Maccabiah judoka’s wife dies hiking in Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The wife of a Russian participant in the Maccabiah Games fell to her death while hiking near the Dead Sea.

The woman, 50, was hiking with her 16-year-old daughter in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve when she fell from a precipice in Nahal Arugot, Israel Radio reported. Her daughter also was injured. The two were walking on an unmarked path off-limits to hikers.

The victim’s husband is a member of the Russian judo team.

Neither the victim nor her husband’s name were provided in news reports on the accident.

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