Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another


Aly Raisman and Munich

The Olympic champion gives a shout out for Munich

Print Email

Aly Raisman, now the most decorated of U.S. gymnasts, continues to impress–this time outside the realm of sport. In interviews following her most recent wins Raisman drew reference to the Israeli victims of the Munich massacre at the 1972 Olympics. Here’s what our friends at Jewcy had to say:

She was suddenly representing Jews everywhere, and on the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre—which most Jews felt wasn’t being properly memorialized by the IOC. Raisman’s decision to address Munich, and the lack of an official moment of silence, in her post-win interviews revealed an 18-year-old far more poised and courageous than most. As they say, had she won the Olympic gold medal after performing her floor routine to “Hava Nagila” (or even just performed to that song at all, really), it would have been enough for us.

Gold Medalist Aly Raisman Commemorates 1972 Munich Games [Jewcy]

Print Email

Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Aly Raisman and Munich

The Olympic champion gives a shout out for Munich

More on Tablet:

Brandeis President Fred Lawrence to Resign

By Stephanie Butnick — Will step down at the end of the university’s school year