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Sep152011
Gershony rolls closer to Paralympics with US Open win
September 15, 2011

Gershony, is the third ranked quads singles player in the world and 9th ranked doubles player. NEW YORK – Israeli tennis players competed in male and female singles and doubles events in this years recently completed US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New… Read more...

Sep72011
Israeli juniors gain valuable experience in New York
September 7, 2011

Currently ranked 708 in the world for singles and 848 for doubles, Valeria Patiuk is the youngest player on Israel’s Fed Cup team. NEW YORK – It is hard to resist the comparisons between Valeria Patiuk and her idol, Shahar Pe’er. Both are hard-hitting tennis players who grew up… Read more...

Mar102011
A cross-country crusade to open eyes about disabilities
March 10, 2011

The first annual Jerusalem Marathon later this month will provide spectacular views of 5,000+ years of history for spectators and competitors alike. All competitors, that is, except for Richard Bernstein, a blind attorney from Detroit, Michigan. Bernstein, 37, does not allow his lifelong lack of… Read more...

Oct142010
Playing Israel - A Labor of Love
October 14, 2010

Israelis Gony Goldstein, Raz Moyal and Dana Kamyshev recently enjoyed a week-long United States tennis adventure. The three young tennis players, representing Israel Children’s Centers, were invited to the United States to play in tennis exhibitions in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and in various… Read more...

Sep172010
Israeli stars look to the future
September 17, 2010

On a sunny Sunday this past June, world No. 17 Shahar Pe’er joined mayor of Akko and other dignitaries to celebrate opening of coastal city’s new Israel Tennis Center. On a sunny Sunday this past June, world No. 17 Shahar Pe’er joined the mayor of Akko and other dignitaries to… Read more...

Sep62010
Sela and Ram look ahead to Davis Cup
September 6, 2010

Turn the conversation to the upcoming Davis Cup World Group Playoffs and the tennis champs’ eyes light up. NEW YORK – Ask Andy Ram and Dudi Sela about their tennis successes these past few weeks, and they don’t have much to say. Photo by: AP However, turn the conversation to the… Read more...

Sep12010
Next generation of Israeli tennis meets in New York
September 1, 2010

Watching Shahar Pe’er at US Open is a dream come true for the youngsters. NEW YORK – For Gony Goldstein, Raz Moyal, and Dana Kamyshev, cheering for Shahar Pe’er on Court Four at her first-round US Open match was only one highlight of their week-long America tennis adventure. Photo by:… Read more...

May162010
Playing Israel - Omri Casspi, King of Israel
May 16, 2010

Our American correspondent goes one on one with Israel’s first NBA player “He’s a rock star!” Sacramento Kings assistant coach Mario Elie said as he watched from the side of the court at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. Rookie Omri Casspi smiled as he… Read more...

Feb232010
Seeing the Light: Up close and personal with Hassidic Hip-Hop star, Matisyahu
February 23, 2010

Matisyahu beats and breaks across the stages of the world with his long beard and ritual fringes flapping. His music can best be described as a cross between reggae, Rasta Roots, rap, rock, beat boxing, dub and Hasidic nigunim which are sung in English, sprinkled with bits of Hebrew and Yiddish… Read more...

Dec142009
Playing Israel: Or L'Goyim
December 14, 2009

The New York Knicks hosted Maccabi Tel Aviv at Madison Square Garden. The game helped raise funds to keep the Tower of Light shining bright for children in need. Sport brings the world together. Whether it is the Olympic Games, the World Cup or even just a group of friends watching “the… Read more...

Nov152009
Open Season: Part 2
November 15, 2009

Last month we brought you Shahar Pe’er. This month, the spotlight is on Dudi Sela, Israel’s leading male tennis champion. Dudi Sela began playing tennis at age seven at the Israel Tennis Centre in Kiryat Shmoneh, which is in the north of Israel. He remembers spending time as a boy in… Read more...

Oct152009
Open Season: Part 1
October 15, 2009

The US was awash with tennis champions during the US Open and the many lead-up competitions that preceded it. D”ash American correspondent Howard Blas had the opportunity to catch up with two of Israel’s leading tennis players, Shahar Pe’er and Dudi Sela during the competition…. Read more...

Oct152009
Weird and Crazy Kosher Animals
October 15, 2009

Ari Zivitovsky is a little like an ancient explorer. The scientist rabbi travels the world looking for different kosher animals. Zivitovsky has come head to head with grasshoppers, guinea fowl, buffalo—even giraffes! Zivitovsky and his childhood friend, Rabbi Ari Greenspan, are both… Read more...

Sep72009
What else can we eat? Rabbi scientists open up new possibilities on the kosher meat market
September 7, 2009

Ari Zivitovsky is a little like Indiana Jones. But the scientist rabbi is not in search of The Ark of the Covenant; instead, he travels the world looking for kosher animals. Zivitovsky and his partner, Rabbi Ari Greenspan, have come head to head with some incredible and exotic creatures, some of… Read more...

Aug242008
Singing for Gal Fridman
August 24, 2008

Every Jewish man remembers his bar mitzvah. Some even remember parts of their haftarah. Rarely does this ‘feat’ get them anywhere in life. Not the case for New York’s NBC TV sports anchor and reporter, Bruce Beck. Bruce grew up in Livingston, New Jersey, 25 miles southwest of Manhattan. Following… Read more...

Oct292007
Another Jewish athlete in Boston - Tales of an Israeli
October 29, 2007

The eyes of the world are on the Boston Red Sox who are currently playing in baseball’s World Series against the Colorado Rockies. Star first baseman Kevin Youkilis was the subject of an amusing exchange last season between comedians Denis Leary and Lenny Clarke and the Red Sox announcers - all in… Read more...

Feb282003
Ambassadors of Hope
February 28, 2003

Three special needs students came to Israel last week to share a message of hope and support for Israel. Simone Rosenzweig reports: For three extraordinary young men who visited Israel from February 12 through 24, the fact that others were scared to visit now only fueled their desire to come. The… Read more...

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