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The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

If the area of West­min­ster is ex­tended to cover White­hall and St James’s Park then there are cur­rently over 185 stat­ues and me­mo­ri­als in this area. There may in fact now be 186, as an­other memo­rial to honour those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan was un­veiled this month in Vic­to­ria Palace Gar­dens.

Most re­gret­fully, me­mo­ri­als to the Shoah do not seem to pre­vent geno­cide and holo­caust ed­u­ca­tion has not stopped prej­u­dice or anti-Semitism.

Per­haps a longer last­ing and more ef­fec­tive memo­rial would be to ex­tend the work of Lord Al­fred Dubs and per­suade our gov­ern­ment to al­low un­ac­com­pa­nied refugee chil­dren to be of­fered safe refuge in the UK and give free en­try and ed­uca- Arthur Op­pen­heimer, Hove BN3

It is some­what ironic that de­spite our strin­gent Passover avoid­ance of foods that rise, the price of Pe­sach food it­self never dips. Whether the pound is weak or strong, in­fla­tion low or high, in ev­ery gen­er­a­tion, it seems, Pe­sach prices are al­ways higher than the year be­fore. In­deed, Jewish tradition has it that the Mes­sianic era will truly be here only when the JC car­ries two weeks of con­sec­u­tive head­lines : “Pe­sach prices crash” and “JFS wel­comes the idea of a new school”. Alas­tair Falk,

Lon­don NW4

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