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  • Dating 101: Sex & Golf

    By Ilana Angel

    August 22, 2013 | 12:45 pm

    Just when I think I have heard it all, I come across a man that reminds me there is nothing more horrific than dating.  I often wonder if these men are only found in Los Angeles.  Is LA the hardest city In the world to date?  I live here so of course I will say yes, but I’m...

  • Part of gold medal ‘belongs to Israel,’ Kiwi sailor Jo Aleh says

    August 14, 2012 | 10:43 am

    Jo Aleh, the New Zealand Jewish Olympian who won gold in the sailing regatta, said part of her medal “belongs to Israel.”

    Aleh, the New Zealand-born daughter of dual Israeli and Kiwi citizens Shuki Shukrun and Daniella Aleh, clinched gold last week in the women’s 470 sailing...

  • Jewish glory, frustration mark London Games

    August 13, 2012 | 5:40 pm

    The London Olympics may have “lit up the world,” as organizing committee head Sebastian Coe put it, but for Jews the 2 1/2 weeks offered healthy doses of frustration and glory.

    On the plus side, new medalists such as America’s Aly Raisman gained the spotlight with her grace,...

  • 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...

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  • 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,...

  • New Zealand Jewish rower Nathan Cohen wins Olympic gold

    August 3, 2012 | 11:27 am

    New Zealand won its first gold medal of the London Olympics when rowers Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan took first place in the men’s double sculls event.

    Cohen, who is Jewish, previously won gold in the men’s double sculls event in both the 2010 and 2011 World Rowing...

  • 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

    by Uri Fintzy, JTA

    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...

  • Israeli peewee ice hockey team takes gold

    March 14, 2011 | 1:17 pm

    An Israeli ice hockey team of 10- to 13-year-olds, who mostly practice on roller skates, won the gold medal at a tournament in Canada.

    The Bat Yam Club peewee ice skating team, made up of boys from Bat Yam, Rishon Lezion, Nes Ziona, Maalot and Kfar Saba in central Israel, went...

  • The Joys of Car Dealerships!

    By Julia Bendis

    January 10, 2011 | 12:57 pm

    Being at a car dealership this weekend, to finally get the recalled part on my car fixed, reminded me how much I truly enjoy car dealerships.  Not only do I NOT mind haggling with the salesmen on a price, I look forward to it.  After all, I am my father’s daughter.  That same father...

  • Jason Lezak earns first individual medal

    August 14, 2008 | 11:33 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—Jewish Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak followed up his relay heroics with a bronze medal in the 100-meter men’s freestyle.

    Lezak, whose late dash in the 4 x 100-meter men’s freestyle relay propelled the U.S. team to the gold medal and a world record, finished in a time of...

  • Newspaper: ‘Two Jews and a black man ...’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 13, 2008 | 5:07 pm

    Fortunately, that headline appeared in Ha’aretz and not Der Sturmer. It referred to the amazing victory Sunday by the American men’s 4x100 relay swimteam. It turns out that team was quite the multicultural melting pot.

    Cullen Jones was only the second African American to win a gold...

  • Report from Beijing: Swapping old Jewish swim records for new ones

    By Alison Klayman

    August 11, 2008 | 11:50 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—Jewish-American swimmers Garret Weber-Gale and Jason Lezak, along with Cullen Jones and the unstoppable Olympic champion Michael Phelps, made history in the pool on Monday, August 11.

    The US relay team won the Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay and smashed the world...

  • Irvine’s Jason Lezak anchors 400-meter relay swim team for the gold

    August 11, 2008 | 4:15 am

    “I can’t even explain it, it was unreal. I’ve been a part of the two teams at the last two Olympics that came out behind, and I think I wanted it more than anybody, not just for myself, but to show that we are the nation to be beat in that relay, ” Jason Lezak told the Los Angeles...

  • ΣΥΜΑ ΙΣΤΡΑΗΛ ΑΔΩNΕ ΕΛΩΗ ΑΔΩN Α

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 30, 2008 | 12:48 am


    ΣΥΜΑ ΙΣΤΡΑΗΛ ΑΔΩNΕ ΕΛΩΗ ΑΔΩN Α

    Does that look familiar?  It’s the Shema, in Greek.  On a gold scroll.

    And not only is it the Shema in Greek, it’s from 300 C.E. and it’s from Austria.

    All this comes from a recent archeological find from Austria.

    ...
  • Five Gold Bangles and World of Difference

    By Amy Hirshberg Lederman

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The morning of my wedding day, my mother called me into her bedroom. "Come sit with me," she said quietly, patting the spot next to her on the bed. I sat down beside her, the softness of the mattress causing our shoulders to touch.

    She turned her face toward mine, looking...

  • Community Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Gold Train Delivers to Local Agency

    The Hungarian Gold Train has finally pulled into the station, figuratively speaking, bearing $67,536 for Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Los Angeles.

    In the chaotic days following the end of World War II in Europe, 24 freight cars loaded with boxes...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Made With Fear

    In the Torah portion Ki Tisa, the Israelites take one ingredient -- gold -- and they melt, bake and mold it into a calf because they are fearful that Moses will not come back down the mountain. It turned out to be a bad idea and God became very upset with the...

  • Jerusalem

    By Amy Klein

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "A voice from the heavens/

    Carries down to the whole world/

    The angel is crying above/

    Lamenting his son's image."

    Israeli countertenor David D'or might be singing about himself in the ethereal song, "A Voice From the Heavens." With a three-and-a-half-octave range, the crossover pop...

  • Love Spelled G-O-L-D

    By Liz Harris

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine."

    This beautiful expression of commitment from Song of Songs, is for many Jewish couples the perfect way to say "I love you" every day -- without uttering a word.

    Called the "Ani l'dodi v'dodi li" in Hebrew, it adorns many a wedding...