RAB­BIS TAKE THE ICY PLUNGE

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

THE ice bucket chal­lenge has be­come in­escapable, in­vad­ing al­most ev­ery Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram feed in the world.

Now the stunt has spread to shul too, with count­less rab­bis lin­ing up to have cold wa­ter poured over them.

Among the Bri­tish­based rab­bonim tak­ing a dunk have been Chabad’s Bentzi Su­dak, Bel­mont United Sy­n­a­gogue’s El­chonon Feld­man, and Drugsline’s Aryeh Sufrin.

Those jump­ing aboard the bucket band­wagon are wellinten­tioned. The campaign has raised more than £50 mil­lion for mo­tor neu­rone dis­ease char­i­ties.

But the ques­tion now re­mains: will Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis rise to the chal­lenge?

And more press­ingly, isn’t it time some­one de­signed a wa­ter­proof kip­pah for the

oc­ca­sion?

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