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Posts Tagged: Jewish Athletes

June 19, 2017 11:03 am
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International Jewish Athletes ‘Return’ to Jerusalem for 20th Maccabiah Games

JNS.org - During the 20th Maccabiah Games next month, approximately 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries will descend upon the Holy Land to join 2,500 Israeli...

March 15, 2017 6:34 am
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Basketball’s ‘Jewish Jordan’ Runs Summer Camp

JNS.org - For years, Jewish basketball aficionados have adored Tamir Goodman. The same can now be said for Jewish summer campers. Goodman, who was nicknamed the “Jewish...

January 26, 2017 7:59 am
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This Book on Jewish Boxers Is a Knockout

One Jewish boxer killed another man in the ring. The other killed 22 Japanese men on the battlefield in World War II. One seemed to be addicted...

September 27, 2016 9:44 am
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Manager of Israel’s National Baseball Team Says ‘Mensch on Bench’ Mascot Will Accompany Players to Championship in Korea

The manager of Israel's national baseball team told The Algemeiner on Monday that he has approved the inclusion of a popular Hanukkah toy on the...

September 26, 2016 8:14 am
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Israel’s National Baseball Team Aims to Inspire Next Generation of Athletes

Members of Israel's national baseball team, which on Sunday won the qualifying tournament for the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC) in Brooklyn, NY, said their aim is to inspire the next...

September 7, 2016 10:26 am
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NFL Player Talks About ‘High Standards’ for Jewish Athletes; Explains Why Few Members of the Tribe Play Football

An NFL offensive lineman talked on Tuesday about the pressure of being a Jewish athlete and why very few members of the tribe are professional football players. Geoff Schwartz said...

August 15, 2016 3:09 pm
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Jewish Gold Medalist Becomes Oldest Male Individual Swimming Champion in Olympic History

A Jewish-American athlete made history at the Olympics in Rio on Friday night, when he became the oldest swimmer of any nationality to win an individual gold...

July 21, 2016 3:41 pm
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Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

JNS.org - Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish...

February 18, 2016 3:59 pm
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Maccabi USA Seeking Jewish Athletes for 2017 World Games

Maccabi USA is searching for Jewish athletes to represent Team USA in the 2017 World Maccabiah Games, to be held in Israel from July 5-17 that year, the organization...

January 10, 2016 3:40 am
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The ‘Uprising’ of Nili Block, Israel’s Female Kickboxing World Champion

JNS.org - The “cover photo” quote featured on 20-year-old Nili Block’s Facebook page says, “When My Body ‘Shouts’ Stop, My Mind ‘Screams’ Never.” The quote is on...

October 13, 2015 3:02 pm
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Professor Says Dodgers Power-Hitter Could Break Stereotype of Jews in Sports

Rookie player for the Dodgers Joc Pederson may boost the image of Jewish athletes if he can prove he has both brains and brawn, according to...

September 27, 2015 3:56 am
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The Holocaust Legacy That Packs a Punch

JNS.org - Shot three times by the Nazis in Poland, Bernard Fleischer was down for the count. But just as he was about to be finished...

July 29, 2015 11:44 am
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European Maccabi Games Show ‘Jewish Life in Germany is Reviving,’ Host Says

JNS.org - About 2,000 Jewish athletes have gathered at the 14th European Maccabi Games, whose opening ceremony was held Monday. The July 27-Aug. 5 games are taking...

July 14, 2015 1:07 pm
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14th European Maccabi Games Will Be First Jewish Sporting Event in Germany

JNS.org - More than 2,000 Jewish athletes will participate in the 14th European Maccabi Games that will open this month in Berlin. The competition will be first Jewish-organized sporting...

Features

Will Palestinian Energy Feud Spark Surge in Violence Against Israel?

JNS.org - The long-running feud between Hamas and Fatah has led to a deepening...

‘Love of Christians’ Touted as Strategic Asset for Israel at Major Policy Conference

JNS.org - The strategic importance of Christian Zionism was highlighted...

Memory of Greek Jewish Metropolis Endures at New Holocaust Museum

JNS.org - Last week’s visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, to Thessaloniki, Greece, marked the construction...

World

As Austrian Capital Readies for ‘Al-Quds Day’ March, Anti-Fasci...

As pro-Iranian and Hezbollah demonstrators prepare for the annual "Al-Quds Day" march in Vienna on Saturday, anti-fascist activists in the...

Middle East

Report: Trump Considering Camp David-Style Summit to Bring Arab States Toge...

President Trump is considering calling a Camp David-style summit to address growing tensions among long-established U.S. allies in the Arab...

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