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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 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...

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...

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...

May292017
The Grateful Dead’s ‘Long Strange Trip’ to the Big Screen
May 29, 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...

Apr192017
Shamsky Headlines New York Symposium on Jews in Sports
April 19, 2017

Jews seem to be fascinated by the topic of Jews in sports – regardless of the sport, team, country or time period in history. If you present a program entitled, “Jews in Sports: Beyond Sandy Koufax,” they will come. When the event is free, in New York City and features legendary baseball… Read more...

Jan192017
Technology for Torah
January 19, 2017

Chabad’s online school for the families of its worldwide emissaries makes it possible to live and serve in far-flung communities without any Jewish day school. The happy boys danced, sang, cheered for their teachers and even jumped on tables when the head of school called their classroom by… Read more...

Nov242016
Keep Kosher and Carry On
November 24, 2016

Every November, the entire kosher food industry descends on the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, for two exhausting, invigorating days of Kosherfest, the central kosher food event of the year, which attracts 6,000 industry professionals. Caterers, distributors, chefs… Read more...

Sep262016
Bleeding blue-and-white, baseball style
September 26, 2016

Did Team Israel think it could pull it off tonight and avenge the defeat in the 2012 qualifier final against Spain? BROOKLYN – The mood at MCU Park an hour before the first pitch of Sunday night’s World Baseball Classic Qualifier final was so relaxed one might not know it was the… Read more...

Sep252016
The women coaches leading Israel's male baseball team to victory
September 25, 2016

Mental coach Justine Siegal and IAB exec Margo Sugarman help blue-and-white contend in the World Baseball Classic. BROO KLYN – When Team Israel lines up along first-base side at the start of each World Baseball Classic Qualifier game, fans tend to notice the long hair of the player with the No…. Read more...

Sep252016
Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ triumphant return to New York City
September 25, 2016

“We love you, Cat,” “Why did it take you so long?” shouted fans in the sold out, 2,800-seat Beacon Theater. The fans, mostly of the over-40 set, wore suits and jeans. The last time Cat Stevens’ “Peace Train” rolled through New York City, Yitzhak Rabin was Israel’s prime minister… Read more...

Sep242016
A unique baseball tournament with a Jewish twist
September 24, 2016

Fans draped in Israeli flags chanted “Let’s Go Israel!” How is a World Baseball Classic Qualifier game featuring Israel and Great Britain playing at MCU Park in Brooklyn different from a typical Major League Baseball game? Thursday night’s Israel vs Great Britain WBC game featured three… Read more...

Sep192016
Commentary: Israel could make better use of its tennis ambassadors
September 19, 2016

Tennis players know all about love from the tennis scoring system. Wouldn’t it be nice if players also love Israel and spread that love around the world? This year’s US Open attracted more than 30,000 fans each day of the two-week tournament. And any time a Jewish or Israeli fan saw “ISR”… Read more...

Sep112016
Oliel leads Israel’s young tennis talents
September 11, 2016

Oliel, the tall, hard hitting left-hander with solid ground strokes and serve, showed the New York crowd how much potential he has. When the going gets tough, the coach stays calm. Even during a heart-breaking loss for Yshai Oliel in the junior boys’ doubles semifinals at the US Open, coach Jan… Read more...

Sep82016
Teens Oliel, Krolitzky experience mixed fortunes
September 8, 2016

After winning two matches in the qualifiers and coming through the first round of the main draw, the 17-year-old Israeli was stopped by No. 5 seed Kayla Day of the USA, losing 6-4, 6-3. Shelly Krolitzky’s dream run in New York came to an end on Wednesday in the second round of the junior… Read more...

Sep62016
Israeli juniors Oliel, Krolitzky advance in style
September 6, 2016

Oliel next faces No. 13 seed Nicola Kuhn of Spain for a place in the quarterfinals. Yshai Oliel continued to show why he is touted as the future of Israeli tennis on Tuesday, advancing to the last 16 of the US Open Junior Boys’ tournament with a 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(2) victory over No. 2 seed Alex De… Read more...

Sep52016
Israel’s Oliel looks to break through
September 5, 2016

By the time Yshai Oliel clawed his way back to 2-2 in the third set of the first-round match in the Junior Boys’ singles tournament at the US Open versus Juan Carlos Manuel Aguilar of Bolivia, court 14 felt and sounded like countryman Dudi Sela’s first-round US Open thriller. Oliel lost the… Read more...

Sep42016
Spotlight: Israeli teen Krolitzky into tennis main draw
September 4, 2016

Shelly Krolitzky, 17, is the first Israeli female in the main draw of the US Open junior tournament since Julia Glushko in 2007. As the massive US Open crowds shuffled in at on Friday morning for a coveted spot in Louis Armstrong Stadium and the Grandstand, a few dozen spectators gathered outside… Read more...

Sep12016
Commentary: Jewish presence loud and proud throughout Flushing Meadows
September 1, 2016

With the location of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens, it is only natural that there are also many Jewish stories at the tournament. The final Grand Slam of 2016 is filled with all kinds of big and small stories – from Serena Williams’s quest for her… Read more...

Aug302016
Dudi Sela ousted in 1st round in New York
August 30, 2016

Israeli beaten in five sets by Cuevas; Djokovic, Nadal overcome wrist injuries to advance Dudi Sela was knocked out in the first round of a Grand Slam event for the fifth time in the past six tournaments on Monday, losing a five-set thriller to No. 18 seed Pablo Cuevas in the US Open in New York…. Read more...

Aug282016
Israeli, Jewish players make waves in tournament before the main event
August 28, 2016

Dudi Sela, the only Israeli player in the main draw, was practicing at the US Open on Friday with hitting partner, American Sam Querrey, ranked No. 32 in the world. When the US Open draw ceremony took place Friday morning at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New… Read more...

Mar272016
Israel Open ATP men’s Challenger tennis tournament set for Ra'anana
March 27, 2016

Janko Tipsarevic received a wild card and is making his tennis comeback following foot surgery and a 17 month absence from tennis. the tennis world gears up for the Miami Open (March 21-April 3), often considered the “Fifth Grand Slam,” on par with such tennis events as Wimbledon and the US… Read more...

Feb72016
Israel maintains Group I status
February 7, 2016

Pe’er kicked off the action for Team Israel on Center Court in Saturday afternoon’s match against Ukraine’s Bondarenko. Israel will play in Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I for an eighth straight year in 2017 after losing 3-0 to Ukraine in Eilat on Saturday. A 2-1 win over Croatia on… Read more...

Feb52016
Fed Cup Tennis: Israel storms back, sweeps Estonia to stay in contention
February 5, 2016

Israel faces Croatia in its final Pool C tie on Friday Israel enters Friday’s Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I tie against Croatia in Eilat still in contention to advance to the World Group II playoffs after defeating Estonia 3-0 on Thursday. After falling 2-1 to Turkey in its opening Pool C… Read more...

Feb42016
Tennis: Israel slips to open Eilat Fed Cup event
February 4, 2016

Israel got Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I action in Eilat off to a losing start on Wednesday, falling 2-1 to Turkey. Shahar Pe’er and Julia Glushko lost their singles matches to open the day before teaming up to win the doubles encounter. Israel will be back in action on Thursday when it… Read more...

Feb42016
Tennis: Israel slips to open Eilat Fed Cup event
February 4, 2016

Israel got Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I action in Eilat off to a losing start on Wednesday, falling 2-1 to Turkey. Shahar Pe’er and Julia Glushko lost their singles matches to open the day before teaming up to win the doubles encounter. Israel will be back in action on Thursday when it… Read more...

Jan262016
Eilat set to host another world-class tennis tournament
January 26, 2016

In 2016, 101 nations entered Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, making it the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport. Ofra Friedman, media relations manager, and her team at the Israel Tennis Association haven’t been sleeping much these days. They have been working day… Read more...

Mar282012
Jordan Farmar: Our reporter interviewed the NBA player
March 28, 2012

Jordan Farmar is carefully moving around the court, shooting three pointers and free throws. This is despite a groin injury, which has kept him out of the New Jersey Nets lineup for four straight games. It was only a week ago that Farmar’s three-point last-minute score led the Nets to… Read more...

Feb32012
Israel Through Special Eyes
February 3, 2012

Sitting at the Nalaga’at ("Please Touch”) Center in Jaffa, Howard Blas, special educator and social worker from New York, sits down to speak with The Jerusalem Post about a fascinating group of young men and women who have come to Israel for a 10-day trip. The travelers, all affiliated with… Read more...

Nov182011
Kosher Shopping
November 18, 2011

The annual Kosherfest trade show in New Jersey earlier this month offered a dizzying display of the newest innovations with a stamp of approval Adam Mintz is the rabbi of the Modern Orthodox Congregation Kehilat Rayim Ahuvim on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and has served as a professor of… Read more...

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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