Forget it — this is not an advertisement for a spy novel “The It Factor.”


(JTA) Few rabbis appear before more people than Angela Buchdahl, the senior rabbi of New York City’s two thousand-member Central Synagogue. But Buchdahl may have become one of the most recognizable rabbis ever after her name — and face — appeared as a clue on “Jeopardy!” Wednesday night Dec 29th.

No, I didn’t spell it wrong! Webster’s dictionary defines fickle as a “lack of steadfastness, consistency, or stability, given to erratic changefulness”. How ironic. We are talking about just the opposite, are we not? More about Fickell later.


(JTA) Each year since 1954 in Argentina, the country’s Association of Sports Journalists awards dozens of Olimpia awards, given to the best athletes in their respective sports. And there is one Olimpia de Oro, or Golden Olimpia, for the best of them all.

(JNS)  Israel notched its first para taekwondo gold medal after Asaf Yasur beat all competitors in the under-58 kg (121 pounds) category of the World Para Taekwondo Championships in Istanbul on December 11.

Just when I thought we were done with “style points,” up pops Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly. Basically, he said if they wanted style points, we gave them style points referring to their blow-out win over Georgia Tech last Saturday, the same Georgia Tech that is tied for the worst record in the AC…

Have you ever tried to keep a scorecard at a Cincinnati Reds game? A play happens and you mark it on your scorecard. Then the official scorer for the game changes the call. You are writing in pen. You cross out your previous entry. You mess up your scorecard. 

I was young and thought I was "athletic", depending upon who was offering an opinion. The origin of the word “athletic”, for what its worth, was the Latin word “athleticus”. I did take Latin in the 7th grade at Walnut Hills. The French word for athletic is “athletique”, I did not take French…

I did not know. It is very likely that most people in our community did not know. We have a Hall of Famer in our midst, since 1967 no less. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, he played high school football in Upper Darby, PA, in the 1950’s. The 1950’s and living right here in Cincinna…

I was in my first year of law school at UC when I officially met Ron Grinker, Esq. I made an appointment to see him at his office at the corner of Losantiville and Elbrook. I was looking for a law clerk position with Ron. He hired me. Little did I know at the time that I was about to be expo…

I have an opportunity to write a sports column for the Israelite. What follows is a quick journey back in time to when I began to write for fun.

(JNS) Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat made history on Sunday after winning the gold medal for the floor exercise at the European Championships, in addition to a bronze medal for vault with a score of 14.766.

(JTA) — Three players from Argentina’s national rugby team were suspended after anti-Semitic and other hateful messages from a decade ago were discovered on line and spread on social media.

(JTA) – Theo Epstein, the wunderkind baseball executive who led the Chicago Cubs to its first World Series championship in more than a century in 2016, is stepping down as the club’s president of baseball operations after nine seasons, the team announced November 17th.


(JTA) — Sue Bird turns 40 in two weeks, but the Jewish basketball star is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.

(JNS) Israeli cyclist Guy Niv made history on Sunday, becoming the first-ever Israeli cyclist to complete the Tour de France. He was riding as part of the Team Israel Start-Up Nation squad, which was competing in the Tour for the first time.


(JNS)- Jerusalem-based OrCam Technologies, which develops artificial intelligence-based wearable devices to aid the blind and visually impaired, announced on Wednesday that it was partnering with soccer legend Lionel Messi.

(JTA) — Washington football team owner Dan Snyder created a hostile workplace where sexual misconduct could flourish, several former employees have charged.

(JTA) — You can have one of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl rings while helping those in need facing food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s gonna cost you.

(JNS) Roy Nissany will become the official test driver for the Williams Group, making him Israel’s very first Formula One driver, announced the motor racing team and constructor ROKiT Williams Racing on Wednesday