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Jewish media round-up

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-04-16

Jewish media

Jewish media

Each week SJ editor Leslie Bunder looks at some of the stories that the print Jewish media are reporting by delving into their front pages, news sections and features.

The Jewish News leads with a story about putting British Jews first before giving to Israel. The story stems from columnist Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet. In a recent letter someone wrote to him about supporting an Israeli charity, Rabbi Schochet called for Israelis to start doing more for their own people.

The Jewish Chronicle reports that a special postmark to commemorate the 350th anniversary of Jews being admitted back to England is to be used by the Queen as part of her own 80th birthday celebrations.

The Jewish Chronicle writes that Britain has announced who is to be its next ambassador to Israel. Tom Phillips, currently head of the Foreign Office’s South Asia and Afghanistan desk takes over from Simon McDonald in August who has held the post for three years. "My family and I have had a wonderful time in Israel and we are sad to be going so soon,” Mr McDonald said.

The Jewish Chronicle reports that Dixons president Lord Stanley Kalms who is the son of the founder of the company, Charles Kalms is not worried about the name disappearing off the high street to be replaced by sister brand Currys. "“Of course, our long-standing presence in the high street has been associated with the Kalms family for some 50 years, but in business you have to move with the times in order to progress," the 74-year-old said. "Formulas don’t last forever and I am very excited by the new challenge of our new formula as an e-retailer."