Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said Casspi had his “full support” to sit out the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.
It marks the first time that any leg of the sport’s grand tours will take place outside of Europe.
Beitar Jerusalem is the only Israeli team to never field a Muslim Arab.
Julia Lipnitskaia was criticized in 2014 for skating to the theme from "Schindler's List."
It was Linoy Ashram's second bronze medal of the games in Italy.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is teaming with the Organization of American States to bring the bonding program to Buenos Aires.
The world ranking of Denis Shapovalov, who upset top-seeded Rafael Nadal in Montreal’s Rogers Cup tennis tournament, rose from 143 to 66.
Denis Shapovalov is the second youngest player to defeat the Spanish champ since he turned pro in 2001.
The 20th Maccabiah is set to open Thursday night in Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium with a festive procession of approximately 10,000 athletes from 80 nations.
Casspi, who was a first-round draft pick in 2009, was a member of the championship Maccabi Tel Aviv team in Israel before making himself available for the NBA draft.