Jewish Journal

  • 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

  • Jews in the News

    By Jeremy Fine

    June 13, 2010 | 9:58 am

    Here are a bunch of recent stories to check out involving Jewish sports figures. Enjoy!

    Aaron Rodgers vs. Tony Kornheiser

    Jerry Reinsdorf Pulls Out... read on

  • Blackhawks Bring the Cup Home!!!

    By Jeremy Fine

    June 10, 2010 | 2:16 pm

    Last night my good buddy Marc and I headed to Wrigleyville (yes, I walked into my own personal hell). But it was not for a Cubs game (although thanks to my friend Henry I will be there to watch my White Sox on Friday) rather I was there to celebrate my first Blackhawks Stanley Cup... read on

  • Interview with Professional Wrestler Chasyn Rance

    By Jeremy Fine

    June 9, 2010 | 7:47 am

    By now its no surprise that sprinkled in with the basketball, baseball, football, and hockey news TGR is going to run some wrestling stories. It is my guilty pleasure but more importantly it is a sport where Jews seem to be involved and are successful. Also, it is easy to get there... read on

  • The Greatest Baseball Player of My Generation

    By Jeremy Fine

    June 6, 2010 | 6:45 am

    Today was a sad day in baseball. It is true that my favorite player of all-time is Frank Thomas. But if Big Frank wouldn’t have been on the White Sox I probably would have had Ken Griffey Jr. posters all over my room. Griffey was the greatest player of my generation. People can argue... read on

  • Sound the Sofar

    By Jeremy Fine

    June 2, 2010 | 8:43 am

    Tekiyah. Tru-ah. Shevarim. Tekiyah Gedolah. We hear those sounds during the High Holidays when the shofar sounds. The kids stand on chairs to see an older man standing on the bimah blowing everything he has into a large ram’s horn.

    But the next time the Jews celebrate with a shofar... read on

  • Interview with Israeli Basketball Legend Tal Brody

    By Jeremy Fine

    May 30, 2010 | 1:03 am

    Before there was Omri Casspi there was a man by the name of Tal Brody. Brody was a sensational player for my Alma Mater, The University of Illinois. Brody was drafted into the NBA but a trans-formative experience at the Maccabi games changed his future and Israeli basketball forever.... read on

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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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