A Shab­bat tri­umph

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

Aweek on, the scale and scope of Shab­bat UK seems, if any­thing, even more as­ton­ish­ing — 5,000 peo­ple un­der one roof mak­ing chal­lah; an­other 5,000 else­where; and over 100,000 tak­ing part either at shul or at one of more than 900 events in 50 com­mu­ni­ties. When the Chief Rabbi first floated the idea around 18 months ago, it is un­likely that even he re­alised quite what he was un­leash­ing — a cel­e­bra­tion of Shab­bat so joyous and imag­i­na­tive that it has al­ready es­tab­lished it­self as one of the high­lights of the Bri­tish Jewish cal­en­dar. Last year’s week­end was spec­tac­u­lar. This year was even more so. The is proud to have been in­volved — and, like the rest of those who took part, we look for­ward with rel­ish to next year’s Shab­bat UK.

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