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Stormont’s silence over the threat to NI’s Jewish community shames us all

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The Jewish community in Belfast are finding it difficult to practise their faith. Credit: Getty Images

The Jewish community in Belfast are finding it difficult to practise their faith. Credit: Getty Images

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Emma Raducanu. Credit: Adam Davy/PA

Emma Raducanu. Credit: Adam Davy/PA

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The Jewish community in Belfast are finding it difficult to practise their faith. Credit: Getty Images

The idea that a small community would find it so difficult to practise their faith in their own country that they would be forced to move to another land is not something you’d usually associate with a place where people talk, as much as we do around here, about “inclusivity” and “diversity”.

But as Jewish leaders have explained to Secretary of State Brandon Lewis this week, problems over access to kosher food, as a result of Protocol regulations, could lead to the ending of Jewish life in Belfast.


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