Gold considered pulling out of the event three days ago after dislocating her shoulder in a practice run.
Israel will be sending its largest-ever team — including its first skeleton racer. The U.S. and Canada are also sending Jewish athletes.
At its best, the Olympics can serve as a powerful tool for reforming compromised regimes around the world. Sadly, today in Russia, it’s doing the exact opposite.
The synagogue in Sochi in Russia has been renovated and received a new Torah scroll ahead of the city’s hosting of the Winter Olympics next year.