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Sid Luckman: Joe Kaplan’s great Jewish quarterback by Bill Simons

By Bill Simons

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the reality of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, football remains an American juggernaut. With the now venerable Tom Brady intent on burnishing his legacy, fans are once again debating who is the greatest quarterback of all-time. Back in the …

Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 22

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering online resources – educational and recreational – for those who are not allowed out of the house. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

  • The Hadassah-Brandeis In…

Jews in Sports: Aly Raisman: Olympic travail and triumph by Bill Simons

Summer has come and gone, and the 2020 Summer Olympics number amongst the many casualties of the Coronavirus pandemic. For Jews, the Olympics have brought both tragedy and victory. The 1936 Berlin Olympics, hosted by Adolf Hitler, enabled the Third Reich to pose as a reasonable regime, thus …

Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 21

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering online resources – educational and recreational – for those who are not allowed out of the house. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

  • A video of the Jewish Re…

Ballfield or synagogue: Hank Greenberg’s High Holiday dilemma

By Bill Simons

In 1959, Yom Kippur – Tishrei 10 on the Hebrew calendar – fell on October 12. Although raised in an Orthodox Jewish home, Hank Greenberg, then 48 years old and living in Manhattan, was no longer religiously observant. Nonetheless, on this, the most solemn and holy day of …