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 10, 2012 6:12pm
An Israeli ship’s former chief engineers seeks to reunite with former shipmates and the Vietnamese “boat people” the helped to rescue.
July 5, 2012 3:30pm
Founded in 1945 to reunite Holocaust survivors with family members, an Israeli radio show in its new home continues to bring people together.
June 27, 2012 3:38pm
Zygmunt Mandel was one of 12 Jewish children who found refuge during the Holocaust among Polish orphans in India.
June 13, 2012 8:41pm
South Korea’s ambassador to Israel will honor American Korean War vets living in the Jewish state, as he has since 2009.
June 13, 2012 8:08pm
The silence surrounding three Israeli soldiers missing since the early 1980s is striking for a country that values memory so highly and takes such pride in its soldiers.
May 31, 2012 7:25pm
Gesher, an Israeli organization devoted to bridging the religious-secular divide, is celebrating 42 years of work with a reunion.
April 24, 2012 6:47pm
A special unit of the Israel Defense Forces that seeks out the resting places of soldiers who were killed in action and buried in unknown locations recently solved the mystery of a civilian who disappeared 64 years ago.
April 12, 2012 6:38pm
An Ethiopian Israeli attempts to establish an institute in honor of a Polish Jew who dedicated his life to assisting Ethiopian Jewry.
March 22, 2012 5:46pm
Kibbutz Yad Mordechai is looking for the descendants of a man buried in its graveyard who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.
March 16, 2012 6:05pm
For the top Israeli finisher in this year’s Jerusalem Marathon, racing in the holy city is like competing on a “home court.”