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.
March 10, 2014 3:53pm
The veteran New York-area broadcaster passes along his passion for the sport to viewers and for the Jewish state to his family.
March 6, 2014 2:37pm
In pushing to mark the achievements of the hoops Hall of Famer, Celeste Morello, a Catholic, says “Jewish-Americans are underrepresented with historical markers in Philadelphia.”
March 2, 2014 2:29pm
Holocaust survivor Zipora Saar learns what became of her American cousins.
February 21, 2014 4:25pm
A Maryland woman purchases a Hungarian kosher cookbook that made it through the Holocaust to be given as a gift in a displaced persons camp.
February 17, 2014 5:20pm
Hard work has the Maccabees’ 6-foot forward leading the nation in rebounding and in line for another berth on the Academic All-America squad.
February 3, 2014 2:30pm
Skaters say they wouldn’t have made it to Sochi games without their training far from Israel.
January 30, 2014 4:30pm
Little did Seeking Kin columnist Hillel Kuttler know that introductions at the end of a chance encounter on a Baltimore trolley would provide the impetus to a family reunion.
January 30, 2014 3:40pm
George Weiner raised more than $1,800 for brain cancer research by selling decals honoring his uncle.
January 28, 2014 1:49pm
The Super Bowl pitting the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks will have the students of one Denver Jewish educator praying with a little extra zeal.
January 22, 2014 4:41pm
Frank Towers figures hundreds of Bergen-Belsen inmates rescued by his Army unit aboard a train headed to Theresienstadt are still alive. The one-time lieutenant is making a dogged search to find them.