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Back in June I wrote in the Jewish Chronicle about ‘the magnificent Rabbi Yisroel Lew’ of Chabad Bloomsbury, the man who nicknames me ‘Hasidic Goy’. It was wonderful to bump into his magnificence whilst dining on shawarma at White House Express last night.

Actually, speaking of the Jewish Chronicle, I have a column about Benjamin Netanyahu in this weekend’s edition. I’ll post a link here when it goes live on their website.

4 Responses to “Shawarma and Chabad: the classic combo”

  1. Chas Newkey-Burden says:

    Speaking of Chabad, and on a more serious note, this weekend marks the third anniversary of the terror attack on Chabad Mumbai.

    May the memories of Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg, his wife Rivka and all the victims of the Mumbai attacks, be a blessing.

    • cityca says:

      My daughter was doing an elective year in India as part of her med school studies, and was in touch with the Chabad house in Mumbai before she flew out. She spoke to Rebbetzin Rivka to get information about staying and food etc., and so when we heard about the atrocity that took place, it was almost like losing a friend and we were really affected by it.

      My daughter visited the remains of the Chabad house when she got there and registered the bullet holes and blood stains – truly horrible and totally unnecessary, as are all these hate crimes.

      That Chabad open and maintain houses in such far flung places is a revelation to me and I have a huge amount of time for them.

      • Chas Newkey-Burden says:

        ‘Sooner or later we’ll land an astronaut on Mars, and he’ll be met there by a Chabad Lubavitch shliach.’ (Professor Velvel Green, Ben-Gurion University.)

  2. sharna says:

    lovely photo!

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