Lancaster & Lakes

The Lancaster and Lakes Jewish Community have a new web site… http://lancslakesjc.blogspot.com/ They also have a music social event coming up this weekend… Saturday 29th September: Klezmer Dance led by Sue Cooper with band Manchester Klezmer, which will take place on at the Gregson Arts and Community Centre, Moorgate, Lancaster, …

Zero Degree Turn

Iranian state television is airing a drama series that claims that the Jews reached Palestine because of persecution during World War II. The series, “A Zero Degree Turn” is aired weekly at prime time. It tells the story of a young Iranian named Habib Parsan, played by a well-known Iranian …

Beirut Report

One year on after Israel’s confrontation with Hezbolah, Lisa Goldman entered Beirut via Jordan to make this report for Israeli TV. Channel 10 report from Beirut Uploaded by Lisang London and Kirshenbaum Uploaded by Lisang

Interview: Noam Galit

Noam Galit is the father of Gilad Shalit, a corporal in the IDF, who has been a captive of Hamas for the last six months. Noam Galit could be said to represent Israel’s silent majority. Israeli journalist Lisa Goldman has published a fascinating interview with Noam, which you can read …

New Synagogue for Munich

A new synagogue has been opened in the heart of the German city of Munich, 68 years after Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler ordered its predecessor torn down. The sacred Jewish scrolls of the Torah were paraded through the streets to the cubic building in the city centre. The new synagogue …

Gunshots fired at Oslo Synagogue

The front of Oslo’s synagogue was sprayed with bullets on Sunday 17 Sept. No one was injured. Police said more than 10 shots were fired, probably from an automatic weapon, at the synagogue’s faade early Sunday morning. Bullet holes were clearly visible in the walls of the synagogue after the …

Special Greetings Cards

Arnside Road Synagogue have created a beautiful set of cards. Each card features one of three beautiful stained glass windows from the choir stall above the Ark in the shool. Photography and design were commissioned from one of the congregants who is a professional designer, and they have been produced …

Whitby get Jewish Mayor

Dr Stacey Daniels has become the first Jewish mayor of Whitby, the small fishing port in North Yorkshire – the Jewish Chronicle reports. Dr Daniels and his wife are believed to be the only practicing Jews in the town, but still maintain a full Jewish way of life and attend …

Pope visits Köln Synagogue

Dear Brothers and Sisters! Shalom Alechem! It has been my deep desire, during my first visit to Germany since my election as the Successor of the Apostle Peter, to meet the Jewish community of Cologne and the representatives of Judaism in Germany. By this visit I would like to return …