We’ve been following the Maccabiah games now underway in Israel with the same breathless enthusiasm with which we watch all international sporting events — that is to say, not at all.
But one vignette from the quadrennial Olympics-for-Jews that came across our Twitter feed is too good not to share.
It was posted by Avi Mayer, spokesman for the Jewish Agency.
“Tonight the boss played chess against twenty opponents simultaneously as part of #Maccabiah2017. He won seventeen games and tied three.”
His boss, of course, is Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky, who honed his chess skills during his nine years in Soviet prisons.