Boychik of Summer

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  1. Bob Miller says:

    Perhaps this can now be reworked into a zemer:
    http://www.nymets.barrison.net/lyric.html

    In these troubled times, we need a positive force against the Avodah Zara from the Bronx.

  2. Joe Erber says:

    Parts of this article will definately be referred to during my remarks at high holy day services at Ahavath Rayim Synagouge in Greenwood, Mississippi this year

  3. Cosmic X says:

    Someone whot intermarries is not a Jewish hero: (from http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/searchview.php?id=12483 )

    Green met his wife, Lindsay — who is not Jewish — in line at a Wahoo’s Fish Taco restaurant. After talking for a few minutes they realized that they were set to go on a blind date just a few days later. Last year, the happily married couple had a daughter, Presley.

    “Fatherhood is the best thing I’ve experienced in my life so far,” Green said.

    Green said he plans to give his daughter an understanding of both her religious heritages. “We’re going to expose her to everything. She’s lucky, because she gets to celebrate all the holidays,” said Green, straightening his long legs away from the bench.

  4. Eytan Kobre says:

    I am aware that Green is intermarried (although he wasn’t when I first wrote the piece). I don’t believe, however, that the Torah views that tragic fact, rooted in an upbringing devoid of Judaism) as negating the positive things he has done or said (as described in my article), neither for him personally nor as something from which we can derive lessons. As Chazal put it: Ein Aveirah Mechabeh Mitzva (an Aveirah doesn’t extinguish a Mitzvah).

  5. Bob Miller says:

    The dilemma for the Jewish ballplayer who becomes more Jewishly aware is that some steps he would have to take to improve his level of observance (such as now sitting out games on Shabbat or holidays other than Yom Kippur) could clash with the contract he already signed with the team.

    Any ideas on ways out of this?

  6. Manny says:

    Eytan:
    You wrote “who knows what effect his coming to that metropolis of Torah U’Mitzvos, New York, might have?”
    Are you suggesting that the metropolis of Los Angeles is anything other than a Makom Torah?
    P.S. Dear RYA: please rescue from the expected onslaught!

  7. Cosmic X says:

    Eytan,

    What you wrote in 2001 before Green intermarried is just fine, but the minute he married out he should not be toted as a role model for Jewish
    children, even if he passes the nisayon of not playing on Shmini Atzres. I agree that intermarriage does not negate the positive things
    that he has done or will do.

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