Jewish media round-up
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-06-25
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 a number of British Jewish organisations are to unite in a campaign to promote Israel.
The groups, through Bicom, the British Israel Communications and Research Centre, will implement a multi-million pound campaign. "we must also now focus on educating Britains leaders about the importance of the shared values between both countries. We hope that our plans will set an agenda for the entire pro-Israel community," said Bicom chairman, Poju Zabludowicz.
The Jewish Chronicle writes that the head of the Reform movement, Rabbi Tony Bayfield has asked its synagogues to stop acting as a distribution point for the Jewish News following its perceived move into an orthodox publication. In a message to its synagogues, Rabbi Bayfield said: "We find it hard to see why the Jewish News would be of particular interest to our members and what benefit there is to our synagogues in acting as distribution points."
The Jewish Chronicle writes that plans are underway for a new inclusive group for Jewish business ethics following a breakdown between various people involved in the Orthodox-run Jewish Association for Business Ethics. The new group will involve Reform, Liberal and Masorti people.
The Jewish News reports a new exhibtion to mark the history of Jews in Britain since being readmitted 350 years ago went on display at the Houses of Parliament. Sarah Teather, the Liberal Democrats education spokesman said: "The exhibition shows the important and valuable contribution to British life that Jewish people have made over the centuries."