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  • At ‘Jewish March Madness,’ Hillel students gather for basketball and kibitzing

    April 1, 2014 | 4:18 pm

    Dribbling blurs across four parallel basketball courts, the players who came for the Shabbaton that was the National Hillel Basketball Tournament filled a football field-size gymnasium in a marathon of games.

    Forty-one teams and 300 players from colleges across the United States...

  • Interview: Former Blue Ron Garber

    By Jeremy Fine

    April 8, 2013 | 8:17 am

    On the eve of another end to March Madness, TGR wanted to do something special. So we caught up with former Michigan basketball player Ron Garber. Ron is a great guy and plays in my Temple of Aaron Sunday night basketball game in St. Paul. Besides throwing down two massive dunks...

  • Pa.’s Jake Cohen aims to lead Davidson to upset of Louisville

    March 15, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Jake Cohen, a junior forward, will lead his Davidson College squad into the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in its upset bid against Louisville.

    Davidson (25-7), which is seeded 14th in the West Region, takes on the Big East Conference tournament champion Cardinals (26-9), the...

  • Political March Madness

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 13, 2012 | 10:57 am

    Will Hillary be Obama’s running mate, with Biden going to State if they win? Will Romney wrap things up on Super Tuesday, or will there be a brokered Republican convention, with Ron Paul as kingmaker? Will Democrats take back the House but lose the Senate?

    Who knows? Who cares?

    ...
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  • March Madness and the Evrit Eight

    March 17, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    The real March madness is thousands of Jewish high school seniors waiting to hear about college acceptance. And then what if they are accepted by more than one? How to decide? Since statistics show they favor certain schools, to aid their choices and soothe their jitters why not...

  • Just embrace the madness

    By Carin Davis

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    There's a time in every relationship when its strength gets tested. For God and Abraham, it was that whole sacrifice your son bit. For Esther and Ahasuerus, it was the "please don't kill me and everyone I know" thing. For Mr. and Mrs. Zebra, it was are you coming on this cruise with...
  • Bruin coach is ready for March Madness

    By Carin Davis

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Growing up, Scott Garson's Calabasas family loved two things: Judaism and basketball. His mother, Corinne, was president of the Woodland Hills Reform congregation Kol Tikvah, while his father, Lee, is a UCLA alum who coaches youth basketball. So it's no surprise that Garson is a...
  • March Madness means April Angst: Pesach vs. NCAA

    By Saul Austerlitz

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    This year, and not for the first time, my celebration of a major American holiday will be stymied by my celebration of a major Jewish holiday.

    Monday night, April 2, I will be at my parents' table for the first night of Passover. At the same time, I will not be in front of the...

  • Bruins Prep for Tense Tournament

    By Carin Davis

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It's March Madness, so brush off your brackets, enter your office pool and cheer for two Jewish UCLA Bruins, one male, one female, as they head into the big dance.

    Sophomore point guard Jordan Farmar led UCLA to their most successful regular season play since the season leading up...