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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, Jan. 19, 2014. Credit: Jeffrey Beall via Wikimedia Commons.

New England Patriots star wide receiver Julian Edelman retires from NFL

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman announced on Monday that he is retiring from the National Football League due to a knee injury. “Nothing in my career has ever come easy and no surprise,...
Israeli-American pitcher Dean Kremer, starting for the Baltimore Orioles, on April 6, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Israel makes history at ‘The House That Ruth Built’

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dean Kremer holds the distinction of being the only Israeli to pitch at “The House That Ruth Built.” After Tuesday night’s start against the Yankees in New York City, he reported that...
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude at the Western Wall. Source: Instagram.

ESPN host and basketball star Rosalyn Gold-Onwude opens up on Israel’s impact on her...

When Rosalyn Gold-Onwude was a college student at Stanford University, she participated on Birthright Israel. Several years later, she went on her second trip—this time, as a staff member on her younger sister’s Birthright...
Israel's flag football team. Credit: American Football in Israel.

After a tumultuous year, Israel set to host world flag football championship

The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) has selected Israel to host the Flag Football World Championships at the Kraft Family Sports Campus in Jerusalem from Dec. 6-8, 2021. The three-day tournament is expected...
NBA player Meyers Leonard of the Miami Heat used an anti-Semitic slur on the video-game platform Twitch, March 2021. Source: Screenshot.

NBA player caught using anti-Jewish slur on video-game platform

Miami Heat NBA basketball player Meyers Leonard was caught this week using an anti-Semitic slur on Twitch, a live-streaming video-game platform. “Don’t f***ing snipe me, you f***ing kike bitch,” Leonard, 29, said while playing “Call...
Deni Avdija of the Washington Wizards. Source: Screenshot.

On and off the court, Israel’s NBA star is making the grade

As Deni Avdija and the Washington Wizards mark the halfway point of the season and celebrate his selection to the 2020-21 NBA Rising Stars World Team roster, 21-year-old Wizards super-fan Matan Karudo could not be happier....
Diego Schwartzman of Argentina celebrates victory in round four of the 2019 U.S. Open Championship against Alexander Zverev of Germany at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y. Credit: Lev Radin/Shutterstock.

Jewish tennis star Diego Schwartzman wins first home title in Argentina Open

Argentinian Jewish tennis player Diego Schwartzman won the Argentina Open on Sunday and claimed his first ATP Tour title in his home country. The 28-year-old from Buenos Aires beat fellow countryman Francisco Cerundolo with a 6-1, 6-2...
Israeli basketball player Deni Avdija at a practice in Dec. 2020. Credit: The Washington Wizards.

Israeli rookie Deni Avdija selected to NBA Rising Stars World Team squad

Washington Wizards Israeli rookie forward Deni Avdija has been selected to the 2020-21 NBA Rising Stars World Team roster, the National Basketball Association announced on Wednesday. He will be joined by his teammate Rui Hachimura of...

Israeli Little Leaguers warm up for ‘Field of Peace’ tournament in Dubai

In America’s Northeast, where the snow continues to fall, spring and baseball seem like distant dreams. But in Israel, spring is in full bloom, and baseball season is already underway. The dedicated members of...
Maccabi Haifa players celebrate a goal during the Israeli Premier League match between Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabi Haifa at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on July 7, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

UAE, Israeli soccer clubs to play first friendlies since normalization

United Arab Emirates soccer club Al-Ain will play Israel’s Maccabi Haifa in two friendly matches, the Emirati club announced on Wednesday. The announcement was made during the virtual signing of a deal between the two...