World’s greatest Jewish sports newsletter now available at half-price
This is a note from Scott Barancik of Jewish Baseball News.
For nearly 20 years, two men — a parole officer and a schoolteacher — have been sharing the feats of Jewish athletes across every sport, around the world, in a 24-page, bi-monthly newsletter called Jewish Sports Review.
Baseball, football, basketball, soccer, hockey, golf, lacrosse, swimming, track and field, wrestling, and more. And not just the pros. Jewish Sports Review reports on amateur athletes, too, often starting at the high-school level. (Click here for a sample issue.)
If not for the efforts of Ephraim Moxson and Shel Wallman to diligently identify and track Jewish athletes, many of the things we sports fans have come to love and even take for granted — the baseball cards created by Jewish Major Leaguers, the Israeli team that will compete in the World Baseball Classic qualifiers in September, the Jewish Baseball News and Jewish Baseball Museum websites — might not exist.
Shel and Ephraim never made money off Jewish Sports Review. Subscriptions covered their costs, nothing more. But like much of the print news media, interest in the old-fashioned, by-mail-only newsletter has declined. Now retired, the two friends can’t afford to bankroll the operation, so they recently announced plans to stop publishing Jewish Sports Review.
Fortunately, a variety of people and organizations — including Jewish Baseball News — have stepped in to help. Thanks to their contributions, Jewish Sports Review will survive a while longer. What’s more, Shel and Ephraim have agreed to offer Jewish Baseball News and JewishBaseballMuseum.com newsletter subscribers a one-year subscription to Jewish Sports Review at half price. Instead of $36 for six issues, you pay just $18.
Your subscription will help sustain not only Jewish Sports Review but all of the entities that thrive off its research.
To subscribe, please send your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.