In case you missed it…seven must-read stories from the past week!
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In case you missed it…seven must-read stories from the past week!

Newly-knighted Sir Ben Helfgott gets sculpted, Theresa May paying tribute to Holocaust survivor Gena Turgel, a record-breaking dinner for Jewish Care and how Mark Lewis single-handedly halted the anti-Israel Al Quds Day march in his wheelchair are among this week's top stories...

Frances Segelman sculpting Sir Ben Helfgott

Credit: Yad Vashem UK
Frances Segelman sculpting Sir Ben Helfgott Credit: Yad Vashem UK

Relive the past week on jewishnews.co.uk with our top-seven must-read stories from the past seven days…

Scroll down to read our pick of this week’s stories, which included newly-knighted Sir Ben Helfgott getting sculpted, Theresa May paying tribute to Holocaust survivor Gena Turgel, a record-breaking dinner for Jewish Care and how Mark Lewis single-handedly halted the anti-Israel Al Quds Day march in his wheelchair …

1) Newly-knighted Sir Ben Helfgott speaks of ‘honour’ of being sculpted by Frances Segelman – Holocaust survivor and former weightlifter sculpted by Leeds-born artist, who has previous created works of Her Majesty the Queen

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2) Eighty years after Kindertransport – descendants retrace route on bikes –Commemorative trip organised by World Jewish Relief sees 42 riders from Berlin to London, marking the route used by mainly Jewish children escaping Nazi Germany to safety in the UK

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3) Theresa May pays tribute to Holocaust survivor Gena Turgel during PMQs –Prime Minister responds to question from Bob Blackman MP, saying ‘we must never forget what Gena taught us’

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4) Record-breaking £5.25m raised at Jewish Care dinner – Charity’s work views through a series of news reports introduced by Sky’s Kay Burley at star-studded event this week

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5) Prince William’s Israel trip to start with Yad Vashem visit alongside Chief Rabbi Mirvis – Second-in-line to the throne to touch down in Israel on June 25, and will go to the national Shoah memorial before meeting PM Netanyahu and President Rivlin

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6) Luciana Berger: I have no faith in Labour’s process for tackling anti-Semitism – Liverpool MP calls for Labour NEC to ‘urgently review’ appointment of Gordon Nardell, and says her concerns were ‘ignored’

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7) OPINION: Mark Lewis: Police saw my wheelchair as a greater threat than a machine gun – After single-handedly halting the anti-Israel Al Quds Day march, lawyer Mark Lewis says the government must make this the last Al Quds march.

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