Treasure-hunters said on Wednesday they were optimistic they would find a Nazi-era train believed to be hidden underground in southern Poland as they launched a second day of excavations.
Heirs of four Jewish art collectors filed suit against Germany to regain a medieval gold treasure they claim was forcibly sold to the Nazis in 1935.
Scuba divers have discovered a rare haul of gleaming 1,000-year-old gold coins inscribed in Arabic on the sea bed off Israel, a find archaeologists say may shed light on Muslim rule in that age.
A California couple who found a $10 million cache of 19th century gold coins in their back yard will put most of them on sale on Tuesday, auctioning what experts believe to be the largest trove of buried treasure yet unearthed in North America.
Two Moroccan gold bracelets have been handed down from one daughter to the next in Anne Cohen’s Sephardic family. Tell us about the Jewish heirlooms that mean the most to you.
The Jewish American gymnast Aly Raisman, who dazzled during the London games with her brilliant medal winning performance, has explained how honoured she feels to have used Hava Nagila during her routine. The gymnast also poignantly made reference to the deaths of Israeli Olympians during the 1972 Munich games. Aly Raisman, Jewish-American Olympic hero: “It really means a lot to me to be able to use Hava Nagila, especially having it be the fortieth anniversary so and to make it even more special I won so it means so much to me.” In addition to her two gold medals, the 18 year old also won a bronze medal on the balance beam. Raisman and the other members of the American gymnastics team were also given the honour of lighting up New York’s Empire State Building. The Jewish American now plans to visit Israel for the first time with her family in the near future, after accepting an invitation from the Israeli Government.
Another day of drama at London 2012 with some glittering performances; of which perhaps the most dazzling was that of Jewish American gymnastics star, Aly Raisman. She won the women’s floor exercise title in the final artistic gymnastics event. Raisman added gold to the bronze she had earned for the balance team 90 minutes earlier and the team gold she helped the United States to win a week ago. Meanwhile, Dutchman Epke Zonderland showed off a flamboyant routine to snatch the Olympics horizontal bar title. Zou Kai had been the favourite to win the gold medal but he was surpassed by a flying Dutchman who pulled off three incredible back-to-back release manoeuvres to whip the crowd into a frenzy. China moved within one step of a second successive clean sweep of Olympic table tennis golds when their women marched to victory over Japan’s young team. Red-hot favourite China beat Japan 3-0, having not lost an individual match throughout the tournament. World champion Russia cemented their dominance of synchronised swimming by claiming the title for duets with a routine inspired by horror movies and macabre fairytales. Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina took gold after scoring 98.9 points out of a possible 100 in the free routine executed for the final. Host Britain grabbed another clutch of Gold medals amassing a record haul of 22 Gold medals - Britain’s highest ever Olympics Gold tally. Team GB took team gold in Olympic dressage, breaking a 40-year winning streak for the …
Why was Hannah Rubin so entranced by Aly Raisman’s roller-coaster ride that she watched on any imaginable device? It’s Olympic gymnastics, man!
Aly Raisman burst out of nowhere to lead the U.S. women to team gymnastics gold. With her stirring ‘Hava Nagila’ floor routine, she will try to grab the individual gold medal.
The amazing story of Aly Raisman’s gold medal hooked Hannah Rubin. She was disappointed to find out the results early but was glued to the tube anyway.