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Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    Canadiens coach hoping to add Maccabiah gold to Stanley Cup, victory over illiteracy

    JERUSALEM — Of all the compelling stories of athletic achievement and challenges overcome that could be told by the 9,000 participants gathering in Israel for the 19th...

    How a man named Macabi helps bring 21 new countries to the Maccabiah Games

    BALTIMORE — The first arrows Roxana and Rafael Gonzalez launch at the upcoming 19th Maccabiah Games will take flight from their fingertips, but also from Jeffrey...

    Barocas puts lacrosse on map in Denver, Israel

    DID you know that lacrosse is the oldest sport in North America? Rooted in Native American religion, lacrosse was often played to resolve conflicts, heal the sick and...

    A family reconnects, from Denver to Brooklyn

    BALTIMORE — It pained Don Jacobson to consider the relatives he’s never met, whose names he didn’t know and the family celebrations they could have been sharing all...

    A Tel Aviv student’s 1963 notebook sets a stranger on a search

      BALTIMORE — Four plain, brown notebooks among an array of colorful cards, games and pictures began Penny Barsimantov’s quest into the past. The researcher for a...

    From homelessness to Paralympian

    BALTIMORE — Tahl Leibovitz spent much of his adolescence riding New York City’s subways — not for transportation or because of the trains’ allure. The subways were...

    30 years later, IDF trio forgotten

    BALTIMORE — Soon after the Lebanon War began in June, 1982, Avigdor Chen’s tank unit fell into a trap. Artillery rained from high ground occupied by the Syrians near...

    WW II partisans gather in New York, including two Denverites

    NEW YORK — Allen Small, 83, and Leon Bakst, 86, hugged each other so tight, Small said, “I couldn’t let go.” Their embrace at a synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper East...

    Testing for 19 genetic diseases

    WASHINGTON — Susan and Brad Stillman grew concerned following their son Benjamin’s birth in September, 1998. He was fussy and congested, had difficulty breastfeeding...

    Campaign successful in stopping deportation of Shin Bet undercover agent

    WASHINGTON — When Mosab Hasan Yousef left a San Diego courthouse with the news that he would not be deported from the US, he telephoned Sarah Stern in her Washington,...