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FAME is not all it’s cracked up to be. Just ask Manch­ester’s Rabbi Arnold Saun­ders. tells how their colum­nist Rabbi Saun­ders — an avid Manch­ester United fan — has re­peat­edly been mis­taken for the club’s Jewish owner, Mal­colm Glazer, when he at­tends games at Old Traf­ford. Most of the time he is asked for his au­to­graph, but re­cently things have turned nasty. When Rabbi Saun­ders, 49, went with his sons Zevi and Yossi to watch Man United’s last game of the sea­son against Wi­gan Ath­letic, he was mobbed out­side the ground and had a bot­tle of beer tipped over him by anti-Glazer fans — some of whom climbed on to the bon­net of his car. Must have been very drunk if they couldn’t tell the dif­fer­ence be­tween Rabbi S’s car and that of Mal­colm G...

Also earn­ing some celebrity sta­tus is North Lon­don lawyer Stephen Melzack.

re­ports how the 54year-old lawyer from Edg­ware is plan­ning to re­lease a CD cel­e­brat­ing Is­rael’s 60th an­niver­sary, af­ter he won a Yom Atz­maut com­pe­ti­tion for bud­ding com­posers.

Mean­while, a new study by Tel Aviv Univer­sity sug­gests that chil­dren who speak a sec­ond or third lan­guage may have im­proved men­tal sharp­ness later in life, re­ports the Is­raeli re­searchers dis­cov­ered that speak­ing more lan­guages could re­duce the ef­fects of age­ing.

The re­searchers com­pared bilin­gual speak­ers to tri- and mul­tilin­gual speak­ers and found that the more lan­guages a per­son spoke, the bet­ter his or her cog­ni­tive state was. B’seder?

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