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Thousands in Shabbat UK celebrations.

JEWISH families living in Cardiff met at synagogues across the city last weekend to celebrate ShabbatUK.

The festival, organised by Britain's Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, saw a record-breaking number of people meet to make challah - a bread that is traditionally served on the Shabbat (the Jewish day of rest).

Cardiff's Jewish community held three challah makes across the city.

Across the UK, 12,000 people took part and 18,000kg of flour was used.

On the day of ShabbatUK, the Prime Minister was one of 1,000 to tweet about the event. She said: "Shabbat Shalom to everyone taking part in the Chief Rabbi's ShabbatUK. May you have an uplifting and inspiring day of rest."

A spokesperson from ShabbatUK, said: "ShabbatUK is all about bringing all parts of the community together and challah makes do just that. The events are a great way of encouraging people to embrace ShabbatUK."

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Nov 18, 2016
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