(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.
(JTA) A new episode of“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” that aired the the week of the 21st focused on Amar’e Stoudemire and the retired NBA star’s embrace of Orthodox Judaism.
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…
(JNS) Mark Malyar, Ami Dadaon and Moran Samuel went into the Tokyo Paralympics with expectations of medaling, and they did not disappoint, netting four more medals for Israel over the weekend, bringing the country’s total so far to five.
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…
(JNS) The English Premier League and its clubs adopted the widely accepted International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.
(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.
(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) — Deni Avdija, the 19-year-old Israeli basketball phenom, was taken by the Washington Wizards with the ninth overall pick of the NBA Draft on Wednesday night – the earliest an Israeli has been picked in league history.
(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) — The Argentine Football Association adopted the definition of anti-Semitism developed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance . The AFA governs all soccer activity in Argentina.
(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.
(JTA) — Tenth time is the charm: After previously losing to Rafael Nadal nine straight times, Diego Schwartzman stunned him in straight sets on September 19th.
(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) — Zach Banner of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers wants the Black community to know: Jews “deal with the same amount of hate, similar hardships and hard times.”
(JTA) — Former NBA star and current analyst Charles Barkley has become the latest sports star to speak out against anti-Semitism among Black celebrities.
(JNS) Team Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN) has announced that Chris Froome, a four-time Tour de France winner and one of the biggest names in the sport, has signed a long-term contract to lead the Jewish state’s cycling team.
(JTA) — Like the rest of the world, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler is on hold waiting for his life to resume. But he’s trying to make sure the sitting around prepares him for a Major League Baseball season he hopes will take place.
(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.
(April 20, 2020 / JNS) Israeli Olympian Sagi Muki is sharing his home-training regimen online to help motivate those in isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, and dedicating his time to projects to raise money for coronavirus relief.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Deni Avdija is no doubt aware that ESPN ranks him as the fifth-best basketball prospect in the world, even though he’s only 19.
(JTA) — The Chelsea soccer club in Britain marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a commemorative mural of Jewish players and prisoners of war who were sent to a Nazi camp.
(JNS) Israeli alpine skier Noa Szollos, 17, won Israel its first medals in the Winter Youth Olympic Games when she competed in the competition earlier this month in Lausanne, Switzerland.
(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