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Tim Cowen is a barrister and part-time judge in London. He occasionally lectures on Jewish topics and writes Jewish fiction in easily digestible instalments.
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Jews & Chess

Tim Cowen asks if chess is a Jewish game. Beth Harmon, a 9-year-old orphan chess prodigy, walks into a high school. She beats all 12 of the school’s best players simultaneously. The Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit is entirely fictional, but it reveals the reality of the ancient game. An orphan girl can succeed against the […]

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