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Announcer’s Olympics Experience Solid Gold

It turned out that covering the women’s game in Rio, something Marc Zumoff has never done before, proved as enjoyable as his regular pursuit as the...
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Jewish Heritage Night at Phillies Not What it Was

Only a mere handful came out on Aug. 29 to Citizens Bank Park to get a free Phillies dreidel, eat delicious kosher food and...
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Josh Pransky Takes Unlikely Road to Job as 2017 USA Maccabi Soccer Coach

Becoming a soccer coach was never supposed to be in the game plan for Wynnewood native Josh Pransky. Becoming a soccer coach was never supposed...
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Team Philadelphia Racks Up Many Medals in Two Locations at 2016 Maccabi Games

Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and Usain Bolt may have been among this year’s most noteworthy Olympians, but the teens representing Team Philadelphia at the...
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Mixed Bag of First-Week Results for Jewish Olympians; Local Coxswain Places Fourth

Sam Ojserkis, the coxswain from Linwood, N.J., was one of just a handful of American Jewish Olympians in Rio de Janiero. After months and years...
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Olympics 2016: 3 Times Israel Was Snubbed in Rio

If Olympic athletes are any sign of their countries’ attitudes, things don’t look too good when it comes to relationships between Israel and its...
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Little Sam Ojserkis Hoping for Big Results in Rio

Sam Ojserkis might be coming home with a medal from Rio for Olympic rowing. Eat. Sleep. Row. That’s been Sam Ojserkis’ life for the last three-and-a-half...
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Kevin Pillar Building Unique Jewish Identity as a Baseball Player

Kevin Pillar, centerfielder of the Toronto Blue Jays, who’s arguably the best of that current select group of major leaguers, said he’s honored to...
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Philadelphia Becoming Sports Proving Ground for Israel

During Memorial Day weekend, Israel’s U-19 lacrosse team faced international competition versus the Philippines, Hungary and Greece in the Philadelphia International Lacrosse Showdown at...
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Hall of Famers Have Even More Special Credentials

The members of the 2016 Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame class may not be household names on a national level, but that doesn’t mean they’re...