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Sundown: The Home Team

Pols, playwrights, and players

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• The author of The Baseball Talmud applies statistical acumen to create a pantheon of Jewish players. [WNYC]
• Check out an excerpt from Jeff Sharlet’s book The Family, about the powerful Christian cabal in Washington including Mark Sanford, which highlights its reliance on King David—who “liked to do really, really bad things”—as a political model. [Killing the Buddha]
• JTA surveys attempts by a new generation of Sephardic Jews—or, as Aviva Ben Ur, author of Sephardic Jews in America: A Diasporic History, prefers, “non-Ashkenzic Jews”—to reconnect with their cultural heritage. [JTA]
• In a new memoir, Alice Eve Cohen, author of the play Hannah and the Hollow Challah and others, discusses going through with a surprise pregnancy discovered on Rosh Hashanah when she was 44 years old. [NYT]

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Sundown: The Home Team

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