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Following yesterday’s news that HAFTR graduate Jacob Steinmetz became the first Orthodox Jew drafted to Major League Baseball (and the Arizona Diamondbacks), today Elie Kligman has become the second Orthodox Jew to earn the honor. Las Vegas’ power hitter and star pitcher Kligman, who recently switched to the position of […]
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Jori Epstein isn’t a typical sports reporter covering the NFL: She’s an Orthodox Jewish woman. The 26-year-old Dallas resident covers the Dallas Cowboys for USA Today. She has just written a book inspired by a congregant at her shul, a Holocaust survivor, to acclaim. The Upstander: How Surviving the Holocaust […]
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Ranked 18th in the world, pro tennis player Yosef Gershon spent years working on serving the ball, but at 20 years old, he began to serve God as well! Far too often, people feel that their personal passions and their Jewish observance cannot coexist. The choice, however is not always […]
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