Sunday, September 23, 2018


Lipman looking into the grandstand

Remembering Lipman Pike

17:07 15 September in Latest

by Richard Michelson The Answer is Lipman Pike. The category is Jewish baseball stars. Which of these is the correct Jeopardy! question? Which player hit 6 home runs in a single game? Which player has the 2nd highest batter-to league home run percentage? A record that lasted 48 years...

Book Review: David, The Divided Heart

11:02 10 September in Latest

by Linda Tucker David: The Divided Heart David Wolpe Yale University Press September 16, 2014, 184 pp, $25.00 A man of contradictions is the Biblical David–on the one hand revered as a warrior, poet, musician, king, and forefather of the Messiah, and on the other, scorned as an adulterer, liar,...

Ferguson Protestor Amid Flares

A St. Louis Rabbi On the Ground in Ferguson

12:31 21 August in Latest

[caption id="attachment_18366" align="aligncenter" width="1058"] Tensions erupted last Friday between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images.[/caption] It has been almost two weeks of unrest since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Since then, “clashes between the...