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The Voyeurism Scandal Rocking the Jewish World + Knesset Christian Allies
 
Haaretz Smears American Terrorism Expert with Political Hit Job

October 21, 2014 - 2:53 AM
 
Kosher Butcher in Germany Admits Selling Non-Kosher Meat for Years

October 21, 2014 - 12:12 AM
 
RCA Issues Statement Regarding Freundel Matter

October 20, 2014 - 11:05 PM
 
Israeli Sherpa ‘Pony Express’ Saved Hundreds in Nepal Blizzard

October 20, 2014 - 10:43 PM
 
ISIS Wants You – Dead [video]

October 20, 2014 - 8:36 PM
 
PA Children’s TV Shows Why Peace Process Means Wiping Israel off the Map [video]

October 20, 2014 - 7:13 PM
 
US-led Air Strikes Kill 8 Civilians in Syria

October 20, 2014 - 7:11 PM
 
They’re Ba-a-a-a-ck… Hezbollah Guerrillas Redeploy on Israel’s Northern Border

October 20, 2014 - 5:35 PM
 
Arab MK Zoabi Says IDF ‘Worse than’ ISIS

October 20, 2014 - 5:26 PM
 
A Tale of Two Polls

October 20, 2014 - 5:18 PM
 
With Armenian Orphan Rug, Obama Stumbles Again on Genocide

October 20, 2014 - 4:39 PM
 
U.S. to Honor Israeli Founder of Flash Storage Company

October 20, 2014 - 4:20 PM
 
Man Arrested in Assault on Jewish Leader in Brooklyn, Won’t be Charged with Hate Crime

October 20, 2014 - 3:58 PM
 
Klain Appointed U.S. Ebola Response Coordinator

October 20, 2014 - 3:55 PM
 
Body of 4th Missing Israeli Hiker Recovered in Nepal

October 20, 2014 - 3:46 PM
 
Two Israelis Promoted As Google Vice Presidents

October 20, 2014 - 3:27 PM
 
First Arameam Gets Registered in Israel

October 20, 2014 - 3:09 PM
 
Real False Alarm in Eshkol Region

October 20, 2014 - 2:47 PM
 
Jews to Double Presence in Old Yemenite Village of Shiloach, Silwan

October 20, 2014 - 12:45 PM
 
Hamas Rebuilding Tunnel Network, Admits It Used Humanitarian Ceasefire to Repair Terror Tunnels

October 20, 2014 - 12:26 PM
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Sports
Erskine Mayer on a Cracker Jack baseball card.
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

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In 1914 Mayer became the first Jewish pitcher to win 20 games in a big league season, posting a 21-9 record with a superb earned run average of 2.58.

War hero Lou Brissi’s card was a much-sought-after one in Topps’s inaugural 1952 collection.
 

Posted on: September 11th, 2014

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Many former baseball players who left us with happy memories also passed away in the past year.

Derek Jeter
 

Posted on: August 6th, 2014

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"No kid is worth a million dollars to sign," Newhouser said, "but if one kid is, it's this kid."

Baseball-Insider
 

Posted on: July 9th, 2014

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Zimmer was popular with veteran teammates like Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider – and with a rookie lefthander named Sandy Koufax.

Baseball-Insider
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2014

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I'm sure readers noticed those full-page advertisements that ran prior to last month's meeting about the situation at the Brooklyn home of Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lieff, rav of Agudas Yisroel Bais Binyomin. Avrohom chaired the even along with his brother Menachem, a prominent askan and the president of Lubicom.

Philadelphia’s Shibe Park in its heyday.
 

Posted on: May 7th, 2014

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I spoke twice during Pesach. The first topic was the Holocaust and Jewish ballplayers and the second was how I, a frum-from-birth Jew, ended up in major league baseball.

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Richie Scheinblum
 

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

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Even if a player reaches the big league level, there's still no guarantee he'll remain with one team for long. Former Jewish outfielder Richie Scheinblum comes to mind.

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Baseball-Insider
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

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The snow has melted in most parts of the country and here in Florida, where I have my winter dugout in the Orthodox enclave of Century Village in West Palm Beach, I had the opportunity to take in several spring training games.

Victor Zalta poses with Hank Greenberg in 1946 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
 

Posted on: February 13th, 2014

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If you're visiting spring training sites, Arizona has two advantages – fewer games are rained out and the facilities are much closer to each other than is the case in Florida.

Scott Lipsky
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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Favored to win his match, Lipsky fell in two tough sets to an Austrian-Romanian duo. After flying to the opposite side of the world, losing a first round match was not the best result.

Ike Davis is one of only a handful of MLB players with a Jewish mother.
 

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

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There were 15 Jews in the major leagues during the 2013 season, but only a few from a Jewish mother.

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Fifty years ago Stan Musial (left) was in the final season of an illustrious career with the St. Lois Cardinals while former Brooklyn Dodger Duke Snider was playing his only season in a New York Mets uniform.
 

Posted on: December 12th, 2013

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Musial told the taunted Jackie Robinson: "I want you to know that I'm not like many of the other guys on my team."

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Lipman Pike
 

Posted on: November 6th, 2013

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Brooklyn native Lipman Pike was one of baseball's earliest paid players.

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Barney Dreyfuss
 

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

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The World Series was born 110 years ago. So were the New York Yankees, as New York inherited the remnants of the old Baltimore Orioles, a charter member of the new American League that was formed in 1901. A year later the team was headed to last place and bankruptcy. Manager John McGraw jumped to the National League New York Giants to assume the same position and brought some Orioles players with him.

 

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

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Prior to the summer, Jewish tennis had been characterized by the men who performed well on the big stages, including Dudi Sela, Canadian Jesse Levine, Amir Weintraub and doubles stars Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram.

Hank Greenberg was a hero to Jews and other minorities.
 

Posted on: September 11th, 2013

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Rewind eight decades to 1933. That year marked the rise of the greatest villain of our time and the biggest Jewish sports hero of all time.

Ron Blomberg poses for Irwin Cohen at Yankee Stadium in 1973.
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

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The year 1973 was an interesting one indeed. Forty years ago, the Conservative movement’s commission on law and standards adopted a new regulation admitting women into the traditional minyan.

Murray Asher Franklin
 

Posted on: July 10th, 2013

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"I had to grow a tough little hide as everybody was fair game to be razzed and needled."

Herb Gorman
 

Posted on: June 19th, 2013

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Rewind sixty years to 1953. Television was considered kosher by most and featured the likes of Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, George Burns, Red Buttons, Perry Como, Arthur Godfrey, Clayton Moore as The Lone Ranger, Dinah Shore, Red Skelton, Danny Thomas, Jack Webb as Joe Friday on “Dragnet” and many others who provided great memories.

Baseball-Insider
 

Posted on: April 10th, 2013

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Let me tell you about my new book. Like you, I’m interested in Jewish baseball players and Jewish history. So, after years of research, first-hand observations and interviews, I combined the aforementioned information from the post-civil war era to the present and came up with a book titled Jewish History in the Time of Baseball's Jews: Life on Both Sides of the Ocean.

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