Sports

Stan Hochman Unfiltered book cover

New Book Compiles Sportswriter Stan Hochman’s Columns

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For someone who called himself the third-best writer in his own family, Stan Hochman left a significant mark in Philadelphia. The longtime Philadelphia Daily News...
Chaim Bloom

Akiba Grad Chaim Bloom Takes Top Job With Red Sox

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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

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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,...
baseball on grass

Gabe Kapler Hired to Manage San Francisco Giants

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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...
J. Russell Peltz is applauded

J. Russell Peltz Celebrates Half Century in Boxing

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Boxing has mesmerized J. Russell Peltz since he was a Bar Mitzvah boy in Bala Cynwyd, although circumstances never really gave his boxing career...
Israel’s baseball team with sign that says "Tokyo, Here we come!"

Israel’s Baseball Team Earns Trip to 2020 Olympics

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When you consider the odds, the idea that Israel’s national baseball team could qualify for a spot at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo...
head coach alex freedman with a member from team israel and from team kenya

Israeli Lacrosse Team Helps Kenyan Team With Gift

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It’s unusual for a sports team to go out of its way to help give its opponents an advantage, but that was the case...
Michael Keitz with the U16 team, on the way to the Maccabi Games in Atlanta

Coach: Maccabi Is ‘My Favorite Week of the Year’

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Thousands of Jewish teens from across the United States descended on Atlanta last weekend for another edition of the Maccabi Games. Next weekend, thousands more...
Professional wrestlers Rory Gulak and Drew Gulak, also known as the Philadelphia Stretcher

Gulak Brothers Take Center Stage in Pro Wrestling World

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Rory Gulak had no desire to step inside a wooden coffin filled with barbed wire that was set aflame, but when he was a...
The new Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in its new space at the Jewish Community Services Building

Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Reopens in New Space

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It’s been a little more than a year since it was made public that the Gershman Y would be vacating its home of more...