This week on Unorthodox, sports writer Matthew Futterman and Latin enthusiast Ann Patty
This week on Unorthodox: ‘Sports Illustrated’ Editor L. Jon Wertheim and Princeton professor Imani Perry, plus our very own Jewish name generator
IDF Veteran Adi Deutsch lost his leg to a land mine when he was 20 years old. Nearly three decades later, and now a seasoned triathlete, he’ll run the New York City Marathon on Sunday.
After retiring, Chaim Landau found an unlikely home in the sports world
Mario Balotelli faces one-game ban and fine over Super Mario post
The soccer star’s Instagram post was a dumb joke, not an anti-Semitic rant
Team passes on Israeli point guard after last-minute visa technicality
San Diego Chargers commentator will sit next game out after ‘cheap’ joke
Display in Salvador, Brazil, endorsed by the tournament’s local committee
Hoping to compete at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, Israeli recruiters are looking for North American curlers to join the team
Gigi and Luca Becker and Eliana Gropman—day-school classmates—took top novice medals at this year’s U.S. championships
Retired in Century Village, he has a newfound passion for NBA basketball that keeps him going and keeps us connected
Tonight, Coach Marc Trestman faces his first test as he sends his players to face the rival Green Bay Packers
The unlikely playoff match-up has high stakes for one Boston-bred Detroit fan
In the run-up to next year’s World Cup, the Argentine-born announcer is perfecting his signature call: GGGGOOOOAAAALLLL!
For decades, Tottenham Spurs fans have used the slur as a badge of pride. Now the Football Association wants them to stop.
Are the government’s tight standards in pursuit of medals deferring qualified Jewish athletes’ sporting dreams?
But the team’s racist episodes are the exception in a league full of Jews and Arabs competing peacefully, says a former player
My father started rooting for Detroit when Hank Greenberg played for the Tigers. Now it’s an enduring family tradition.
In his new book ‘Breaking the Line,’ Sam Freedman recounts the history of a 1968 documentary that helped break color barriers
New York Knick joins investor group trying to buy Hapoel Jerusalem
The chess genius denied he was a Jew, but the Lubavitcher Rebbe disagreed. Who was right?
Leaving London’s games without a single medal, Israel needs to get serious about its commitment to sports
Even in a raucous sports culture, Betar Jerusalem fans stand out for their racist views and hooliganism
On the eve of yet another Super Bowl without his beloved New York Jets, a lifetime fan sees echoes of Judaism in his tortuous loyalty
Marking the first anniversary of his father’s death, a son reflects on the deceased’s once-powerful frame and how its legacy and memory continue to give him strength
Commissioner David Stern made the NBA the world’s most popular sports league by running it with a stereotypically Jewish collection of traits: humor, cutthroat deal-making, and focus on the bottom line
The UNC-Duke rivalry goes way back
A wrestler, a judo fighter, and, yeah, some coaches
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