Charities have urged grandparents estranged from their families to come to them for help.
According to the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR), the Census in 2011 revealed there are 55,000 Jewish people aged 65 and over in the UK, 87 per cent of whom have children. So there are potentially 48,000 Jewish grandparents living in the UK.
A Jewish woman from Brighton and her non-Jewish partner will be among the first same-sex couples in the country to get married when the new law comes into force on Saturday.
Nicola Pettit will marry Tania Ward on Saturday morning at a ceremony in Brighton Town Hall, followed by a traditional Jewish blessing in the evening, led by Rabbi Janet Darley of South London Liberal Synagogue.
Did you hear the one about the man from New Jersey who refused to divorce his wife? Eight Jewish heavies wearing Halloween masks and brandishing cattle prods turned up in a warehouse with the aim of kidnapping and torturing him until he agreed to give a get. But when the gang arrived to carry out their plan, they found an FBI agent waiting for them.