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    A Jewish man won the first marathon held in Afghanistan. 1st Lt. Mike Baskin finished Sunday’s run in 3 hours, 12 minutes and 15 seconds. Baskin, who has been in Afghanistan since April, is a regular attendee at Temple Adat Shalom in Poway, Calif., his father Alan told JTA. More ▸

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    A Conservative rabbi is running a marathon to honor the movement’s first ordination of a female rabbi. Lisa Gelber, associate dean of the Jewish Theological Seminary, will run in the Nike 26.2: A Marathon for Women to Benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. More ▸

  • For Israeli Father-daughter Team, New York Marathon is a Family Affair

    For Daniel and Ornit Morgenstern, this year’s New York City Marathon was a family thing. Not only did the father and daughter both run the race, but they did so on the 10th Jewish anniversary of the death of Daniel Morgenstern’s wife, Leora. “We were running in her memory,” he said. His daughter agreed. “If… More ▸

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    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 ▸

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    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 ▸

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    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 ▸