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Voice of the Jewish News: Lives and legacies of our golden generation

Celebrating the community's oldest and wisest contributors is the focus for this week's editorial, after we launched our highly-anticipated 120 Over 80 initiative!

We do love a good list here at Jewish News.

From Forty Under 40 to Eighteen Under 18, we take pride in identifying those poised to become the next generation of Jewish leaders – faces of tomorrow who will shape the future direction of Anglo-Jewry.

But what of those who have already done the hard yards? What of those over the age of 80 who, through their diligence and devotion, shaped the community we take such pride in today? This week, in partnership with Jewish Care, we are delighted to launch a month-long celebration of their life-long achievements. 

This remarkable generation, born either side of the horrors of the Second World War, includes household names such as Sir Ben Helfgott, Lord Alf Dubs and Bernard Kops, whose reputation and impact stretch far beyond the Jewish community. Others on the 120-strong list will be unfamiliar but no less impressive. We are not publishing them in any particular order because their acheivements, spanning many decades, defy subjective analysis. Each is objectively extraordinary. 

We could not be prouder to celebrate their lives and legacies.

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