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History Channel removes tendentious wording about Einstein and Israel

On July 11, the History Channel reaffirmed its commitment to accuracy and truth by revising its “Albert Einstein: Fact or Fiction?” webpage to replace erroneous wording tending to negatively portray Israel: “Though he (Albert Einstein) was...

 
 By Ron Kaplan    News    June 13, 2014

American dream teams

Jews account for a mere 170 of 18,174 athletes who have played in the major leagues (through the 2013 season, according to baseball-reference.com). So it’s not surprising that the new exhibit “Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American” at...

 

Al Jazeera America: Twisting Israel news, targeting opinion makers

Al Jazeera America, the satellite and cable television news network owned and operated by the wealthy sheikdom of oil and gas-rich Qatar, can’t seem to present its Arab-Israeli news straight. This should come as no surprise. The Qatari ruling...

 
 By Ron Kaplan    Features    June 28, 2013

Maccabi Haifa Heat goes from worst to first

A year after finishing last in the Israeli Premier Basketball League, the Maccabi Haifa Heat won its first championship in a stunning turnaround for the team and its owner. Former MetroWest (N.J.) resident Jeffrey Rosen, who bought the team in 2007,...

 
 By Ron Kaplan    Features    May 31, 2013

Jewish Major Leaguers at the quarter mark

With about 40 games gone by— one quarter of the season—here’s a look at how the JMLs are faring as of May 19: Like last year, New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis has gotten off to a horrible...

 
 By Ron Kaplan    Features    May 24, 2013

Books about and by Jews among baseball's must-reads

This year, at least seven Jewish athletes will ply their trade on Major League rosters (two more are on the disabled list). It might be argued that a much larger contribution to the game has been...

 
 By Ron Kaplan    Features    April 5, 2013

At bat with Matt

A generation ago, kids Matt Nadel’s age would be content collecting baseball cards. But in 2013 Matt is making baseball news. Making and reporting it. At 14, Matt is the youngest “pro blogger” on MLB.com, writing not about his favorite...

 

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