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  • Jewish Athlete Breaks World Swimming Record in Olympic Games

    Mark Spitz swam a world record 2:00.7 in the men’s 200-meter butterfly in the Olympics yesterday shattering the standard he set earlier this month at the US trials. Spitz, an Indiana University student from Carmichael, Calif., continued on to his second triumph at the Olympics when, 30 minutes after receiving his first individual gold medal,… More ▸

  • Name Olin to 3 Posts Connected with 1969 Maccabiah Games in Israel

    The United States Committee, Sports for Israel, Inc. has selected the athletic director of Brandeis University for three key posts in connection with the 1969 Maccabiah games in Israel. Irving Olin, adjunct associate professor of physical education at the Jewish-sponsored non-sectarian college, was appointed to the committee’s board of directors, named chairman of the New… More ▸

  • Israel Soccer Team Eliminated in Olympics After Battling Bulgarians to Tie Score

    An underdog but fiercely determined Israeli soccer team battled the powerful Bulgarian team to an upset 1-1 tie in yesterday’s Olympic contest only to be declared the loser by a lottery after neither team managed to score in overtime play. The Israelis, plagued by injuries and fatigue, were thus denied a place in the semi-finals… More ▸

  • Col. Henshel Dies in New York; Was Active in Jewish Affairs; Funeral Today

    Funeral services will be held tomorrow for the late Colonel Harry D. Henshel, chairman of the armed services division of the National Jewish Welfare Board, and founder and chairman of the United States Committee for Sports in Israel, who died at his home here yesterday. He was 70. Decorated five times for participating in many… More ▸

  • Jewish Girl, Winner of Olympic Gold Medal, Decorated in Moscow

    A 17-year-old Jewish girl, Tamara Press, who won a gold medal in the recent Olympic games in Rome, has been awarded the Order of Lenin, the Soviet Union’s highest distinction, it was reported here today. Miss Press was one of 317 Soviet athletes and coaches on whom the Soviet Presidium has conferred orders and medals. More ▸

  • American Basketball Team Wins Championship in World Maccabiah

    The American basketball team beat an Israeli five yesterday to take the basketball championship of the fifth World Maccabiah Games here. The score was 79 to 62. The Israeli team was previously undefeated. The Israeli swimming team took the championship in that division, edging out the American and South African squads which were tied one… More ▸

  • Central Conference of American Rabbis Will Meet in June

    The annual session of the Central Conference of American Rabbis will be held at the Congress Hotel, Cape May, N.J., June 23rd to June 28th. “Religious Education Day” will be observed by the conference on June 26. Dr. David Philipson of Cincinnati, Dr. Louis Mann of Chicago, Rabbi William Rosenblum of Washington and Rabbi H…. More ▸