NFL’s Nate Ebner Reflects on First Trip to Israel

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — New England Patriots player Nate Ebner published a moving essay in The Players’ Tribune on Wednesday about his first trip to Israel. Ebner, a safety and specials teams...

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...

Hatikva Played in Abu Dhabi After Israeli Wins Gold in Ju-Jitsu

Israel’s national anthem “Hatikvah” was played in an Abu Dhabi arena on Saturday after Alon Leviev, 17, took home the gold in the junior category at the Ju-jitsu World...

How Many Final Four Coaches Have Coached Maccabiah?

BY MARC BRODSKY (JTA) — Bruce Pearl has won plenty of accolades and championships in a basketball coaching career spanning nearly three decades, including guiding the U.S. men’s team to...

Orthodox Mother of 5 May Have to Give Up Olympic Dream

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A haredi Orthodox mother of five may have to give up her dream of running in the marathon at the 2020 Olympics after the race was...

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...

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...

Rider for Israeli Tour de France Team Suspended for Positive Drug Test

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A rider for the Israeli Tour de France team was banned from cycling for four months after failing a drug test. Swiss rider Patrick Schelling is part...

Greek Basketball Fans Burn Israeli Flag During Hapoel Jerusalem Game – Fans of the Greek basketball team AEK Athens waved Hezbollah and Palestinian flags, and burned an Israeli flag during a game with the Israeli team Hapoel Jerusalem...

MVP Hosts 5-3-1 Challenge on Zoom

MVP celebrated Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend with 2 exciting Zoom events. Throughout both events, the players, representing yeshiva day schools from grades 6 through high school,...
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