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Posts Tagged: Jewish Athletes

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...

August 4, 2014 11:12 am
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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...

Culture

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Combat International Supporters of BDS

JNS.org - Republican and Democratic leaders in both chambers of Congress Thursday introduced new legislation to combat international supporters of the BDS movement. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act, introduced by Sens. Rob Portman...

Israel

Israelis Get Down and Dirty at First-Ever ‘Mud Day’ Race in Tel...

Around 5,000 people got down and dirty on Friday during Israel’s first-ever “Mud Day” race in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park,...

Middle East

Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak Free, Six Years After Ouster, Detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the...

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