Aimee Berg


The Next Jewish Miss America?

By Aimee Berg

The Next Jewish Miss America?
In the 89-year history of the Miss America pageant, there has been only one Jewish winner: Bess Myerson, in 1945. On January 15, there may be another: Loren Galler Rabinowitz, Miss Massachusetts.Read More


Swimmer Heads to Olympics, Again

By Aimee Berg

Swimmer Heads to Olympics, Again
Dara Torres made a splash over the weekend at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb. She not only qualified for two individual events at the 2008 Beijing Olympics — her fifth time at the games — but she also won the finals of the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle events, and set the American record in the 50-meter free.Read More


Football Pro Keeps Her Faith on the Gridiron

By Aimee Berg

Football Pro Keeps Her Faith on the Gridiron
When asked during Seder this year, “Why is this night different from all other nights?” Miriam Gable could have answered, “Because I’m missing the first game of my professional football career.” But there was no bitterness — or uncertainty — that Passover would prevail over her season opener.Read More


Young Israeli Windsurfer Sails to Olympics

By Aimee Berg

Young Israeli Windsurfer Sails to Olympics
Israel’s only Olympic gold medalist, Gal Fridman, will not go to Beijing this summer to defend his 2004 windsurfing title. Instead, the country’s lone male sailboarder will be 21-year-old Shahar Zubari of Eilat, who secured the right to represent Israel by capturing a bronze medal in January in this year’s World Championships in New Zealand.Read More


His Path: From Jewish Camp to the Oscars

By Aimee Berg

Often, the biggest question at the Oscars besides “Who’s going to win?” is “Who is that?” followed by the thought: “Wonder what he’ll be doing next year.”Read More






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