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  • The day after- an Olympics summary

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 14, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    This is the first time, since 1988, that Israeli athletes return from the Olympic games without any medals. None. It’s not like we usually bring more than one, but this was still one hell of a national disappointment. This was the first time I watched the Olympic Games, and after a...

  • Why the Olympics won’t mark the Munich massacre

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 22, 2012 | 11:34 am

    The 2012 Olympics, which start next Sunday, will mark the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre in which 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were murdered by the Black September terrorist group. And yet, there will be no mention of this tragedy, no moment of silence to honor the...

  • Munich 11 petition garners nearly 20,000 signatures

    April 30, 2012 | 11:07 am

    An online petition urging the International Olympic Committee to honor the Munich 11 at the Olympic Games this summer has garnered more than 19,600 signatures.

    The Jewish Community Center of Rockland County, N.Y., a member of the JCC Association, initiated the petition with Ankie...

  • Palestinian Olympic team goalie arrested for terror attack

    April 2, 2012 | 10:28 am

    The goalie of the Palestinian Olympic soccer team and Palestinian Red Crescent employees were among 13 West Bank residents arrested for an attack on Israeli soldiers.

    The arrests in the Jan. 20 shooting attack against Israeli troops were announced Monday by the Israel Defense...

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  • Pre Passover… Tofu?

    By Rob Eshman

    March 26, 2010 | 11:45 am

    The three things I find hardest to give up on passover are pizza, beer and tofu.  Okay, mostly just beer and pizza.  Oh, and scotch.

    But this salt and pepper fried tofu, which I had for the first time last night at Hop Woo at the corner of Olympic and Sepulveda, is going to be hard...

  • ‘Forward 50’ heavy on politicos; Faith groups petition Supremes re Prop. 8

    November 20, 2008 | 3:00 am

    Forward 50 Heavy on Politicos

    The Los Angelenos in this year's just-released Forward 50 list include an Orthodox rabbi who suggested that Israelis should be able to decide the fate of Jerusalem, a rabbi who led efforts to fight Proposition 8 and a Westlake School for Girls graduate...

  • Rude Israeli Olympic medalist ticks off Chinese, Peres apologizes

    By Alison Klayman

    September 15, 2008 | 11:05 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—Israel’s biggest source of pride at the Beijing 2008 Olympics became its biggest blight this past week, after bronze medal-winning windsurfer Shahar Zubari called Chinese people “sh*ts” in an interview published September 5th in Israel’s Yediot Aharanot.

    That...

  • Angelena Dara Torres helps U.S. relay swimmers to silver

    August 10, 2008 | 6:50 pm

    The United States womens’ 400-meter freestyle relay team—including Los Angeles native Dara Torres—scored a second place behind the Netherlands on Sunday.

    Torres is the most famous Jewish competitor with ties to the Southland this year, and she’s competing in an unprecedented fifth...

  • VIDEO: Tel Aviv rally protests religious persecution in China

    August 9, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy lead rally protesting Chinese persecution of Falun Gong and China’s involvement in Sudan

  • Big list o’ Jewish Olympians

    August 5, 2008 | 4:50 pm


    Dara Torres on the Today Show, August 7, 2008



    NEW YORK (JTA)—The following is a list of known Jewish athletes competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing:

    United States

    Fencing, Women
    Sada Jacobson, saber

    Kayaking
    Rami Zur, 500-meter individual

    Swimming, Men
    Jason Lezak,...

  • Soboroff heads effort for ‘Chai’ Maccabiah

    By Tom Tugend

    June 18, 2008 | 9:02 pm

    While global sports fans are gradually shifting their attention to the Aug. 8 start of the Olympic Games in Beijing, Eyal Tiberger and Steve Soboroff are focused on the July 13, 2009 opening ceremony in Israel of the 18th Maccabiah.

    Tiberger is the executive director of next year's...

  • What’s your Jewish I.Q.?

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    1. When was Judaism founded?
    (a) 1000 C.E.
    (b) 5000 B.C.E.
    (c) 2000 B.C.E.
    (d) 1000 B.C.E.

    2. Who was the mother of Moses?

    3. Who was born a Moabite, became a Jew and was the great-grandmother of King David?
    (a) Rebekkah
    (b) Deborah
    (c) Lillith
    (d) Ruth

    4. Complete this line...

  • Lack of Jewish Life in Greece Just Myth

    By Beverly Gray

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When twilight descends on mountain villages and sun-kissed beaches, sociable Greeks make their way to tiny sidewalk cafes. They toast the end of the workday with anise-flavored ouzo, accompanied by plates of broiled octopus and green olives.

    Dinner in the taverna is a long,...

  • Duel Role for Fencing Teens

    By Carin Davis

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Fencing's all the rage in Hollywood hits like "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" and "Die Another Day," although it's less of an everyday hobby with today's teen crowd. But for Jewish high school students Harry Mahaffey and Teddy Levitt, fencing is where it's...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Olympics Ban Wanted

    Jewish groups called on the International Olympic Committee to impose penalties after an Iranian athlete refused to compete against an Israeli. The Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called for action after Iranian judokan Arash...

  • Torch Song Trilogy

    By Melissa Minkin

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Linda Gach Ray has been carrying the torch for years.

    This week, she made it official by running the Olympic flame down a stretch of Figueroa Street as the torch was relayed through Southern California on its way to the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, which begin Feb. 8.

    ...

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