The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

A set of ques­tions on Jewish fes­ti­vals proved too tax­ing for the old boys and girl of Durham Univer­sity when they ap­peared on a spe­cial Christ­mas se­ries of Univer­si­tyChal­lenge for alumni.

Al­though they an­swered cor­rectly on Chanu­cah, they thought the Feast of Lots was “Yom Kip­pur” and were stumped by the Greek-de­rived term for Shavuot (Pen­te­cost).

The Durham team in­cluded BBC re­porter Tim Will­cox, who no­to­ri­ously ques­tioned a Jewish woman at­tend­ing the Paris sol­i­dar­ity rally af­ter the ter­ror­ist at­tacks a year ago about Pales­tinian suf­fer­ing “at Jewish hands”.

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