In the 1960s Chaim established himself as the writer of a weekly
column for the Jewish Chronicle, under the pseudonym Ben Azai.
From 1978 this appeared as On The Other Hand, under his own byline.
Chaim liked to describe himself as the Jewish Chronicle's "licensed
heretic" and he came to regard "On the Other Hand"
his weekly column in the paper, as his pulpit. His topics covered
matters spiritual and not so spiritual. He wrote with wit and
insight on subjects ranging from Israeli politics, war criminal
trials and political correctness in the Church of England, to
mad cows, kosher pigs and semitic cats.
A selection of articles can be viewed below. Click on any one
that interests you.
Labour's party at the dome sweet dome (December 1997)
people in Israel but its still crazy (13 June 1997)
Bermant's Purim awards for excellence (Purim 1993)
has been arranged'... but it was a wedding with a difference (15