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Jewish media round-up

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-05-14

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 Chronicle writes that operators of the Jewish Lottery which stopped operating after two draws has plans to restart.  In an advertisement in its own newspaper, it is looking to trace people who have paid in advance and also claims it has refunded people for games not played. Supporters of the lottery are also contacting the Charity Commission and Gaming Commission to investigate what has happened.  Charities themselves have also said they have not received money from the claimed 40p out of ever £1 they were told they would get by associating with the lottery.

The Jewish Chronicle writes that Aliyah-promoting organisation Nefesh b’Nefesh has been slammed by UJIA. UJIA chief executive Doug Krikler said: "We are still not happy that Nefesh b’Nefesh is working in the UK without prior discussions with the appropriate people. We don’t believe in the creation of duplication and confusion and I’m not convinced their work can have a substantial impact on the current level of aliyah from the UK.”

The Jewish Chronicle reports that a rabbi in Stamford Hill was subjected to a racist attack in which his collar bone was broken. Rabbi Alan Shelton, 58 called for better policing in the area and has sent a letter of complaint to his local MP Dianne Abbott,

The Jewish News reports that Michelle Kent, a mother-of-three from Loughton in Essex is to become the UK's first female Jewish firefighter when she joins her local Squad 332.