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Sportswriter, Holocaust biographer

By Alan Zeitlin DALLAS — As NFL beat writers go, Jori Epstein is likely among the more unusual: Start with being a woman, she doesn’t work on Shabbat, and she...

Israel’s women softball in Colorado — for a championship

“I’m good,” enthuses Sydney Silverstein before scrimmaging with a competing female softball team preparing for the Triple Crown International Challenge, June...

Israeli flag on Everest

Oxygen balloon and chutzpah Israeli flag on Everest  Danielle Wolfson’s oxygen tank was almost empty as she neared the peak of Mt. Everest on May 23. At such a high...

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...