As a young Yeshiva student back in '65, I held my head high when Koufax didn't play on Yom Kippur. It was the talk of Jews everywhere- observant or not. We all loved him for that and his great pitching.
IDF soldiers find improvised weapons and ammunition at Jenin refugee camp (Haaretz)
from the article: Baseball / Modi'in Miracle drafts Koufax