The Jewish Chronicle

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8 Benaiah’s father (2 Sam 23:22) (8)

9 Empty, unmarried (Yiddish) (6)

10 2002 Holocaust movie starring Adrien Brody and directed by Roman Polanski (3,7)

11 Trash inside trucker dumped, reversing (Yiddish) (4)

12 Zealots’ fortress above The Dead Sea (6)

14 Auschwitz exterminat­ion camp (8)

15 Book of maps found at jumble sales? (7) 17 Terrorist organisati­on created by Osama Bin Laden (2,5)

20 Something valuable has courts interpreta­ting Hebrew letters as numbers (Hebrew/Greek) (8)

22 Might be getting ticket to return to coastal resort just south of Tel Aviv/Yafo (3,3)

24 Mount where Moses died (Deut. 32:49) (4)

25 The act of receiving God’s Commandmen­ts at Sinai (Hebrew) (5,5) 27 Component of the Talmud comprising rabbinical analysis and commentary on the Mishnah (Hebrew) (6)

28 Jewish concept of ‘the soul’ (Hebrew) (8)

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A bargain, a wonderful happening or thing (Hebrew/Yiddish) (6)

2 TV serialised drama featuring son and grand-father, perhaps (4)

3 Stupid, feeble-minded (Yiddish) (8) 4 Instrument doctor used to probe woman (7)

5 Oscar ****** , born Oskar Leschziner, Jewish victim of Scotland’s worst ever miscarriag­e of justice and freed after 20 years hard labour (1872-1948) (6)

6 Badly timed deals disturbed region (6,4)

7 What Nabob owned and King Ahab lusted for (1 Kings 21:2) (8)

13 The second prayer (‘Eternal Love’) recited during the Maariv service (Hebrew) (6,4)

16 Israel’s southern desert (3,5)

18 Middle Eastern causes of trouble in general! (8)

19 Eating nothing on e.g. Yom Kippur, following a painful little wound (7)

21 Acronym used in reference to Moses Maimonides (1138-1204) (6)

23 The son of Eliphaz and Timna (Gen. 36:12) (6)

26 Small moshav on the outskirts of Kiryat Malakhi (4)

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