HOFFMAN FAREWELL HONORARY TO A DEGREE MOHEL
WRITER EVA Hoffman will receive an honorary degree from Warwick University in July. The Krakowborn academic, whose parents survived the Holocaust hiding in Ukraine, is professor of literature and creative writing and an exNew York Times writer and editor.
MANCHESTER’S REV Chaim Jacob Heilpern, who has died aged 94, was a mohel, renowned for his willingness to circumcise Jewish children of non-Jewish fathers. He often did not charge for his services, and circumcised babies in wartime camps on the Isle of Man.