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Posts Tagged ‘The Jewish Week’

Sandy Koufax Still Won’t Reveal What He Did on Yom Kippur in 1965

ShutterstoclYomKippurIsraelIt wasn’t a big deal – at first. As The Jewish Week reporter Steve Lipman notes in his rare interview with Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax at the Dodgers’ spring training facility in Arizona, when the athlete turned down Game One of the 1965 World Series because the contest with the Minnesota Twins fell on Yom Kippur, the decision made a minor NYC media impression:

The New York Times and New York Post reported matter-of-factly that he would miss the start because that day was “the holiest Jewish holiday.” The Daily News was on strike that week. This newspaper’s predecessor, the Jewish Week & American Examiner, made no mention of the game.

But, through word of mouth in Jewish circles, everyone knew. Over time, that game assumed mythic proportions.

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Shabbat Dinner with a Side of Journalism Ethics

The Jewish Scholastic Press Association’s first-ever convention and Shabbaton is in full swing in Los Angeles. Jewish high school journalists from several cities across the country have gathered for a range of events that began Thursday and run through Sunday.

JenniferMedinaTwitterProfilePicThe convention is being held at the B’nai David-Judea Congregation in LA’s Pico-Robertson neighborhood and features a number of NYC media figures. NYT reporter Jennifer Medina (pictured) gave a speech yesterday afrternoon titled “Principles in Practice: Life as Religious Journalist at the New York Times.” There’s also this, per a rundown in LA’s Jewish Journal:

On Friday night, attendees will have Shabbat dinner at B’nai David and listen to an address on journalism ethics by Gary Rosenblatt, editor and publisher of New York’s The Jewish Week.

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