Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Celebrating 350 years of the Jewish Community in England

I was privileged last week to attend the Council's ceremony to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Jewish community living in England and also to give the freedom of the borough to the Chief Rabbi. I am proud that Barnet has the largest Jewish Community and is a perfect example of how different race and faith groups can live together in close surroundings in a tolerant way. There is much written about multi-culturalism, but for Britain to remain cohesive, all groups should accept the British culture and ways of life. However, minority groups can also live the lifes they wish within this and be accepted but everyone needs to work together.

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