Trivia question: What family soon will represent 20 percent of the Jews in the National Football League? Answer: The one with Geoff and Mitchell Schwartz. Older son Geoff has played two seasons with the Carolina Panthers and now is under contract with the Minnesota Vikings. Younger brother Mitchell, who will almost surely be drafted this week, will join him.
As the Germans marched toward the tiny French hamlet of Autrans, 10-year-old Eva Perlman (nee Gutmann) watched as an obviously frightened 17-year-old boy fled from a sawmill into the woods. The Germans shot him on sight.
It was 1942, and the boy wasn’t even Jewish, Perlman says.
Israeli women’s tennis pro Shahar Peer has experienced some success at Indian Wells, but Israeli men’s pro Dudi Sela has yet to play on the hard courts. Both are scheduled to compete in the BNP Paribas Open, which began Monday and runs to Mar. 18.
When coaches set out on a nationwide search last year to assemble the U.S. junior baseball team for the 18th Maccabiah Games, their goal was to choose the best 17 players. They couldn’t have predicted that more than half the team would be from the Los Angeles area, including five from Calabasas High School.
A Flatbush yeshiva has been closed after two students were diagnosed with swine flu.
Jacob Wolf Price has two goals. One is of the soccer variety: put the ball in the back of the net or at least keep the opponent from doing so. The second goal relates to soccer, too, but Jacob thinks beyond his 13 years — he wants to use the sport to help less-fortunate youths.