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  • Aly Raisman, Amar’e Stoudemire to participate in upcoming Maccabiah Games

    July 15, 2013 | 3:09 pm

    The 19th Maccabiah Games begin this week. Of the 8,000 athletes from around the world descending on Israel for what some call the “Jewish Olympics,” 1,100 will hail from America.

    At the head of the pack is none other than American Jewish gymnast extraordinnaire, Aly Raisman....

  • Dancing With the Stars Recap

    By Ilana Angel

    March 20, 2013 | 6:05 pm

    I get a kick out of this show.  It is mindless entertainment and a nice way to spend an evening in front of the TV.  Even though Brooke Burke-Charvet bugs the crap out of me, Tom Bergeron is perfection. This season I actually know who most of these people are, which makes it more...

  • Aly Raisman joining ‘Dancing with the Stars’ cast

    February 26, 2013 | 10:30 am

    Aly Raisman, the Jewish gymnast who won three medals at last summer’s London Olympics, is joining the celebrity cast of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

    Raisman was among the cast revealed by “Good Morning America” on Tuesday for the show’s 16th season, which begins March 18....

  • Adelson, Raisman in top 5 on Forward 50 list of influential Jewish Americans

    November 13, 2012 | 10:29 am

    The Jewish Daily Forward's annual list of the 50 most influential Jewish Americans featured Republican Party mega-donor Sheldon Adelson and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman in the top 5.

    Joining Adelson and the gold-medal winning Raisman in the top 5 of the Forward 50 were composer...

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  • Aly Raisman, Munich 11’s David Berger to be inducted into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

    August 28, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman will be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

    Raisman, 18, of Needham, Mass., will be among eight inductees into the hall in Commack, N.Y., in April 2013.

    Also to be honored at the 21st annual induction...

  • Aly Raisman heading to Israel

    August 10, 2012 | 11:27 am

    Gold-winning American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman has accepted an invitation from Israel Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein for her and her family to make their first visit to Israel.

    Raisman, who performs floor routines to the melody of “Hava Nagilah,” won an individual...

  • August 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 10, 2012 | 2:16 am

    In-depth

    Iran’s Secret Weapon

    As Syria disintegrates and an Israeli strike threat grows, Iran is deploying an elite terror unit for easy targets abroad, writes Kevjn Lim in the National Interest.

    Nearly two dozen incidents within the past eighteen months (including recent...

  • Aly Raisman Is More Than An Olympic Champion

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    August 9, 2012 | 7:31 am

    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!

  • Aly Raisman says she was for Munich 11 moment of silence [SLIDESHOW]

    August 8, 2012 | 10:07 am

    Slideshow highlighting Aly Raisman‘s Olympics at bottom

    Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman expressed her support for a moment of silence at the Olympics for the Israelis killed at the 1972 Munich Games.

    Raisman was speaking to reporters Tuesday following her gold medal performance...

  • Raisman, Down Under athletes soar among Jewish Olympians

    August 7, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    Slideshow highlighting Aly Raisman‘s Olympics at bottom

    U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman and athletes from Down Under were the story for Jewish sports fans at the London Olympics.

    Raisman, who performs her floor routines to the melody of “Hava Nagilah,” won an individual gold medal on...

  • Aly Raisman gets the gold for her floor exercise

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 7, 2012 | 11:56 am

    Aly Raisman is quickly making American Jews forget about their former golden girl of gymnastics, Kerri Strug. Not only does Raisman perform her floor exercises to “Hava Nagila,” but today she took home the gold at the London Olympics.

    From CBS News:

    Perhaps energized by her...

  • Aly Raisman takes a gold and bronze

    August 7, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman won a gold medal in the floor exercise as well as a bronze on the balance beam at the London Olympics.

    Raisman, 18, of Needham, Mass., took the gold on Aug. 6 with a score of 15.6 to edge Catalina Ponor of Romania and Aliya Mustafina of Russia,...

  • Aly Raisman, after protest, wins bronze on balance beam

    August 7, 2012 | 10:10 am

    Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman won a bronze medal on the balance beam after the U.S. lodged a protest against the original result.

    Raisman had finished fourth behind Catalina Ponor of Romania, who fell off the beam in the finals on Tuesday.  Following the Americans’ protest,...

  • Aly Raisman loses bronze, Gabby Douglas wins gold

    August 2, 2012 | 12:51 pm

    Smiling 16-year-old Gabby Douglas took the Olympic Games by storm on Thursday when she won the all-around gold medal ahead of Russian Victoria Komova.

    Komova was reduced to tears for the second time in three days when American Douglas pipped her to the title by 0.259 of a point...

  • Rising star Aly Raisman

    July 31, 2012 | 4:37 pm

    Among the more popular U.S. Olympians is Aly Raisman, an 18-year-old Jewish gymnast from the Boston area whose star has been rising in London for a few reasons. First it was her song choice for the floor exercise routine—an instrumental version of “Hava Nagila” that she had used last...

  • Aly Raisman, Jason Lezak shine for Team USA

    July 31, 2012 | 2:10 pm

    While both took to the podiums in London this week to receive a medal, 18-year-old Aly Raisman’s Olympic star was rising as 36-year-old swimmer Jason Lezak’s appeared to be setting.

    Raisman, of Needham, Mass., helped Team USA take the women’s team gold on Tuesday—the first...

  • Aly Raisman leads U.S. to gymnastics team gold [VIDEO]

    July 31, 2012 | 12:44 pm

    Aly Raisman, a Jewish American, won the floor exercise in helping the U.S. women’s team to the gold medal in the gymnastics competition at the London Olympics.

    The Americans on Tuesday won their first team gold medal in women’s gymnastics since the Atlanta Games in 1996,  finishing...

  • Video of American gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents goes viral

    July 31, 2012 | 10:25 am

    [UPDATE: Aly Raisman leads U.S. to gymnastics team gold]

    A clip from NBC showing Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents’ reaction to her uneven bar routine has garnered more than 25,000 hits on YouTube.

    The clip shows Raisman’s mother and father commenting on Raisman’s routine...

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