May 25, 1845, is the birthdate of Lipman Pike, the first known professional baseball player (which also makes him the first known Jewish pro player). In a career that stretched from 1866 to 1887, Lip Pike earned a reputation as an effective hitter, a fast and graceful runner (who once beat a horse in 100-yard dash) and as a player who was always gentlemanly on and off..
Vancouvers Jewish community organizers are calling it an unusual event, a step away from the ordinary. Leaders in the Louis Brier Jewish Aged Foundation, which oversees the Jewish seniors home and hospital near Oak and 41st, threw a contest of sorts. They decided to approach the Vancouver-area community of about 25,000 and ask for nominations for eight people or couples over the age of 80 who have been visionaries, achievers and role models
Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim) This Week in Jewish History Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim) celebrates the unification of Jerusalem in the context of the Six-Day War of June 1967. This dramatic military achievement represented a victory that was both… By: Henry Abramson
Historian Who Collapsed on the Mend at Yale New Haven getty images Published May 22, 2014. Historian Jonathan Sarnas condition has been upgraded from critical to serious, a spokeswoman from Yale New Haven Hospital said.
Restraining Orders Slapped on Anti-Christian Extremists getty images Published May 21, 2014. Israel issued restraining orders against several Jewish right-wing activists on Wednesday, restricting their movements over concern that they could try to disrupt a May 24-26 visit to the Holy Land by Pope Francis