“Outside of Wrigley Field, a Hasidic Jew tried to wrap me in tefillin”

Wrap One For The Chicago Cubs
by David Margolin
October 20, 2015

It’s been a pretty difficult century for Chicago Cubs fans; the baseball team hasn’t won the World Series since 1908, the longest championship drought in sports history. But that hasn’t stopped the team’s hardcore fans from cheering—and praying—for a miracle. Rabbi Dovid Kotlarsky, co-director of Chabad of East Lakeview on Chicago’s North Side, has been there to offer support. Since the beginning of the season, the young rabbi has set up a tefillin stand across the street from the ivy-covered Wrigley Field, encouraging Jewish fans to stop by and say a quick prayer. Judging by the “Loveable Losers’” winning season, the extra supplications seem to be helping. READ MORE

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