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Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A...

October 8, 2014 2:18 pm

David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

JNS.org - Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an...

Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. "If I was playing, I wouldn't fast, because...

Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

JNS.org - Idan Ravin's friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years...

August 28, 2014 8:56 am

So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at...

August 4, 2014 11:12 am

Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

JNS.org - Days after winning his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout against Steven...

July 24, 2014 1:01 am

LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

JNS.org - Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball...

June 23, 2014 3:59 am

Coach David Blatt’s NBA Hiring Hailed as ‘Incredible’ for Jewish Community

JNS.org - The National Basketball Association's (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers looked near and far during...

June 19, 2014 12:44 pm

Hebrew Heard Throughout Southern Lebanon as Residents Watch World Cup

"Israeli commentators' voices in Hebrew can be heard everywhere in south Lebanon; in people's houses,...

October 8, 2014 2:18 pm

Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube...

October 7, 2014 11:06 am

David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

JNS.org - Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of...

October 3, 2014 3:46 pm

Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom...

September 2, 2014 5:54 am

Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

JNS.org - Idan Ravin's friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof...

August 28, 2014 8:56 am

So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse...

August 4, 2014 11:12 am

Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

JNS.org - Days after winning his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout against Steven Siler on July 26, Israeli-born mixed martial arts competitor Noad...

July 24, 2014 1:01 am

LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

JNS.org - Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet:...

June 23, 2014 3:59 am

Coach David Blatt’s NBA Hiring Hailed as ‘Incredible’ for Jewish Community

JNS.org - The National Basketball Association's (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers looked near and far during a five-week stretch for a head coach, and they finally...

June 19, 2014 12:44 pm

Hebrew Heard Throughout Southern Lebanon as Residents Watch World Cup

"Israeli commentators' voices in Hebrew can be heard everywhere in south Lebanon; in people's houses, balconies and courtyards because the country has failed to allocate...

June 1, 2014 11:47 am

Israel’s Peres Hosts LA Lakers Center Pau Gasol, Along With Arab, Jewish Teen Basketball Players

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Sunday hosted Pau Gasol, co-captain of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, along with a delegation of young Jewish and Arab...

May 20, 2014 2:15 pm

After European Title, Maccabi Tel Aviv Coach Intrigued by NBA

JNS.org - Maccabi Tel Aviv head coach David Blatt, after guiding the Israeli team to its sixth European basketball title on Sunday, is "very interested" in...

May 19, 2014 3:54 pm

Jewish Boxing Star Yuri Foreman, First Ever Israeli World Champion, Announces Shock Retirement

Jewish boxing icon Yuri Foreman announced his retirement on Monday ending a 35 fight roller-coaster career that saw him become the first Israeli world champion...

May 19, 2014 9:22 am

Israel Celebrates as Maccabi Tel Aviv Wins European Basketball Title

JNS.org - Defying most prognosticators, Israeli underdog Maccabi Tel Aviv won its sixth European basketball title on Sunday, with a 98-86 victory over Real...

May 19, 2014 12:11 am

Israel’s Maccabi Electra Becomes Europe’s New Basketball Champions

MILAN - For 10,000 Israeli fans that filled the Mediolanum Forum Arena in Milan, Italy, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv's win against Spain's Real Madrid was a sweet...

Features

Jewish Seniors Learn That ‘Love Can Happen at Any Age’

JNS.org - After her husband Jerry died, Harriet Vogel started writing letters to him. “I began doing [so] because it was therapeutic and...

‘Whitewashed’: The Sordid Story of UK Labour Party Antisemitism Laid Bare

"Just sitting in the early morning light, looking out over my beautiful garden,...

Unpacking the Message of Iran’s Missile Strike Against Islamic State

JNS.org - While Iran routinely threatens Israel, experts say that the Islamic Republic was...

World

UK Government Coalition Partner Urges Parliamentary Vote to Congratulate Is...

The parliamentary partner of Britain's ruling Conservative Party has submitted a resolution to the House of Commons congratulating Israel on...

Israel

Shin Bet Chief: Israel Has Thwarted 2,000 Terror Attacks Since 2016 Due to ...

JNS.org - The head of Israel’s Shin Bet security agency revealed on Tuesday the Jewish state has prevented about 2,000 terror attacks...

Middle East

Israel Accuses Iran of Using Star of David as Target During Ballistic Missi...

Israel accused Iran on Wednesday of using a Star of David as a target during a medium-range ballistic missile test...

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