Israelis Embrace Strategy, Tactics of American Football

Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. While...

5 Dutch Soccer Fans Arrested for Chanting ‘Jews Burn Best’

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Dutch police arrested five soccer supporters allegedly for singing at a match an increasingly popular chant about burning Jews. The incident, which reflects both growing resolve to...

Hank Greenberg Bat Sells for More Than $25,000

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A bat used by Jewish Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg sold at auction for over $25,000. The closed auction on the website of Lelands-Sports Memorabilia and Card...

He’s MVP of the Super Bowl. Is Edelman a Hall of Famer?

(JTA) — The Patriots have won six Super Bowls. Tom Brady was MVP of four of them. Deion Branch was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005. Now, Julian Edelman has...

Hank Greenberg’s Bat Up for Auction

(JTA) — Want a bat used by Jewish baseball legend Hank Greenberg? You’ll need more than $8,000. The Hall of Famer’s wood bat, which was signed by the 1937 Detroit...

‘Hebrew Hammer’ Wins Second Straight Fight With Knockout Punch in First Round

New York Jewish boxer Cletus Seldin is continuing his relentless return to form, winning a second consecutive fight with a first-round knockout. Known as the “Hebrew Hammer” because of his uncompromising punching style,...

Israel Grants Amare Stoudemire Residency Rights

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Interior Ministry granted former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire residency rights, another step toward citizenship. “In the near future, the possibility of granting the player...

Malaysia Out as 2019 World Para Swimming Host Over Israel Ban

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The International Paralympic Committee stripped Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships over its refusal to allow Israeli athletes...

Israel: Malaysia’s Athlete Ban Inspired by Leader’s ‘Rabid Antisemitism’

Israel condemned on Thursday Malaysia’s ban on Israeli participation in international sporting events it hosts and said the decision was inspired by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s “rabid antisemitism.” Malaysia, a majority-Muslim country...

SportsCenter: Hempstead Town Supervisor Proclaims Jay Fiedler Day

  The Jewish Sports Heritage Association honored former NFL quarterback and Oceanside High School alum Jay Fiedler with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Temple Israel in Lawrence. For his work in...

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The Way It Is: Programmed For Pesach

  It’s that time of year again. The season is here when we see the advertisements for Pesach programs. Most of us are still sweeping...

Trump Signs Proclamation Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looking on, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the...

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  What would you do if you had $18,000 to burn? We should all have such problems. In case you were wondering, yes, that was me in...

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