Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After winning four gold medals in the last nine years against nationwide competition, the Philadelphia-area boys basketball team has proven to be a top contender at the JCC Maccabi Games. But how do the current players stack up against medal winners from the past? Find out at the 13th Annual JCC Maccabi Games Alumni Basketball Game at the JCC Klein...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Adam Alper's body hurt. His muscles burned, his joints ached, and the thought of quitting kept drifting through his mind, he recalled. He'd been at it for more than nine hours, starting with a 2.4-mile swim that seemed like it took place ages ago. Then there was a 112-mile bike ride that tested the limits of his thigh muscles. And...
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The weather cooperated for the second annual "Oy Vey 5K," held last month by Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen: It was a bit overcast, not too hot and not too dry. About 250 runners and walkers participated in this benefit for two charities: Jacob's Ladder, a program run by Jewish Family and Children's Service, and the Interfaith Housing Alliance...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Larry Cohan and Joel Schneier may not look like pioneers. After all, they are, respectively, a 52-year-old law partner and a 46-year-old tax accountant. But as practitioners and instructors of yoga, they count among a small contingent of men who've made an entree into this female-dominated form of exercise. Schneier, for example, characterized his classes -- he teaches at various...
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Jino Nakhle, all of 12, recalls the moment with astonishing clarity. Just seven years ago, his father, then a soldier with the South Lebanese Army, broke the news to the family that they had to leave their home immediately -- and forever. It was a simple question of survival. Back in June 2000, Israeli premier Ehud Barak gave the order...
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