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Rami Gershon, Israel national soccer team, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Do geopolitics keep Israel out of the World Cup?

By Charles Dunst Following the World Cup? Wondering why Israel is almost never a participant, even though it has a better side than some other participants from its...

Saint Petersburg's Grand Choral Synagogue will open its doors for World Cup fans.

Ahead of World Cup, Russian Jewish communities prepare to open their doors

By Yehuda Sugar, JNS via Chabad.org If Rostov-on-Don Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Rabbi Chaim Danzinger has his way, thousands of Jewish soccer fans who will descend on his...

Ronaldinho in Jerusalem. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Ronaldinho opens soccer academy in Israel

The Brazilian soccer idol Ronaldinho has launched a soccer school in Israel aimed at both native-born and immigrant children and youths. Ronaldinho, who was in Israel...

Gino Bartali (Wikipedia)

Giro champion Gino Bartali will be posthumously awarded Israeli citizenship

By Mira Vigevani Gino Bartali, three-time winner of the Giro d’Italia and twice of the Tour de France in the 1930s, will be posthumously awarded Israeli citizenship...

Astro Alex Bregman in action against the LAD Didgers during game seven of the 2017 World Series. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty)

Winning Alex Bregman looks forward to Astros’ season

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Sitting on a couch near his locker at the Houston Astros’ spring training facility here in mid-March, Alex Bregman is reflecting about an...

Gabriel Leitner of YU drives on a Purchase College defender, Feb. 25.

YU basketball in NCAA contest

NEW YORK — The Yeshiva University men’s basketball team has earned its first berth in the NCAA Division III basketball tournament. On Feb. 25, the Maccabees defeated...

Arielle Gold at her victory ceremony. (Cameron Spencer/Getty)

Bronze for Jewish Coloradan Arielle Gold

SEOUL — American snowboarder Arielle Gold, 21, earned a bronze medal in the women’s halfpipe contest at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Feb. 13. Gold, who is...

AJ Edelman, the 'Hebrew Hammer' (Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty)

Jews represent at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

NEW YORK — The world is about to revolve around Pyeongchang, a mountainous county in the northern half of South Korea, for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Jewish fans...

Young Arab hockey players practicing on rollerblades in Nazareth.

Meet the Nazareth Tigers, Israel’s Arab ice hockey team

By Larry Luxner NAZARETH, Israel — On a recent Friday evening, as prayers from nearby mosques blared over loudspeakers and the sun dipped below a horizon dotted with...

Chris Watson shows off a memento from Hapoel Beersheba's 2014-15 championship.

Black basketball players love Israel

CHANUKAH 5778SECTION A PAGE 18 NEW YORK — Chris Watson played four standout years of basketball at Niagara University, where he became one of the upstate New York...