HOFF­MAN FAREWELL HON­ORARY TO A DE­GREE MO­HEL

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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.

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