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Editor's Viewpoint: Belfast walking tour a fitting way to celebrate Jewish community

The new Jaffa Memorial in Belfast
The new Jaffa Memorial in Belfast

The political, cultural and commercial contribution of the Jewish community in Belfast over the past century-and-a-half is immense, from helping the city's linen trade achieve global recognition to the founding of Haagen-Dazs ice-cream and national chains such as Stanley Leisure and Beaverbrooks jewellers.

They also provided Israel with a President, Chief Rabbi and Foreign Minister.

The Jewish presence has withered in recent times but Steven Jaffe is ensuring that its role in Belfast is remembered through the creation of a Jewish Heritage Walking Tour. It should be a fascinating stroll through the history of a vastly creative community.

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