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.
October 21, 2012 2:34pm
A kibbutz memorial ceremony for a fallen soldier leads to the reuniting of relatives in the United States and Israel.
October 3, 2012 10:01pm
A chance discovery of a long ago third-grader’s notebooks unites two women with unknown bonds.
September 24, 2012 2:03pm
Holocaust survivor Hava Shilo seeks to create an informal network of child survivors in Israel not only for warm connections, but to perpetuate the legacies of the people and way of life lost in the Shoah.
September 13, 2012 2:04pm
Annual get-together brings together Holocaust survivors and their liberators, but with many of the ex-soldiers dying, how many more will there be?
September 5, 2012 4:20pm
Kibbutz Tzora Youth Aliyah alumni search for a boy who left for America.
August 21, 2012 6:36pm
A man who spent his adolescence on New York subway trains is one of at least two Jewish athletes who will be competing for the United States in this year’s Paralympics.
August 16, 2012 7:22pm
A first love is remembered as a couple who grew up in Israel reconnects after more than five decades apart.
August 9, 2012 3:41pm
Former boyhood friends in Vienna, an American and an Israeli find each other more than seven decades later.
August 2, 2012 3:44pm
Forty years later, an Israeli paratrooper platoon finds an American alum in California.
July 26, 2012 3:58pm
An American who lived in Israel for two years as a child is reunited with fellow students from a first-grade class in Jerusalem.