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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 ▸

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    Canada’s justice minister is slated to represent his nation at the Maccabiah Games in Israel next month. Irwin Cotler so far is Canada’s sole registered participant in the table tennis competition. More ▸

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    Israel’s first gold medalist is among those named to International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Joining Gal Fridman, who won his gold this year in windsurfing, are recent gold medal winner Lenny Krayzelburg, who won four total golds in swimming for the United States in 2000 and 2004, and Sarah Hughes, the figure skating gold… More ▸

  • Arts & Culture Shared Experiences of Immigrants Are the Focus of New British Exhibit

    Successive waves of immigrants from Europe, Asia and the Caribbean have given modern Britain its own unique character. Now, a new exhibit sets out to explore the relationships and shared experiences of the country’s Jewish, black and Asian communities. The exhibit, which opened at the Jewish Museum in London earlier this month, is the brainchild… More ▸

  • In Bosnia, a Philanthropist’s Gift Provides Work, Promotes Tolerance

    Bojana Vukotic looks up from her computer and for the first time in her 28 years has a conversation in English, a language she learned from watching movies. A bright woman with short hair, Vukotic describes her life at a unique print shop operation designed to help disabled people like herself conduct their lives in… More ▸

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    Two Israeli photographers were injured in a scrap with Madonna’s bodyguards. The melee broke out last Friday after the cameramen tried to photograph Madonna, who is in Israel for a Kabbalah conference. In recent years, Madonna has led the way as several Hollywood stars have become interested in Jewish mysticism. Twenty-four disabled Israelis are taking… More ▸

  • At U.S. Open, Kosher Stand Serves Up Hot Dogs and Knishes

    Strictly kosher food isn’t just for baseball parks anymore. Several years after a few baseball stadiums made headlines by adding kosher food stands to their culinary options, tennis fans at the U.S. Open in Queens, N.Y., can select glatt kosher items from the potpourri of food possibilities at America’s flagship tennis event. For Lilly Schwebel,… More ▸

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    An Israeli tennis star will compete in the Olympics after a sponsorship rift nearly kept her off the team. Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi, Israel’s top female tennis player, will play in the women’s singles tournament in Athens now that her regular sponsor, Lotto, has reached agreement with Speedo, the official supplier of the Olympic team, over her… More ▸