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  • Another Jewish year for the Chicago Cubs

    Another year, another painful season for Chicago Cubs fans. This erev Rosh Hashanah marks the last game of the season for the team that hasn’t won a World Series since 1908 and hasn’t advanced to the World Series since 1945. Jewcy Editor in Chief Jason Diamond knows this all too well. [[READMORE]] "My mother’s side of… More ▸

  • Jewish baseball heroes, real and fake

    Ross Ufberg at the Forward’s Arty-Semite launched an imaginative series about "The Lions of Zion," a fictional all-Jewish baseball team trying to compete in the National League in 1933. Had the team been real, JTA might have been able to help the hapless Hebrews drum up support the following year. [[READMORE]] JTA Jewish Daily Bulletin… More ▸

  • Can Kabbalah help A-Rod?

    It’s not a huge surprise because of his “friendship” with Madonna, but Alex Rodriguez was wearing a red Kabbalah bracelet during the ESPN interview Monday in which the New York Yankee admits steroid use. As ESPN’s Peter Gammons asks his first question in this clip, A-Rod scratches his ear with his left hand and a… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Several prominent Jews spied for the United States during World War II, newly released documents show. Former Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, philanthropist and businessman Laurence Tisch and baseball player Moe Berg were among the 35,000 men and women whose files from their service in the World War II-era Office of Strategic Services were released… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The NBA’s only Jewish player conducted a clinic in southern Israel for Jewish and Palestinian children. Jordan Farmar, a guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, was in Israel Tuesday in cooperation with the Peres Center for Peace. Farmar, 21, also will lead a workshop Thursday for Jewish and Palestinian girls as part of his eight-day… More ▸

  • News Brief

    At least three players of Jewish descent made the lineups of Major League Baseball’s All -Star teams, which were announced Sunday. Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis will start for the American League All-Stars when the game is played at Yankee Stadium in New York on July 15. Ian Kinsler, the second baseman from… More ▸

  • You Heard It at the Jcc: Indiana Baller Going Pro

    It wasn’t the yarmulke-wearing, Shabbat-observing Tamir Goodman — once dubbed the “Jewish Jordan” by Sports Illustrated — at a Jewish community center news conference telling the world he was heading to the NBA. Rather it was Eric Gordon — a 6-4, black, non-Jewish shooting guard from Indiana University — who sat before 300 friends, family… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Tamir Goodman is returning from Israel to play in the United States. Goodman, the Orthodox player who was nicknamed the “Jewish Jordan” by Sports Illustrated during his junior year at Baltimore’s Talmudical Academy, has signed with the Maryland Nighthawks of the new Premiere Basketball League. He most recently moved up to play professionally with Maccabi… More ▸