Go Jews go! / 14 nachas-inducing Judeolympic milestones
Amid the fanfare of Sochi 2014, Haaretz celebrates the top Jewish achievements in the storied 118-year history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Games.
If the Jewish stereotype is that members of the tribe are known more for their scholastic than sporting aptitude, it's worth noting that Jews have actually been competing – and winning – from the very first modern Olympiad. From Athens in 1896 and Berlin in 1936 to Tel Aviv in 1968 and Sydney in 2000, Jewish athletes (and one prophetic German doctor of note), have, through thick, thin, Nazism,...
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