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Posts Tagged: Jewish Sports

January 10, 2016 3:40 am

The ‘Uprising’ of Nili Block, Israel’s Female Kickboxing World Champion - 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...

July 29, 2015 11:44 am

European Maccabi Games Show ‘Jewish Life in Germany is Reviving,’ Host Says - 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...

January 27, 2014 6:52 pm

Jewish Network Plans Superbowl ‘Kosher Halftime Show’ - The Nachum Segal Network announced plans to air its first-ever "Kosher Halftime Show" during Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2. During the game...

July 19, 2013 8:20 am

‘Jewish Olympics’ Kick-Off in Jerusalem

JPost - The 19th quadrennial Maccabiah Games started in grand fashion at Teddy Kollek Stadium Thursday night, bolstered by tens of thousands of enthusiastic...

June 3, 2013 2:37 pm

Israeli Basketball Coach Honored by Russian President Putin

Israeli basketball coach David Blatt was awarded a government medal by Russian President Vladimir Putin for the promotion of peace and cooperation between peoples, Israeli...

February 13, 2013 10:47 am

Jewish Israeli Soccer Star Banned from Training With Club in Dubai

Jewish Israeli soccer star and Swansea City (UK) striker Itay Shechter has been forced to miss his club's week-long training decampment because it's taking place...

October 19, 2012 1:00 am

Gymnast Felix Aronovich: Penn State’s Feel-Good Jewish Sports Story

Among those who grabbed headlines related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal surrounding Penn State University's football program was Graham Spanier, the Jewish university...

October 14, 2012 4:30 pm

Forgotten Jewish Baseball Players

For Major League Baseball (MLB) fans, October is a time to focus on the playoffs (which started Oct. 5 this year) and the World Series,...

October 14, 2012 3:26 pm

Jewish Bruiser Cletus ‘Hebrew Hammer’ Seldin Scores Another Dramatic Knockout (VIDEO)

Jewish up and coming boxer Cletus 'Hebrew Hammer' Seldin scored a dramatic third round knockout against Chicago's Carl "The Assassin" McNickles last night at the NYCB Theatre...

August 12, 2012 2:29 pm

Maccabiah Games: The Jewish Olympics

The past few sports weeks have zoomed by us like a NASCAR driver on the homestretch of the Talladega Speedway. There was the NHL Free Agent...

July 11, 2012 11:07 am

New York Basketball Star Puts College Hoops on Hold for Israeli League

Brian Lissak, a standout New York City basketball star from Columbia Prep is putting his hopes of playing Division I basketball in the U.S. on...

July 11, 2012 7:57 am

Exclusive Algemeiner Interview: Olympic Jewish Gymnast Aly Raisman Talks Medals, Fashion and Calls for Minute’s Silence

Alexandra "Aly" Raisman is a Jewish American gymnast slated to compete in the London Olympics later this month. Rated one of the world's top...

June 22, 2012 11:46 am

Israeli-American Miami Heat Owner Wins NBA Title

The Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106, on Thursday night to give Israeli-American team owner Micky Arison a National Basketball Association (NBA) championship. Arison,...

June 19, 2012 3:05 pm

Basketball’s “Holzman Era” Lives On

As the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat battle for the National Basketball Association (NBA) title, they may be unaware that a red-haired...


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...