Kevin Youkilis

A Jew In Pinstripes: Yanks Get Youkilis

12/12/2012
Associate Editor

The Yanks have signed Kevin Youkilis, the scrappy, dirty-uniformed third-baseman, who instantly becomes the most prominent Jewish ballplayer in the Bronx since Jack Ukeles (the Jewish communal demographer and planner, but no relation) last took his glove to the park.

The bombers announce their newest player on their web site.

New Painting Signed By 26 Jewish Baseball Players

10/16/2012

(JNS.org) -- In the midst of the Major League Baseball playoffs, an artist came out with a new lithograph painting that depicts 27 Jewish baseball players and contains the signatures of 26 of them — all except the late Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg.

Fasting Before A Marathon

09/22/2011
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Q - My brother and I are running the Chicago Marathon which is the day after Yom Kippur. We want to fast, however we have been told that it is unwise to do so the day before running 26 miles. Since this is an ethical dilemma, we need your advice.

A – Well, at the very least, by observing Yom Kippur you could label yourself a “fast runner.” Sorry.

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman
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