Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
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The Jewish honorary consul of South Korea in Philadelphia thinks that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is full of bluster.
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Larry Needle writes in his children’s historical fiction book, Homecourt: The True Story of the Best Basketball Team You’ve Never Heard Of , about the SPHAS, a Jewish team that put basketball on the map in Philly.
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When Benny “The Bull” Sinakin, the 5-foot-10, 200-pound teen­age boxer, steps into the ring, he wears gold trunks with a Star of David on the left leg, following in the tradition of renowned Jewish fighter Max Baer.
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With the dedication of a historical marker in Philadelphia, the Jewish professional basketball team known as the SPHAS finds its official place in history.
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Two rabbis who completed the Boston Marathon just before the bombings describe the aftermath and vow not to lose sight of the true spirit of the marathon.
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