It was a big day for Norman on Saturday. He’d had a smart haircut, he put on his best suit...

This Yom Kippur, it’s hard to ignore the dramatic fall in attendance at Britain’s synagogues – iNews

It was a big day for Norman on Saturday. He’d had a smart haircut, he put on his best suit, and, on a gloriously sunny day in Bournemouth, he went to synagogue to celebrate his second Barmitzvah. He’d had his first one at the age of 13 – when Jewish law decrees that a boy becomes a man – and the custom is that, a lifespan (three score years and ten) later, a man can renew his commitment to the faith by going through the rigmarole all over again.The service takes the form of reading a portion of the Torah …

 

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