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  • NBA Summer League

    By Jeremy Fine

    June 28, 2010 | 6:44 am

    Unfortunately, for Jewish basketball fans both Jon Scheyer and Sylven Landesberg did not get drafted. Now both are going to try make an NBA team the old fashion way…by earning it.

    Their journey starts in the NBA summer league. Landesberg was immediately scooped up by the Sacramento... read on

  • NBA Draft Disappoints

    By Jeremy Fine

    June 24, 2010 | 10:04 pm

    Well, for weeks now TGR has been trying to follow Jon Scheyer and Sylven Landesberg as they prepare to get drafted into the NBA. I am sadly reporting that neither was taken in the 2010 NBA draft. In fact many no names were taken as Scheyer a national champion from Duke sat and watched the draft come to an end at midnight EST.


    I suspect both players will get invited to NBA rookie camps and try to latch on after that. If not, I am sure Maccabi Tel Aviv is waiting.

  • Longest Tennis Match Ever NOT Played By A Jew

    By Jeremy Fine

    June 23, 2010 | 9:21 pm

    So many people want to know is John Isner, who just played the longest tennis match ever, Jewish? The answer is NO, sorry. Below was taken from his website.

    YOU ARE A GREAT ROLE MODEL, BY ANY CHANCE, ARE YOU OF JEWISH DESCENT?
    Submitted by Judith Meyer, Briarcliff,New York
    I’m glad to hear that you think I’m a good role model, i appreciate that comment. Actually I am not of jewish decent but I get asked that frequently I guess because my last name sounds somewhat jewish.

    For more information check out WWW.THEGREATRABBINO.COM

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  • Yossi Benayoun - “The Kid” Can Play

    By Jeremy Fine

    June 23, 2010 | 8:05 am

    So I need to honest with everyone who reads this. I am not a soccer fan. For the most part I find it boring. I would rather play ping pong, swim laps, or work on my basketball skills than play soccer. Maybe its my bad ankles or maybe its because a high scoring game is 3-2, I just... read on

  • Where Will Scheyer and Landesberg Go?

    By Jeremy Fine

    June 20, 2010 | 10:36 am

    June 24th will possibly be the next chapter in Jewish Professional Basketball. With two prospects in this year’s NBA draft we went to the Jewish sports experts to see where might Duke’s Jon Scheyer and Virginia’s Sylven Landesberg end up.

    Josh Borenstein - Creator of... read on

  • Video of the Week - Farmar’s Game 5 Dunk

    By Jeremy Fine

    June 17, 2010 | 8:40 am

    There could be only one choice for this week’s Video of the Week.

    WWW.THEGREATRABBINO.COM

  • Jewish Basketball Takes a Hit

    By Jeremy Fine

    June 16, 2010 | 8:07 am

    At the beginning of last NCAA basketball season we were super excited about the arrival of Nimrod Tishman. Tishman committed to the University of Florida. Arguably, the biggest program to take in an Israeli basketball star. There was a lot of hype for the freshman. Tishman averaged... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Rabbi Jeremy Fine is the Assistant Rabbi at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul MN. He was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he also received a Masters in Jewish...

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