Israeli Casspi Stars in First NBA Start
Also, Philly high school squad target of anti-Semitic chants
Omri Casspi, the Sacramento Kings rookie who is the first Israeli to play in the NBA, got his first start Wednesday. And he came through: he scored a career-high 22 points, grabbed five rebounds, and sunk a crucial late-game three-pointer, which ended up being the difference in the Kings’ 112-109 won.
In other Jewish basketball news, at a game between Upper Darby and Lower Merion High Schools in the Philadelphia suburbs, students from Upper Darby, which has far fewer Jews than its Main Line rival, taunted their opponents with chants of, “Warm up the ovens,” “You’re so Jewish, get your yarmulke,” and “We’ll write you letters when you’re in Auschwitz.” Lower Merion responded by blowing them out, 51-27. One Lower Merion alum told Tablet Magazine this morning: “The surprising thing is not the taunting, it’s that we won.”
Earlier: Omri Casspi Is Ready for Primetime
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180
WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.
I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at email@example.com. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.
We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.