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Will the Kligman brothers be the first Orthodox Jews in the MLB?

Some Jewish baseball fans know the name Elie Kligman, even though he’s just a freshman in college. That’s because last year he became one of the first two Orthodox...

‘Hava Nagila’ in Salt Lake City — why?

A few years ago, Rachel Picado attended a Utah Jazz game in Salt Lake City with Israeli diplomat Eitan Na’eh, who was visiting from Los Angeles. During the closing...

Jewish baseball players to watch in 2022

After two pandemic-altered seasons, a three-month lockout and a truncated free agent frenzy, the 2022 Major League Baseball season is finally here.

Mark Spitz still a household name

Fifty years after the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich, swimmer Mark Spitz is still a household name and a Jewish legend. He is best known for winning seven gold medals in...

DJDS are division champs 

There’s a little ritual before each time the Tigers of Denver Jewish Day School take the basketball court.

$66.5 million NHL contract for Jewish kid from Long Island

The way NHL defenseman Adam Fox describes it, he was brought up like any other not-very-religious Jewish kid on Long Island.

Steamboat Springs’ Taylor Gold at the Olympics

There was no gold for Gold at Beijing. Or silver or bronze. What was Taylor Gold's father, Ken Gold, watching from home in Colorado, feeling after his son’s close...

Beijing’s Jewish athletes

Despite the continuing COVID chaos and the mounting protests about China’s human rights record, the 2022 Beijing Olympics are proceeding on schedule. The Beijing games...

Running blind has taught Solomon about facing challenges

Avi Solomon is sitting on his couch at his home in Beit Shemesh playing with his two-month-old daughter, Malka. Nike, his service dog, is by his side. His six other...

Sticks, puck, minyan: Shomer Shabbat hockey

The New Jersey Avalanche is a club of skaters and stick-handlers, but it’s not your typical hockey club. The Avalanche is comprised of four youth hockey teams of...