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!

A Lag Ba'Omer bonfire explosion in Stamford Hill, how Barnet turned Tory in the local elections, tributes paid after JFS pupil's sudden death and why Jewish women should never suffer in silence are among this week's top stories...

Orthodox community members watch on shortly after the explosion of the Lag Baomer fire

Screenshot from Youtube
Orthodox community members watch on shortly after the explosion of the Lag Baomer fire Screenshot from Youtube

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 a Lag Ba’Omer bonfire explosion in Stamford Hill, the new Home Secretary Sajid Javid being urged to tackle Hezbollah, how tributes poured in following the sudden and tragic death of a JFS pupil, why Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich takes inspiration from Maimonides and all the reaction to this week’s local elections…

1) Sajid Javid urged to give ‘personal attention’ to tackling Hezbollah – MPs write to new Home Secretary calling for clarification on the law ahead of the forthcoming anti-Israel Al Quds Day march in June

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2) Chazan found guilty of sexual offences against teenage girl – Glass-blowing cantor Jason Blair convicted of five counts of sexual assault which took place between 2015-16

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3) Tributes after JFS pupil’s sudden death – Teachers and students devastated over unexpected passing of popular teenager and keen sportsman

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4) Ten injured in Lag BaOmer bonfire explosion in Stamford Hill – Paramedics called to Jewish celebration as Hatzola provided a “mega response team” after the incident

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5) Roman Abramovich: How he looks to Maimonides for inspiration – Jewish News hears how Chelsea FC’s owner believes giving tzedakah anonymously is the highest form of charity – citing the medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher – after it’s revealed he’s donated £366m to Jewish communities around the world over the past 20 years.

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6) Barnet swings to Tories as Jewish voters send message to Labour –Tories take control of Barnet Council and Jewish Labour candidates in the borough fail to get elected, amid the party’s anti-Semitism row

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7) OPINION: Jewish women should never suffer in silence

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