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Jews You Should Know

Apr 19, 2023

Dan Grunfeld is a former professional basketball player and author of the book "By the Grace of the Game: The Holocaust, a Basketball Legacy, and an Unprecedented American Dream." 

We discuss Dan's father, Ernie Grunfeld, and legendary career as a player and executive, as well as his family's Holocaust story.

Dan's website:

Amazon book link:

Instagram - @Dan.Grunfeld

Twitter - @Dan_Grunfeld

Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.

The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (, a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at

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A special thank you to Jacob Rupp of the Lift Your Legacy podcast for his invaluable production assistance.