Jewish Journal

  • Israel falls in world lacrosse quarterfinals

    by JTA

    6 days ago

    Israel’s debut in the World Lacrosse Championships ended in the quarterfinals with a 9-8 loss to Australia.

    In Wednesday night’s game near Denver, Israel nearly tied the score with five seconds remaining and a one-man advantage, but a shot by Matthew Cherry was turned away.


  • Novice Israeli lacrosse marks major victory over Germany

    by Neil Kramer

    1 week ago

    Israel has made a smashing debut at the World Lacrosse Championship in Denver, winning all its games and qualifying for the quarterfinals Wednesday evening.

    Israel has been the top-scoring team in the tournament through five games, with an aggregate score of 88-18. Tuesday’s 15-1...

  • An Israel sports success story: lacrosse

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    1 week ago

    Israel may not have qualified to play in soccer’s World Cup, but it’s doing quite well in another international sports competition.

    Israel’s national team continued its dominating play in the World Lacrosse Championships, advancing to the second round with an 18-9 victory over...

  • NBA’s Dwight Howard tweets and deletes #FreePalestine

    1 week ago

    Twitter user @itsRawanE took a screenshot of NBA player Dwight Howard's twitter feed with the phrase "#FreePalestine."

    Howard later deleted the tweet and apologized for it on his account by posting:

    "previous tweet was a mistake. I have never commented on international politics and never will."

    and also

    "I apologize if I offended anyone with my previous tweet, it was a mistake!"

    Let us know what you think in the comments.

  • For trailblazing Israeli lacrosse squad, a pioneer for gay athletes in net

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    In the years after coming out as gay, lacrosse player Andrew Goldstein recalls being asked on panel discussions whether major American professional sports leagues would include openly gay athletes.

    It’s a question, Goldstein said, that is no longer relevant with Jason Collins in...

  • Here’s a Moneyball maven striking it rich for Athletics

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    3 weeks ago

    As director of professional scouting and baseball development for the Oakland Athletics, Dan Feinstein scouts amateur players, evaluates the organization’s talent, is involved in contract negotiations and arbitration cases, ponders trades and analyzes potential free agent signees.

  • Colombia’s Jewish soccer hero: Jose Pekerman

    by Diego Melamed, JTA

    3 weeks ago

    A Jewish Argentinean has become a national hero in Colombia.

    Coach Jose Pekerman is leading Colombia’s national soccer team to its best-ever appearance at the World Cup.

    On Saturday the cafeteros (coffee makers) beat Uruguay 2-0 and reached the quarter final stage for first...

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