Jewish Softball Leagues Back in Play in 2021

Much like Major League Baseball, the two big Jewish softball leagues in the Philadelphia area struggled to play a 2020 season. Due to the pandemic,...

Lafayette Hill Native to Play for Israel’s National Rugby Team

A Lafayette Hill native is taking the field in the first friendly women’s rugby match between Israel and the United Arab Emirates on May...
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Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl Ring Sells for $1.025 Million

By Marcy Oster / JTA One of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl rings sold for $1.025 million in an online fundraiser to help...
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...
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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...
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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...