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Aly Raisman Is More Than An Olympic Champion

by Rabbi John Rosove

August 9, 2012 | 7:31 am

Alexandra Raisman competes in the women's gymnastics floor exercise final. Photo by REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Aly Raisman is not only a gold-medalist Olympic Champion, but she is a Jew with a conscience, a memory, and not afraid to speak truth to power. Her use of Hava Nagila as the music for her individual routines was deliberately chosen as a statement of protest to the International Olympic Committee that refused to honor the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Olympics in 1972. Read the full story here.

Kol hakavod to Aly not only for her medals, but for her character!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Rabbi John L. Rosove assumed his duties as Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel of Hollywood in November 1988. A native of Los Angeles, he earned a BA in Art History from UC Berkeley...

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