A father passes the fighting torch to his prodigal son, and a new generation of combat athletes makes a name for the Promised Land
Jewish baseball stars for the Astros, Braves, and Dodgers all decide to play on Yom Kippur. They all lose.
A conversation with Ariel Helwani, a Montreal Jew of Mizrahi extraction whose climb to the top of mixed martial arts journalism just landed him a new show on ESPN
Are the two tennis masters in the French Open semifinals really just incarnations of two of Judaism’s wisest rabbis?
The great NFL quarterback Sid Luckman had a secret: his father’s ties to the Jewish mob
Ep. 153: ‘Our Friend From Israel’ podcast host Benyamin Cohen and ‘Wall Street Journal’ sports columnist Jason Gay
The scattering of African-Americans named Cohen in the NFL is just the tip of a deeper American Cohen tale
How a grueling 56-mile ultramarathon in South Africa became a stage for racial reconciliation—and national belonging for immigrant Jews
Indigenous peoples should stand together
In watching the great Maradona play, a lesson in theology
As the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights vie for the 2018 Stanley Cup, the man known as The Hockey Maven leaves the sport behind—richer than he found it in 1939
We need a little rowdy tribalism
I used to loathe the Bronx Bombers, until a religious epiphany taught me something about baseball, politics, and the perils of tribalism
How a baseball stats nerd came to ‘interrogate the database’ of a Soviet prison in search of clues to a 70-year-old mystery
As the Cubs clinch a playoff berth to defend their first title in more than 100 years, a baseball fan remembers the metaphysical horror of watching the North Side Chicago club lose in 1984
The septuagenarian Jewish surfing icon Kathy Kohner Zuckerman is still riding that wave
As the Giro d’Italia bike race begins in Jerusalem this week, a historical debate still rages over who deserves credit for the production of identity cards for Jews hidden in Florence
As the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots visit Donald Trump’s White House today, the Pro Football Hall of Fame lineman remembers the character traits he learned from his leader
From a lifelong New England Patriots fan who wonders about your friendship with President Donald Trump
This week on Unorthodox, Jewish NFL player Geoff Schwartz and etiquette expert Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick
The Toronto-based champ is 4’10”, weighing in at 82 lbs., and 13 years old
The once glorious club is in disarray and middling in the second-tier tables, with its last Champions League semifinal years behind
The first stop on a possible rise to the major leagues for a kid from Heschel? The wilds of suburban Houston.