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Orthodox Jewish businessman vies for the crown at World Series of Poker's main event

(JTA) — As Gershon Distenfeld sees it, life and poker have their similarities — notably “a certain amount of uncertainty.” “There is a little bit of luck involved — sometimes a lot of luck,” an Orthodox Jewish businessman from...


Israeli teen Deni Avdija goes to Washington Wizards

(JTA) - Deni Avdija, the 19-year-old Israeli basketball phenom, was taken by the Washington Wizards with the ninth overall pick of the NBA Draft on Wednesday night – the earliest an Israeli has...

 By Marc Brodsky    Features    July 10, 2020

With a nod to Carl Reiner, 'My Favorite Year' recalls the infancy of TV sketch comedy

(JTA) - With the passing of Carl Reiner, who passed away of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills on June 29, 2020, at the age of 98, we lost one of the comedy greats, Jewish or otherwise. His o...

 By Marc Brodsky    Features    July 10, 2020

Quarterback Kirk Cousins wishes a 'mazel tov' to Jewish students

(JTA) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins scored a touchdown with his congratulatory message to the graduates of a Jewish student program. Cousins wished the graduates of the Jewish Student Union, a program of the Orthodox Union’s youth...


'Blazing Saddles' still stands as one of the great comedies-and the Mel Brooks film teaches lessons, too

Social distancing and staying inside is hard. Thankfully, accessing good things to watch during this time is not. This is the second installation of a weekly column on Jewish movies and TV shows that... Full story


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