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  • 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...

  • 37 Israeli Olympians set for London Games [SLIDESHOW]

    July 27, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    A group of 37 Olympians is ready to represent Israel in the 2012 London Games, which kicked off with Friday’s Opening Ceremony.

    Israel is competing in badminton, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, athletics, judo, sailing, shooting, swimming, synchronized swimming, and...

  • Ban Iranian Olympians, World Jewish Congress urges IOC

    July 27, 2011 | 10:39 am

    The World Jewish Congress called on the International Olympic Committee to bar Iran from the 2012 Games until the country allows its athletes to compete against Israelis.

    The WJC’s complaint comes in the wake of a withdrawal by an Iranian swimmer, Mohammed Alirezaei, from a race...

  • VIDEO: Virtual Rabbi David presents ‘The Jewish Olympics’

    August 22, 2008 | 10:12 pm

    Virtual Rabbi (and Olympics fan) David Paskin presents a Shabbat message based on the determination and dedication of Olympic athletes.

    David Paskin, or Rabbi David as he is known by his congregants, is an accomplished spiritual leader, singer/songwriter, entertainer and award-winning Jewish educator. For more than a decade, David has served as full-time Spiritual Leader of Temple Beth Abraham in Canton, Massachusetts

     

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  • At home in the water: Jews in the Olympic pool

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 18, 2008 | 12:16 am

    You’ve got to wonder whether swimming, and not chess, is the true Jewish sport. This year’s U.S. Olympic swim teams wouldn’t be the same, and Michael Phelps wouldn’t have won eight gold medals, if it weren’t for Jewish swimmers Jason Lezak and Garrett Weber-Gale. And then there is...

  • Sunday wrapup from Beijing: U.S. swimmer Torres wins two silvers; Israelis lag

    August 17, 2008 | 5:46 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—United States’ swimmer Dara Torres won two more silver medals in Beijing.

    Torres won the medals Sunday in the Women’s 50m Freestyle and the Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay.

    Jewish-American swimmers Jason Lezak and Garret Weber-Gale both added another gold medal to their...

  • Mark Spitz: Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympic athlete ever

    August 17, 2008 | 4:14 am

    His hair is gray, the 70s mustache is history, he’s taking medication to control his cholesterol, and depending when you ask, iconic Jewish Olympian Mark Spitz is really pleased with the way the U.S. Olympics swimming team has fared this Summer.

    Spitz on Phelps according to...

  • Net losses for Israelis at Olympics

    August 14, 2008 | 4:27 am

    BEIJING (JTA)—Israel’s tennis players were eliminated from the Beijing Olympics.

    Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, the third-seeded men’s doubles team with perhaps the best chance at a medal among the Israelis on the court, were upset Tuesday by the unseeded tandem of Arnaud...

  • Southland Olympians go for the gold

    July 31, 2008 | 12:07 am

    Several Jewish Olympians due to compete in Beijing are either from Southern California or have ties to the area. If any of them medal in their respective events, they will join a long list of Jewish Angelenos who have enjoyed the spotlight of the Olympic awards ceremony.

    Perhaps the...

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