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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...

Culture

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

Following Paris Peace Summit, Largely Forgotten 2013 French Court Ruling Th...

A largely forgotten landmark 2013 French court ruling has received renewed attention this week following the international diplomatic summit held...

Israel

Jerusalem Mayor Calls on Israelis to Thank Trump for Embassy Move; Says Oba...

A day before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called on Israelis to express thanks to the president-elect for...

Middle East

Team Trump Says ‘Stay Tuned’ for Decision on Embassy Move to Je...

A few hours before incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer told journalists on Thursday -- 24 hours before the inauguration...

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