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  • Ohio sports and my Marriage vows

    By Julia Bendis

    January 6, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    Most people know, I am not a big sports fan.  Sure I like to watch an occasional basketball game, only because every TV in the house has been hijacked to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers get their asses handed to them, yet again, by every single team in the NBA.  But, that’s for later…...

  • Max Forer holds the line for Oregon in BCS title game

    January 5, 2011 | 11:08 am

    The offensive line doesn’t deflect potentially game-winning passes or snag interceptions, throw precision passes to receivers who race into the end zone or take handoffs and run through defenses for the score.

    The offensive line is not a glamour position. The offensive line...

  • Gabe Carimi: Star in shul and on the football field [ROSEBOWL FEATURE]

    December 28, 2010 | 9:37 am

    Gabe Carimi already knows that Yom Kippur won’t fall on a Sunday for at least the next 20 years.

    The star left tackle at the University of Wisconsin looked up the dates in anticipation of being a potential first-round pick in this spring’s NFL draft. But first, Carimi will end his...

  • Israelis, Palestinians huddle, as football finds fans in the Holy Land

    December 10, 2010 | 7:41 am

    How do you say ‘hut’ in Hebrew?

    On a warm November Thanksgiving night in Jerusalem’s Kraft Stadium, the Judean Rebels are demolishing the Herzliya Hammers in a rowdy American-style football game in Israel.

    The IFL, or Israel Football League, is in its fourth season and...

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  • Artifact-rich Sports Museum opens downtown

    By Robert David Jaffee

    December 25, 2008 | 4:30 pm

    A T206 Honus Wagner baseball card, one of the rarest in the world. Barry Bonds' 755th home run ball. A handful of infield dirt, the broken champagne bottle used to christen the stadium and the first ball thrown out at Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, in 1913.

    These are...

  • Palos Verdes teen on the ball with mitzvah project

    By Julie M. Brown

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I attended a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah at Congregation Ner Tamid in Palos Verdes at least two or three Saturdays each month during the year my first son became a bar mitzvah. During that time, I developed my own ritual of claiming a seat close to the front, where I could admire the...
  • Ghanaian Kicks It Up for Israel Fans

    By Lisa Hirschmann

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    World Cup viewers were confronted with more than one big surprise on Saturday when Ghana defeated the Czech Republic 2-0 in what was perhaps the greatest upset of the tournament so far. The second shocker came when Ghanaian defender John Pantsil pulled an Israeli flag out of his sock...

  • My World Cup Runneth Over

    By Roberto Loiederman

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Soccer's World Cup, played every four years, is being contested in Germany by 32 national teams from all parts of the world. One week of competition has gone by, three weeks to go before the championship game on July 9. The world is riveted.

    But not the American sports public, which...

  • Two Bruins Get Big Kick Out of Sun Bowl

    By Carin Davis

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Most of the football world is savoring the high and lows of the Steelers' Super Bowl romp over the Seahawks, but two unlikely Jewish athletes have their own gridiron memories to relish from this past season.

    Jimmy Rotstein and Brian Rubinstein had never played in a college football...

  • And the Shul Goes Wild!

    By Tom Tugend

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Six Jewish sportsmen from the United States, Britain and Canada have been elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

    Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Stone, tennis champion Harold Solomon, Olympic track and field coach Mel Rosen and Hank Kaplan, boxing historian and...

  • Birthright Continues Despite Setbacks

    By Rachel Brand

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    For much of his life, Lawrence Mudgett didn't need Judaism. He had football. But when the 6-foot-6, 250-pound sophomore was declared ineligible for the NCAA at the beginning of the school year, he began searching for another niche.

    As a participant on Birthright Israel's 2002-2003...

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