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The Other Team(s) Israel

After the success of Team Israel in Baseball, <a href="http://www.thegreatrabbino.com ">The Great Rabbino takes a look at Team Israel for football, hockey, and basketball....

Interview: Team Israel WBC Member Brad Goldberg

What has been a horrible season as a White Sox fan, it is Brad Goldberg who gives me hope. This rising star in the...

I Drove on Shabbat

I drove on Shabbat. I was away from my community on vacation. I did not drive out of necessity or distance. I was not...

LA Synagogue Uses Basketball to Keep the Faith

Rabbi Erez Sherman kicked off Rabbi-ing this summer by providing a unique experience for his congregation. Sherman is one of the rabbis at the...

The Greatest Dodger Fan That Ever Lived? Meet Ron Rabonvitz

A few years ago I got introduced to a man by the name of Ron Rabinovtiz. Ron's story befriending Jackie Robinson is something everyone...

Jewish Sports Future Stars: Version 2016

Today we take a look at the future of Jewish sports. We have searched high and low for the next great Jewish/Israel sports sensations....

Interview: WWE’s First Israeli Wrestler Noam Dar

My Inbox filled up when people got word that WWE would finally have an Israeli wrestler. Welcome to WWE's "New Era" which features the...

Interview with Olympian Jason Lezak

We have all seen him swim. Glued to our televisions over the past few Olympics, Jason Lezak has become one of the most decorated...

Traditional Conservative Jews: A Second Look

Being an egalitarian Jew does not eliminate a person from being a traditional Jew. In the same way, I believe, being a non-egalitarian Jew...

Where Have All The Traditional Conservative Rabbis Gone?

I guess I will begin with defining the word “traditional.” The fact is some reading this will hate my usage of the word and...

Interview with former Dodger great Shawn Green

After Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg the debate over the third greatest Jewish baseball player begins. That conversation often starts with Shawn Green. For...

Interview: Indians President and Former GM Mark Shapiro

In our last interview being hosted by TheGreatRabbino.com we wanted to go big. I got a hold of one of the most influential Jews...

Interview: Jay Fiedler – The 2nd Best Jewish Quarterback of All Time

Since Sid Luckman the NFL has not seen its share of great Jewish NFL players. Julian Edelman, Taylor Mays and a slew of Offensive...

Conservative Jews Need Orthodoxy

I have never considered myself Orthodox or even Conservadox. I have always felt a part of the wide spectrum of the Conservative Movement. However,...

My Daughter’s Israel

Today my daughter turns two years old. She is a young and innocent child like all of our children. She loves when I pick...

The Picture Frame Always Wins

There are moments on the pulpit that can be incredibly frustrating. There is truly no correct answer when a congregant says “why weren’t you...

Top Jewish MLB Stories for 2014

This year's Top 10 Jewish stories to look for on the Diamond: 10) Re-emergence of Aaron Poreda A few years ago we were talking about Poreda...

AMERICA’S TOP SPORTS RABBIS (TheGreatRabbino.com)

About a month ago we decided to launch our own version  of Top Rabbis. Now that Newsweek is not publishing a list, we hope...

Jewish Football Players of the Year (and Sporty Rabbis)

There were a few J-NFLers who had successful seasons (Brian De La Puente snapping to Drew Brees and Marc Trestman reinventing the Bears Offense)....

NOMINATE YOUR RABBI – AMERICA’S TOP SPORTS RABBIS!!!

Over the last few years there have been lists after lists of TOP RABBIS. There was Newsweek's Top 50 Rabbis in America, The Forward...

A Kippah in a Kippahless Land

I have worn a hat every day of my life since I was five or six years old. I wore a hat to school,...

Moral Expectations vs. Religious Obligations

This past week I spent five days studying with my rabbi, Rabbi Joel Roth, at the Rabbinical Assembly’s Rav haMakshir conference in New York....

A Jewish Exploration of Halloween – The Sermon

Below is the sermon I gave last Shabbat at Temple of Aaron. Please note that there is a paper that has been submitted to...

Confidence in Conservative Judaism

This year I was lucky enough to attend and present at the <a href="http://www.uscj100.org/ ">United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s Centennial Conference. It was truly...

Regarding the Greenberg Tea Party Cartoon

Steve Greenberg is a political cartoonist. This week, he chose to lampoon the Tea Party with an editorial entitled "Tea-Hadist," and we, The Jewish...

Where Was Sandy? The Koufax Midrash

Midrash is text behind the biblical text. It helps bring biblical stories to life so Jews can better engage with their religion. But Midrash,...

Pray For Two Minutes This Holiday

A college student seeking guidance came into my office two weeks ago to discuss Judaism. After about an hour of talking he looked at...

Interview: MMA Fighter Marina Shafir

TGR runs plenty of stories on wrestling, usually pro wrestling. In fact, we expand to boxing from time to time with stories on various...

reTURNING to Ramah

Fifteen years ago was my last summer at Camp Ramah (as a camper at least). I have returned to camp since my days as...

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50% of Jews in Switzerland Say They Experienced Anti-Semitism

In a recent survey, approximately half of the Jewish residents in Switzerland said they have experienced some form of anti-Semitic abuse over the past...

UberEats Ends Delivery of Toronto Restaurant Products Over ‘Zionists Not Welcome’ Social Media Post

UberEats has ceased delivering all products from a Toronto restaurant after the restaurant posted on its Instagram page that Zionists aren’t welcome. Foodbenders, which serves...

Farrakhan Calls ADL CEO ‘Satan’ in July 4 Address

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt the devil during his July 4 address. Farrakhan’s speech, which lasted nearly...

Pandemic-Stricken Nonprofits Awarded L.A. Jewish Community Foundation Grants

In the face of a pandemic that has taken lives and livelihoods, charities and nonprofits across Los Angeles have been forced to increase their...

3 Rockets Fired From Gaza on Southern Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three rockets were fired into southern Israel from Gaza on Sunday afternoon, sounding the Code Red alert system but causing no...
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