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  • New Jew wrestlers succeed

    By  Lee Barnathan

    February 5, 2014 | 2:59 pm

    They walk into the gym, and immediately they feel it: snickers, stares, whispers and even laughs. 

    We’re going to beat those poor little Jewish kids. Why do they even have a wrestling team? This is going to be a breeze.

    Jake Gordon hears it at virtually every wrestling camp he...

  • Interview with Oakland’s Pro Wrestler AJ Kirsch

    By Jeremy Fine

    July 9, 2013 | 6:50 am

    TheGreatRabbino.com went out and got a hold of AJ Kirsch who is making some noise on the Pro Wrestling scene. He is on the upward swing of his career. You might remember him from WWE's Tough Enough with Stone Cold Steve Austin. He was also a candidate for TNA's Gut Check. Kirsch is...

  • Wrestling with it: U.S. vs. Iran

    May 15, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    Iran is a mainstay in international wrestling. The United States has a long and proud wrestling history, too. In February, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) policy-making executive board moved to exclude wrestling from the 2020 Summer Games program. Sports officials in...

  • Color Me Mine and Boys

    By Julia Bendis

    December 22, 2010 | 11:14 am

    What’s a mother of boys to do during the 2-week Winter break?  After days of wrestling, fighting, video game playing, and countless hours of television, I decided to take my boys to “Color Me Mine” for some ceramic painting.  I’ve done it before myself, but my boys never showed...

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  • VIDEO: Heeb Olympics 2008—Gefilte Fish Wrestling

    August 21, 2008 | 11:48 pm



    Four modern-day gladiators do battle for the gold (a lifetime supply of Gold's mustard) in the Heeb Olympics. For more information, check out www.heebmagazine.com.
  • Jew-mo!

    By Ari B. Morguelan

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Woody Allen once said the shortest book ever written was the one on Jewish athletes. Well, here is the shortest chapter in that book: Since May 1987, Argentinean native Imach Marcello Solomon (a k a Hoshitango) has been wrestling his way up in the competitive sumo leagues in Japan....

  • Up Front

    June 4, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    All the Right Moves

    "He's a nice Jewish boy," Michal Finkelstein says of her son Shimon. "He likes to sing in shul, he's an A student.... He never uses his strength or skills to bully others."

    Except on the wrestling mat.

    ...

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