Jewish News of the Week — 8/8/12

The Raismans: Just another pair of involved Jewish parents?

Welcome to Sara Abis, who will be taking over Jewish News of the Week!

With the Olympics in full swing, it’s been an interesting week in the news, with everything ranging from inspirational to depressing to unbelievable.

  • In case you missed it, Aly Raisman won her second gold, and a bronze, during the last events of women’s gymnastics in this Olympics. (NBC Olympics… and pretty much all other major news outlets.) After winning, Raisman, who tumbled to the music of ‘Hava Nagila,’ does what the International Olympics Committee failed to do — honors the Munich 11. (Huffington Post)
  •  Israel’s Blind Golf Star (yes, you read that correctly, and apparently it’s a big deal) won the national championship in Canada. (Tablet)
  • Meanwhile, in the political world, people are examining Romney’s recent controversial statements, and comparing them with similar statements by other famous individuals in the past:  Romney and Einstein: Racists? (Tablet)