Many years have passed but the picture is still clear in my mind. I am sitting at the kitchen table with my mother. She's having chicken soup but I'm not. I'm fasting. Not to eat and drink for a whole day is no easy matter for a 15-year-old, and it's just past two in the afternoon. It's Yom Kippur, 1973, Israel. Then someone is calling my mum's name from under our balcony. I recognise the voice.
'We f---ing hate Tottenham and we hate Tottenham." The spirit of hospitality extended to both home and away supporters hadn't spread to a gaggle of Sheffield United supporters as they spilled out of a popular pre-match venue before the League Cup semi-final in 2013.
Q My husband and I recently re-joined our local synagogue. Although we'd been attending weekly until then, the rabbi, assistant rabbi and lay leaders are completely unwelcoming. You barely get a "Hello" or "Shabbat Shalom" from them.
"It's a very reflective new year for me. I don't find the Gregorian New Year as spiritually fulfilling as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. I feel like my brain is really geared towards a Jewish calendar."
Shimon Peres was the man who could never stop serving his country. And while this inspired Israel, it drove a wedge between him and his late wife Sonia. They had got together as teenagers and attended youth movement camps as a couple but she was never fully reconciled to his transformation into a public figure.
In an interview with Benny Morris in 2010, Shimon Peres expressed the belief that "In England there has always been something deeply pro-Arab…and anti-Israeli, in the establishment…. They always worked against us."