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Cheer up

November 24, 2016 23:19

Office of National Statistics figures released this week showed that Jews rank below the national average for happiness . Among faith groups, the only people more miserable are Muslims. But why so glum when a quick flick through the headlines show there are, in the words of the late Ian Dury, so many reasons to be cheerful? R’n’B diva J-Lo is to perform in Israel, where, according to the OECD, the economy grew for the 13th consecutive year. Bernie Sanders proved that old Jews can do more than just tell jokes by taking Hillary Clinton to the wire in the Iowa caucus. And for the first time in a long time, Spurs rose above Arsenal in the Premier League. And — at least in one part of north London — if that’s not worth a smile, what is?

November 24, 2016 23:19

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