Being in the business of writing about what's good for the Jews – which, more often than not, means actually writing about what people think is bad for the Jews – it's only natural for me to take a look at Sunday’s Super Bowl in Dallas, a critical national event rich with meaning for every American.
I mean, if an event featuring a bunch of giants pounding the stuffing out of each other to the accompaniment of million-dollar TV ads that are treated as major cultural events doesn't define our national character, what does?
PHILADELPHIA (JTA) -- Gabe Carimi already knows that Yom Kippur won't fall on a Sunday for at least the next 20 years.
The star left tackle at the University of Wisconsin looked up the dates in anticipation of being a potential first-round pick in this spring’s NFL draft. But first, Carimi will end his college career by leading the Badgers against the Texas Christian University’s Horned Frogs in the 97th Rose Bowl.
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel's national swim team is competing under heavy security in a world competition in Dubai.
The team arrived in Dubai just in time for the Tuesday opening ceremony of the FINA World Swimming Championships after the United Arab Emirates agreed at the last minute to issue visas for the team. The team was subject to a thorough security check and their passports were not stamped, Haaretz reported.
Members of the Brooklyn South Shomrim Patrol faced off on the softball diamond against officers of the NYPD's 66th Precinct on August 18, 2010, in an event sponsored by City Councilman David Greenfield.
Maybe he’ll fare better in yeshiva than in the ring.
Yuri Foreman, boxer and aspiring rabbi, lost his first bout on Saturday night, the first defense of his World Boxing Association super welterweight title. Wearing a black brace on his right knee, a result of a previous injury, he slipped on the wet canvas in the seventh round and twisted the knee. Foreman fought on in pain, hobbled and limping, until the fight was stopped on a technical knockout in the ninth round.
NEW YORK (JTA) -- A game but limping Yuri Foreman dropped his first title defense when the referee stopped the contest 42 seconds into the ninth round against Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium.
Foreman, a rabbinical student from Brooklyn, N.Y., was hit with a right hand to the body and slipped as he had several times earlier in the bout against the hard-punching Cotto, who became a four-time world champion by taking away Foreman's World Boxing Association super-welterweight crown.