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Mar222018
Capturing a Giant
March 22, 2018

A new film spotlights a superlative musician and exceptional human who happens to use crutches. In the disabilities world, we learn the importance of using person- first language. A person is not “wheelchair-bound,” rather he is a person who may also be a father, lawyer and expert Scrabble… Read more...

Feb212018
‘You Can Do This!’
February 21, 2018

As the bus rolls up to the army base, A., one of the participants on the first ever Amazing Israel: Ramah Tikvah trip, begins to cry. “No, there are soldiers here and they’ll have guns,” she moans. “No, no, no, no.” Staff member Liz Offen speaks quietly and calmly. “I know this is… Read more...

Jan272018
Bar Mitzvah Boy To Rockstar: Bruce Springsteen's Jewish Drummer Shares His Story
January 27, 2018

The longtime timekeeper for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Max Weinberg, talks about his Jewish heritage and his upcoming first visit to Israel. While his more famous “boss,” Bruce Springsteen, has been out front on international sold-out stages for over 40 years, drummer Max Weinberg… Read more...

Jan122018
Team Israel Leaps In Baseball World Rankings
January 12, 2018

Israel made the biggest jump in the World Baseball Softball Confederation World Rankings in 2017, advancing from No. 41 to No. 19. The blue-and-white defeated four Top 10 nations – Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Korea and Netherlands – in its World Baseball Classic debut in March of last year. Team… Read more...

Dec132017
Kosherfest
December 13, 2017

The kosher world continues to grow and diversify If your bubbe had been one of the 6,000 members of the kosher food industry to attend the recent Kosherfest trade show in Secaucus, New Jersey, she would have barely recognized a single product on display at the nearly 400 booths. Even staples such… Read more...

Sep262017
Israeli Designer Makes Splash at New York Fashion Week
September 26, 2017

Lia Kes is involved in every aspect of the design process, visiting factories, meeting with customers, and selecting dyes and recycling materials for garments. NEW YORK – Lia Kes’s fashion show threw guests for a loop during a recent New York Fashion Week event at the Beekman Hotel in Lower… Read more...

Sep142017
Diego Schwarzman: The Biggest Mensch in Tennis
September 14, 2017

NEW YORK – Three years ago, a young, relatively unknown tennis player from Argentina sat with a curious Jerusalem Post reporter in the Media Center of the US Open. Despite his at-the-time recently-achieved career high ranking of No. 61 (he is now ranked 28th in the world), few reporters were… Read more...

Sep132017
New Yorkers wondered where all the Israelis were?
September 13, 2017

NEW YORK – Three weeks of US Open tennis – from the qualifiers and the finals – drew to a close Sunday evening in New York City. Even with the absence of big names like Novak Djokavic, Andy Murray and Serena Williams, the tournament generated a great deal of excitement. Four American women… Read more...

Sep72017
Tough Day for Israel's Oliel with Losses in Singles and Doubles
September 7, 2017

A difficult day for the youngster. In late afternoon action, the Israeli No. 6 seed lost to Uisung Park of South Korea 5-7, 6-4, 6-0, with the final set lasting only 22 minutes. Then, under the lights and with the wind kicking up, just a few steps from Arthur Ashe Stadium where the crowd was… Read more...

Sep62017
Jewish Argentine Schwartzman Falls in Quarterfinals
September 6, 2017

“In this kind of match and with this type of opponent, confidence was tough.” NEW YORK – Diego Schwartzman’s magical run at the US Open came to an abrupt end on Tuesday when he encountered Pablo Carreno Busta in the quarterfinals during the day session at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Carreno Busta… Read more...

Sep62017
Tough day for Israel's Oliel with Losses in Singles and Doubles
September 6, 2017

A difficult day for the youngster NEW YORK – Yshai Oliel’s US Open run was cut short Tuesday with shocking second-round upsets in both juniors singles and doubles. In late afternoon action, the Israeli No. 6 seed lost to Uisung Park of South Korea 5-7, 6-4, 6-0, with the final set lasting only… Read more...

Sep42017
Schwartzman Powers into US Open Quarters; Israel’s Oliel Triumphs in Juniors
September 4, 2017

Schwartzman is loving the New York crowd, which has cheered for him throughout his matches so far. NEW YORK – Diego Schwartzman is having the time of his life in the Big Apple. He hasn’t been to a Broadway show or a Yankees game, but he has twice been to the Grandstand at the US Open and… Read more...

Sep32017
Brengle Raises Jewish Tennis Presence
September 3, 2017

"The Jerusalem Post” spoke to tennis star Madison Brengle about her first round of the US Open and religion. NEW YORK – With Shahar Peer’s retirement in February after reaching a career high No. 11 tennis ranking in 2011 and Julia Glushko’s fall from a high of 79 in 2014 to her current slot… Read more...

Aug312017
Jewish Vibe Ever-Present at US Open
August 31, 2017

If the 800 hot dogs sold on Day 1 of the US Open is an indicator, it is going to be a great two weeks in Queens. NEW YORK – Day 2 at the US Open featured suspension of play for rain and ultimately cancellation of all matches not taking place in Arthur Ashe Stadium, with its retractable roof…. Read more...

Aug312017
Israel's Sela Knocked Out in US Open Second Round
August 31, 2017

Querrey’s lightning serve helped him dictate the match to win in a quick one hour and twenty minutes. The enthusiastic chants of the partisan New York crowd could not carry Dudi Sela to victory in his second round US Open match Wednesday evening against world No. 21 Sam Querrey. Querrey’s… Read more...

Aug272017
Rising Jewish Star Loeb Ousted
August 27, 2017

Loeb – ranked 156th in the world – acknowledged that she “had to battle” on court in a match which featured “interesting calls.” Loeb highlights “staying mentally strong” as the key to the match. NEW YORK – After an impressive run at the US Open Qualifying Tournament, 22-yearold… Read more...

Aug252017
More Jewish News from Qualifiers
August 25, 2017

NEW YORK – Day 2 of the US Open Qualifying Singles Tournament saw American Mitchell Krueger come from behind to beat Canadian Brayden Schnur. Schnur and Krueger also provided decent material for Jewish fans scanning the draw sheets in hopeful search for Jewish names. Krueger, No. 198 in the… Read more...

Aug222017
Pe’er Enjoys Being Out Of Sporting Spotlight
August 22, 2017

No longer the face of Israeli tennis, retired star opens up about her impressive career and post-playing life As Dudi Sela, Jonathan Erlich, and Yshai Oliel pack up their rackets, shoes and other tennis essentials and head to New York for the US Open, Shahar Pe’er, Israel’s greatest woman… Read more...

Aug172017
A Strong Israel Connection
August 17, 2017

When Adam Bizonwaty visited Israel at age 8, he was afraid of everything. “When my family went camel riding I stayed in the taxi cab crying. And I was terrified of the Dead Sea mud.” Bitznowaty spoke with The Jerusalem Post by phone about his connection to Israel. “I want to go back to Israel… Read more...

May312017
The Grateful Dead’s ‘Long Strange Trip’ to the Big Screen
May 31, 2017

In 1978, Deadheads secretly prayed that the Grateful Dead would cross the border from Egypt in to Israel and perform in the Sinai Desert after their three-day gig at the Great Pyramid of Giza. Their wish for a miracle never panned out and the Dead never played a concert in Israel – though Jewish… Read more...

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