TRYOUTS FOR INAUGURAL SEASON PLAYERS
FOR THE ISRAEL BASEBALL LEAGUE TO BE CONDUCTED IN AUGUST
AT DAN DUQUETTE SPORTS ACADEMY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
IBL Founder Baras, Back From Israel, Reports Strong Progress
New York, June 9, 2006 – Open tryouts for American players hoping to sign a contract for next year’s Israel Baseball League, will be held beginning Sunday, August 20, at the Dan Duquette Sports Academy in western Massachusetts.
BLVR: Is anybody in your family a practicing Jew?
SS: My oldest sister, Susan, is a Rabbi. We grew up with no religion, but she just got into it on her own, and from the influence of her now-husband, Yosef Abramowitz, a journalist and super-Jew. He’s one of those super smart but super sloppy East Coast Jews with the yarmulke dangling by the tip of a bobby pin off the side of his head, Red Sox hat on top of that, one tail of his shirtfront in and one out, stains, a couple pens in the upper pockets. In other words: a-dorable.
Yes, it’s true. Sarah, in her talk/blessing to Aliza at her bat mitzvah two weeks ago, did use the word “vagina” in front of 300 of Aliza’s closest friends and relatives.
An inappropriate video clip of her show, including what I interpret to be a take off of John Lennon and Imagine, can be viewed here. Full disclaimer here.
you can enjoy Sarah’s humor and get updates about her upcoming Comedy Central sit-com, The Sarah Silverman Program, at http://www.sarahsilvermanonline.com.
Deep in my past, I took on Boston University President John Silber on Free Speech and the failed policy of constructive engagement with apartheid South Africa. What Zinn doesn’t say in this excerpt–pulled from Google’s remarkable in-book search–is that he was the bridge between me and the Massachusetts Civil Liberties Union. The Free Speech precedent we set back then is still the law of the land, giving people free speech rights even in private institutions, using the state constitution rather than the U.S. one.
click here for a blast from the past from Zinn’s book Passionate Declarations.
For his account of this battle, which we won, from his book “You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train”, click here.
Luckily, the on line version of the Total Immersion mikveh article does not have our picture:-)
From an unlikely corner of the Jewish universe comes some environmental leadership. If I worked for the American Jewish Committee, I’d be eligible for a fat check for driving a very cool and Jewish values oriented hybrid Ford Explorer, which I’ve been leasing for two years. Our family calls it the “Chai-Brit”, meaning the Covenant of Life Car.
I’d like to see Israel be the first country in the world to mandate that its government cars, including for Ministers and Members fo Knesset, all have hybrids by 2007. I felt that the publisher of SocialAction.com should be driving a hybrid and now hopefully all CEOs of Jewish non-profits will do so.
Here’s the AJC release. Nice going, David Harris. Now how about monthly subsidies to AJC employees who send their kids to day school or Jewish summer camps?
American Jewish Committee Offers Employees Bonuses for Hybrid Cars
June 12, 2006 – New York – The American Jewish Committee is offering its employees across the United States an incentive to purchase or lease fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly vehicles. AJC’s Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Bonus Program is believed to be the first offer of its kind to employees of any non-profit organization in the U.S.