Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
If it is said of people that they exercise "religiously," it usually means that they apply a level of fervor to their workouts common to devout believers. In Yaffa Bruckner's "Klee" class, however, the phrase takes on a much more literal translation: It involves an actual combination of physical movements and spirituality. In the women-only class, held Wednesday evenings at...
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A base runner from the Modi'in Miracle dives safely into the bag as part of his team's 9-1 victory over Petach Tikvah Pioneers in the Israel Baseball League's first-ever opening-day game at the Sportek baseball field in Petach Tikvah near Tel Aviv on June 24. Netanya Tigers outfielder Josh Doane (left) from California signs a baseball during opening-day ceremonies.
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Like many women who grew up in the 1980s, Emily Friedman never imagined playing professional sports, mostly because the pro leagues for females were few and far between. She's 23 years old now, and these days, pro options for women have surged, so the college softball standout played her way onto the Philadelphia Force -- an affiliate of National Pro...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
A project that started with the hopes of bringing Olympic women's softball to Israel has ended in disappointment. Organizers of the initiative -- called Ruach Shalom '08 -- hoped to form a team made up mostly of American-Jewish softball players who'd make aliyah, then play in Olympic qualifying games under the Israeli flag. Although the Israeli Softball Association held practices...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
STDD: Score, time, down, distance to the goal. That's Merrill Reese's philosophy when broadcasting a football game. After 29 years as the radio announcer for the Philadelphia Eagles, Reese still sticks to the basics. "A great broadcaster is not a great broadcaster on the strength of his touchdown calls or home run calls. That's all icing on the cake," said...
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