Jewish Ideas Daily has been succeeded and re-launched as Mosaic. Read more...


Covering the Bases Covering the Bases
Monday, March 11, 2013 by Michael Arkush | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

"Sandy Koufax was not just the greatest left-handed pitcher I ever saw," recalled his biographer, Jane Leavy , at a recent celebration of Jewish baseball.  "He’s also the greatest mensch I’ve ever met in my life."
Editors' Picks
Jewish Jocks David Davis, Los Angeles Review of Books. A new collection of essays about 50 Jewish sports stars tries to show that Jews have made a considerable contribution to American athletics.  But does it protest too much?
Batter Up in Tel Aviv Jason Epstein, National Review. Brad Ausmus, former major league catcher, is managing Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic competition.  But he has much, much bigger plans. (Interview)