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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,...

Israeli-born T.J. Leaf makes a bit of history in NBA draft

At the 2017 NBA draft, all eyes seemingly were on UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball, the passing wizard with the brash, headline-grabbing father, who...

NASCAR’s first Israeli driver is an unlikely success story

Israeli race car driver Alon Day’s rise to the highest ranks of NASCAR has been an unexpected one for a variety of reasons. Here’s one...

Amar’e Stoudemire unsure if he will play basketball again in Israel next year

Amar’e Stoudemire returned to Miami from Israel but does not know if he will be back to play basketball despite applying for citizenship. Stoudemire and...

Jewish pitcher Brad Goldberg makes his White Sox debut

Relief pitcher Brad Goldberg, who is Jewish, made his Major League Baseball debut with the Chicago White Sox. Goldberg, 27, was called up from the...

This amazing Sandy Koufax jersey could sell for $500,000

If you want to buy this Sandy Koufax jersey, you might need the salary of a major league baseball player. Lelands.com is auctioning a Sandy...

Aly Raisman is the most famous Jewish athlete, according to ESPN

Three Olympic gold medals. Six total. Captain of the victorious 2012 and 2016 U.S. women’s gymnastics teams. Now Aly Raisman can add one more accolade to...

Kevin Pillar suspended by Blue Jays for homophobic slur

The Toronto Blue Jays suspended their center fielder Kevin Pillar for two games after he hurled an anti-gay slur at an opposing pitcher. Pillar used...

Israeli baseball pursues its dream of fields with L.A. fundraiser

“The cliché is true. If you build it, they will come,” Peter Kurz, president of the Israel Association of Baseball (IAB), said at the...

Baseball 2017: All the Jewish major leaguers to watch

In baseball, they say time begins on Opening Day. Everyone has a chance for a fresh start. Most of the old familiar names are...

Campaign to build baseball stadium in Israel takes off after World Baseball Classic

Plans to build the first regulation baseball stadium in Israel have gathered steam in the wake of Team Israel’s surprisingly strong performance in the...

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FCC Chair Asks Why Ayatollah Khamenei’s Tweets Don’t Violate Twitter Guidelines

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai asked Twitter in a tweet why Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s tweets against Israel don’t violate Twitter’s guidelines. Pai highlighted an...

US Ambassador to Israel Says Jewish Illiteracy Is Greatest Threat to Diaspora Jewry

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told a virtual conference that Jewish illiteracy is the greatest threat to Diaspora Jewry. “The Jewish state, while not...

L.A. County to Reopen Restaurants, Hair Salons

The California state government gave Los Angeles County approval to start reopening restaurants, hair salons and barbershops on May 29. Los Angeles County Board of...

Pro-Palestinian Group: Israel Trains U.S. Police to Be Racist

The U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) tweeted on May 28 that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) train police officers in the United States...

How Some Jewish Summer Camps Are Going Virtual This Year

Ask Jewish summer camp directors about the hardest part of designing a virtual camp experience for the COVID-19 era and they’ll laugh. Then they’ll say...

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