The pro-Yiddish British

The pro-Yiddish British

My wife Sandy, sons Simon and Daniel, and I emigrated from the United Kingdom to the United States in  1965. Trevor, the son of Simon, always had the yearning to return. He selected the Harringey area of London to live, a few miles from the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. He knew that our family, except for my son Daniel, a supporter of Arsenal, were avid Tottenham fans (Kolbo, “The fighting Jewish,” Nov. 15).

Trevor is 20 years old, passionate about his Tottenham Hotspurs with an encyclopedic knowledge of the team and its history. The Tottenham area has changed, over the years, from a large Jewish area to one with few Jews. As the Jewish population became more affluent they moved from the East End to Hackney, then to other parts of North London.

The Jews kept their allegiance to the team and formed a large contingent of the crowd at the home games. They are proud of the Jewish connection and the Jewish supporters are proud of the way they supported the club and its Jewish supporters.

Tony Taylor
West Orange

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