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  • 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 ▸

  • The 2004 Olympics Jewish Athletes to Compete in Athens for Argentina and Australia

    Olympic teams from countries outside of Israel and the United States will be notably short on Jewish athletes during the Athens Games. Still, from weightliftinglifting to soccer to table tennis, several Jewish athletes will be displaying the colors of their respective countries during the competition in Greece, which gets under way Aug. 13. Following are… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Jewish baseball players will be celebrated at baseball’s Hall of Fame. The celebration will take place Aug. 29-30 at the Hall of Fame museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. The event was spurred by the publication of a 143-card set of Jewish major leaguers developed by Martin Abramowitz, a baseball fan and executive at the Boston Jewish… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Anti-Semitic remarks during a basketball game between two prestigious New York City private schools are causing controversy. Several students at Trinity School chanted anti-Semitic slurs at a Jewish player from Dalton School during the Jan. 31 game, according to The New York Times. More ▸

  • News Brief

    A baseball pitcher and a former top-10 tennis player are among six people named to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Steve Stone, who won the Cy Young Award with the Baltimore Orioles in 1980, and Harold Solomon were recently named to the hall, which has its museum in Netanya, Israel. More ▸