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West London's flower power

    The early advent of Shavuot, and a cold April, has left Rabbi Julia Neuberger with a headache: will she find enough roses this year for the festival.

    At her West London Synagogue, children scatter baskets of rose petals during shul and then dance over them, releasing the scent.

    “The idea is to represent the sweet smell of Torah,” she said. “It looks lovely and the smell is amazing.”

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