Pascale Bercovitch converted to Judaism and served in the Israeli military. Could a gold medal in kayaking be next?
Getting back in person for America’s pastime this summer? Here are your kosher options.
Brandon Loschiavo vowed to make the Olympics when he was four. He takes his first 10-meter dive late Thursday night.
At 6 a.m. tomorrow, Team Israel will take on the United States in its second game of Olympics baseball. (Israel dropped its first game, 6-5, to South Korea in extra innings.) As you may have read before, Israel’s baseball team is largely made up of American-born players — who had to acquire Israeli citizenship to be Olympics-eligible. With baseball still a fledgling sport in the Middle East, it’s quite possible that most of the team’s fans live in the United States, too.
Luke Hughes has become the third brother in his hockey-playing Jewish family to be drafted in the first round of the NHL Draft.
Shlomo Lipetz has been known as a pioneer in Israeli baseball since his teenage years in Tel Aviv.
Only 6 countries were invited to compete in the sport at the Olympics. With a passion for Judaism and baseball, Kurz made sure Israel was on the list.
Israel is a judo medal contender in Tokyo thanks to an infusion of judo masters from the former Soviet Union.
He’s played everywhere from Arkansas to Melbourne during a long baseball career. This month, he’s headed to Tokyo for Team Israel.
Shlomo Lipetz will pitch for Team Israel in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.