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Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Hillel Kuttler, JTA

Alejandro Eskenazi, Havana native, now pitches in Israel. (Hillel Kuttler)

From Havana to coaching Israeli baseball

PASSOVER EDITION 5777SECTION C PAGE 12 TEL AVIV — Unlike the dangerous maritime escapes attempted by some of his fellow Cuban baseball players, the worst Alejandro...

Mark Wilf, a co-owner of the Minnesota Vikings, at the team's gigantic Nordic horn in its new $1.1 billion stadium. (Hillel Kuttler)

Vikings’ owner: Not your average philanthropist

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped up to an 800-pound gjallarhorn and exhaled with all he had to launch the festivities that officially...

L-r: Auschwitz survivors Chaim Schwimmer, Mordechai Eldar, Hershel Herskovic

Three Auschwitz survivors find each other

BALTIMORE — For over six decades, Chaim Schwimmer has thrown a kiddush every Simchat Torah, but it’s not only to celebrate the joyful holiday. The food and the...

Jewish players in MLB starting line-ups

BALTIMORE — Will Joc Pederson rebound from his second-half struggle last season? Can Kevin Pillar build on his strong 2015 campaign? Will injuries derail one-time MVP...

‘Glass House’ saved 40,000 Hungarian Jews

NIR GALIM, Israel — On a recent afternoon in a museum in this moshav community near the port city of Ashdod, Hodaya Gadba held up a black-and-white photograph of a...

Cavaliers fire David Blatt, former Israeli coach

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers fired Israeli-American head coach David Blatt, who led the team to the NBA finals last season and to the best record in the Eastern...

Sandy Koufax: The Yom Kippur decision

WASHINGTON — Jesse Agler was pretty talented as a catcher and pitcher in Little League, yet his parents benched him regularly. That’s because the Aglers had a...

Israelis cycle in USA’s top race — in Colorado

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As Israeli bicyclist Yoav Bear sped through the end of Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge race at nearly 11,000 feet of elevation in the Colorado...

Narron preps Israelis for World Baseball Classic

PHILADELPHIA — Visiting Israel the past few winters to see his daughter and her family led to an unexpected job for Jerry Narron, a devout Christian and a baseball...

Photo was starting point for cross-continental reunion

BALTIMORE — Jewelry hung from Rosa Zacharia’s ears and neck. Bracelets adorned her wrists and she wore rings on six of her fingers. She and her family were dressed to...