Making Aliyah for the Olympics

At Tablet, Stephanie Butnick explains why some American-born Jewish athletes have chosen to compete for Israel at the Olympic Games in London. “[T]he ability to compete for Israel has given them the opportunity to be big fishes in a smaller pond,” writes Butnick. “People know who I am,” notes pole vaulter, Jillian Schwartz. “The country is totally supportive of us.”

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