Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Av 13, 5775
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Jennie Shulkin’s grandparents purchased flights to watch her play tennis this summer at the Maccabiah Games in Israel before she even tried out for the U.S. team — and she considered herself a long shot.
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Herbert Weinberg, JE Feature
The Upcoming Maccabiah Games, the so-called Jewish Olympics, remind us that we Jews are more than artists and scientists; we are also fine athletes. Read on for a list of sporting achievements dating back to the beginning of the modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.
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Keeping the various Maccabi Games straight isn’t always easy. There are local, national and international versions.
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