OXFORD’S seventh annual Jewish Fair is to take place tomorrow but it will be held online due to the coronavirus crisis.

The celebration usually takes place in Broad Street but due to lockdown it is not going ahead in the usual way.

Instead the fair will feature a number of activities broadcast online instead using social media video platform Zoom.

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Rabbi Eli Brackman, of Oxford University Chabad Society, said: “I am delighted to let you know that, despite the lockdown, we will be hosting the seventh annual Jewish Fair from 2pm-5pm online with an exciting programme of entertainers.

Oxford Mail:

“The fair will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Oxford, Craig Simmons, at 2pm and, as in past years, will coincide with the celebration of the minor Jewish holiday of Lag B’omer (the 33rd day between Jewish Festival of Passover and Shavuot - Festival of Weeks).

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“The fair will consist of a line-up of 14 Klezmer musicians from Oxford and London, a Sephardic cantor and special presentation by two outstanding musicians performing from Israel.

"Two demos will be held, including Iraqi Jewish cooking by Linda Dangor, author of Flavours of Babylon.

Oxford Mail:

Among the musical performers are Dr Michael Lukin and Menashe Lukin. Dr Lukin is a lecturer on Yiddish music and folklore at Bar-Ilan University, he completed his dissertation The Yiddish Folk Song: Poetics and Music at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the supervision of Edwin Seroussi and Galit Hasan-Rokem. He holds a BA in classical flute from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Visit oxfordchabad.org.