PRAY BALL 2!!: Spir­i­tu­al Insights Into Sportsmanship

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January 1, 2013

Just when you think you are read­ing (only) about sports, sud­den­ly you are (also) learn­ing new insights into Judaism. As a fol­low-up to his ground­break­ing book PRAY BALL! The Spir­i­tu­al Insights of a Jew­ish Sports Fan (Gefen Pub­lish­ing House 1999) rabbi/​attorney/​sports fan/​educator James Gor­don enter­tains Jew­ish sports fans/​athletes (male & female) of all ages /​backgrounds by using famous sports sto­ries & fig­ures (over 150) to teach key com­po­nents of sports­man­ship. For near­ly every sto­ry, a spir­i­tu­al insight is intro­duced using famous Jew­ish his­tor­i­cal fig­ures to teach key Mitzvot and oth­er prac­ti­cal lessons regard­ing Derekh Eretz v’Khavod (Respect & Hon­or). A seam­less blend of sports jour­nal­ism and a Jew­ish edu­ca­tion­al resource, the book is intro­duced by a foreword/​preface by JBC Authors Jonathan Eig & Rab­bi Dr. Zev Eleff. In order to make PRAY BALL 2!! Spir­i­tu­al Insights Into Sports­man­ship an easy-to-use text to enhance sports and phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion pro­grams at Jew­ish camps, schools, JCCs, and youth group pro­grams, the author is cur­rent­ly work­ing on exten­sive edu­ca­tion­al sup­ple­ments deriv­a­tives which hope to be released as ear­ly as 2019.

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