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  • Honoring Bloomberg, welcoming the Pope, building an internet empire and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 26, 2014 | 8:20 am

    A Holy visit

    Pope Francis landed in Israel this Sunday, as part of his first visit to the Middle East. After visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem, he invited the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to come to the Vatican to pray for peace. Both Abbas and Peres accepted the invitation,...

  • Local mom-athoner pounds pavement for a cure

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    April 17, 2014 | 2:57 pm

    Shannon Griefer ran a 135-mile ultramarathon in Death Valley in the middle of July, across the scorching hot terrain in the glow of the fiery sun. 

    And on April 13, she was slated to run 135 miles, this time to benefit reserch into a condition she was diagnosed with in 2005:...

  • Gaza runner barred by Israel from Bethlehem marathon

    April 9, 2014 | 2:53 pm

    Israel’s Supreme Court upheld a decision by the IDF to bar a Palestinian runner from Gaza from participating in a marathon in Bethlehem.

    In the case of Nader Masri, a 2008 Olympian, the court ruled April 8 that it could not overrule a military decision. But the court also...

  • Hollywood in Israel, the Jerusalem Marathon, Spiderman and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 24, 2014 | 9:10 am

    Alona Tal continues her climb to the top

    Israeli actress Alona Tal, who is one of the most successful Israelis in Hollywood, is joining a new US television production directed by Marc Forster, who was in charge of  World War Z and James Bond film Quantum of Solace. The Amazon...

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  • Local girl battles cancer, fire and Miami Marathon

    February 12, 2014 | 4:40 pm

    She may only be 10 years old, but Sienna Wolfe’s narrow escape from a bunkhouse fire during sleep-away camp last summer wasn’t the first time she’s eluded death: The Beverly Hills girl is also a cancer survivor.

    Diagnosed when she was 6 with fibromyxoid sarcoma, a soft-tissue...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 6, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    Go Big in Tel-Aviv

    European low-cost airline Easy Jet is launching an aggressive marketing campaign in London, aimed to promoting tourism  in Tel-Aviv, in cooperation with Israel's Tourism Minister. The campaign, under the banner "Go Big in Tel-Aviv," is aimed at young people and...

  • A suit and a story

    By Rob Eshman

    May 1, 2013 | 10:51 am

    It had been a tough week. The more news I read about the Boston bombing, the less I understood. Who were these young men, full of grievance, using a fresh start in America to maim and kill innocents?

    In the midst of the mess, I decided to finally buy myself a new suit. I have...

  • Medical examiner keeps private how Boston bombing suspect died

    April 29, 2013 | 3:58 pm

    An autopsy on Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev determined precisely how he died after a bloody shootout with police but the results can't be made public until the body is claimed, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Medical Examiner said on Monday.

    FBI agents also...

  • My cousin Bruce: a Boston hero

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 26, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    When the first bomb went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Bruce Mendelsohn was partying in an office overlooking Boylston Street. The blast knocked him off of his seat. 

    “Get everybody away from the window,” Bruce yelled to his brother, who had finished the marathon...

  • Rabbi leads interfaith service at Boston Marathon bombing site

    April 22, 2013 | 10:34 am

    About 100 people attended a rabbi-led interfaith service for the victims of the Boston Marathon attack at the site of the bombing.

    Rabbi Howard Berman of the Central Reform Temple in Boston led the short service of prayer and songs for runners, marathon volunteers and first...

  • Marathon bomb suspect eludes police, hunt shuts Boston down

    April 19, 2013 | 12:38 pm

    Black Hawk helicopters and heavily armed police descended on a Boston suburb Friday in a massive search for an ethnic Chechen suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, hours after his brother was killed by police in a late-night shootout.

    The normally traffic-clogged streets of...

  • Israel at 65

    By Rob Eshman

    April 19, 2013 | 11:15 am

    I watched the video of the Boston Marathon bombings and thought, of course, of the bus bombings that wracked Jerusalem and Tel Aviv a decade ago. The mundane calm violently shattered. The screams giving way to sirens. The bodies sprawled on the ground. And the smoke — movies never...

  • Obama in Boston vows U.S. will find perpetrators of bombings

    April 18, 2013 | 9:58 am

    "You will run again," President Barack Obama told an interfaith service on Thursday for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, in a stirring speech aimed at bringing solace to the city and settling the nerves of a rattled nation.

    At a Boston cathedral about a mile from the...

  • ‘Running Rabbi’ recounts chaos at Boston Marathon, vows to run in next year’s race

    April 16, 2013 | 10:00 am

    “It was a beautiful day. I was so excited to run and having such a good run. The crowd was unbelievable. The whole experience was amazing. It was almost magical."

    That’s how the Boston Marathon began for Rabbi Benjamin David, head rabbi at Adath Emanu-El in Mount Laurel, N.J....

  • Jewish community ‘vigilant’ in the wake of Boston Marathon bombings

    April 15, 2013 | 2:47 pm

    The head of the security network for U.S. Jewish organizations said the community is "standing vigilant" following bombings at the Boston Marathon.

    Two people were killed and more than 30 injured in two blasts at the marathon on Monday, according to reports. One of the bombs...

  • Man dies, dozens in hospital from heat at Tel Aviv marathon

    March 15, 2013 | 8:48 am

    One man died and as many as 12 people suffered serious medical complications during a marathon held in Tel Aviv despite government warnings of extremely hot weather.

    The municipality cut the marathon short.

    According to Army Radio, the man, in his 30s, died on Friday as a...

  • Day 85 - Why I’m Reading the Whole Talmud… Again

    By Salvador Litvak

    November 8, 2012 | 8:01 am

    I have been struggling to write a post since I came down from the Mt. Sinai-like high of the Siyum HaShas at MetLife Stadium, when we completed the seven and a half year cycle of reading the Talmud (click here for my Jewish Journal cover story about that experience).

    I have kept...

  • Orthodox women marathoners don’t skirt a 26-mile challenge

    June 6, 2012 | 1:28 pm

    At 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, four cars headed from Los Angeles to the 2012 Pasadena Marathon filled with members of the Skirts for SOLA team. Despite training for weeks, many of these newly minted runners still could not fully grasp that the day truly had come. “There were moments...

  • Ethiopian immigrant is top Jewish finisher in this year’s Jerusalem Marathon

    March 18, 2012 | 11:48 am

    Ashrat “Assaf” Mamo is such a common sight when he pounds the pavement in Jerusalem that he’s on a first-name basis with city bus drivers who, he said, always “ask me about the marathon and encourage me.”

    On Friday, Mamo, a 27-year-old immigrant from Ethiopia, became the...

  • Marathon’s wrong turn, Dylan’s return, underground hospital

    April 4, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Here are some recent stories out of Israel that you may have missed:

    Race to the (wrong) finish

    With all the twists and turns in Jerusalem, perhaps it was no surprise that the first three runners to complete the city’s first official marathon ended up at the wrong finish line.

    ...
  • Three Kenyans take Jerusalem marathon

    March 25, 2011 | 11:17 am

    Three Kenyans won first, second and third place in Jerusalem’s first marathon.

    Raymond Kipkoechh, 34, was first to cross the finish line Friday with a time of 2:26:44.

    Second place was taken by Mutai Kopkorir, 24 with a time of 2:26:55 and third was Kiman Njorage, 33 at 2:27:19.

    ...
  • Jewish runners decry post-Yom Kippur marathon

    January 4, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Jewish marathon runners are racing to complain about the timing of the Chicago Marathon, which is set for the day after Yom Kippur.

    The runners have called and sent e-mails to the Bank of America Chicago, the marathon’s sponsor, saying that they will not be able to take in enough...

  • The Roots of an Israel Marathon

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm


    Some people raise money for Israel, other people visit Israel, and still others look for a unique way to support the country, like Eat4Israel. Now a new group of local athletes wants to Run for Israel, in Israel. A marathon, to be precise. "Roots Marathon" is starting their training...

  • Two Finish Lines

    By Ron Rubin

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    What is the touchstone that unites a 26.2-mile marathon with a Siyum Hashas celebration of completing the 7.5-year page-a-day Talmud cycle?

    The concept shared by both events is human striving -- or in the language of the Lithuanian yeshiva, the commitment to shteig, to stretch...

  • Purim Briefs

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Run and Deliver

    Unless you are actually running the Los Angeles Marathon, the marathon and the myriad street closures are likely to inconvenience you. This year, as the marathon falls on Purim (March 7), it may inconvenience Jews delivering mishloach manot, or food packages...

  • In the     Running

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Skylar Lenox, 14, hasn't recently visited the cemetery where her father, John, is buried. "It's just a plot," said Lenox, an award-winning platform diver and president of Adat Ari El's United Synagogue Youth chapter.

    The home-schooled ninth-grader finds more meaning in lighting a...

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