Ron Dicker


The Value Of an Arab Life

By Ron Dicker

The Value Of an Arab Life
Shlomi Eldar, a TV journalist in Israel, thought he had created a simple feel-good documentary about saving the life of a Palestinian baby. Then, the plot thickened like a Hollywood drama.Read More


Rangers' Jewish GM Is Conquering the Major Leagues, But Not as a Batter

By Ron Dicker

Rangers' Jewish GM Is Conquering the Major Leagues, But Not as a Batter
The Texas Rangers’ Jewish general manager, Jon Daniels, idolized the Mets while growing up in Queens, but he always assumed his future wouldn’t include being a star ballplayer for the team. It became that much more apparent when he tried out for the freshman baseball team at Hunter College High School in Manhattan. As he said in an interview with Fast Company magazine, “I could throw, and I wasn’t afraid to take a beating, but I couldn’t hit for shit.”Read More


A Football Team That Recites the Sh’ma

By Ron Dicker

A Football Team That Recites the Sh’ma
San Diego Jewish Academy, which fields what it says is the nation’s only all-Jewish high school football team, is experiencing its share of tsuris.Read More


Make Me A Match

By Ron Dicker

Make Me A Match
Shortly after the North American press premiere of “The Matchmaker” hit technical difficulties and screened without English subtitles, the film’s Israeli director, Avi Nesher, tried to calm himself. “Wrist-slashing is an option,” he said.Read More


Jews Behaving Badly

By Ron Dicker

Jews Behaving Badly
The cringe-inducing spectacle of Jews tied to the world financial implosion took center stage at the recent Cannes Film Festival. Even fiction got in on the act.Read More



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