecedented
aim at the anti-Israel president of
the National Union of Students,
saying Jewish students had been
undermined under her leadership.
In an open letter, published
yesterday, 28 student union
presidents and vice-presidents joined
10 members of the NUS National
Executive Committee, three NUS
vice-presidents as well as NUS
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Executive Committee decided last
week only to note the proposals
which would make it easier to expel
those responsible for anti-Semitism
and other forms of racism with
the likelihood it will not come
before conference until next year,
which he described as a let down.
He received a standing ovation
as he said: Well work with our
members, CLPs, MPs to show Jews,
like all minority community, are
welcome in Labour and told the
gathering the prolonged applause
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They said: Jewish students have


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and yet again their voices have
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NEWS IN BRIEF

BET TIKVAH AND


WOODFORD LIBERAL
SYNAGOGUES UNITE
Liberal Judaism has welcomed the
merger of two synagogues into
a new community serving east
London and west Essex.
Members of Bet Tikvah and
Woodford Liberal Synagogues
voted in favour of forming a new
single congregation led by Rabbis
Richard Jacobi and David Hulbert.
Liberal Judaisms Rabbi Danny
Rich said: This is a fantastic
opportunity to bring together
the strengths of Bet Tikvah and
Woodford Liberal Synagogues.
This new 700-member Liberal
community is a statement of
our confidence in, and desire to
serve the Jewish community of
Redbridge, Essex and beyond.
Eighty-six percent of Bet Tikvah
members and 81 percent of WLS
members voted in favour of uniting.

Bet Tikvah synagogue

Campaigner up
for new honour
A charity support worker helping
Jewish victims of sexual abuse has
been nominated for the first national
award for independent sexual violence advisers (ISVAs).
Yehudis Goldsobel, who works for
the charity Migdal Emunah, and who
has exposed issues of sexual abuse in
the Jewish community after facing
the issue herself, has been shortlisted for the LimeLight Award for
Outstanding Achievement.
The advisers help victims understand the criminal justice process, explain what happens when
reporting an offence to the police,
and stress the importance and process of forensic DNA retrieval.
Cultural sensitivities are crucial,
and Goldsobel is the only qualified
Jewish ISVA in the UK and works
across the entire religious spectrum
of the Jewish community.
The award recognises excellence,
dedication and commitment to supporting victims of sexual violence.
Goldsobel said: I am delighted
that the value of my work with
Migdal Emunah is being recognised

Formal complaint

against Corbyn vid


The Campaign Against Anti-semitism
(CAA) has filed a formal complaint
against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The group has taken action over
a video posted on Mr Corbyns official Facebook and Twitter accounts.
In it, Mr Corbyns supporters answer
questions on topics they are tired
of hearing about, which includes
whether they promote anti-Semitism.
The video was subsequently deleted
from social media.
The CAA said this is the latest in
a long of line of incidents where Mr
Corbyn and his supporters have failed

to address anti-Semitism. The group


has sent a complaint to deputy leader
Tom Watson, to present to Labours
national
executive
committee,
accusing Mr Corbyn of committing
acts that are grossly detrimental to the
party, namely characterising Jewish
people as dissembling and dishonest
in their reporting of anti-Semitism.
The allegation that Jews lie to further
hidden agendas is an age-old antiSemitic trope. It is manifestly deployed
by Mr Corbyn in his campaign video.
Watch the video online at
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Yehudis has exposed issues of


sexual abuse in the community

in the wider community.


It is very powerful to be now
supporting individuals through the
trauma associated with sexual abuse
and to be guiding people through the
challenges and daunting nature of
the legal process.
The awards were due to be
announced at the National Conference for ISVAs Knowledge and Network last night.

The video was posted and promoted on Jeremy Corbyns social media

AJR PLAQUE
FOR SCHON
A Jewish industrialist who fled to the UK from
Vienna in 1939 is to be honoured with a second
plaque, this time outside his former home in
Whitehaven, Cumbria.
Lord Frank Schon moved north during the
Blitz, and set up his chemicals business in the
county together with Fred Marzillier. Both
men are already commemorated with a plaque
each, outside each entrance of the town hall.
Their company, Marchon (coined by
joining their names together), made synthetic
detergent raw materials, employing more than
2,000 people in an economically-deprived
area. Many were ex-servicemen returning

Women told:
red is wrong
Strictly Orthodox women in London have been
told not to wear clothes that are red or yellow as
hot colours solicit attention.
In a letter commissioned by the Union of
Orthodox Hebrew Congregations and sent to
5,000 homes in and around Stamford Hill, a
rabbi advises women that their skirts or dresses
must be at least four inches below the knees
and that blouses must hide body shape so the
hips and thighs are camouflaged.
The edict, written in Yiddish, Hebrew and
English by Gateshead-based Rabbi Eliyahu
Falk, was published in The Heimishe Newsheet,
a local newsletter, as part of Jewish law in the
month of Elul, which leads up to Rosh Hashanah

from the front.


In the 1960s, Schon was knighted and
became chairman of the National Research
Development Corporation, where he argued
for greater investment in British manufacturing. He was made a life peer in 1976, saying:
The debt that I owe to the kindness and
humanity of the British people cannot be discharged.
Schons in the latest plaque from the Association of Jewish refugees (AJR), which is
honouring prominent Jewish migrs from
Nazism.
Last month AJR dedicated a plaque at
Glyndebourne to the impresario Sir Rudolf
Bing, who joined a list of luminaries to be honoured, including biochemist and Nobel Prize
winner Sir Hans Krebs, Paralympics founder
Sir Ludwig Guttmann and theologian Dr Leo
Baeck.
and the new year.
As well as addressing the appropriate length
and width of womens clothing, it also warns girls
and women not to wear anything eye-catching
or see through.
Falks edict elicited an angry reaction from
Orthodox womens groups, including Dina
Brawer, founder of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, who said womens clothing was
becoming an obsession among some Orthodox
men.
Modesty is indeed a very important Jewish
value which applies equally to both women and
men, said Brawer, speaking to The Times.
It is about a mindset that values dignity and
discretion. Tasteful clothing is only one manifestation of this value.
Obsessing over womens hemlines paradoxically undermines this value and smacks of male
control.

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News / School daze / Chiefs concern / Student anger

Yavneh can scrap feeder schools


Yavneh College can abolish feeder schools, but must
change its entry criteria
for next year, following a
ruling by the governments

admissions regulator, writes


Francine Wolfisz.
The decision by the Office of
the Schools Adjudicator (OSA)
was this week hailed as a vindi-

cation by the Borehamwoodbased secondary school, but


those who objected to the current criteria warned of continuing uncertainty for parents until Yavneh announces
its revised rules for September
2017 entry.
Thirty-three complaints
were made to the OSA after
Yavneh decided to scrap
feeder status for Hertsmere
Jewish Primary School and
Clore Shalom. Instead, the
school proposed that priority
would be given to children
living in the WD and AL postcodes of Hertfordshire.
However,
objectors
argued this was unfair,
because it gave Hertfordshire
parents living far from the
school an unrealistic expectation of gaining a place.
OSA chief executive Deborah Pritchard said this aspect
was misleading, because [it
was] clear that a Jewish child
living much more than five
kilometres from the school,
even if in the catchment area,
is unlikely to gain a place.

In a statement, Yavneh
College said it welcomed
the OSAs ruling in favour
of removing feeder schools,
adding that it vindicates our
long-held view that these
changes to the arrangements
are both reasonable and fair.
But the school also warned a
knock-on effect of not using AL
or WD postcodes to define the
catchment area would mean a
family living in Hertfordshire
but far from the school, such
as Radlett or Bushey, would
have less of a chance of getting a
place than a family living nearer
to the school but in the borough
of Barnet, such as Edgware.
This would, in effect, go
against Yavneh Colleges stated
objective to serve the community of Hertfordshire.
The statement added: This
is a saga which has lasted many
months, has forced the school
to spend a very significant
amount of money on legal fees
and has left staff and governors facing insults, attacks on
their personal and professional
reputations and threats of legal

Star pupils from Yavneh College in Borehawood

action. We are pleased to be


able to finally put it behind us.
Objectors Howard Cohen
and Adam Myeroff accepted
the decision to scrap feeder
schools, but said Yavneh had
yet to come up with lawful
and fair entry rules that
would provide for the schools
commitment to serving children in Hertfordshire.
He said: Here we are, thousands of pounds and 10 months
later and the school has still not

CHIEFS WORRY
OVER SCHOOLS
The Chief Rabbi has said it would be irresponsible for Londons Jewish community to try
to open more than one new school after the
government lifted a ruling limiting faithbased places to 50 percent.
His intervention comes amid intense
debate ahead of a deadline for free school
applications, with two proposals pending,
and he acknowledged that the recent
ruling had changed the landscape of
appropriate options in London.
He said that opening more than
one modern Orthodox school for
Jewish students was unrealistic.

Malia refuses
to apologise
The president of the National
Union of Students (NUS) has
refused to say sorry for comments condemned as antiSemitic.
Malia Bouattia (right) was
widely criticised when she
described Birmingham University as something of a Zionist outpost in an article she co-authored five years ago.
But challenged over the remarks on BBC
Radio 4s Today programme on Tuesday, she
refused to apologise for them.
She said: I would certainly review my language and would definitely want to explain

come up with a set of lawful


and fair entry criteria, meaning
more uncertainty for anxious parents. How can this be
described by the school as any
kind of victory?
One parent looking to
apply for next year said: I just
want the best for my child, but
we need answers now.
Yavneh College said its
revised admissions policy will
be published on the school
website in due course.

The creation of a new school requires a great


deal of financial investment both from the
government and from within the Jewish community, a spokesman wrote on his Facebook
account. He added that a site of suitable size
and location, along with hard work and the
problems that an oversupply of places would
cause, lead Ephraim Mirvis to believe it would
be both irresponsible and impracticable to
try to open more than one new school.
However, the team behind Kavanah
College, a free secondary school under
the Chief Rabbis aegis, are set to submit
their application next week, and
the team behind Barkai College, with an inclusive
modern Orthodox ethos,
will also submit plans to
the Department for Education next week.
the political context which I was discussing. I
absolutely was not saying the things that it has
been interpreted as, if you will...
Bouattia also defended safe space and noplatform policies in universities amid widespread concerns
they are curtailing free speech.
Prime Minister Theresa
May has described the policies as quite extraordinary
and warned they could inhibit
thought and development
among students.
Bouattia said: The thing
about safe spaces is they have existed for a very
long time in many different forms. Its a call from
the grassroots, its an application of democratic
processes in order to ensure that spaces of education students unions and so on are safe
places in which to debate and discuss ideas.

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News / Judge Rinder Rocks / The Apprentice Returns

A song and dance!


Kosher talent spiced up Saturday night TV, with a sizzling
shirtless performance from
Robert Rinder on Strictly
Come Dancing, while rapper
Honey G left the X-Factor
panel speechless, before progressing into the next round on
a technicality.
Rinder, a barrister who
stars on ITV1s daytime show
Judge Rinder, took off his shirt
during his courtroom-based
cha-cha in week one of the live
shows, setting hearts aflutter.
His performance has been
viewed 500,000 times on YouTube, suggesting it will become
one of the most watched
Strictly clips of all time.
Rinder is one of three
Jewish contestants this year,
with model Daisy Lowe and
comedy actress Leslie Joseph
also competing. Lowe, who
dedicated her waltz routine to her grandfather, who
passed away on the first day
of rehearsals, led the pack
with a nine out of 10, but some
viewers argued that the votes

were fixed in her favour.


Meanwhile, on singing
show X-Factor, Honey G was
given a second chance to prove
her worth after another singer
was forced to pull out due to
visa problems.
The 35-year-old rapper was
initially refused a spot in the
judges houses after the panel
were left disappointed by her
rendition of Missy Elliott and
Pharrells WTF (Where They
From) despite huge protests
from the audience.
But Filipino singer Ivy
Grace, who was put through,
subsequently faced visa problems over her travel to Los
Angeles, where the next part of
the competition will be filmed,

meaning a space was freed up


for Honey G.
Judge Sharon Osbourne
said: Honey G is larger than
life, shes fun, shes different to
everyone else in this competition. I love different.
Honey G, who is assumed to
be a joke entry, paid tribute to

her fellow contestant and said:


I think Ivys voice is incredible and shes very talented.
She definitely would have gone
very far in the competition if
had stayed.
Watch Robert Rinder
and Honey G perform at
jewishnews.co.uk

Robert
Rinder and
Honey G
perform
on Strictly
Come
Dancing and
The X Factor

Sugar hunts
for new hires
Katie Hopkins is Piers Morgan on steroids, while Brexit will be as disastrous
as The Great British Bake Off moving to
Channel Four, joked Lord Sugar ahead of
the 12th series of The Apprentice, which
starts next week, writes Francine Wolfisz.
Eighteen candidates will fight to become
the entrepreneurs latest business partner and
secure a substantial 250,000 investment.
The first episode, which airs next Thursday
on BBC One, will show the teams which include
a sausage maker who thinks hes James Bond and
an IT director with a monobrow tasked with
sorting the treasure from the trash and making
as much money as they can from antique dealers.
The 69-year-old who started his business
empire selling electric goods out of a van he
bought for 50 revealed the path to success was
not always smooth. How long have you got?
he quipped. When youre in business you make
mistakes, but you get a lot more right than you get
wrong, and thats how you come forward.
His right-hand man and Jewish businessman
Claude Littner said: The key is to
make sure that if youre on the
wrong track, you recognise it
and correct that mistake as
quickly as possible.

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News / Interview

Tory chairman eyes postBrexit trade deal with Israel


Sir Patrick McLoughlin says there is no question the government
will continue to be as supportive to Jewish community and Israel

he new Conservative Party


chairman has expressed his hopes
for a post-Brexit trade deal with
Israel as he hailed the countrys
entrepreneurial spirit, writes Justin Cohen.
Sir Patrick McLoughlin, who succeeded
Lord Feldman in July, insisted that leaving the
European Union did not mean casting our eyes
backwards in any way, shape or form in terms
of relationships with the rest of the world.
In an interview with Jewish News, he said:
Im incredibly proud of some of the things
were doing on digital development and
entrepreneurial spirit in this country. I want us
to work with other entrepreneurial countries
and Israel is certainly a country with a great
entrepreneurial base.
Other than addressing a Conservative
Friends of Israel lunch a few years ago, the
MP for Derbyshire Dales acknowledges
his contact with the Jewish state and the
community has been limited. After illness
forced him to abandon a planned visit to the
Jewish state with Conservative Friends of

Israel in 2010, however, the former chief whip


and transport secretary hopes his new role will
enable him to visit for the first time in the not
too distant future.
There is no question Theresa Mays
government will be as supportive of the
community and Israel as that of David
Cameron, he insisted, stressing that the Tories
had repeatedly made clear opposition to
boycotts and new Communities Secretary Sajid
Javid would be watching what local authorities
are doing on this following the announcement
of measures to tackle the issue.
One issue on which supporters of Israel
have continued to express concern is over the
way aid to the Palestinian Authority is paid,
with claims that it could enable payments to
terrorists by swelling general coffers.
McLoughlin stressed he was very proud
of the governments 0.7 percent commitment
to overseas aid. But he said: I would think
[former International Development Secretary]
Justine Greening and carrying on now with
Priti Patel would be horrified if they saw money

going into aid that was allowing other money to


be attracted to sources which are destabilising
to the Middle East and to the Israeli people.
That would be something that would fill me
with worry and shouldnt be allowed to happen.
Where allegations are made, we need to follow
it through, but we should not move away from
the fact weve reached 0.7 percent and the good
thats doing.
On the domestic scene, he hailed the work
of the Holocaust Educational Trust. Ive come
across work of HET in my constituency with
school trips going to Auschwitz. My own sons
been on a visit and it was very moving indeed.
We must never forget it. You cant forget such a
horrendous crime.
Turning to the Labour partys relationship
with the Jewish community and cases of
anti-Semitism in its ranks, he said: I cant
believe theyve got themselves into such a
mess. I fail to understand how a party which,
to a degree has a rich history, has allowed antiSemitism to become an issue in its party. Its
just unbelievable.

Tory Party chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin

It needs to sort this out its just not


acceptable that the principle opposition party
has this tag associated with it.
The former miner suggested the Tories
should be a natural choice for British Jews
regardless of the current woes.
Everything the Tory party has done for
me is what we try to do across the whole
country and that is to give people opportunity,
he said.
He also took the opportunity to praise his
predecessor as a brilliant party chairman,
adding: Hes not gone, hes still around. Im
sure hell take more active role in the House
of Lords now he has more time on his hands.
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Lights.

The light of the Shabbat


candles is the light of
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News / Trump Versus Clinton / Same-Sex Advert

US candidates
meet with Bibi
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have
met separately with Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in sessions that
could set the tone for relations between the
allied countries during the next presidential administration.
On Sunday, Trump met privately with
Netanyahu for more than an hour at his
residence in Trump Tower in Manhattan,
according to Israeli and campaign officials.
That evening, Clinton also met with
him, on the eve of the first debate between
the candidates.
The Israeli leader has sought to project
neutrality after perceptions he favoured
Mitt Romney over President Barack
Obama in 2012.
Trumps campaign said in a statement
that the men, who have known each other
for years, discussed many topics important to both countries, including the
special relationship between America and
Israel and the unbreakable bond between
the two countries.
They are likely to have discussed the
nuclear deal with Iran, the battle against
Islamic State, military assistance provided

by the US to Israel and other security issues.


Trump recognised that Israel and its
citizens have suffered far too long on the
front lines of Islamic terrorism, the campaign said in a statement. He agreed with
Prime Minister Netanyahu that the Israeli
people want a just and lasting peace with
their neighbours, but that peace will only
come when the Palestinians renounce
hatred and violence and accept Israel as a
Jewish state.
Trump also repeated his pledge to move
the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel
Aviv if he is elected to the White House,
acknowledging that Jerusalem has been
the eternal capital of the Jewish people for
over 3,000 years.
That promise has been made in various
forms since at least 1992. Congress three
years later passed a law calling for the US
embassy to be moved to Jerusalem by 1999,
but presidents of both parties have always
waived the requirement. George W Bush
promised in 2000 to start the move as
soon as I take office, but did not.
The pair also discussed at length Israels use of a security fence to help secure

Gay car ad
causes upset

Hillary Clinton meets with Benjamin


Netanyahu in New York on Sunday

its borders. Trump has proposed building


a wall along the length of the southern
border to keep out people and illegal drugs
and often points to Israel as an example of
how such barricades can be successful.
He also vowed extraordinary strategic,
technological, military and intelligence
cooperation between the two countries if
he is elected.
Their discussions follow what was likely
Netanyahus final meeting with Obama last
week, capping what has been a sometimes
rocky relationship between the leaders of
the two allies. The Obama administration
has opposed Israels push to expand settlements in the West Bank while Netanyahu
has been a leading critic of the US nuclear
agreement with Iran.

A car advert that uses samesex couples to promote a new


family model has sparked protest among strictly-Orthodox
Jews in Israel, with a religious
group launching a counter
campaign to show what it calls
a normal family.
Nissans Put your family in
the Sentra ads launched earlier this month, featuring two
men embracing surrounded
by their children and two
women in a similar pose.
The television commercials, in English with Hebrew
subtitles, features a young
girl asking: Whos to say what
a family is? She suggests
that families can have two
mummies or two daddies, as
long as they put the family in
the centre, a play on the word
Sentra.
In response, The Hotam
Forum, comprised of religious
research institutes, posted an
image of the ad with a stop sign
covering it. Another image
shows a family with a mother,

Nissans car commercial has


offended some viewers

father and two children. A


banner reads: In our family
car there is a mother and a
father.
The forum added: There
is only one kind of family:
a mother, a father, with shared
children.
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Terror List / Female Soldiers/ News

HAMAS COULD BE
OFF TERROR LIST
Terror group Hamas would regain access to all its
frozen European assets if judges in Luxembourg
go ahead with recommendations to remove it
from a list of proscribed organisations.
Jewish leaders responded by branding the
action unconscionable, after advice from the
British advocate general at the European Court
of Justice (ECJ), whose advice is often followed
by judges.
Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston, a
senior barrister, wrote that she considers the
court should annul the measures maintaining
Hamas on the EU list of terrorist organisations
on procedural grounds, in new published advice.
Sharpston, who was also advising the ECJ on
the banned Sri Lankan group of Tamil Tigers,
said Europe had been wrong to proscribe the
organisations in 2001 because this relied on
American decisions and unverified information.
The Council of the European Union cannot
rely on facts and evidence found in press articles
and information from the internet, rather than
in decisions of competent authorities, to support
a decision to maintain a listing, she wrote.
Sharpston advised that the court reject an
appeal by the Council of EU members against the
lower General Courts decisions in late 2014 to
remove Hamas from the sanctions list.
The European Jewish Congress said it was
appalled by the recommendation which, if
implemented, would mean Hamass assets would

EJCs British advocate general has advised


Hamas be removed from a terror list

be unfrozen.
It is unconscionable that European bureaucrats are playing with peoples lives due to a
technicality and narrow-mindedness, said ECJ
president Moshe Kantor. Hamas has murdered countless people and ensure millions live
in misery. Their means to kill many more could
be given to them on a silver platter because
someone in Europe feels there is not enough evidence to define them as terrorists.
Sharpstons opinion is delivered independently and is not binding on the court, whose
judges must now begin their deliberations in this
case. A spokesman said: Judgment will be given
at a later date.

Male soldiers can refuse


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Israel soldiers can now request
to not serve alongside women
and be excused from any military event that goes against
their religious beliefs.
The new directive by Chief
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World News / US Election / Chained Women / Rabbi Moured

Survey: 14% of US
Jews back Trump

The study claims 54% of US Jews identify as Democrats

A new study, touted as the


first state-by-state, county-bycounty Jewish population estimate, shows how the Jewish
vote could play a crucial role in
key battleground states in the
upcoming US election.
The study, conducted by
the Steinhardt Social Research
Institute at Brandeis University in Boston, found that in
parts of Pennsylvania Jewish
adults make up more than

six percent of the population


three times more than the
national average. Research
associate Daniel Parmer said:
If its a tight race Jewish voters
could swing the election.
The study also shows how
the Jewish vote could have
significant impact in Floridas
Palm Beach area, where the
209,400 Jews there make up
nearly 15 percent of the adult
population, according to the

study. That number is significant in a state where Barack


Obama won by less than one
percent of the vote in 2012.
The study also looked at
American Jews party identification, finding that 54 percent
of American Jews identify as
Democrats, while 14 percent
identify as Republicans. But
only 43 percent of American
Jews call themselves liberal, a
lower percentage than those
who say they are Democrats.
We see a higher proportion
of Jews who identify as Democrats but a lower proportion
have liberal political views,
Parmer said. Conversely,
there are more Jews who identify as conservative [21 percent] than Republicans.
The results also show 36
percent of American Jews consider themselves neither liberals or conservatives and that
32 percent identify as neither
Democrats nor Republicans.

Prenup plan to help


stop chained wives
The Rabbinical Council of
America is to mandate its
member rabbis to require
couples to sign a prenuptial
agreement ensuring that husbands will not withhold a get,
or Jewish writ of divorce, from
their wives.
The scheme, commonly
referred to as a halakhic
prenup, generally penalises
the husband financially for
refusing to give the get.
Rabbi Mark Dratch, execu-

tive vice president of the RCA,


a centrist Orthodox rabbis
organisation, said the group is
mandating the longstanding
fix to an intractable problem
now because the Orthodox
American Jews are largely
aware of and comfortable with
its use. According to the RCA,
requiring a prenup will further reduce any stigma associated with it in corners of the
Orthodox community.
Dratch said: Were an

CHIEF RABBI OF
FRANCE DIES
Rabbi Joseph Haim Sitruk, the
Chief Rabbi of France for more
than two decades, has passed
away aged 71.
The first non-British president of the Conference of
European Rabbis (CER) after
the death of Lord Jakobovits,
Sitruk was Chief Rabbi for 21
years from 1987 to 2008, after

moving from Tunisia, where


he was born in 1944.
Rabbi
Pinchas
Goldschmidt, current CER president, said Sitruk generated a
spiritual renaissance among
French Jewry, which counterbalanced assimilationist tendencies prevalent in France.
Goldschmidt added: He

organisation with a thousand


rabbis that also need to be
trained and feel comfortable
with this, he said. Were at a
place now where the membership thought this was possible.
According to halakha, a
husband must give his wife a
get in order for the couple to
divorce.

was a young energetic and


charismatic
leader
with
integrity and faith. When he
became the spiritual figurehead for Frances half a million
Jews, Sitruk led the opening
of dozens of synagogues and
Jewish schools, for which
he was later appointed commander of the Legion dHonor.
A father-of-nine, he called
Tel Avivs gay pride parade
an abomination and sought
advice from Sephardi Chief
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who said
Shoah victims were reincarnations of the souls of sinners.

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Editorial Comment and Letters


VOICE OF THE JEWISH NEWS

May we all enjoy a


sweeter new year
ROSH HASHANAH is a time for sweetness, celebration and reflection. It
is often tinged with bitterness and sorrow, too. The Hebrew year 5776 has
seen many ups and downs for the Jewish community, here in the UK and
across the diaspora. It began with Jeremy Corbyns election as Labour Party
leader and ended with Jeremy Corbyns election as Labour Party leader.
The intervening 12 months saw the dissolution of trust between the
Jewish community and Her Majestys official Opposition. This came via a
series of ill-fitting plasters applied to injuries caused by a spate of vicious
comments, most made online. There followed the highly-anticipated
report into Labour anti-Semitism by Shami Chakrabarti, which ignored
both the fire and the smoke, and instead suggested that drumroll please
anti-Semitism is a bad thing best avoided.
Elsewhere, Jewish leaders, who maintained pressure on the Government to allow more child refugees into the country, finally met with some
success, while in the world of education, the Government scrapped its 50
percent faith-based admissions cap, meaning Jews may now make up the
majority in Jewish free schools.
In Israel the so-called knife intifada, sparked in part by tensions over
the status of the Temple Mount and provoked by a Palestinian social media
campaign of incitement, has seen the deaths of 30 Israelis and 217 Palestinians in the past 12 months. It may be too much to hope that 5777 will
bring a momentous shift in relations between Israel and the Palestinians,
but we will never give up our prayers for peace even without the influence of Israels legendary conciliator, Shimon Peres.
Let us hope next Rosh Hashanah will see us experience hope rather than
bitterness. May we all enjoy a sweeter new year.
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WHAT BETTER WAY TO


COMBAT PREJUDICE?
In last weeks edition of
Jewish News (22 September),
letter writer Shmuel Halevi
castigated the Progressive
movements for helping to bring
Muslim refugees to this country.
He wrote in his letter: Arabs
have been subjected to disgusting anti-Jewish propaganda.
They will automatically bring
their Jew-hating baggage
with them.
In that case, what better to

Alan Cohens experience


on an easyJet flight
from Israel of unruly
Orthodox children is
not new (Jewish News,
8 September).
Mr Cohen might have
suggested to the parents
that they could go and
play outside!
That often has had the
desired effect on other
airlines anyway.

In Jewish News (22 September), Roslyn Pine manages to sink to a new low by
invoking personal invective
and character assassination
while defending the standard Israeli government line.
She attacks Jewish News
columnist Emily Hiltons account of the eviction of the
Palestinian villagers of Susiya on the West Bank by asserting that the Palestinians
were not expelled in 1986
because the village of Susiya
didnt exist then. According to her, the Palestinians
are being expelled because
they have erected illegal
structures - the reason given
by the Israeli High Court.
But she fails to describe the
underlying basis of this case.
According to Wikipedia, the
village of Khirbet SusyaSusiya predates the State of
Israel by about 100 years.
In 1986, this land was expropriated by the state and
the inhabitants expelled.
We could ask the obvious
question: how is it possible
for the Jewish settlements in
Area C to establish and geographically expand without
displacing Palestinians from
their land?
Perhaps that is why Pine
demonises these NGOs.
Without the facts, what is
left but smears?

John Tilsiter
Radlett

Fraser Michaelson
By email

reverse the effects of the hatefilled anti-Semitic indoctrination


to which Mr Halevi refers than to
show Syrian refugees how kind,
generous, humane and welcoming the British Jewish community
really is?
If anything is likely to promote
hatred of Jews, it is the views
expressed by Mr Halevi.

Gabriel Webber
By email

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Editorial Comment and Letters

Jewish News wrong to


criticise Rabbi Mizrachi

FREE SPEECH IS
FOUNDATION OF
OUR CIVILISATION
I would like to share with
Jewish News readers my
poem, which sets out what I
believe are the fundamental
tenets of free speech:

EE
Corbyn
I know nothing of the beliefs and
FR
at JW3
Full house for
teachings of Rabbi Yosef MizraJewish News
Labour Q&A
chi other than the contents of
your front page (Jewish News, 8
Ready to make a splash in Rio!
September) and, quite frankly, I
dont want to. However, to refer
to him as a hate preacher
dilutes the standard definition
of hate preachers such as Abu
Hamza and Anjem Choudary.
He may be misguided, deluChief condemns fellow minister who says sick
children are being punished for past sins
sional or just plain crackers to
claim things such as disabled
children are being punished by
God, but he is not in the mould
This is not a get-rich-quick scheme.
Its a pay-tax-slow scheme.
of real hate preachers. To equate
the two is similar to referring to a guest house with a strict landlady
where you must be in by 9.30pm otherwise you will be locked out as
being like a concentration camp.
Please dont fall into the trap of conflating the two.

Jewish

jewishnews.co.uk

8 September 2016 | 5 Elul 5776 | Issue 967


@JewishNewsUK
BRITAINS BIGGEST JEWISH NEWSPAPER

See page 3

I believe firmly in the right


of free speech
Which to me means that
each
And every one of us
Has the right to trust
That our view on any
subject matter
Can safely be shared with
any other person

World champion rower Moran Samuel and fourtime Paralympic swimmer Inbal Pezaro [inset] are
among the favourites for gold medals at the Rio
Paralympic Games, which began yesterday. The
Israeli athletes hope to add to their countrys
impressive tally of 380 medals since the first
Paralympics in 1960. More sport on p35 & 36

RABBI OF HATE
THE CHIEF Rabbi has criticised a
controversial Orthodox minister
who claims sick children are being
punished for sins in a former
life, in the week 600 people
signed a petition calling for
the US-based rabbi to be
banned from the UK.
Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi, who
lectured children in the UK
two years ago and is understood to be planning
another visit next week,
was roundly condemned
as a hate preacher by
community members
and representatives.
Yosef Mizrachi

Mizrachi, who has also provoked


outrage by claiming that fewer than
one million halachic Jews were
killed in the Holocaust, claims Downs
syndrome and autism are punishments for previous sins and blind children are serving penance for
watching pornography in a past life.
A spokesman for Ephraim Mirvis
said: The Chief Rabbi has often
spoken about the importance of our
communities being places of warmth
and inclusion. We do not expect that
any of our rabbis or communities
would wish to host a speaker who
threatens to disrupt that precious atmosphere, with views which cause

widespread offence and upset.


An online petition, which describes Mizrachis views as cultish,
divisive and contemptible, has
been signed by 600 people, including leading figures in British Jewry.
Jeremy Newmark, director of the
Jewish Labour Movement and former chief executive of the Jewish
Leadership Council, said: This hate
preacher should stay out of the UK.
Former Three Faiths Forum director
Stephen Shashoua wrote: Hate
should be given no oxygen.
Sociologist and author Keith KahnHarris said: Jews have hate preachers too, sadly. While this guy doesnt

recruit directly for violent groups,


there is a violence to his views.
Videos online show Mizrachi
telling Jewish children that God
only wants [the disabled child] here
40 years to suffer Why? You spoke
bad about people for the previous
life, now you going to feel what it is
to live 40 years without be able to
say a word [sic].
Mizrachi, who said this week
that his UK visit would be a private affair held in someones
house, has also suggested that
Ashkenazi Jews were killed in
the Holocaust because they
went to college.
Ephraim Mirvis

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Calm down and dont be


led by the hungry press to
get things out of perspective.
Rabbi Mizrachi isnt a
hate preacher there is no
comparison here. The best
Id call him is overenthusiastic, sometimes.
I have enjoyed all his
CDs and videos for years,
and will continue to listen
and be inspired, as he only
speaks good.

Chaim Scott
Finchley

www.hbfs.co.uk

Can Jewish News explain by what licence


it published the nasty and vicious headline
Rabbi of Hate about a respected and highly
successful kiruv rabbi (Jewish News, 8 September)?
Rabbi Yossi Mizrachi, with his remarkable
talent, has brought countless numbers of
Jewish people back to their roots. He has a
worldwide listenership running into six figures,
people of all faiths and denominations who
have come to have a deep respect for the
Jewish people and Judaism.
Can it be that there is jealousy in the rabbinate? Those who are the most outspoken
critics, including rabbis with fancy titles, cannot achieve a fraction of what Rabbi Mizrachi
has achieved.
The only hate involved here is the hate
campaign against Rabbi Mizrachi.

Suzy Bennett
Edgware

Provided that what we write


or say
Does not in any way
Deliberately seek to
Disseminate
Inculcate
Or vindicate
Pure hatred of or prejudice
towards
A person whose view does
not accord
With ours

SLAUGHTER IS BRUTAL
SHECHITA INCLUDED
Referring to Alan Millers comments
on shechita (letters, Jewish News,
15 September), killing is killing and
murder is murder. There is nothing humane about it. The farming
Industry is an animal holocaust thats
destroying our planet. Becoming
a vegetarian and then a vegan has
made a great difference to my life,
health and well-being.
I will never tell anyone what to buy
or eat we all have a free choice.
However, I wish human beings would
take time to ponder what an animal
goes through before it is slaughtered,
purely for our satisfaction.
As a cow waits in line to be murdered, it knows it is at the end of its life.
That is why they cry with tears, shake, urinate, defecate and sometimes try to
escape, while waiting for the inevitable.
As for dairy cows, they are artificially inseminated within three months of
giving birth and this goes on most of their life (if you can call it a life). Eating
meat, kosher or otherwise, is not something to be proud of. It is a trait we
should shun.

Pamela Cohen
NW11

This is easier to say or write


Than to do right?
But free speech is the
foundation
Of our western civilisation
Long may it continue
In my considered view
But of course you
Are completely free
To disagree
With me

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Opinion

Anti-Semitism affects
Jews and non-Jews
NICK FERRARI

TV & RADIO PRESENTER

HILLINGLY, it is in the headlines all too frequently. During


the last week, the scourge that
is anti-Semitism seems to have
infected everything from the Labour
Party to the Church of England.
Troubling times indeed.
Much has been written about Labours
transparent problems in its relationship with Jewish people and, having just
returned from a stormy, ill-tempered and
largely unruly Labour Party conference
earlier this week, therell be more from me
on that later.
However, first it is important to reflect
on the fairly incendiary words of the Archbishop of Canterbury on this subject when
he rather piously declared anti-Semitism
is deeply entrenched in the culture of the
nation and Christians are partly to blame.
The Most Rev Justin Welby said it is a
shameful truth that, through its theological
teachings, the Church, which should have

offered an antidote, compounded the spread


of this virus that is the worrying growth in
anti-Semitism.
That, for me, was as disturbing as it was
puzzling. I have been uniquely honoured
and privileged to have hosted a number of
events and gatherings for a wide variety of
Jewish causes and I fervently hope there is
not a shred of anti-Semitism in my being.
To be told differently by the extraordinarily
bright and hugely engaging leader of my
faith, a man I have been fortunate to have
met and with whom I have been exceedingly
blessed to celebrate mass, is at the very least
unsettling.
Each and every minority in the land must
be aware of, and alive to the dangers of what
is called dinner party racism.
For many of you reading this, it will be
as relevant to your lifestyle as it would be
keeping a unicorn in your back garden.
Unfortunately, across much of the
country, it is the unsaid and delicately
couched discrimination that is all too often
allowed to pass. A sly comment, a vile characterisation or a distasteful joke among

those who wrongly assume some kind of


superiority by dint of their colour or faith. It
is as low as it gets but, in certain circles, all
too prevalent.
Truthfully, Im delighted to report it
must be so far back in time for me I cannot
recall the last time I was subjected to the
veiled disrespect of Jewish people, but this
is possibly likely due to the views heard
regularly on my LBC radio breakfast show,
my appearances on Sky News and my
weekly column in the Sunday Express.
Anyone who knows the views expressed
in any of those outlets should know one
clear message: discrimination against
anyone due to their faith, colour or class is
utterly reprehensible and contrary to our

accepted way of life.


For some commentators, this has been
a defining week in the fate of the Labour
Party. They talk about a lasting mandate
for party leader Jeremy Corbyn and a
desire to build unity. In truth, this is a
party as united as the totemic Eton mess
they so despise.
This is a leader who finds is difficult
to condemn Palestinian terrorism and a
party seemingly at odds with its views on
tolerance.
The only way to stamp out something as
insidious as anti-Semitism is to condemn it
wholly and without reservation.
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children, family or friends.
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Requests to GIFT for assistance spike


and its at this time of year that we make
a special effort both to help families
celebrate the new year and feel a valued
part of a community, so they can look
forward to the next year with hope rather
than despair.
GIFTs Rosh Hashanah packages
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tinned tuna and fruit and vegetables, but
will also include kiddush wine, challahs
and candles.
As one London mother we help told us:
What you do makes me feel privileged to

belong to a community like ours.


GIFTs ethos is to educate young people
about the joy and impact of giving, to
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else.
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work.
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little or nothing in the cupboard, the help
GIFT provides makes the difference.
As another recipient wrote: It brings
me to tears sometimes when I am so low as

to how to feed the family properly. People


have no idea what a difference it makes to
those who do not have and cannot provide
for their own family.
However, without our donors and volunteers, none of this could happen.
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packing and delivery of the food packages,
the role of volunteers is key.
Volunteers also help to relieve some of
the burdens and stresses of families, with
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Labour will never come


to its senses under Corbyn
ALEX BRUMMER

CITY EDITOR, DAILY MAIL

here are still lifelong Labour


supporters among my close
friends who believe that despite
the re-election of Jeremy
Corbyn as leader with an overwhelming
majority, the party will come to its senses.
After all, a party that elected Ed Miliband as leader and was home to such
pro-Israel and Jewish friendly figures
as Tony Blair and Gordon Brown could
not possibly be as anti-Semitic and antiZionist as it appears to be.
The reality is that the party which was once
the natural home of so many Jewish voters
because of its tolerance and affinity with early
Zionisms socialist ambitions is allowing policy
to be driven by an extremist left-wing mob, of
which their leader is part. This is someone who
saw nothing wrong in accepting fees of 20,000
for his appearances on Press TV, an Iranian
propaganda channel where guests and callers

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PARTY POLICY TO
BE DRIVEN BY AN
EXTREMIST MOB,
OF WHICH JEREMY
CORBYN IS PART

are able to spout anti-Semitic views without any


fears of repudiation.
Anti-Israel and anti-Zionist views have
been part of the far left agenda for years. It
didnt matter that much when the International Socialists and new-leftist movements
such as Momentum stood on the fringe of
mainstream politics. But, alarmingly, they
now provide the Labour Party narrative
which has become a terrifying prospect as we

some families
have so
much to do at
rosh hashanah

look forward to the Jewish new year.


There is much for Jews and non-Jews
of a liberal bent to be upset about when it
comes to Israel. The settlement policies of
successive Israeli governments; a lack of solid
commitment to a two-state peace process; the
policing methods at the checkpoints between
Israel and the disputed territories. What is so
puzzling about Corbyn and his Labour claque
is their inability to see Israel as anything
except a colonialist, bullying outpost. The
reality is that Israel, to use the favourite lingo
of the left, is a multi-cultural and tolerant
society. Indeed, even though there is still
too much anti-Arab sentiment, the Israeli
government is working hard to break down
the societal barriers to Israeli-Arabs.
Spending over the next three years has been
boosted to NIS15bn. The important things
is that the new money will largely funnelled
through key Israeli government departments
such as education and housing with 20 percent
of the budgets spent in their own communities.
It goes without saying that the far greater

cause of the 400,000 killings in Syria and the


ghastly five-year civil war in the country has
never been a cause clbre on Britains left.
Indeed, the human rights abuses across the
Middle East, including those in Gaza and the
West Bank, are largely ignored.
The Economist recently chronicled how
Hamas and its associates in Gaza ignore the
freedom of speech which is enshrined in
Palestines basic law. Human Rights Watch has
recently accused the Palestinian authorities of
detaining and torturing journalists in Gaza who
dare express critical views. Such abuses dont
seem to worry the Corbyn claque.
Irrespective of the tumult around it, Israel
will begin 5777 as a light among the nations.
Israeli pharmaceuticals are keeping people
in the UK healthy. Israeli cyber-security is
keeping us safe and Israeli algorithms are
powering our Sky boxes. We may soon even
have Israeli gas firing our power stations. Who
would have thought it?
May I wish Jewish News readers Shanah
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WES STREETING

LABOUR MP FOR ILFORD NORTH

n 2020, the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) will have been affiliated to the Labour Party for 100
years, making it almost as old as the
Labour Party itself. Throughout the past
century, Jews have played a leading role
in my partys quest for social justice, from
Millie Miller, one of my predecessors as
the MP for Ilford North, to Lord Harold
Lever, who was a pioneer in debt relief for
poorer countries, to Lord Alf Dubs today
with his work on helping child refugees,
this tradition is something to be cherished and celebrated. Yet at the Labour
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of a foreign power and that it does not
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Israel and seeking to hold Jews to account
for the policies of Israeli governments.
Even with such anti-Semitic tropes
written in black and white, there are those
who continue to dismiss the notion that
there is a problem with anti-Semitism in
the Labour Party. Small wonder that some

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Mitchell, a member of the House of Lords
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whether they will be able to vote Labour at
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1 NEW YEAR FUN

Clore Shalom Reception pupils Max Bispham,


Harry Curtis, Elisheva Morris, Sophia Hartstone and
Kara Engel got into the Rosh
Hashanah spirit by enjoying
a week-long celebration of
activites. The four and fiveyear-olds enjoyed blowing
the shofar and eating
apple and honey.

And be seen!

2 NEW CHAPLAINS

University Jewish
Chaplaincys Rabbi Mordechai Zeller sounded the
shofar in the middle of
Cambridge market place
to announce his arrival and
that of his wife Lea TaraginZeller as the new chaplaincy
at Cambridge and East
Anglia universities.

CARD CONTEST

News, pictures and events


from across the community
1

Ten-year-old Cyan
Darken won JW3s Rosh
Hashanah card competition.
Although not Jewish, the
King Alfred Primary School
pupil was encouraged to
enter by her Year 5 teacher,
Mr Foster. She said: Im so
happy and proud to win the
competition. The cards are
on sale in the JW3 reception, with proceeds going to
support its charitable work.

4 SHOFAR SO FUN

Photo by Marc Morris

Eli Minsky, two, sounded the shofar at Kisharons


Tuffkid Nursery. Tuffkid,
based in Golders Green,
supports both mainstream
and special needs children.

5 CHIEFS VISIT

Former Chief Rabbi


Jonathan Sacks visited
Jewish Cares Holocaust
Survivors Centre. Lord
Sacks told members: For
years, many survivors didnt
speak about what happened; they got married,
had children and then 30 or
40 years later they spoke.
When your world has been
destroyed, first you have to
build the future and then we
can look back and mourn.
We build for the future for
the year ahead on Rosh
Hashanah, then on Yom Kippur, we look back and reflect
on whats happened.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

WEDDING PARTY

Pearl and Lionel Winston


celebrated their 70th
wedding anniversary
with residents, staff and
volunteers at Jewish Cares
Hyman Fine Care Home
where they live. They were
joined by Brighton Mayor,
Councillor Pete West, and
Rabbi Vivian Silverman
from Brighton and Hove
Hebrew Congregation.

HONOUR FOR IBY

A woman who has dedicated her life to ensure the


Shoah will not be forgotten
will receive an Honorary
Doctorate of the University
of Huddersfield. Survivor
Iby Knill will receive the
award for her services to
Holocaust commemoration
and education in November.

Jacks birthday is full of song


Jack Mindel was handed a signed copy of an autobiography from one of his favourite singers to
help celebrate his 100th birthday. After reading in Jewish News that Jack is a big fan of Sophie
Tucker, reader Nathan Dony got in touch and presented him with the book from her 1952 UK tour.

Residents and supporters of Jewish Cares


Rosetrees home at Betty
and Asher Loftus Way in
Friern Barnet enjoyed a tea
with the Mayor and Mayoress of Barnet, Councillor
David Longstaff and Gillian
Griffiths, and Jewish Cares
president Lord Levy.

During a recent visit


to Northern Ireland,
Barnet Conservative
Councillor and Jewish
News columnist Brian
Gordon met with the Lord
Mayor of Belfast, Alderman
Brian Kingston, at Belfast
City Hall.

WEEK IN
PICTURES
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3
EMUNAH IN ISRAEL

Emunah is preparing for


its two-day trip to Israel,
which will take in the 13th
anniversary celebrations at
Neve Landy youth village,
plus visits to projects
around the country, with
two nights in a Tel Aviv
hotel. For more details:
deborah@emunah.org.uk

Photo by John Rifkin

Mitzvah Day, the Liberal


Jewish Synagogue Drop-in
for Asylum Seeker Families
and Uniform4Kids teamed
up to provide uniforms for
children of asylum seekers
starting the new school
term. LJS Rabbi Alexandra
Wright said: The project
has enabled many children
to have new uniform for the
year, which would otherwise be out of their reach.

Waitrose shoppers in
Temple Fortune raised
220 for Jewish Cares
Michael Sobell Community
Centre in Golders Green as
part of the stores Community Matters scheme.

Kisharon is changing
the face of charity
shopping at its new social
enterprise Equal in Temple Fortune.

Photo by John Rifkin

UNIFORM PROJECT

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PREMIERE OF
YOUNG NORWOOD
1 UK
FILM WITH HEART 4 RAISES 115K

Israeli-based charity Save

A Childs Heart (SACH)


held the UK premiere
of A Heartbeat Away, a
documentary by Israeli filmmakers Tal Barda and Noam
Pinchas. The 60 attendees
also enjoyed an exclusive
Q&A with Barda and Pinchas
afterwards. They were
joined by a number of VIPs,
including Itzik Coriat, the
general manager of United
Bank Mizrahi UK, and Menalesh Meti from Ethiopian
Satellite TV.

PERFECT
2 BBYPS
DAY IN THE PARK

EVENTS LIKE
THIS ARE AN
OPPORTUNITY
TO LEARN FROM
OTHER PEOPLES
MISTAKES AND
SUCCESSES
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Bnai Brith Young Professionals (BBYP) enjoyed a


perfect summers day in
Regents Park at this years
Klezmer in the Park festival,
which was organised by the
Jewish Music Institute.
More than 75 people enjoyed the Bnai Brith Moroccan bazaar-style picnic and
soaked up the atmosphere.

VISITS
3 EX-MP
SPECIAL SCHOOL

Former special needs tsar


and Ilford North MP Lee
Scott made a visit to Side
by Side Special School in
Hackney, where he was
impressed with the services
offered by the school and
had the honour of putting
up a mezuzah on a new
classroom.

Some of Britains brightest tech and finance minds


gathered at Norwoods YN
Business, Finance, and Entrepreneurs Dinner. Andrew
Fisher, executive chairman
of Shazam, was the guest
speaker, while the talk at the
Waldorf Hilton in London,
was facilitated by Sky News
technology correspondent
Tom Cheshire. Fisher said:
Events like this are important for tech entrepreneurs,
because its an opportunity
to learn from other peoples
mistakes, but also their successes. The evening raised
115,000 for the charity.

AT GIFT
5 GIRLS
SHOW CHESED

The girls at the GIFT Summer Camp enjoyed sharing


kindness and chesed, which
included teddy stuffing for
an orphanage in Israel, cake
pop-making for families
and flower picking for the
residents of Jewish Blind
and Disabled, and ended
with a performance at Jewish Cares Selig Court Care
Home in Golders Green.

PIONEERS
6 HABO
GO ON SHNAT

Six Habonim Dror chalutzim


[pioneers] have travelled
to Israel for the nine-month
Shnat Hachshara gap year
programme, where they will
spend time on a kibbutz and
teach English in schools and
after school clubs.

Family announcements
Harley Conway celebrated his
barmitzvah at Stanmore United
Synagogue.

Natalie Tahor & Marc Triber were


married at Shendish Manor.

Photo by mummy loves you

Photo by mummy loves you

Katie Grant celebrated her


batmitzvah at Bushey United
Synagogue.

Photo by Sovereign Photography

Photo by Paul Lang Photography

Ariella Sharpestone celebrated


her batmitzvah at Cockfosters
and N Southgate Synagogue.

Photo by Karen Zetter

Debra Isbitt & Lee Hyams were


married at Apollonia, Stanmore.

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Scene And Be Seen / Community

Londons got TAL-ent!

Photos by Blake Ezra Photography

Torah Action Lifes inaugural gala dinner saw more than 350 guests flock to the Lancaster
London. Rabbi Joseph Dweck Senior of the S&P Sephardi community delivered the nights
powerful keynote speech. The organisation, founded by Rabbi Jonathan Tawil, connects
thousands of young Jewish people across the country.

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Jewish Cares Wonka wonga!


More than 200 children and their families revelled in an afternoon of pure imagination at a
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed Secret Cinema event in Potters Bar on Sunday, organised
by The Next Generation Committee. The event raised more than 4,000 for Jewish Care.

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Thou shalt cook... sometimes


Fiona Leckerman
checks out Jay Rayners
satirical one-man show,
based on his recent
book, The Ten (Food)
Commandments

ood critic Jay Rayner certainly


knows how to make an entrance.
Dressed as Moses, he enters the
auditorium, complete with full
robes and tightly clutching two pizza
boxes, like tablets marked with his very
own commandments.
So begins a very entertaining one-man
show now touring the country from the
journalist, Master Chef regular and all round
Jewish food Svengali.
Rayner appeared last week at JW3 as part of
the Ham & High Literary Festival for his show,
based on his recently-published book by the
same title, The Ten (Food) Commandments.
As he disrobes, the 50-year-old foodie and
son of agony aunt Claire Rayner, is eager to
point out that not only are there a whopping 613
commandments, but there arent any particularly food-related with the exception of Thou
Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbours oxen.
He goes on to announce that the Jewish
God is basically a picky eater.
The show is punctuated by images of
everything from Rayner lying covered in pork
scratchings to David Cameron eating with a
fork and for political balance, Ed Miliband
eating without a fork.
The audience is also treated to musings
on Nigella, ribs, his son, Eddie, and various
hilarious photos of himself, in an attempt to
bring together opinion, fact and humour on the
food laws by which every human should live.
We need a new culinary Moses, we need
someone to lead you to the promise land

and who else could there be? Rayner asks


rhetorically.
Beginning with his first commandment
Thou Shalt Eat with Thy Hands Rayner
gets his audience on side by stating that the
best food experiences are normally free from
knives and forks.
When you eat with cutlery you are using
sight, smell and taste, but when you eat
with your hands you are bringing in another
sense, the sense of touch which augments
the experience to an extraordinary degree.
Commandment two is Thou Shalt Worship
Leftovers, where Rayner describes how leftovers had a bad rap thanks to Fanny Cradock

WHEN YOU EAT


WITH YOUR HANDS
YOU BRING IN NEW
SENSES TO AN
AMAZING DEGREE

recipes, but the arrival of fridges and freezers


has revolutionised how we use excess food.
Blaming the cheapening of food for people
simply throwing away their leftovers, Rayner

observes: When food is cheap you dont take


it seriously, but thankfully a moral imperative
has kicked in and I believe leftovers are part
of a brilliant game of gastronomic tag. This is
where the adventures begin and new dishes
are created, from all the things you havent
eaten the day before.
Speaking about the one thing that drives
food culture in Britain and beyond is boredom.
We need a constantly changing diet,
we see new foods and we want to try them.
We are meant to sneer at Instagrammers
constantly photographing their dinner,
but the reality is that its just the process
of coveting accelerated and I think its a
bloody good thing.
His other commandments include Thou
Shalt Cook Sometimes, explaining because
its fun and Thou Shalt Not Cut off the Fat,
because fat is not the enemy, but rather sugar,
with Rayner adding a scientific and logical
explanation to back up his conclusions.
Lamenting how humans have lost many
skills over the years, he nevertheless turns
to food as our one saviour. We used to make
things as human beings, chairs and tables and
build our own houses, now we dont make
anything - but, we can make dinner, he quips.
The brilliant thing about cooking is that its a
task with a finite end. You go into the kitchen to
get raw ingredients and bend them to your will.
Now, that is a very good hobby to have.
Rayners next three commandments,
Thou Shalt Not Sneer at Meat-Free
Cookery, Thou Shalt Celebrate the Stinky
and Thou Shalt Not Mistake Food for Pharmaceuticals are equally witty, perceptive and
stern about our food habits.
Finally we arrive at the 10th and final
commandment, which he admits wryly is not
well placed within the confines of a Jewish
community centre Honour Thy Pig.
For the final word, however, Rayner leaves
his witticisms to that of fellow bacon-eating
Jew and celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal,
who concludes via video with his one and only
commandment Thou Shalt Not Be Dictatorial Around Food a fitting end to a show that
has plenty of food for thought.

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NEW LIGHT
on old flavours
Good news for foodies just in
time for the new year, Ottolenghis
classic cookbook from 2008 has
been relaunched, with all 140 mouthwatering recipes revisited. Devised
alongside Sami Tamimi, this culinary bible became
a sensation when it was first published. Here are
two delicious recipes guaranteed to spice up your High Holy Days

APPLE AND OLIVE OIL CAKE


WITH MAPLE ICING
Serves 4

FENNEL AND FETA WITH


POMEGRANATE SEEDS
AND SUMAC
Serves 4
pomegranate
2 medium fennel heads
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp sumac, plus extra to garnish
Juice of 1 lemon
10g picked tarragon leaves
10g parsley, roughly chopped
70g Greek feta cheese, sliced
Salt and black pepper
This salad has all the little bursts of flavour we look for in a dish. The little explosions
of sweetness from the pomegranate seeds, for example, along with the tart astringency
of the sumac. Its lovely to eat as it is, or else served alongside some grilled fish or roasted
meat. If youre looking for a substitute to the pomegranate but want to keep the colour
and sweetness, dried cranberries or sour cherries also work well.
Start by releasing the pomegranate seeds. The best way to do it is to halve the pomegranate
along its belly (you only need half a pomegranate here), then hold the half firmly in your
hand with the seeds facing your palm. Over a large bowl, start bashing the back of the fruit
with a wooden spoon. Dont hit too hard or youll bruise the seeds and break the skin. Magically, the seeds will just fall out. Pick out any white skin that falls in.
Remove the leaves of the fennel, keeping a few to garnish later, and trim the base, making
sure you leave enough of it still attached to hold the slices together. Slice very thinly lengthwise (a mandolin would come in handy here).
In a bowl, mix the olive oil, sumac, lemon juice, herbs and some salt and pepper. Add the
fennel and toss well. Taste for seasoning but remember, the feta will add saltiness.
Layer the fennel, then the feta and then the pomegranate seeds in individual serving
dishes. Garnish with fennel leaves, sprinkle over some sumac and serve immediately.

80g sultanas
60ml water
280g plain flour
tsp ground cinnamon
tsp salt
tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
120ml olive oil
160g caster sugar
vanilla pod
2 eggs, lightly beaten

3 Bramley apples, peeled, cored


and cut into 1cm dice
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
2 egg whites
Icing sugar, for dusting (optional)

Maple icing
100g unsalted butter, at room temperature
100g light muscovado sugar
85ml maple syrup
220g cream cheese, at room temperature

This is a huge Ottolenghi favourite many of our customers confess they order it just for the
maple icing! It can also be made in advance and kept wrapped in the fridge for up to a week,
ready to be brought back to room temperature and iced on the day of serving.
Grease a 20cm springform cake tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment. Place the
sultanas and water in a medium saucepan and simmer over a low heat until all of the water has been
absorbed. Leave to cool.
Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan/Gas Mark 5. Sift the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder
and bicarbonate of soda. Set aside.
Put the oil and sugar in the bowl of a freestanding electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment
(or use a whisk if you dont have a mixer). Slit the vanilla pod lengthways in half and, using a sharp
knife, scrape the seeds out into the bowl. Beat the oil, sugar and vanilla together, then gradually add
the eggs. The mix should be smooth and thick at this stage. Mix in the diced apples, sultanas and
lemon zest, then lightly fold in the sifted dry ingredients.
Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl, either by hand or with a mixer, until they have a soft
meringue consistency. Fold them into the batter in two additions, trying to lose as little air as possible.
Pour the batter into the lined tin, level it with a palette knife and place in the oven. Bake for 1
hours, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and leave to
cool in the tin.
Once the cake is completely cold, you can assemble it. Remove from the tin and use a large
serrated knife to cut it horizontally in half. You should end up with two similar discs. If the cake is
very domed, you might need to shave a bit off the top half to level it.
To make the icing, beat together the butter, muscovado sugar and maple syrup until light and airy.
You can do this by hand, or, preferably, in a mixer, using the paddle attachment. Add the cream cheese
and beat until the icing is totally smooth.
Using a palette knife, spread a 1cm-thick layer of icing over the bottom half of the cake. Carefully
place the top half on it. Spoon the rest of the icing on top and use the palette knife to create a pattern.
Dust it with icing sugar, if you like.
Extracted from Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (Ebury Press, 27). Photos by Richard Learoyd

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A date with Tuscany


Francine Wolfisz takes her family to witness the beauty of central Italy

ending our way along white


gravel tracks with no
discernible road names and
a failing sat-nav, I began
to fear we would never find our destination: a beautiful family-sized villa
nestled deep in the Tuscan countryside.
Fortunately for us, help was at hand (albeit
communicating with very broken Italian
and hand signals) from the staff at Podere
Pretaccione, a charming 1,000-year-old estate
in Castelnuovo Berardenga that was once the
home of itinerant priests and has today been
transformed into eight spacious apartments.
With a guide to show us the way, we finally
arrive at our hilltop destination and the views
are simply breathtaking. Hundreds of pencilthin, Italian cypress trees and vineyards sweep
across the horizon as far as the eye can see and
the only sounds we can make out are those of
the abundant nature around us crickets,
locusts, bats, tiny lizards darting in and out
across our path and little hares scampering
across the fields.
In the evening, were fortunate enough
to spot a wild boar foraging in the woodland.
Numerous in these parts, the Tuscan wild boar
has the dubious double honour of being a local
emblem and the main ingredient for Tuscanys
national dish pappardelle cinghiale.
Our home for the week, La Vecchia Stella, was
a charming two-bedroom stone cottage, which
boasts a fully-equipped kitchen, a comfortable
lounge and outdoor area for al fresco dining. Our
children, aged five and two, were especially keen
on the nearby tennis courts and swimming pool
both of which were great for mingling with

HUNDREDS OF THIN,
ITALIAN CYPRESS
TREES AND LOVELY
VINEYARDS SWEEP
THE HORIZON
fellow guests at Podere Pretaccione.
The estate is located right in the heart of
Chianti, which recently celebrated 300 years as
a wine-making region, having been designated
as such by Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke of
Tuscany, in 1716. Today, the area is well-known
for its classic red Chianti, made from Sangiovese
grapes and there is no shortage of wineries
dotted along main roads offering free samples.
A reliable, off-road car is a must in these rural
parts, where public transport is scant, but fortunately there are numerous places of interest
within an hours drive away.
We made regular trips to Siena, a picturesque
city that was historically Florences greatest rival
and which prospered through silver mining and
banking. Not coincidentally, a Jewish community, whose main source of livelihood was
moneylending, became well-established here in
medieval times. There are still traces today of the
citys ancient ghetto and an ornate synagogue at
Via delle Scotte, built in the late 18th century, is
open to the public.
At the heart of Siena is the Piazza del Campo,
a vast pedestrianised square constructed from
light travertine stone and red brick, lined with

restaurants and gelato shops, where the delicious ice creams are so fresh they literally melt
in your mouth. Twice a year, the piazza is turned
into a racetrack for a thrilling horse race known
locally as Il Palio.
We also spent time in Arezzo, a charming
ancient city used as the setting for Roberto
Benignis Life Is Beautiful and Montepulciano,
an architectural gem with well-maintained
medieval brick houses and palaces, as well as
wonderful sweeping views of the Tuscan
hills beyond.
Our final destination was Florence, the
capital of Tuscany, and the regions largest city.
Some 13 million tourists flock to this UNESCO
World Heritage Site every year and the day
of our arrival was no exception, with visitors
heaving around the narrow streets. Theres
something special about Florence from the
medieval Duomo with its iconic red dome, to the
Uffizi Gallery filled with Renaissance masterpieces, Michelangelos statue of David and the

serenity of the Ponte Vecchio. Everyone and


everything oozes style in this fashion capital,
including the Great Synagogue of Florence,
famous for its Moorish characteristics, where
my husband proposed 11 years ago.
With the sun setting over Florence, now
seemed a perfect time as any to sample the
famous wine of this region, clink glasses and bid
a final buona notte to our Italian adventure.

Top: Florence. Above: Francine and family

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SWEET THINGS
Purely in the interest of you, dear reader, I have
tasted many honey cakes over the past week and can
solemnly declare the
best offering to be found
at Yummies, in Mill Hill
and Radlett. Choose
between regular honey
cake, honey and apple
cake and the large
honey deluxe.
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HIDEAWAY
Hidden gem is a clich, but Incontro in Finsbury Park
is just that. Open for just over six months, this warm
and inviting little place serves wonderful Italian food
at reasonable prices and the menu includes
many fish dishes. There is also a great
selection of Italian regional wines.
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MILL HILL MAGIC


Whetstone hotspot Hudsons is to open in
Mill Hill before the end of the year, on the
site formerly occupied by the Day of the Raj.
Hudsons owner Martin Ment is excited to share
his popular concept
with the residents of
Mill Hill and hopes it
will contribute to the
regeneration of the
Broadway.
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GRAND CAFE
Ben Tish, co-founder and chef director of Salt Yard
restaurants, is opening a new restaurant in St
James Market in October. Veneta is a Veniceinspired grand caf in the mould of the iconic
Caff Florian in St Marks Square. St James
Market is set to be one of the most exciting
developments in London restaurants
this year. Just south of Piccadilly Circus,
between Lower Regent Street and Haymarket,
it has a large pedestrianised area.
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Zest (Kosher)

Occupying a large area on the lower ground oor


of JW3, Zest is a light, airy restaurant serving kosher
dairy food with a Mediterranean twist. It was our
anniversary outing and a cocktail was in order. I
went for a Churchill (Jameson, sweet Vermouth,
Cointreau and lemon juice) as it seemed to contain
the most alcohol. While waiting for this intoxicating
concoction, we nibbled on olives and pickles, along
with bread from a mixed artisan basket. Among
the challah and the sourdough was the tastiest
pitta bread I have ever eaten. It was toasted al ha
esh (on the re) as the Israelis say and had a
gorgeous salty barbeque taste to it. I have to be
honest, though when I tasted it, I really craved
putting a sausage inside.
For starters, my husband plumped for cured
salmon, but I was intrigued by the offer of
miso-glazed sea bass, baby fennel, wasabi, radish
and micro shiso, so decided to give it a whirl.
When it arrived, I got a bit of everything
on my fork like they do in the cookery
programmes and tasted it in one fell
swoop. It was delicious, the micro shiso

giving it that extra-special something.


Our mains were fabulous, too. We
both chose the yellown tuna steak,
sesame, sushi rice, avocado and soy
pure, lotus mizuna and wasabi citrus
dressing (all one dish). Tony also
ordered chips, which I didnt think was
necessary as we had eaten the equivalent of a large loaf of bread between
us, plus the tuna came with rice. I ate
most of them.
I got a little upset when I saw that
my new favourite food in the world,
malabi (Israeli rose-scented milk pudding), was no longer on the menu.

I consoled myself with cheesecake and


a few mouthfuls of Tonys lemon tart
and rallied. Zestastic!
Angie Jacobs
ZEST
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London NW3 6ET
T: 020 7433 8955
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New Place in Town


Crockers Folly
When entrepreneur Frank Crocker heard
that the new terminus of the Great Central
railway was to be cited in St Johns Wood
in the mid-1890s, he built the ornate and
sumptuous Crown Hotel, to capitalise on
the increased trafc to the area. However,
local residents campaigned against the
terminus and won, rendering the hotel the
grandest folly in London. It became a pub
and changed its name to Crockers Folly in
1978. A few years ago, it was bought by the
Maroush Group, which has restored it to its
former glory and opened it as a stunning
restaurant.
This is one of those places that feels
special enough to be in the West End, but
is in a local residential area where its easy to
park. There are four dining areas the fabulously buzzy 1898 Bar with a terric cocktail
menu, the warm and inviting Marble Room,

the magnicent Lords Room with its ornate high


ceiling and spectacular chandelier, and an outside
terrace.
Crockers Folly is so much more than a pub, but
there is still the odd nod to pub-style dishes on the
menu steaks, lamb cannon, hearty chips but
more delicate options, too, including marinated
tuna, burrata with roasted vegetables, pan-fried
sea bass with deep-fried aubergine, butternut
squash risotto and other sh and vegetarian options. We enjoyed a beautiful creamy panna cotta
and a chocolate fondant for dessert.
The food is beautifully and imaginatively presented with gracious service and lunch or dinner
is a real treat. They also serve afternoon tea. There
are good value lunch and childrens menus and the
festive menus have just been released.

CROCKERS FOLLY
24 Aberdeen Place
London NW8 8JR
T: 020 7289 9898
W: crockersfolly.com

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Lifestyle / Health

Ask Dr Ellie
Our resident GP Ellie Cannon answers your questions...

Q I have high blood pres-

sure. With the Jewish new


year fast approaching, I am
keen to start a new diet and
exercise regime to improve my
all-round health. What do you
recommend to help me achieve
this?

This is a great idea. Unfortunately, the Jewish


new year may not be the easiest time to start
a health plan, given all the sweet foods we
tend to eat during Rosh Hashanah but its
definitely worth having a go.
Exercise in any form will improve your
health in particular your blood pressure
control.
There are so many different types of
exercise that each have huge benefits, but

even simply walking for 30 minutes a day for


four or five days a week will reap significant
benefits.
Exercise itself, no matter what your weight
might be, is a protective factor against many
diseases including cancer and heart disease.
It is also good for mental health, so you
really cant go wrong. Do something you
enjoy so you are more likely to maintain the
regime.
Dieting for high blood pressure really has
two main aims: to reduce salt and to reduce
weight.
Cutting salt from your diet is a proven way
to reduce your blood pressure: you should be
having less than 6g a day.
That may seem hard to work out but start
looking at food packaging at the sodium
levels; you will quickly become familiar with
what you can eat.
Second, a diet following the EatWell guide,
which cuts sugar and processed food down to
a minimum will help you lose weight.

Hydration for you.


Nutrition for your Skin,
Hair and Nails.

Q My son is starting

university this month and


has been offered a new
meningitis vaccination.
Does he need it if he was fully
vaccinated as a small child?

Yes, absolutely. This is actually a new


programme introduced this year particularly for young adults starting university or
college, as well as 17-18 year olds.
The Department of Health have
introduced the vaccination, as in the last
5 years there has been a 400% rise in
the number of cases of meningitis W a
specific strain we see in teenagers. There
are a few different strains of meningitis,

Q I find this time of year

very stressful preparing


for all the chagim and the
family meals. I feel I have
headaches all the time until
its over: are they real or just
from the stress?

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Even if your headaches are from the stress


they are still very much real. Our mental
and physical wellbeing are very closely
connected and often people feel mental
upset through physical symptoms. This
happens the whole way through our lives:
its the same phenomenon that gave you
butterflies on your first day of school or
stopped you eating when you were nervous
before a job interview. Commonly in

and meningitis W seems to be increasingly prevalent in the UK. The vaccination is not new as it has been used for a
long time as a travel vaccine because W
has always been prevalent in parts of the
Middle East. You are right that your son
is already vaccinated against meningitis
having had his childhood vaccinations,
but they are only against certain strains.
He will have had a meningitis C vaccination as a child as well as MMR and Hib
vaccinations which protect against some
types of meningitis but not all. Because of
the way students socialize and live closely
together in groups, infections spread easily
between them which is why we sometimes see outbreaks of disease in student
halls. Its certainly a good idea for all new
students. While hes at the GP its also
worth making sure hes up to date with any
repeat prescriptions he may need to take

practice I see physical signs in patients as a


result of their mental state typically this
would be headaches, tummy pain, irritable
bowels, fatigue and even irritable bladders.
Whether your headache is coming from
sinusitis or stress it is still genuinely there
rather than being imagined as some people
wrongly think. When people experience
pain, they have nerves firing not only where
the pain is but also in the brain what
doctors call central pain and this is likely
the mechanism of how stress-induced
headaches occur, although it is not entirely
understood. The fact that your headaches
go after the chagim is reassuring obviously headaches are not a symptom to
ignore usually but if they are so closely
connected to a specific time or event it is
less of a concern. You must look at ways to
reduce your stress: mindfulness, exercise
and asking for help would all be valuable.

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Sedra and Torah / Orthodox Judaism

SedrahNitzavim
RABBI ALEX CHAPPER
What final message would you expect the
Torah to provide on what is effectively the
last Shabbat of the year? What parting
thought should it leave us with as we end
another cycle of seasons? The opening
words simply read: All of you are standing
today before the Lord your God.
This seems somewhat disappointing, if
not anticlimactic. Let us attempt to understand the true depth of this statement.
At the end of the year, on the precipice
of a new dawn, we are asked to contemplate a simple truth we are still here, we
were spared to survive another 12 months
and whatever we had to endure, many have
not been afforded the privilege that is life.
So dont worry about lofty concepts there
is plenty of time to ponder them for now
just appreciate we are alive, recognise the
gift of life and be thankful.
At this level of consciousness we are
ready for the process of Teshuvah the
return to God described later in the sedra:
When all these things come upon you, the
blessing and the curse and you will return
to the Lord your God.

Rabbi Chapper is minister of Ilford


Federation Synagogue

Torah For Today


What does the Torah say about second chances?
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are not
simply days of judgment, but opportunities for a second chance. Second chances
permeate the history of mankind.
Two such stories have direct relevance to
Rosh Hashanah the day of the creation of
man. Within one generation, one quarter of
the worlds reported population was dead.
After Kane murdered his brother, he was
reprimanded by the Creator. However, God
gave Kane a chance to live out his life, albeit
as a marked man, until Kanes seventhgeneration descendent, Lemech, accidentally killed his primeval ancestor.
Thus, the themes of creation and justice
are united in a story of second chances.

ROSH HASHANAH
AND YOM KIPPUR
ARE PRECIOUS
OPPORTUNITIES
FOR A SECOND
CHANCE

RABBI ARIEL ABEL

Another story of second chances is read from


the Torah on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.
Abrahams first-born son, Ishmael, initially
disgraced himself and he and his mother
Hagar were banished by Gods diktat from
Abrahams household and almost perished in
the desert.
However, when boy and mother cried out
due to their suffering, God heard and heeded
Ishmaels cry because, at that moment, he was
truly penitent for what he had done.
As formerly promised, Ishmael became the
ancestor of the 12 great princedoms. He lived
his life in accordance with his fathers teachings and died a righteous man.
For this reason, Ishmael is a name that has
been used by Jews in the priesthood, even to
this day.

Towards the end of Neilah, the closing


prayer of Yom Kippur, there is a phrase which
describes how God holds out a helping hand
to sinners to return them back onto the path
of correctness.
In the Hebrew language, the same expression to give a hand to sinners can also mean
the opposite: to assist wrongdoers in their
enterprise.
For God, the delicate difference between the
two is no effort to make. For us on earth, it is a
tightrope walk to tread.
May the Almighty give us the wisdom we
need to know the difference, and be granted a
year of blessings.

Ariel Abel is rabbi of the Liverpool


Old Hebrew Congregation

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Progressive Judaism / Jewish Hero and My Two Shekels

Jewish Hero

My Two Shekels

This weeks timeless icon is the late


transgender actress and activist, Alexis Arquette

Whats the Jewish view on the right


to self-defence?

STEPHEN LAUGHTON
Forty-seven years old is too young to die.
But earlier this month, surrounded by her
family, actress and activist Alexis
Arquette passed away.
I first clocked Arquette in teeny indy
comedy-drama Threesome. I loved the film,
but it turned out Arquette hated it. She
was outspoken from the off,
but perhaps she had to be the
fourth of five children born into
a Hollywood dynasty, Arquette
was never going to get far by
staying quiet.
Life was not easy as an openly gay actor during the 1990s in
Hollywood. Often perceived as
a troublemaker, Arquette soon
found her niche eccentric
characters in off-beat films
and the roles came pouring in:
Pulp Fiction, Of Mice and Men and Frisk, to
name a few.
She finally crossed over into mainstream
cinema with the 1998 Adam Sandler vehicle,
The Wedding Singer. There was a delicacy in
the playfulness and something completely
tragic and nuanced in the humour.

THAIS PORTILHO

Arquette started transitioning in her late


thirties and soon became an uncompromising and political transgender activist.
Her TV show, The Surreal Life, has been
widely credited with helping to increase
the visibility of trans people.
Towards the end of her life, it was reported she once again started
living as a man, labelling herself
as gender suspicious indeed,
her death certificate has her
listed by her birth name, Robert.
In a statement, her sister
Patricia said: Her career was
cut short, not by her passing, but by her decision to
live her truth and her life as a
transgender woman.
Despite the fact that there
are few parts for trans actors, she refused to play roles that were
demeaning or stereotypical. She was a
vanguard in the fight for understanding
and acceptance for all trans people.
I hope her legacy lives on.

Stephen Laughton is a member of the


Liberal Jewish Synagogue

CONSIDERING

As a child, I was told that if someone ever


hit me at school, I should hit them back.
The rules of the playground are simple: if
you punch someone back in self-defence,
its likely they wont mess with you again.
But as you grow older, you realise the rules
of engagement, aggression and self-defence
are more nuanced and complicated.
In recent emails leaked by Russian hackers,
former US Secretary of State Colin Powell alleged
Israel had 200 nuclear warheads targeted on
Tehran and America had thousands.
Even if Iranians wanted to develop a nuclear
weapon, they wouldnt be able to deploy it an
allusion to the potential strength of the response.
On the other hand, Israelis have very vocally

IT IS WIDELY
ACCEPTED THAT
ISRAEL POSSESSES
NUCLEAR WARHEADS,
BUT SHOULD IT?

opposed the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, in light of


the Shia states open calls for Israels destruction.
It is widely accepted that Israel has nuclear
warheads, but should it? Id rather no country in
the world had nuclear weapons, but thats not the
reality we live in. For as long as Israel is surrounded
by governments or militias deliberately building
up military capabilities with destruction in mind,
it is justifiable to have a means of deterrence.
Id like to believe Iran would be deterred by
Israels nuclear might but I hope no Israeli leader
will ever have to make the decision to push the
button. The right to self-defence is a controversial
subject. With regards missiles from Gaza and stray
fire from Syria, how do we judge the correct (and
proportionate) way for Israel to defend itself?
Can missiles be deterred with the same amount
and calibre of missiles or is it necessary to destroy
the entire source of missiles (and those launching
them) to make the aggression end?
If the question is simply whether Israel has
the right to defend itself, Im convinced it does.
However, also important are the actions it concurrently takes to try to resolve the deep-seated
issues leading to aggression.
Thais Portilho is a Liberal Jew and head
of communications at BICOM

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My husband recently
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My thoughts are with you
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It is important that teenagers are not
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ANTI-SEMITISM IN
FOOTBALL DEBATE

Anti-Semitism in football
will be discussed at a Q&A
panel on Thursday evening.
Organised by Action
Against Discrimination
(AAD), a six-man panel at
JW3 will be chaired by AAD
chairman Jonathan Metliss
(pictured). He said: The
aim of holding this event
is to put the issue of antiSemitism in football back
on the map. We dont feel
enough is being done, by
both the football authorities
and the Jewish Community.

Tickets

for the 6
October
event at:
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Mm

BOURNES SUPREME
IN RAIDERS VICTORY

NL Raiders beat Lions A


3-1 in Division One of the
Masters League, thanks to
Alex Bournes double and
Gideon Golds strike. Brady
beat Scrabble 2-1, Ashley
Davidson and Mark Wagman
both on target.
In Division Two, EDRS
beat Brady B 6-1. Ian
Sassoon scored twice, with
Jon Dubiner, Martin Seifert,
Tony Platman and Malcolm
Joseph also on target. Lloyd
Nygate scored twice in
Glenthornes 3-2 win over
Hendon Harriers, while
Temple Fortune beat Marshside 4-3, thanks to Jeremy
Fess double, David Sawyers
strike and an own goal.

Lirons the star as


champs topple Team
Champions North London Raiders A
claimed their first win of the season in the
Premier Division. Liron Mannie bagged a hattrick, with strikes from Matt Stock, Joe Cohen
and Dave Cohen giving Dan Shafrons side a 6-2
win over FC Team.
Hendon A are top of the table as Ari Lasts
double helped them to a 5-1 win at SPEC. Zac
Lewis, Yoav Lebens and Josh Harris completed
the scoring.
Oakwood A beat Camden Park 4-1 thanks
to Dave Woolmans brace, Daniel Seligman and
Jonny Quinn were also on target. Woodford
Wanderers and Brady Maccabi shared
the points in a 1-1 draw, Tom Alexander and
Reiss Mogilner scoring respectively.
Los Blancos made it two wins from their
opening three games in Division One, as goals
from Avi Kestenbaum and Jeff Gross helped
them to a 3-1 win at Hendon B.
Scrabble claimed their first win of the
season as goals from Josh Bharrier and Zak
McLeod saw them beat Finchley City 2-1.
North London Raiders B made it three
wins from three in Division Two. Jake Gilbert
and Alex Goodman scored twice, with David

Esterkin, Danny Bloom and Will Ufland also on


target in a 7-3 win over Faithfold B.
Two goals each from Craig Edwards and
Ashley Stokes saw Catford & Bromley win
7-0 at Mill Hill Dons. Player-manager Jeff
Gotch, Danny Yeshua and Jamie Sinai also got
on the scoresheet.
A hat-trick from Max Martin helped
LEquipe claim a 5-0 win at FC Team B. Andy
Smith and Mark Smith were also on target.
Temple Fortune and RC UK FC drew
2-2. Zack Rich scored twice to put Fortune 2-0
ahead, but late strikes from Jonti Aremband
and David Brown earned the visitors a point.
Redbridge C made it two wins from two
as goals from Daniel Lipman, Aaron Goldberg,
Jordan Sapler and Daniel Garfinkle all scored
in their 4-2 win over Faithfold B.
North London Raiders C claimed their
first win of the season thanks to an emphatic
9-1 win over Boca. Liam Stein and Alex Sher
both scored hat-tricks, Alex Elf chipped in with
two, with Rob Samuelson completing the rout.

Full review, match pictures & video

highlights at: www.jewishnews.co.uk

Liron Mannie scored a hat-trick in Raiders win over FC Team

ELENAS MARATHON
EFFORT IN BERLIN

GB BOWLED OVER DURING LATEST ISRAEL TOUR


Maccabi GBs latest lawn bowls tour saw a 46-strong delegation, including 32 bowlers, return from Israel with a mixed bag of results. The tour included visits to
Yad Vashem, Haifa Technion and Gan Vnof Youth Village. Tour leader Stuart Lustigman said: Notwithstanding this being the sixth lawn bowls tour, enthusiasm to
travel the country and play bowls has not diminished and we never cease to be impressed by the achievements of this remarkable fledgling State.

Israel hits new heights against GB


Israel became the final team to qualify for next years World
Baseball Classic tournament after they beat Great Britain
9-1 on Sunday. Finishing top of a four-team qualifying tournament in Brooklyn, the Israelis had earlier beaten GB 5-2
and Brazil 1-0.

WARNER MAKES A
SPLASH IN LONDON

Adam Warner began the new


season in stunning style as
he won gold at the British
Masters Open Water Championships.
Held at the Serpentine, he
said: It was not only a great
result, but also an experience
Ill never forget. I couldnt be
more over the moon, especially considering I got cramp
during the race, which made
it challenging.
Adams next in action at
the masters nationals in Sheffield in October.

Gershfield scores
six as Lions win two
cup ties in two days
James Gershfield struck five times as London
Lions first tie in the Herts Senior Cup ended
in a 6-3 win over Weston FC.
Putting them ahead when he volleyed
home David Cohens through ball to deservedly put them in front, they did though find
themselves going into the break 3-1 down.
That didnt last for long though as Gershfield added four more goals to his tally to put
them in control.
Dom Chenairt headed home their sixth to
wrap up an ultimately comprehensive win.
Gershfield also found the back of the net
24 hours earlier as he scored their first goal
in the Saturday teams 3-1 Aubrey Cup win
over Broadfields.
Their first game in the competition, Josh
Kennet scored their other two goals as the

Israeli long-distance runner


Elena Dolinin broke the
Israeli womens marathon
record on Sunday when she
finished the Berlin marathon
in seventh place, in a time of
2:35:59.
Her first ever competitive
marathon, the 38-yearold broke Nili Avramskis
12-year-old record by 37
seconds.
She said: I never imagined that I would achieve
such a result.

Rowley Lane side booked their place in the


last 16 of the competition, as they secured
their third consecutive win of the season.

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MACCABI GB SOUTHERN LEAGUE FOOTBALL
PREMIER DIVISION
Camden Park 1 Oakwood A 4
North London Raiders A 6 FC Team A 2
SPEC 1 Hendon United A 5
Woodford Wanderers 1 Brady 1
P W D L F Dif Pts
Hendon United A 3 3 0 0 14 8 9
Oakwood A
3 2 0 1 9 7 6
London Lions A 2 2 0 0 4 2 6
Redbridge A
2 2 0 0 4 2 6
Brady Maccabi
2 1 1 0 7 6 4
NL Raiders A
3 1 0 2 10 2 3
Woodford
2 0 1 1 3 -1 1
Camden Park
2 0 0 2 1 -4 0
FC Team A
2 0 0 2 5 -7 0
SPEC FC
3 0 0 3 1 -15 0

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DIVISION ONE

Athletic Bilbaum 1 Los Blancos 3


Faithfold A 3 North London Raiders B 7
Oakwood B P Hendon United B P
Scrabble 2 Finchley City 1
P W D L F Dif Pts
NL Raiders B
3 3 0 0 12 6 9
London Lions B 2 2 0 0 8 6 6
Redbridge B
2 2 0 0 7 4 6
Los Blancos
3 2 0 1 8 2 6
Finchley City FC 2 1 0 1 5 1 3
Faithfold A
2 1 0 1 7 0 3
Scrabble
2 1 0 1 3 0 3
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 3 0 0 3 2 -8 0
jewishnews.co.uk/msfl-one-table/

DIVISION TWO
FC Team B 0 LEquipe 5
Mill Hill Dons 0 Catford & Bromley 7
NL Raiders C 9 Boca Jewniors 1
Redbridge C 4 Faithfold B 2
Temple Fortune 2 RC UK FC 2
P W D L F Dif Pts
Catford & Bromley 3 3 0 0 16 15 9
RC UK FC
3 2 1 0 16 13 7
Temple Fortune 3 2 1 0 7 2 7
LEquipe
2 2 0 0 8 6 6
Redbridge C
2 2 0 0 6 4 6
NL Raiders C
3 1 0 2 13 6 3
Mill Hill Dons
3 1 0 2 5 -6 3
Faithfold B
3 1 0 2 6 -7 3
Hertswood Vale 2 0 0 2 3 -5 0
Boca Jewniors 1 0 0 1 1 -8 0
Real Hendon
2 0 0 2 1 -8 0
FC Team B
3 0 0 3 2 -12 0
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GOAL OF THE WEEK

MGBFL
GOALSCORERS

DANIEL GARFINKLE (REDBRIDGE C)


Capped off a 15-minute cameo by beating
three men down the left wing before
slotting home

SAVE OF THE WEEK

ADAM ZAIDMAN (SCRABBLE)


With the Finchley City striker bearing down
on him, held his nerve to produce a matchwinning stop

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

JOSH HAMBLING(REDBRIDGE C)
With so many attacking options available
today in a full 16-man squad, I had more
options than a Cadburys factory!

SUNDAYS FIXTURES

Sunday 1 Oct:
Cyril Anekstein Cup First Round:
Boca Jewniors vs FC Team B
Premier Division:
Brady Maccabi vs FC Team A
Hendon United A vs Camden Park
NL Raiders A vs Woodford Wanderers
Redbridge A vs London Lions A
Division One:
Brixton Old Boys vs Hendon United B
Finchley City vs Athletic Bilbaum
Los Blancos vs Scrabble
London Lions B vs Faithfold A
NL Raiders B vs Redbridge B
Division Two:
Catford & Bromley vs RC UK FC
Faithfold B vs Mill Hill Dons
LEquipe vs Hertswood Vale
Real Hendon vs NL Raiders C
Temple Fortune vs Redbridge C

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Watch Maccabi London
Lions B clinch
promotion from
Division Two:
NL Raiders C vs London
Lions B

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RESULTS

Watford Friendly League U18


London Lions White 8 Enfield Rangers
1 Blue Division Brady Blue 5 Bushey
Rangers 4 Green Division Alexandra
Park South 3 Brady Red 3 U16 London
Lions White 11 Hinton & Finchley 0
Challenge Cup First Round Brady
Red 3 Olympiacos 2 Second Round
Brady Blue 4 Aldenham Panthers 0
U15 Kings Langley 6 London Lions
White 5, Hendon United 4 Harvesters
East 3 Green Division London Lions
Blues 4 Brady Black 3 White Division
Brady Blue 6 Whetstone Wanderers
Lions 0 U14 Alexandra Park North
1 London Lions White 1, Hendon
United 14 Hampstead Tigers 0, HMH
6 London Lions Blue 2 League Cup
First Round Preliminary Brady Red 7
AEK Youth Gold 1, Harvesters West 11
Brady White 1 U13 Hendon United
Netanya 2 Bushey Rangers 2, London
Lions White 3 AC Finchley 1 League
Cup First Round Omonia Green 1
Brady White 0, Enfield Rangers 3 HGS 1
U12 Hadleywood & Wingate Eagles 5
NWLJ 4, Hendon United Reds 4 London
Lions Yellow 3, Hendon United White 3
Alexandra Park North 0, London Lions
White 5 Omonia Gold 3, London Lions
Green 5 Omonia White 0 League Cup
First Round Brady Red 1 HMH Juniors
0, Hinton & Finchley 6 Brady White 1,
Brady Blue 7 St Albans Rangers 2

RYMAN LEAGUE
PREMIER DIVISION
Wingate & Finchley 1 Lowestoft Town 1
Wingate & Finchley 2 Kingstonian 1
P W D L F Dif Pts
Leiston
10 8 2 0 32 19 26
Havant & Waterl 9 7 1 1 18 10 22
Tonbridge Angels 10 6 2 2 15 4 20
Bognor Regis Town10 5 3 2 18 8 18
Billericay Town 10 5 1 4 16 3 16
Needham Market 10 4 4 2 18 1 16
AFC Sudbury
10 4 3 3 18 4 15
Harlow Town
10 4 2 4 19 4 14
Wingate & Finchley10 4 2 4 12 -3 14
Dulwich Hamlet 10 3 4 3 20 1 13
Merstham
9 3 3 3 21 7 12
Enfield Town
10 3 3 4 14 4 12
Staines Town
9 3 3 3 16 1 12
Canvey Island
9 3 3 3 16 0 12
Burgess Hill Town 9 2 5 2 12 0 11
Kingstonian
10 3 2 5 14 -3 11
Folkestone Invicta 10 3 2 5 11 -3 11
Harrow Borough 10 3 2 5 9 -6 11
Worthing
9 3 1 5 13 -7 10
Hendon
10 2 4 4 12 -10 10
Lowestoft Town 8 2 3 3 9 0 9
Leatherhead
9 1 4 4 11 -6 7
Grays Athletic
9 1 4 4 10 -13 7
Metropolitan Police10 0 3 7 7 -15 3
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football/wingate/

HAT-TRICK HEROES

MGBSFL Premier Division: Liron


Mannie (NL Raiders A) Division Two
Max Martin (LEquipe), Liam Stein,
Alex Sher (both NL Raiders C) Watford
Friendly League U16 Joel Walters
(London Lions White) U15 Sam Taylor
(Brady Black) U14 Jake Greenfield (Brady
Red), Yedidya Solomon 8 (Hendon United)
U12 Zane Appleson Fidler 4 (London
Lions White), Yona King (London Lions
Green), Joshua Brittan (Hendon United Red),
Josh Woolf 5 (Brady Blue) U11 Eyal Kjisik
(Brady White)

2016/2017 SEASON
MGB(S)F MASTERS
WINGATE LONDON LIONS

Aubrey Cup:
Broadfields 1 London Lions 3
P W D L F Dif Pts
Bovingdon
7 6 0 1 27 14 18
London Lions
6 6 0 0 20 13 18
Standon & Puck 7 5 1 1 27 13 16
Bushey Sports Club 7 5 1 1 19 9 16
Belstone
6 4 2 0 18 10 14
Sandridge Rovers 7 4 2 1 12 8 14
Wormley Rovers 7 4 2 1 16 5 14
Letchworth Garden 7 3 2 2 17 7 11
Ware Sports
7 3 1 3 16 -1 10
Chipperfield
7 2 1 4 22 4 7
Buntingford Town 7 1 1 5 12 -11 4
Evergreen
7 1 0 6 10 -16 3
Hatfield Social
6 1 0 5 8 -22 3
Knebworth
7 0 2 5 8 -7 2
Sarratt
7 0 2 5 4 -12 2
Cuffley
6 0 1 5 9 -14 1
jewishnews.co.uk/category/sport/
football/lions

P
1
1
2
0
0
0
1
1

WDL
1 0 0
1 0 0
1 0 1
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 1
0 0 1

Dif Pts
8 3
5 3
-4 3
0 0
0 0
0 0
-4 0
-5 0

MMFL DOUBLE
O SEVEN
MANAGEMENT DIV 1

P
2
3
1
2
2
2

WD
2 0
2 0
1 0
0 1
0 1
0 0

L
0
1
0
1
1
2

F
7
7
4
4
4
4

Dif Pts
3 6
1 6
1 3
-1 1
-2 1
-2 0

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

MMFL DOUBLE
O SEVEN
MANAGEMENT DIV 2

ISRAELI
LIGAT HAAL

Brady Maccabi A 2 Scrabble 1


London Lions A 1 NL Raiders 3

NL Raiders
Brady Maccabi A
Chigwell
Scrabble
London Lions A
HMH

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Brady Maccabi B 1 EDRS Stoengrove 6


Hendon Harriers 2 Glenthorne 3
Temple Fortune 4 Marshside 3
P W D L Dif Pts
St Johns Wood 2 2 0 0 8 6
Temple Fortune 2 2 0 0 4 6
Glenthorne
3 2 0 1 2 6
EDRS Stonegrove 2 1 0 1 3 3
London Lions B 1 1 0 0 1 3
Hendon Harriers 2 0 0 2 -4 0
Marshside
2 0 0 2 -6 0
Brady Maccabi B 2 0 0 2 8 0
jewishnews.co.uk/category/sport/
football/masters/

GARSTON
VETS LEAGUE
London Maccabi
North Greenford
Abbey F.C.
Colney Heath
Garston
Winchmore Hill
Latymer Old Boys
F.C.Deportivo Galicia

For results, tables,


reports, photo galleries,
video highlights go to:

P W D L F Dif Pts
Maccabi Tel-Aviv 6 5 1 0 18 14 16
Mac Petach-Tikva 5 3 2 0 8 4 11
Hapoel Beer-Sheva 5 3 1 1 9 6 10
Hapoel Haifa FC 5 3 0 2 11 5 9
Maccabi Haifa FC 5 2 2 1 6 1 8
Hap Kiryat Shmona 5 1 4 0 8 1 7
Hapoel Kfar-Saba 5 2 1 2 5 -1 7
Beitar Jerusalem 5 1 3 1 9 -1 6
Hapoel Ashkelon 5 1 3 1 4 -2 6
Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv 5 1 2 2 3 -3 5
Bnei Sakhnin
6 1 2 3 4 -6 5
Hapoel Raanana 5 0 2 3 1 -5 2
Hapoel Tel-Aviv
5 0 2 3 3 -8 2
FC Ashdodw
5 0 1 4 2 -5 1
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6
7
8
9

1 ADAM ZAIDMAN

5 HARVEY KAYE

9 LIAM STEIN

2 ALEX LEWIS

6 YARDEN SHARON

10 MAX MARTIN

3 DAN ADELMAN

7 DUDI EDREYI

4 GAB STONE

8 ALEX GOODMAN

SCRABBLE
Making his last appearance for the
club, made several important second
half saves to keep his side in the game

10

1
4

30 Goals:
Reiss Mogilner (Brady Maccabi)
24 Goals:
Zak McLeod (Scrabble)
22 Goals:
Daniel Garfinkle (Redbridge A/B)
21 Goals:
Dovi Fehler (Hendon United A)
18 Goals:
Richard Salmon (FC Team B)
Josh Bloom (Maccabi London Lions B)
16 Goals:
Full chart: jewishnews.co.uk/mgbsflleague-goalscoringchart-week-three/

TEAM OF THE WEEK


2

HERTFORDSHIRE
SENIOR LEAGUE
PREMIER DIVISION

11

LOS BLANCOS
Put in a faultless performance at leftback, was key to Blancos second win
of the season

REDBRIDGE C
Strong performance at the heart of the
Redbridge defence as side made it two
wins from two

TENPLE FORTUNE
Was excellent, played out of position
but dealt with everything and looked
comfortable throughout

OAKWOOD A
First game in over six months,
produced an outstanding display
motoring up and down the right wing

CATFORD & BROMLEY


Bossed the game for The Cats, was
described as being untouchable in the
centre of the park

FC TEAM B
Excellent both defensively and going
forward, never gave up and was key to
sides comeback

NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B


Has dreamt about being the Raiders
Aaron Ramsey, is a bundle of energy
and took his goals well

NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C


Scored a hat-trick which contributed
heavily to his sides first win of the
season
LEQUIPE
A great hat-trick on his second start,
beginning to form a devastating
partnership with Andy Smith

11 LIRON MANNIE

NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A


Scored three and claimed two
assists. Gave FC Team a torrid time
for the 90 minutes

PLAYER OF THE WEEK


LIRON MANNIE
North London Raiders A

MANAGER OF THE WEEK


JOSHUA HAMBLING
Redbridge C