in 2011 launched "Seeking Kin," his now-thrice-monthly column on people searching for long-lost relatives and friends. Hillel also writes regularly for the N.Y. Times, where his features often tackle the nexus of sports and history. Hillel served for 6 1/2 years as The Jerusalem Post's Washington bureau chief. He has earned national awards for his feature stories on the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and on NBA player Omri Casspi.
July 10, 2014 1:12pm
Andrew Goldstein, who helped pave the way for athletes coming out, says playing for the fledgling Israeli squad in its first world championships is a life-changing experience.
July 8, 2014 3:10pm
Counselors and administrators are wrestling with how to share tragic tidings from Israel with their young charges.
July 3, 2014 4:22pm
In a system that targets undervalued players, scouting chief Dan Feinstein’s varied portfolio in the front office has proven invaluable for A.L. West-leading Oakland.
June 29, 2014 5:42pm
The regular phone calls stopped, the letters went unanswered. A West Bank woman wondered: What happened to her mother in Florida?
June 26, 2014 4:15pm
The trade of two guards provides a golden opportunity with the Mavericks for the former Maccabi Haifa ace.
June 18, 2014 3:29pm
A grandson’s social networking confirms an Israeli found her long-lost friend in Pennsylvania.
June 15, 2014 4:38pm
The Buenos Aires husband and wife, with help from a U.S. Jewish foundation grant, have a goal to connect Jewish visitors to Brazil already united by a passion for soccer.
June 9, 2014 6:13pm
From father Ron (agent, notably for Cal Ripken) to son Mark (Cleveland Indians president) and now to Mark’s son, the game has been a family affair.
May 28, 2014 4:38pm
American and Israeli cousins make a connection with help from a Technion librarian.
May 19, 2014 11:43am
Making their debuts in Motown, manager Brad Ausmus, via Team Israel, and second baseman Ian Kinsler have fans of first-place Detroit kvelling.