Long John Silver would have been proud. Clive Lawton had promised to lead the Musaph service at Muswell Hill United Synagogue last Shabbat for a barmitzvah.
But then he suffered a mishap - he broke his left ankle. Undeterred, the long-haired Limmud leader was wheelchaired to shul by a non-Jewish security guard and, hopping up to the bimah, delivered the service on one leg and a pair of crutches. All that was missing was the eye-patch and parrot.