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September 3, 2013

September 12th: Jewish Jocks

Varsity Letters marks the day prior to Yom Kippur with a celebration of the Jewish athlete at The Gallery at LPR in Manhattan. Join Marc Tracy, staff writer for The New Republic and co-editor of Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame; Howard Megdal, a contributor to Sports on Earth and Capital New York and author of The Baseball Talmud: The Definitive Position-by-Position Ranking of Baseball's Chosen Players; and real life Jewish jock Robert Podhurst, a sports sociologist and former basketball player for Macabbi Tel Aviv; as they explore different angles on 3,000 years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax—not to mention Amar'e Stoudemire.

Read Gelf's interview with Tracy.

Read Gelf's interview with Megdal.

Read Gelf's interview with Podhurst.

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Graphics by Mister Lister.

Event Details:

The Gallery at LPR (Official site, map)
158 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.)
New York, NY 10012
Blocks from ACE/BDF/MNR/1/6 trains

Doors open at 7.
Event starts at 7:30.
There is no admission charge.
Attendees must be 21 or older, as per Le Poisson Rouge rules. (Email michael@gelfmagazine.com if you are under 21 and would like to attend. The farther in advance, the better; no guarantees.)

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