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    An Israeli wheelchair tennis player was suspended for a year after testing positive for a banned substance used to treat asthma. Ilanit Fridman tested positive for terbutaline at the U.S. Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships in October. The International Tennis Federation said Thursday it didn’t think Fridman had used the drug to enhance performance, but said… More ▸

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    Angelica Rozeanu, a Romanian Jewish table tennis champion, died Tuesday in Haifa at 84. Rozeanu was the world female singles champion a record six times, from 1950-1955. More ▸

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    An Israeli tennis duo won a doubles competition. Andy Ram and Yoni Erlich won the Adelaide International doubles final in Australia by defeating top seeds Paul Hanley and Kevin Ullyett by a score of 7-6, 7-6. More ▸

  • Obituary Cyril Harris, Former Chief Rabbi of South Africa, Passes Away at 69

    The longtime chief rabbi of South Africa, Cyril Harris, has died of cancer at age 69. Harris, who was chief rabbi emeritus when he died Tuesday, led the Jewish community during South Africa’s historic transition from apartheid to a democratic order. His body was flown to Jerusalem for burial following a memorial service at Johannesburg… More ▸

  • Arts & Culture Israel’s Top Doubles Tennis Team Builds Pride in Jewish State at the Net

    Israel’s best ambassadors are personable, passionate and proud of their country. It doesn’t hurt if they’re world-class tennis players. Andy Ram, 25, and Jonathan “Yoni” Erlich, 28, close friends since their teen years and doubles partners for the past three years, have been traveling around the world together, entertaining crowds and sharing their love for… More ▸

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    Israeli tennis player Anna Smashnova won a women’s professional tennis tournament. Smashnova defeated Colombia’s Catalina Castano 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday to win the $140,000 Budapest Grand Prix. More ▸

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    Israel will host a tournament on the women’s professional tennis tour next year. The Tier IV event, the lowest level currently offered on the WTA tour, is slated for the week of Oct. 24. More ▸