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  • Focus on Issues Track Your Children Well: System

    Some say it has overtones of Orwell’s Big Brother, but many in the Jewish communal world are hoping a new system to track children’s informal Jewish activities finally provides a way to find empirical evidence of what does and does not engage young Jews. The Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, which serves a community… More ▸

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    Legendary basketball coach Arnold “Red” Auerbach died over the weekend at age 89. More ▸

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    Europe’s basketball association has lifted its ban on games in Israel. FIBA made the announcement Tuesday. International games have not taken place in Israel for three months because of security issues that arose during the war with Hezbollah. More ▸

  • Tent City Provides Southern Haven for Refugees from Israel’s North

    On the sand dunes of Israel’s southern coast, a tent city rises like a desert mirage — blue-and-white flags flapping along a shimmering sea, massive white tents housing 5,000 people, outdoor dining halls, a synagogue, soccer fields and children bobbing in the waves. The tent city has become the refuge of last — and for… More ▸

  • A Year After Gaza Withdrawal, Ex-settlers Still Feel Pain and Anger

    Eti Tsur shows off her spacious home with pride — its high, sloping, red-shingled roof, its verdant green lawn. But it exists only as a memory captured in a photograph, displayed in an exhibit of other photographs of homes from her former Gaza Strip settlement. “This is like memorial candles for our homes, which are… More ▸

  • Profiles of Israeli Dead, Abducted

    With its conflict in the North escalating dramatically, Israel began to grieve for eight soldiers killed in surprise attacks by Hezbollah along the Lebanese border. Sgt. Nimrod Cohen, 19, of Kibbutz Mitzpe Shalem near the Dead Sea, was one of three young soldiers laid to rest Thursday. The emotional ceremony at Mount Herzl National Cemetery… More ▸

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    Three Jewish basketball players were selected in the NBA draft. The Los Angeles Lakers took UCLA’s Jordan Farmar in the first round, while Israelis Lior Eliyahu and Yotam Halperin were taken in the second round by the Orlando Magic and the Seattle Supersonics, respectively. More ▸

  • Campfire Stories and Lumpy Pottery Make Way for Jewish Specialty Camps

    This summer, campers at the New Jersey “Y” Camps will be shooting three-pointers under the tutelage of one Herb Brown, assistant coach with the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and former coach of the Detroit Pistons. Others at this group of Jewish overnight camps will have the chance to perfect their flutter kick with Lenny Krayzelburg, a… More ▸

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    An Argentine Jewish basketball team made the country’s top professional division. Centro Juventud Sionista, or the Zionist Youth Center, is believed to be the first Jewish team to make the top level in Argentina. The team recently won the second-division championship, gaining automatic entry as one of the 20 clubs in the top league. Sionista… More ▸