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When discussing the history of Jewish people in the NBA, there are usually very few. The two names heard most frequently are usually Jordan Farmar, a very good backup point guard for the Lakers during the 2009-10 Championship era,  and Omri Casspi who was an amazing 3-point shooter who never got too much time on the court to prove...
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It is not a common thing to hear that a Jewish player won a Super Bowl this year. Actually, there are currently Jewish players playing on some of the best teams in the NFL, including the Patriots and the Chiefs. The Patriots wide receiver, Julian Edelman just won a Superbowl ring a season ago. Edelman was the first Jewish player...
Israel's Sagi Muki celebrates after winning gold in the men's heavyweight category during the European Judo Championship in Tel Aviv on April 27, 2018. Photo by Roy Alima/Flash90.
Israeli Olympian Sagi Muki is sharing his home-training regimen online to help motivate those in isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, and dedicating his time to projects to raise money for coronavirus relief. Muki is Israel’s first male world judo champion, winning gold at the 2019 World Judo Championships in Tokyo, and is the gold medal favorite in the postponed...
Two Brooklyn College students kneeling during a rendition of Israel's national anthem at a match against Yeshiva University on Feb. 23, 2020. Source: Screenshot.
Yeshiva University president Ari Berman slammed the “disrespectful” decision by two Brooklyn College volleyball players to kneel during the playing of “Hatikvah,” Israel’s national anthem, at a recent match hosted by the university. “It is unfortunate that some members of the opposing team disrespected Israel’s national anthem,” Berman told JNS. “We are proud to be the only university who sings...
A scene from Proctor & Gamble's interactive Super Bowl LIV ad powered by technology derived from an Israeli startup, February 2020. Source: Screenshot.
The Israeli startup Eko has teamed up with the consumer-goods giant Procter & Gamble to develop the first interactive commercial co-created by consumers that will air during Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, reported The Jerusalem Post. The 60-second commercial first aired on a dedicated website launched by P&G, where viewers could vote on and control the ad’s storyline. Their input and...
Yeshiva University campus. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Yeshiva University’s men’s basketball team has been ranked in the Division III Top 25 for the first time. The Maccabees are ranked No. 24 in a listing released on Monday on the website D3hoops.com, voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, sports-information directors and reporters from across the country. The Top 25 list is published weekly. Monday’s list included games...
Roy Nissany at the Winter Cup in Lonato, racing for Morsicani Racing. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Roy Nissany will become the official test driver for the Williams Group, making him Israel’s very first Formula One driver, announced the motor racing team and constructor ROKiT Williams Racing on Wednesday Nissany was joined at a press conference on Wednesday morning at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation by the group’s president, Claire Williams, and Sylvan Adams, who...
Israeli alpine skier Noa Szollos kissing her gold medal. Source: Screenshot.
Israeli alpine skier Noa Szollos, 17, won Israel its first medals in the Winter Youth Olympic Games when she competed in the competition earlier this month in Lausanne, Switzerland. Szollos placed third in the Super G run on Jan. 10 and second in the Alpine Combined on Jan. 11. She also finished second in the Slalom in the National Junior...
Brooklyn Nets small forward Theo Pinson puts in some practice times at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., wearing a "No Place for Hate" T-shirt. Credit: Brooklyn Nets/Twitter.
Prior to playing the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., the home team Brooklyn Nets warmed up in shirts that read “No Place for Hate,” featuring the Anti-Defamation League’s logo. The motto is the ADL’s education program for fighting hatred, bullying and bias in public schools. The initiative came in the aftermath of recent anti-Semitic attacks...
Prior to playing the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., the home team Brooklyn Nets warmed up in shirts that read “No Place for Hate,” featuring the Anti-Defamation League’s logo. The motto is the ADL’s education program for fighting hatred, bullying and bias in public schools. The initiative came in the aftermath of recent...

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