Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775
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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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A Philadelphia-area rabbi details the trauma and drama in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attack. It wasn't the first close encounter with terror for this Jewish spiritual leader.
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