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Houston Rabbi Oren Hayon eating a deli sandwich sent from Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles after the Houston Astros won the World Series

What do good deli, Talmudic teachings, tzedakah (using money to do the work of world-repair or, literally, justice), and the 2017 World Series have in common?

For a pair of rabbis in the Reform Movement, plenty!

Moments after the Houston Astros clinched their World Series berth with a Game 7 victory over the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series, I messaged the senior staff at Congregation Emanu El in Houston: “We need to make a wager against Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles.”

The team chimed in instantly; they were in. Senior Rabbi Oren...

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