Blog Entries by andy altman-ohr

Blackout on pastrami sandwiches at Saul’s in Berkeley

May 20, 2011 | by andy altman-ohr

This isn't quite a man-bites-dog story: It's more like a man-can-longer-bite-into-a-pastrami-sandwich story.

In a move that seems incongruous with everything a good Jewish deli stands for, Saul's Restaurant and Deli has pulled the plug on serving pastrami. That's right - no more pastrami on rye with hot mustard at…

Omri Casspi an unhappy camper going into Jewish game vs. Warriors

April 7, 2011 | by andy altman-ohr


Omri Casspi and the Sacramento Kings are coming to Oracle Arena in Oakland for Jewish Heritage Night on April 10 at 6 p.m. <details here>

It might be the last time he plays the Warriors as a representative of Sacramento, as it…

Omri Casspi’s odyssey—on his way out of Sacramento?

January 5, 2011 | by andy altman-ohr

Unlike last season, I haven't written anything about Omri Casspi. Until now. That's in large part because the NBA's first-ever Israeli player is having a somewhat rough go of it in his second season.

Casspi had a solid rookie campaign in 2009-10.…

Chelsea and Marc wedding pics

August 3, 2010 | by andy altman-ohr

Pictures from JTA of the Chelsea Clinton, Marc Mezvinsky wedding

The wedding was officiated by a rabbi, James Ponet, head of the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale University,

along with a Methodist minister.

The marriage took place under a chupah. Friends of the couple recited…

“Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story” plays SFJFF in Berkeley, Palo Alto

July 21, 2010 | by andy altman-ohr



"Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story" has its 2nd and 3rd showings in the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival this weekend: Saturday, July 31 in Palo Alto and Sunday, Aug. 1 in Berkeley…

Jewish star shines for Mets; L.A. activates Brad Ausmus — both vs. Giants

July 18, 2010 | by andy altman-ohr


Ike Davis

If you weren't following the Giants-Mets series at AT&T Park over the weekend, you might not know that the Giants won three out of four games.

You also might not know that there was a Jewish star in…

Sacramento Kings have another Jewish player

July 14, 2010 | by andy altman-ohr



Omri Casspi made a huge splash last year with the Sacramento Kings — as the first Israeli to play in the NBA.

Well, now the Sacramento Kings have another Jewish player on their roster ... their summer-league roster, that is.

World Cup fever…at a Berkeley deli…and in Israel

June 15, 2010 | by andy altman-ohr




What could be better than sinking your teeth into a corned beef on rye while watching the World Cup final ?

You can do it Saul's Deli in Berkeley.

Since the start of the World Cup last month, the Shattuck Avenue…

World Cup fever…at a Berkeley deli…in Israel

June 15, 2010 | by andy altman-ohr

What could be better than sinking your teeth into a corned beef on rye while watching a World Cup match? Or maybe some scrambled eggs with salami, depending on what time of day it is.

That's what's been happening at Saul's Deli in Berkeley since the…

Jewish ballplayers 2010—Bay Area version

April 29, 2010 | by andy altman-ohr



A couple of weeks ago in the Celebrities column, ace Jews-hound (and news-hound) Nate Bloom of Oakland gave us a most excellent rundown of this year's crop of Jewish Major Leaguers.


Another Jewish player  has entered…