The theatre world has once more decamped to Scotland for perhaps the most important date in the industry's calendar: the Edinburgh Fringe. Among the circus acts, stand-up comedy, and musicals, this year sees a liberal sprinkling of Jewish talent and Jewish-themed performances.
The writing had been on the wall for Kids Company for some time. The shock at the "sudden" closure of the children's charity earlier this month is in many ways misplaced. If anything, it is a surprise it hung around for so long.
It seemed not long ago that the shutters were about to come down on what was probably the world's strangest family business. A firm that could have been listed in trade directories as "Nazi hunters". But the doors are still open. In Paris today the Klarsfeld family, mother, father and son, are as active as ever.
Recently, Angelina Jolie talked openly about the need to publicise tests for genetic mutations, otherwise known as faulty genes - in her personal case, 1a>those involving breast and ovarian cancers1b>.
'At this critical hour for mankind, let every Jew and Jewess utter a solemn vow that, come what may and whatever the trials in store, they will stand body and soul by Britain, giving all that they have, never despairing, determined that so far as they can achieve it, the crowning disaster of a desolate world under the heel of a cruel and remorseless master shall not be.''
It's not often you are likely to find a Jewish vet standing up in Parliament to fight for a cause many know nothing about or choose to ignore. But Marc Abraham is no typical vet and the cause that he is campaigning for may be one that many would say is unimportant compared to human suffering.