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  • Rabbi Nachman Sudak, head of Chabad U.K., dies

    June 16, 2014 | 2:18 pm

    Rabbi Nachman Sudak, the chief emissary for the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in the United Kingdom, has died.

    Sudak died Sunday in London; he was 78.

    Directed personally by the Lubavitcher rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, to move to London in 1959, Sudak lived there for the rest...

  • Obamacare: At 29, covered and faithless

    March 26, 2014 | 1:14 pm

    The disappointment, like so many others, began with a promise. “If you like the plan you have,” President Barack Obama told the nation on June 6, 2009 at the nadir of the economic downturn, “You can keep it.  If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too. The only...

  • Jewish version of ‘Downton Abbey’

    February 12, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    After numerous complaints about the hit PBS show “Downton Abbey” not having any Jewish characters, Downton makers Carnival Films has confirmed it is developing a similar show with a Jewish family, U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reports.

    The new show will be based on Francesca Segal’s...

  • European Jewish Parliament to EU: no half-measures on Hezbollah

    February 12, 2013 | 6:36 am

    Members of the European Jewish Parliament have urged 27 foreign ministers to avoid the “error and half-measure” of calling only Hezbollah’s military wing a terrorist entity.

    “Let us insist on the fact that there is no distinction between Hezbollah’s ‘political wing’ and ‘military...

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  • UK chief rabbi: Richard Dawkins’ Bible slam anti-Semitic

    September 14, 2012 | 9:19 am

    Britain's chief rabbi has accused the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins of relying on an anti-Semitic view of the Bible in his recent book.

    Speaking at a debate filmed by the BBC earlier this month in Salford, Sacks said that a remark in Dawkins’s best-selling book "The God...

  • New machzor delves into heart of Rosh Hashanah

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 21, 2011 | 4:08 pm

    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the United Kingdom, has published enough books to earn his many titles — around 20 tomes, ranging from scholarly commentaries to analysis of contemporary culture. Widely viewed as one of the top Jewish leaders in the world, Sacks published...