A Jewish childhood

Marion (Brighton) remembers the Sabbath when she was growing up

Photo:Marion in muslin

Marion in muslin

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

We went to the Synagogue on Saturdays, years ago it was quite strict, lit the candles, all those things.

I had quite snobby parents, they used to entertain a lot. It caused a lot of arguments. I was quite rebellious, I was about 12 when I became a rebel. The others behaved themselves. We had prayers in the morning, prayers at lunch and then the scroll was read out. In the evening we would eat and entertain every weekend.

I let fly at sixteen I wouldn't do anything. On the Sabbath we would have lots of wine, herrings and potatoes, all laid out right, it had to be right, I hated every minute of it.

This page was added by Jane Turner on 27/01/2008.

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