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Judaism and Sports

Jeremy Lin And The American Couch Potato

Rabbi Joshua Hess | Posted 04.15.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Hess

Sure, it's fun to talk about Lin, Tebow or any other player that has beaten the odds to become successful, but we can't forget that we are on the same exact mission.

NFL Playoffs: Let The Showboating Begin!

Rabbi Joshua Hess | Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Hess

Self-expression is what differentiates humans from animals. According to the bible, God placed within our bodies a Nefesh Chaya, a living soul, which one famed Jewish commentator translated as an ability to communicate.

The Meaning Behind Al Davis' Death On Yom Kippur

Rabbi Joshua Hess | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Hess

On a day when God grants us atonement for our mistakes and encourages us to make the necessary changes to succeed, God brought home one of his emissaries who taught this lesson.