South Africa’s Jewish Soccer Star Describes Surprise Win Over Egypt

Three days after South Africa stunned the world of international soccer by knocking host Egypt out of the 2019 African Cup of Nations, the sound of elation remains clearly...

The Chosen One: Jewish Jack Hughes Selected First Overall in NHL Draft

By Daniel Friedman Another Jewish kid is moving to New Jersey. Just before candle-lighting last Friday evening, the Devils selected Jack Hughes with the first overall pick in the 2019 NHL...

Jewish ‘Philadelphia Stretcher’ New WWE Cruiserweight Champ

(JTA) — A Jewish wrestler won the World Wrestling Entertainment cruiserweight championship. Drew Gulak, known as “the Philadelphia Stretcher,” beat Akira Tozawa and the reigning champion, Tony Nesse, in a triple threat...

Israeli Rhythmic Gymnast Takes 2 Gold Medals at 2019 European Games

(JTA) — Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram won two gold medals at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus. She won gold medals in the Ball event and Clubs event,...

Former NBA Commissioner to Advise Israeli Startup

Former NBA commissioner David Stern and former ESPN digital chief John Kosner will be joining the Israeli startup WSC Sports Technologies Ltd. as advisers, announced the company on Wednesday. The...

Israeli Fencer Makes History With European Championship Win

Israeli fencer Yuval Freilich, 24, took the gold medal in the European Fencing Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany on Tuesday. Yuval Freilich, ranked 40th in the world, beat out Italy’s Andrea...

Jewish Co-Owner: Raptors to Visit Israel If it Wins NBA Championship

(JTA) — The Toronto Raptors are one win away from the NBA championship — and a free trip to Israel. The team’s Jewish billionaire co-owner, Larry Tanenbaum, said he will...

YU Celebrates 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

The Yeshiva University Department of Athletics held its second Hall of Fame Dinner and Ceremony in the Max Stern Athletic Center on the Wilf campus. The 2019 class of...

Five Towns Sports Roundup

  5 Towns Girls’ Soccer League Wraps Third Season The 5 Towns Girls’ Soccer League just wrapped its third season. Over 100 girls in the three divisions learned the fundamentals of...

Ohel’s Fifth Annual OXC: A Real Winner

Hundreds of dedicated participants, young and senior, individuals and families, spent Sunday, May 19 jumping, climbing, swimming, running, muscling, and crawling their way at OXC, the Ohel Xtreme Challenge...
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‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Screenplay to Be Shown at Tel Aviv Museum

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Israeli Stanley Kubrick fans are getting a treat: An original copy of his screenplay for “2001: A Space Odyssey” will...

Taking the Shul on the Road

My shul is moving. To be fair, it’s been “moving” for about two years now. But it’s actually moving as I’m writing this. I’m...

ADL Protests Christians-Only Policy at NC Adoption Agency

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League condemned what it called government-sanctioned discriminatory practices at an evangelical adoption agency in North Carolina with government...

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