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John Lever and Johan Fischer

about kosher than their Danish counterparts. This is most likely due to the fact that kosher markets are large and expanding in the UK, with many Jewish groups 171 172 Re l igi on , r e g ul at i on , c onsumpt ion living in increasingly bounded neighbourhoods, where Jewish identity is to a large extent maintained and developed through increasingly strict forms of kosher supervision and consumption. In Denmark the relatively small Jewish community is more dispersed, and here more of our informants saw kosher as religious dogma. There are many similarities between

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John Lever and Johan Fischer

synagogue in Didsbury three times on the Sabbath and also on holidays and during festivals. He was brought up in a kosher home and suggests that he still tries to keep as much of the tradition as he can, but that he has to a large extent gradually been assimilated; he describes himself as ‘pretty relaxed’. The family do not run a kosher household, he suggests, primarily because his wife is secular and against any type of religious dogma; he also states that it would have been impossible to lead a harmonious married life if he ‘kicked up a fuss about kosher food all the

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