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IDF Qualities Could Produce Future Super Bowl Star

24 Shevat 5773 – February 3, 2013
What do IDF soldiers and Super Bowl football players in common? They take charge, never back down and are team players. For example: IDF soldier Asaf Katz.

Hall of Fame Punts Late Ravens’ Jewish Owner Art Modell

Art Modell, who died in September, helped make pro football a multi-billion dollar empire, but the late Jewish owner of the Ravens won’t make it into the Hall of Fame, at least not this time.

Bears Bring in Jewish Head Coach, Marc Trestman

6 Shevat 5773 – January 17, 2013
The Chicago Bears hired a Jewish head coach, Marc Trestman, to improve their pigskin prowess.

Anti-Semitic Messages Target Israeli Soccer Player in U.K.

3 Shevat 5773 – January 14, 2013
British soccer fans reportedly wrote anti-Semitic messages on the Facebook page of a local British club shortly after it hired an Israeli player.

Café Rimon Serves Up Great Dishes

29 Tevet 5773 – January 11, 2013
Café Rimon used great court vision and ball movement, dishing out plenty of assist to win a thrilling 41-38 game over the Atoms, in the Red &...

Italy Issues Guidelines for Dealing with Anti-Semitism at Soccer Matches

29 Tevet 5773 – January 10, 2013
New guidelines issued by the Italian Interior Ministry govern how police may halt or interrupt a soccer match because of racist or anti-Semitic behavior by fans or on the pitch.

City of Gold Has Perfect Location

22 Tevet 5773 – January 3, 2013
City of Gold kept a perfect record and the top spot in the Red and Dr. Murrays Israel Basketball League, earning a 75-69 victory...

11-Year-Old Table Tennis Standout Skips Match for Shabbat

An 11-year-old New York girl was disqualified from the 2012 U.S. National Table Tennis Championships when she opted not to play her final match, which fell on Shabbat.

Famous Israeli Soccer Coach Passes Away

17 Tevet 5773 – December 30, 2012
Emanuel Sheffer, the soccer coach who led Israel to the only World Cup finals in which it has ever participated, died on Friday at the age of 88.

FIFA to Rebuild Hamas Rocket Launching Site

15 Kislev 5773 – November 29, 2012
FIFA generously plans to rebuild the Gaza soccer stadium. The stadium was used as a Hamas launching pad to shoot Fajr-5 rockets at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Israel: We Can Secure European Under-21 Football Championship

Avi Luzon, president of Israel’s football association, said Wednesday that Israel’s hosting of next year’s European under-21 football championship would not pose a security problem.

Super Bowl Jews to Eat Kosher

15 Heshvan 5773 – October 31, 2012
For the first time, this winter’s Super Bowl in New Orlean’s Superdome will feature kosher food for sale, according to a report in Kosher Today last week.

Baltimore Sun Features Sports Fans’ High Holidays Dilemma

11 Tishri 5773 – September 27, 2012
An article in the Baltimore Sun featured the conflict fans of the Baltimore Orioles have with the yearly Yom Kippur observance, showcasing how lovers of baseball keep their finger on the pulse of sports as the Day of Atonement takes place.

Nervous Anticipation of Iranian Terror Attack over Holiday Season; Israeli Soccer Team under Heavy...

20 Elul 5772 – September 7, 2012
Over the past few weeks, the Israeli counter terrorism command approached national security forces in Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, and Thailand, requesting that they increase both the overt overt security for Israeli tourists who will be traveling to these countries during the Tishrei holiday period (Rosh Hashanah through Simchat Torah) when hundreds of thousands of Israelis are expected to visit abroad.

Combat IDF Sergeant’s Team Finishes Second at World Bridge Championship

25 Av 5772 – August 12, 2012
A combat soldier in the Kfir Infantry Brigade, Sgt. Lee Rosenthal, is also one of the best bridge players worldwide. Just last week the Israeli bridge team placed second in the world bridge championship for competitors under the age 21 held in Taicang, China a week ago. The skillful players overcame teams from China, Italy and dozens of other countries, defeated only by the Dutch team by a single point. Among the team members are two IDF soldiers, completing their full service.

Munich Widows Condemn IOC Chief to his Face at London Memorial Service

19 Av 5772 – August 7, 2012
"Shame on you International Olympic Committee because you have forsaken the 11 members of your Olympic family, you are discriminating against them only because they are Israelis and Jews," Spitzer told International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, and then promised: "We will be back because until we hear the words you need to say because you owe it to them."

Some Wear and Tear Expected as Olympics Committee Chief Steps into a Jewish Lion’s...

16 Av 5772 – August 3, 2012
president Jacques Rogge will address a planned ceremony by the Olympic Committee of Israel, the Israeli Embassy in London and cross-communal British group the Jewish Committee for the London Games on August 6. Ankie Spitzer, widow of slain Israeli fencing coach Andre Spitzer, is planning to give him a piece of her mind.

Video of Jewish Gymnast’s Parents’ Anxiety Goes Viral

13 Av 5772 – July 31, 2012
A clip from NBC showing Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents’ reaction to her uneven bar routine has garnered close to 100,000 hits on You Tube.

Terrorist Chief of Palestinian Olympic Committee Calls Minute of Silence Requests ‘Racism’

8 Av 5772 – July 26, 2012
Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, called the campaign to hold a minute of silence for the 11 Israelis murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics “racism,” according to the Times of Israel. What the Times of Israel omitted is the fact that Rajoub has been one of the most dangerous and violent PLO terrorists, known for acts of murder and torture against Jews and Arabs alike.

Founder of London Shomrim Carries Olympic Torch

6 Av 5772 – July 24, 2012
The founder of London's Shomrim patrol carried the Olympic torch in South London. Efrayim Goldstein, 23, was one of 187 people who carried the Olympic torch through the city on Monday. Goldstein wore the official white Olympic uniform and was given a matching yarmulke, according to VIN News. He carried the torch for about a half-mile at 8:30 a.m. After handing off the torch, Goldstein and a group of fellow torchbearers observed a moment of silence in memory of the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches who were killed by terrorists at the Munich Olympics, according to VIN. Goldstein is the founder of the Shomrim Safety Patrol and runs a soup kitchen. According to the nomination for Goldstein, he set up seven charities by the time he became 16.

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