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.
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.
January 6, 2014 6:05pm
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, a Greek school will welcome back students or their descendants to retrieve long-forgotten diplomas.
January 5, 2014 4:55pm
Ball carriers, blame the pain inflicted by the linebacker over his 16-year career in part on Cleveland philanthropists Charlotte Kramer and Leonard Schwartz.
December 23, 2013 10:58am
The stats whiz for the Philadelphia 76ers and PR guru coined the term “triple double” and had his own bobblehead night — need we say more about his iconic status?
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.