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Charles Barkley’s Ties to Jewish Community Strong to This Day

Charles Barkley says he’d never met a Jew until he arrived in Philadelphia in 1984, a naive 21-year-old out of Leeds, Ala., who’d just...
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Star Athletes From All Over U.S. Come to Main Line to Try Out for...

Many high schoolers and their families have driven from afar to suburban Philadelphia so they could try out for the 20th World Maccabiah Games. It...
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From Matzah Balls to Footballs, Two Jewish Brothers Recall Their Journey to the...

At 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds, veteran NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz isn’t just a force of nature, but a product of good ol’ Jewish...
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ESPN’s Adam Caplan an Overnight Sensation 20 Years in the Making

 Adam Caplan knew he had the skills and versatility to make it. He just wasn’t sure how — or worse — if he ever...
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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...