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Jews, Sikhs, Hindus Root for Fellow Believers in Olympics

posted on August 3, 2012

At Religion News Service, Omar Sacirbey writes about how Olympic spectators often root for their co-religionists, regardless of nationality. Sacirbey finds that this is especially true for religious minorities. “To see one of your own have this international recognition gives you enormous satisfaction and pride,” says Rabbi Keith Stern of Temple Beth Avodah in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, where U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman worships.

Read at Religion News Service