Category Archives: history

Just for fun: razors, cigarettes and kaparot

On day last month, when the sun was shining outside, I was sitting in a basement doing one of the things I most love doing: reading old newspapers – editions of Haaretz from the 1950s, to be precise. This is … Continue reading

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Hope, grief and frustration at the first post-Holocaust Maccabiah

Now that the 19th Maccabiah Games have come to a close, here is another piece for Haaretz. This oneĀ is about the newspaper’s coverage of preparations for the third Maccabiah, which took place from September 27 to October 6, 1950. This … Continue reading

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Tensions and boycott: Haaretz’s coverage ahead of the 1932 Maccabiah

I undertook some slightly meta research this week. I looked into Haaretz’s coverage in the lead-up to the first Maccabiah in 1932 – for a piece in Haaretz. The world did not cave in on itself, the universe did not … Continue reading

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