There are serious problems facing Jewish museums and galleries in Britain today. Some problems are practical: the wrong location, small numbers of visitors, not enough money. Others are more about the state of Jewish culture and identity.
The old lady sat down, the three books she had written neatly piled up on the table in front of her. The years five and six pupils of Naima JPS primary school filed in quietly, taking their seats on the chairs and floor. They looked on expectantly and waited for Eva Schloss - famously known as Anne Frank's stepsister - to start her talk.
The government will shortly announce a public consultation on its plans to repeal the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights. This may seem like dry semantics, of interest only to legal and constitutional techies, but nothing could be further from the truth.
At the end of the Second World War, the British Government offered to bring more than 1,000 orphaned child survivors of the Nazi concentration camps to the UK. However, after weeks of effort by officials, only 732 survivors were found, and - although 80 of them were girls - they became known collectively as ''The Boys''.
Picture the following: you go to sit where there is no seat and end up sprawled on the floor, in a less than dignified pose. You become disorientated in a friend's garden, which is barely bigger than a quilt, and can't find your way out. You make a beeline for the front of a long, snaking queue, incurring mass fury.
When Nicci and Neal Menashe started planning their daughter Raquel's batmitzvah, there was only one possible destination. The South African couple, who live in London, knew that the weekend of celebrations, in honour of their eldest child, had to take place in the island of Rhodes, Greece - home to Raquel's great-grandmother Rachel, and her ancestors.