Play Ball! In Israel! With Hard-Hitting American Jews

There is a moving, somewhat entertaining scene in the recently released film “Heading Home:  The Tale of Team Israel” where Moshe Abutbul, the mayor of Bet Shemesh, invites the...

The Jewish guide to the World Cup

Israel’s not in the World Cup, and none of the star players is Jewish. But never fear: We still managed to compile a list of six Jewish things about...

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...

Kenyans Repeat Wins at Jerusalem Marathon

(JTA) — Kenyans dominated in the Jerusalem Marathon, with Kipkosgei Shadrack winning his third consecutive race and Emily Chepkemoi Samoei taking her second straight win among the women. Shadrack’s time...

World’s Oldest Living Olympic Champion Marks 99th Birthday

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Agnes Keleti, the world’s oldest living Olympic champion and a Holocaust survivor, marked her 99th birthday. Keleti, whose celebrated her birthday on Thursday, told the Associated Press in an interview...

Yashar LaChayal Girls Hoops for Heroes: A Slam Dunk!

  Twelve girls basketball teams representing 12 yeshiva middle schools throughout the tri-state area participated this past Sunday, December 8 in the 2019 Yashar LaChayal Girls’ Basketball Tournament, where 200...

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...

Dutch soccer team leaves Israeli player home before competing in Abu Dhabi

( Dutch soccer club Vitesse has come under fire for its decision to travel to Abu Dhabi without star Israeli defender Dan Mori after United Arab Emirates officials barred...

Year of the Women: NFL will Use First Female official At An NFL Game

For the first time in its history, the NFL will have a female official on a crew Thursday night. Shannon Eastin, an official previously of the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference of...

Spectator Speculation

By Hannah Reich Berman  Sometimes human nature is slightly peculiar. Other times it seems downright bizarre. We have all occasionally exhibited quirky behavior, myself included. One shining example of odd...
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By Senator Todd Kaminsky and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein From the horrific attack of a young man from the Five Towns on the streets of Manhattan...

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