Local Golders Green Sofer Bernard Benarroch got a nice surprise this week when British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson walked into his shop, completely unannounced! Mr Benarroch proudly showed him his Torah Scrolls at the back of his Golders Green road shop, and Boris was truly astounded that every Sefer Torah was handwritten on parchment.
As a special gift, Mr Benarroch gave him a handwritten copy of the Ten Commandments, with a personalized message that read, “G-d Bless Boris.” The sofer told the Jewish Weekly that “ it was an unexpected honour to give the appropriate Blessings to our Foreign Secretary, and he was generally thrilled with my gift!”