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Even without medals, Israel proves it’s on the rise at the Winter Olympics

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops Israel has won a total of nine medals in its Olympic history. None of them have come from the Winter Olympics. Entering the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, Israeli figure skater Alexei ...

Notable Jewish athlete was UMD walk-on basketball player

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko Alvin Lann is a high school track star who grew up in Washington, D.C. and graduated from McKinley High School in 1945. His successful high school athletic career began when he placed second in the ...

A look back at Michael Herson’s baseball career as a Terp

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko Michael Herson started playing baseball in 1964 at Northwood High School in nearby Silver Spring. He received a scholarship to play baseball at this university as a pitcher for the freshman team in ...

The future remains uncertain for Israeli national soccer team

By Harrison Cann For Mitzpeh @harry_cann Fans of Israeli soccer have had a frustrating couple of months. In October, Israel failed, yet again, to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, making it 47 years now since the national team has qualified. ...

NHBT board hopes for event to be ‘Bigger and Better Than Ever Before’

By Kaitlyn Hopkins For Mitzpeh @khopkin31 The National Hillel Basketball Tournament held its second meeting of the semester Dec. 6 at Hillel with plans to make the event more exciting and expansive than recent years. “The National ...

Students discuss their picks for best Jewish athlete

By Harrison Cann For Mitzpeh @harry_cann Some may not be too vocal about their beliefs, but faith is a driving force for a many professional athletes. A lot of players are seen with cross necklaces or a bible verse tattoo on their arm, but ...

Nima Omidvar says job at Jewish Day School was influential career starter

By Miller Friedman Staff writer @miller_friedman Nima Omidvar still keeps an award from his coaching days at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in his office. “Some of my best memories are my two years at Jewish Day School,” Omidvar ...

Ex-jock John Feinstein brings his love of sports to The Post

By Kate Casey For Mitzpeh @katecaseykc Since baseball was conceived, the time from the crack of the bat to the time you learn about it has dwindled down to almost a single second. Thanks to the growing internet platform and social media ...

Bobsleigh and Skeleton Israel gets its chance at the 2018 Winter Olympics

By Harrison Cann For Mitzpeh @harry_cann After battling for over a decade to get their shot, Bobsleigh and Skeleton Israel will have the opportunity to make history for its country in 2018. Since it was founded in 2002, Bobsleigh and ...

Crash ends UMD alum’s run at Israel in Winter Olympic games

By Harrison Cann For Mitzpeh @harry_cann Not many people imagine finding their calling while watching television in their dorm room, and Bradley Chalupski is no exception. Chalupski, a skeleton racer for Israel, first discovered the sport ...