He said: “At Passover we look at the arc of history from ancient Egypt, to the Holocaust and the freedom of the modern State of Israel, a thriving democracy, and a huge achievement for all humanity”.
The Foreign Secretary added: “As once again we face rising antisemitism, we must redouble our efforts to build mutual understanding, compassion and respect in our society, and honour the universal human right of Freedom of Religion or Belief for all. Chag Sameach”.
Foreign Secretary Hunt was given a tour of the synagogue by Rabbi Benji Stanley and was shown the synagogue’s collection of ancient Torah scrolls from Eastern Europe by Jeffrey Ohrenstein, chair of the Czech Scrolls Museum. Many were saved during the Holocaust from former Jewish centres of culture in Bohemia and Moravia.
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