For the last five years, The Great Rabbino has tried to bring to you the best in Jewish-related sports content. Now, we are turning the tables a bit to bring you the best in sports-related Jewish content – specifically rabbis.
In recent years, there have been lists after lists of “top rabbis.” There was Newsweek's Top 50 Rabbis in America, The Forward had a list of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis, and recently Jewrotica.org ran a list of Hottest Rabbis. Now, we are getting into the action and looking for America's Top Sports Rabbis.
What makes a rabbi a “sports rabbi?” The list breaks down into two categories:
1. Rabbis who are/were actual athletes:
Did your rabbi play in the Maccabi games? Did he play college baseball? Maybe she was All-State in volleyball. We want to know these rabbis!
2. Rabbis who are sports enthusiasts:
Does your rabbi have more sports autographs in his office than Torah commentary? Did she coach in the Maccabi games? Does he have season tickets to his local team?
Together, let us scour the nation for these rabbis. Nominees have been coming in, so don't leave your rabbi off the list. To nominate your rabbi, pick the category and then send your rabbi's name, photo, and why you think s/he should be nominated to email@example.com. Nominees are due Mar. 1 and we hope to announce the list in time for March Madness.