Does Your Rabbi Know You're Here?: The Story of English

Does Your Rabbi Know You're Here?: The Story of English Football's Forgotten Tribe [Reading] ➿ Does Your Rabbi Know You're Here?: The Story of English Football's Forgotten Tribe Author Anthony Clavane – Thomashillier.co.uk Jews don t do football Or, at least, they don t play it This, at any rate, is the myth Apart from the relatively recent appearance of high profile foreign owners like Roman Abramovich, Randy Lerner an Jews don t Rabbi Know eBook ✓ do football Or, at least, they don t play it This, at any rate, Does Your PDF or is the myth Apart from the relatively recent appearance of high profile foreign owners like Roman Abramovich, Randy Your Rabbi Know PDF/EPUB ê Lerner and the Glazers, the Jewish impact on the game has appeared to be on the light side Anthony Clavane uncovers a secret history of Jewish involvement in English football Featuring interviews with fans, directors, agents, hangers on, players and managers it analyses and explains, but above all it entertains Does Your Rabbi Know You re Here takes a long hard look at how and why Jews from Gutmann to Grant, from Goldberg to Glazer have changed the game and been changed by it in turn.


10 thoughts on “Does Your Rabbi Know You're Here?: The Story of English Football's Forgotten Tribe

  1. Dan Cohen Dan Cohen says:

    This is a good book that I enjoyed readingthan I had expected The author writes very well and, although the book never made me laugh out loud, there are plenty of clever and witty touches The strength of the book is its depiction of the wider picture of the roles of, and attitudes both of and to, Jews in British society and then how this was reflected in the world of football There were lots of fascinating stories and anecdotes that I was surprised not to have heard before I felt like This is a good book that I enjoyed readingthan I had expected The author writes very well and, although the book never made me laugh out loud, there are plenty of clever and witty touches The strength of the book is its depiction of the wider picture of the roles of, and attitudes both of and to, Jews in British society and then how this was reflected in the world of football There were lots of fascinating stories and anecdotes that I was surprised not to have heard before I felt like I learned a lot.I did feel that the book ran out of steam after a while The main themes had been well and truly covered and although the later material progressed the story I felt that the emotional energy had gone out of it I had the sense that a new theme was required at this stage and this would have elevated the book into classic status.Overall, I would thoroughly recommend this book most especially to Jewish football fans, but also to anyone interested in the place of Jews in British society


  2. Darren Walker Darren Walker says:

    Anyone that knows me will be amazed at why I read this book.1 I am not the most sporting or athletic of people.2 Despite my nasal related sobriquet I have no religious leanings.3 Other people s religious choices are of no interest to me, people are good or bad despite religion not because of it I genuinely didn t realise, or care, that Roman Abramovich was Jewish.However I am a big fan of Anthony s other books and I am very glad that I picked up this one It goes without saying that it is Anyone that knows me will be amazed at why I read this book.1 I am not the most sporting or athletic of people.2 Despite my nasal related sobriquet I have no religious leanings.3 Other people s religious choices are of no interest to me, people are good or bad despite religion not because of it I genuinely didn t realise, or care, that Roman Abramovich was Jewish.However I am a big fan of Anthony s other books and I am very glad that I picked up this one It goes without saying that it is well written, but the truly joyous thing is the way that the history of Jews, and their attempts at assimilation, has been done in sport and particularly in football Enthralling, informative and entertaining seems to pretty well sum it all up.Perhaps there are parallels about assimilation, integration and maintaining a social and religious identity that people could learn from today


  3. Schopflin Schopflin says:

    This a fascinating topic and there s lots to learn from this book, but I found it thematically both muddled and repetitive and a bit too indulgent in back page hyperbole The reviews for the author s previous book were hugely positive, so perhaps the book was written in a hurry A shame, if so.


  4. Kenneth Kenneth says:

    Fascinating historical overview of the Jewish experience in England framed by brief biographies of several key football soccer players and personalities.


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