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Beyond Greenberg and Koufax: Jewish Calendar-Related Sports Conflicts Become an Israeli Dilemma

When baseball legends Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax both famously refused to play crucial games on Yom Kippur, Greenberg during the 1934 American League...

Jets Sneak Past Giants in Preseason Meeting

Аfter shaky performance in his first NFL start, rookie QB Geno Smith might have backed into the starting job Saturday night when Mark Sanchez...

The US Open – Israeli Stars, Roger Federer, and Ralph Lauren

The US Open tennis championships are in full swing, as the best tennis stars from all over the globe flock to American shores to...

Beitar Soccer Club Nixing Sabbath Games

Jerusalem's famous Beitar Yerushalyim soccer club has adopted a new, halakha-friendly policy, and will no longer play its games during the Sabbath – a...

Israeli Team Wins Backgammon World Championship

Three Israeli seniors – two former chess players and a businessman — beat out 32 other teams to win the title. And the winner...

Mets Finally Call Up Top Catching Prospect

Travis d’Arnaud has spent the last two seasons as one of baseball’s top prospects. He is a rare commodity, a catcher who can excel...

Remembering Ossie Schectman; an Original NY Knick Player and First NBA Scorer

On Nov. 1, 1946, Oscar “Ossie” Schectman scored on a fast-break layup in the opening moments of the first game in the history of...

Giants Kick Off Preseason With a Win

Brace yourselves Jewish Voice readers as football is back! Eli Manning hit Victor Cruz for a 57-yard touchdown pass and the New York Giants...

Spanish Soccer Giants Come to Israel with Message of Peace

Barcelona soccer great Lionel Messi and his teammates are in Israel on an educational mission meant to inspire children from Israel and the Palestinian...

A-Rod Suspended; MLB Lowers Boom on 13 Other Players

Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League...

Omri Casspi Okays Houston Rockets Deal

Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history, will don a Houston Rockets uniform for the next two years in...

Profile – Jewish Sports Legends

“Mr. Basketball” – Nat Holman Known as "Mr. Basketball," Nat Holman was the first Jew inducted in to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Born...

Jewish Baseball Player Suspended For PEDS Use

Former National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason last week in the first...

Two Religious Women Take World Thai Boxing Titles

Both 18 and religious Jews, Nili Block and Sarah Abraham won gold medals in international competition in Thailand. Israeli 12th-graders Nili Block and Sarah...

Israeli Lacrosse Team to Forfeit Chance at Title Because of Shabbat

This story was originally published by the Washington Jewish Week The Israeli women’s lacrosse team will not play on Shabbat, even though this means...

Book Review: ‘Jewish Jordan’ Memoir an Important Guide for Players and Coaches

Despite his friends’ and family’s doubts that a young Orthodox Jewish athlete could ever play college or professional basketball without compromising his religious values,...

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