AFL Grand Final vs Yom Kippur

In The Orthodox Jewish Guide to Following Australian Rules Football, David reflects on the history of Orthodox Jews’ efforts to follow the local sport that is played on Saturday/Sabbath. With the finals coinciding with the High Holydays in September each year, and this year the grand final taking place on Yom Kippur itself, the intensity is raised a notch or two. [Times of Israel and J-Wire]

The follow-up article One Day, Two Grand Finals compares the two ‘religions’ of football and Judaism. After Richmond’s grand final victory, David discusses the day’s internal struggle on a day and who really ‘won’. [Times of Israel]

 

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