Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Nisan 12, 5775

Revisiting the Connection Between Jews, Baseball Andrew Sherman's opinion piece, "The Man Who Saved Baseball (for Philly Fans, Anyway)," published in the Dec. 23 Jewish Exponent , was one of the more bizarre articles I've ever read about one of my favorite subjects, the Jewish connection with baseball. It's also filled with faulty assertions. Cliff Lee is an outstanding pitcher...
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As Jan. 1 fast approaches, publications and institutions nationwide have turned to that favorite end of year pastime -- the composing of lists. For the most part, this is a celebratory endeavor, with editors, reviewers and community leaders compiling their favorites among the past year's exertions, whether in politics or culture or some other public pursuit. There exist, of course,...
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Andrew Sherman
Cliff Lee is more than just the modern-day Sandy Koufax. At least to Philadelphia Jews, he is. Let me explain. Sure, Mr. Lee may be a good 'ole Arkansas boy who enjoys a hunting expedition and has the (non-Jewish) good looks of a young John Wayne. No matter. The man was -- and, by declining to don Yankees pinstripes, still...
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Getting Students to Stay Is Win-Win for Everybody As the president of Campus Philly and a board member of Mekor Habracha/Center City Synagogue, I read the Dec. 16 editorial, "Grasping the Future," with particular interest. I thank you for shining a spotlight on a terrific opportunity for our local religious communities, Jewish and otherwise. Campus Philly's study, "From Student to...
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Nearly a third of the U.S. Senate showed up to hear Sen. Arlen Specter's farewell speech this week. That the number was considered notable -- it was a more sizable audience than most of his departing colleagues had garnered -- doesn't speak well for the Senate, but it is testament to the widespread respect for the longest-serving senator from Pennsylvania...
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