Tuesday, January 19, 2021


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


A History of MacsLive: Our Logo

Recently, MacsLive unveiled a new logo (as featured in The Jewish Link), reflecting the Yeshiva University basketball team’s jerseys and paying tribute to our broadcasting equipment upgrade. While the new logos are in-line with the recent cinematic advancement in the


The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Talia Lowe

The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize Yavneh Academy eighth grader Talia Lowe as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. When asked about Lowe, Yavneh Redhawks girls basketball coaches Shoshana Kattan and Natan Cohen told The Jewish Link, “When you first see Talia Lowe on a basketball court you are drawn immediately


Mr. Avdija Goes to Washington

Israel’s Deni Avdija recently moved from Israel to Washington, found an apartment, met with the media at a Washington Wizards press conference. Avdija, the 19-year-old Maccabi Tel Aviv phenom, was taken No. 9 overall by the Wizards in the recent NBA Draft. The 6-foot-9 inch, 225-pound forward is excited to play in the NBA and