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Historian who helped win Yom Kippur War speaks at Oxford Chabad Society Shabbat Dinner

HorneAlistair.jpgHistorian who helped win Yom Kippur War speaks at Oxford University Chabad Society Shabbat Dinner


Oxford University Chabad Society hosted one of the world’s most distinguished historians, Sir Alistair Horne, who Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that "A Savage War of Peace" was his favourite bedside reading, and that one of Horne's earlier books, "To Lose a Battle: France 1940," guided his war strategy against the Egyptian 3rd army which turned the Yom Kippur war around for Israel.


Horne, who is a fellow of St Antony’s College in Oxford, was invited by Rabbi Eli Brackman, director of the OU Chabad Society, to join a Shabbat dinner at the Slager Chabad Jewish student centre, and… Read More »

Students Fill Chabad Centres on Campuses Around the UK

Students Fill Chabad Centres on Campuses Around the UK

Friday, October 23, 2009

campus3.jpgThe academic year has got off to a busy start for Chabad on Campus in the UK.

On campuses in Bloomsbury, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh Leeds, Nottingham, Oxford, South Kensington and South London, Chabad centres catered for in excess of one thousand students over the Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot festivals.

"For many students – especially those coming from the United States to study - this was their only High Holiday experience," says Rabbi Mendy Loewenthal, director of Chabad of South Kensington, where 80 students attended Rosh Hashanah meals.

With Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur falling outside the university term, Ch… Read More »

MPs back BBC over Question Time BNP stance

Oxford Mail

MPs back BBC over Question Time BNP stance

Friday 23rd October 2009

NICK Griffin today challenged Witney MP David Cameron as the debate over the BNP leader’s Question Time appearance rumbled on.

Mr Griffin questioned whether the Tory leader would “disassociate” himself from the protests outside Television Centre last night after Mr Cameron said he backed the anti-fascist campaign against the BNP leader.

A spokesman for the Tory Party leader said he had no intention of responding.

Other MPs in the county gave their verdicts on the controversial TV appearance.

Oxford West and Abingdon MP Dr Evan Harris, who had previously backed the BBC’s decision to give a platform to the BNP, said: &ldquo… Read More »

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