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Beatie Deutsch only started running in 2016, but now the marathon winner (ranked in the top 80 women runners in the world!) and Haredi mom of five is the face of Adidas’ latest campaign. Always dressed modestly when she runs, Deutsch is an inspiration for Orthodox Jewish women, who sometimes […]
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Orthodox Jewish All Star Batel Gatterer is the first Orthodox Jew to qualify for and compete in the Olympics. Now, she is not only a role model to young Orthodox Jewish athletes, she helps coach the current Israeli Tae Kwon Do team, whose 19-year-old Abishag Semberg just won the bronze […]
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Orthodox Jewish All Star Bat-El Gatterer is the first Orthodox Jew to qualify for and compete in the Olympics. (See her All Star award acceptance video here and her video interview here.) Now, she is not only a role model to young Orthodox Jewish athletes, she helps coach the current Israeli Tae […]
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Orthodox Runner, Israeli Mother of 5, Hires Attorney in Bid to Move Olympics Marathon From Saturday Beatie Deutsch, a Sabbath-observing mother of five and aspiring Olympic marathoner in Israel, has hired an attorney to ensure that she can run in the race next year. The marathon at the Tokyo games, […]
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Respect My Faith so I Can Compete at the Olympics – Bracha Deutsch Pleads for Shot at Tokyo Shabbat is a day of rest: no technology, no distractions and absolutely no running. “I’m 100 percent committed to it. It’s amazing, we totally disconnect for family time – super powerful, restorative, […]
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As the attacks on Orthodox Jews continued to increase last year, during my winter break trip to Israel, I thought it would be a perfect chance for our Olympic Orthodox Jewish All Star, Bat-El Gatterer to teach our viewers some self-defense through her sport, Tae Kwondo. We spent a few […]
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Jewish Teen Ping Pong Ace Can’t Go to Olympic Trials on Sabbath An Orthodox Jewish teen from Long Island made it all the way to the Olympic trials for ping pong — and now she likely can’t compete because it falls during the Sabbath. Nationally ranked Estee Ackerman, 18, is […]
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“Once, in Germany, I walked three hours in the snow [on Shabbos]. When I got to the competition, I was like a snowman. Two minutes after [I got there,] they called me to the fight. I [won!]”   Editor – Elie Gabor elie@eliecreative.com The post Meet Bat El Gatterer, First […]
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“Before every race, I would say say ‘Shir Hamaalos Esai Einai El HeHarim.’ I turn my eyes towards the mountains. Tefillah is a confidence booster. It focuses me on why I’m doing what I’m doing, and it gives me confidence that Hashem actually cares about [me].” Director of Photography | […]
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“Each December, an Israeli athlete…travels to Germany, a few minutes from Hitler’s home, the Eagle’s Nest. There, they continue a tradition that was instituted in 2015, to light Chanukah candles, where perhaps, very few Jews have lit before.”   Director of Photograhy – Elie Gabor The post AJ Edelman Accepts […]
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