Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
Posted on: August 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The Beitar Jerusalem soccer team announced that it will stop playing on Shabbat in order to allow its religious and traditional fans to attend team home games. Home games will be held on Saturday nights or weekdays, according to the announcement by the team’s new owner Eli Tabib. Beitar Jerusalem made headlines earlier this year […]
Posted on: August 8th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Israel has made another concession, without even being asked. The PA anthem was sung in Bethlehem for the Barcelona soccer team during its Peres-sponsored visit, but HaTikvah was ditched in Tel Aviv.
Posted on: August 7th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
An Egyptian player for a Swiss soccer team agreed to travel to Israel for a qualifying match after first refusing for political reasons. Mohamed Salah joined the Football Club Basel for its UEFA Champions League qualifying game against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening. Salah, 21, reportedly changed his mind after meeting with team officials. […]
Posted on: August 5th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Dozens of soccer fans booked rooms Sunday night in Jerusalem’s Inbal Hotel, where the FC Barcelona team was staying, to meet the players and then follow them to the Western Wall Monday morning as the team wrapped up their tour of Israel. The fans cheered them at the hotel desk and asked for autographs while […]
Posted on: August 5th, 2013News & Views → Israel
This is just what Israel does not need – another non-Jew claiming he is a Jew. NY Knicks star Stoudemire wants to be an Israeli but as for Torah, he likes to pick and choose his commandments,
Posted on: July 31st, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israel lead the way with the final gold medal count, followed by the United States, Hungary, Canada, Azerbijan and South Africa.
Posted on: July 28th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Argentina’s Jewish boxer Carolina Raquel Duer won the World Boxing Organization bantamweight title for the first time. Duer, popularly known as ”The Turk,” defeated countrywoman Mayra Alejandra Gomez by unanimous decision on Friday to take her second world title. The Jewish boxer raised her professional record to 15-3. Duer, 35, was the WBO’s super flyweight […]
Posted on: July 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel
American got over Katrina, the Clintons, Bush, and Superstorm Sandy. It even has survived Obama. But its golden age is over. Israel beat the US at its own game, the National Pastime, at the Maccabiah Games
Posted on: July 24th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Ryan Braun, whose father is from Israel, not only lost the chance to play out the reason of the season with the Milwaukee Brewers after he accepted his 65-day suspension for drug use, he also lost his image of the “good guy” who had convinced many that he was innocent of using performance drugs. “As […]
Posted on: July 21st, 2013News & Views → Israel
For American athletes, the Maccabiah sports even proves the games are about more than sports. Several of the American Jewish athletes were inspired to become Bar Mitzvah.
Posted on: July 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The second half was one to forget for the Israelis.
Posted on: July 7th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player to join the NBA, has agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets. Casspi, 25, who played the last two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, told the Cleveland Jewish News that he hopes to sign the contract on Wednesday or Thursday. The 6-9 forward became an […]
Posted on: June 23rd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Women in Iran are pinning their hopes on Hassan Rohani to pass what would be a sweeping reform in the Islamic Republic – allowing them to enter a soccer stadium. The issue is not minor in a country where an Iranian sports journalist told Turkey’s Hurriyet News, “In terms of freedom of expression, football stadiums […]
Posted on: June 23rd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The Russian leader remarked that he could "kill someone" with such a ring.
Posted on: June 20th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Bud Selig, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, will be honored B’nai B’rith International ,which will award him its Distinguished Humanitarian Award on June 27 in New York City for his efforts in youth education and training, diversity and environmental advocacy. Among those scheduled to speak at the dinner honoring Selig are Sharon Robinson, the […]
Posted on: June 16th, 2013News & Views → Israel
"I saw them throw away the flags."
Posted on: June 13th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Jerusalem
One word... Awesome.
Posted on: June 9th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
They did it old school too, by avoiding the use of GPS technology to find their way.
Posted on: June 2nd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The synagogue in Sochi in Russia has been renovated and a new Torah scroll acquired ahead of the city’s hosting of the Winter Olympics next year. Rabbi Ari Edelkopf, director of the Jewish Community of Sochi, told JTA the renovation was completed this month and “will help our synagogue serve not only thousands of local […]
Posted on: May 30th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Jerry’s Kids second game of the week was perhaps the most exciting of the season to date.
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