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Baseball GM With Jewish Mom Signs Player Accused of Anti-Semitism January 23, 2013 4:21 pm

Baseball GM With Jewish Mom Signs Player Accused of Anti-Semitism

The Philadelphia Phillies baseball team signed former number 1 draft pick Delmon Young Tuesday...

Rising Jewish Basketball Star Sports Branded Kippah January 13, 2013 4:16 pm

Rising Jewish Basketball Star Sports Branded Kippah

Aaron Liberman, a former high school basketball star and current walk-on at Northwestern University,...

CEO of USA Table Tennis: Possible to Accommodate Estee Ackerman’s Shabbat Schedule in Future January 6, 2013 5:48 pm

CEO of USA Table Tennis: Possible to Accommodate Estee Ackerman’s Shabbat Schedule in Future

The case of an 11-year-old ping pong phenom who sat out her final match at the 2012 U.S. National...

Adam Greenberg’s Second Coming as a Jewish Major Leaguer January 4, 2013 5:42 pm

Adam Greenberg’s Second Coming as a Jewish Major Leaguer

Adam Greenberg’s career in the Major Leagues seemingly came to an abrupt ending with just...

Jewish Boxers Yuri Foreman and Dmitriy Salita Announce 2013 Fights December 31, 2012 7:54 pm

Jewish Boxers Yuri Foreman and Dmitriy Salita Announce 2013 Fights

Two top Jewish boxers have announced fights in the new year. Belarus-born rabbi-to-be Yuri...

Film Tries to Make Jewish Boxing a Hit Again December 27, 2012 3:01 am

Film Tries to Make Jewish Boxing a Hit Again

These days, the once-proud sport of boxing has fallen on hard times. With so many weight classes...

12 Year-Old Israeli Yshai Oliel Wins Prestigious International Tennis Tournament (VIDEO) December 23, 2012 3:51 pm

12 Year-Old Israeli Yshai Oliel Wins Prestigious International Tennis Tournament (VIDEO)

One of the top youth tennis tournaments crowned its champions Sunday, and in the twelve year-old...

Kevin Youkilis Leads the Pack of Jewish Big Apple Ballplayers December 20, 2012 5:50 pm

Kevin Youkilis Leads the Pack of Jewish Big Apple Ballplayers

“What happens when you combine a Greek omelet-sounding name with a bagel and lox?” a friend...

Kevin Youkilis Family Originally Named Weiner, Times Reports December 13, 2012 1:49 pm

Kevin Youkilis Family Originally Named Weiner, Times Reports

On Wednesday baseball star Kevin Youkilis signed with the New York Yankees for $12 million....

Explaining the ‘Maccabees’ Moniker for Jewish Athletics December 9, 2012 10:27 am

Explaining the ‘Maccabees’ Moniker for Jewish Athletics

Jewish athletes from around the world gather every four years in Israel for the Olympic-style...

The Yarmulke Returns to NCAA Division I December 5, 2012 8:37 pm

The Yarmulke Returns to NCAA Division I

No yarmulke has been seen in top-tier college hoops since Tamir Goodman broke the “suede...

Chelsea Denies Reports It’s Considering Israeli Soccer Manager Avram Grant for Advisory Position With Club December 3, 2012 1:37 pm

Chelsea Denies Reports It’s Considering Israeli Soccer Manager Avram Grant for Advisory Position With Club

Avram Grant. Photo: wiki commons. The BBC is reporting that a spokesman for the UK Premier...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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