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Oct92015
"Pan" screenwriter looks to Exodus for blockbuster's plot
October 9, 2015

NEW YORK – By age four, Jason Fuchs was a TV addict. But unlike most kids, he didn’t want to just sit in front of the boob tube, he wanted to be on it. “My parents would call out to me while I was watching, and I didn’t respond to anything. I remember pointing to the TV and saying, “I want to be… Read more...

Sep122015
Keeping it kosher on game day is no problem for US Open fans
September 12, 2015

NEW YORK — Sports fanatic Jeremy Posner and his wife Rabbi Paulette Posner have one rule for their three boys when going to a baseball game: “You can’t eat your hot dogs until you finish your ice cream.” Just because the Posners keep kosher — adhering to the Jewish… Read more...

Sep22015
High Holidays Inspiration from the US Open
September 2, 2015

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York, home of the US Open, where more than 700,000 tennis fans will watch the top men’s and women’s players from around the world compete for a staggering $42,253,400 in prize money seems a very unlikely place for High… Read more...

Jan232015
The Sportswriter’s Dilemma
January 23, 2015

There is an unwritten rule that sports reporters simply do not root for a sports team or player while covering an event. Admittedly, this is difficult. A life-long Bostonian covering the Super Bowl February 1st in Glendale, Arizona may have a difficult time sitting poker-faced as Tom Brady and the… Read more...

Nov112014
Growth Continues in the Jewish Disabilities World
November 11, 2014

Two years ago, a delegation of Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) and Jewish Funders Network (JFN) members visited eight Jewish summer camps in the Northeast in three days. Despite their different locations (from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts), sizes, and movement affiliations, the camps had one… Read more...

Sep92014
Doubles partners smash prejudice as 1956 Wimbledon champs
September 9, 2014

Film screened at UK House of Commons show how a Jewish and a black player broke through the color barrier — and anti-Semitism — on the tennis court Although Angela Buxton applied for membership in the All England Lawn Tennis Club in August 1958, she is still awaiting a reply. Given… Read more...

Aug292014
Israeli tennis team upbeat as Davis Cup approaches
August 29, 2014

Dudi Sela updates on team composition and morale following his first round US Open win NEW YORK — Fans of Israel tennis gathered yesterday at the US Open to watch Israelis in action in back to back matches on court 13. Shahar Peer lost in three tough sets to Croation Mirjana Lucic-Baroni… Read more...

Aug262014
Jewish teen tennis star set to play at US Open
August 26, 2014

After a benefit game with No. 1 ranked Serbian Novak Djokovic, Noah Rubin is ready for tourney — and college NEW YORK — Serbian Novak Djokovic, the top ranked tennis player in the world, turned to the crowd at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy on Randall’s Island in New York… Read more...

Jul152014
Israeli emissaries at US summer camps wonder how best to serve
July 15, 2014

Former members of elite IDF units frustrated by toasting marshmallows while cohort called up to Operation Protective Edge PALMER, Massachusetts — At Camp Ramah in New England this weekend, Israeli emissary Yakov described feeling very far away from what’s happening in Israel while… Read more...

Mar312014
NBA’s Gal Mekel battles back after knee injury
March 31, 2014

Optimistic of a full recovery, the second Israeli in the league joins a record-breaking 92 international players from 39 countries NEW YORK — On a recent Monday evening, New York City’s Madison Square Garden was rocking. The sellout crowd of 19,812 at the newly renovated Manhattan… Read more...

Jan312014
Holocaust exhibit at UN stresses memory and hope
January 31, 2014

Survivors, liberators, diplomats and March of the Living alum gather for remembrance event Neshama Carlebach and Eli Rubenstein remember exactly where they were standing in 1998 when Judy Weissenberg Cohen uttered a moving address to a large group of teenagers from Canada attending the 11th March… Read more...

Dec22013
Real men donate their purses to charity
December 2, 2013

Jewish boxer Boyd Melson is going eight rounds for Team Fight to Walk on Wednesday in NY to help those with spinal injuries For Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson, life at the United States Military Academy at West Point was not easy. West Point demands physical and academic discipline, and even… Read more...

Nov82013
Israel team post helps Ausmus to Tigers manager job
November 8, 2013

Major League Baseball veteran’s gig as coach in the Holy Land last year is one of the more important lines on his resume BALTIMORE – Almost from the moment they met him, several officials and players with Israel’s national baseball team said they saw manager Brad Ausmus headed… Read more...

Aug312013
Nadal smashes away talk of Jewish roots
August 31, 2013

‘Doesn’t matter for me if I am Jewish or not. But I am not,’ tennis champ tells the Times of Israel, quashing speculation over a converse heritage NEW YORK — Fans gathered Thursday evening at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York… Read more...

Aug302013
Jewish tennis player draws attention at the US Open
August 30, 2013

With a cadre of middle-aged Jewish male fans, feisty Sharon Fichman is hopeful for her upcoming women’s doubles match FLUSHING MEADOWS, New York — On the court at the US Open in Flushing Meadows, 22-year-old Canadian Sharon Fichman is a hard-hitting, feisty, grunting right-handed… Read more...

Aug32013
It’s a Lobster’s life for the second-tier tennis pro
August 3, 2013

World ranked 224, Israel’s Amir Weintraub ekes out a living playing World Team Tennis as a Boston Lobster. It helps pay the bills in the sport he loves BOSTON — Call it “tennis light,” “family-friendly tennis,” or perhaps, most importantly for players like… Read more...

Jun22013
Millions line Fifth Avenue for pro-Israel march
June 2, 2013

Parade part of day-long festivities celebrating Israel-US ties More than a million New Yorkers came out Sunday to show support for Israel by attending the city’s annual Celebrate Israel Parade. Hundreds of thousands of spectators lined the route of the parade along Fifth Avenue, drowning… Read more...

Jun12013
For soccer organizer, two big matches
June 1, 2013

NEW JERSEY – From Pierre Mevy Azaria’s calm demeanor as we sipped cappuccino in the lobby of his New Jersey hotel on Thursday, you would never guess that he is ultimately responsible for every aspect of the Israel versus Honduras soccer exhibition at New York’s Citi Field on… Read more...

May312013
After 35 years, Israeli national soccer team returns to New York
May 31, 2013

Jewish state’s elite squad is relaxed, ready and eager for Sunday’s exhibition game against Honduras NEW JERSEY — The Israel national soccer team touched down at Newark Airport at 5:30 Thursday morning. By 9am, the freshly showered guys were lounging on the white leather… Read more...

Jan42013
Aboard the Asperger’s bus, a quirky ‘mishpocha’
January 4, 2013

Members of a Birthright group talk about the joys of seeing the country with people just like themselves More than 20,000 Birthright participants will have spent 10 days in Israel by the end of the 2012-2013 winter season, including 20 participants with Asperger’s Syndrome, now known as the… Read more...

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