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Sports

  • Jewish wrestler calls out colleague for dressing as Chasid

    By jwadmin on November 29, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A Jewish professional wrestler has called out a non-Jewish colleague who dresses as a Chasidic Jew for his matches, saying it is “the equivalent of black face.”David Starr, whose given name is Max Barsky, in a post on Facebook complained about Mathias Glass, who calls himself “The Most Jewish Man Alive.” Glass dresses in an […]
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  • Sexual abuse reported by gymnast Aly Raisman

    By jwadmin on November 15, 2017
      NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman reports that she was sexually abused by the women’s gymnastics national team doctor. Raisman, who is Jewish and is one of the most accomplished gymnasts in United States history, made the allegation against Dr. Larry Nassar in an interview on the CBS news magazine “60 Minutes,” as well as […]
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  •  First Jewish player to win a World Series game with a walk-off hit

    By jwadmin on November 3, 2017
    By RON KAPLAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Houston Astros infielder Alex Bregman notched the first-ever walk-off hit by a Jewish player in the World Series when his RBI single drove home Derek Fisher to lead his team to an epic 13-12, 10-inning win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. After the five-hour-plus game, which lasted into early Monday morning on […]
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  • Israel’s judo warriors take the ‘gentle way’ in pursuit of athletic glory

    By jwadmin on October 30, 2017
    BY ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) –Israel’s national judo team put on a tutorial in sportsmanship recently in Abu Dhabi. Despite being snubbed by opponents and officials alike, the athletes won five medals and treated the tournament and their opponents with respect. Moshe Ponte, the president of the Israel Judo Association, said the team was guided by the Japanese meaning of […]
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  • One of the strongest Jews in history is selling his Olympic gold medal

    By jwadmin on October 26, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Weightlifter Isaac Berger is considered one of the best featherweights in American history. The New Yorker, whose father was a rabbi in Israel, was a two-time world champion and an eight-time national champion. He broke several world records in his weight class (maximum of about 132 pounds) and won a gold medal at […]
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  • Israeli driver Alon Day races to first NASCAR championship

    By jwadmin on October 19, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) ­–Israeli race car driver Alon Day has won his first NASCAR championship. Day finished first in the standings in the auto racing group’s European series, which ended Sunday with a race in Belgium. The Israeli was fourth in the race—he needed only to complete the first lap to take home the title after being well ahead in […]
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  • Jewish coach leads Colombia national soccer team into World Cup

    By jwadmin on October 19, 2017
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Led by its Jewish Argentine coach, Jose Pekerman, Colombia’s national soccer team will play in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Colombia qualified for the quadrennial event with a 1-1 draw against Peru in the recent final round of matches in the CONMEBOL South American group. Pekerman lives in the Buenos Aires Jewish neighborhood of […]
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  • Capital Region Maccabi Games Albany/Schenectady delegation earns 87 medals: A record for this area

    By jwadmin on September 1, 2017
    The Albany/Schenectady delegation won 87 medals (40 gold, 31 silver, 16 bronze) during the recent Capital Region Maccabi Games. This was a record number of wins for the delegation. Local winners in the Games were: Yannai Arazi (1 Silver, Tennis; Ballston Lake), Ben Berin (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze, Swimming; Delmar), David Berin (2 Gold, 7 Silver, 3 Bronze, […]
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  • Maccabi Games unite Jewish teens with week of sports and community building

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2017
    Excitement, team spirit, and Jewish ruach were the underlying themes of the Capital Region Maccabi Games week starting with the opening ceremonies on Aug. 6 at the Times Union Center in Albany and continuing through Aug. 11. Various youth competition sites included Guilderland High School Voorheesville High/Middle School, Western Turnpike Golf Course, Bethlehem YMCA and Keenholtz Town Park Dutchmen Field.   […]
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  • Maccabi Games See 1400 photos!

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2017
    The athletes have all gone home. The venues have been restored. The host families and volunteers have recuperated. And now the 2017 Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games can be recalled in the beautiful photography by Dennis J. Nally. Click: www.denisjnally.com At top menu, click on Contact/Store; On the next page, scroll down and “Click here to enter Store”; Enter this […]
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