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  • The Greatest Baseball Player of My Generation

    By Jeremy Fine

    June 6, 2010 | 6:45 am

    Today was a sad day in baseball. It is true that my favorite player of all-time is Frank Thomas. But if Big Frank wouldn’t have been on the White Sox I probably would have had Ken Griffey Jr. posters all over my room. Griffey was the greatest player of my generation. People can argue... read on

  • Sound the Sofar

    By Jeremy Fine

    June 2, 2010 | 8:43 am

    Tekiyah. Tru-ah. Shevarim. Tekiyah Gedolah. We hear those sounds during the High Holidays when the shofar sounds. The kids stand on chairs to see an older man standing on the bimah blowing everything he has into a large ram’s horn.

    But the next time the Jews celebrate with a shofar... read on

  • Interview with Israeli Basketball Legend Tal Brody

    By Jeremy Fine

    May 30, 2010 | 1:03 am

    Before there was Omri Casspi there was a man by the name of Tal Brody. Brody was a sensational player for my Alma Mater, The University of Illinois. Brody was drafted into the NBA but a trans-formative experience at the Maccabi games changed his future and Israeli basketball forever.... read on

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  • Where’s Theo Epstein?

    By Jeremy Fine

    May 27, 2010 | 1:27 am

    Recently Yahoo ran an article about Theo Epstein. Not about his Red Sox rather about his weird disguise at a recent Pearl Jam concert. Epstein was spotted at the concert sporting a fake mustache (picture shown is from Yahoo.com).

    This is not the first time Epstein has done this.... read on

  • What Ever Happened To…Jerry Krause?

    By Jeremy Fine

    May 24, 2010 | 11:46 pm

    I love the game whatever happened to…

    Think about it. Whatever happened to…Chris Shelton? Whatever happened to…Bob Hamelin? ...Dana Barros? ...Austin Croshere?

    I know all of those players are “1-hit wonders.” But seriously, what happened to those guys. I think there is one man who... read on

  • Lebron James’ Jewish Dilemma

    By Jeremy Fine

    May 23, 2010 | 7:17 am

    Unless you are a Celtic or Laker’s fan right now you couldn’t care less about the playoffs. I mean I guess there is a little bit of hope left in Phoenix, but really can anyone stop Kobe and Gasol. Seriously, the NBA should have vetoed the Gasol trade, arguably the most lopsided trade... read on

  • Wayne Odesnik Gets a 2 Year Ban

    By Jeremy Fine

    May 19, 2010 | 11:45 pm

    The Great Rabbino doesn’t cover too much Tennis. We did post an interview with Paul Goldstein, but really we have not done too much. The reality is while there are a bunch of good Jewish players, rarely do they make headlines. Shahar Pe’er occasionally is in the news and Andy Ram has... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Rabbi Jeremy Fine is the Assistant Rabbi at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul MN. He was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he also received a Masters in Jewish...

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