From Matzo Balls To Footballs, Two Jewish Brothers Recall Their Journey To The NFL

09/02/2016 - 12:07

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (JTA) – At 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds, veteran NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz isn’t just a force of nature, but a product of good ol’ Jewish nurture.

Geoff, left, and Mitch Schwartz are the first pair of Jewish brothers to play in the NFL since 1923. JTA

WATCH: Patriots Star Julian Edelman Blows Through Israel

08/24/2015 - 20:00

Ever since New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman’s breakout performance in the Super Bowl last February, football fans have wondered whether they could proudly count him as a member of the tribe.

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman spent ten eventful days in Israel learning about his Jewish heritage. JTA

Why Are We Still Arguing About Domestic Violence?

09/11/2014 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

With the revelation this week of a video clearly and unambiguously showing former Baltimore Raven football player Ray Rice punching his wife in a casino elevator in Atlantic City, knocking her unconscious, and then unceremoniously dragging her out of the elevator, a whole host of disturbing questions have come to the fore.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

ADL Joins Plea To Broadcasters To Abjure ‘Redskins’

09/04/2014 - 20:00

Washington — The Anti-Defamation League signed a letter initiated by Native American groups urging broadcasters to avoid saying the name of the Redskins, the NFL’s Washington franchise.

Retiring NFL Star Credits Philanthropic Jewish Family

01/06/2014 - 19:00

The rain dripping from his uniform provided an unceremonious end to London Fletcher’s career as the Washington Redskins linebacker headed to the locker room following a recent road loss to the New York Giants.

London Fletcher at middle linebacker for the Washington Redskins.  Photo courtesy Washington Redskins
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