Vivian Wineman is president of the Board of Deputies
Most significant Jewish moment?
Which biblical character would you like to meet, and why?
Elijah. Out of curiosity, as I would like to know what he was like as an individual. Was he as much of a loner as he is portrayed? Why did he acquire such a mystique for later generations?
Your favourite mitzvah?
Israel for me is…
This is the country where I spent the most formative period of my life and where most of my family now live. I have a second home there and have always wanted to settle there.
Last time you went to synagogue?
Favourite Jewish book?
The Bible. It has it all — history, adventure, sex, romance, sublime poetry, wonderful insights as well as incredibly long lists! It is in turn exciting, uplifting, enigmatic, troubling and deeply subversive.