From the 29.01.2016 edition of the Jewish Telegraph

A profile of Martin — or Marty — Baron could easily fill a couple of pages. The fact that a film, Spotlight, has been made about just one aspect of his life underlines this point further. But as a newspaper man himself, he understands the limitations on an article. The current executive editor of the Washington Post, Marty was born in an area called Davis Island in Tampa, Florida, in 1954 to Israel-born Rebecca and Howard Baron, of Germany. “My father had gone from Germany in 1936 to (then) Palestine and they…


TELEVISION presenter Rachel Annabelle Riley was born in Rockford, Essex, to Londoner Celia and Mancunian Chris. The 34-year-old, who has a brother Alex, is married to dancer Pasha Kovalev, with whom she has a daughter, Maven Aria.
Rachel, who has a masters in mathematics from Oriel College, Oxford, is best known for being the maths genius on Channel 4’s Countdown, as well as appearing on the comedy spin-off 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

She has co-presented The Gadget Show on Channel 5 (2013–14) and It’s Not Rocket Science on ITV (2016), and was also a contestant on the…


(From the 1.1.2021 edition of the Jewish Telegraph)

THE UK has left the European Union and signed a new partnership deal with it. One of the most contentious issues has been the UK’s withdrawal from the Erasmus scheme, which offered student exchanges as well as school links, work experience and apprenticeships across Europe since 1987. ADAM CAILLER spoke to people who had benefited from the scheme, and what they’ve made of the decision to leave it.

UNDER the auspices of the British Council, PR consultant Drew Salisbury enrolled on the Erasmus scheme’s English Language Assistants programme, which offered paid teaching…


(From December 11, 2020 edition of the Jewish Telegraph)

ANDRÉ Rieu is, perhaps, the most famous classical musician in the world.
Having performed in front of some of the largest audiences across the globe, and popularised classical music to new generations, one would be forgiven for wondering why the Jewish Telegraph has an interview with him in today’s edition.

FAMOUS: André Rieu (Credit: Marcel van Hoorn)

After all, the violinist, conductor and entrepreneur is not Jewish — nor does he have Jewish lineage. However, the man who had arguably the biggest influence on his musical career was his Jewish father-in-law Edgar Kochmann. Speaking ahead of his Johann…


“From December 4, 2020, edition of the Jewish Telegraph)

SOME would argue that, despite her extremely high profile, Nicola Mendelsohn’s mother is more famous than she is. For the 49-year-old, who is Facebook’s vice-president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is the daughter of renowned kosher caterers Celia and Barry Clyne. That sentiment is not lost on Nicola, as she has stated that her mother is her biggest hero. She told me: “I’m very close to my mum and when I was growing up, I didn’t realise how unusual it was having a mum and a grandma who both…


(From the November 13, 2020, edition of the Jewish Telegraph)

“HUMANS are my least favourite animal,” says technology journalist Holly Brockwell. For the 34-year-old prefers cats — lots of cats.
And she is now dedicating her life to caring for those in need — in her two-bedroom flat in London.

FRIENDS: Holly with #FuriousMaud

She told me: “I always said that I would do it if I ever won the lottery. “Obviously, living in London and renting, and being on a journalist’s wage, is not ideal for caring for expensive cats. “But things changed when my ex-fiance lived here for a year through lockdown…


(From December 4, 2020, edition of the Jewish Telegraph)

POST-COVID PLANS: Danny Danon

ISRAEL’S ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon, has told the Jewish Telegraph that collaboration is key for a post-Covid world. He was speaking ahead of the DiploTech Global Summit 2020: Israeli Innovation, Our Collective Future on Wednesday. Headed by former American ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and Mr Danon, it will include world leaders, heads of states, ministers of foreign affairs, policy makers and diplomats who will meet with industry experts, investors and innovators for the first global summit of its kind, taking place in Tel Aviv. The summit…


(From the Friday, December 4, 2020, edition of the Jewish Telegraph)

THE Jewish Telegraph has been dominated by the Labour Party’s antisemitism crisis over the last few years. Throughout the saga, the community has had a number of allies within the party, one of whom — and arguably the biggest and most vocal — is Rosie Duffield. …


Dear Masterchef Australia,

For nine months of every year, I grow tired and weary of the British offering of television food competitions.

A few episodes into Great British Bake-off, and I'm usually turning off. After many series of British Masterchef, I find myself more and more attached to the goings on on my phone rather than the goings on on the television screen.

And the re-launch of Ready Steady Cook was fun for a bit...but the excellent Rylan Clarke can only hold a tired format together for so long.

But you, oh Australian version, I long for you from the…

Adam Cailler

Journalist for Jewish Telegraph and Consomme Magazine. Foodie. Twitter: @acailler

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