Despite enduring decades of overwhelming challenges and tragedies, Israeli society is remarkably hopeful, resilient and compassionate. This tiny nation, founded by Holocaust survivors and refugees from around the world, never hesitates to extend its help and knowledge to other people and countries in need. The Jewish principle of tikkun olam, repairing the world, through personal and national acts of generosity, love and moral leadership is why Israel will always serve as a light unto the nations.
NBA, FIBA and Israel Basketball Association to host first Basketball Without Borders camp in Israel
Thursday, April 20, 2017
NEW YORK, MIES, TEL AVIV – The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Israel Basketball Association today announced that the 16th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Europe will be held Aug. 13-16 at The Wingate Institute in Netanya, Israel, marking the first time that the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball … Read More
Israeli government dresses up for Purim
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Getting in the spirit of Purim, government ministers and Knesset members dress up and show their humorous side. Shedding their business attire, Israeli ministers and MKs take part in Purim festivities, showing off their more lighthearted side. Without looking too much into the meanings behind their chosen costumes, here are some of their holiday takes … Read More
Underdog Israel crushes Cuba as Cinderella squad stuns baseball tourney again
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Israel’s national baseball team defeated Cuba 4-1 in the first game of the second round of the World Baseball Classic on Sunday, the latest shock upset for the Jewish state’s underdog sports team. Israel’s batters overcame an early 1-0 deficit, and the team’s pitchers kept the heavily favored Cuban team to just five hits, continuing … Read More
Team Israel — and its mascot, Mensch on a Bench — is the Jamaican bobsled team of the WBC
Monday, March 6, 2017
If Ty Kelly is searching for material for his next screenplay, he doesn’t have to look very far. According to his W-2, Kelly is a professional baseball player. But what Uncle Sam doesn’t know — at least not yet — is that the 28-year-old infielder is an up-and-coming screenwriter. That is, when he isn’t busy moonlighting as … Read More
With Mirth and a Mensch, Israel Upsets South Korea in W.B.C.
Monday, March 6, 2017
SEOUL, South Korea — When Sam Fuld, a journeyman outfielder, hit a line-drive single to open an exhibition game between Team Israel and a squad representing the South Korean Army the other day, one of his teammates on the bench, third baseman Cody Decker, yelled, “Nobody, and I mean nobody, no-hits the Jews!” The exhortation … Read More