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.
December 18, 2013 3:42pm
Yehuda Cohen was estranged from his family for two decades. Here’s what he was doing prior to his demise.
December 15, 2013 4:15pm
John Thorn delves into baseball lore for a living, but it was more than a mere game for the son of Holocaust parents while growing up in America.
November 29, 2013 10:00am
Masha Fridman Poplinger, an Israeli, never knew she had long-lost cousins in America — until she happened upon a photo from 1959 and the mundane scribble on its back.
November 26, 2013 11:08am
For Andrew Schneeweis, swishing the $7,500 shot at a Colorado State University pep rally made holiday time a little sweeter for his family — and a bit poorer for the four coaches who anted up for the prize.
November 24, 2013 2:58pm
The members of the Class of ’77 at Shenkar Elementary in Holon were feeling lucky after celebrating their 36th reunion. They wonder: Can it last?
November 7, 2013 3:27pm
Newly tapped Detroit Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus showed his major league potential when he managed Team Israel.
October 31, 2013 3:14pm
Despite being spurned by his Egyptian kin, Yad Vashem said it won’t stop searching for more relatives of Mohamad Helmy so he can be recognized in a ceremony as Righteous Among the Nations — the first from the Arab world to be so honored.
October 29, 2013 2:01pm
Will the frenzy that greeted Omri Casspi as Israel’s first NBA player return for countryman Gal Mekel as the two-time Israeli MVP enters the league?
October 22, 2013 4:17pm
We knew Craig Breslow was smart — he graduated from Yale with a double major in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, after all — but the Boston hurler is proving his mettle on the mound this postseason.
October 22, 2013 12:40pm
While players and fans of the Boston Red Sox are fixated on the World Series starting this week against the St. Louis Cardinals, the A.L. club’s 33-year-old vice president for marketing and brand development already has his eyes on 2014.