Alderman obeys Disobedience call
HISTORIAN of modern British Jewry, acerbic commentator on communal affairs, doughty defender of Zion, now Professor Geoffrey Alderman has a new role — in the film adaptation of his daughter Naomi’s novel Disobedience. After originally being enlisted as a consultant, he was then invited to go in front of the camera and, he says, will be “appearing as myself”. But the good professor says he cannot divulge what he will be doing. “You’ll have to wait until the film comes out,” he says.