Category Archives: Judea

Bucolic Bliss

London’s Regents Park in the summer is bucolic bliss, offering  a few moments’ escape from the troubles of the real world.  Around every corner some new interest awaits: live music at the bandstand, a lake on which tiny paddle boats … Continue reading

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By Bus to Balfour

While you wait at the bus stop for bus 70 in Queensway, near the entrance to Queensway tube station, you’ll see – or easily miss –  a small tree at the foot of which is a plaque, readable only if … Continue reading

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Sephardic Jewery

Bevis Marks Synagogue, in the City of London,  was opened in 1701.  Its community was Jews with Portuguese and Spanish heritage who had forceably converted to Christianity under  the 1478 Spanish Inquisition,  the alternative being expulsion from those countries by 1492. They were welcomed to … Continue reading

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Jewish Festival of Purim

Sunday 24th February 2013 was the Jewish Festival of Purim. It was my chance to learn a little of Jewish life and join in the festivities. So Sunday morning found me at Hendon Reform Synagogue, towards Golders Green,   with a … Continue reading

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