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  • Finally, the rabbi and rebbetzin cheer “Go Blue!”

    For Sabbath-observant students and families in Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan’s pervasive football culture poses a problem: home games at Michigan Stadium conflict with Shabbat. Or so it was before last Saturday night’s match-up against Notre Dame. [[READMORE]] Jews have long been embedded in the Michigan football tradition, even on the field. Russian immigrant… More ▸

  • Can a little California love fix Beitar Jerusalem’s Jewish-Arab problem?

    The recent legacy of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team — back-to-back Israel League champions in ’07-’08 — has been tarnished by the hateful actions of its fans. Supporters of the club frequently find themselves in hot water in for racist anti-Arab chants. Not directly related but not likely to help matters, either: In January, two Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem… More ▸

  • Another Jewish twist to UEFA Champions League

    The video of Hapoel Tel Aviv’s yarmulke-from-a-sock goal celebration has taken a backseat to a bigger story: The club advanced to the group stage of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in team history. But on Thursday, yet another Jewish angle emerged in the world of soccer: Two non-Israeli teams nicknamed “The Jews”… More ▸

  • Brown U. May Be First Ivy League College to Have Two Jewish Coaches

    Brown University, one of the leading Ivy League institutions in the country, has become one of the first, if not the first, colleges to have its two top featured sports, basketball and football, headed by Jews. Brown University has announced the appointment of John Rosenberg as head football coach. The university’s basketball team is headed… More ▸

  • Ii to Be Inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

    Nat Holman, president of the United States Committee Sports for Israel, announced that the national USCSFI board of directors for the second consecutive year has selected 11 individuals to be inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, located in the Wingate Institute of Physical Education in Netanya, Israel. Heading the individuals named is the… More ▸

  • 18 Athletes Inducted in the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

    Eighteen athletes were inducted last night in the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame at an inaugural dinner here. The Hall of Fame, which is under the auspices of the United States Committee Sports for Israel, will be located at Israel’s Wingate Institute. Those inducted are: Red Auerbach, who won nine worldchampionships as coach of the… More ▸