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The first kosher ecohotel in Europe has opened in Kent, southwest of London. Combining Jewish traditions with environmental awareness, the Sadeh Farmhouse advertises itself as a family-friendly retreat in the style of a kibbutz with a quaint, English countryside twist. Housed in a 17th century manor, a recent refurbishment saw […]
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As a record number of anti-Semitic incidents have been reported in the U.K., British Jews are reacting with understandably high levels of fear. Following the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in May, anti-Semitic attacks saw a worldwide increase, though in the United Kingdom, remarkably so. A Rabbi in Essex was struck over the […]
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When an Orthodox Jewish father of seven from London got sick suddenly last Spring, he fell into a coma and woke up to a worldwide pandemic. Originally from South Africa, Eli Seliger is grateful to Hashem for helping him survive. After overcoming Kidney failure, pneumonia, and a nerve disorder, he […]
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With their research into a trash dump that is over 800-years-old, English Archaeologists have discovered evidence that Jews in the medieval era strictly adhered to kosher laws. Biomolecular archaeologist Julie Dunne of the University of Bristol was blown away by the discovery of a massive amount of chicken and goose […]
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David Baddiel’s book, Jews Don’t Count, sets up the argument that Jews are never given the same consideration as other minorities or ethnicities. But secular Jews don’t acknowledge that the majority of this prejudice is towards Orthodox Jews, who experience more attacks, both verbal and physical, than any other Jews. […]
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Prince Charles and Others’ Meaningful Tribute to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks The UK’s Prince Charles spoke at a tribute to former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, alongside former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. The Prince of Wales called Sacks a “light unto this nation” on a […]
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Understanding the Dress Codes of Orthodox Jewish Women and Their Diverse Interpretations One of the most talked-about aspects of the show Unorthodox is the clothing, which shapes lead character Esty’s story from beginning to end. The show’s costume designer Justine Seymour spent hours on meticulous research, including a week-long stint […]
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Orthodox and Haredi Hasidic Jews Are Scapegoats in the Coronavirus Crisis. The ‘Othering’ Goes Back Decades. Orthodox and Hasidic Jews in a New York suburb say the coronavirus has led to increased hatred toward their community. While community leaders have gone above and beyond to spread social distancing messaging, all […]
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This Portuguese Jewish Community Couldn’t Afford a Rabbi. Now It Made a $1 Million Movie Coming to Amazon. A decade ago, the tiny Jewish Community of Porto didn’t have enough money to hire a rabbi or even fix the roof of its synagogue. Today, this Orthodox congregation of 400 people […]
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An Orthodox Jew is Running For Jeremy Corbyn’s Parliament Seat. He’ll Need a Miracle. As an observant Jew, Yosef David was taught to believe in miracles. That’s a good thing since David, a social worker from London, is going to need one to succeed in his new mission: unseating Jeremy […]
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