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  • No Bombs, Bickering and Terror; Group Shows Another Side of Israel

    Bemoaning the way Israel is portrayed in the news is something of a favorite pastime for many American Jews. But rather than complain that Israel is depicted unfairly in its conflict with the Palestinians, two Silicon Valley executives are taking a different approach. Eric Benhamou, chairman of 3Com, and Zvi Alon, founder of Netvision, wanted… More ▸

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    Harry Danning, who was the oldest living Jewish major league baseball player, died Monday in Indiana at 93. Danning was an All-Star catcher for the New York Giants in the 1930s. More ▸

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    A Jewish baseball player who has a Star of David tattooed on one leg and the post-Holocaust motto “Never Again” on the other will play next year in Japan. Gabe Kapler, an outfielder for the Boston Red Sox team that won the 2004 World Series, inked a one-year deal to play next season for the… More ▸

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    An exhibit on Jews in baseball is up at the Center for Jewish History in New York. “Pioneers, Superstars and Journeymen: American Jewish Baseball Players, 1871-2004″ is based on the best-selling set of trading cards produced and marketed by the American Jewish Historical Society. More ▸

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    A Jewish baseball player hit a home run on Yom Kippur eve, then sat out the next day in observance of the holiday. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Shawn Green hit his blast in his team’s victory last Friday night over the San Francisco Giants. He then sat out the Saturday afternoon game against the Giants,… More ▸

  • Love Him or Hate Him, an American Spices Up B-ball Broadcasts in Israel

    A Texas drawl, colorful ties and a bit of jazz have spiced up Israeli basketball telecasts. Eliezer “Lay Z” Gordon, a former U.S. college basketball star who was drafted by the top Israeli team in 1988, has converted Israel’s weekly basketball telecasts on Channel One from dull play-by-play affairs into lively evenings of often zany… More ▸

  • Amid Tour Schedule and Tv Spots, Jewish Pop Duo to Stump for Israel

    Touring the country as pop stars doesn’t leave Evan and Jaron much time for hobbies, but when the duo finds a down moment, they try to advocate for Israel. The Lowenstein twins, who had a top-10 hit in 2001 with “Crazy for This Girl,” have found time to speak out for Israel a lot lately,… More ▸