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 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.
July 29, 2013 11:06am
Sam Marshall, 77, and his son Yosi, 51, competed as a doubles pair in the Maccabiah Games.
July 26, 2013 2:37pm
Hella Eskenazi didn’t get a chance to carry the Cuban flag at the Maccabiah Games in 1997. But her son Abel did last week in Jerusalem.
July 24, 2013 2:25pm
The tennis player learned only last year that he has Jewish roots on his grandmother’s side.
July 23, 2013 5:13pm
In an exclusive interview with JTA, the Knicks star talks about his Hebrew roots, his love of Torah and his gold ring representing world peace and the 12 tribes of Israel.
July 23, 2013 10:38am
Commemorations of the 1993 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires were held last week nearly everywhere Argentina’s Maccabiah delegation went.
July 19, 2013 6:04pm
The U.S. Maccabi delegation brings participants to Israel a full week before the games begin for programming rich in Jewish content, including a mass bar mitzvah ceremony for those who never had one.
July 19, 2013 10:32am
When swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale heard his name announced Wednesday afternoon as the U.S. flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 19th Maccabiah Games, he just about lost his breath.
July 16, 2013 1:48pm
Years after revealing that he once was functionally illiterate, Jacques Demers is back in Israel looking for more gold in his second stint coaching a Canadian hockey squad.
July 11, 2013 3:54pm
Tel Aviv’s Baruch Axelrod found a cousin in New Jersey, they’re staying in touch and together are looking for another cousin.