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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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  • 4 Jewish baseball players make a play for the World Series

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Alex Bregman and Joc Pederson are looking for a return to the World Series. Ian Kinsler and Ryan Braun are trying to block their paths. The four Jewish players are on teams vying in their respective League Championship Series for the right to move on to baseball’s Fall Classic. Bregman was…

  • Moe Berg, catcher who became a spy, gets an exhibit in Baseball Hall of Fame

    (JTA) — Moe Berg is going into the Baseball Hall of Fame – as a spy, not a catcher. The shrine to the national pastime in Cooperstown, New York, recently opened an exhibit on the Jewish player, who gained more attention for his espionage than a 15-year career in which he finished with a batting…

  • Alex Bregman wins baseball All-Star game MVP with tie-breaking home run

    (JTA) — In a baseball All-Star game that set a record for home runs, Alex Bregman had the most important one. Bregman, the Jewish third baseman for the Houston Astros, snapped a 10th-inning tie with his two-run shot to power the American League to an 8-6 victory over the National League on Tuesday night in…

  • Patriots’ Julian Edelman facing 4-game suspension over use of banned substances

    (JTA) — New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman reportedly is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, but he is appealing. League sources told ESPN of the suspension on Thursday, the sports network reported. One league source said Edelman was appealing, as he has never tested positive despite taking…

  • 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…