Jewish Book Week 2023 Saturday 25 February - Sunday 05 March | Tickets now on sale

Amy Raphael

Amy Raphael is a freelance writer for the ObserverThe Evening Standard and Esquire magazine.
Football Crazy: Simon Kuper, Amy Raphael, Colin Shindler

In a classic Book Week 3:1 formation, some of the most talented writers on the game discussed the Jewish obsession with football and the most important questions of the moment: Why are there so few good Jewish players? Is the strong Jewish presence in the stands and the boardroom a substitute for action on the pitch? And why are so many football commentators Jewish?