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  • Texas two-step: Israeli hoopsters Mekel and Casspi

    July 10, 2013 | 2:11 pm

    Jewish basketball fans will have their eyes on Texas when the NBA starts its new season this fall as Israelis Omri Casspi and Gal Mekel are signing on with teams in the Lone Star State.

    On Wednesday, Mekel, a point guard who helped guide Maccabi Haifa to its first Israeli Super...

  • Bureaucracies are the Antithesis to Redemption!

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 22, 2013 | 11:10 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Los Angeles lost a great personality this past week with the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss. What do bureaucracies and Dr. Buss have in common? NOTHING. Which is exactly my point. While I did not know Dr. Buss, I watched him, as did most Angelenos.

    Dr. Buss...

  • Farmar shoots, rabbis dance, Chabad raises $8 million-plus [VIDEO]

    By The Web Guy

    September 15, 2008 | 4:47 pm

    Chabad’s “To Life” telethon raised more than $8 million last night—some of it due to amazing basketball shooting by Lakers star Jordan Formar.

    Farmar, just back from Israel, shot 36 baskets (‘double chai’) in 90 seconds to raise over $64K for the organization.  Apparel exec Masud...

  • Jordan Farmar shoots for Middle East coexistence

    August 11, 2008 | 4:41 pm

    Jordan Farmar was in his familiar place in the backcourt on Aug. 5, scoring an easy shot.

    Only this time his teammates were not named Kobe and Pau but Daniel and Ibrahim, and instead of shooting to win, he was shooting for coexistence in the Middle East.

    Farmar came to Israel for a...

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