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January 9, 2012 2:24 pm

Fordham Basketball Gets Winning Spark From Jewish Cantor

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Rose Hill Gymnasium at Fordham. Photo: Anthony22

New York Times – If you’re hoping for a talisman to improve your team’s chances of victory, why not make it a man with a talis?

That thought, at any rate, crossed the minds of officials at Fordham University, the Jesuit redoubt in the Bronx. Their men’s basketball team caught a hot hand during the Christmas break when a cantor named Daniel Pincus began singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before home games.

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