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.
September 24, 2013 1:30pm
Camp owner Irv Bader is left numb and wondering after his longtime friend, former basketball star Dean “The Dream” Meminger, dies one day after working another clinic at the Poconos’ Jewish facility.
September 23, 2013 1:42pm
A recently published photo of a lighthearted moment at the end of the Yom Kippur War evokes the story of soldiers who have stayed close and gather regularly.
September 10, 2013 1:34pm
Last September, first baseman Nate Freiman was playing for Israel in the qualifiers for the World Baseball Classic. This year he’s a rookie in the big leagues, trying to help the Oakland Athletics make the playoffs.
August 29, 2013 1:16pm
As the synagogue known as TBI celebrates its renaissance, newcomers and veterans are searching for items for an exhibit documenting its past.
August 26, 2013 4:31pm
A new documentary, “Beating the Odds: The Al Rosen Story,” celebrates the Cleveland Indians’ slugger’s contributions to baseball as an All-Star player and top executive, and his being a role model for American Jews.
August 15, 2013 12:39pm
No matter where she went in seeing where her father grew up, Chana Staiman says she felt his spirit.
July 31, 2013 2:54pm
Spurred by a reunion in New York and an opportunity to memorialize his parents, a kibbutznik organizes a get-together in Israel for the Class of ’73 of the Yeshiva of Central Queens.
July 31, 2013 2:41pm
Digger Phelps marvels at the timing of his first visit to Israel. A legendary University of Notre Dame basketball coach until his retirement, Phelps, who retired in 1991, oversaw the Canadian masters squad at the Maccabiah Games that ended Tuesday in Israel. Just before leaving his Indiana home for Israel, Phelps learned that he is…
July 30, 2013 11:21am
Dan Shulman stepped on an opponent’s foot in an attempt to position himself for a rebound and wound up tearing a ligament in his own foot, sidelining him for the rest of the competition.
July 30, 2013 10:40am
A legendary softball pitcher, and the author of 70 no-hitters, Blackburn fought back from a car accident that rendered him wheelchair-bound to compete in table tennis at this year’s games.