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Our archives are filled with interesting stories you might have missed. Scratch that. We're sure you read us cover to cover, so it's not that you missed these gems. It's that you can't help reading them again. That's it.

Alright, go ahead. We won't stop you. Feel free to read all you want. And if you'd rather pick up the hard copy you might have missplaced, feel free to contact subscribe@ajlmagazine.com for information about back issues.

* Please note that issues prior to 2005 are not archived online.
Feature Stories:
  • Why Every American Jew Should Love the Boston Red Sox and Hate the New York Yankees: If you're Jewish and you love baseball, odds are you're rooting for the pinstriped players from the Bronx. It's understandable, given the Jewish connection to New York, but you'd be surprised how many reasons there are to switch allegiances. All hail the Red Sox and their Jewish roots.

  • (Mis)Adventures in Sportswriting: To prove our point about the Red Sox, we sent Bradford Pilcher to their spring training camp. His assignment was simple: Interview some of the players. What happened when he got there was a little less according to plan.

  • If You Build It...: To say Eric Holtz is a baseball fanatic is like saying Michaelangelo could paint. That's why the 41-year-old father of three id leaving his successful clothing manufacturing business in upstate New York this summer to join the first-ever Israeli baseball league and live out his lifelong dream on a baseball diamond in the Holy Land.

  • The Gospel According to the Simpsons: In this exclusive book excerpt, AJL contributor Mark Pinsky deconstructs the religiosity of the Simpsons clan.


  • Kibbitz:
  • COVERGIRL | Sophie Okonedo: She's black, Jewish, and British. It's the trifecta of talent and beauty, so we couldn't be happier to bring your attention to the next actress you won't be able to stop talking about.


  • 30 SECOND SERMON | Shavuot: Words of wisdom this Passover from the Assistant Director of the Manhattan Jewish Experience.


  • ANSWER MAVEN | The Shavuot Edition: The time to study is upon us, and it'll be going on all night long. So how do we manage to stay awake? Plus managing kids away from summer camp, and finding your way out of the airport. It's easier than you think.


  • THE HERETIC OF THE MONTH | Baruch Spinoza: Perhaps the father of free thinking, this heretic had a novel idea: Don't mix politics with religion.


  • CULINARY CORNER | The Great Frozen Pizza Taste Off: Frozen pizza dinners donít usually make you think of fancy cuisine. To challenge our food columnist, we force-fed her the four raunchiest kosher brands we could find. In between bouts of vomit, hereís what she had to say.


  • MUSICAL NOTES | Joshua Bell & Others: A look at a classical violinist with a pitch-perfect name, Ms. Winehouse, Mr. Y Love, Heedhoosh, the klezmer band from Cracow, Mickey Avalon and the artist formerly known as 50 Shekel.


  • THE BOOKSHELF | Law and Disorder: Nine years ago, federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert was strolling the streets of Manhattan on his way home from a blind date when he was kidnapped, whisked to an ATM to empty his bank account, and held hostage for 25 hours. His new memoir explains his incredible escape and what happened next.


  • THE ESSAYIST | Shalom, Snoop: American Idol. The Killers. Conan OíBrien. Things an American college student enjoys? Sure, but so do his counterparts in the holy land. Itís a small world, after all.


  • 613 WORDS | The Summer of '67: Forty years after the Six Day War, memories of my time as a volunteer in the Israeli army that fateful summer are flooding back.

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