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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...

 
 By Kassy Dillon    News    August 5, 2022

Ben Shapiro at Temple Mount: Jews face apartheid there

(JNS) — On Sunday afternoon, Ben Shapiro, the editor emeritus of The Daily Wire, ascended to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to pray with his parents and a group of followers. Shapiro’s first visit to the Temple Mount was during the holiday of Su...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Gantz says Israel could ‘seriously harm and delay’ Iran’s nuclear program (JNS) — Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Tuesday that Israel has the capability to cause major damage to Iran’s nuclear program. He also said that plans to...

 

Podcast series 'The Forgotten Exodus' tells overlooked stories of Jews from Arab lands

(JNS) — A new limited podcast series from the American Jewish Committee features interviews with Jews whose families left or were forced to flee from Arab lands and Iran in the mid-20th century. “The Forgotten Exodus,” premiering on Monday,...

 

Tisha B'Av 101

Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the month of Av (which month coincides with July and/or August), is the major day of communal mourning in the Jewish calendar. Although a large number of disasters are said to have befallen the Jews on this day, the ma...

 

A Jewish girl disguises herself as a Christian to evade the Holocaust in 'My Name Is Sara'

(JTA) – Sara Góralnik Shapiro survived the Holocaust by disguising herself as a Christian and working for a family of Ukrainian farmers. She then went on to live a long and prosperous life as a...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    August 5, 2022

Jewish pitcher Eric Reyzelman drafted by the New York Yankees

(JTA) — Eric Reyzelman is in a New York state of mind. The New York Yankees selected the Jewish Louisiana State University pitcher 160th overall in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball...

 

Jewish Super Bowl champion Mitchell Schwartz retires from the NFL

(JTA) — Jewish Super Bowl champion offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz has officially retired from the National Football League, almost two years after his career was derailed by injury. Schwartz announced his decision Thursday on Twitter. “I’ve...

 

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