Monday, July 30, 2012

Other Jews in London

Jo Aleh - Sailing (New Zealand)
David Banks - Rowing (USA)
Josh Binstock - Beach Volleyball (Canada)
Nathan Cohen - Rowing (New Zealand)
Anthony Ervin - Swimming (USA)
Jessica Fox - Kayaking - Australia
Grant Goldschmidt - Beach Volleyball (South Africa) - Not Confirmed
Jason Lezak - Swimming (USA)
Timothy Morhouse - Fencing (USA)
Olesya Povh - Track and Field (UKR)
Aly Raisman - Gymnastics (USA)
Sean Rosenthal - Beach Volleyball (USA) - Not Confirmed
Steven Solomon - Track (Australia)
Vasyl Fedoryshyn - Wrestling (Ukraine)
Julie Zetlin - Rhythmic (USA)

Hope to learn about more.

Israelis in the Olympics

Below is the Israeli team in the 2012 London Games.

Donald Sanford - 400m (Athletics)
Zohar Zemiro - Marathon
Jillian Schwartz - Pole Vault
Misha Zilberman - Badminton
Felix Aronovich - All around (Gymnastics)
Alexander Shatilov - Floor (Gymnastics)
Valeria Maksyuta - All around (Gymnastics)
Neta Rivkin - Rhythmic
Moran Buzovsky - Rhythmic (Team)
Victoria Koshel - Rhythmic (Team)
Noa Palathcy - Rhythmic (Team)
Marina Shultz - Rhythmic (Team)
Paulina Zakaluzny - Rhythmic (Team)
Eliora Zholkovski - Rhythmic (Team)
Artiom Arshansky - Judo
Golan Pollack - Judo
Soso Palelashvili - Judo
Ariel Ze'evi - Judo
Alice Schlesinger - Judo
Shahar Tzuberi - Sailing RS:X
Gideon Kliger - Sailing 470
Eran Sela - Sailing 470
Lee Korzits - Sailing RS:X
Nufar Edelman - Sailing Laser Radial
Vered Buskila - Sailing 470
Gil Cohen  - Sailing 470
Sergy Rikhter - Rifle
Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or - Swimming
Imri Ganiel - Swimming 
Gal Nevo - Swimming
Yakov-Yan Toumarkin - Swimming
Amit Ivry - Swimming
Anastasia Gloushkov - Synchronized Swimming Duet
Inna Yoffe - Synchronized Swimming Duet
Jonathan Erlich - Tennis Doubles
Andy Ram - Tennis Doubles
Shahar Pe'er - Tennis
Erlich/Ram are still alive in Tennis. Gloushkov/Yoffe have yet to perform. Toumarkin, Nevo, Rikhter, Schlesinger, and Ze'evi still have events left. Also sailing, rhythmic, and athletics have yet to take place.

HERE is a link to meet the Israeli athletes.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Other MLB News

Ike Davis went 4-4 Sunday with 3 Home Runs in a Mets loss.

Kevin Youkilis sprained his ankle Wednesday, but was back in the lineup this weekend. He homered Friday at Rangers. Looks to be doing okay.

Scott Feldman will get the start today (Sunday) vs. Gavin Floyd. Feldman will look to avoid a White Sox sweep.

HERE is a great article on the emergence of Michael Schwimer.

Jason Marquis continues to pitch well for the Padres. Winning Friday to bring his record to 4-5 with a .348 ERA.

Samu Fuld is Back

Sam Fuld returned from his injury this week and came back with a bang. In his debut series he went 5-9 with a double, 2 RBI, and SB. HERE is more on Fuld's return.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Jersey Time

I have a few autograph jerseys hanging in my closet. My wife wants to frame them. She pulls out my junior high jersey and goes "I thought you were hanging all your autographed jerseys?" After explaining to her that it was not signed and belonged to me, we had a good laugh, but it got me to thinking about a new feature on TGR called Jersey Time. I will give you two or three jersey to decide which is more awesome to wear. You can vote on the sidebar. Today's choices:

Omri Casspi on the Kings


Jordan Farmar UCLA

Friday, July 20, 2012

Summer League Hopefuls

Turns out Lior Eliyahu is not the only Jew or Israeli player trying to catch on with the T-Wolves. Sylven Landesberg is on the Summer League team as well.

Jon Scheyer and Penn's Zach Rosen caught on with the 76ers summer league.

NBA player Omri Casspi is playing for the Cavs.

HERE is a list of all Summer Leagure participants.

Good Luck to them all.
And Let Us Say...Amen.
- Jeremy Fine

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Who You Following?

Head Houston Football Coach Tony Levine's mother is my new congregant. Wonderful lady. She told me Coach was on Twitter, so we are following him now. Below is a list of Jewish athletes, owners, and coaches on twitter. Feel free to add to the list. Of course you can follow @TheGreatRabbino.
Tony Levine - @CoachTonyLevine
Dan Gilbert - @CavsDan
Michael Schwimer - @MSchwimer
Yossi Benayoun - @YossiBenayoun15
Michael Wolf - @CoachMikeWolf
Tamir Goodman - @TamirGoodman
Antonio Garay - @AntonioGaray71
Raven - @TheRavenEffect
Yuri Foreman - @YForeman
Seth Greenberg - @SethonHoops
Sylven Landesberg - @SL15
Jon Scheyer - @JonScheyer
Craig Breslow - @CraigBreslow
Omri Casspi - @Casspi18
Bill Goldberg - @Goldberg
Colt Cabana - @ColtCabana
Mark Cuban - @MCuban

I suggest following Cabana and Cuban, they are great Tweeters.

And Let Us Say...Amen.
- Jeremy Fine

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Macabbi Tel Aviv with a New Look

Recently Macabbi Tel Aviv has made some moves.

Their website announced the signing of Nik Caner-Medley. Cander-Medley is a former Maryland Terrapin but has played most of his career in Spanish League. To find out more about Caner-Medley click HERE.

TGR has received news that Macabbi Haifa star and former ACC standout Sylven Landesberg has also signed with Macabbi Tel Aviv. It is well known that Landesberg wants to get to the NBA and this is a major step for his career.

Speaking of Macabbi Haifa, they will be visiting the Twin Cities to play Kevin Love and the T-Wolves on October 16th. Tickets will be available soon.

And Let Us Say...Amen.
- Jeremy Fine

Jewish MLBers in the News

Lots of Jewish ball players in the news recently including retired, current, and future players.

ESPN noted that Ryan Dempster (not Jewish) who is being shopped around the league, recently tied a Cubs record for scoreless innings. The record set in 1969 by Ken Holtzman. The White Sox are one of the suitors for Dempters. Read more HERE.

Kevin Youkilis who had another game winner Friday night for the White Sox, has sent a letter to Red Sox Nation in anticipation for his arrival. Check it out HERE.
Sam Fuld continues to make progress back from his injury. Fuld has not played a game this season. He has been moved up to AAA. Read more on Super Sam HERE.

The Mets are interested in Red Sox cather Kelly Shoppach, which might be a perfect fit for both teams. The Red Sox have Ryan Lavarnway waiting in the wings. Lavarnway is batting .306 in AAA. To read more click HERE.

And Let Us Say...Amen.
- Jeremy Fine

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Rumors Circulating About Farmar

As much as we are excited about the possibly appearance of Lior Eliyahu in the NBA, we might be losing Jordan Farmar. is reporting that Farmar's contract will be bought out by the Atlanta Hawks (his new team) and Farmar will head to Istanbul for a 3 year $10.5 million dollar contract. Click HERE to read more. This would be a blow to our Jewish NBA and to Israel where Farmar played at the beginning of last season.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Dylan Reese to Pens

Dylan Reese formerly of the New York Islanders has landed in Pittsburgh. Hopefully, Reese can avoid the up and down situation he had in NY and get more ice time with the Pens. To read more click HERE.

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Thank You Kevin Youkilis

Since coming over to the White Sox in a trade from the Boston Red Sox Kevin Youkilis has been heating up. With several game winners including last nights 2 run HR which was the difference in the ball game. Youkilis has given the White Sox the spark they needed.

BA - .311
HR - 3
RBI - 13
AB - 45

He has also played both 3B and 1B giving Paul Konerko rest.