Tokyo Olympic Games Delayed to 2021

Japan and the Olympics movement decided on Tuesday to delay this year’s Tokyo Games into 2021 as the coronavirus crisis obliterated the world’s last major imminent sporting event. It was the first...

YU Headed to Sweet 16 in NCAA D3 Tournament

BY AMI EDEN (JTA) — Yeshiva University’s men’s basketball team continued its record-breaking season with a dominant second-round win in the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Maccabees notched a 102-83 victory Saturday...

YU Men’s Basketball Team Wins First NCAA Tournament Game Ever

BY BEN HARRIS (JTA) — The Yeshiva University men’s basketball team dominated Worcester Polytechnic on Friday, cruising to its first victory ever in the NCAA Division III tournament. The Maccabees defeated the...

Jewish High School Basketball Team First to Win State Championship

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The Yavneh Academy of Dallas boys’ basketball team made history on Saturday night, becoming the first Jewish school’s to win a state championship in Texas history. Yavneh, a Modern...

Yeshiva U Men’s Basketball Qualifies for NCAA Division III Tournament

BY MARC BRODSKY (JTA) — Yeshiva University’s men’s basketball team won the Skyline Conference championship game on Sunday to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament for the...

Brooklyn College Players Take a Knee During Hatikvah at YU Match

(JTA) — Two volleyball players from Brooklyn College took a knee during the playing of “Hatikvah,” Israel’s national anthem, before a match at Yeshiva University. The controversial protest gesture by...

Yeshiva League Varsity Basketball Playoffs

DRS vs. North Shore. In a close, well-played first half, DRS led 23–21 at the intermission. The Wildcats came out strong in the third quarter, outscoring North Shore 17–4...

Basketball Analytics Guru Coaches Jewish Day School to Championship

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Four years ago, Ben Falk was analyzing professional basketball players for the Philadelphia 76ers. This week, he’s celebrating a championship on a different level: the Tri-County Independent...

Schwartzman Wins Longest Match in Buenos Aires Classic History

Argentinian-Jewish professional tennis player Diego Schwartzman won an almost four-hour match in the Buenos Aires Classic on Friday. The 27-year-old athlete defeated Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas in the quarterfinals, despite battling...

‘Speedy Beatie’ Wins Miami Women’s Half Marathon

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A haredi Orthodox mother of five won the half-marathon at the 18th annual Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon event. Beatie Deutsch, 30, finished in a...
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Dear Chana Laya, Although you’re only two years old, I am taking a few minutes during this most hectic Erev Pesach to put pen to...

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(JTA) — The cast of the hit Israeli drama “Shtisel,” which has become a worldwide sensation, released a video of Passover greetings from the cast. The video...

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