Where There's Smoke

Kosher competitions abound north and south, and a new one is in the works.
08/22/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Kosher barbecue competitions started and first proliferated below the Mason-Dixon Line, but recently, Yankees are starting to hone in on the action – there’s a festival on Long Island, and a new one will launch in New Jersey next year.

Kansas City is world famous for its barbecue. Fotolia

The Long Run

Blind athlete finishes grueling Israman triathlon; shifts gears and perceptions.
Special To The Jewish Week
02/07/2011 - 19:00

A few hundred of the finest amateur athletes in the world gathered in Eilat last month for the annual Israman triathlon, where they swam in the Red Sea, cycled uphill through desert heat, and then ran for miles along trafficked roads. Among the competitors in this year’s Israman, Israel’s version of the arduous Ironman triathlon competition, was a man who didn’t exercise at all until about seven years ago; a man who can’t see two feet in front of him, or even own feet for that matter.

Richard Bernstein with his running companion Shaked. “I was putting my entire being into someone else’s hands,” Bernstein says.
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