When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport

During the first half of the 20th century, writes Joseph Epstein, boxing played a role in American popular culture that even overshadowed baseball. Also, before World War II, Jews were wildly overrepresented among the country’s leading pugilists. Mike Silver tells the story of these Jewish boxing champions in Stars in the Ring. In his review, Epstein comments on the book’s appeal:

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More about: American Jewish History, Arts & Culture, Sports

For Sudan, Peace with Israel Marks a National Turning Point

For decades, Sudan has not only been a safe haven for terrorists and an ally of such unsavory regimes as Iran and Qatar, it has also suffered from poverty, a bloody civil war, and a despotic Islamist regime. Its recent decision to make peace with Israel follows on the heels of—and flows from—the end of this long period of misrule. Jonathan Schanzer comments:

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More about: Israel diplomacy, Sudan, U.S. Foreign policy