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OPINION: Like many Charedi women, not driving a car is entirely my decision

By Malky Davidovits  International Women’s Day – a day for celebrating woman, for empowering them and for highlighting their right to make their own choices about how they live their lives.  Why then, did Yehudis Fletcher feel the need to criticise Charedi women – on this day of all days – for the way they choose to …

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Community leader ‘chuffed’ to receive BBC honour for outreach

Community leader ‘chuffed’ to receive BBC honour for outreach This article appeared in the Jewish News see here  The BBC has honoured a Canvey Island pioneer for “breaking down barriers and bringing communities together”. Charedi leader Joel Friedman said he was “well chuffed” to have received the BBC’s ‘Make a Difference’ award. The honour recognised …

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Charedim share the values of our monarchy

The rigours of the pilgrimage to the Queen’s lying in state in Westminster Hall was not for the frail residents of Schonfeld Square but Elizabeth II’s passing has stirred deep memories in this Stamford Hill community Rabbi Avraham Pinter, unforgettable Charedi Community Leader pictured with the Queen 2006 (This article was published in the Jewish Chronicle on …

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