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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Alexandra Aly Raisman performing a leap on the balance beam at the 2010 World Championships.

Aly Raisman, Jason Lezak shine for Team USA

By JTA Staff July 31, 2012

While both took to the podiums in London this week to receive medal, 18-year-old Aly Raisman’s Olympic star was rising as 36-year-old swimmer Jason Lezak’s appeared to be setting.Raisman, of Needham, Mass., helped Team USA take the women’s team...

Jason Lezak, second from right, after winning the gold medal for the U.S. 400-meter medley relay team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, August 2008.

America’s Jewish Olympians head to London with Jewish pride

By Hillel Kuttler, JTA July 18, 2012

BALTIMORE (JTA) – Jason Lezak -- no newcomer to Olympic glory -- recognizes the difficulty in returning to the medal stand at the London Games. “I definitely would hope to … get onto the podium there and win a medal for the USA,” Lezak, a seven-time...

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