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Sundown: Madoffiana, Priced to Move

Plus basketball, wandering, and a case for avoiding team sports

by
Jesse Oxfeld
November 10, 2009

• Couldn’t afford Bernie Madoff’s Montauk spread? Now his cheaper tchotchkes are up for auction. [Gawker]
• Jewish basketball star Nancy Lieberman becomes NBA’s first female head coach. (And, no that’s not an Onion headline.) [JChronicle]
• Jews continue to wander, now in obvious ways: As U.S. population has shifted south and west, so has Jewish population, says study. [Federations]
• Another study finds that high-school sports do not actually prevent drug use, crime, and alcohol abuse, as they’re often promoted these days. Protective Jewish parents of asthmatic, intellectual Jewish kids let out a (wheezy) sigh of relief. [Reuters]

Jesse Oxfeld, a former executive editor and publisher of Tablet Magazine, is a freelance theater critic. He was The New York Observer’s theater critic from 2009 to 2014.

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