"Do you know about Tom and Jerry's part in the international Jewish conspiracy?" asks Danny Finkelstein in Rupe's Rag of Record, the Times - there's better news than that bombshell however...
Hugo Rifkind (30) son of Jewish ex Conservative MP and Minister Sir Malcolm Rifkind, and hob-knobber of the stars, author of a novel, Overexposure .."Self-loathing Jewish newspaper gossip-columnist incompetently investigates ..." No. 38 in the Independent 50 hot books for summer last year.
... Writes in his coruscatingly witty, well informed, sparkling diary about hob-knobbing in the Times 16th February
" ...Gila Sacks, the daughter of Sir Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi since 1991, has landed a job with Gordon Brown, The Jewish Chronicle reports. Apparently, he and Sir Jonathan are close friends. Doesn’t Gordon have the most surprising friends? Shakira, Angelina Jolie and Nelson Mandela — imagine the dinner parties."
The stunningly beautiful, raven haired, doe eyed, slim, academically gifted, Jewish princess (born 1983) married Elliott Goldstein in October 2004 and now joins Gordon Brown's 10 other advisers @ No. 11("spads" = special advisors paid for by the tax payer) after having been a Director of Strategy and development for the UJIA , a Jewish charity in Finchley, with strong links to Israel and an excellent dating agency. Gila's talented, sports loving, hunky husband is an investment manager in the hotel, cosmeceutical (sic) and insurance industries.
A Treasury spokesman is quoted in the Daily Mail : "She will provide advice to the Chancellor on policy priorities. She will also contribute to the policy debate and work with others across Whitehall on developing policy for government, specifically in the Chancellor's areas."
Gordon Brown, said of her father in May 2003: “The Chief Rabbi is not just a distinguished scholar but a distinguished spiritual leader and a globally respected ambassador for the Jewish community here in Britain. He is respected in every continent because he has done more than anyone in Britain today to focus our attention on the needs and challenges of community in the global world.”
Gila has with Paul Turner published Avodah (2003) for Limmud ( a Jewish charity for the study of the Torah of which her husband is the Chairman). A study guide for Chavruta learning on the theme of Avodah, meaning service, slavery, worship and work.
The four sections are: (1) Slavery - In which we remember our slavery in Egypt, and consider what it means to serve man and to serve God. (2) Serving God (Avodat Hashem) - In which we ask how and why we serve God, and how this has changed. (3) Work Ethic - In which we discover a Jewish work ethic - the attitudes and values with which we approach our work. (4) Business Ethics - In which we consider how to act ethically in work, and in doing so, transform our work into service of God. (That will go down really well with the Son of the Manse)
If you wish to know more about the annual Limmudfest , "the jewel in our community's crown" says the Jewish Chronicle , contact for more details for this year is firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be few of us who will forget the words of Tony Blair the tennis partner of Middle East Envoy and Fixer, the Karaoke King , pint sized Lord Levy, (currently out on bail) when he spoke of Gila's father : “ Jonathan Sacks is truly a towering figure in the intellectual life of Britain today. He ranges with extraordinary ease across different fields, making a contribution that is uniquely and distinctively his own. In particular, as few other people can, he relates the insights of religion to the modern world and retells the story of faith in a compelling way, and that is a rare and remarkable achievement.”
Jewish Conspiracy Danny ? Give it a break ...