Israeli boxers spar with their dreams

Elad Shmouel wins another match – ‘The good thing about me is that I’m real young for professional boxing – I’m only 20 and I’ve got almost 20 fights, and that’s a lot.’Standing side by side, legs spread apart as …

Israel baseball takes the field

‘I think we have a chance to bring the red, white and blue spirit of American baseball over here, and it shouldn’t be so much of a problem for Israelis to learn.’If you didn’t know any better you’d think you …

Sliding home

Baseball will succeed in Israel because it’s the greatest game in the world.It’s a long season, and you gotta trust it. I’ve tried them all, I really have. And the only shul that truly feeds the soul, day in, day …

An Israeli field of dreams

Dan Duquette, who is organizing the Israel professional baseball tryouts, served as general manager of both the Montreal Expos and the Boston Red Sox.More than 60 self-styled athletic studs hoping to play professional baseball in Israel came out on November …

A new breed of Israeli diplomat

Ron Dermer, right, with Israeli Knesset member Natan Sharansky. The two co-wrote the bestseller ‘The Case For Democracy: The Power of Freedom To Overcome Tyranny and Terror.It’s not really that surprising that Ron Dermer wasnamed the new Israeli minister for …

Women pass the pigskin on Israeli football team

Myra Kraft (top left) poses with the Kraft Stadium’s all-women football team. This week, large numbers of Israelis focused their attention on the Super Bowl, cheering on the New England Patriots and their breathtaking victory on Sunday, as well as …

Looking for a donkey, low mileage

Janglo provides a way for immigrants to benefit from other people’s expertise, knowledge and experiences to solve all kinds of problems in a foreign culture.For a new immigrant in Israel, or even the veteran, getting absorbed into Israeli life can …