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Posts Tagged: Jewish Athletes

February 21, 2018 1:12 pm

Netanyahu Asks Visiting NFL Players to ‘Fight’ for Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday with seven NFL players as they concluded a six-day whirlwind tour of the Jewish state and...

February 8, 2018 12:33 pm

Meet Israel’s Largest-Ever Winter Olympics Team

This year's delegation of athletes competing for Israel in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games includes sabras, as well as competitors who were born in Ukraine, the...

February 5, 2018 3:34 pm

Athlete Representing Israel at 2018 Olympics Says Helmet With Design of Jewish Biblical Figure Represents His ‘Impossible Journey Made Possible’

An athlete who will be representing Israel at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games told The Algemeiner on Sunday that the Jewish-inspired helmet he will be wearing...

February 2, 2018 11:04 am

Does the Bible Predict a Super Bowl Win for the Eagles?

Rabbi Moshe Grussgott is one of many who celebrated the fact that the Philadelphia Eagles will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday. But he may...

January 21, 2018 9:33 pm

‘Baruch Hashem:’ Orthodox Jewish Athlete Announces He’ll Represent Israel at 2018 Olympics

An Orthodox Jewish athlete enthusiastically announced on Wednesday his selection to represent Israel in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea for the first...

September 3, 2017 11:01 am

Jewish New York Giant Ready to Take Bite out of Big Apple — and Matzah

Adam Bisnowaty is well past the age of his bar mitzvah. The rookie offensive lineman for the New York Giants is 23, and -- at 6-foot-6 and 300...

July 18, 2017 5:00 pm

Maccabiah Games Yield ‘Positive Connections’ to Israel for Athletes Worldwide - Some 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries prepared to head back to their home countries this week following the 20th Maccabiah Games, a two-week...

June 19, 2017 11:03 am

International Jewish Athletes ‘Return’ to Jerusalem for 20th Maccabiah Games - 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

Basketball’s ‘Jewish Jordan’ Runs Summer Camp - 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

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

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

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

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

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...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...