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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:00 am

Miriam Weisman says there’s always a story behind why people become actively involved with the Anti-Defamation League. Here’s her story: About 14 years ago, Weisman saw a review in a local newspaper about a baseball movie titled “The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg.” While reading, she came across the reviewer’s assessment: “If you like baseball and you like Jews, you’ll love this movie.” “I went wild,” Weisman says. “I called him and said ‘Can you imagine if you were writing a review about "Remember the Titans" and said, “If you like football and you like black people, you’re going to love this movie?” What do you think the reaction would be?’ ”

After calling the reviewer’s editor and seeking help from her rabbi, Weisman spearheaded an email blast to try to combat the reviewer’s words. “It didn’t do anything, but at least I felt better having tried,” she says.

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