web analytics
September 30, 2014 / 6 Tishri, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Jewish Medal Streak Continues

Dylan Moscovitch (seen with Kirsten Moore-Towers in 2011) has won a silver medal for the Canadian national team.

Dylan Moscovitch (seen with Kirsten Moore-Towers in 2011) has won a silver medal for the Canadian national team.
Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Jews have never been great at the winter Olympics. In the first 18 winter Olympics (between 1924 and 1998) Jews have only won 11 medals. In fact, only 4% of Jewish Olympic medals were won at the winter games. However, all that changed in 2002. 3 Jewish athletes won medals in Salt Lake City, and Jews have won medals at every winter Olympics since. Sochi is no exception. On Sunday, just 3 days into the games, Jews have already won 3 medals.

American figure skaters, Jason Brown and Charlie White won bronze medals at the team event. Dylan Moscvovitch won a silver medal with the Canadian national team in the same event.

Israeli speed skater, Vladislav Bykanov was not as fortunate. Bykanov finished in 4th place in the 1500 meter quarter final heat, just missing a spot in the semi finals by 0.07 seconds. We wish him better luck in the 500 meter and 1000 meter events.

In other news, Russian figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya won a gold medal in front of the home crowd at just 15 years old. She turned a lot of Jewish heads while doing so. Lipnitskaya skated to the theme song from “Schindler’s list” and wore a red dress just like the little girl from the famous scene of the Spielberg movie.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

19 Responses to “Jewish Medal Streak Continues”

  1. Neil J Sheber says:

    We need a winter sports "Mark Spitz"…lol

  2. Mazel TOV! Keep it up guys and gals…good going!

  3. DID THE IL CHIEF RABBINATE CERTIFY THEM AS JEWS? — IF NOT, DO NOT MISLEAD YOUR READERS…

  4. Of course, the NBC commentators didn't mention what music she was skating to. Also PUTIN himself was in the audience when she skated. Too bad they have to violate Shabbos to compete.

  5. Congratulations to all! I want to mention Aly Raisman whose accomplishment at leaving the London Olympics with the most medals at gymnastics of any Olympics was barely addressed in the media. She was fantastic!

  6. Ranger Smith says:

    Lipnitskaia wears a cross when she performs, but her surname is Russian-Jewish, so she probably has a mixed background

  7. Susan Carroll says:

    As I watched Yulia skate so beautifully I was not aware she was Jewish, or even familiar with the music. But the deeply moving way she skated touched my heart with her yearning.Such deep feeling from such a young woman. It was truly a golden performance.

  8. We seem to do better with Nobel prizes but Olympic medals are good too.

  9. Giuseppe Schirru says:

    Congratulations, just walk this way.

  10. Who were they and what did they win for?

  11. Bob Baxter says:

    That’s great, Sochi is a very difficult place to compete .

  12. This is wonderful! So good to see them compete!

  13. EH!! congratulations!! Mazel tov!!

  14. It doesn't say Yulia is Jewish – just that "she turned a lot of Jewish heads" while skating to the theme from Schindler's list.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
In Lebanon, smoke rises from a Sunni Muslim dominated neighborhood in Tripoli on August 21, 2014.
Iran, US Equip & Finance Lebanese Army to Fight ISIS
Latest News Stories
In Lebanon, smoke rises from a Sunni Muslim dominated neighborhood in Tripoli on August 21, 2014.

Wartime makes the strangest bedfellows. Iran and the United States are both equipping the Lebanese army to protect the country against ISIS.

Israeli companies are searching for energy resources anywhere and everywhere in the country in order to lower prices at the pump and in the home, but pulling the black gold from the earth sometimes comes with an environmental price tag.

Afek Oil and Gas has been blocked from drilling for oil on the Golan Heights, at least for now.

A 30-year-old man is listed in serious condition after setting himself afire at the Savion Junction in central Israel on Tuesday.

A Muslim football player was penalized in Kansas City for offering a quick prayerful gesture of thanks after scoring a touchdown for his team.

The Zim Shanghai moored a short while ago at the Port of Los Angeles.

The blatantly hostile state department press corps belittled and mischaracterized Netanyahu’s UN speech.

Children help clean up Ashkelon in an event organized by the Jewish National Fund, as part of Clean up the World Day, on Sept. 29, 2014.

Jews are becoming as safe in France as they are in Iraq, Yemen and Syria.

Children were rushed to bomb shelters in the Jerusalem neighborhood when Arabs began throwing explosives at the neighborhood and at Jewish toddlers playing near their nursery schools.

Volkswagen tries to cleanse its Nazi-linked past.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed for a much deserved lunch in Midtown Manhattan with Sheldon Adelson, at Fresco by Scotto, accompanied by 30 security guards. Bibi had the veal chop.

Rabbi David Kushner’s Ford Explorer was torched next to the Rodef Sholom Synagogue in Atlantic City on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.

How can Netanyahu say that Iran, which hangs innocents, is like ISIS, which beheads them?

More than 500 Jews now live in the City of David and Silwan Valley.

ZIM may not call on the Port of Oakland again, certainly not until the ILWU 10 has a contract and guarantees to unload ZIM ships. Other shipping companies wary of the port’s unreliability may also consider the same.

More Articles from Ari Schwartz
Dylan Moscovitch (seen with Kirsten Moore-Towers in 2011) has won a silver medal for the Canadian national team.

On Sunday, just 3 days into the Sochi games, Jews have already won 3 medals.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/jewish-medal-streak-continues/2014/02/10/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: