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  • Hoop squad’s proper priorities

    To the Editor: On the basketball team that forfeited on a fast day, this is a wonderful example of kiddush Hashem (sanctification of G-d), giving priority to one’s belief principles over other ephemeral goals. David Schimel Great Neck, N.Y. More ▸

  • News Brief

    The Iranian men’s wheelchair basketball team withdrew from the Paralympics over “dissatisfaction” with the schedule. Some speculated that the Iranians, facing a possible semifinal match-up with Israel, pulled out of the tournament to avoid that confrontation on Sunday. After Iran withdrew Saturday, the Israelis lost to Canada, 55-47, in the quarterfinals of the 2008 Games… More ▸

  • News Brief

    An Israeli rower took a bronze medal in the Beijing Paralympics Games. Eli Nawi finished third in the men’s single sculls-A event on Thursday in a time of 5 minutes, 39.11 seconds. The event was making its debut at the Paralympics. Israel now has three silver medals and one bronze in the 2008 Games. In… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Israeli shooter Doron Shaziri earned Israel its third silver medal of the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Shaziri, who won two bronze medals in Athens in 2004, finished second Wednesday in the men’s R7-50m free rifle 3×40 SH1. Shaziri, a former sniper for the Israeli army, lost a leg in Lebanon in 1987 after stepping on a… More ▸