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Orthodox Jewish Athletes

Former NCAA Final Four MVP and NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire has relocated to Brooklyn to help coach the Nets, but that’s not stopping him from having a traditional Pesach at home with his children. Between a rigorous schedule of Gemara study, prayer and attending player practices and games, Stoudemire’s days […]
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Switch-hitter Elie Kligman from Las Vegas is a teen all-star, destined perhaps for college greatness before the major leagues. While his being strictly shomer Shabbat could possibly make those aspirations non-starters, his faith and commitment to his observance is an honorable inspiration. Even in the face of a possible multi-million […]
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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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Eli Kligman is a born and bred Orthodox Jew, and at a young age, his family noticed he had a talent for baseball. He started to hone that talent, and now, as a senior in high school, several Division 1 Colleges and even some Major League Baseball teams have noticed […]
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Elie Kligman is a born and bred Orthodox Jew, and at a young age, his family noticed he had a talent for baseball. He started to hone that talent, and now, as a senior in high school, several Division 1 Colleges and even some Major League Baseball teams have noticed […]
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With 62 million people having viewed the Queen’s Gambit now on Netflix, the long-beloved and admired game is back in the spotlight. From its origins in 5th century India and its spread to the Middle East, to modern-day yeshiva chess clubs around the world, Orthodox Jews have long-loved the strategy-based […]
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When it comes to Jewish outreach, Jodi Berris will climb the highest mountain. Then she’ll ski down it. “I have a pretty serious passion for skiing,” Jodi says. “I ski every day, Sunday to Friday. I love skiing!” Her love for the slopes is only matched by her love for creating […]
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When it comes to Jewish outreach, Jodi Berris will climb the highest mountain. Then she’ll ski down it. “I have a pretty serious passion for skiing,” Jodi says. “I ski every day, Sunday to Friday. I love skiing!” Her love for the slopes is only matched by her love for creating […]
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Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been rescheduled to 2021. They just announced the specific dates for next year’s games and I’m doing everything I can to try and ensure the marathon isn’t rescheduled for Shabbat. It normally is always on a Sunday but in the […]
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