Jewish – and proud of it

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YOUNG and old, abled-bodied and less so, they turned up in their droves in Manchester city centre on Sunday to reinforce the message that northern Jewry says ‘no’ to antisemitism.

Some 2,500 from Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow heard an array of politicians, community leaders and politicians, as well as a Holocaust survivor stand up against the recent upsurge in anti-Jewish behaviour.

The serious nature of the occasion was tempered by a carnival atmosphere as Jews and non-Jews stood shoulder-to-shoulder.

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