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...

Former Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Tweets Antisemitic Tropes

(JTA) — Larry Johnson, a former NFL running back, is using Twitter to promote antisemitic tropes. Johnson played seven seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs until 2009, when he was...

Natalie Portman Is Owner of New LA Women’s Soccer Team

BY EMILY BURACK (JTA) — Soccer and Natalie Portman fans have a double reason to celebrate today: The Jewish actress will be a co-owner of a new National Women’s Soccer League...

Charles Barkley Calls Out Black Celebrities for Antisemitism

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Former NBA star and current analyst Charles Barkley has become the latest sports star to speak out against antisemitism among Black celebrities. “Listen, DeSean Jackson, Stephen Jackson,...

Redskins Announce Intention to Change Team’s Name

BY BEN HARRIS (JTA) — Yielding to mounting pressure from sponsors and advocacy groups, the NFL’s Washington Redskins announced Monday that they are changing their name. The team’s Jewish owner, Daniel Snyder,...

DeSean Jackson Plans Visit to Auschwitz with Holocaust Survivor

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — NFL star DeSean Jackson, who last week apologized for posting antisemitic quotes, accepted a Holocaust survivor’s invitation to visit Auschwitz together. Jackson, a wide receiver for the Philadelphia...

Ex-MLB Player Kevin Youkilis Offers to Teach Fellow Athletes About Antisemitism

A Jewish ex-MLB baseball player offered on Wednesday to teach fellow athletes about antisemitism and how specific hateful ideas inspired by it have reverberated across generations. Responding to a inflammatory...

NFL star DeSean Jackson Under Fire for Antisemitic Quotes on His Instagram Story

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — NFL star DeSean Jackson posted anti-Semitic quotes on social media, but the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver removed them a day later and posted an apology following pushback. One of...
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Judgment Day: Yom Kippur Arrives With COVID-19 Cases on the Rise

BY SHIRA HANAU AND PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) – In synagogues and in their parking lots, in backyard tent services and on Zoom, Jews around the world will spend...

Cuomo: 10 ZIP Codes Account for 25% of New COVID Infections

Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented...

Simcha Is Essential. Drink Wine.

By Gabriel Geller Royal Wine/Kedem For many, if not most of us (all of us quite frankly), Shabbos and yom tov are not only great mitzvos;...

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