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July 28, 2022 8:22 am
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Plucked by New York Yankees, Eric Reyzelman is Off to Play Ball

JNS.org - If everything goes according to plan, Eric Reyzelman may become the most Jewishly connected and affiliated Major League baseball player in history. Of course,...

April 12, 2022 8:10 am
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Israel’s Avdija Scores Better Basketball Season, Though Still Strives for Improvement on Court

JNS.org - Deni Avdija’s second NBA season with the Washington Wizards, which concluded on Sunday with a 124-108 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, ended much...

December 6, 2021 9:15 am
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Avdija Adds Hanukkah Cheer to Strong Start of Basketball Season

JNS.org - Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija is proudly representing Israel and Judaism on and off the court. The 20-year-old Israeli is having a good second...

November 10, 2021 10:14 am
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Israel’s Top-Ranked Cycling Team Makes Its Long-Awaited Homecoming

JNS.org - When Team Israel Start-Up Nation cyclist Guy Niv connects with his fellow riders, it usually requires flying from Ben-Gurion International Airport to Europe or...

October 5, 2021 9:36 am
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For NBA’s Deni Avdija, Year Two Means Easing Back From Injuries and Into Game Mode

JNS.org - Basketball player Deni Avdija was the talk of the town in Israeli and Jewish circles last season. The 19-year-old Israeli was drafted No....

September 6, 2021 9:08 am
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Jewish Players (Even an Israeli) Match Rackets at US Open

JNS.org - When Diego Schwartzman outlasted Kevin Anderson in Wednesday night’s rain-drenched match—requiring relocation from Louis Armstrong to Arthur Ashe Stadium mid-game—he became the identified...

August 13, 2021 9:19 am
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‘Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat’? Paralympic Athletes Are Already Winners, Say Israelis

JNS.org - Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka and the sports world, meet Pascale Bercovitch, Shraga Weinberg, Moran Samuel and Doron Shaziri. Olympians Biles and Osaka have...

July 20, 2021 9:51 am
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‘Follow Team Israel:’ Headed for Tokyo, Hoping for Glory

JNS.org - Nearly 10 years ago, just before the 2012 London Olympics, new immigrants to Israel David Wiseman and Shari Wright-Pilo noticed a lack of...

July 14, 2021 9:36 am
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Back to Baseball in Brooklyn and on to Tokyo for Team Israel

JNS.org - For Team Israel and members of the media who spent three tense, very exciting nights at Maimonides Park in Coney Island, NY, back...

April 23, 2021 8:59 am
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Deni Avdija Out for Rest of Season With Ankle Injury

JNS.org - On Wednesday night, 2,133 lucky Washington Wizards fans saw their hometown team in-person at the Capitol One Arena for the first time this...

March 23, 2021 9:35 am
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ESPN Host, Basketball Star Rosalyn Gold-Onwude Describes Israel’s Impact on Her Career

JNS.org - When Rosalyn Gold-Onwude was a college student at Stanford University, she participated on Birthright Israel. Several years later, she went on her second...

December 28, 2020 10:33 am
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The Education of Deni Avdija on and Off the Court

JNS.org - Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks started Wednesday’s pre-game media session with great news for Israel’s Deni Avdija. The 6-foot-9-inch Israeli forward, drafted No....

December 16, 2020 10:17 am
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Mr. Avdija Goes to Washington

JNS.org - Israel’s Deni Avdija recently moved from Israel to Washington, found an apartment, met with the media at a Washington Wizards press conference and ate...

June 14, 2020 6:14 am
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As Pandemic Uncertainties Continue, Summer Gets a Dose of Virtual Camp

JNS.org - This past March, when the reality of no school and parents working from home began to set in, a few young Jewish summer-camp...

World

Moroccan Textbooks Emphasize Jewish History, Report Says

School textbooks in the Kingdom of Morocco promote appreciation of Jews and educate students about their contributions to the country, according to an analysis by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Morocco became...

Israel

Changing Israel’s High-Tech Map: Government Launches Pilot For Tech Cente...

Israel is launching a national pilot program to expose young adults living in peripheral areas to high-tech studies as the...

Middle East

Moroccan Textbooks Emphasize Jewish History, Report Says

School textbooks in the Kingdom of Morocco promote appreciation of Jews and educate students about their contributions to the country, according to an analysis by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Morocco became...

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