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  • 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 ▸

  • Israeli Women Take to Streets to Protest Violence and Abuse

    An unusual marathon was run through the streets of Tel Aviv on Monday, one that had neither winners nor prizes. The participants were women, and they ran under the banner “A Race for Our Lives.” The marathon triggered the start of what is considered a long overdue national campaign to protest violence against women in… More ▸

  • Ethiopians Win Top 3 Places in the 11th Tel Aviv Marathon

    Four Ethiopian runners, three of them visitors and one an immigrant, easily outpaced the competition Monday at the 11th Tel Aviv Marathon. The annual race, sponsored by Hapoel, Histadrut’s sports club, was won by Degai Senger of Addis Ababa, who covered the 27-mile course in 2 hours, 19 minutes and 49 seconds, a local record…. More ▸

  • Brazilian Bank Clerk Wins Marathon

    With Tel Aviv virtually closed to traffic, the ninth annual Tel Aviv marathon was run through the city’s streets Thursday. The winner was 27-year-old Osmiro da Souza, a Brazilian bank clerk, who finished in 2:13:23. He was followed to the finish line by Jean-Claude Brusson of France and Henry Kluper of Poland. The first woman… More ▸

  • Purim Means Radio Hoaxes, Traffic Jams in Israel

    Purim was marked today by an “April Fool”-like prank by the Army Radio station and mammoth traffic jams in Tel Aviv where a carnival and some 5,000 runners from Israel and 15 other countries pre-empted the streets for a local version of the Boston and New York marathons. The Army Radio — Galei Tzahal —… More ▸

  • Israeli Runners to Participate in New York Marathon October 28

    Fourteen Israeli runners will be among the 18,000 running enthusiasts to participate in the New York Marathon October 28, and will be arriving in the U.S. a few days prior to the race to do their last-minute training here. The runners represent a wide spectrum of Israeli life: there are immigrants from the Soviet Union,… More ▸

  • Jewish College Professor Sets U.S. Record in ‘ultra-marathon’ Run

    Stu Mittleman of New York City took second place in the recently concluded six-day “ultra-marathon.” The endurance run took place on the quarter-mile track at Downing Stadium on Randalls Island. The first-place winner was Siegfried Bauer, of New Zealand who logged slightly more than 511 miles in 144 hours. None of the runners broke the… More ▸

  • Israelis Lagged Behind in New York City’s Marathon Run

    Israeli participants in the prestigious New York Marathon run which was conducted yesterday didn’t fare too well, albeit several of the runners broke the three-hour time mark for the 26-mile plus run. Leading the Israeli contingent in time was Chaim lvgi of Jerusalem who, with a time of 2:38:20, completed the gruelling run in the… More ▸