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  • Got Judaism, Need a Workout? Sport Groups Serve Outdoorsy Jews

    There are Jews hanging from mountaintops all over Colorado. Others are lighting Shabbat candles on sailboats or discovering their spirituality on the ski slopes. These Jewish adventure enthusiasts not only make an effort to do the hobbies they love with other Jews, but they do so looking for religious or spiritual meaning. By combining their… More ▸

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    An Israeli boxer recently won a heavyweight boxing title. Roman Greenberg won the International Boxing Organization’s Intercontinental Heavyweight title last month, defeating Alex Vassilev of Russia in Monte Carlo. Greenberg next may be eligible to fight for a more prestigious crown, such as the IBO World Heavyweight title. “I want to show the world that… More ▸

  • Jewish Food Bank in Philadelphia Assuages Local Hunger and Poverty

    Andrew Klazmer had an important delivery to make, but he couldn’t find apartment B11. Toting a heavy box of canned goods, the 12-year-old scanned hallway after hallway, peering at faded apartment numbers in vain. Then he spotted the mezuzah. “Mom, it’s over here,” Klazmer called out excitedly, tapping the door. In addition to acting as… More ▸

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    Seven athletes were elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in Israel. Among those making it to the museum are champion automobile racer Kenny Bernstein, Olympic Gold Medal-winning swimmer Jason Lezak, bowling stalwart Marshall Holman, lightweight boxing champion Al Singer and Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter Ira Berkow. More ▸

  • Israeli Thai Boxers Gain Respect of Adversaries at Worldwide Match

    The night before the opening day of fights, the three Israelis slip into their silver-colored tracksuits, which shimmer with a dim metallic sheen under neon-lighted Chinese ideograms. As they jog through Bangkok’s Chinatown, the Israelis look like waylaid Star Trek astronauts. Diners slurping bird-nest and shark-fin soups at curbside eateries watch them bemusedly. For weeks,… More ▸

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    A Jewish boxer won the North American Boxing Association’s junior welterweight championship. Dmitriy “The Star of David” Salita defeated Shawn “The Educator” Gallegos on Aug. 25 by TKO at 2:37 of the ninth round at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, becoming the first Jew to hold a boxing title in nearly 30 years, the Jerusalem Post… More ▸

  • Arts & Culture Jewish Fighter Given Short Shrift in Ron Howard’s ‘cinderella Man’

    “Cinderella Man” chronicles the fall and rise of Depression-era heavyweight champion James Braddock, but the movie also revives the memory of another title holder, Max Baer. In the climactic scene, the movie depicts the 15-round fight between Braddock (Russell Crowe), the victorious underdog, and a menacing, beady-eyed Baer (Craig Bierko). But Baer’s greatest fight was… More ▸

  • As New Bush Team Takes Office, Focus Remains on Mideast Peace

    It’s like a backward version of a boxing match. Israel and the Palestinians are facing off — and the first one to stop throwing punches, walk back to his corner and hang his gloves up wins. The referee, as always, is the United States. Each side is eager to win the contest — but is… More ▸