Elliot Olshansky


5 Jewish Players To Watch as Hockey Season Starts

By Elliot Olshansky

5 Jewish Players To Watch as Hockey Season Starts
Jeff Halpern and four other Jews will hit the ice with the rest of the National Hockey League as the puck finally drops on a lockout-delayed season.Read More


Kevin Youkilis Joins the Yankees

By Elliot Olshansky

Kevin Youkilis Joins the Yankees
Though A-Rod’s kabbalah studies are a thing of the past, it seems as if the Yankees’ will still have a third baseman with a history of Jewish studies on Opening Day… and this one’s actually Jewish.Read More


Israeli Hoops Star Finds Relief on Court

By Elliot Olshansky

Israeli Hoops Star Finds Relief on Court
Israeli Naama Shafir is the first Orthodox woman to star in American college hoops. When on the court, she doesn’t have to worry about the headlines from back home.Read More


Israel's New Soccer Star on Rise

By Elliot Olshansky

Israel's New Soccer Star on Rise
A new Israeli soccer star is on the rise.Read More


Other 'Hebrew Hammer' Scores TKO

By Elliot Olshansky

Ryan Braun may be sitting at home and watching as the Major League Baseball playoffs continue but a different “Hebrew Hammer” was in action Saturday night, and certainly lived up to his billing.Read More






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