DIF­FER­ENT STROKES

The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment&analysis -

Over the High Holy-Days and Suc­cot, I at­tended ser­vices at many syn­a­gogues and lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Ma­sorti, North Lon­don; Heathrow Ter­mi­nal 5 with var­i­ous charedim; Ye­meni, Ashke­nazi and Sephardi all in Re’ut; dav­ened at the Ko­tel; two mod­ern Or­tho­dox con­gre­ga­tions in Tal­piot; and Re­form, Lib­eral, United, Fed­er­a­tion and Chabad back in the UK.

And do you know what? They all had dif­fer­ent cus­toms and dif­fer­ent prayer books, but they were all full of Jews who all read from the same To­rah and prayed to the same God.

Given the di­vi­sions we are al­ways be­ing told about, who’d have thought it? Marc Michaels Ex­eter Gar­dens, Il­ford, Es­sex

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