Yeshiva Teens Visit Auburn University’s Basketball Team In Show Of Appreciation For Visiting Israel

NCSY and Athletes for Israel partnered to bring students from across the U.S. to spend Shabbat on campus and attend the Auburn Tigers’ season opener Auburn, Alabama, November 7, 2022–Jews...

Fabulous Five Towns Four Excel In Maccabiah Karate

  By Dr. Alex Sternberg Co-chair Maccabiah Karate Four local yeshiva boys outdid themselves in the recent M21 Maccabiah Games in Israel. Representing a variety of local yeshivas including Rambam, HAFTR, and...

Turkish NBA star Enes Kanter Freedom is hosting an interfaith basketball clinic in Jerusalem

(JTA) — NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom, a Turkish Muslim known for his off-court activism, is in Israel to host an interfaith basketball clinic. The 11-year veteran is running the Enes...

Ryan Turell wasn’t selected in the NBA Draft. Here’s what’s next for the Yeshiva...

Yeshiva University star basketball player Ryan Turell was not selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft, putting his dream of being the first Orthodox Jewish player in the league on hold. According...

Gabe Kapler, SF Giants’ Jewish manager, is skipping pregame national anthem in protest

(JTA) — In the summer of 2020, Gabe Kapler, then in his first season as manager of the San Francisco Giants, joined figures across sports in taking a knee...

3 Jewish baseball players could make or break the 2021 World Series

(JTA) — The World Series is upon us, and there are likely more Jewish players in this year’s edition than there have been in decades. The American League champion Houston...

Amar’e Stoudemire — player, coach, kosher winemaker — adds ‘farmer’ to his list of...

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — On an unusually hot day in mid-October, Amar’e Stoudemire stopped by the Union Square Greenmarket to meet New York basketball lovers and...

Sue Bird, the Jewish basketball superstar, wins 5th gold medal in 5 Olympic outings

(JTA) — In their fifth Olympic appearance, Sue Bird and teammate Diana Taurasi made history: They won their fifth gold medal, the only basketball players — men’s or women’s...

Nets star Kyrie Irving says he’s more focused on the Israel-Gaza conflict than basketball...

(JTA) — The Brooklyn Nets are about to embark on a playoff run that their fans hope can bring the team its first championship trophy in over 40 years. But...

Emirati Royal in Talks to Buy Jerusalem’s Beitar Soccer Club

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A member of the United Arab Emirates’ royal family has formally announced his interest in buying half of the Israeli soccer team Beitar Jerusalem. Sheikh Hamad bin...
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