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AS I WRITE THIS in mid-March, uncertainty abounds over the coronavirus pandemic, but one thing is certain: No matter how long the outbreak and its fallout last, it has already hurt the quality of our lives, and has made us care more deeply about activities that we otherwise take for granted. Even though most Americans realize it’s a serious situation, it’s hard to accept the severe restrictions imposed on our personal lives because of the virus, especially since past pandemics, including the H1N1 swine flu in 2009-10, never reached this level. For instance, in those other outbreaks, people weren’t thrown out of work, closed off from their schools and houses of worship, or told that they couldn’t patronize bars and restaurants. Not since 9/11 has American life changed so dramatically and so rapidly. more
(JTA) – The Yeshiva University’s men’s basketball team has been ranked in the Division III Top 25 for the first time. In the D3hoops.com’s poll released Feb. 3, the … more
“The days of our years are three score and 10.” – Psalm 90, verse 10 Between the reflection that usually accompanies the turning of the page to a new year and the nonstop … more
Lacrosse is taking Israel by storm, in large part due to Israel Lacrosse, an organization whose mission is to make lacrosse the national sport of Israel and connect Jewish Americans to the Holy Land … more
A recreational pickleball league is making its debut at the Dwares Jewish Community Center’s fitness center this winter. Pickleball is a relatively new sport that combines elements of … more
JTA – This season promised to be a banner year for Jewish Major League Baseball players – and by and large, the class of ’16 fared pretty well. Many had their best seasons in years … more
On the evening of Nov. 18, 1933, a week before Thanksgiving, the SPHAS, the South Philadelphia Hebrew Association basketball team took the floor at their home court, the Broadwood Hotel at the corner … more
He was one of the game’s greatest power hitters, and he actually beat a horse in a race. Considered by many to be the first professional baseball player,  he was also the first Jewish … more