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Although he could have gone to many Division I schools, current Yeshiva University student Ryan Turell chose YU’s basketball program after graduating from LA’s Valley Torah High School because it met his religious needs. (He turned down a scholarship to West Point due to mandatory Shabbos training.) Having brought YU […]
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The Division III Yeshiva University Maccabees might not play on Shabbos, but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming the hottest squad in college hoops, having won 35 consecutive games despite Covid. In the three top divisions of NCAA sports, no team has a current winning streak as long as they […]
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For the past eight days, Jews around the world have been publicizing the Chanukah miracle. But when it comes to getting the world excited about the Maccabees, no one does that better than Akiva Poppers. “It’s the ultimate underdog story,” proclaims Poppers. But Poppers isn’t just talking about the ancient […]
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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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Meet ‘Supergirl,’ the World’s Strongest Teenager Most days, Naomi Kutin, a high school junior from New Jersey, is a mere teenage mortal. During weekend powerlifting competitions, when the crowd is revved up and that bar is loaded with hundreds of pounds — Naomi squats 321 pounds and dead lifts 365 […]
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Houston’s Top Chefs Cook Kosher Next Monday Top chefs from across Houston will join in to cook a five-course meal as part of the Gourmet Kosher Extravaganza, an annual benefit dinner for Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Houston branch. It’s one thing to eat an all-kosher dinner prepared by some […]
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Skating, and Scoring, for God’s Glory College roller hockey teams from across the Northeast, including Pennsylvania State University, competed at an indoor arena here recently, shooting, skating and stickhandling with gusto as they battled to climb the standings and win for their teammates and for school pride. But one team, […]
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Three Wheels and Three Walls in NY – Levi Duchman invented the ‘pedi-sukkah’ – a mobile sukkah, attached to a tricycle that can now be found in 15 states and five different countries The Jewish College Soccer Team Defying Stereotypes – The Yeshiva University ‘Maccabees’ are as dedicated to making their […]
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Three Wheels and Three Walls in NY – Levi Duchman invented the ‘pedi-sukkah’ – a mobile sukkah, attached to a tricycle that can now be found in 15 states and five different countries The Jewish College Soccer Team Defying Stereotypes – The Yeshiva University ‘Maccabees’ are as dedicated to making their […]
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Three Wheels and Three Walls in NY – Levi Duchman invented the ‘pedi-sukkah’ – a mobile sukkah, attached to a tricycle that can now be found in 15 states and five different countries The Jewish College Soccer Team Defying Stereotypes – The Yeshiva University ‘Maccabees’ are as dedicated to making their […]
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