Raphael Gellar


LeBron James and His New Israeli Coach

By Raphael Gellar

Rookie Cleveland Cavaliers Coach David Blatt won a European title with Maccabi Tel Aviv. Now he gets to coach Lebron James. Getty Images Read More


Lewis Wolff Talks the Jewish Side of Moneyball

By Raphael Gellar

Lewis Wolff Talks the Jewish Side of Moneyball
Lewis Wolff owns the Oakland Athletics, a team that prides itself on building championship contenders while spending much less money than its competition.Read More


Jim Calhoun Talks March Madness Basketball in the Holy Land

By Raphael Gellar

Jim Calhoun Talks March Madness Basketball in the Holy Land
Retired UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun is legendary for winning — and his ties to Israel. He talks about what makes Israeli hoops great — and who he likes in March Madness.Read More


Tom Werner Juggles Roles as Red Sox and Liverpool Boss

By Raphael Gellar

Tom Werner Juggles Roles as Red Sox and Liverpool Boss
Tom Werner is the only man who serves as chairman of two of the biggest sports clubs in the world. He talks about his relationship with Israel — and the Clintons.Read More


Chicago Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman Gave Up Law for Football Sidelines

By Raphael Gellar

Chicago Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman Gave Up Law for Football Sidelines
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman talks about why he gave up law for coaching and why he doesn’t think it’s important that he’s the only Jewish coach in the NFL.Read More






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  • The sign reads: “Dogs are allowed in this establishment but Zionists are not under any circumstances.”
  • Is Twitter Israel's new worst enemy?
  • More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the current ground operation in #Gaza.
  • "My wife and I are both half-Jewish. Both of us very much felt and feel American first and Jewish second. We are currently debating whether we should send our daughter to a Jewish pre-K and kindergarten program or to a public one. Pros? Give her a Jewish community and identity that she could build on throughout her life. Cons? Costs a lot of money; She will enter school with the idea that being Jewish makes her different somehow instead of something that you do after or in addition to regular school. Maybe a Shabbat sing-along would be enough?"
  • Undeterred by the conflict, 24 Jews participated in the first ever Jewish National Fund— JDate singles trip to Israel. Translation: Jews age 30 to 45 travelled to Israel to get it on in the sun, with a side of hummus.
  • "It pains and shocks me to say this, but here goes: My father was right all along. He always told me, as I spouted liberal talking points at the Shabbos table and challenged his hawkish views on Israel and the Palestinians to his unending chagrin, that I would one day change my tune." Have you had a similar experience?
  • "'What’s this, mommy?' she asked, while pulling at the purple sleeve to unwrap this mysterious little gift mom keeps hidden in the inside pocket of her bag. Oh boy, how do I answer?"
  • "I fear that we are witnessing the end of politics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I see no possibility for resolution right now. I look into the future and see only a void." What do you think?
  • Not a gazillionaire? Take the "poor door."
  • "We will do what we must to protect our people. We have that right. We are not less deserving of life and quiet than anyone else. No more apologies."
  • "Woody Allen should have quit while he was ahead." Ezra Glinter's review of "Magic in the Moonlight": http://jd.fo/f4Q1Q
  • Jon Stewart responds to his critics: “Look, obviously there are many strong opinions on this. But just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel’s policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas.”
  • "My bat mitzvah party took place in our living room. There were only a few Jewish kids there, and only one from my Sunday school class. She sat in the corner, wearing the right clothes, asking her mom when they could go." The latest in our Promised Lands series — what state should we visit next?
  • Former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror: “A cease-fire will mean that anytime Hamas wants to fight it can. Occupation of Gaza will bring longer-term quiet, but the price will be very high.” What do you think?
  • Should couples sign a pre-pregnancy contract, outlining how caring for the infant will be equally divided between the two parties involved? Just think of it as a ketubah for expectant parents:
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