Schwartzman Finishes 2nd in Vienna Open

(JTA) — Argentine-Jewish tennis player Diego Schwartzman finished second in the Vienna Open this weekend. Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria defeated Schwartzman, the No. 5 seed, in the finals, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3....

Chaim Bloom to Join Boston Red Sox as Head of Baseball Operations

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The Boston Red Sox have hired Chaim Bloom as the team’s new head of baseball operations. Bloom agreed to a contract on Friday but the official announcement...

Iranian Teens Refuse to Play Israelis in Chess Championship

Jerusalem Post Two young Iranian chess champions have refused to play against Israelis at the 2019 World Youth and Junior Chess Championships, according to Iranian semi-official Mehr news agency. The tournaments are taking...

Danny Valencia Goes From Major Leagues to Team Israel

For most parents, having a son play on a Major League Baseball team would be a dream come true. For Danny Valencia’s parents, it wasn’t quite enough. Though proud of...

Gabe Kapler’s Firing by Phillies Latest Blow for Jewish Baseball

BY MARC BRODSKY (JTA) — 5780 has gotten off to, shall we say, a rocky start for Jewish baseball players and managers. Two major league managers have lost their jobs in the...

Coach David Blatt Steps Down From Greek Basketball Team

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — David Blatt, the former NBA and Israeli basketball coach, will step down as head coach of the Greek Olympiacos team. The announcement comes less than two...

MVP Boys Basketball Camp’s 11th Year

  MVP, the premier Jewish Orthodox boys’ basketball camp at Camp Seneca Lake, under the direction of Irv Bader and Judah and Carol Rhine, celebrated its 11th consecutive season of...

Israel’s Baseball Team Advances in Early Olympic Qualifier

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s national baseball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the European Baseball Championship being held in Germany, an early Olympic qualifying tournament. Israel finished second in...

Iranian Judoka: Regime Pressured Me to Throw Match to Avoid Israeli

In his first interview since fleeing Iran for Germany following the World Judo Championships last week, judoka Saeid Mollaei admitted that Iranian authorities told him to throw a match...

Diego Schwartzman Advances to 3rd Round of US Open

(JTA) — Diego Schwartzman, the highest-ranked Jewish tennis player, has reached the third round of the U.S. Open. The 27-year-old Argentine has yet to drop a set, defeating Egor Gerasmiov of...
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SKA Students Embrace Opportunities for Friendship

Ninth graders at  the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls had a great time “painting the night” on motzaei Shabbat, February 8. Led...

Three Israelis Aboard Cruise Ship Test Positive for Coronavirus

THE JERUSALEM POST -- An Israeli couple who had been traveling aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship were diagnosed with coronavirus on Sunday morning and are...

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