My views on life ... "Life" is simply a reaction, a way to rationalise our existence beyond the physical purpose of living. We are born, we reproduce, we die. Religion is a way to comfort ourselves, to fill the void, a way to understand and to protect ourselves from the starkness of our own reality.
When Helen says 'movements, actions, rituals and habits' I think it is really important that we apply this when looking at seemingly unconnected things. For example we cannot just look at 'significant buildings' we need to ask what makes a building significant?
In order to understnad the actions and habits of the people of golders green and the area in itself we need to form a connection between people and their awareness of their own environment. For example how can we state a synagogue as a significant building but not a small bakery which attracts the community. A building exists as a physical man made structure which is intwined with our own perceptions of it, therefore any building can be significant.