Michael Jordan

Return To Tegucigalpa

Staff Writer
The dedication of the new synagogue in Tegucigalpa on Sunday has special significance for one visitor from New York City. Michael Jordan, from Riverdale, who was among a few dozen local volunteers who helped repair the old synagogue's Torah scroll that was damaged in Hurricane Mitch, was in the Honduran capital for a week three years ago for the sefer Torah's rededication. And he was there for a month 19 years ago, after his birth.

Carolina On His Mind

Staff Writer
Chapel Hill, N.C. — With 11 minutes left in the first half of a recent University of North Carolina home basketball game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, the giant TV screens above the Dean E. Smith Center flash the image of a graying, bespectacled septuagenarian Jew from the East Bronx.
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