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is JTA's copy editor. Prior to joining JTA in 2006, he served 15 years as the assistant managing editor at The New York Jewish Week. He also has worked as a reporter and editor in news and sports for daily and weekly newspapers in New Jersey.

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  • Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg says he won’t appear before grand jury on Russia investigation

    (JTA) — Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg said he will ignore a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Nunberg, who was fired by the Trump campaign in the summer of 2015 over racist Facebook posts, told The Washington Post on Monday that he was asked…

  • Yeshiva University eliminated from NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament

    (JTA) — Yeshiva University was eliminated from the NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament with an 81-67 opening-round loss to host York College of Pennsylvania. The Maccabees, who were making their first appearance in the national tournament, finished their season with a record of 18-11. Gabriel Leifer, a 6-5 forward from Lawrence, New York, led…

  • World Series 2017: Jewish sluggers coming through, Koufax still pitching in for his old club

    (JTA) — You wanna see Jewish power, forget AIPAC: It’s been on display in the first two games of the World Series. Joc Pederson of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros have each homered in the series, becoming the first Jewish players to go deep for opposing teams in the…

  • Sandy Koufax and Yom Kippur: The link that lasts forever

    (JTA) – As Yom Kippur approaches, Jewish baseball fans hark back to the fall of 1965, when Dodgers ace Sandy Koufax said he would not take the mound in Game 1 of the World Series against the Minnesota Twins. Mind you, this was no ordinary pitcher. Koufax dominated on the hill that season for Los Angeles…

  • Cleveland Cavaliers bring in a Jewish general manager. Didn’t David Blatt coach there?

    (JTA) — The team that brought you Maccabi Tel Aviv’s David Blatt as coach, led by a Jewish owner in Dan Gilbert, now has a Jewish general manager. Koby Altman, 34, was named GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday after serving as an interim replacement for the past five weeks. He may need some…

  • This Jewish player won the World Series of Poker’s $8.15 million with a pair of 2’s

    (JTA) — Scott Blumstein admits it: He never expected to get the card he needed to become the World Series of Poker champion. Blumstein, 25, of Brigantine, New Jersey, pulled a deuce on the river — the final card of a poker round — to win with a pair of twos in a dramatic finish…

  • March Madness 2017: Meet the Jewish MVP leading Princeton to the NCAA Tournament

    (JTA) — For Princeton’s Spencer Weisz, the Ivy League’s Player of the Year, his tweet said it all: “We’ve been waiting to wear our dancing shoes! #LetsDance #16-0.” Weisz, a senior forward and a Maccabiah Games gold medalist, played a crucial role in powering the Tigers to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament that starts this week…

  • 3 suicide bombings rock Saudi Arabia in a day, including near Muhammad mosque

    (JTA) — Three suicide bombings struck Saudi Arabia on Monday, including one near where the Muslim Prophet Muhammad is said to be buried and another near the U.S. Consulate. In Medina, revered by Muslims as a holy city, four security guards were killed in a bombing close to dusk at the security office of the…

  • Donald Trump blames ‘dishonest media’ for fuss over tweet depicting Star of David

    (JTA) — Donald Trump blamed the “dishonest media” for the dust-up over a tweet showing a Star of David shape and dollar bills superimposed over an image of Hillary Clinton. On Monday, Trump made his first response to the controversy since his official account tweeted— then deleted — the image Saturday following the uproar over…

  • Father of 10 killed in terrorist shooting remembered as intellectual and giving man

    (JTA) — More than 1,000 mourners attended the funeral for a father of 10 who was killed in a West Bank drive-by shooting. The funeral of Rabbi Michael “Miki” Mark was held Sunday in the Otniel settlement in the West Bank followed by his burial in Jerusalem. Mark was killed Friday when terrorists opened fire…