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Jewish online resources 4/23/21 by Reporter Staff

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

  • May is Jewish American Heritage Month. Information can be found at www.jewishhe…

Jews in Sports: Hoop dreams: Dolph and Dan Schayes, part I

By Bill Simons

In a “Saturday Night Live” skit, guest host Jerry Seinfeld, portraying a member of a yeshiva basketball team playing against a squad from a Catholic parochial school, is approached by the flirtatious Mary Katherine Gallagher. Attracted by Jerry, the socially obtuse Mary C…

Jewish online resources 4/9/21 by Reporter Staff

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

  • The Israel Ride is being held virtually this year. An introductory session will…

Book Talks

  • The Center for Jewish History will offer the virtual program “Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream,” featuring author Michael Shnayerson, on Monday, April 26, at 4 pm. For more information or to register, visit https://programs.cjh.org/event/bugsy-siegel-2021-04-26.
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Jews in Sports: Jewish baseball and “The Golem’s Mighty Swing”

By Bill Simons

James Sturm’s graphic novel “The Golem’s Mighty Swing,” originally published in 2001, chronicles the travels and travails of the barnstorming Stars of David Baseball Club through the American Midwest of the 1920s. This mythical team of wandering Jews encounters menace…