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European Judo set for 2018 championships in Israel

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Israel will host the European Judo Championships’ senior event for the first time next year. “This will be the first time we will host the European Championship for the senior [event],” said Moshe ...

Soccer fans with anti-Semitic history charged for vulgar chant

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart A group of fans of Chelsea Football Club (F.C.) were filmed singing an anti-Semitic chant before the team’s The Football Association Challenge Cup semi-final match in London against Tottenham Hotspur ...

The fall of Israeli-American coach David Blatt

By Roman Fuentes For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   It was June 16, 2015. Confetti rained over the Golden State Warriors as players celebrated their NBA Finals victory. Led by up-and-coming star Stephen Curry, the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavali...

Benjamin Eidelberg: Managing basketball and faith

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news For alumnus Ben Eidelberg, basketball has been life since he was three years old. “My parents always watched the game, and so I guess playing from a young age, watching from a young age and ...

Dudi Sela: Underappreciated Israeli sports icon

By Noah Johnson For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh When Dudi Sela bowed out of the 2017 Miami Open following his second round defeat to No. 5 Rafael Nadal, it seemed to many as just another routine victory for the Spanish superstar. However, to fans and ...

Israeli national team tries for 2018 FIFA World Cup after almost half century drought

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising The Israeli national football team is in the midst of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. It’s a formidable task, considering the team has not qualified for the tournament in almost ...

UMD athletes balance Passover responsibilities, sports obligations

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart When it comes to Passover, especially for college students, there seems to be a lot more one must give up than just eliminating bread and other grains for the week. Spring is a time when many students ...

Israeli fencer takes home gold in European Junior Championships

Samantha Rosen For the Mitzpeh @saaamrosen After defeating two opponents from the No. 1 junior team in the world, Italy, Israeli fencer Vera Maia Devi Kanevski won the gold medal in the women’s Épée Zone Championships at the 2017 European ...

Israel suspends two national soccer players for trash-talking head coach

Abigail Bentz For the Mitzpeh @abigailkbentz Israel’s national soccer team will be missing two of its players after they verbally criticized head coach Elisha Levy. Goalkeeper Ariel Harush, 28, is from a local Israeli team, Hapoel Tel Aviv, and ...

Yeshiva University takes home back to back championships at NHBT

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news After Friday and Saturday’s festivities, it was championship day at the National Hillel Basketball Tournament.  The men’s portion was an afternoon matchup between two different teams from Yeshiva ...