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The Houses of Parliament can be seen during sunrise on the day of the Summer Solstice, seen from ato

London’s oldest man celebrates 108th birthday at Jewish home

Ben Raymond moved into the Jewish care home where now lives in 2012, with his late wife. Both were over 100.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
30/07/2019
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Senior London rabbi removed from position after having affair

The rabbi was faced with harsh criticism, many of which claimed that in his rank and position, he is held to a higher moral standard.

Hezbollah flags fly once again at London’s Quds Day march

Quds Day was initiated by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 to oppose Zionism and the existence of Israel.

10/06/2018
An ambulance waits outside the emergency department in London, Britain

At least 30 injured in Lag Ba'omer bonfire explosion in London

People at the bonfire “shrieked and panicked,” and others “trampled on one another.”

By JTA
03/05/2018

Corbyn issues strongest apology yet ahead of meeting with Jewish leaders

"We have not done enough to get to grips with the problem, and the Jewish community and our Jewish members deserve an apology," said the Labour leader.

24/04/2018
Bagel and "cream cheese and lox."

Beloved London bagel shop to be converted to anti-obesity clinic

Shalom Bagels has been a London hallmark for over 30 years.

By JTA
24/03/2018
A Jewish cemetery (illustrative)

UK Chief Rabbi steps in on London religious burials dispute

"No death will be prioritized in any way over any other because of the religion of the deceased or family.”

25/01/2018

British Parliament to debate full ban of Hezbollah as terrorist entity

Currently, the UK only proscribes Hezbollah’s ‘military wing,’ but not its ‘political wing.’

London coroner under fire for delaying Jewish burials

According to both Jewish and Islamic law, bodies of the deceased must be buried as soon as possible after death.

By JTA
29/12/2017
Orthodox Jews walk along Whitehall in central London

London driver yells antisemitic comments at Orthodox Jews in London

The driver repeatedly said “Hitler was a great man,” at the urging of another driver in the rant captured on video.

By JTA
25/12/2017
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