Editorials

Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels
published in The Jerusalem Post
13 June 2012

https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/Football-and-the-Jews

In my youth in England, football was not considered an appropriate pastime for a good Jewish boy. 

Hence my passive appreciation of "the beautiful game" was platonic : "play" for the footballers, "tonic" for me. 

The 8 June opening of the Euro 2012 championship in Warsaw was a personal epiphany.