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Sports

  • Israeli judoka wins gold medal, hears national anthem at European championships

    By jwadmin on May 3, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli judoka won a gold medal and three others took bronze in the recent  European Senior Judo Championships. The tournament was held this year in Tel Aviv. Sagi Muki won a gold medal on the first day of competition in the half-middleweight division, 73 kg – 81 kg. He defeated Sami Chouchi from Belgium for the […]
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  • Giro D’Italia starts Friday from Jerusalem

    By jwadmin on May 1, 2018
    On May 4 (that’s this Friday) the Giro d’Italia launches in Jerusalem. It’s the first time the race (will start anywhere outside of Europe Three-time Giro d’Italia winner and two-time Tour de France champion Gino Bartali  used his bicycle not just to win races and celeb fame, but to save 800 Jewish lives from the Nazis.
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  • Yeshiva University men’s basketball team to play opening round prior to Shabbat

    By jwadmin on February 28, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA)–The Yeshiva University men’s basketball team won’t have to worry about playing on Shabbat in the opening round of the NCAA Division III tournament. The team announced Tuesday, Feb. 27, in a post on its Facebook page that its game against York College in Pennsylvania will take place at 1 p.m. Friday. The original schedule had Y.U., […]
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  • Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games Memory Wall?

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    Adam Chaskin, executive director of the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center, has announced that organizers of the Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games, held last August, have announced a project to create a memory wall and invite community members to contribute photos from the games. Pictures of local kids, pictures of visiting kids and or pictures of local volunteers enjoying the […]
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  • Jewish snowboarder Arielle Gold earns Olympic bronze for U.S.

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — American snowboarder Arielle Gold earned a bronze medal in the women’s halfpipe contest at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Gold, who is Jewish, finished third on Tuesday, Feb. 13, behind U.S. teammate Chloe Kim, 17, who took the gold, and silver medalist Jiayu Liu of China. Gold, 21, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., reportedly had considered […]
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  • Placing their bets Boston and Philly synagogues square off for the Super Bowl

    By jwadmin on February 1, 2018
    (JTA) – They are calling it the Tzedakah Super Bowl Wager. Congregation Rodeph Shalom of Philadelphia and Temple Israel of Boston are making a friendly bet on next week’s Super Bowl for charity. The synagogue from the city of the losing team will donate 18 times the point difference in the final score to the charity of the other synagogue’s […]
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  • 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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