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 8, 2013 4:51pm
Of the 78 delegations and 9,000 athletes marching into Jerusalem’s Teddy Kollek Stadium to open the 19th Maccabiah Games next week, 21 nations — including Cuba, Mongolia and Nicaragua — will be participating for the first time.
June 27, 2013 3:51pm
Netanya’s Zvi Halevy found out what happened to his friend from a Tel Aviv boarding school. Now he wants to find his friend’s survivors to learn more about his life and untimely death.
June 25, 2013 3:05pm
A year after a last-place finish that included a 15-game losing streak, Maccabi Haifa upsets “the New York Yankees of Israeli basketball” to claim its first Israeli league championship.
June 19, 2013 3:25pm
Classmates from a Tel Aviv elementary school revel in their 60-year reunion, but learning of the death of a popular classmate casts a pall over the aftermath.
June 6, 2013 5:21pm
A photo has 88-year-old Rose Goteiner of Boca Raton, Fla., hoping and praying that a sister she thought had perished in the Holocaust may still be alive.
May 29, 2013 4:18pm
Jerusalem’s Sabina Faynberg stumbled upon a relative while looking at a “Seeking Kin” column and now wants to find more. Meanwhile, the great-nephew of the priest who was in charge of Polish children sheltered at an Indian estate during World War II is organizing what is expected to be their last reunion.
May 22, 2013 1:55pm
A collage of Izzy Lieberman’s sons at 7 attests to his scars, but also to his mother’s unquenchable devotion to find him after he was presumed dead more than a decade earlier..
May 3, 2013 10:25am
The Seeking Kin column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. BALTIMORE (JTA) – A “Seeking Kin” column in April 2012 excited Gal Adam Spinrad – and now the Cincinnati woman has cause to be happy anew. Adam Spinrad has long been fascinated by the legend of her relative, Jacques Faitlovitch, who more than…
April 17, 2013 9:14pm
For an exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History, its chief curator is on a quest for memories, artifacts and pictures that help tell the story of the American Jewish relationship with baseball.
April 14, 2013 3:14pm
A retired business executive from suburban Washington finds some new cousins following a trip to his father’s ancestral Ukrainian village.