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Behaaloscha: Never Let Up



One of the greatest joys and focal points of my adolescence was my involvement in Yeshiva League sports. Though I was primarily a basketball and softball player in high school, many of my close friends also played on various teams including volleyball and soccer, and we shared the inimitable glory and thrill of competition, collaboration, and commitment to something beyond ourselves. There are many lessons to be learned from playing team sports, and there is even a special branch of psychology dedicated to studying and extricating these lessons.

One such important idea is derived from a chant I heard repeated time and again at my high school’s soccer gam