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In Europe, new kosher ski options that won’t break the bank

AMSTERDAM — Skiing has always been something of a rich man’s sport. Between the costs of travel, accommodations, lift tickets and lessons, a family with children can...

Love of the game growing in Israel

BAPTISTS’ VILLAGE, Israel — The 14- and 15-year-old boys pat their gloves and stand alert across the infield, their knees bent and eyes shifting between home plate and...

Paralympics: Gershony nets Israel’s first gold

JERUSALEM — Israeli tennis player Noam Gershony won a gold medal in men’s singles at the London Paralympics games. Gershony, a former Israeli Air Force pilot who was...

From homelessness to Paralympian

BALTIMORE — Tahl Leibovitz spent much of his adolescence riding New York City’s subways — not for transportation or because of the trains’ allure. The subways were...

Raisman’s parents’ video goes viral

LONDON — A clip from NBC showing Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents’ reaction to her uneven bar routine has garnered more than 25,000 hits on YouTube. The clip...

Jason Lezak wins eighth medal

LONDON — Four-time gold medalist Jason Lezak, competing in what is likely his final Olympics, helped the American swim team qualify for the 4×100-meter freestyle...

Metzl puts up an imaginary ‘no-kvetch’ zone in his office

By Elisa Bildner, JTA MONTCLAIR, NJ –— When I was growing up in the 1960s in Skokie, Ill., reading was the main sport in my family. I’m pretty sure it […]

Max Fried drafted by the Padres

LOS ANGELES — Max Fried, an 18-year-old high school graduate from Los Angeles, was selected by the San Diego Padres in the first round of the Major League Baseball...

Israeli cyclist to raise cancer research funds

By Alexandra Halpern, JTA NEW YORK —— Tom Peled has a goal: Live strong for the Jewish world. The Israeli is finding inspiration in biking champion Lance Armstrong’s...

In the end, Beren Academy gets to play — but loses

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Robert M. Beren Academy of Houston lost, 46-42, to Abilene Christian in the 2A private and parochial boys basketball state championship game....