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    A card was removed from the latest Jewish baseball set after the player informed the set’s creators that she is Catholic. The removal concerned Margaret Wigiser, who played for in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Sports Illustrated magazine reported. More ▸

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    A new Jewish baseball card set is being released. The 2006 edition features 55 cards, including “newly discovered” Jewish players and Jewish players from the 1940s women’s league. More ▸

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    The Washington Nationals suspended the credentials of a minister who counseled players that Jews were going to hell. Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld met Tuesday with Nationals President Tony Tavares after the Washington Post reported that outfielder Ryan Church was told by a minister that his Jewish former girlfriend was going to hell. Jon Moeller, a representative… More ▸

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    New research shows that four Jewish baseball players once were in the lineup at the same time. Harry Feldman, Harry Danning, Sid Gordon and Morrie Arnovich all played for the New York Giants in the first game of a double-header on Sept, 21, 1941, a day before Rosh Hashanah. More ▸

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    Three Jewish baseball players took the field at the same time for the Boston Red Sox. Gabe Kapler, Kevin Youkilis and Adam Stern all played the ninth inning for the Red Sox in their 11-6 victory Monday night over the Texas Rangers. More ▸

  • Bielski Named Jewish Agency Head and Vows to Be Worldwide Emissary

    A beaming Zeev Bielski took the stage in front of the assembly of the Jewish Agency for Israel, vowing to be their emissary to the Jewish people as they elected him in a unanimous show of hands. The job to which he was elected Tuesday will bring the charismatic and popular Bielski, 58, mayor of… More ▸

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    More than 240 basketball players competed in a basketball tournament at the Dallas Jewish Community Center to raise money for young Israeli victims of terror. The third annual three-on-three tournament, organized by a high school group, Students Against Terrorism, chooses a different charity to play for each year, the Texas Jewish Post reported. More ▸

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    Baseball’s top Jewish player was traded. The Los Angeles Dodgers dealt slugger Shawn Green to the Arizona Diamondbacks early this week. Green made headlines last year when he sat out a game on Yom Kippur. More ▸