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From left: Georgia, Robbie, Mike and Lucas Tollin, at Masada

‘Last Dance” Producer Mike Tollin Started Career Locally

Ask Mike Tollin a question, and he’s liable to answer with a story or two. Have you heard the one about the time that Jimmy...
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Patriots Owner Auctioning Super Bowl Ring for Coronavirus Charity

By Marcy Oster / JTA You can have one of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl rings while helping those in need facing...
Sam Nahem

Phillies Pitcher Sam Nahem Helped Integrate Baseball

Sam Nahem was not your typical major league baseball player. Born in 1915 to Syrian Jewish immigrants, he grew up speaking Arabic on the Lower...
Unrecognizable woman in medical protective mask against virus and infection diseases, close-up. Copy-space in left part of image.

76ers Partner Michael Rubin To Produce Masks For Epidemic Responders

By Ron Kampeas / JTA Michael Rubin, a partner in the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and the owner of Fanatics sportswear, plans to make a million masks...
One-time Washington Redskins teammates Adrian Peterson and Josh Norman ran obstacle courses with Israeli soldiers and took Krav Maga lessons while on a visit to Israel.

Two NFL Players Train with the Israeli Army

By Marcy Oster / JTA Two NFL players shunned the helmets and shoulder pads for a training session with the Israeli army while on a...
Group from Ohev Shalom in Richboro led by Jeff and Diane Pevar (far right) at Temple basketball's Jewish Heritage Night

Temple Hoops Hosts Jewish Heritage Night

There is no major Philadelphia basketball institution with a richer, more continuous Jewish history than Temple University’s men’s varsity. The NBA’s Philadelphia Warriors were, in...
Barrack senior Ben Bernstein shoots a free-throw. Bernstein was the most polished player on the court, for either side.

Barrack/Kohelet Sports Rivalry Plays out on Court

Like its more rough-and-tumble cousin, high school football, high school basketball’s busiest night is Friday. High school gymnasiums, those under-ventilated cesspools of stale air...
Chaim Bloom

Akiba Grad Chaim Bloom Takes Top Job With Red Sox

2019 was a good year for Jews playing in Major League Baseball. Joc Pederson, a young outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, cracked 36 home...
The Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast hosts

Locals Host ‘The Rights to Ricky Sanchez’ Sixers Podcast

Perhaps nothing better explains the sensibility of “The Rights to Ricky Sanchez” podcast than the name itself. Sanchez was a middling Puerto Rican power forward,...
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Gabe Kapler Hired to Manage San Francisco Giants

By Marc Brodsky / JTA A month after being fired from his first manager’s post, Gabe Kapler has another shot. The Jewish ex-major league outfielder, a...