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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Exclusive VIDEO - Vigil at Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles

    By Jay Firestone

    August 7, 2008 | 10:47 pm

    One day before the scheduled opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Jewish World Watch (JWW) hosted a vigil outside the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles to urge the Chinese government to act on behalf of Darfur.

    To read my full article at JewishJournal.com, click here.

     

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