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  • Sitting shivah for Grantland

    By David Suissa

    November 3, 2015 | 2:58 pm

    Human beings get attached to all kinds of things. We have our favorite cafes, our favorite parks, our favorite shows, our favorite people. Take them away and something inside of us dies.

    I lost my favorite website this past week, Grantland.

    Grantland was a quirky, literary,...

  • Los Angeles Lakers blowout Maccabi Haifa B.C., US-Israeli ties are strengthened

    By Ryan Torok

    October 12, 2015 | 3:15 pm

    Israeli and Jewish pride was everywhere on the evening of Oct. 11, as the Los Angeles Lakers and the Israeli Premier League team Maccabi Haifa Basketball Club (Maccabi Haifa B.C.) competed in an NBA exhibition game at Staples Center. 

    Maccabi Haifa B.C. players Renee Rougeau – a...

  • Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff, likely out for season

    January 23, 2015 | 12:50 pm

    Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant has a torn rotator cuff, according to preliminary results of an MRI exam, the Los Angeles Lakers said on Thursday.

    Bryant, who hurt his right shoulder on a dunk in the second half of Wednesday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, will return...

  • What Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant should’ve known about the JEM Center before going

    By Jared Sichel

    January 15, 2015 | 12:03 pm

    According to TMZ and an email blast sent by the JEM Community Center, the Miami Heat practiced at the Jewish youth group's Beverly Hills facility on Tuesday before playing the Los Angeles Lakers later that night. The JEM Center is run by the Illulian family and Rabbi Hertzel...

  • Magic Johnson: Donald Sterling won’t harm black-Jewish relations

    May 15, 2014 | 11:23 am

    Magic Johnson said Donald Sterling’s diminishing his charitable efforts in the African-American community would not harm relations between the Jewish and black communities.

    “One thing great about the African-American and Jewish communities is that they have worked well together...

  • 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...