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Meet the Jewish African American Basketball Superstar

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Let's be honest, when discussing a Jewish athlete we consider them a star at any point if they were able to make it to a professional League. However, the athlete we are going to...
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Meet Joc Pederson

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Dodger fans have been aching for a World Series Championship since 1988 when they beat the Oakland Athletics in 5 games. This was the series where Kirk Gibson hit his infamous homerun in game 1. Dodger...
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Meet Deni Avdija

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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...
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Meet Mitchell Schwartz: A Jewish Superbowl Champion

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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,...
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 shares training regimen, raises money for coronavirus relief

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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...
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.

YU president slams decision by Brooklyn College athletes to kneel during Israeli anthem

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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...
A scene from Proctor & Gamble's interactive Super Bowl LIV ad powered by technology derived from an Israeli startup, February 2020. Source: Screenshot.

Israeli startup helps create first-ever interactive ad for Super Bowl LIV

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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...
Yeshiva University campus. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Yeshiva University men’s basketball receives first US national ranking

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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...
Roy Nissany at the Winter Cup in Lonato, racing for Morsicani Racing. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Roy Nissany becomes Israel’s first Formula One Driver

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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...
Israeli alpine skier Noa Szollos kissing her gold medal. Source: Screenshot.

Israeli skier makes history by winning Israel’s first Winter Youth Olympics medals

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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...