Aviva Kempner on ‘The Spy Behind Home Plate’
The Spy Behind Home Plate, the fascinating story of the 1920s-1930s baseball catcher Moe Berg, is the latest film by Aviva Kempner.
The Top 5 Books
We asked experts and aficionados to recommend their top five books on timely and intriguing subjects—from trends in American Judaism to Jewish romance.
The Year Israel Qualified for the World Cup
The Israeli national team has qualified for the tournament only once—the 1970 games held in Mexico.
Winter Olympics 2018: Tracking Israel’s Athletes
Updates on Israel’s progress in the Winter Olympics.
Politics, Propaganda and the Olympics Games
Politics and propaganda are inseparable from the Olympic spectacle—though perhaps never more patently than in Berlin in 1936.
Book Review // When Basketball Was Jewish: Voices of Those Who Played the Game
In Farewell to Sport, published in 1938, the popular New York Daily News sports columnist Paul Gallico, when departing the world of sports to write fiction (The Poseidon Adventure later became one of his best-sellers), reflected on the wide variety of sports and sports figures he had covered.