A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg batting for the Detroit Tigers in 1935. Photo: TSN Archives/Getty Images

How Hank Greenberg took on Hitler in the summer of 1938

By Elaine Durbach, New Jersey Jewish News via JTA June 8, 2017

WHIPPANY, N.J. — With a lifetime of loving and writing about sports, Ron Kaplan has many topics he can sink his teeth into. Add to that passion his time working for the American Jewish Congress and then for nearly a decade for the New Jersey Jewish...

Talkin’ baseball: Jewish Major Leaguers and why we care about them

By Peter Ephross, JTA March 22, 2012

NEW YORK -- Nearly all fans of baseball history have heard of Hank Greenberg. Most have heard of Al Rosen. But fewer have heard of Cal Abrams, and hardly any, it’s safe to say, have heard of Lou Limmer. All four are members of a compelling team -- the...

Jews and Baseball, Volume II: The Post Greenberg Years, 1949-2008

Essential reading on the history of Jews and baseball

By Robert A. Cohn Editor-in-Chief Emeritus July 27, 2011

Jewish baseball fans eager to learn more about the relationships between the Chosen People and the National Pastime have a wide variety of books and films from which to choose.  Here is a select annotated bibliography and filmography that deal with Jews...

Would Youkilis play on Yom Kippur?

By Jon Marks Jewish Exponent July 27, 2011

PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Youkilis says he truly doesn’t know what he would do if faced with the same dilemma as Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax and Shawn Green. What if the Boston Red Sox are scheduled for a post-season game on Yom Kippur, which begins on...

Hank Greenberg is among the baseball greats included in “Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story,”which opens this year’s St. Louis Jewish Film Festival held by the Jewish Community Center.

Film portrays Jewish love for America’s favorite pasttime

By Burton A. Boxerman, Special to the Jewish Light June 1, 2011

Did you know that Lipman Pike was the first Jew to play professional baseball, or that Barney Pelty (the Yiddish Curver) was the first Jew to have his picture on a baseball card, or that Mose Solomon was nicknamed the "Rabbi of Swat?" Information such...

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