Jewish Journal

Lee Barnathan

  • New Jew wrestlers succeed

    February 5, 2014 | 2:59 pm

    They walk into the gym, and immediately they feel it: snickers, stares, whispers and even laughs. 

    We’re going to beat those poor little Jewish kids. Why do they even have a wrestling team? This is going to be a breeze.

    Jake Gordon hears it at virtually every wrestling camp he...

  • Golfing for good

    September 3, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Ethan Davidson estimates that he was only 5 or 6 when he heard the comparisons to Tiger Woods. 

    “I was shocked,” he said. “I didn’t know I’d be that good, and I didn’t know I could pursue [golf] because I didn’t know I was that good. I thought I was just the average player.”

  • Nothing trivial about these Jews on the gridiron

    April 25, 2012 | 10:53 am

    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...

  • Three generations will march, witness, remember

    March 21, 2012 | 2:21 pm

    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.

  • Israelis at Indian Wells

    March 8, 2012 | 1:01 pm

    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.

    Peer, ranked 34th in the...

  • SoCal Talent Dominates Baseball Picks

    July 8, 2009 | 6:29 pm

    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...

  • Flatbush yeshiva closed due to swine flu

    May 24, 2009 | 9:37 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—A Flatbush yeshiva has been closed after two students were diagnosed with swine flu.

    A student in the high school and a student in the elementary school have come down with the disease, according to an email sent to the parents of students at the yeshiva.


  • Student Project Scores for Soccer Charity

    May 13, 2009 | 1:16 pm

    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.