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At the Washington Capitals Victory Parade, a Preview of Redemption

The entire endeavor of sports fandom is an invitation to constantly think about why we assign alpine scales of meaning to things that are inevitably trivial and outside of our control

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Hockey Broadcasting Legend Stan Fischler Retires, Moves to the Golan Heights

As the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights vie for the 2018 Stanley Cup, the man known as The Hockey Maven leaves the sport behind—richer than he found it in 1939

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No Glory for the Clean-Shaven

Is there a deeper, Kabbalah-inspired meaning behind the playoff beard?

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The Washington Capitals Want Out of the Desert

The Caps have yet again been booted from the NHL Playoffs. A long-suffering fan laments and searches for an oasis.

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Rocco the Hockey-Playing Jew Meets Sugar Land, Texas

The first stop on a possible rise to the major leagues for a kid from Heschel? The wilds of suburban Houston.

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French McDonald’s Creates Bagel Cheeseburgers

Understanding France and Israel by their McDonald’s franchises

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Why My Home Team Will Always Be Detroit, Even Though I Live in Boston

My father started rooting for Detroit when Hank Greenberg played for the Tigers. Now it’s an enduring family tradition.

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Sundown: Occupy Yom Kippur

Plus some reading for when you’re not eating

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