Category Archives: Jews

Stuff to read after Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher

Photoset: IN PICTURES: The world unites to condemn Paris attacks Click here for more photos: http://t.co/gkZUvKAfKT http://t.co/pepkTAJT9e — Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) January 13, 2015 Thousands of words have been written and millions of tweets have been tweeted since the attacks in Paris … 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 one 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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The lead-up to the first-ever Maccabiah games

Every four years, Israel hosts the Maccabiah, also referred to as “the Jewish Olympics.” It is an international Jewish athletic event, which is open to Jews and all Israeli citizens, regardless of religion. The first-ever Maccabiah took place during the … Continue reading

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The day I thought I discovered a ‘price tag’ attack in the 30s

On Tuesday morning, racist graffiti and slashed tyres were discovered at the town of Abu Gosh near Jerusalem. The graffiti, daubed across the wall of a building overnight, read “Arabs out” and “racism or assimilation.” Police suspected this was the … Continue reading

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