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Monday, January 25, 2021
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Remembering Abe Sodden, z”l

On November 23, 2020, New Rochelle resident Abraham Sodden, z”l, died at age 86. Almost every YINR member knew the gentle man in a wheelchair in the main sanctuary’s back row. Yet, how many knew they were davening with a great Yeshiva University basketball legend?

In his personal written notes, provided by his wife, Marion, Sodden

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Running Inside a Snow Globe

(Why do it?)

Do what?

(Run in the middle of a snowstorm only to be covered in snow.)

You mean the end result, the “Abominable Snow Jew” as my children refer to me upon my return home?

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The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Tamir Citron

The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize 14-year-old Tamir Citron as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The eighth grader at Yavneh Academy is a force to be reckoned with for the Yavneh RedHawks basketball team. When asked about Citron, Yavneh’s seventh grade basketball Coach Moshe Sanders told The Jewish

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Spotlight on: The First Israeli Division I Football Player, Yonatan Marmour

Yonatan Marmour, at 19 years old, became the first Israeli football player to play on a Division I college football team when he joined the Youngstown University football team this week as an offensive lineman.

Division I colleges don’t come to Israel on football recruitment trips.

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The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Jonas Holland

The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize Jonas Holland as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The eighth grader at Rabbi Pesach Raymond Yeshiva (RPRY), led the RPRY basketball team as a sixth and seventh grader, and was looking forward to another solid season this year. RPRY basketball coach Sam Berlin coached Holland

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Azeri Jewish Grandmaster Teimour Radjabov Wins Chess Championship and $60,000

He is the 10th-ranked chess player in the world, having earned the title of grandmaster at the age of 14.

(JNS) Azeri-Jewish chess grandmaster Teimour Radjabov, 33, became emotional following his victory on Sunday in the final match of the Champions Chess Tour Airthings Masters online

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Spotlight on Israeli Professional Wrestler Yuval Goldschmidt

Many consider professional wrestling to be a performance more than a sport, but Yuval Goldschmidt, an Israeli amateur wrestler making his way toward becoming a professional, says that’s not quite the way it is.

There are two main wrestling organizations in America, WWE (World

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The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Ariella Vogel

The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize Ma’ayanot senior Ariella Vogel as this week’s Sportstar of the week. Ariella has been a star of the Rapids softball and basketball teams at Ma’ayanot High School. When asked about his captain, Ma’ayanot softball coach Yoni Lieber told the Jewish Link, “Ariella

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Lander College for Men Offers Expanded Sports Marketing Classes

Lander College for Men is a leader in offering courses in sports management. This past fall 2020 a Sports Management course was offered with such outstanding speakers as Mark Wilf, president and owner of the Minnesota Vikings; Lawrence Burian, executive vice president of Madison Square Garden Sports; Chaim Bloom, chief baseball

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Bruriah Focuses on the Importance of Brachot During Word Watch Week

Wearing masks has changed the way many display their pride in reciting brachot. In order to combat this COVID-era disguise, Bruriah’s Word Watch Committee used this week as an opportunity to give everyone an inspirational outlook on saying brachot loud and proud. Throughout the week, students heard amazing words of

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Swim to the Other Side of the World: Part 4

After two and a half hours of swimming, I had reached the final stage of my odyssey.

(The Cyclops? The Walled City of Troy?)

Just my swim across three beaches.

(It would have taken less time to read

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The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Max Schachter

The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize Max Schachter as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The Yeshivat Noam basketball star helped lead last year’s seventh grade team to an undefeated season and a trip to the semi-finals, before their season was cut short. Max’s seventh grade coach Rabbi Yosef

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