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Arab Terrorist Attacks Aimed at Israelis on Judea, Samaria Roads

August 31, 2016 - 1:28 AM
 
ISIS No. 2, Mohammad al-Adnani, Killed in Aleppo, Syria

August 31, 2016 - 12:40 AM
 
Russia Denies Plan for Israel-Palestinian Authority Summit in Moscow

August 30, 2016 - 11:41 PM
 
High-Speed Chase at Ben Gurion International Airport

August 30, 2016 - 11:09 PM
 
Archaeological Evidence of the Kingdom of David in Jerusalem

August 30, 2016 - 10:30 PM
 
Israeli Ministers Advocate for Better Incorporation of Zionism in School Curriculum

August 30, 2016 - 10:01 PM
 
Egypt Opens Rafah-Gaza Crossing for Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca

August 30, 2016 - 9:48 PM
 
211 New Immigrants Flee to Israel From War-Torn Ukraine

August 30, 2016 - 9:05 PM
 
Rightwing Pundit: A Vote for Donald Trump Is a Vote for Israel’s Enemies

August 30, 2016 - 4:05 PM
 
Netanyahu Responds to UN Special Envoy’s Statement on the “Illegality” of Settlements

August 30, 2016 - 3:28 PM
 
Ousted DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Facing Florida Primary Challenge Tuesday

August 30, 2016 - 2:50 PM
 
UN Mid-East Peace Envoy Pins Jewish Homes as Source of Strife

August 30, 2016 - 2:11 PM
 
Legal Group Challenging Police on Criminalizing Entry into Judea and Samaria Area B

August 30, 2016 - 12:41 PM
 
Court to Hear Police Request to Bar 6 Youths from Jerusalem

August 30, 2016 - 11:08 AM
 
IDF Demolishes Home of Rabbi Mickey Mark’s Murderer

August 30, 2016 - 10:45 AM
 
Hillary’s Muslim Adviser Huma Abedin Leaving Anthony Weiner

August 30, 2016 - 10:19 AM
 
Gene Wilder, Iconic Jewish Comedian and Actor, Dead at 83

August 30, 2016 - 12:57 AM
 
75th Anniversary of Massacre of Jews in Moletai, Lithuania

August 29, 2016 - 11:58 PM
 
Israel to Compete at World Baseball Qualifier in Brooklyn, NY

August 29, 2016 - 10:51 PM
 
BOI Keeps Interest Rate Unchanged for September

August 29, 2016 - 10:37 PM
 
Hundreds of New Hotel Rooms Slated for Jerusalem as Tourist Demand Skyrockets

August 29, 2016 - 10:27 PM
 
Liberman: No Negotiations With Hamas Over IDF Soldiers’ Bodies

August 29, 2016 - 10:01 PM
 
Iran ‘Not Worried’ About Falling Oil Prices

August 29, 2016 - 9:40 PM
 
Busy Traffic at Gaza-Israel Border Crossings

August 29, 2016 - 8:07 PM
 
New Management: Liberman Says Soldiers Shouldn’t Have to Consult a Lawyer on the Battlefield

August 29, 2016 - 6:35 PM
 
Reports: Police Using Systematic Harassment of Jews Outside Temple Mount

August 29, 2016 - 2:16 PM
 
Catholic Bishop Calls Destruction of 17 Belfast Jewish Graves ‘Shameful’

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Posted on: July 7th, 2011

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While there are great rates on fares to the Miami area this time of year, it's not a place most people want to visit in the summer, unless, of course, they have relatives or good friends to visit or a simcha to attend.

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Posted on: June 7th, 2011

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Jason Marquis became the first Jewish pitcher in 31 years to collect 100 career victories. Pitching for the Washington Nationals this year, Marquis (pronounced Mar-kee) earned his first big-league win ten years ago by beating the Mets at Shea Stadium while pitching for the Atlanta Braves. Jason, who'll turn 33 on August 2, has also pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies.

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Posted on: May 11th, 2011

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A local Orthodox attendance record was set at Detroit's Comerica Park on Sunday Chol Hamoed Pesach as an estimated 500 frum fans were in the stands. They saw a good game as the Tigers downed the White Sox 3-0 on a beautiful sunny day. Seven families from my shul returned with suntans and they reported many shuls were represented in all sections of the downtown ballpark, about a 20-minute ride from my dugout.

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Posted on: April 6th, 2011

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Every team has a bad week. Good teams, however, go through it less often. It all play out over the course of the season, so don't pay too much attention to where good teams are listed in the standings early on.

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Posted on: March 9th, 2011

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Baseball is back. And for the first time, half the 30 major league clubs are holding spring training in the Phoenix area.

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Posted on: February 9th, 2011

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In the four years-plus I've been writing this column, I've received many questions from readers. This month would be a good time to showcase some of the more popular questions and tell you of a book about an Orthodox Jew in the baseball field.

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Posted on: January 12th, 2011

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Bob Feller was stubborn and opinionated - and, I must admit, I didn't care for him too much at our first meeting over 30 years ago.

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Posted on: December 8th, 2010

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January 1 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hank Greenberg. And Greenberg's 25th yahrzeit will be marked next August.

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Posted on: December 8th, 2010

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January 1 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hank Greenberg. And Greenberg's 25th yahrzeit will be marked next August.

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Posted on: November 10th, 2010

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It's over 15 years since Rick Ferrell died, a few months shy of his 90th birthday.

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Posted on: October 6th, 2010

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It was a half-century ago but I still have vivid memories of 1960. Television was still considered kosher and my favorite shows were mostly westerns.

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Posted on: September 7th, 2010

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Those of us who were around then will never forget that afternoon 59 years ago.

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Posted on: August 11th, 2010

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Ernie Harwell, Bob Sheppard, George Steinbrenner, Ralph Houk - four legendary men long associated with baseball, all of whom died during this baseball season.

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Posted on: July 7th, 2010

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Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Thurman Munson, George Steinbrenner - these are just some of the magic names Marty Appel has dealt with and written about.

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Posted on: June 9th, 2010

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It's been all over the news. You had to be in solitary confinement not to hear about umpire Jim Joyce's blown call at first base that should have ended the perfect game by Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga against the Cleveland Indians in Detroit.

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Posted on: May 12th, 2010

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While we're counting the Omer we'll also be counting Alex Rodriguez's homers. When the Yankees third baseman hits his 17th home run this season, it will be the 600th of his career. A-Rod, who'll be 35 in July, is a good bet to hit 800 career home runs - a number never yet reached by anyone - before he retires.

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Posted on: April 8th, 2010

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A huge Mets fan from Brooklyn moved to my town (Oak Park, Michigan.) and settled in a few houses from me. Walking home from shul the other day, he took issue with my picking, in last month's column, the Mets to finish fourth in the National League East.

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Posted on: March 11th, 2010

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As we clean for Pesach, several players will be cleaning out their lockers after being released by teams paring down their rosters for Opening Day.

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Posted on: February 10th, 2010

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With spring training almost upon us, our attention turns to Arizona (Cactus League) and Florida (Grapefruit League).

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Posted on: February 10th, 2010

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With spring training almost upon us, our attention turns to Arizona (Cactus League) and Florida (Grapefruit League).

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