Dedication. Countless hours of commitment. Sacrifice. Rising to the challenges of adversity. Maximizing
one’s natural talents. A religiously-infused life and the endeavor of sports have much in common, though
often come into conflict. We share with you the latest issue of YU Ideas, “Jews, Sports and Society,”
featuring essays from Yeshiva University faculty and staff, and invite you to reflect on the myriad ways in
which Judaism and sports have intersected, both historically and in our contemporary era.
We dedicate this issue in memory of Bob Tufts, former Sy Syms School of Business Professor and former major
league baseball pitcher, who boldly and passionately lived a life balancing faith and passion for sport.