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Jewish Inside Baseball
Yehuda Kurtzer talks with Pulizer Prize-winning sportswriter Ira Berkow about the meaning of baseball for American Jews.
In this episode, host Yehuda Kurtzer is joined by Ira Berkow, Pulizer Prize-winning sports writer, to reminisce about formative moments in the history of Jewish baseball and to explore the meaning of baseball for American Jews. Whether through Hank Greenberg’s “home runs against Hitler” or Sandy Koufax’s famous decision to sit out a World Series game on Yom Kippur, American Jews have looked to baseball as a means of understanding their place in this country. What can a bat and a ball tell us about identity, sacrifice, and belonging? Listen here:
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