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Israel Handily Defeats Honduras 2-0 in New York Friendly June 2, 2013 9:42 pm

Israel Handily Defeats Honduras 2-0 in New York Friendly

Israel’s national soccer team handily defeated Honduras in a friendly match at New York’s...

Meet Israel’s Under-21 Soccer Team with Players of Jewish, Arab, Druze, Russian and Ethiopian Origin (VIDEO) May 27, 2013 11:22 am

Meet Israel’s Under-21 Soccer Team with Players of Jewish, Arab, Druze, Russian and Ethiopian Origin (VIDEO)

Israel’s official YouTube channel has begun to publish videos introducing members of...

Israeli Soccer Star Victim of Anti-Semitic Abuse on Twitter May 8, 2013 9:20 pm

Israeli Soccer Star Victim of Anti-Semitic Abuse on Twitter

Israeli soccer star Yossi Benayoun, who currently plays for FC Chelsea in the English Premier...

Israel’s National Hockey Team Wins World Championship in Turkey Tournament April 30, 2013 11:18 am

Israel’s National Hockey Team Wins World Championship in Turkey Tournament

Israel’s national ice hockey team struck gold at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship...

Star Jewish High School Baseball Player Draws Comparisons to Koufax (VIDEO) April 22, 2013 9:25 pm

Star Jewish High School Baseball Player Draws Comparisons to Koufax (VIDEO)

Robert Kaminsky is one of the best pitching prospects in high school. The lefty has that mixture...

Hank Greenberg Biography Invokes Legendary Jewish Slugger’s Magic April 17, 2013 6:33 pm

Hank Greenberg Biography Invokes Legendary Jewish Slugger’s Magic

SAN DIEGO—In front of Hank Greenberg is the pitcher, menacing, mean, wanting to strike him...

Jewish Boxer Yuri Foreman’s Comeback Advances with Unanimous Decision Win April 5, 2013 12:32 pm

Jewish Boxer Yuri Foreman’s Comeback Advances with Unanimous Decision Win

Jewish boxer Yuri Foreman proved triumphant Thursday night, beating Gundrick King by unanimous...

‘Identity Through Athletics’: The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame’s 2013 Class March 21, 2013 1:43 am

‘Identity Through Athletics’: The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame’s 2013 Class

A weightlifter who was one of the 11 Israeli Olympians killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics...

LeBron James Schedules Wedding for Yom Kippur March 8, 2013 3:52 pm

LeBron James Schedules Wedding for Yom Kippur

NBA superstar Lebron James has sent out invites for his wedding, reports TMZ, but the date...

How an NBA Player Plays Ball in the Holy Land March 1, 2013 1:24 am

How an NBA Player Plays Ball in the Holy Land

When most people think about sports in Israel, the first sport that comes to mind is soccer....

Jewish Boxer Says Claim He Backed Out of Match Because of Passover is False February 25, 2013 1:36 pm

Jewish Boxer Says Claim He Backed Out of Match Because of Passover is False

Jewish pugilist Dmitry Salita released a statement Monday countering claims made by Hector...

Ex-Texas Basketball Player Hospitalized in Israel After Skull Fracture February 21, 2013 10:00 am

Ex-Texas Basketball Player Hospitalized in Israel After Skull Fracture

Gary Johnson, a former University of Texas basketball player, is reportedly in stable condition...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    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 later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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

    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 Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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