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JERUSALEM (JTA) — The American pop band Backstreet Boys will perform in Israel. The band, whose popularity was at its peak in the 1990s, will play one concert in April in the central city of Rishon Lezion. The concert was announced on Monday afternoon and is based on the band’s Las Vegas show in...
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(JTA) — All eyes are on skiing wunderkind Mikaela Shiffrin this week at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 22-year-old American is favored to win gold medals in slalom and giant slalom — those technique-heavy events in which skiers glide and weave between poles or gates (as opposed...
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Paul McCartney is one of nine laureates announced for Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize. McCartney is one of two recipients of the 2018 Wolf Prize in Music, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin announced Monday. Each year the Wolf Foundation awards $100,000 prizes in five fields. More than 30 winners have...
(JTA) — American snowboarder Arielle Gold earned a bronze medal in the women’s halfpipe contest at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Gold, who is Jewish, finished third on Tuesday behind U.S. teammate Chloe Kim, 17, who took the gold, and silver medalist Jiayu Liu of China. Gold, 21, of Steamboat Springs,...
(JTA) — Israel’s figure skating team failed to qualify for the finals in the event. At the end of the short program on Sunday Israel was in eighth place out of 10 teams, finishing ahead of Korea and France. The ice dance team of Adel Tankova and Ronald Zilberg and women’s skater Aimee...
DALLAS (Texas Jewish Post via JTA) — Aimee Buchanan isn’t the only figure skater at the Dr. Pepper Star Center rink gracefully arching in a layback spin. But as the 24-year-old athlete transitions from her signature arched back to a low crouch, she’s the only local elite skater whose silver Star of...
This song was composed by Gobbie for his brother’s chasuna in 2010. Recently re-arranged and produced by Ruli Ezrachi. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz7zRWx2BAU&w=560&h=315] This video features a leibedig performance at a recent wedding; Gobbie was accompanied by the very talented Zemer Orchestra of Baltimore led by Nossi Gross (on saxophone) featuring Steve Levin...
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See the full article at yumacs.com OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. – The Yeshiva University men's basketball team earned an impressive Skyline win over the College at Old Westbury, 86-61, at the Clark Athletic Center on Tuesday evening. The Maccabees have now won six straight games (12-9, 10-6 Skyline) and move back...
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(JTA) — A rabbi, a priest, an imam and a Buddhist monk get into a Toyota truck. Instead of the opening line to a bad joke, that’s actually the start of the most heartwarming commercial that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday night. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrGu6H8t2gU?feature=oembed] In the ad, titled “One Team,” a rabbi...


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