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Sports

  • 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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  • 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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