Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After years of practicing his moves and refining his specific technique, Jake Wischnia, 16, should have been eagerly anticipating his first international fencing match, just hours away. Instead, he was panicking. The airline that had taken the Wyncote native all the way to Budapest, Hungary, had also lost his fencing equipment. He was left with nothing: no helmet, no padding,...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As a lone hockey player races toward him moving the puck swiftly from side to side, goalie Eden Nemenoff positions himself in front of the net, ready to make a save. He knows that underneath his blue-and-white Israeli Junior National Hockey Team jersey - complete with a large Star of David on the front - he's just a 16-year-old kid...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When 32-year-old Deena Kastor lined up among the sea of runners outside of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, she felt that her body was in record-breaking condition. "It was my plan going into the race," said the runner, whose race time of one hour, seven minutes and 53 seconds in the Jefferson Hospital Philadelphia Distance Run set a new American...
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David Pine seemed barely able to stay awake, at times resting his eyes or laying his head on his parents' kitchen table while his mother kept urging him to wake up. But his utter exhaustion can be forgiven; it's been a whirlwind summer for the 12-year-old from Newtown. After all, his Council Rock-Newtown baseball squad just returned on Aug. 25...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
The Bernstein brothers - Howard, Mark, Neil and Larry -grew up in a "nurturing Jewish home" in Northeast Philadelphia where Israel was a "focal point." In fact, an $18 check was written to every Jewish organization that asked, and playing sports and being competitive was a way of life, according to Howard Bernstein. Since 2002, he and his brother, Mark,...
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