Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Rabbis and basketball

When a rabbi laces up a pair of sneakers, puts on a pair of shorts and stepsonto the basketball court is there any reason to treat hikm any differntly then any other player on teh court?

If he makes a call, do you automatically believe him because he's a rabbi, is there any reason not to play as physical against him as you would a non rabbi? Should you fear hell if you get into a shouting match with him?

15 Comments:

At 6:52 AM, Blogger Mrs. AP said...

I think Aaron can answer these questions for you...here's what he would say:

1) no
2) no
3) no
4) no

Does that help?

:)

 
At 7:54 AM, Blogger Just Shu said...

I know aaron's answer,(and I agree with him) He partly inspired this post

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger Mrs. AP said...

I'll tell him he was your inspiration...he'll be honored. he vented to me last night about the game so i was not surprised to see your post today... :)

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger O's fan said...

On the court, he's a player just like any other. Although I did feel that we had a better chance because I had three rabbis on my team. The real question is, if a rabbi hits you in the groin, maybe by accident, will you go to hell for cussing him out?

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Just Shu said...

no

 
At 12:11 PM, Anonymous Zwicker said...

I don't think anyone, including the rabbi himself, expects to be treated any differently.

 
At 1:58 PM, Blogger Veev said...

I think that if the Rabbi puts himself out there to be a "regular guy" then you should treat him as such. A Rabbi who commands respect won't be on the court with you putting himself in that position.

 
At 4:01 PM, Anonymous "Hack Me Please" AP said...

I agree with Adina . . . . no, no ,no and no! In fact, I have screamed at a Rabbi or two, both in basketball and football when competing. I think that if you treat ANYONE differently on the court or field because of a status or title it isn't right. If that were not the case, shouldn't you "young bucks" give me a little more room and respect???

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger Mrs. AP said...

can you believe aaron posted?! that's how honored he was when i told him he was your inspiration, shu.

o's - no, because re. the incident in question: the person who got hit did not know who hit him initially.

veev - that's quite a strong assertion. i agree; i can't quite see rabbi irons or rabbi eisenberger playing basketball. but does that mean that the rabbi in question doesn't command respect? yikes.

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger O's fan said...

Shu, that would be like not going for the ball when a dentist is dribbling/shooting because he works with his hands. Ridiculous.

 
At 1:20 PM, Anonymous Zwicker said...

Anyone with a beard deserves respect, maybe reverence is a better word, no matter where he is. That goes double for bald guys with beards.

 
At 8:14 PM, Blogger Just Shu said...

i dont think beards grant you respect or reverence.

 
At 5:55 AM, Anonymous Zwicker said...

That sounds like something someone without a beard would say.

 
At 7:38 AM, Blogger Just Shu said...

I once had a beard, but it was itchy, not worth it

 
At 8:53 AM, Blogger Veev said...

Fagin had a beard. Deserving of respect? I think, not.

 

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