The genocidal month of April

The genocidal month of April

Next Monday, 24 April, is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. It coincides this year with 27 Nisan, which is Israel’s Day of [remembering] the Holocaust and Heroism (Yom Hashoah ve-Hagevurah) and the Hebrew calendar anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. April is...
Jews and Sport (VI): Slings and Arrows

Jews and Sport (VI): Slings and Arrows

The Jewish world has ebbed and flowed over the past eight centuries. A notable Jewish experience was expulsion from England in the thirteenth century and return in the seventeenth. Another was the transition from patriotic citizenship in what was to become Germany in...
Jews and Sport (V): Jewish Balls

Jews and Sport (V): Jewish Balls

Simon Biesheuvel was an esteemed South African psychologist. Achievement, he maintained, was never a matter of race but one of bent or aptitude. Yes, but he should have added that one isn’t born with bent — it is something you are nurtured to, and socialised in,...