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Jacob Steinmetz. Source: Twitter.

Jacob Steinmetz becomes first Orthodox Jew drafted into MLB to play for Arizona

History was made in Major League Baseball on Monday as 17-year-old Jacob Steinmetz, an Orthodox Jewish boy from Woodmere, N.Y., in Nassau County on Long Island, was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the...
Leah Goldstein. Source: Facebook.

Jewish Canadian becomes first woman to win ultra-distance Race Across America

A Jewish Canadian cyclist became the first woman to win the overall solo division of Race Across America (RAAM), the ultra-distance cycling competition, reported The Times of Israel. Leah Goldstein, 52, crossed the RAAM finish line...

Israeli President Isaac Herzog carries on a family tradition

Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s path was paved by the generations that came before him. His father, Chaim Herzog, followed in his grandfather Rabbi Yitzhak Halevi Herzog’s footsteps. When the latter heard about the 1949...
Michal Cotler-Wunsh, head of the new Nefesh B’Nefesh Institute for Aliyah Policy and Strategy, greets arrivals to Israel. Credit: Nefesh B'Nefesh.

Nefesh B’Nefesh launches new institute for aliyah and strategy

It’s been three years since Hanna and Shamshy Schlager traded their home in New York for a new one in Modi’in, Israel. It’s been a good three years, they’ll tell you, a time of growth,...
The National Mall in Washington, D.C. Credit: Albert Pego/Shutterstock.

Dozens of Jewish groups plan Washington rally to raise awareness of anti-Semitism

Dozens of national and local Jewish organizations are banning together for “No Fear: A Rally in Solidarity With the Jewish People,” to be held on July 11 in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about...

Let’s Have Compassion for the Rabbi’s Spouse

I believe some of the most important unsung heroes of non-Orthodox Judaism are the spouses of pulpit rabbis.  We don’t pay them, but more often than not, we expect them to devote their lives...
Gwen Goldman standing for the national anthem at a New York Yankees game. Source: New York Yankees/Twitter.

Jewish mom fulfills 60-year-old dream of being bat girl for New York Yankees

A Jewish mom finally got to be a bat girl for the New York Yankees on Monday night 60 years after her request was originally turned down because of her gender, ESPN reported. Gwen Goldman, 70, a...
New York Rangers Adam Fox receiving the Norris Trophy. Source: Screenshot.

NY Rangers’ Adam Fox becomes first Jewish winner of major NHL award

Adam Fox, a Jewish hockey player with the New York Rangers, was named on Tuesday the winner of the 2020-21 James Norris Memorial Trophy. The trophy is giving annually to the National Hockey League’s (NHL) top defenseman...

I survived a suicide bombing 18 years ago, but so did terrorism and its...

In Judaism, the number 18, Chai, symbolizes life. It is a positive and affirming symbol, which is why you often see it in Jewish artwork and jewelry. For me, however, this year, it signifies the...
Eva Schloss, stepdaughter of Otto Frank with the students during the debate of Holocaust after International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. 30 January 2018. Credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Anne Frank’s stepsister and Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss regains Austrian citizenship

A Jewish woman who fled Austria as a child to escape Nazi persecution, and later became the stepsister of famed diarist Anne Frank, has reclaimed her Austrian citizenship at the age of 92. Eva Schloss...