Honoring Miracle Mets on 50th Anniversary

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen will honor a group of 1969 New York Mets players in celebration of the team's 50th anniversary of...

Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire Receives Israeli Citizenship

Israel’s average national height rose ever so slightly on Wednesday when former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire officially received Israeli citizenship in a ceremony at the Interior Ministry. The 6-foot-10-inch American-born...

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...
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Netflix Picks Up Rights to 2019, 2020 Eurovision Broadcasts

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Tel Aviv in May, can be seen on Netflix. Netflix picked up...

Ron Dermer to Leave Ambassador Post at End of September

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, will complete his tenure in Washington D.C .at the end of...

Natalie Portman to Play Female Thor in Upcoming Marvel Movie

(JTA) — Actress Natalie Portman will go from super scientist-love interest to super hero in the 4th installment of Marvel’s “Thor” series. Portman, who is Jewish...

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