Elsewhere: For Gazans, hope floats, beyond Koufax, J-conomics


For Gazans, hope floats: With their homes in shambles and government in disarray, desperate Palestinians are fleeing Gaza by boat for the first time since 1948. (The Economist)

Beyond Koufax: From black Jews in the Negro Leagues to Jackie Robinson’s status as a Jewish icon, an interview with historian Rebecca Alpert reveals the lesser-known history of Jews in baseball. (Vox)

J-conomics: A labor economist analyzes Judaism as an economic good, finding that Jewish education and experience can have high costs but may pay off in unexpected ways. (The Atlantic)

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