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The pro­gramme for the Copthall Sta­dium Yom Hashoah event con­tains one of the most em­bar­rass­ing pieces of bowd­leri­sa­tion of He­brew pos­si­ble. Han­nah Szenesz’s beau­ti­ful, mov­ing song Eli, Eli is billed as Keili, Keili.

This is pre­pos­ter­ous fawn­ing upon the wish by some to in­dulge in what is not re­li­gious ob­ser­vance, but a piece of sanc­ti­mo­nious re­li­gios­ity. The G-dashD school of thought is here taken to barmy ex­tremes. I have at­tended a bat­mitz­vah where a speech was ended by three lit­tle girls say­ing “Hal­leluka.” This is not a sanc­ti­fi­ca­tion of The Name, it is a mock­ery of it. Barry Hy­man,

Bushey Heath

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