League Update 46
15th April 2021
LJW Update – No. 46
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We hope you had a good Pesach and hope that it is the last one we have to celebrate without family present.
Whilst we read about the exodus from Egypt, during March some of the very last Jews in Yemen were driven out of their home by Houthi rebels. Thirteen members from three different families left their homes in Sana’a, a region of the country held by the Iran-backed Houthi forces and have moved to Egypt. There are now only six Jews left in Yemen, one being in prison. What is it we say? Let my people go…….
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Congratulations to our team in Manchester who won the Pride of Prestwich Award for the caring and dedicate work they do each and every week. Despite not being able to have the volunteers in to record, alternative ways of recording were found. Suzanne Knopf (co-ordinator) and Helena Rich have been vital to keeping this project going together with Marsha and David Cohen. Well done to them and all their volunteers.
War graves – Back in 2014, the League was invited to attend the stone setting of Edith Munro, a young nurse who was killed in the First World War. The ceremony was held at Plaistow Jewish Cemetery where there were several war graves that only had a small marker with the name of the soldier buried there.
Other cemeteries have graves of Jewish soldiers without head stones and we have been asked by AJEX if anyone knows anything about Colin King who was in the RAF and is buried in Delhi. He is in the AJEX Jewish Book of Remembrance but may have a Cross on his grave. The information they have it that he lived at 1 Sholebrook Place, Leeds and was married to Helena King.
Colin’s name is also on the memorial plaque for those Brady Club members who gave their lives (1939-1945).
If you have any information, please contact Martin Sugarman (AJEX Archives) – call 07806 656756 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Having just ‘binged’ on season three of Shtisel and pondering if there is going to be a fourth series, as there are some loose ends, we can now look forward to a series entitled ‘Lioness’ with Israeli actress Shira Hass, of ‘Unorthodox’ fame, plus a film starring Helen Mirren who has been cast as Golda Meir and is set during the Yom Kippur War.
Another snippet – The film Fiddler on the Roof will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in November.
On Monday, 12th April we will be having our next meeting and will be discussing The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende. If you would like to join in, please let the office know and the Zoom details will be forwarded.
Our next book will be The Tears of Monterini by Amanda Weinberg and she has kindly agreed to talk about her book at our next meeting in May. Details will be available nearer the time, and if you are interested in attending that meeting, please let the office know.
If your Group is having a Zoom meeting and you would like to have other League members attend, please let the office know.
Emails and telephone calls will only be dealt with on Tuesdays and Thursday.