Lionel Blue Bibliography

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  • To Heaven with Scribes and Pharisees: The Lord of Hosts in Suburbia, The Jewish Path to God. London: Darton, Longman & Todd in association with The Reform Synagogues of Great Britain, 1975.

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  • Wie kommt ein Jude in den Himmel? Der jüdische Weg zu Gott. Munich: Kösel, 1976.

  • To Heaven with Scribes and Pharisees: The Jewish Path to God. London: Darton, Longman & Todd in association with RSGB, 1977.

  • With June Rose: A Taste of Heaven: Adventures in Food and Faith. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1977.

  • A Backdoor to Heaven. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1979.

  • Ein Vorgeschmack des Himmels: Abenteuer religiöser Kochkunst. Munich: Kösel, 1979.

  • Durch die Hintertür in den Himmel: ein Rabbi erzählt. Munich: Kösel, 1980.

  • A Backdoor to Heaven: An Autobiography. London: Fount, 1985.

  • Bright Blue: Rabbi Lionel Blue’s Thoughts for the Day. London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1985.

  • Kitchen Blues: Recipes for Body and Soul. London: Gollancz, 1985.

  • Bolts from the Blue. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1986.

  • Bright Blue: Rabbi Lionel Blue’s Thoughts for the Day. Repr. London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1986.

  • With John Eley: Simply Divine: Recipes from the Cooking Canon and Rabbi Blue. London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1986.

  • With Daphne Richardson and Gordian Marshall: Day Trips to Eternity: Daily Readings (Modern Spirituality). London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1987.

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  • Blue Heaven. London: Coronet, 1988.

  • Lionel Blue: Arranged for Daily Reading (Modern Spirituality). London: Templegate, 1988.

  • Das Blaue vom Himmel: überirdische Wahrheiten für das irdische Leben. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder, 1989.

  • Blue Horizons. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1989.

  • The Jewish Guide to the Here and Hereafter: A Treasury of Spiritual Wisdom from the Bible to Our Time. New York: Crossroad, 1989.

  • Blue Horizons. London: Coronet, 1990.

  • To Heaven, with Scribes and Pharisees: The Lord of Hosts in Suburbia, the Jewish Path to God. 2nd ed. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1990.

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  • Beside Manna: More Recipes for Body and Soul. London: Gollancz, 1991.

  • With Jonathan Magonet: How To Get Up When Life Gets You Down: A Companion and Guide. London: Fount, 1992.

  • With Jonathan Magonet: The Little Blue Book of Prayer. London: Fount, 1993.

  • A Backdoor to Heaven: An Autobiography. 3rd revised ed. London: Harpercollins, 1994.

  • A Backdoor to Heaven: An Autobiography. Updated ed. London: Fount, 1994.

  • In Search of Holy England BDS. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1994.

  • Tales of Body and Soul. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1994.

  • With Jonathan Magonet: How To Get Up When Life Gets You Down. Reprint ed. London: Fount, 1994.

  • With Jonathan Magonet: Kindred Spirits: A Year of Readings. London: HarperCollins, 1995.

  • My Affair with Christianity. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1998.

  • My Affair with Christianity. London: Chivers Press; Camden Collection, 1999.

  • With Jonathan Magonet: Sun, Sand and Soul: A Little Bit of Heaven on Holiday. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2000.

  • Blue’s Jokes: Ancient and Modern, Sacred and Profane. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2002.

  • The Little Book of Lionel Blue. London: Ebury, 2002.

  • Hitchhiking to Heaven: An Autobiography. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2004.

  • Hitchhiking to Heaven: An Autobiography. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2005.

  • Best of Blue. London: Continuum, 2006.

  • The Godseeker’s Guide. London: Continuum, 2010.

  • The Witnessing to the Bill of Divorce from the Bible to the Talmud; Based on a Study of the Babylonian Talmud: Tractate Gittin. Rabbinical Theses: London Leo Baeck College, 1964. [The typewritten original is available in LBC library, signature Th/1964:1.]

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  • The Blue Guide to Grey Living, planned to be published in 2013 (London: Continuum; http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/822959653), then postponed to 2016 (see the publisher’s announcement at http://a.co/7TsibRC), but this never materialized.

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  • Seder ha-tefillot Forms of Prayer for Jewish Worship: I Daily, Sabbath and Occasional Prayers. 7th ed. London: The Reform Synagogues of Great Britain, 1977.

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  • Seder ha-tefillot Forms of Prayer for Jewish Worship: III Prayers for the High Holidays. 8th ed. London: The Reform Synagogues of Great Britain, 1985.

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  • Seder ha-tefillot Forms of Prayer for Jewish Worship: II Prayers for the Pilgrim Festivals. 2nd revised ed. London: The Reform Synagogues of Great Britain, 1995.

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  • Seder ha-tefillot Das jüdische Gebetbuch: I Gebete für Schabbat, Wochentage und Pilgerfeste. Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 1997. [2nd ed. Bielefeld: Union Progressiver Juden in Deutschland, 2010].

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  • Seder ha-tefillot Das jüdische Gebetbuch: II Gebete für die Hohen Feiertage. Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 1997. [2nd ed. Bielefeld: Union Progressiver Juden in Deutschland, 2010].

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  • God of my Fathers’. The Synagogue Review 32, no. 4 (December 1957), 8891.

  • Advice on Prayer’. The Synagogue Review 33, no. 3 (November 1958), 6162.

  • Why Yom Kippur?The Synagogue Review 34, no. 2 (October 1959), 3538.

  • Thoughts to Greet the New Year’. The Synagogue Review: Organ of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain 35, no. 1 (September 1960), 1113.

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  • Prayer and the Modern Jew. Conference Sermon at the West London Synagogue on Saturday, 2nd June’. The Synagogue Review: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain 36, no. 11-12 (July-August 1962), 295300.

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  • German Frontier’. The Synagogue Review: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain 37, no. 7 (March 1963), 163164.

  • A New Haggadah’. The Synagogue Review: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain 37, no. 8 (April 1963), 175.

  • Chaplains in the Universities’. The Synagogue Review: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain 37, no. 9 (May 1963), 196.

  • Discussion Group on Liturgy (Report)’. The Synagogue Review: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain 37, no. 11-12 (July-August 1963), 267.

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  • The Ninth of Av. “What is it you, all ye that pass by?”The Synagogue Review: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain 37, no. 11-12 (July-August 1963), 273.

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  • Guidance or Order?The Synagogue Review: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain 39, no. 3 (November 1964), 5455.

  • Problems of European Jewry’. The Synagogue Review: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain 39, no. 1 (November 1964), 1012.

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  • Rebuilding European Jewry. By Rabbi Lionel Blue, interviewed by Jonathan Magonet’. The Synagogue Review: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain 39, no. 5 (January 1965), 105107.

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  • Israel and Reform Judaism’. The Synagogue Review: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain 39, no. 6 (February 1965), 124125.

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  • Religion and Organisation. Conference Sermon preached at Sinai Synagogue, Leeds on June 11’. The Synagogue Review: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain 39, no. 11-12 (July-August 1965), 248251.

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  • The Other Europe’. European Judaism: A Journal for the New Europe 1, no. 1 (Summer 1966), 3034.

  • The German Visit. I. Horror and Hope’. Living Judaism 1, no. 2 (Winter 1967), 5557.

  • For Love of Zion: Jews and Arabs’. Living Judaism 2, no. 4 (Autumn 1968), 111113.

  • Arabs and Jews. … I. The Cost of Loving Zion’. Living Judaism 3, no. 2 (Spring 1969), 4447.

  • Prayer. A New Translation of the Prayer Book’. Living Judaism 3, no. 4 (Winter 1969), 104106.

  • Some Thoughts on the World Union Conference’. Living Judaism 4, no. 2 (Winter 1970), 5658.

  • Focus on Reform. We Must Take Our Messianic Role Seriously, Says Rabbi Lionel Blue’. Living Judaism 5, no. 1 (Spring 1972), 47.

  • Practical Ecumenism: Jews, Christians and Moslems in Europe’. Journal of Ecumenical Studies 10 (1973), 1729.

  • The Background to the New Prayer Book’. In Reform Judaism: Essays on Reform Judaism in Britain, ed. Dow Marmur. London: Reform Synagogues of Great Britain, 1973, 181188.

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  • European Jewry after the War’. In Reform Judaism: Essays on Reform Judaism in Britain, ed. Dow Marmur. London: Reform Synagogues of Great Britain, 1973, 215227.

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  • Personal View’. European Judaism: A Journal for the New Europe 8, no. 1 (Winter 1973/74), 2. [A view on Jews and Muslims in Europe.]

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  • The New Paradigm of Europe’. European Judaism: A Journal for the New Europe 9, no. 1 (Winter 1974/75), 25.

  • The New Paradigm of Europe’. Reprint for the Secretariat of the Standing Conference of Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe. s.l.: s.a. (after 1975), 2-5. [Originally appeared in European Judaism (Winter 1974/5).]

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  • A Bourgeois Religion. Taxes, Shopping Scales, and Social Welfare Is What Judaism Is About Argues Lionel Blue. It Is Unashamedly Middle Class.’. Living Judaism: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain (Spring 1975), 35.

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  • A Divine Dish: Inspiration for the Kitchen and the Cook’. Living Judaism: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain (Autumn 1975), 1213.

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  • With Dov Marmur: ‘The R.S.G.B. & the Zionist Federation. To Join or Not to Join … Rabbi Dow Marmur and Rabbi Lionel Blue Consider the Advantages and Disadvantages of Affiliation to the ZF’. Living Judaism: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain (Autumn 1975), 47.

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  • Cordon Blue: Cornish Pasty Pie or Quiche Corniche (if your guests had a package at Monte)’. Living Judaism: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain (Spring 1976), 15.

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  • The Birth of a Book: Rabbi Hugo Gryn, Rabbi Lionel Blue and Rabbi Jonathan Magonet Discuss the Hopes, Difficulties, Doubts and Fulfilment that They Experienced in Creating the New Prayer Book.’. Living Judaism: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain (Summer 1976), 39.

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  • Ten Years of European Judaism’. European Judaism: A Journal for the New Europe 10, no. 2 (Summer 1976), 3738.

  • Travelling Light’. Living Judaism: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain (Summer 1976), 1517.

  • Cordon Blue. Enjoy Enjoy: Our Resident Rabbi of the Kosher Kitchen Devises Some Ingenious Gastronomic Illusions’. Living Judaism: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain (Winter 1976), 12.

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  • Kosher - Fact and Fiction’. Living Judaism (Spring 1977).

  • Cordon Blue: Those 98 Missing Recipes’. Living Judaism. Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain (Summer 1977), 16 and 20.

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  • Cordon Blue. Luscious Latkes from Our Resident Rabbi’s Book: In Winter He Believes It Is Better to Keep Warm than Count Your Calories’. Living Judaism. Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain (Autumn 1977), 1718.

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  • Cordon Blue: Give ‘em Beans’. Living Judaism: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain (Summer 1978), 15.

  • Cordon Blue. Secrets of the Cook Book: Lionel Blue Relishes the Tit-Bits in His Library’. Living Judaism. Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain (Autumn 1978), 16.

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  • Back Door to Heaven’. Living Judaism: Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain (Summer 1979), 16.

  • Convening: “It Is a Strange Job, Even for a Yiddisher Boy.”’. Living Judaism. Journal of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain (Spring 1980), 810.

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  • Prayer for a Worldly Society: The Van der Zyl Lecture’. European Judaism: A Journal for the New Europe 17, no. 1 (Summer 1983), 2230.

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  • With Albert Friedlander et al.: ‘The London Colloquium of 1971’. European Judaism: A Journal for the New Europe 17, no. 1 (Summer 1983), 3743.

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  • Inklings’. Manna 1 (Autumn 1983), 18.

  • Inklings’. Manna 2 (Winter 1984), 14 and 17.

  • Inklings’. Manna 3 (Spring 1984), 9.

  • Inklings’. Manna 4 (Summer 1984), 18.

  • Inklings’. Manna 5 (Autumn 1984), 13.

  • Inklings’. Manna 6 (Winter 1985), 6.

  • Inklings: Kaddish for a Nun’. Manna 7 (Spring 1985), 6.

  • Inklings’. Manna 8 (Summer 1985), 8.

  • Inklings’. Manna 9 (Autumn 1985), 4.

  • Inklings’. Manna 10 (Winter 1986), 8.

  • Inklings’. Manna 11 (Spring 1986), 5.

  • Inklings’. Manna 13 (Autumn 1986), 7.

  • Inklings’. Manna 14 (Winter 1987), 7.

  • Inklings: Passing the Kipper Test’. Manna 15 (Spring 1987), 10.

  • Inklings: I Am Not God’s Gestapo’. Manna 16 (Summer 1987), 7.

  • Inklings: Highlife and Happiness’. Manna 17 (Autumn 1987), 8.

  • Inklings: Koppels and Faith’. Manna 18 (Winter 1988), 10.

  • Inklings: Look Out!’. Manna 19 (Spring 1988), 6.

  • Inklings: Let Yourself Be Taken for a Ride’. Manna 22 (Winter 1989), 12.

  • Inklings: My Worst Service Was the Best’. Manna 23 (Spring 1989), 20.

  • Inklings: One More Step’. Manna 25 (Autumn 1989), 4.

  • Inklings’. Manna 31 (Summer 1991), 6.

  • Inklings’. Manna 31 (Spring 1991), 12.

  • Inklings’. Manna 33 (Autumn 1991), 8.

  • Changing Gear but not Direction’. Manna: The Voice of Living Judaism 70 (Winter 2001), 810.

  • My Dream For New Year’. The Tablet, 13 October 2001. [Out of the Blue column. Photocopy.] Available at LBC Library Pam/Blu.L:5.

  • They Needed a Nice Rabbi with a Nice Wife’. Manna: The Voice of Living Judaism 81 (Autumn 2003), 67.

  • How I Stick with God’. Manna: The Forum for Progressive Judaism 96 (Summer 2007), 2021 [with drawing of Lionel by Charles Front].

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  • Try the Samaritans?Manna: The Forum for Progressive Judaism 100 (Summer 2008), 89.

  • In the 1980s, Lionel Blue wrote a cookery column for the Catholic Weekly The Universe.

  • God and the Jewish Problem’ (based on the Key Note Address at the 1975 RSGB Conference). In A Genuine Search: God Torah Israel A Reform Perspective, ed. Dow Marmur. London: Reform Synagogues of Great Britain, 1978, 4362.

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  • ‘The Unpromised Land 1978 St. Paul’s Lecture’. 15 pages. London: London Diocesan Council for Christian-Jewish Understanding, 1978.

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  • ‘Godly and Gay: The Fourth Michael Harding Memorial Address’. London: Gay Christian Movement, 1981. Published in ‘Jewish Explorations of Sexuality’, ed. Jonathan Magonet, European Judaism 1 (1995), 117-131.

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  • ‘Prayer for a Wordly Society: The Van der Zyl Lecture 13 October 1982. Sponsored by the West London Synagogue. Self-published leaflet, 13 pages, available in Leo Baeck College Library.

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  • Homosexuality, the Torah, and Grace: Three lectures on homosexuality, Judaism, and the Church: ‘Judaism and Sexuality in the Ancient World’, ‘Interpreting (and Reinterpreting) the Biblical Texts’, and ‘Homosexuality, Society, and the Church’ (three tapes produced by the Centre for Judaic-Christian Studies, distributed by Christian Friends of Israel UK, available at LBC Library).

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  • With Gordian Marshall: Interfaith Dialogue [Studyweek]. London: LBC, 1985. [The tape is available at LBC Library T85/52.]

  • With B. Borts: Personal Prayer and Community Liturgy [Summer Study Week 1986]. [The tape is available at LBC Library T86/14.]

  • With Howard Cooper and Jonathan Magonet: Mysticism and Spirituality Seminar. London: LBC, 1987. [The tape is available at LBC Library T87/61.]

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  • Integration of Political, Religious and Social Values in a Multifaith Society: A Jewish View. Lecture at Bendorf JCM Conference 1989. [The tape is available at LBC Library T89/90.]

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  • Rabbi Lionel Blue: 50 Thoughts for the Day of Everything from Benidorm to Baked Beans and Sod’s Law to Sex and St. Francis. BBC Radio Collection. Audio Cassette, 1990.

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  • The Unpromised Land [Summer Study Week]. London: LBC, 1994. [The tape is available at LBC Library T94/27.]

  • Tales of Body and Soul (Isis Series/2 Audio Cassettes), Isis Audio Books; Unabridged edition, 1 December 1994.

  • Life Studies. (Van der Zyl Memorial Lecture). London: LBC, 1994. [The tapes are available at LBC Library T94/5, T94/6 and T94/7.]

  • Snares and Traps for Pious People [Summer Study Week]. London: LBC, 1997. [The tape is available at LBC Library T97/9.]

  • Lionel Blue. London: LBC, 2001. [Summer Study Week]. [The tape is available at LBC Library T01/18.]

  • Praying with Broken Wings [Summer Study Week, 23-06-05]. London: LBC-CJE, 2005. [The tape is available at LBC Library T05/25.]

  • Inklings: Kaddish for a Nun’. Manna 7 (Spring 1985), 6. [This is an obituary about Sister Louis Gabriel / Charlotte Klein (‘Lottie’).]

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  • IRENE’. European Judaism: A Journal for the New Europe 35, no. 1 (Spring 2002), 120121 (this is an obituary about Irene Bloomfield).

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  • Rabbi Albert Friedlander: Rabbi Emeritus of Westminster Synagogue’. 10 July 2004. Independent News (printout from 14 July 2004, available in LBC Library and online in a different form at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/rabbi-albert-friedlander-38812.html).

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  • ALBERT FRIEDLANDER’. European Judaism: A Journal for the New Europe 37, no. 2 (Autumn 2004), 103122.

  • From Pantry to Pulpit: The New Jewish Cuisine by Evelyn Rose. Robson Books, 1985. pp. 272, £12.95’. Manna 10 (Winter 1986), 17.

  • Sabbath Evening Service. Prepared by the R.S.G.B. Prayer Book Committee. Translation by Rabbi Lionel Blue, 14 pages.

  • Mit Peter Hertel: Chanukka. Berufsziel: Rabbiner. Ein Besuch im Leo-Baeck-College. Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Sendung 29 November 1991. [Interview with J. Magonet Albert Friedländer, Esther Seidel, Lionel Blue, and Menno ten Brink] (Manuscript available at LBC Library Pam/Her.P.1).

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  • The Hyman Chat Show. Lionel Blue (interview with Maureen Lipman). Manna. The Voice of Living Judaism 80 (Summer 2003), 89.

  • Fridge magnet with the quote: ‘During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households, I encountered Christianity at home and in school. - Lionel Blue’. Produced by PhotoMagnets, 2016. http://amzn.eu/hBVA0B5.

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