Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
Local business executive Lee Evan Tabas and his son, Brad, participated in the Arava Institute and Hazon Israel Bike Ride. The 300-mile ride took cyclists from Jerusalem to Eilat over the course of eight days.
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While looking at a black-and-white photo from his playing days, Joe Blasenstein's eyes were distant and his face somber -- a stark contrast to the imposing and determined figure charging ahead in the photo. A linebacker and offensive guard for Pennsylvania State University in the early 1960s, Blasenstein terrorized opposing players with bone-crushing hits. Seeing the photo at 66 years...
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Maybe it's the royal-blue jersey with white lettering. Or maybe it's the site of a tall, Jewish, left-handed pitcher wearing a cap displaying a finely etched "B," throwing with speed and movement that has made people say that Jesse Steinberg, 17, slightly resembles Brooklyn Dodgers legend Sandy Kofax. A 6-foot-1-inch senior at Bodine High School for International Affairs in Northern...
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While many freshman softball players have to sit on the bench for a year or two before earning a spot on most high school rosters, 15-year-old Natalie Klotz has managed to bypass the entire process, and has quickly emerged as a leader at the Springside School in Chestnut Hill. The squad's only freshman, she has pitched virtually every inning of...
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When Max Silberman was growing up in the 1950s, the baseball-loving kid from Wynnewood cited his favorite ball player as little-utilized Philadelphia Athletics first-baseman Lou Limmer, rather than more popular guys like home-run hitter Gus Zernial, Most Valuable Player Bobby Shantz or player-manager Eddie Joust. "To all the kids from Har Zion, Lou Limmer was a big hero," said Silberman,...
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