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Never mind the coronavirus, the lockdown and all that “weird stuff”, Rabbi Miriam Berger told her north London congregation yesterday. “We are here to embrace the weird.”
For weeks, Berger had been worrying about how to observe one of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar in the midst of a lethal pandemic. With restrictions on social gatherings growing tighter by the day, there was no chance of welcoming hundreds of people to the Finchley reform synagogue to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year.
So Berger, 41, brought her synagogue to a rugby stadium car park, where rows of socially distanced cars packed with Jewish families yesterday embraced the weird with gusto, joining a singing, waving, honking celebration on a site previously used as……….