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  • Dating 101: Return of the Englishman

    By Ilana Angel

    July 14, 2016 | 7:33 am

    I am home after 12 days in London. I love England and enjoy my time there. I worked long hours and didn’t have time to see family in Manchester, but I got my work done and am happy to share I’ll be spending the next 12 months traveling back and forth for a project, and am looking...

  • Week in Review from London

    By Ilana Angel

    July 11, 2016 | 12:15 am

    I have been in London for the past week and it has provided an interesting view of the world. I am blessed to be able to travel for work and coming to London is wonderful because I love it here. My beloved father was English and I feel close to him in England. There has been a lot...

  • Did the Brexit vote unleash the bigots? Some British Jews think so

    July 5, 2016 | 2:15 pm

    For two years, in her travels around the English capital, Natalie Pitimson has toted a library bag emblazoned with a word in Yiddish.

    “The word ‘schlep’ written on the side perfectly describes my regular hour-long trek through central London,” Pitimson, a senior sociology...

  • My Visit with Victoria and David Beckham

    By Ilana Angel

    July 5, 2016 | 11:05 am

    I am in London this week working and rather than stay by myself in a hotel, I am staying with friends. I will call them “Victoria and David Beckham”. They are young and attractive people who have three sons. Just typing out “three sons” is exhausting. This house is full of love and...

  • Anti-Semitism charges stir the calm waters of bucolic Oxford

    May 17, 2016 | 1:02 pm

    For a city that has made headlines recently for its anti-Semitism problem, Oxford has a pretty laid back Jewish scene.

    On a recent Friday night, dozens of recognizably Jewish families and students wearing kippahs were enjoying the afternoon sun as they strolled to one of Oxford’s...

  • London Review: Friendship, Uber Muslim Hero & Ken Branagh

    By Ilana Angel

    January 8, 2016 | 4:50 pm

    I have been back from my trip to England for a couple of weeks and I really miss it. I love England very much and the goal is to live there one day. London is magnificent, Manchester is fabulous, and on occasion I think of opening a fish and chip shop in Blackpool, just as my...

  • United in Manchester

    By Ilana Angel

    December 30, 2015 | 4:57 pm

    While in England last week, I was able to go to Manchester to visit my family for a couple of days. This is family from my Dad’s side, and I really love them. They are all funny, smart, charming, and inherently kind people. I was with my 3 second cousins and their families. They...

  • Real Housewives of Cheshire Season 1 Week 1 & 2 Recap

    By Ilana Angel

    November 24, 2015 | 8:13 pm

    Typos are generously sponsored by Jose Cuervo.

    My UK readers have been asking me to blog this show forever and it is finally on TV in America! I watched one episode last year over Facetime with a friend and I instantly fell in love with this group of women. They’re a mess, which...

  • See who a Koufax teammate discovered in England

    November 2, 2015 | 2:30 pm

    Norm Sherry didn’t go ashore in 1952 when the ship that was transporting his U.S. Army infantry division stopped in England, the country of his mother’s birth. Once in West Germany, Sherry led his division’s baseball team to the championship of American military units there.


  • 100,000 sign petition calling for arrest of Netanyahu in Britain

    September 8, 2015 | 9:40 am

    A petition calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits Britain this week has reached more than 100,000 signatures and must be considered for debate in Parliament.

    The online petition was uploaded on Aug. 7 to the United Kingdom Parliament’s...

  • British Jewry:  A tale of two stories

    By David Suissa

    January 7, 2015 | 3:55 pm

    Is England good or bad for the Jews? Well, it depends on which Cohen you listen to — Danny Cohen or Shimon Cohen.

    Danny Cohen, a senior executive with the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) who’s been called one of the most influential figures in British television, caused a stir...

  • European anti-Semitism exploding: It’s not just about Hamas

    August 1, 2014 | 9:54 am

    Conventional wisdom would have us believe that the current explosion of anti-Semitism across Europe is caused by the war with Hamas in Gaza. But it’s not that simple. The riots on the streets of Paris, the vicious anti-Jewish graffiti defacing the ancient streets of Rome, the...

  • Protesters threaten British cosmetics store that sells Israeli products

    July 31, 2014 | 2:27 pm

    A cosmetics store in Manchester, England, that sells Israeli cosmetics has been victimized by callers threatening to kill the staff and burn down the store.

    Local police are investigating the ongoing threats, the Jewish Chronicle reported. The store, called Kedem, has been the...

  • British Jewish cemetery is vandalized

    June 24, 2014 | 10:42 am

    Gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in England were painted with swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti, and some were toppled.

    The vandalism in Manchester was discovered Monday; it is believed the attack occurred on Sunday or early Monday. A similar attack occurred earlier this month,...

  • SS war criminal lived in Britain for 66 years, Nazi hunter said

    June 20, 2014 | 8:56 am

    A Nazi soldier who helped murder Jews during the Holocaust lived undetected in London for 66 years until his recent death, a British Nazi hunter said.

    The man, a former SS soldier in a unit that massacred Poles and Jews during World War II, was identified as Serhij Woronyj by the...

  • The pioneers: A revealing look at Israel’s early prime ministers

    By Tom Tugend

    September 6, 2013 | 2:29 pm

    Moriah Films, the documentary-making arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has bitten off another solid chunk of Israeli history in “The Prime Ministers,” a film based on the lively book of the same title by Yehuda Avner, who doubles as the chief narrator of the two-part production.

  • Suspected London terror attack signifies no special risk for Jews, security unit says

    May 23, 2013 | 9:04 am

    British Jews are no more at risk from terrorism than they were before the slaying of a British soldier by suspected terrorists, British Jewry’s security unit said.

    “For the Jewish community security, the primary lessons remain unchanged,” CST wrote Thursday on its website....

  • Release Margaret Thatcher, Reclaim Your Life

    By Marcus J Freed

    April 12, 2013 | 7:11 am

    Few questions are more challenging than "How did we get here?". That moment of discomfort when we find ourself in a predicament that appears to have suddenly occurred - a client has disappeared, the business is in a crisis, a relationship is going down the tubes. There are two...

  • Margaret Thatcher remembered for her affection for Britain’s Jews

    April 8, 2013 | 9:06 am

    Margaret Thatcher will be remembered by history for relentlessly facing down Communism and helping to turn back more than three decades of British socialist advance.

    But it was her warm embrace of the country's Jews and her insistent promotion of Jews in her Conservative Party...

  • Former British PM Margaret Thatcher, ‘staunch friend of Israel,’ dies

    April 8, 2013 | 7:52 am

    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was considered a good friend of Israel despite a rocky relationship with Prime Minister Menachem Begin, has died.

    Thatcher died Monday after suffering a stroke. She was 87. Thatcher suffered from dementia at the end of her...

  • Poll: 45 percent of Britons favor banning shechitah

    March 29, 2013 | 5:05 am

    About 45 percent of 1,900 Britons polled favored banning Jewish ritual slaughter and 38 percent said they favored banning nonmedical circumcision.

    In the poll, which was conducted last week by the YouGov polling agency for The Jewish Chronicle of London, 45 percent of respondents...

  • Pakistani girl shot by Taliban starts at English school

    March 19, 2013 | 2:59 pm

    Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani girl who drew global attention after being shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, returned to school on Tuesday in Britain where she has been treated for her injuries.

    Yousufzai, 15, has become an international figure as a...

  • Arnold Schwartzman — master designer behind ‘Voices & Visions’

    By Tom Teicholz

    December 21, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Arnold Schwartzman, the artistic director of the “Voices & Visions” program and one of the most accomplished designers and documentary directors of our times, is a story unto himself. Recently, I spent a few very companionable hours at Schwartzman’s L.A. home as he shared some of...

  • Dumping George Clooney for Daniel Craig

    By Ilana Angel

    November 1, 2012 | 3:47 pm

    I dream a lot about George Clooney.  It’s not always the actual Clooney in my dreams, but most of the men I dream about have Clooney’s face. Any man who appears in my dreams, bus driver, teacher, fisherman, or pilot, looks like George Clooney.  I take comfort in knowing I will meet...

  • Prince Charming is Taking Me To England!

    By Ilana Angel

    October 14, 2012 | 9:08 pm

    After 7 months of dating, and a slow and steady stroll to love, the Englishman is taking my son and me to England to meet his family for two weeks in December.  By slow and steady, of course I mean that I have loved him since our first date, but it took me months to allow myself to...

  • London Jewish community, already vigilant, is advised to beef up security for Olympics

    July 16, 2012 | 2:48 pm

    Typically on high alert, London’s Jewish community organizations are being advised to take additional security measures during the Olympics.

    The Community Security Trust, the charity that represents and recommends the community on matters of security, has told Jewish groups to...

  • Football, Prayers & Faking it for Love

    By Ilana Angel

    June 24, 2012 | 6:49 pm

    If you are going to date an Englishman, you have to like football (soccer).  By like it of course I mean pretend you like it so as to impress him.  I have been pretending to care about this game for months and it has been exhausting.  It started out with my blatant faking of...

  • Bachelorette Emily in London

    By Ilana Angel

    June 12, 2012 | 1:10 am

    Emily and her daughter are in London, which I am excited about.  Not the show as much as the city.  It is my favorite city in the world, the birthplace of my fabulous boyfriend, and where I hope to retire.  It will be a fun week full of beautiful scenery and embarrassing American...

  • Former neo-Nazi elected to local council in England

    May 18, 2012 | 12:48 pm

    A former neo-Nazi who once defaced buildings with swastikas reportedly has been elected to a local council in south central England.

    Margaret Burke won a seat on Milton Keynes Council earlier this month after demonstrating her remorse to local Labor Party officials and describing...

  • An Englishman and a Canadian Walk Into a Bar

    By Ilana Angel

    May 1, 2012 | 12:08 am

    I first spoke to my Englishman two months ago.  I thought he was funny and charming, but did not think he was my type.  He lived 35-45 minutes away and while attractive, he was unlike men I usually date. I loved that he’s English however, and agreed to a date because if nothing else...

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