When I was four years old, I managed to secure myself a place at one of the most prestigious schools in London. They said something to my parents about how they thought I had "a real spark" I left the interview room and said: "I don't think I'll go to that school; I didn't like it"
On Yom Hashoah, Yossi Sucary watched with pride as two Libyan Holocaust survivors joined the ceremony at the Israeli presidential complex. It was a marked change from his childhood, when teachers would tell him he'd "made up" his Benghazi-born mother's experiences at the hands of the Nazis.
It's Spitalfields, but not as we know it - at least, not as the millennials among us know it. Dodge the espresso stands and the fashionistas and you may get a glimpse of the ghosts haunting the old neighbourhood.
Q I am 52 years old and was adopted by a Jewish family as a newborn baby. My adoptive parents both passed away some years ago. I made contact with my Jewish birth mother 24 years ago and we have a good relationship. She was only 16 when she became pregnant and the father was unaware of this. Now I would like to make contact with my birth father.
Forty years ago the doctor might not have named it, twenty years ago, family whispered it, today people not only dare to say the C-word, they are blogging, tweeting and sharing their experience of cancer.
Sir Victor Blank is no stranger to political and economic chaos. When the world's economy crashed, he was at the eye of the storm, eventually quitting as chairman of Lloyd's TSB, after heavy criticism over the bank's disastrous takeover of HBOS in 2008, although some argued that he carried the can for his executives.
Now he's surveying the result of the Brexit referendum with dismay.
Q I converted to Reform Judaism 14 years ago and got married soon after. During our 10-year marriage I did everything I could to be a part of my then husband’s family and to practise Jewish customs, often to the exclusion of events with my own Christian family. I had constant reminders that “I hadn’t been born Jewish” and was therefore “not good enough”.