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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 pole vaulter Alex Averbukh won a gold medal 30 years after the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Averbukh took first place at the European championships Saturday, which were held in the same stadium as the 1972 Olympic Games. More ▸

  • News Brief

    Thousands of people attended a daylong celebration in Brooklyn marking the 120th anniversary of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Featured guests included Hadassah Lieberman, the wife of former vice presidential candidate Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), and Olympic gold medal swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg. Both immigrated to the United States with the help of HIAS. More ▸

  • The 2001 Jewish Olympics As Athletes Train and Unwind, They’re Ready for Maccabiah to Begin

    Greg Spector, a strapping, 6-foot-4-inch volleyball player from Los Angeles, tends to be philosophical when discussing why he decided to participate in this year’s Maccabiah Games. "The Maccabiah makes a statement," said Spector, 31, sporting a yellow visor and green satin yarmulke for lunch at Jerusalem’s Haas Promenade. "It’s about representing a world of Jews… More ▸

  • Marty Glickman, an Announcer and Foiled Olympian, Dies at 83

    Marty Glickman, a track star who believed he was denied a chance to run in the 1936 Berlin Olympics because he was Jewish and who later became a top sports announcer, died Jan. 3 at the age of 83. He died of complications from heart surgery, according to one of his daughters, Elizabeth Alderman. Glickman… More ▸