Camila Giorgi, an Italian Jewish player, lost in her upset bid to reach Wimbledon's quarterfinals.
On the morning of Feb. 28, 2012, Alyza Lewin of the law firm Lewin & Lewin invited me to participate in a conference call to discuss a burgeoning controversy involving the basketball team of the Robert M. Beren Academy, an Orthodox Jewish School in Houston, Texas.
After grabbing national headlines with its push for a pre-Shabbat starting time, the Robert M. Beren Academy of Houston registered a decisive 58-46 win over Dallas Covenant to secure a spot in the 2A private and parochial boys basketball state championship game.
Nathaniel Liberman played through muscle cramps in both legs on Thursday night, but he couldn't overcome them. And neither could Valley Torah overcome a fourth-quarter comeback by View Park, falling 69-68, as the Knights slayed the Wolfpack's hopes of a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division 5 state championship in the quarterfinal round on March 10.