Trans women are still considered men according to Orthodox Jewish law, which prevents the women from swimming there.
The complex changed its rules in 2016, to accommodate the religious laws of modesty upheld by the Orthodox Jewish residents.
Jewish swimmer Anthony Ervin became the oldest Olympic gold medalist in an individual swimming event, at 35 capping a comeback from burnout and drug use in the aftermath of his gold medal at 19.
The Olympic swimmer who scored a silver medal in Rio this week always has the grandfather who survived Auschwitz in his thoughts — and on his arm.
Ledecky, who is known for her strong Catholic faith and habit of saying “Hail Marys” before each race, also has a secret Jewish history — including family members who were killed during the Holocaust.
24-year-old Andrea Murez will be representing Israel when she hits the pool on Aug. 8 at Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Aquatics Stadium, having immigrated in 2014 from Los Angeles.
The leader of a local Israeli government council said Thursday that he doesn’t want to see Arabs making use of pools in his locality.
Despite complaints from civil libertarians and the New York Times editorial board, women-only swimming hours intended for Hasidic Jews will continue at a public swimming pool in Brooklyn.
The Jewish world has recently been abuzz over the latest clash between law and religion, revolving around — of all things — a public swimming pool in Brooklyn.
Six Israelis set a world record for open-water relay distance swimming.