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 By Howard Blas    News    August 5, 2022

Maccabiah and Israel: A sporting event of 'a Jewish nature

(JNS) — Bringing more than 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries to compete in 42 sporting events all around Israel for the Maccabiah games is an impressive feat. Returning these athletes to their home countries as ambassadors and spokespeople...

 

It's Super Bowl week, and Eli Lunzer is tackling a different side of sports

(JNS) - For Eli Lunzer, the road to Super Bowl Super LVI started weeks before the team match-ups were determined. Lunzer will arrive in Los Angeles for a nonstop week of work before the Cincinnati...

 
 By Howard Blas    News    January 7, 2022

NY Jewish students lend a hand to tornado-devastated Kentucky

(JNS) — Winning the lottery usually conjures images of elated people feeling set for life after receiving a check for hundreds of millions of dollars. Yet for five North Shore Hebrew Academy students in the Long Island region of New York, winning...

 
 By Howard Blas    News    October 15, 2021

For NBA's Deni Avdija, year two means easing back from injuries and into game mode

(JNS) Basketball player Deni Avdija was the talk of the town in Israeli and Jewish circles last season. The 19-year-old Israeli was drafted No. 9 in the first round of the NBA draft by the Washington...

 
 By Howard Blas    News    July 30, 2021

'Allez, allez!' Shouts of enthusiasm, encouragement as Israelis tackle Tour de France

(JNS) - When Belgian professional road and cyclo-cross racer Wout van Aert took the 21st and final stage of the Tour de France and Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogačar won the overall 2021 Tour de...

 
 By Howard Blas    News    July 9, 2021

Tour de France's Israeli team tested

By (JNS) — Days before the start of the annual Tour de France, cycling’s most prestigious race, the Israeli national team’s star rider and four-time winner of the event, Chris Froome, was enthusiastic and optimistic. Froome has been working...

 
 By Howard Blas    Features    April 30, 2021

ESPN host/basketball star Rosalyn Gold-Onwude describes Israel's impact on her career

(JNS) - When Rosalyn Gold-Onwude was a college student at Stanford University, she participated on Birthright Israel. Several years later, she went on her second trip-this time, as a staff member on...

 
 By Howard Blas    News    December 25, 2020

Mr. Avdija goes to Washington

(JNS) - Israel's Deni Avdija recently moved from Israel to Washington, found an apartment, met with the media at a Washington Wizards press conference and ate his first meal at Chipotle Mexican...

 

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