Is the 2024 NHL All-Star Game the most Jewish one yet?

The 2024 NHL All-Star Game will be held in Toronto on Feb. 3—and it might be the most Jewish one yet.

This weekend, on Feb. 3, Toronto will host the NHL All-Star Weekend—and it might just be the most Jewish one yet. There are three (maybe four?) Jews playing, including two of the three Hughes brothers (Quinn and Jack), the New York Rangers’ Artemi Panarin, and Jeremy Swayman—who may or may not be Jewish, with different media outlets putting out conflicting reports.

It’s just one of the big Jewish sports stories happening this month. A major Super Bowl ad on antisemitism is debuting next weekend (listen to The CJN Daily episode about the making of that commercial); Israel’s U20 national hockey team dominated their division at a controversial international tournament (read more about Canada’s players on the team), which almost saw them banned for alleged security purposes; and golfer Daniel Berger made a promising return from an injury that kept him off the greens for over a year.

The CJN’s sports podcasters recap all these stories and more in the latest episode of Menschwarmers. Listen and subscribe above.


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