marathon

  • News Brief

    Twenty-five Israeli runners are slated to run in this year’s New York City marathon. Among the Israeli runners in Sunday’s event are father-and-daughter team Daniel and Oranit Morgenstern. More ▸

  • Internal Maccabiah Dispute Reflects Angst over Israel Visits

    On the heels of the Reform movement’s controversial decision last month to cancel its summer youth trips, the upcoming 16th Maccabiah Games have assumed even greater symbolic value. And to that end, Israeli government officials and American Jewish leaders may have twisted some arms to persuade the U.S. delegation to participate, according to a letter… More ▸

  • News Brief

    A small group of protesters gathered at mile 10 of the New York City marathon Sunday to deliver a message to one of the runners: far-right Austrian leader Jorg Haider. “Haider Is Not a Running Gag” and “Stop the Ratcatcher on His Run for Power” were some of the signs carried in Williamsburg, a Brooklyn… More ▸

  • News Analysis: Policy Disagreements Could Test a New Era in U.s.-israeli Relations

    When the dust settles from official Washington’s euphoria that is greeting Israel’s new prime minister, fundamental policy disagreements are likely to test President Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. How they handle the challenge of reconciling differing positions on key issues such as settlements, refugees and borders will set the stage for a crucial… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The Israeli women’s marathon champion placed 264th among the 31,456 runners in the New York City Marathon. She achieved her personal best by three minutes in Sunday’s race, but Nili Abramski was nearly disqualified as an unauthorized runner. A bag containing her official race number and running clothes was stolen before the start, and Ambramski… More ▸

  • Israel Marks Arab Culture Month

    A large book fair and heritage exhibition are two of the events taking place during Arab Culture Month, which kicked off on Sunday. The annual event, sponsored by the Ministry of Education, the Committee of Local Arab Councils and others interested in promoting Israeli Arab culture, is being held at the Beit Hagefen Arab-Jewish Culture… More ▸

  • Modified Partnership Plan Sails Through Critical Phase

    Leaders of the two major institutions of American Jewish philanthropy have agreed on a partnership plan to consolidate operations and raise more money. The blueprint, which stops short of earlier proposals for a formal merger, was crafted by leaders of the Council of Jewish Federations and the United Jewish Appeal during marathon meetings on Sunday… More ▸

  • Jewish Athletes at Gay Games Connect Their Judaism with Sports

    Inside the lobby of the Hotel Pennsylvania, headquarters of this week’s Gay Games, David Steinberg explained his personal connection between Judaism and sports. “I don’t know when I started doing this,” said Steinberg, “but by the time I’m in the second stretch of a run, I’m going through the amidah (silent devotion) in my head.”… More ▸