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is JTA's copy editor. Prior to joining JTA in 2006, he served 15 years as the assistant managing editor at The New York Jewish Week. He also has worked as a reporter and editor in news and sports for daily and weekly newspapers in New Jersey.


  • Foreman gains respect even in losing title

    Yuri Foreman continued to fight through what he called “sharp pain” in his knee in the last three rounds of his super-welterweight championship bout against three-time champion Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium.

  • Foreman falls in title defense

    A game but limping Yuri Foreman dropped his first title defense when the referee stopped the contest 42 seconds into the ninth round against Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium.

  • Foreman vs. Cotto, live

     Round 1: Chants of Cotto early in the round. Fighters feeling each other out. Foreman appears nervous. Cotto the aggressor, landed the few solid blows of the round. Cotto the edge, 10-9. Round 2:  It’s Foreman’s kind of fight, but not throwing enough jabs. Cotto jab knocked Foreman off balance. Best combination so far for…

  • Let’s get ready to rumble

    Shabbat is over and it’s nearly time for Yuri Foreman, rabbinical student, to defend his WBA super welterweight championship against the veteran Miguel Cotto at the new Yankee Stadium. The fighters have an ideal night weather-wise: a bit balmy but with a pleasant breeze. Though Foreman, the Belarus native now fighting out of Brooklyn, N.Y., is…

  • Lakers’ Artest has a head full of Hebrew

    One of the top defenders in the NBA had the word “defense” inscribed in his hair in Hebrew, as well as in Japanese and Hindi.

  • Foreman to defend title at Yankee Stadium

    Orthodox boxer Yuri Foreman’s first title defense appears to be a go for Yankee Stadium on June 5.

  • Hank Rosenstein, player in first NBA game, dies at 89

    Hank Rosenstein, who played for a mostly Jewish New York Knicks team that took part in what is considered the NBA’s first game in 1946, has died.

  • Israel’s Casspi is King in NYC

    The first Israeli player in the NBA received boisterous support at Madison Square Garden.

  • Low-profile Koufax sitting down with Torre

    Sandy Koufax will spend a rare night in the spotlight when he sits down with Joe Torre to help raise money for Torre’s foundation.

  • ADL rushed to judgment on Limbaugh

    To the Editor: We Jews do not do ourselves a favor when, without having firsthand knowledge of an event, we condemn people of despicable actions. I heard Rush Limbaugh "condemning Jews" on his broadcast — a complete misinterpretation that was used by Abraham Foxman to charge Limbaugh with border anti-Semitism. Nothing could be further from…