Jewish Journal

  • After prayer and punch, boxer Yuri Foreman takes Jewish victory lap

    By Marc Brodsky and Gil Shefler

    November 22, 2009 | 6:03 pm

    Yuri Foreman used his time wisely between rounds of his super welterweight world championship bout against titleholder Daniel Santos.

    Not only did he...

  • USC Safety Taylor Mays Keeps Education and Football in Sights

    by Carin Davis

    November 18, 2009 | 12:00 am

    Taylor Mays, an All-American, All-Pac-10 USC safety, is pegged as fast and physical in NFL scouting reports. Known for his intense, hard-hitting play and...

  • Hall of Fame horse trainer Bobby Frankel dies at 68

    by JewishJournal.com

    November 16, 2009 | 3:18 pm

    From HuffingtonPost.com:

    Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, who won the 2003 Belmont Stakes with Empire Maker, has died after a long bout with cancer....

  • Jewish boxer Yuri Foreman captures world super welterweight championship


    November 15, 2009 | 4:47 pm

    A Jewish boxer who is studying to become a rabbi captured the world super welterweight championship.

    Yuri Foreman of Brooklyn defeated champion Daniel...

  • Qatar: Israel team welcome if we win World Cup bid


    November 10, 2009 | 11:01 pm

    Qatar would let Israel take part in a World Cup on its territory despite not recognizing the Jewish state, the head of the Gulf nation’s bid to stage the 2022 soccer extravaganza said on Tuesday.

    Such an invitation would be unprecedented in the Arab world, most of whose countries shun Israel.

    Hassan Abdulla Al Thawadi, chief executive of the Qatar 2022 bid, added that the Muslim state would also permit alcohol consumption during the world’s most watched sporting event.

    Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Mets won’t strike out Hebron Fund dinner at stadium


    November 9, 2009 | 8:14 pm

    The New York Mets will allow the Hebron Fund to host its annual dinner at a club in the team’s stadium despite a protest.

    Eleven organizations, including...

  • JNF aims to turn Israel diamonds from rough to ready

    By Rachel Tepper, JTA

    November 3, 2009 | 5:04 pm

    People historically have associated the Jewish National Fund with planting trees in Israel. Now the century-old charity is also working to make sure that...

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