Sport and liturgy
The next best thing to Disney World: “Judaism and Baseball” at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center.
It must be true, I read it in the Times: Yale QB loses Rhodes chance because of sexual assault?
Braun’s day in court coming soon
Rabbi Joshua Hess opines about the dropped should-have-been-a-game-winning-touchdown pass by Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson against the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday. Johnson, evidently a religious man, tweeted his displeasure at God’s indifference: “I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!! AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! [...]
Should have run this d’var from Rabbi Greg Wall — which references Lou Gehrig’s famous farewell speech — earlier in the week to be relevant to Tisha B’Av, but it’s still pertinent for Shabbat.
This d’var Torah from Rabbi Greg Wall appears on the Sixth Street Community Synagogue website, titled “Home Stand.” * * * I’ve been a baseball fan off and on for most of my life. When my sons started taking more than a passing interest in the game, I began going to Yankee Stadium several times [...]
Jews in the NFL (and then some), week 15
The Jets and their faithful.
Tiger Woods and the Hanukka connection
Tiger Woods, adultery, and lashon hara.