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  • Israel soccer team playing in Turkey, despite tensions

    September 15, 2011 | 11:25 am

    An Israeli soccer team arrived in Istanbul to play a Turkish team, despite tensions between the two countries.

    The Maccabi Tel Aviv soccer team landed Wednesday night amid heavy security. Turkish protesters waved Palestinian flags and chanted anti-Israel slogans outside the hotel in...

  • The laws according to a Super Model, Gisele Bündchen!

    By Julia Bendis

    June 9, 2011 | 11:50 am

    Have you heard the breaking news?

    Gisele Bündchen, the Victoria’s Secret supermodel and a wife of pretty-boy NFL star Tom Brady has announced that she would like to pass a law mandating Mothers having to Breastfeed their babies for a minimum of six (6) months!  Yes, the skinny...

  • Thoughts on basketball and Israel

    May 27, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    Early Sunday morning on Mothers Day, as my brother and I prepared breakfast for our mom, I also prepared myself for the special day ahead. In addition to celebrating my mom, my family would also gather in our den to watch Maccabi Tel Aviv play Greece’s Panathinaikos for the...

  • Dutch soccer player rues anti-Semitic chants

    March 22, 2011 | 10:21 am

    A Dutch soccer player apologized for chanting anti-Semitic slogans caught on camera following a victory over a team with traditional Jewish support.

    Lex Immers of the Dutch ADO Den Haag team apologized Monday in a statement on the team’s website for the remarks made in a bar with...

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  • Boycott marring Peace Team visit to Sydney

    March 17, 2011 | 10:23 am

    A joint Israeli-Palestinian Australian Rules football team due to visit Sydney is embroiled in a row over a local government council’s boycott of Israel.

    Marrickville Council, in inner Sydney, voted last December to support a Green Party-led ban on all commercial, academic,...

  • Ten-hut! Milken takes on tackle football

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 1, 2011 | 6:05 pm

    Call it the Milken Community High School of Hard Knocks.

    Thanks to an organizing effort started by two very committed mothers, along with support from school administration and student enthusiasm, Milken is set to become the first local Jewish day school to field a tackle football...

  • Chai Lifeline to send 12-year-old to the Super Bowl

    By Ryan Torok

    February 4, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    Adam Wolf, a 12-year-old with cerebral palsy, was stunned when Randi Grossman, West Coast director of the Chai Lifeline, called to tell him that the organization would pay for him to go to the Super Bowl.

    “He said, ‘Are you kidding me? This is amazing,’” Wolf’s mother, Ali...

  • Pittsburgh Steelers on the ‘fringe’ of dynasty as fans embrace the ‘Terrible Tallis’

    February 4, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    This article has been reposted with permission from The Jewish Chronicle.

    If you’ve left your house or turned on the television in the last two weeks, you know: Pittsburgh’s going to the Super Bowl. But while huge portions of Pittsburghers — and, surely, much of the country...

  • Redskins’ owner suing paper for defamation, claims anti-Semitism

    February 3, 2011 | 1:11 pm

    Washington Redskins’ owner Daniel Snyder has filed a defamation lawsuit against an alternative D.C. newspaper, claiming in part that the paper’s depiction of him was anti-Semitic.

    Snyder, who has owned the National Football League’s Redskins since 1999 and also owns the Six Flags...

  • 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...

  • 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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