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Maccabi Haifa Basketball Club owner talks strategy
BY Jim Williams
July 2, 2014

Mark down the date: Friday, June 20, 2014. It was the day that the world realized that Israel had become a force in the world of professional basketball. Former Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv head coach David Blatt, who led the yellow and blue to both the 2014 Euroleague and Israeli Basketball Super League championships, was CONTINUE »

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David Blatt riding Tel Aviv’s Euro title to NBA dream job
BY Anthony Weiss/JTA
July 2, 2014

LOS ANGELES — In 1981, David Blatt moved to Israel in pursuit of a path of lifelong worship — to play professional basketball. Now, more than 30 years later, Blatt is leaving Israel to make a different, and totally unprecedented, form of aliyah — to leave the ranks of Israeli basketball to coach in the CONTINUE »

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Ed Cohen wore many hats, and his impact was felt everywhere
BY Marc Shapiro
July 2, 2014

The phrase “gone but not forgotten” may seem trite in describing the death of a person who left a major mark on the world, but one look at the numerous online tributes to Ed Cohen proves how appropriate the sentiment is. “Every word of it is true,” said Mike Schneider, former Camps Airy & Louise CONTINUE »

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Dr. Jay Karpa, surgeon, father, Beth Tfiloh member
BY Marc Shapiro
June 26, 2014

They don’t make doctors like Jay Karpa anymore. Just ask Karen Levin, his assistant for 38 years. “He would spend hours sitting and talking to a patient,” said Levin, a nurse who was Karpa’s assistant in private practice. “He was a rare soul, and they just don’t make them like that anymore.” Karpa succumbed to CONTINUE »

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Jewish participants make their presence felt at Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
June 26, 2014

Religious freedom, family values, fiscal policy and Israel were the primary drivers of discussion, as faith activists and Republican politicians gathered in Washington last weekend for the Road to Majority 2014 Conference put on by the conservative Faith and Freedom Coalition. Despite the group’s reputation as mostly evangelical, Jewish speakers, pundits and issues were prominent CONTINUE »