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Old 05-13-2005, 11:48 PM
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I heard from someone that Dustin Hermanson is Jewish. Is this true? I'm a Jew and it would be real cool if Hermanson is among us. Especially with him kicking some serious ass this year.
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Old 05-14-2005, 12:02 AM
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I heard from someone that Dustin Hermanson is Jewish. Is this true? I'm a Jew and it would be real cool if Hermanson is among us. Especially with him kicking some serious ass this year.
No, it's not true. Here's the complete list of Jews in baseball if you're interested (click on sports at the top to get to the lists):

http://www.jewsinsports.org/
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Old 05-14-2005, 05:01 AM
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No, it's not true. Here's the complete list of Jews in baseball if you're interested (click on sports at the top to get to the lists):

http://www.jewsinsports.org/
Wow. Quite a few former Sox players on that list:

Ross Baumgarten
Ron Blomberg
Joe Horlen
Al Levine
Andrew Lorraine
Scott Radinsky
Steve Rosenberg
Scott Schoeneweis
Steve Stone
Steve Wapnick
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Old 05-14-2005, 10:53 AM
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serious question --- what makes one a jew?

Shawn Green is probably the greatest jew in baseball (and actually observes the religion from as much as I can tell)

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Old 05-14-2005, 11:11 AM
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serious question --- what makes one a jew?

Shawn Green is probably the greatest jew in baseball (and actually observes the religion from as much as I can tell)

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Well, there is no easy answer. Judaism is an ethnicity and a culture as well as a religion. In many ways it's tribal, with genetic descendants going back to ancient Israel. I'm Jewish but not religious. I look at the religious celebrations and ceremonies of Judaism as myths, practices and customs of my ancestors, and treat them with that kind of reverence.
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Old 05-14-2005, 11:47 AM
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serious question --- what makes one a jew?

Shawn Green is probably the greatest jew in baseball (and actually observes the religion from as much as I can tell)

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Ever heard of Hank Greenberg? Sandy Koufax?
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Old 05-14-2005, 11:58 AM
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Ever heard of Hank Greenberg? Sandy Koufax?
That might be in reference to active players, though it's quickly becoming Jason Marquis...
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Old 05-14-2005, 12:00 PM
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That might be in reference to active players, though it's quickly becoming Jason Marquis...
In a sidenote, perhaps that Lincoln/Mercury dealer should have had HIM do the commercial. After all, he's a way better pitcher than Kerry Wood and has the almost the same name as one of their cars to boot!
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Old 05-14-2005, 12:05 PM
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Ever heard of Hank Greenberg? Sandy Koufax?
I agree with you, but I believe he was thinking of active ballplayers.
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Old 05-14-2005, 12:06 PM
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This was the original league back in the day.


12 Tribes of Isreal

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Old 05-14-2005, 12:10 PM
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Old 05-14-2005, 12:24 PM
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Old 05-14-2005, 12:54 PM
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IIRC, ESPN had a list of current Jewish MLB players a year or two ago.
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Old 05-14-2005, 01:44 PM
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Remember the joke in the movie Airplane where the passenger asks for some light reading and the stewardess gives him a small pamphelet of the greatest Jewish sports heros?
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Old 05-14-2005, 02:37 PM
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I remember an interview with him last year when he said he was half jewish. He is also 25% Native American I believe.
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