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  • Arsonist targets Jewish homes in London

    LONDON, July 9 (JTA) — Police here are seeking a woman they believe is connected with a series of arson attacks on a fervently Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. Stamford Hill — home to what is believed to be the world’s largest Chasidic community outside Israel and New York — has been the scene of six attacks…

  • London gym encounter reassures

    LONDON, Sept. 25 (JTA) — A dark-skinned man gave me a funny look in the gym the other day when he noticed my yarmulka. He could have been an Arab, or a Muslim from Pakistan, and here in London, his political sympathies could easily have been anti-Jewish or anti-American. After all, only 48 hours after…

  • AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD

    LONDON, Sept. 23 (JTA) — British Jews turned out in force this week for a rally supporting Israel and the United States. The rally, held Sunday at London’s Theatre Royal, was the largest event of its kind in Britain in years. Amid tight security, more than 2,400 people filled the auditorium and spilled out onto…

  • British Jews rally for U.S., Israel

    LONDON, Sept. 23 (JTA) — British Jews turned out in force this week for a rally supporting Israel and the United States. The rally, held Sunday at London’s Theatre Royal, was the largest event of its kind in Britain in years. Amid tight security, more than 2,400 people filled the auditorium and spilled out onto…

  • British Jews on heightened alert

    LONDON, Sept. 16 (JTA) — While American Jews have canceled an Israel solidarity rally scheduled for next weekend, British Jews have expanded their rally to include support of the United States following last week’s terror attacks on New York and Washington. The rally, scheduled for Sept. 23 in downtown London, is expected to attract 2,500…

  • Scotland won’t extradite alleged war criminal

    LONDON, Sept. 6 (JTA) — Jewish leaders are criticizing Scotland’s decision not to extradite a suspected Nazi war criminal because of his poor health. “It is appalling that” Anton Gecas “would escape without trial,” Lord Janner of Britain’s Holocaust Educational Trust told JTA. “He is getting the sort of justice the Nazis never gave their…

  • British playwright makes use of his Judaism

    The bedraggled man on the park bench reaches into his pocket and pulls out a white piece of cloth. He blows his nose into it, contemplates it, and then puts it on his head. It is a yarmulka. Welcome to “Howard Katz,” the latest play by one of London’s hot

  • British playwright makes use of his Judaism

    The bedraggled man on the park bench reaches into his pocket and pulls out a white piece of cloth. He blows his nose into it, contemplates it, and then puts it on his head. It is a yarmulka. Welcome to “Howard Katz,” the latest play by one of London’s hot

  • British playwright makes use of his Judaism

    The bedraggled man on the park bench reaches into his pocket and pulls out a white piece of cloth. He blows his nose into it, contemplates it, and then puts it on his head. It is a yarmulka. Welcome to “Howard Katz,” the latest play by one of London’s hot

  • British playwright makes use of his Judaism

    The bedraggled man on the park bench reaches into his pocket and pulls out a white piece of cloth. He blows his nose into it, contemplates it, and then puts it on his head. It is a yarmulka. Welcome to “Howard Katz,” the latest play by one of London’s hot