March 30, 2009
LeBron James, king of basketball, student of Talmud
I’m not sure if LeBron James, like Dwight Howard, is a godly man, though it sure would explain his physical freakishness. Regardless, LeBron, who actually makes the NBA worth watching, is a man concerned with at least some godly pursuits.
When asked to nominate someone for the Time 100, King James selected Jay Schottenstein, the Ohio businessman and philanthropist who “supported the translation and elucidation of the Talmud Bavli into English, Hebrew and French. The Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud is now utilized by more than 2 million people worldwide.”
The news got Heeb’s Jewdar a bit hopeful:
(Creator’s note: Please read that last sentence with tongue firmly placed in cheek.)