David Beckham says he's proud to be 'part of the Jewish community' at London synagogue event


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David Beckham, owner of Inter Miami CF, watches his team warm up ahead of a game.

(JTA) - British soccer icon David Beckham is known globally for his bevy of championships as well as the "bend" he could put on the ball during 20 seasons of play.

But on Sunday, approximately 600 people in a London synagogue saw him exhibit a different talent: saying "Hamotzi," the Jewish blessing over bread.

That moment of Hebrew came during an interview Beckham gave at St John's Wood Synagogue about his Jewish heritage as well as his career. According to accounts in British Jewish publications, the event was a fundraiser hosted by JW3, a Jewish community center, for a Jewish education fello...

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