Der Fussballverein Tottenham Hotspurs hat ein Problem. Die Fans bezeichnen sich als Yids, Juden auf Jiddisch. Das trug unannehmliche Konsequenzen mit sich. Wieso das so ist, und warum das zur Kontroverse führte, kann man in meinem “Stadtgespräch” Bericht in der Sonntaz nachlesen.
ENGLISH: A report by me on the “Yids of Tottenham” and the issue with the “Y-word in the current edition of the Sonntaz. I lived in Stoke Newington, near Stamford Hill, between 1995 and 1998, and I am obviously Jewish.
When a Haaretz headline claimed that Jewish people from France leave their country for London and New York, due to anti-Semitism, I was asked by the JüdischeAllgemeine, given that I work in London, to have a closer look. I learned that few journalists had actually been to the place, where French Jewish Orthodox people congregated to speak with people on the ground. My report reveals that there was more to the story in the synagogue in St. John’s Wood than the panic headlines revealed. Not only was anti-Semitism fuelling the French exodus, but also employment opportunities in the London City and the tax laws of Hollandes. The link to the article is on the top. Please get help from googletranslate if you can’t read German to get the entire article translated in one go into English.