Spring, Baseball, and Judaism…

March 4, 2009

Living in Israel, I don’t really have the opportunity (or the same drive) to follow the sports teams of my youth. That said, as a kid who learned additional and subtraction by following the Dodger scores, I have this sixth sense that as we begin to prepare for the joyous holiday of Purim, we are also edging closer to spring training and the start of a new baseball season!

And so, while the sport continues to receive a black eye from the use of performance enhancing drugs such as steroids and HGH, I’d be remiss to not point out this great book from Rabbi Dov Moshe Lipman entitled, Time-out: Sports Stories as a Game Plan. In addition to teaching yeshivot and seminaries and also writing a weekly column in the OU’s Torah Tidbits, he is arguably best known for his almost decade of service at Sportstar Academy. All in all, if you are looking for a great bar mitzvah gift for a Jewish sports fan, I’d highly recommend this book.

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