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Jokic’s #JewishEthics

History was made when Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets became the lowest draft pick to ever win the NBA MVP award. Consider: More than 60% of all MVP winners

Israeli woman summits Everest

A 43-year-old woman raised the Israeli flag at the summit of Mount Everest on May 23. Danielle Wolfson, 43, is the first female Israeli to reach the top of the

From the NFL to Camp Ramah

By Howard Blas Some nice Jewish boys become doctors. One nice Jewish boy became a doctor while also playing in the NFL. When campers at Ramah Sports Academy in Cheshire,...

Sights set on the big leagues…but not on Shabbat

By Rob Charry LAS VEGAS — Is it possible to play Major League Baseball while being a Sabbath-observant Jew? It’s a question that could have an answer within the next...

Teshuvah for Meyers Leonard

By Caleb A. Guedes-Reed MIAMI — A recent Shabbat dinner at Rabbi Pinny Andrusier’s home in Hallandale, Fla. was memorable for many reasons. One was that the featured...

Baseball is back! The Jewish side

By Rob Charry NEW YORK — Alex Bregman is hoping to return to his near MVP form, Max Fried will be doing something no Jewish lefthanded pitcher has done in […]

Football — violates Jewish values, or ‘beautiful skill and strategy’?

NEW YORK — Rabbi Josh Feigelson remembers the moment that football lost its magic for him. It was Oct. 20, 2013, and Feigelson was eating dinner with his family at...

What are the odds? Jewish players on both Super Bowl teams

By Marc Brodsky TAMPA — Here’s a football bet you probably could’ve gotten long odds on before the season started: each Super Bowl team having a Jewish offensive...

Mr. Avdija goes to Washington

By Howard Blas Israel’s Deni Avdija recently moved from Israel to Washington, found an apartment and met with the media at a Washington Wizards press conference....

Teen makes history as highest Israeli NBA draft pick

By Marc Brodsky WASHINGTON — Deni Avdija, the 19-year-old Israeli basketball phenom, was taken by the Washington Wizards with the ninth overall pick of the NBA Draft...