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  • Highlights of Jewish News: 5764 October 2003

    MOSCOW Belarus’ Jewish community protests a decision by the country’s Education Ministry to close a Jewish studies institute. NEW YORK Russian Jewish scientist Vitaly Ginzburg is awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. Ginzburg is honored “for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids,” the Nobel Prize committee says. JERUSALEM Twenty-one people are killed… More ▸

  • Israelis Do the Wave After Windsurfer Earns Country’s First Olympic Gold Medal

    Television and radio stations in Israel cut away from their mid-day programming. News Web sites were updated faster than even the nimblest of fingers could press “refresh.” It wasn’t another terrorist attack in Israel, but some good news for a change: On Wednesday, the Jewish state entered the fraternity of Olympic gold-medal winners. “I felt… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Israeli judo bronze medalist Arik Ze’evi has been awarded a full college scholarship. After promising in June to grant scholarships to two students of the Interdisciplinary Center who would be competing in the Olympic Games should they return home with medals, the center’s president, Uriel Reichman, made good this week. Ze’evi, a third-year law and… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Arik Ze’evi won a bronze medal in judo, Israel’s first medal at the 2004 Olympic Games. Ze’evi defeated his Dutch opponent, Elco Van Der Geest, on Thursday to earn a bronze in the men’s 100-kg judo competition. More ▸

  • News Brief

    Kosher sausage king Marcel Hess is being honored Thursday at a ceremony at the Israeli president’s residence in Jerusalem. The Austrian ambassador to Israel is presenting Hess with the gold, silver and bronze medals he won at the recent sausage and cold-cut Olympics in Vienna. More ▸

  • 16th Maccabiah Games Teams Scrape to Fill Rosters, but Maccabiah Games Go on

    “Israel’s in the house,” shouted a bleacher full of Black Hebrews, rooting for the Israel B team during a Maccabiah softball game this week against Venezuela. The softball game was full of ironies — like this year’s Maccbiah Games themselves. Israel’s softball players include Black Hebrews — African-American immigrants who believe they are descended from… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Israel won its only medal of the 2000 Olympic Games when kayaker Michael Kolganov earned a bronze medal in the men’s K1 500-meter sprint. The medal won by Kolganov, an immigrant from the former Soviet Union and a member of Kibbutz Degania Bet, partially erased a disappointing Olympics by Israeli athletes. More ▸