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Striking Out Isn't The End of The World: What We Can Learn from Baseball

Striking Out Isn't The End of The World: What We Can Learn from Baseball

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A short chabura using baseball as a jumping off point to talk about how a religious person deals with failure.
A short chabura using baseball as a jumping off point to talk about how a religious person deals with failure.

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Published by: Aqibha Y. Weisinger Etc on Aug 12, 2012
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Striking Out Isn't The End Of The WorldLessons To Learn From Baseball
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Talmud Ba@li, Shabbos ++b
Four !eo!le died be"ause of the bite of the snake Bin6omin son of a'ako@, Amram father of &oshe, ishai father of ;o@id, and, alei@ son of ;o@id Are these high3a@erage hitters, or high3strikeout hittersX Are an6 of these !eo!le famousXWhat does that sa6 about >hat >e @alueX
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Inter@ie> With Arts"roll Editor (abbi 8osson S"herman
How do you respond to critics who accuse ArtScroll biographies of whitewashing history by characterizing great rabbis as saints without faults?
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Isn’t it a form of sheker (falsehood) thoughto write a biography and knowingly e!clude material?
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