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  • A victory against anti-Israel BDS

    February 26, 2014 | 1:09 pm

    Israelis and supporters of Israel are increasingly concerned about international pressure — and with good reason. There was last year’s directive from the European Union, which threatened important Israel-EU cooperation; the recent uproar about SodaStream, which brought Israel...

  • BDS and Oxfam — major Super Bowl fail

    February 19, 2014 | 12:06 pm

    The political war against Israel, waged through a highly aggressive campaign of “boycotts, divestment and sanctions” (BDS), received its biggest defeat at the Super Bowl in New York and on hundreds of millions of screens around the world. The commercials, including one for the...

  • Will God have a say in Super Sunday outcome?

    January 28, 2014 | 3:48 pm

    Rabbi Daniel Alter expects some added fervency during daily prayer services at the Denver Academy of Torah in the days leading up to the Super Bowl.

    Alter, the academy’s head of school, recalls that when the Colorado Rockies faced the Boston Red Sox in the 2007 World Series, his...

  • Scarlett Johansson to star in SodaStream’s Super Bowl ad

    January 13, 2014 | 12:28 pm

    Scarlett Johansson, faceless in the movie “Her,” has just landed a gig as the face of an Israeli company. According to The New York Times, the Jewish actress has been chosen as SodaStream’s “Global Spokesperson” and will star in its upcoming Super Bowl ad.

    In the commercial,...

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  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 31, 2013 | 12:53 pm

    Bar Refaeli (26) is an international model, often referred to as the most beautiful Israeli creations nowadays. Refaeli's modeling career started at the age of 8 months, when baby Bar starred in a commercial. At the age of 15, she appeared in campaigns for the Israeli fashion...

  • In SodaStream boycott push, Palestinians may be the victims

    February 7, 2013 | 10:11 am

    For proponents of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, SodaStream would appear to be a straightforward target.

    The Israeli company, which sells a popular kitchen gadget that turns tap water into carbonated drinks, has a large factory in a West Bank settlement. When...

  • Bar Refaeli makes out with nerd in Go Daddy Super Bowl commercial

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 1, 2013 | 11:36 am

    Wanna see blonde bombshell Bar Refaeli making out with a nerd on TV? 

    Check out the new Super Bowl commercial in which the Israeli supermodel smooches a guy introduced as “Walter,” who bears more than a passing resemblance to the portly (and MOT) performer “Josh Gad” of “The Book...

  • Survey: 27 percent of Americans see God’s hand in sports

    January 29, 2013 | 9:17 am

    Fewer than three in 10 Americans believe that God plays a role in determining sports outcomes, according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute.

    That 27 percent believed in divine intervention in athletic competition was among the findings of the January Religion...

  • SodaStream Super Bowl ad buy has BDS movement’s eye

    December 10, 2012 | 11:21 am

    SodaStream's purchase of a Super Bowl commercial has the BDS movement in the U.S. saying it will step up its campaign against the Israeli firm.

    Soda Stream, the maker of home soda machines, will pay about $3.5 million for a 30-second spot for the game. The company reportedly had...

  • Best bet: Super Bowl winner donating long-shot’s payoff to charity

    February 8, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    The Jewish owner of a real estate company in New York is donating his $50,000 winnings from a Super Bowl bet to charity.

    Jona Rechnitz, 29, of New York, had wagered $1,000 on Super Sunday at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas that the New York Giants would score first—on a safety.

    ...
  • Madonna to begin world tour in Israel

    February 7, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    Madonna will go on tour from May for the first time in three years, starting in Israel before moving on to Europe, with legs in South America and Australia, where she has not performed for 20 years, tour promotion company Live Nation said on Tuesday.

    The 2012 World Tour will be the...

  • Obama: US, Israel Will Work Against Iran Nukes

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 6, 2012 | 7:28 am

  • How a Jewish doctor turned a Santa Monica pub into New York Giants territory

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 2, 2012 | 10:57 pm

    This Sunday, with millions watching around the world, it won’t be tough to find a TV tuned to the Super Bowl between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. But for Giants fans in Los Angeles looking for a raucous and supportive crowd, O’Briens Irish Pub in Santa Monica...

  • Ferris Bueller returns in Honda’s new Super Bowl commercial

    January 31, 2012 | 1:10 pm

    Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner, and this year one of the most buzzed-about commercials stars Ferris Bueller—that is, Matthew Broderick, who stars in a Honda ad based on his 1986 film masterpiece “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

    Broderick, now 49 and married to Sarah...

  • Super Bowl features super Jewish philanthropists

    January 31, 2012 | 12:15 pm

    When the New York Giants and New England Patriots take the field for Sunday’s Super Bowl, most of the country will focus on the athletes wearing the jerseys. However, from a Jewish perspective, the story behind these football franchises comes from those wearing suits in the...

  • Yes, Virginia, there are Jews in Super Bowl history

    January 31, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    With less than a minute to play in the biggest football game of his life, Jewish punter Josh Miller wanted a ham sandwich.

    “I was hungry,” he said in an interview, recalling one of his many thoughts from Super Bowl XXXIX, when his New England Patriots edged the Philadelphia...

  • Super Bowl XLV

    By Julia Bendis

    February 8, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    As we all sat around watching Super Bowl last Sunday, and I watched the commercials, I couldn’t help but cringe every time an inappropriate commercial came on.  I wouldn’t even care so much if the kids around the country weren’t watching it, including my 5 and 11-year-olds.  The...

  • 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...

  • The ring’s the thing: Ex-Steeler Randy ‘The Rabbi’ Grossman recalls glory days

    February 1, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    For ex-Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Randy Grossman, being nicknamed “The Rabbi” was inevitable.

    “The fellow who pretty much nicknamed everyone was Dwight White, who recently passed away,” Grossman said of the outstanding lineman from the Steel Curtain defense of the 1970s. “He...

  • ‘Curly’s’ sidekick Nate Abrams a forgotten man in Packers’ lore

    February 1, 2011 | 10:11 am

    You know the old saying: Behind every Hall of Fame football coach stands a 5-foot, 4-inch Jewish cattle dealer with good hands, a big heart and a “Yiddishe kop.”

    For Earl “Curly” Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers, that man was Nate Abrams.

    Just a little kosher food for thought...

  • For Jewish adults and kids, Super Sunday scores with fun and tzedakah

    February 1, 2011 | 10:00 am

    On Super Sunday, the alefs and bets in Green Bay and Pittsburgh will be thinking about X’s and O’s.

    They’ll even be up for a little friendly wager.

    On the morning of Feb. 6, many hours before the NFC champion Green Bay Packers battle the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers in...

  • Super Bowl Wrap

    By Julie G Fax

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    You know that strange window of time Sunday morning before the Super Bowl starts, when you don't want to start anything that won't be finished by kickoff, but you've still got to find something to do? Sinai Temple, nearly a dozen other local Conservative men's clubs and the...