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Two Medals and Political Controversies: A Summary of Israel’s Rio Olympics

19 Av 5776 – August 23, 2016
As the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro come to a close, Israel can look back at what was one of its most successful Olympics ever.

Sports Minister Employed Kabbalist to Secure Yarden Gerbi’s Medal

6 Av 5776 – August 10, 2016
"Dear Rabbi, how are you? We here hope and pray that we'll get a bronze medal. Yarden Gerbi's bout is in halaf an hour, we deserve to get a medal and hear the national anthem."

Yad Vashem Marks Rio Olympics with Exhibitions on Jewish and Righteous Gentile Athletes

27 Tammuz 5776 – August 2, 2016
Jews competed in the most coveted sporting competitions throughout Europe, including the Olympics.

Olympic Committee Rejects Media Watchdog’s Call to Ban Palestine Olympic Committee Head Rajoub

22 Tammuz 5776 – July 28, 2016
Rajoub condemned a successful peacebuilding event between Israeli and Arab youth sponsored by the Peres Center for Peace as a "crime against humanity."

Brazil Arrests Terror Cell Linked to ISIS

16 Tammuz 5776 – July 21, 2016
A budding terror cell was arrested in Brazil in a crackdown to stop ISIS terror attack before they are launched.

New Torah Scroll for Sochi Synagogue ahead of Winter Olympics

25 Sivan 5773 – June 2, 2013
The synagogue in Sochi in Russia has been renovated and a new Torah scroll acquired ahead of the city’s hosting of the Winter Olympics...

Olympic Gold Medal for Lying and Sanctimony Goes to…

23 Sivan 5772 – June 13, 2012
the Olympic Committee's refusal to honor the Munich victims has everything to do with politics. The IOC fears that Islamic countries would refuse to attend the opening ceremony if one minute of silence is observed.

Deputy FM: Intl Olympic Committee’s Rejection of Minute of Silence for Slain Athletes ‘Unacceptable’

26 Iyyar 5772 – May 17, 2012
Danny Ayalon: Denial of request to hold a minute silence during the upcoming London Olympic Games in memory of the 11 Israeli Olympic team members murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics tells "Israelis that this tragedy is yours alone and not a tragedy within the family of nations."

Olympic Committee Rejects Munich Victims’ Moment of Silence Petition

12 Iyyar 5772 – May 3, 2012
The International Olympic Committee apparently has rejected an online petition seeking a moment of silence for the Munich 11 at the 2012 London Olympics. Emmanuelle...

Petition for London Olympics Moment of Silence Honoring Munich Athletes Needs Your Signature

3 Iyyar 5772 – April 25, 2012
An online petition headlined "Tell the International Olympic Committee: 40 Years is Enough!" has garnered thousands of signatures. It is urging the Committee to honor at the Olympic Games this summer, the memory of 11 Israeli athletes who were murdered at the 1972 Olympics in Munich by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September.

Shavuos And Cheesecake

27 Sivan 5764 – June 16, 2004
With just two weeks left to Shavuos, our minds begin to turn to cheesecake.

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