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Jewish media round-up

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-05-21

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 reports that the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany has been slammed for paying its senior staff high wages while not giving enough money to victims of the Holocaust. British academic Michael Pinto-Duschinsky questions the money given to staff compared to survivors.

The Jewish Chronicle writes that rabbis across the UK are giving blessings to England to play well in the World Cup. "I will adapt the Amidah and the havdalah service and recite: 'May God resolve glory to England and help us lift the cup of salvations.' Of course, I hope we won’t be needing extra prayers," said Rabbi Jonathan Romain of Maidenhead Reform Synagogue.

Charity Jewish Care is to redevelop its Golders Green headquarters which will see new facilities being made available to those who need its services.

The Jewish Chronicle writes that The Jewish Genealogical Society is to move its library from Finchley United Synagogue to the reform West London Synagogue. The move was prompted by a need to expand and also to make its facilities more accessible to the public as West London Synagogue is located in the West End.

The Jewish News reports that a donation to honour murdered special police officer Nisha Patel-Nasri from Wembley has been made. Rabbi Martin Van den Bergh, of Wembley United Synagogue was said to be shocked by what happened as he knew of her.

The Jewish News writes that Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague spent three days in Israel and spoke of his admiration for the country.