Sue Bird, the Jewish basketball superstar, wins 5th gold medal in 5 Olympic outings

(JTA) — In their fifth Olympic appearance, Sue Bird and teammate Diana Taurasi made history: They won their fifth gold medal, the only basketball players — men’s or women’s...

Nets star Kyrie Irving says he’s more focused on the Israel-Gaza conflict than basketball...

(JTA) — The Brooklyn Nets are about to embark on a playoff run that their fans hope can bring the team its first championship trophy in over 40 years. But...

Emirati Royal in Talks to Buy Jerusalem’s Beitar Soccer Club

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A member of the United Arab Emirates’ royal family has formally announced his interest in buying half of the Israeli soccer team Beitar Jerusalem. Sheikh Hamad bin...

Israeli Teen Makes History as 9th pick in NBA Draft

(JTA) — Deni Avdija, the 19-year-old Israeli basketball phenom, was taken by the Washington Wizards with the ninth overall pick of the NBA Draft on Wednesday night – the...

Team Israel Wins Stage in Cycling Grand Tour Race

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — An Israeli professional cycling team won a stage of one of the three major international races for the first time ever on Saturday. Alex Dowsett won Stage...

Rider for Israeli Tour de France Team Suspended for Positive Drug Test

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A rider for the Israeli Tour de France team was banned from cycling for four months after failing a drug test. Swiss rider Patrick Schelling is part...

First Israeli to Pitch in MLB Dominates in Orioles Victory Over Yankees

Israeli-American Major League Baseball star Dean Kremer enjoyed a dream debut as a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles in their 5-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday. Kremer...

Israeli Team Cycles Its Way to Tour de France History

For the first time in its 107-year-old history, a team representing the State of Israel is dressed in blue-and-white jerseys and participating in the 21-stage Tour de France, the most prestigious bicycle race in...

Israeli Runner Eyes Litigation to Move Olympics Marathon From Saturday

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Beatie Deutsch, a Sabbath-observing mother of five and aspiring Olympic marathoner in Israel, has hired an attorney to ensure that she can run in the...

Former MLB Player Says Antisemitism Is ‘Rampant’ in Pro Baseball

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) – Former pro baseball player Cody Decker said that anti-Semitism is “rampant throughout baseball” and that an Oakland Athletics coach should be suspended for making a Nazi...
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Park East Synagogue pushes out assistant rabbi, sparking protest

NEW YORK (JTA) — Park East Synagogue, a Modern Orthodox congregation on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, fired its popular assistant rabbi after the longtime...

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(JTA) — The World Series is upon us, and there are likely more Jewish players in this year’s edition than there have been in...

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(JTA) — First Lady Jill Biden gave the keynote speech Sunday at the Yeshiva Beth Yehudah annual fundraiser dinner in Detroit, a gala that...

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