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Hotel Cancels Yeshiva University Hoops Team’s Rooms Over Coronavirus Fears Fear over the coronavirus followed the Yeshiva men’s basketball team from New York to Maryland. The team had its rooms canceled on Thursday by The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Pikesville, where they competed in the first round of the […]
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Faith Before Basketball For Yeshiva University Champions Yeshiva University’s basketball team can’t play on the Sabbath, on Jewish Holidays or fast days. They’ve also faced anti-Semitic taunts and ethnic slurs from opponents and spectators. But they continue to beat their rivals, many proudly wearing the skullcap that identifies them as […]
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Faith Before Basketball For Yeshiva University Champions Yeshiva University’s basketball team can’t play on the Sabbath, on Jewish Holidays or fast days. They’ve also faced anti-Semitic taunts and ethnic slurs from opponents and spectators. But they continue to beat their rivals, many proudly wearing the skullcap that identifies them as […]
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Daniel Hazan is the youngest sports agent to ever sign a player into the NBA, and he’s done it while being an Orthodox Jew. As seen in our video about former Knicks player, Chris Smith, Hazan’s religious life has nothing but a positive impact on the people around him. The […]
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Jacob Benezra Has a Unique Story to Tell as an African American, Jewish Basketball Player When he arrives at the bench, the hoodie comes off to reveal that his head is covered by a bright blue yarmulke with an engraved orange basketball. At that point, something even rarer is divulged […]
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“Coming out of college, going to the NBA was my all-time goal, and Judaism brought me back on that high.” Director of Photography – Elie Gabor Executive Producer – Seth Feldman Producer – Sara Levine Special thanks to Yeshiva University
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Yeshiva University Punished Itself in NCAA Tourney Loss Yeshiva University’s first trip to the NCAA Division III men’s basketball Tournament was brief, and it didn’t include one of its best players. The Orthodox Jewish school from Washington Heights, which drew acclaim on a variety of platforms after winning the Skyline […]
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The Israeli Tech Guru Who Helps Start-ups Without Asking Anything in Return Hillel Fuld is a “macher,” which is Yiddish for “a man who arranges, fixes and makes connections,” and therefore knows almost everyone in Israeli hi-tech. Fuld is an axle, among many others, in the Israeli wheel known as […]
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Meet Ariel Smith, The Newest Ex-Knick Jewish Convert You can call him Ariel Smith now. Chris Smith, the former Knicks point guard and J.R. Smith’s younger brother, is making a basketball comeback and is set to debut next week in the Israeli League for Ironi Nahariya after recently converting to […]
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