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Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 29

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 Jewish Theological S…

Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 28

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. 

  • Those who missed the Nat…

Goldberg on the gridiron, part I: football’s great Jewish running back

By Bill Simons

The year 1938 was brutal for world Jewry. It provided a lens to the genocidal horror that was to come. The Germans carried out the first mass deportations in that year. On November 9-10, the Nazis unleashed violent riots in Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland. The term Krist…

At home in the university and the yeshiva by Rabbi Rachel Esserman

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Editor’s note: Some spellings of the non-English words are based on the Ashkenazic/Yiddish pronunciations of the words. 

Cultural anthropologists study the cultural system of a chosen group of people and attempt to learn how that system shapes the world in which…

Benny Friedman, part II: The Jewish football superstar turned tragic hero

By Bill Simons

As discussed in a previous issue of The Reporter, Benny Friedman emerged in the 1920s as football’s first Jewish superstar. Collegiate sensation at Michigan and the NFL’s first great passer, he subsequently accepted the position as head football coach at CCNY at the beque…