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Exploring a Family’s Relationship With the NBA and the Holocaust

Dan Grunfeld’s first book, which will be published November 30, dives deep into his grandmother Anyu’s story in Romania before the Nazis invaded.

The NFL Is Full of Jewish Players This Season

The 102nd National Football League season just began, and it’s a special one for Los Angelenos and the Jewish people. 

Israeli Basketball Coach Achieves Winning Record With Training and Torah

Tamir will be launching the Daniel Tamir Basketball Program starting August 9 through August 20 at Emek Hebrew Academy in Sherman Oaks.

Shalhevet Season Ends

Shalhevet High School’s dream basketball season ended Monday morning with a 77-71 loss to Bonita Vista in the championship game of the CIF Southern...

Shalhevet Beats Glendora, 67—65, to Reach CIF SoCal 3A Regional Finals

Shalhevet High School’s boys’ basketball team rallied from 14 points down Thursday night to defeat top-seeded Glendora, 67-65, in overtime in the CIF State...

Group Set up by German Soccer Stars Donates $80,000 to Auschwitz Museum

The WeKickCorona Initiative, established this year by Bayern Munich players Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich, gave the money after the museum asked for public contributions in the wake of the pandemic, which has paralyzed tourism.

DeSean Jackson to Visit Auschwitz With a Holocaust Survivor

The trip is planned for after the pandemic.

DeSean Jackson to Meet With Julian Edelman and Holocaust Survivor

Jackson had posted quotes attributed to Adolf Hitler on Instagram.

Pittsburgh Steeler Zach Banner Calls on NFL to Address Anti-Semitism

"The Jewish community right now is pissed. They're mad. Because it just seems like we don't care."

Pittsburgh Steeler Gets Emotional Speaking Out About DeSean Jackson and Anti-Semitism

"I stand in solidarity with all my Jewish brothers and sisters."

1965: When Dodger Sandy Koufax Didn’t Pitch Game One of the World Series

Ending a 29-year-old drought, the Los Angeles Dodgers will finally compete in the World Series, this time against the Houston Astros; the first game...

Sandy Koufax and Yom Kippur: The link that lasts forever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqOPHCYuUyU   As Yom Kippur approaches, Jewish baseball fans hark back to the fall of 1965, when Dodgers ace Sandy Koufax said he would not take...

Patriots’ Robert Kraft ‘disappointed’ with Trump over clash with NFL players

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he was “deeply disappointed” by President Donald Trump’s clash with NFL players. Trump on Friday at a rally...

Is Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen Jewish?

Since Jewish star player Julian Edelman is out for the entire 2017-18 NFL season after tearing his ACL, Jewish football fans may be looking...

Sababa Surf Camp connects kids with surfing, sand and Judaism

Danny Mishkin had just one question for the 14 teens and tweens in his Sababa Surf Camp in Malibu over Labor Day weekend: “What’s...

Amar’e Stoudemire will not return for second season with Israeli team

Amar’e Stoudemire announced that he will not be rejoining Hapoel Jerusalem to play a second season. The 34-year-old former NBA All-Star did not indicate in...

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman out for season with knee injury

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will miss the 2017 season after sustaining a knee injury in a preseason game. Edelman, 31, a favorite...

Galaxy’s Jewish Heritage Night will feature Los Angeles native Daniel Steres

As a soccer-cleated kid growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Daniel Steres idolized Cobi Jones, the Los Angeles Galaxy’s dreadlocked captain who played...

Israeli-Canadian teen beats Rafael Nadal at Montreal tennis tournament

Israeli-born teenager Denis Shapovalov upset top-seeded Rafael Nadal to advance to the quarterfinals of Montreal’s Rogers Cup tennis tournament. Shapovalov, 18, is a Canadian who...

Cleveland Cavaliers bring in a Jewish general manager. Didn’t David Blatt coach there?

The team that brought you Maccabi Tel Aviv’s David Blatt as coach, led by a Jewish owner in Dan Gilbert, now has a Jewish...

Preston Grand Pre: Another Jewish Dodger on the horizon

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a proud history of prominent Jewish players, from Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax to All-Star outfielder Shawn Green....

This Jewish player won the World Series of Poker’s $8.15 million with a pair of 2’s

Scott Blumstein admits it: He never expected to get the card he needed to become the World Series of Poker champion. Blumstein, 25, of Brigantine,...

Local athletes return from Maccabiah Games with medals in hand

Aidan Blain left the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel with more than just the bronze medal he earned as part of the U.S. junior...

Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field going kosher

Kosher hot dogs are coming to Wrigley Field, the home of the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs. A kosher food stand will open up...

Thoughts on the Maccabiah games from local star athletes

Madeline Aibel, 14 Santa Monica Rhythmic gymnastics “My experience has been an eye-opening, unforgettable adventure. This is my first time in Israel. When I first...

Embodying the ‘Spirit of the Jewish Athlete’ at Maccabiah Games

Samuel Telanoff is only 14 years old, but he already knows what it means to represent his country in international swimming competitions. On July...

‘Kid Yamaka’ fights his demons

On a recent Thursday night downtown at the Exchange LA, Zach Wohlman, aka “Kid Yamaka,” stood at the center of a boxing ring, awaiting...

Athletes come for love and glory at the 2017 Maccabiah Games

Danny Janel first noticed Allison Silfen’s smile in July 2013. They were hanging out with other athletes in a hotel room a few evenings...

American athletes converge on Jerusalem for Maccabiah Games

More than 1,100 Jewish athletes were selected to represent the United States at the 20th World Maccabiah Games, known as the Jewish Olympics, that...

Omri Casspi, first Israeli to play in NBA, signs with champion Golden State Warriors

Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the National Basketball Association, signed a one-year contract with the 2017 champion Golden State Warriors. Casspi, 29,...

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