Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman, Munich 11’s David Berger to be Inducted Into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

08/29/2012

Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman will be inducted into The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.

Raisman, 18, of Needham, Mass., will be among eight inductees into the hall in Commack, N.Y., in April.

Also to be honored at the 21st annual induction ceremony is weighlifter David Berger, who was among the 11 Israelis killed at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

Aly Raisman Headed For Israel

08/12/2012

Gold-winning American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman has accepted an invitation from Israel Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein for her and her family to make their first visit to Israel.

Raisman, who performs floor routines to the melody of “Hava Nagilah,” won an individual gold medal in her floor exercise last week and a bronze on the balance beam after helping the U.S. women’s team take the gold.

Raising The Olympic Bar

08/07/2012
Staff Writer

Alexandra “Aly” Raisman, who entered the London Olympics last week in the shadow of gymnastics teammates Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber, stepped into the sunlight this week.

Twice.

A week after her performance in floor exercise sealed a team gold medal, and a few hours after she won an individual bronze medal in the uneven parallel bars on Tuesday, Raisman won gold in her specialty, floor exercise.

Aly Raisman on the gold medal platform Tuesday after winning the floor exercise competition. Getty Images

Golden Time For Hava Nagila

Aly Raisman, the pride of Needham, Mass., isn’t the only Jewish winner at this week’s London Olympics.

This is also a golden time for Hava Nagila.

Raismam rode – actually jumped and tumbled – her way to a women’s team gold medal by performing her floor exercise routines in both the preliminaries and to the classical-to-the-point-of cliché Jewish melody, which is usually associated with weddings and other simchas.

Hava Nagila was probably never heard by so many people at one time.

Sheet music for Hava Nagila.

Tumbling Jewish Star Leads “Fab Five” To Olympic Gold

08/01/2012
Staff Writer

 

Sports fans this week learned about the mettle – and the gold medal – of Alexandra “Aly” Raisman, the 18-year-old American gymnast who led her women’s team to victory in the Summer Olympics in London. Her performance on floor exercise, done to a jazzed-up version of Hava Nagila, sealed the U.S. squad’s victory over the Russian women.

Tumbling Jewish Star Leads “Fab Five” To Olympic Gold

08/01/2012
Staff Writer

Sports fans this week learned about the mettle – and the gold medal – of Alexandra “Aly” Raisman, the 18-year-old American gymnast who led her women’s team to victory in the Summer Olympics in London. Her performance on floor exercise, done to a jazzed-up version of Hava Nagila, sealed the U.S. squad’s victory over the Russian women.

Aly Raisman: That's no Chanukah gelt.
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