Aaron R. Katz is an associate in the corporate and securities practice at Greenberg Traurig. He lives with his wife and three children in Israel.
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Dodger Stadium, an Ancient Jewish Burial Ground

Remembering the old Jewish cemetery that once occupied the baseball shrine’s current parking lot

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Some Reflections on Chaim Potok’s ‘The Chosen’

The novel, published 50 years ago today, shaped the American Jewish encounter with Hasidism and Orthodoxy, while giving a pretty good play-by-play account of a baseball game

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The Wisdom of Peanuts

How Abraham J. Twerski—rabbi, psychiatrist, and author of more than 70 books—found inspiration in a popular comic strip

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Koufax’s Yom Kippur Decision

It’s been 50 years since the M.V.P. lefty sat out on the holiest day of the year, then pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers to the 1965 World Series title

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Did a Seder Plate Propel the Mets to the 1969 World Series?

How a Brooklyn yeshiva’s sad fate was tied to the team’s ‘miracle’ season

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A Moving Minyan on the Commute to Tel Aviv

Seeking a morning prayer service? Head to the rear car of the train.

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Did Sandy Koufax Lay Tefillin During the 1965 World Series?

Unraveling Jewish baseball’s urban legend about the southpaw and the Rebbe

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‘Mantle, Shmantle—Long as We Got Abrams’

A famous headline corrected, and a baseball legacy revisited

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Visiting My Grandmother’s Yahrzeit Plaque

I never got to meet my grandmother, but the place I feel closest to her has always been her yahrzeit plaque in our synagogue

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Wu-Tang’s Kiddush

My family Kiddush became the haunting opening for Schindler’s List, and was sampled by the hip-hop collective

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