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Jewish London and the Olympics

JULIE LEVIN | Cronkite News | Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012 12:00 am

Having visited London twice in the past, it's always a challenge for me to go beyond the obligatory tourist stops like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. On Aug. 1, London met the challenge when I stumbled upon two northern areas with Judaism and Olympic connections: Hendon and Camden Town.

The neighborhoods and streets just off of Hendon Central Station are crowded with kosher restaurants and delis with Jewish owners. The Hebrew writing on the sides of the buildings was familiar to me and sent tingles down my spine. The area reminded me of my travels in Israel and the many bustling Jewish shops on every street corner. Bakers were hard at work making challah and other kosher delicacies, and families milled around enjoying bagels and cream cheese.

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