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On the Nats winning the World Series and the Sacred Vessels of Light that Broke at the Moment of Creation

Baseball is trivial in comparison to whatever Isaiah or Ezekiel were talking about and the stakes of even a very important sporting event are comfortingly low, in the larger sense. Except that baseball isn’t trivial, and the stakes are not low.

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The Chosen

Former Yeshiva University professor Bob Tufts officially became a Jew in 1982, the same year he was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Kansas City Royals. Tufts died last month at 63.

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Watching the Nationals Without My Father

Nearly forty days after losing my dad to cancer, winning and losing seem less important than learning how to endure

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What To Expect From Chaim Bloom, The New Head of Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox

The former Tampa Bay Rays vice president is about to take over one of baseball’s biggest franchises

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The Koufax Curse

Jewish baseball stars for the Astros, Braves, and Dodgers all decide to play on Yom Kippur. They all lose.

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Will Three Jewish Baseball Stars Play on Yom Kippur?

Putting the Koufax Rule to the test

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#TeamGefilteFish

Why we’re rooting for the Tampa Bay Rays this baseball postseason—and you should too

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Is Alex Bregman Having the Best Season Ever by a Jewish Baseball Player?

Paging Hank Greenberg, Shawn Green, and Ryan Braun

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Second Avenue Elevated

Looking for tracks to my father’s unobtainable past, in old Jewish New York

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Alex Bregman Vs. Joc Pederson Home Run Derby Showdown

Is the winner the greatest Jewish slugger of all time?

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Chaim Bloom’s Diamond Life

The senior VP of baseball operations for the Tampa Bay Rays explains how his team changed the way the game is played—and why he keeps a jar of gefilte fish in his office

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Lenny Dykstra, Torah Student

The ex-major leaguer is studying alongside a Chabad rabbi as he embarks on a ‘spiritual journey’

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Einstein on the Mound

Ep. 153: ‘Our Friend From Israel’ podcast host Benyamin Cohen and ‘Wall Street Journal’ sports columnist Jason Gay

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Dean Kremer, First Israeli in Major League Baseball, Traded to Orioles for Shortstop

With a fastball that touches 97 mph and stellar minor league numbers this year, Kremer is projected to make the majors

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Jews and Baseball… and Books

Today on Jewcy: What works of literature explore the Jewish affinity for America’s pastime?

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Play Ball

How baseball came to loom so large in the American Jewish imagination

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How a New Book about Baseball Cards Helped Me Understand My Own Obsession with Jewish Players

I never really understood why my father cared which player was Jewish. Until, one day, I did.

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Yu Darvish Should’ve Stood His Ground

Why the Dodgers’ pitcher failure of nerve is a good lesson to us all never to let disrespect fly

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Meet Alex Bregman, the Jewish Hero of Yesterday’s Epic World Series Game

In one of the longest, most eventful games in series history, the Astro stood tall

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A Lifetime of Rooting for the Astros Made Me a Fan. This Year Made Me a Believer.

Like celebrating Passover, cheering for Houston is a ritual of great sorrow, heavenly revelation, and decades of erring in the wilderness, hoping for the best

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Why I Watch Old Baseball Games, Not Just the Ones I Missed Over Shabbat—and You Should Too

On the surprising rewards of re-experiencing a game, even when you already know the ending

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Rooting for the Yankees May Be Good for Your Soul. No, Really.

I used to loathe the Bronx Bombers, until a religious epiphany taught me something about baseball, politics, and the perils of tribalism

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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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Sabermetrician Ari Kaplan Uses the Science of Balls and Strikes to Illuminate the Fate of Holocaust Rescuer Raoul Wallenberg

How a baseball stats nerd came to ‘interrogate the database’ of a Soviet prison in search of clues to a 70-year-old mystery

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How I Became a Man

As the Cubs clinch a playoff berth to defend their first title in more than 100 years, a baseball fan remembers the metaphysical horror of watching the North Side Chicago club lose in 1984

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Koufax vs. Kershaw

Who’s greater? It depends on what you value.

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Sandy Koufax’s Rookie Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey Is Up for Auction and It Ain’t Cheap

The jersey is believed to be one of only two known to exist

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Hank Greenberg Reporting for Duty

An excerpt from Ron Kaplan’s new book, Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War.

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Baseball in Israel: If You Build It, Will They Come?

Plans are in motion to build—and fund—a new baseball field in Beit Shemesh

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