Black and white

Follow this link for a BBC story about an exhibition of photos (black and white) by Judah Passow on the Jewish community in the UK. Glasgow features several times.

At 0.03, the picture is of the Chabad Rabbi in Glasgow – Rabbi Jacobs – getting out of his car.

At 2.00 minutes, the featured barmitzvah photo shows Rabbi Rubin of Giffnock & Newlands Hebrew Congregation, my old spiritual home. Yes, it’s an orthodox shul, so the event must have been a Monday or Thursday one.

At 2.38, the piper is one of my brother’s contemporaries. And he’s a mean player of the instrument, I assure you.

At 2.41, the man with the tartan kippah is Henry Wuga, at one time the kosher caterer in Glasgow.

At 2.51, the cemetery is Glenduffhill, Glasgow, where my late mother and other family are buried.

At 3.32, the man is Sam Leckie, card player extraordinaire and Glasgow resident. Unfortunately, I do not know the lady’s name.

If I lived in the UK, I would go to the exhibition. Black and white pictures have a strange, extra appeal for me.

PS: Thanks to my Uncle Frank for the tip-off!

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