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  • Dodgers go to bat for Israeli startup’s video technology

    October 19, 2016 | 2:38 pm

    If you watch an NBA highlight on Facebook, Twitter or the league’s website, chances are an Israeli startup’s software produced and distributed it — automatically. Now, the Los Angeles Dodgers are betting that the company’s groundbreaking technology will dictate the future of sports...

  • First Israeli MLB draftee begins climb in Dodger organization

    By Jackson Prince

    July 6, 2016 | 10:58 am

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Dean Kremer, a lean, 6-foot-3 20-year-old with a low-90s fastball and a devastating curveball — who happens to have already cemented his place in history as the first Israeli citizen to be drafted in Major League Baseball after being taken by the...

  • Moving and shaking: Dodgers, ICRF Women of Action gala and more

    By Ryan Torok

    June 16, 2016 | 10:04 am

    In front of thousands of baseball fans on a recent evening in Chavez Ravine, Uri Herscher, founding president of the Skirball Cultural Center, threw out a ceremonial pitch before the Los Angeles Dodgers squared off against the Colorado Rockies, who ended up winning 6-1. 


  • See who a Koufax teammate discovered in England

    November 2, 2015 | 2:30 pm

    Norm Sherry didn’t go ashore in 1952 when the ship that was transporting his U.S. Army infantry division stopped in England, the country of his mother’s birth. Once in West Germany, Sherry led his division’s baseball team to the championship of American military units there.


  • Why Sandy Koufax sitting out a World Series game still matters 50 years later

    September 8, 2015 | 11:18 am

    Jesse Agler was pretty talented as a catcher and pitcher in Little League, yet his parents benched him regularly.

    That’s because the Aglers had a no-baseball-on-Shabbat rule, one cloaked in sports royalty.

    “It was a source of frustration as a kid, but I appreciated later what...

  • Moving and shaking: Rick Santorum, Brad Sherman, L.A. Dodgers and more

    By Ryan Torok

    September 3, 2015 | 1:41 pm

    Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and Republican presidential hopeful, spoke for an hour on foreign policy, Iran and radical Islam at Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills on Aug. 27 to a small but overwhelmingly sympathetic audience. 

    Sporting a black kippah and...

  • High Holy Days 5775: Jewish community shares life advice

    September 24, 2014 | 1:19 pm

    As we look inward over the course of the High Holy Days, we also seek wisdom that might guide us forward in our lives. The Journal sought life advice from thoughtful people in our community and elsewhere, including a few no longer with us, all of whose words are worth remembering.

  • Is the next big (Jewish) baseball star here in Los Angeles?

    By Jared Sichel

    September 3, 2014 | 2:19 pm

    As the baseball flared into short center field in the bottom of the 2nd inning at Dodger Stadium last night, most of the crowd stood up and gave the batter, Joc Pederson, now standing on 1st base, an excited, prolonged ovation. 

    Sitting a few rows behind home plate, my friends...

  • FCC chairman tells Time Warner to end Dodgers TV dispute

    July 30, 2014 | 4:21 pm

    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told Time Warner Inc on Tuesday to end its dispute with DirecTV and other cable operators that has left most fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team unable to watch games on local television.

    In a strongly worded letter,...

  • Jews and baseball: An American news media love story

    By Bill Boyarsky

    November 25, 2013 | 6:46 pm

    For those of us who follow the careers of Jewish ballplayers — a small, eccentric niche of fandom — checking the Jewish Baseball News Web site is an essential part of our sports routine.

    Scott Barancik, a former newspaper reporter turned Internet entrepreneur, works from his home...

  • The Kashrut of Dodger Stadium is Jewish America’s Issue

    By Jeremy Fine

    July 7, 2013 | 9:02 am

    Last week I was at Dodgers Stadium for the first time. While I think my wife is starting to take a liking to my hobby of traveling the country to see baseball stadiums, we found ourselves in an awkward situation. At Dodger Stadium, in Los Angeles, the second largest Jews community...

  • They just want kosher Dodger Dogs

    By Ryan Torok

    July 11, 2012 | 12:57 pm

    If kosher-observant L.A. Dodgers fans want to buy a hot dog at a game, they’re out of luck: Dodger Stadium doesn’t sell kosher hot dogs.

    Hoping to change that, a scrappy group of Dodgers season ticketholders is making every effort to get a concession to sell fresh kosher dogs at...

  • Dodgers hit grand slam in history of Jewish players

    By Robert David Jaffee

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    When the Dodgers celebrated their 50th anniversary in Los Angeles on March 29 with an exhibition game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, it seemed almost fitting that a Jewish ballplayer, Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, would hit a pivotal home run that helped Boston win the...
  • Goodbye Shawn Green

    By Peter Dreier

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded Shawn Green, the only Jew on the team, to the Arizona Diamondbacks. My 8-year-old twin

    daughters are devastated. They don't know if they should continue to root for the hometown Dodgers or to switch allegiances to the Diamondbacks, so they can...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Recall Revelry

    It's odd to find a Republican event where the only wasps are the ones buzzing around the fruit salad and lemonade, but such was the case at the Republican Jewish Coalition of Southern California's (RJCSC) third annual summer barbecue at the Old West-themed Paramount...

  • Koufax Benches Dodgers

    By Tom Tugend

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish pride across the baseball world swelled back in 1965, when the legendary Sandy Koufax decided to observe Yom Kippur rather than pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series against the Minnesota Twins.

    But the Hall of Fame pitcher proved unforgiving...