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 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    March 10, 2017

A Cuban pitcher gets a firm grip on life in Israel

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Unlike the dangerous maritime escapes attempted by some of his fellow Cuban baseball players, the worst Alejandro Eskenazi endured to leave the island nation was a mountain of...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    October 21, 2016

Seeking Kin:Seeking Kin The rabbi pleaded for mourners on Facebook. Here's what happened.

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost friends and relatives. BALTIMORE (JTA)-The 30 or so people assembled at a shaded gravesite on a cloudy, early Friday morning probably didn't...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    October 7, 2016

Minnesota Vikings' owner thinks big with new stadium and Holocaust philanthropy

MINNEAPOLIS (JTA)-Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped up to an 800-pound gjallarhorn and exhaled with all he had to launch the festivities that officially inaugurated the team's $1.1 bil...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    September 2, 2016

Seeking kin: Calling all Israeli sailors from '76 NY celebration: It's reunion time

The “Seeking Kin” column aims to help reunite long-lost friends and relatives. (JTA)—The Israeli missile boat Tarshish had just returned home in June 1976 when crew members learned near midnight that they would be heading back to sea two days l...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    August 19, 2016

Three baseball books from some veteran Jewish observers of the game

(JTA)-For many, summer is all about the three B's: baseball, beaches and books. With the weather and pennant races sizzling, two journalists and the mayor of baseball's mythical home village of...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    August 12, 2016

Seeking Kin: German soldier's World War I photo leads to family link

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost friends and relatives. BALTIMORE (JTA)-Noam Efron popped in to an estate sale here recently he just happened across hoping to purchase some...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Calendar    August 12, 2016

From LA to Israel: One swimmer's journey to the Rio Olympics

NETANYA, Israel (JTA)-Andrea Murez steps on the diving board, adjusts her goggles, swings her long arms and propels herself into the water at the Wingate Institute athletic complex here. Murez is...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    July 29, 2016

Seeking Kin: In Little Rock, a woman finds her true faith and Jewish family

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA) – Discovering a Jewish past of which she was wholly unaware, Danette Devlin of Little Rock, Arkansas, has also...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    News    July 15, 2016

Meet a Namibian cyclist pedaling for a diverse Israeli team

PHILADELPHIA (JTA)-Growing up in Namibia, Dan Craven would bicycle long distances upon the only two paved roads in his hometown of Omaruru-80 miles heading north to Otjiwarongo and 45 miles south to...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    July 8, 2016

Jewish ex-major leaguer trying to get back to the show

HARRISBURG, Pa. (JTA)-Taking a seat on the dugout bench of the Portland Sea Dogs, Nate Freiman politely dismisses the premise that he pines to return to the major leagues. Maybe it's a defense...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    April 1, 2016

Seeking Kin: At an Israeli moshav, filling in the blanks on a WWII rescue effort

The Seeking Kin column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. NIR GALIM, Israel (JTA)-On a recent afternoon in a museum in this moshav community near the port city of Ashdod, Hodaya...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    February 19, 2016

Seeking Kin: See how teen pals found each other some 50 years later

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA)-As a librarian, Oren Kaplan researches obscure facts and utilizes databases to track down information. So when the...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    January 15, 2016

Seeking Kin: Five memorable people from the 'Seeking Kin' family

The Seeking Kin column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA)-"Seeking Kin" offers relationship stories over time. They are stories about the meaningful bonds people share with...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    News    January 1, 2016

For ex-baseball players, Israel is a place to learn and teach

(JTA)—Out of baseball after four years playing in the minor leagues, Brent Powers, a Christian from Texas, took a tour of Israel last year with his wife. He was smitten with the country and considered how to return. The Masa Israel Journey will...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    December 11, 2015

Seeking Kin: Joan Nathan cookbook brings families together

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA)-When Brazil native Fabio Rosenfeld brought up launching a search for his grandfather's sister who had survived the...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    November 27, 2015

Seeking Kin: What happened to Atlantans' relative after a 1930s sighting?

The Seeking Kin column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA)-For the Wenders, a family friend's glimpse of their relative Chaim was a case of so close, yet so far. It was in the...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    November 20, 2015

Seeking Kin: See who a Koufax teammate discovered in England

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA)-Norm Sherry didn't go ashore in 1952 when the ship that was transporting his U.S. Army infantry division stopped...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    September 18, 2015

Why Sandy Koufax sitting out a World Series game still matters 50 years later

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Jesse Agler was pretty talented as a catcher and pitcher in Little League, yet his parents benched him regularly. That's because the Aglers had a no-baseball-on-Shabbat rule, one cloa...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    August 28, 2015

Israeli team competes in America's top bike race

(JTA)-As Israeli bicyclist Yoav Bear sped through the end of Stage 2 of the U.S.A. Pro Challenge race at nearly 11,000 feet of elevation in the Colorado Rockies, he thrust his water bottle into the...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    August 7, 2015

At Berlin's European Maccabi Games, the past is ever-present

BERLIN (JTA)-Seventy-nine summers after Marty Glickman's Olympics uniform was rendered as useless as a jilted bride's wedding dress, his daughter Nancy wore the same uniform to light the cauldron...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    July 10, 2015

Seeking kin-1929 photo launches a family connection across the ocean

The Seeking Kin column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA)-Jewelry hung from Rosa Zacharia's ears and neck. Bracelets adorned her wrists and she wore rings on six of her...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    June 26, 2015

Seeking kin: Did ex-colleagues rekindle their special friendship?

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA)-In the mid-1990s, Zvia Mordechai was newly divorced with two sons when Marlene Alvez, then in her early 20s,...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    June 26, 2015

Blue Jays outfielder a big hit for baseball's hottest team

BALTIMORE (JTA)-Two tattoos sandwich several others along the left arm of Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar. One near the shoulder reads "8-14-13," the date of Pillar's major league debut....

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    June 5, 2015

Seeking Kin: On basalt boulders, remembering a Golan Heights attack

The Seeking Kin column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. BALTIMORE (JTA)-The name one Jerusalemite bears is fraught with meaning. Shimon Balas, a new immigrant from Yemen, was kill...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    May 29, 2015

Seeking Kin: Where is his buddy in the Bonneville?

The Seeking Kin column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA) – Menahem Orenstein remembers back to the late 1960s when a customer at the Haifa repair shop where he was working would bring in an Austin Mini-Moke for servicing....

 

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