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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 nearly five...

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...

Israel’s most unlikely sport? Bobsledding

Adam “AJ” Edelman’s first skeleton race representing the Israel Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation was a disaster. The former ice-hockey goalie and speed skater was...

MLB’s official historian was born in a DP camp

By Stephen Silver NEW YORK — From Hank Greenberg to Sandy Koufax to Alex Bregman, Jews and baseball go way back to the 19th century. It’s not just players and fans...

Israeli pitcher earns a victory in MLB debut

Dean Kremer, the first Israeli baseball player drafted into the Major Leagues, was called up to the Baltimore Orioles and earned a victory in his debut — all in less...

Sports angst in a pandemic

the summer simmers on, and the coronavirus pandemic only grows worse in the US, the wide world of sports is suddenly not looking so wide. Fans of major sports are facing...