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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
 
Netanyahu: PA Incitement Caused Pre-Passover Terror Attack

April 16, 2014 - 1:05 AM
 
Passover Eve Terror Attack Draws Strong Responses

April 15, 2014 - 10:39 PM
 
4 Border Police Injured When PA Truck Hits Them

April 15, 2014 - 10:23 PM
 
Terrorists Kill Father on Way to Passover Seder

April 15, 2014 - 9:03 PM
 
Chag Kasher v’Sameach from JewishPress.com

April 14, 2014 - 3:50 PM
 
Biur Chametz

April 14, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
2 Arrested with Paschal Lamb

April 14, 2014 - 3:13 PM
 
A Third Intifada to Begin at the Temple Mount?

April 14, 2014 - 1:07 PM
 
Israel, PLO ‘Talk’ Over Sanctions, Not Status

April 14, 2014 - 8:58 AM
 
Three Dead in Multiple Kansas Jewish Center Shootings

April 13, 2014 - 11:33 PM
 
London Teacher Threatens to Send Jewish Student to ‘Your Gas Chambers’

April 13, 2014 - 9:35 PM
 
Messianic ‘Blood Moon’ Rising on Passover Seder Night

April 13, 2014 - 9:30 PM
 
New Study: Nearly Every Israeli will Eat Matza and Keep Kosher on Pesach Eve

April 13, 2014 - 9:07 PM
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Well-Traveled Ballplayers

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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2014 Preview

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.
 

Victor Zalta’s Unforgettable Encounter

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.

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

Random Thoughts between Seasons

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.
 

Stan Musial Gentleman Hero

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
 

Lipman Pike: First Jewish Baseball Hero

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
 

The Jewish Father Of The World Series

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.

Hank Greenberg was a hero to Jews and other minorities.
 

Eighty Years Ago On Two Sides Of The Atlantic

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.
 

Designated Hebrew

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
 

Saluting Murray 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
 

The Tragedy Of 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.

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If You Like My Column, You’ll Love My Book

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.

The left field scoreboard at Detroit’s Comerica Park should show a lot of runs for the Tigers in 2013.
 

2013 Crystal Ball

Posted on: March 6th, 2013

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Many of the baseball beat writers feel the Detroit Tigers are the best team in the major leagues. While I haven't seen all of the pre-season articles, the ones I have read pick the Tigers to top the Central division in the American League.

Gil Hodges as a Brooklyn Dodger and as manager of the New York Mets.
 

Brooklyn Dodger Memories

Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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A few months ago I wrote about the passing of my brother-in-law, Rabbi Shmuel Kunda, z”l, and how he never got around to a project I urged him to take on. I wanted him to title it "Boruch Goes to Ebbets Field" and tell the story of how Boruch bonds with Brooklyn's beloved Dodgers – with Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges and the rest. (The Duke was my brother-in-law's favorite.)

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Kevin Youkilis
 

Speaking Of Jewish Ballplayers…

Posted on: January 16th, 2013

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Last season the Philadelphia Phillies had a Rosenberg, the St. Louis Cardinals had a Rosenthal, and the Arizona Diamondbacks had a Goldschmidt.

Myron (Joe) Ginsberg
 

Those Who Left Us

Posted on: December 12th, 2012

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As of early December, some 72 former major leaguers had died in 2012. The number is much higher than any of us would have guessed.

Baseball's postseason provided an economical boost for downtown Detroit.
 

Another Season In The Books/A Remarkable Brother-In-Law

Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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What an unusual postseason it was. The Yankees looked inept against the ferocious Tigers and the Tigers in turn looked toothless against the San Francisco Giants as they were swept in the World Series.

Ralph Kiner’s 1953 Topps baseball card.
 

A Happy 90th To Ralph Kiner

Posted on: October 11th, 2012

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Ralph Kiner turns ninety on the 27th of October. Where have the years gone? Many Jewish Press readers grew up watching Kiner's Korner, the post-game television show featuring yesterday's heroes and the Mets' one-day wonders.

Former major league catcher Brad Ausmus will be managing Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic.
 

Israel And The World Baseball Classic

Posted on: September 12th, 2012

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For the first time, Israel will participate in the qualifying round of the World Baseball Classic. That's the good news. The bad news concerns the dates they'll be playing in Florida. Earlier in the year it was thought the early rounds would start in other countries before moving to Florida in November. Assuming Israel would still be in the WBC games, the Florida site would be Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.

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What I Did On My ‘Mancation’

Posted on: August 9th, 2012

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Last year I told you about my "mancation" (men only) to a city to check out its Jewish community and major league team and ballpark. Last year it was Pittsburgh and Cincinnati; this year's first "mancation" destination was Cleveland.

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